Our story

The story of our origin and the future of
Salesforce DevOps.

Hi there!

If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you’re like us — spending most of your time on Salesforce DevOps, trying to figure out how to improve your processes.
You might be juggling a lot of different tools to complete your Salesforce DevOps processes.

But have you ever thought about where these "work tools" came from? Why is there so much complexity? Why so much confusion?

Let’s travel back in time.

When Salesforce ventured into the large, enterprise market space, there was a lack of developer tools compared to other ecosystems like Microsoft.

Developers in the space wanted to automate most of the mundane processes, and strive for higher productivity.

They put together what they know best - solutions from other application development platforms along with tools that they already had in-house, and ultimately began using the solutions that they were aware of.

• Git for version control and code management
• Jenkins for deployments
• Selenium for regression testing

All are great tools, but no one had Salesforce in mind while designing them.

These are the issues

The Salesforce platform is different, and the culture and
community of Salesforce is also different.

It is a low-code application development platform. Most of the changes are declarative.
Most of the development was done in the developer sandbox not in IDE
Salesforce is completely cloud-based - other traditional application developments were file-based
Most Salesforce admins don’t have a computer science degree
Many changes are made directly in the production org. Ugh!

Do-it-yourself solutions and solutions using traditional DevOps tools were:

  • Complex
  • Difficult to use
  • Do not grasp the new paradigms
  • Non-innovative

And resulted in downfalls such as:

Partitioning the team, forcing Devs & Admins to use different solutions
Slowing the team down, rather than accelerating its productivity
Zero alignment with Salesforce’s click-not-code approach

That's where Flosum comes in.

We wanted to break away from today’s tools — and build an
innovative solution from the ground up.

So, we started with a clean slate and designed an all-in-one solution from
scratch – so that we don’t have any constraints. We built an innovative
version control solution, native pipelines, and tons of admin tools to help
drive productivity.

We solved all the problems teams face with our out-of-the-box
approach for Salesforce DevOps and beyond.

  • Salesforce DevOps is easier. If you can create an account in Salesforce, you can use Flosum.
  • Salesforce DevOps is faster.Least amount of time taken by any tool to move changes from dev sandbox to production.
  • Salesforce DevOps is less agonizing. Automating processes saves both effort and time.

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