Build apps on the Lightning Platform with low-code tools and take your CRM to the next level.

Lightning is the foundation of everything you do to extend and get more value from CRM. And now myLightning tools help everyone do even more to personalize apps and brand your employee experience. All with built-in trust and security from the world’s #1 enterprise cloud platform.

See how anyone can customize apps for any business need.


Personalize and build apps with Lightning App Builder.

Build apps with a rich library of easily configurable components that let you create pages and responsive apps by simply dragging and dropping. You can even add custom themes and branding to make any experience your own.

Drive business productivity with Process Builder and Lightning Flow.

Lightning makes it easy to transform complex processes into apps. Drive productivity for every part of your business with Process Builder’s point-and-click workflow and process tools.

Build custom digital experiences fast with mobile application development tools.

Extend your apps, data, and business processes to your external stakeholders. Integrate CMS content, connect external data, and personalize the experience with CRM data. Deploy fast with an ecosystem of prebuilt themes and components.

Turn spreadsheets into apps with Lightning Object Creator.

Boost productivity by allowing any employee to quickly turn spreadsheets — such as Microsoft Excel, Google Sheets, and Quip Spreadsheets — into modern, cloud-based applications with just a few clicks.

Frequently Asked Questions


What is Salesforce Lightning?

Salesforce Lightning, formerly, is a Platform as a Service (PaaS) product that enables the development and sharing of cloud-based applications and websites. The platform provides tools, infrastructure and codebase for developers to collaborate and create custom apps and websites.

What is the PaaS model of computing?

Platform as a service (PaaS) is a cloud computing model where a third-party company provides hardware and software tools over the internet. Typically the tools simplify application development. It saves developers from having to run and maintain the infrastructure that would otherwise be needed.

Examples of PaaS usage

Businesses and developers use PaaS to build and host applications quickly and efficiently. For example, Seven Trent Water uses apps to alert technicians to problems in their network, while Westfield Shopping Centres has built rich mobile experiences for their retail malls so shoppers can easily find information. See more examples.