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The never-ending appetite for better and faster ways of managing application delivery has seen interest and investment in Salesforce DevOps hit an all-time high in the last quarter of 2021. At the same time, the demand for salesforce architects is equally on the rise. What Salesforce DevOps trends would we look out for in 2021
2021 was a defining year in the use of Salesforce DevOps. It was taunted as the most efficient way to leverage scarce resources, help teams perform at a high level, and manage the application delivery pipeline more efficiently and faster.
Below we are going to look at Salesforce DevOps trends that are going to shape this year and beyond.
The sudden explosion in venture capital invested in Salesforce DevOps is probably the best hard evidence to show how fast Salesforce DevOps is rapidly expanding. In 2020 alone, more than $38 million of equity investment was made in Salesforce DevOps companies. One year later, more than $275.5 million was invested in Salesforce DevOps companies, the bulk of which was consumed by Copado.
But this is not all. Several other Salesforce DevOps deals also happened in 2021, including mergers and acquisitions like Codescan which got acquired by AutoRABIT, Next Context, and Qentinel got acquired by Copado.
As the year rolls, below are some of the major Salesforce DevOps trends for 2022 that Salesforce app producers, platform owners, admins, architects, and job seekers should watch out for.
Complying with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, also known as the SOX Compliance- a financial fitness law in the USA designed to protect public company investors, is a really complex matter. The reason for this difficulty in complying with this data compliance act is the difficulty in documenting the cybersecurity and stability of IT systems that are handling vital company data.
Most companies go shopping for a Salesforce DevOps solution when they are gearing up for regulatory compliance, and they have a Salesforce org thrown in the mix. Such times find most companies without cloud-native DevOps talent to quickly help craft customized solutions.
As Salesforce DevOps trends continue to emerge, high-performing teams are likely to focus on agile management techniques that are powered by DevOps metrics. DevOps provides a framework for measuring progress whereby a system is audited and then improved upon based on the outcome of the metric readings.
Because useful talent is scarce or expensive to hire, knowing what you want to build and building it effectively matters more. More teams are expected to adopt agile methodologies in 2022, partly because there is enablement by Salesforce DevOps Center, which will feature work item management.
The DevOps Research and Assessment (DORA) standards are going to be introduced more. Into Salesforce Dev OPS products to help manage the platform better.
In 2022 and beyond, we are likely to see more cloud-native benefits like better testing and observability making their way into the Salesforce Dev OPS ecosystem.
As we realize more gains in testing confidence and better governance of application errors will increase. And with better observability and app metrics, app producers can improve app quality and measure usability.
Testing in Salesforce DevOps means all the types of testing that are deployed during development, user acceptance, and deployment. Running test during DevOps has the advantage of eliminating errors and unanticipated changes in the target Salesforce org. These tests can range from unit tests to screen-based tests that guarantee the functionality of the end-to-end system.
Screen-based tests have limited utility as they are notoriously hard to create. This limitation can be eliminated through automation in second-generation testing.
Observability, on the other hand, is defined as the process of instrumenting, emitting, and analyzing row performance data gotten from an application. Instrumenting here refers to the process of installing signaling code invoked during certain events. Once the signaling code is in place, a log entry is emitted, which is then analyzed.
Although Salesforce is already instrumented for systemwide exceptions its higher-level application activity metrics are not currently available.
Currently, Pharos- an independent software vendor, is the most preferred software and platform for managing and observing errors emitted from customer applications.
For observability and metrics, Salesforce is doing a great job with their latest introduction of Performance Assistant and Scale Center, which is still on pilot.
The time is right for SaaS systems like oracle NetSuite, SAP S4/HANA, and Microsoft Dynamics 365 to implement DevOps to yield more capabilities for corporate governance. Opsera and Copado are leading the way in this area with their Salesforce solutions.
As SaaS DevOps emerge, Salesforce DevOps vendors are resorting to using metadata intelligence capabilities so that they can extend DevOps to manage all their search applications.
Salesforce DevOps has a promising future. the combination of agile management regulatory pressures, the SaaS DevOps emergence, and cloud-native influences will set DevOps at the center and front of the Salesforce platform.
More opportunities for the DevOps industry are yielding up given the complexity of the Salesforce platform as more integrations such as Slack and the Salesforce customer 360 data platform continue to emerge.
As we look out for more Salesforce DevOps trends, there is more to be excited about than ever before. And for companies looking to implement Salesforce DevOps or Salesforce integrations, Plumlogix is ready to provide the best teams to help navigate the digital transformation wave and position your company for excellence both now and in the future.