More and more businesses are migrating to Salesforce Lightning so that they can leverage the extended capabilities of the update. With this new interface comes the ability to customize the application beyond what was possible in Classic. However, this migration opens the system to significant risk. To reduce the level of risk, businesses need to test their platform to ensure quality.
This calls for a testing solution that works across the IT landscape, whether it’s for testing integrations between Salesforce and SAP, ensuring that Seasonal Updates have not caused customizations to break, or for running end-to-end tests with third-party apps.
While Lightning is designed for ultimate productivity, the underlying infrastructure of the platform is much more complicated than Salesforce Classic. Salesforce Lightning needs to be tested more often. Not only because there are three seasonal releases a year in Lightning – but more customizations and integrations mean more possible points of failure.
While some businesses have fully transitioned to Lightning after the global update in late 2020, many businesses are still operating on a combination of a Classic and Lightning user interface (UI).
Because some businesses are working in this hybrid setup, the solution they use for testing their system needs to work on Classic, Lightning, and integrated platforms like SAP, as well as any other third-party services.
With that in mind, what are the best practices for migrating Salesforce Classic to Lightning?
The software development company, Suyati, detail how to migrate from Classic to Lightning. We’ve outlined a summary below:
Those purchasing Salesforce see it as an off-the-shelf SaaS solution. The expectation is that the system works perfectly and is thoroughly tested by Salesforce. This is not the case.
From heavy customizations and configurations to integrations and apps developed using Apex, there are countless points within the system that open businesses to risk. In the worst-case scenario, undetected bugs can leave entire departments unable to perform their tasks. This becomes much more likely if the system is not regularly tested.
However, testing Salesforce manually is slow and burdensome, and it doesn’t give businesses the full coverage they need.
What’s more, automating testing in Salesforce is notoriously difficult because of its dynamic UI, complex HTML, heavy DOM structure, tables, and grids.
Many avoid automation altogether because they feel it isn’t worth the time, or that it’s just not possible.
But there are solutions available that make testing easier and faster, so businesses can ensure the quality of Salesforce. Enter Leapwork.
“With alternative test automation tools, I still ended up having to program. Leapwork's UI automation and capture functionality are perfect for me as a tester. I can automate even parameterized tests without writing code.” – Prachi Sakar, Test Engineer, JF Hillebrand