What if you could build complex business solutions with clicks instead of code? Sounds good, right? There is good news; it is possible to do that today using Flow Builder. Salesforce admins will now have capabilities that rival Salesforce developers, thanks to Salesforce Flow.
Flow offers unmatched capabilities that are easy to execute and work seamlessly with multiple use cases. Compared to its predecessor, Visual Flow, Salesforce Flow has been rebuilt from the ground up, and you can experience significant improvements in the new Flow Builder interface.
Simply put, Flow is an automation tool by Salesforce that enables admins to perform a wide range of tasks such as:
These are just some of the prominent actions you can take using Flow; the complete usability list is much more exhaustive. For example, you can also use Flow to trigger the insertion, update, and deletion of records.
But even after Salesforce announced that the Process Builder will be deprecated and completely taken over by Flow in the near future, some users continue to stick to Workflows or Process Builder.
Salesforce Flow is set to take up the mantle of being the future of Salesforce, thanks to its vast features and functionality. If you are still not clear about the benefits of using Flow and want to learn more about it, taking a look at the limitations of Workflows and Process Builder will help you get a better hold of it.
It is faster than Workflow and has more actions than Workflow apart from outbound messages. However, it also has a few limitations:
Salesforce Flow is evolving rapidly, and with Winter ‘21 Release, users are performing actions previously exclusive for Apex. They can now be scheduled, and you can add triggers to record updates.
Flow gives you the capability to create incredibly complex logic and use it across different Flows without rebuilding them from scratch. Flow can do everything Process Builder or Workflow can do and give you more features to work with.
Since it makes it easier for admins to dive in and assess all the automation logic using a single tool, Flow may become the ultimate tool that rules them all. However, if Salesforce continues down the road of making Flow the ultimate tool, the company needs to evolve it further and incorporate more features to match the offerings from other automation tools.
Salesforce Flow is a powerful automation tool that enables admins to create complex business solutions. Since Flow can be used seamlessly across different use cases, we may continue to receive more updates and advanced features in the following releases.
Many admins admit that learning flows changed the way they looked at Salesforce. For example, Flow allowed them to help their department leaders implement custom logic within a matter of hours without learning Apex.
As wise men say, with great power comes great responsibility. If Salesforce Flow is the future of Salesforce, they need to ensure that the tool receives new features regularly and increases the chances of scaling up for an organization.
What do you think? Is Flow the future of Salesforce? Or are there other tools that can give Flow a run for their money? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
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