- Describe Salesforce.com and customer relationship management (CRM).
- Describe the basic functionality of the Sales Cloud and Service Cloud.
- Describe what editions Salesforce.com offers.
- Explain the concepts of cloud computing, multi-tenancy, and software-as-a-service (SaaS).
- Explain the different user interfaces available within Salesforce.com.
- Explain how to switch between Salesforce Lightning Experience and Salesforce Classic.
- Explain the difference between a field, object, tab, and record.
- Describe the following terms: application, page layout, list view.
- Describe the difference between data and metadata.
- Describe how to navigate the setup menu in Salesforce.com.
- Describe how to navigate to your personal settings in Salesforce.
- Describe the difference between standard and custom components.
- Describe the difference between production and sandbox environments.
- Describe the difference between a Salesforce environment, organization, instance, and pod.
- Describe where to monitor Salesforce.com system status.
- Describe options to get involved in the Salesforce Community.
- Explain how Salesforce provides new releases to their platform.
- Describe options for storing Salesforce.com credentials.
- Describe how to manage multiple concurrent sessions to Salesforce.com
- Learn the behind the scenes story of Salesforce.com origins and success.
- Overview – Module Checkpoint
Editions and Pricing
Article Must Medium Salesforce.com
This sales page outlines the editions available from Salesforce as well as a feature comparison between editions.
Objectives for this Resource:
The edition of Salesforce largely determines the price as well as functionality offered.
Generally speaking, Enterprise and above is generally considered “full-featured”, while editions below Enterprise (e.g. Professional) have historically had noteworthy limitations.
Developer Edition most closely resembles Enterprise Edition in terms of functionality.
Note that you can typically upgrade editions (e.g. change from Professional to Enterprise), but downgrading is not possible.
Take note of the differences between Professional and Enterprise.