Salesforce Lightning Bolt: Create Gen-next Portals At Lightning Speed

Salesforce Lightning Bolt: Create Gen-next Portals At Lightning Speed

Ever since the launch of Community Cloud in the year 2013 it has received overwhelming responses from business ranging from small startups to big enterprises. Customers have completely transformed their businesses by building amazing portals, massive communities and mind-boggling mobile website. These efforts have eventually catered to address various business issues like solving the queries of doubtful customers faster, selling more via channel partners ad giving an exquisite project collaboration platform to the employees.

Community Cloud

Salesforce introduced the new framework Lightning Bolt in the Salesforce Platform that is directed towards accelerating and enhancing any organization’s ability to deploy highly personalized customer experiences and make it available from any device. Lightning Bolt which is built on the last year’s release of the Community Cloud’s Lightning Templates aids various companies for the lucid creation of communities for customers, partners, and employees.

All About The New Salesforce Lightning Bolt

The main aim of Salesforce Lightning Bolt is for faster and better deployment of gen next communities and portals. This new framework will give the companies a jumpstart for creating amazing portals and communities. It caters to creating an awesome customer-facing website with seamless integration with Salesforce CRM with just a few clicks and saving a hell lot of time. Many of the Salesforce leading partners namely Accenture, Deloitte, PwC have already given a hand at developing Lightning Bolt solutions and making the same available at AppExchange.

“The new Lightning Bolt framework enables the experts in our partner ecosystem to create tailored Salesforce Bolt solutions to meet the specific needs of virtually every industry.”
— Mike Micucci- senior vice president and general manager of the Salesforce Community Cloud.

Why is Lightning Bolt simply Awesome?

Power To Build And Deploy Quicker And Better

Lightning Bolt helps you to build branded and mobile optimized portals and myriad communities that are seamlessly integrated with your business process that too lightning fast! It literally gives a jumpstart to the company’s community and portal development activities.

Build Branded And Beautiful

Salesforce Lightning Bolt gives the provision to combine business with social to build both branded and beautiful. Due to the Salesforce platform, Lightning Bolt has the ability to merge critical business logic with the built-in workflow. Lightning Bolt’s drag and drop adds to the ease of its use and lucid customization of every aspect associated with the Lightning Community Builder. It also gives you the provision to add partner built Lightning Components from AppExchange.

Harness The Power From Salesforce Ecosystem

Any developer in the Salesforce ecosystem can very conveniently build industry-specific Bolt solutions like partner relationship management, domain specific portals like patient care portals, B2B e-commerce portals, etc. It also gives you the provision to quickly deploy the prepackaged solutions of the partners that are built with in-depth expertise and industry leading knowledge.

Lighting Bolt Templates

Lightning Bolt is a set of pre-packaged themes by Salesforce and its partners and its customers and it will cater to the various needs of myriad types of audiences and verticals.

Related Post: Lightning Customer Community : The Next-Generation Community Cloud

Salesforce Lightning Bolt

Salesforce Lightning Bolt will definitely make more and more companies willing to customize templates to cater better to the ever constant ‘change’. With a predefined set of templates and themes suited to various aspects of different industries Bolt proves to be a great start point for setting up exclusive and amazing communities. It will definitely save time and thereby a lot of dollars as well, without disrupting the consistent experience.

The Lightning Bolt is available as a part of Community Cloud license, and customers will deploy their creations using the tool and the same will be ready for distribution via AppExchange as early as the beginning of the new year.

Engaging customers has always been an ongoing challenge for companies irrespective of the size of the organization. Salesforce has been working to cater to this aspect ever since and with the launch of Lightning Bolt it is expected to give a super boost to customer engagement via awesome portals, exquisite communities, and awe-inspiring websites.

Grab some more knowledge about Salesforce Lightning here.
Real Time Access To External Data Using Salesforce Lightning Connect
Lightning Out (Beta) – Adding Lightning Components To Any App Made Easy

References: itworld, 7summitsinc, siliconangle., eweek, salesforce.

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Pratyush Kumar

Pratyush Kumar

Co-Founder & Director at Algoworks, Open-Source | Salesforce | ECM
Pratyush is Co-Founder and Director at Algoworks. He is responsible for managing, growing open source technologies team and has spearheaded more than 200 projects in Salesforce CRM alone. He provides consulting and advisory to clients looking for services relating to CRM(Customer Relationship Management) and ECM(Enterprise Content Management). In the past, Pratyush has held consulting roles with various global technology leaders, such as Globallogic & HCL in India. He holds an Engineering graduate degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee.
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