Still Using Salesforce Classic? Here’s Why and How You Should Migrate to Salesforce Lightning ASAP

Man working on laptop that says Customer Relationship Management on the screen.Are you still using Salesforce Classic? No matter how much you like the interface, you should start the process of migrating to Salesforce Lightning as soon as possible. Next month, Salesforce will turn on Lightning Experience on a rolling basis for all organizations with its Winter ’20 release, and, from this release onward, all innovations will be in Lightning Experience.

“The future of the Salesforce user experience and platform is Salesforce Lightning,” the Salesforce Spring ’19 release notes state.

If you haven’t already made the switch from Classic to Lightning, here’s why you should do so now and how you should approach the migration to ensure everything goes well.

Salesforce Lightning vs. Classic: Why Migrate?

As stated earlier, new updates/innovations will only be supported for Lightning, which means you’ll miss out on improvements in the user experience (UX) and new functionalities. That stands to hurt your organization both internally and externally, Canpango – a Stratosphere Networks partner and Salesforce Gold Consulting Partner – warned in a recent webinar.

If you don’t move to the new interface, after the Winter ’20 release (globally available on Oct. 14), the lack of support for updates for Classic could hurt your worker experience (WX) and customer experience (CX), which could, in turn, hurt your bottom line and negatively affect revenue growth for your organization.

Additionally, the lack of support for innovations for Classic going forward foreshadows a complete loss of support for the older interface. Although Salesforce hasn’t confirmed an exact end-of-life date yet, it could occur in the near future/the next couple of years. Subsequently, it makes sense to make the move now, before you miss out on numerous innovations and find yourself in a time crunch when Salesforce announces it’s cutting off all support for Classic.

Lightning also offers considerably more features than Classic. A comparison chart is available from Salesforce here.

How to Make the Move to Lightning as Smooth as Possible

Migrating to a new version of any kind of software can take considerable time and effort. You’ll need to make sure everyone in your organization is on board and trained to use the new version. Salesforce offers a Lightning Experience Transition Assistant.

Guidance from tech experts with in-depth knowledge of Salesforce can help make moving from Classic to Lightning much easier for your business. The Stratosphere Networks sales team can offer free initial advisory services and leverage specialized tools to assist you in assessing opportunities for your organization. Don’t wait any longer to get the most out of your investment in Salesforce: Call 877-599-3999 or email sales@stratospherenetworks.com to discuss migrating to Lightning today.

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