Three Keys to Fast App Development

Unlock new streams of revenue and increase ROI up to 285%.


As an IT leader, you are challenged to do more with fewer resources while maximizing your return on investment. By modernizing existing apps through automation, artificial intelligence (AI), and elastic computing, you can deliver innovative apps to customers faster and also keep your costs low.

Modern architecture patterns and the integration of Heroku with the Salesforce Platform serve as your trusted tools in the journey to app development on Customer 360. This document will guide you to:

  • Meet cost-saving goals by shortening application delivery timelines
  • Increase developer productivity by up to 40%
  • Reduce DevOps expenses by up to 30% without performance issues or downtime
  • Unlock new streams of revenue and increase ROI by up to 285%

Empower your business with efficiency gains of both low-code speed and code scale.

Chapter 1: Deliver Intelligent Business Apps Faster and Cost Effectively

Accelerate your time to value with low-code app development.
The new generation of low-code tools and architecture patterns automates and speeds up the software release process. And if you automate the testing process along the way, you can reduce the hours spent debugging — which optimizes efficiency and speeds time to value. Automation, low-code tools, and modern architecture patterns help everyone win — IT, your company, your customers, and your partners.

Combine low code with elastic scale.

Low-code tools that automate business processes become more powerful when combined with elastic computing and open languages. Salesforce Functions work with Java, Node. js, and Python. You can use your preferred languages to develop solutions that meet customer demand and can scale elastically. And you can use Salesforce Functions in Flow to perform computing intensive operations, such as parsing and generating documents and QR codes, or complex calculations. The elastic scale of Salesforce Functions also prevents your batch jobs from timing out by scaling computing power to the current demands.

Increase productivity and reduce costs with low code and open-source libraries.

Modern application development platforms must combine declarative coding power with programmatic development flexibility. Salesforce Flow lets you create new visual experiences, such as self-service wizards with out-of-the-box components. But that’s not all.

Declarative builders can use on-demand functions inside Salesforce Flow for computing-intensive operations, such as machine learning algorithms, document parsing, and image generation. Functions can process complex and long-running services with elastic scale on the Salesforce Platform, taking advantage of powerful open-source libraries, all within the Salesforce trust boundary.

Deliver the power of Salesforce data across any app.

Heroku, part of the Salesforce Platform, lets you store and leverage customer data for full-cycle CRM management. Heroku is ideal for high-traffic, bespoke customer-facing web and mobile apps and APIs. You can drive actions and insights with Heroku Data Services, Heroku Data for Redis, Heroku Postgres, and Apache Kafka. And Heroku’s single computing platform scales elastically and efficiently with your company’s needs while synchronizing data between Salesforce, Heroku Postgres, and Apache Kafka in a few clicks. It all adds up to personalized customer experiences with up-to-date CRM data.

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