Collaboration is important in any business environment, but it’s crucial for the success of enterprise-level development teams.
Dev team members not only have to keep the team’s larger goals on track, they also have to continuously work on their own pieces of the deployment. Especially when it comes to Salesforce change deployment, large teams and a lack of communication often lead to poor workflows and process bottlenecks. That’s where ClickDeploy comes in.
ClickDeploy makes it easy for your enterprise’s dev team to deploy new change sets more efficiently, without leaving room for communication breakdown. The platform includes a number of key features and Salesforce tools that encourage a collaborative enterprise workflow.
ClickDeploy Enterprise allows teams to transition toward a streamlined release process with several features aimed at saving time for team members and making workflows smoother.
ClickDeploy streamlines tasks and workflows throughout the change set process with features like clone and reuse. That means team members don’t need to perform manual, repetitive processes for each incoming change set.
ClickDeploy’s intuitive user interface eliminates the need to create complex documentation or to spend time and resources on employee training. Users can complete most processes in just a few clicks.
Changes can be migrated in multiple directions thanks to robust source control integration. Rollbacks are more straightforward, and workgroup teams can grow throughout the project.
The ClickDeploy platform can be tailored to your team’s specific needs. There’s no need to wade through processes that don’t apply to your enterprise, and it’s simple to change up the way ClickDeploy helps you manage processes.
Searching and Filtering
ClickDeploy tools like smart filtering and grouping speed up the workflow. Your team members can almost instantly select any metadata they need to access.
Large, enterprise-level teams need robust collaboration features to support communication throughout the development process. ClickDeploy offers simple collaboration for teams and organizations of any size.
ClickDeploy is a cloud-based platform that requires no installation and is always up-to-date. That means your team can easily work together in real time no matter where they are.
Automated team-building features encourage seamless collaboration, adding clarity and accountability to enterprise workflows. The platform automatically creates a team for each production org, then assigns all the employees who sign in to the same production org to the same team.
Once ClickDeploy establishes teams, it’s easy to collaborate. The platform allows teams to share deployments and orgs without sharing login access, reducing process conflicts and miscommunication.
The platform also comes with a range of tools to simplify your team’s use of Salesforce and streamline the deployment process.
Continuous Integration/Deployment (CI/CD) Automation
Teams can set up full CI/CD capability in just a few clicks. CI integrates, tests, and deploys batches of code to production in small, more frequent intervals. At the same time, team members can safely test different code batches.
ClickDeploy sets CI jobs as incremental builds that limit changes since the last successful build, rather than deploying the whole branch. This process is faster than doing the work manually and it adds protection against problems like overwriting.
Especially during the UAT phase, ClickDeploy’s CI/CD can help simplify and streamline your team’s workload. The platform integrates Continuous Integration (CI) tech with Git, reducing the repetitive, manual steps that are vulnerable to errors. Your team can release features daily or as soon as they are accepted in UAT, speeding up the whole process and reducing team frustration.
Source Control Improvements
With ClickDeploy, your admins and developers move changes from Salesforce sandboxes to a Git repository. It may seem counterintuitive to imagine that a move to Git would streamline the deployment process. After all, Git is notoriously complicated, and using it typically requires a substantial investment in training.
ClickDeploy takes the pain out of Git by adding a clickable interface that your whole enterprise team can use. Your team can accomplish in a few clicks what used to take hours.
ClickDeploy offers a number of improvements to your team’s source control process, including:
- Line-by-line code review that keeps all team members in sync about each change as it progresses
- No “code clobbering” or overwriting — Git automatically catches merge conflicts
- Pinpointing which line of code was changed, by whom, at which point in time, improving team communication
- Backing up metadata incrementally, so you can revert to any previous state or sub-state
ClickDeploy uses Git features to support team discussions and a well-defined code review and approval process.
The inherent nature of Git as a distributed source control system usually leaves processes vulnerable to poor collaboration. Developers typically work locally and then sync their local copy of the repository with the other team member updates. ClickDeploy’s integrated Git collaboration platform empowers teams to create best practices that pave the way for smarter, more agile teamwork.
Project teams benefit when source code is transparent and handled consistently. Requiring full team approval for a change to be pushed to the target org, for example, reinforces Git as the team’s single source of truth. The result is improved accuracy and a reduction of accidental code overwrites.
One-Click Salesforce Deployment
In a given month, an enterprise team can spend hundreds of cumulative hours waiting on Salesforce change sets to upload to your orgs. That’s time that could be spent directly on development.
ClickDeploy’s Salesforce deployment tools are 10 times faster than change sets. The deployment process is simple:
- Use ClickDeploy controls to select and validate changed components
- Click a button to deploy changes to the target org
That’s it. Eliminating time-consuming uploads means deployments start immediately and finish in minutes, not hours. One-click deployments add agility to your enterprise team’s entire process through improved speed, reduced frustration, and increased accuracy.
ClickDeploy Can Improve Your Enterprise Team Collaboration
ClickDeploy Enterprise offers a number of benefits to your development teams, from Salesforce automation to a reliable, single source of truth. Empower your enterprise team to deploy faster with fewer errors and less frustration with ClickDeploy.
Learn more about how ClickDeploy fosters team collaboration and sharing with a free three-week trial.