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Heroku vs. Salesforce Platform
May 2022
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Pros
"The most valuable feature of Heroku is the continuous integration and applications it provides.""The platform is very Node.js-friendly, which is something that is important to us.""It's easy to push a change and to deploy new things.""Thanks to Heroku, we don't need to do as much direct management in AWS.""It is easy to deploy applications, and we don't need to bother about software updates on the server. We don't need to bother about machines, servers, and hardware. We only need to care about the system and functionality that we need or want to develop. They take care of everything else. It provides high availability. It is a pretty good solution that provides everything that we need. It has everything that we need to run our applications. We have many different applications, and we generate three million bills for a company in Brazil. We see more than a billion requests per day in another application. Everything works just fine, and it is very good."

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"There is very good documentation available and Salesforce offers good communication with its clients. It's very user-friendly and has a system that is easy to learn.""It's an easy platform for salespeople to quickly and efficiently be able to track an opportunity.""The process and the workflows are amazing.""The solution is used to track our customers.""It is a fairly useful and user-friendly tool for salespersons. It is very extensive and flexible. You can customize it for your needs, and you can use whatever you want. I like Salesforce.""The entire solution is very customizable and you are able to add many functionalities.""The stability has been great.""The most valuable features of the Salesforce Platform are the ability to manage customers' data, many report filtering options, and consolidation."

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Cons
"We have to do daily restarts of some processes, which is annoying, and the support for custom CI could be better.""We would like to be notified when something goes wrong in the process. When something is not working, we should get an alert.""Their support is good, but they can improve their response time.""They could flesh out some of their analytics a little more.""Heroku doesn't support Docker images on the CI infrastructure."

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"I have found it takes an exceedingly long time to put opportunities or clients in the system. If I have an opportunity that I need to put in the system it could take approximately 10 minutes. This is a lot of time when you have multiple opportunities to put in. There are other tasks to do that are required by supervisors, such as forecasts. What I have done to save time is I did not input as much detail as I could have because I knew it was going to take me an hour to get five leads in.""Salesforce's mobile app could be better. Also, it could integrate more seamlessly with Gmail.""The biggest challenge we had was the cost and the licensing.""The interface could be more user-friendly and offer more customization.""It could be maybe a bit more user-intuitive.""Salesforce Platform could improve the UI and the responsiveness of their servers. The UI needs to be made user-friendly for all users.""Getting reports in Salesforce is sometimes a little bit difficult. You need to do a lot of things to get detailed reports. This feature can be improved. Its price can also be improved. It is currently expensive.""Better flexibility in editing emails created from templates would be great, and being able to add hyperlinks in emails for scheduling meetings would allow us to automate more."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Its price is very good."
  • "The price of Heroku could be less expensive."
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  • "The licensing is per user per month, which we took out a contract on a long time back. It's really an okay price for what solutions are available and for how many features and what kind of functionality you get."
  • "The solution is a bit expensive."
  • "It is expensive. Licensing is on an annual basis."
  • "It is quite expensive. Its developers come at a premium cost, which makes it expensive."
  • "It is expensive."
  • "I have heard that it is fairly priced. It offers ROI."
  • "It is very expensive. Its licensing is on a monthly basis."
  • "It is expensive."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The platform is very Node.js-friendly, which is something that is important to us.
    Top Answer:I have an issue with the session server in terms of how it can scale, and where I can put my sessions. I know that there are some possibilities but I haven't found a solution for this problem yet. The… more »
    Top Answer:We primarily use Heroku for Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) and to build bots. It is also used for mobile web applications such as Telegram and WhatsApp. The websites are used for a variety of use cases… more »
    Top Answer: I think it depends on your use case. If your organization uses Microsoft Enterprise products, PowerApps will work better in your environment. Similarly, if you have a Salesforce integration in… more »
    Top Answer:Microsoft’s Windows Azure platform is not easy or intuitive to deploy. The difficulty will be impacted by the type of application that you are trying to use the platform to build. Organizations that… more »
    Top Answer:We use this solution to track customer activities, opportunities and contact information.
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    Salesforce1, Force.com, Salesforce App Cloud
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    Overview

    Established in 2007, Heroku is a cloud application platform providing a streamlined, efficient place for web app developers to create and deploy their applications. Heroku is designed to maximize developer productivity. With the entire web application development process available on the Herokucloud, creating and rolling out web apps has been made more efficient, convenient, and cost-effective than ever before.

    The Salesforce1 Platform brings together Force.com, Heroku, and ExactTarget into one family of cloud services all built API first to help deliver apps that connect products, users, and next generation experiences. Designed for scale and speed, it provides a fast way to build apps with open APIs, back-end services, integration tools, starter templates as well as powerful developer environments; there's no limit to what you can build.
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    Sample Customers
    Facebook, UrbanDictionary, Code for America, Mailchimp, Rapportive, GitHub, TED, and Lyft.
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    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company28%
    Comms Service Provider23%
    University6%
    Government6%
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company36%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Healthcare Company7%
    Non Profit7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company31%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Government8%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Company Size
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    Small Business86%
    Midsize Enterprise5%
    Large Enterprise9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise66%
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    Small Business42%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise34%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise70%
    Buyer's Guide
    Heroku vs. Salesforce Platform
    May 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Heroku vs. Salesforce Platform and other solutions. Updated: May 2022.
    610,045 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Heroku is ranked 9th in PaaS Clouds with 5 reviews while Salesforce Platform is ranked 3rd in PaaS Clouds with 46 reviews. Heroku is rated 9.0, while Salesforce Platform is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Heroku writes "Easy to configure and use, easily expandable with a variety of plugins, and helpful technical support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Salesforce Platform writes "Makes it easy to keep up with everything, close pending deals, and keep things organized". Heroku is most compared with Microsoft Azure, Pivotal Cloud Foundry, Amazon Lightsail, Google App Engine and OpenShift, whereas Salesforce Platform is most compared with Microsoft Azure, ServiceNow, Oracle Application Express (APEX), Microsoft PowerApps and Bizagi. See our Heroku vs. Salesforce Platform report.

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