Salesforce Visualforce Customizes On-Demand Applications

Visualforce Helps Users Create Custom Interfaces on the Force.com Platform

As industry-leading CRM consultants, Tokara Solutions is perfectly positioned to help your organization make the most of its investment in Salesforce, from its major modules like Sales Cloud and Service Cloud to frameworks that help drive its capabilities. Today, we’ll look at how Visualforce can be used within a Salesforce1 solution to add an extra layer of customization to mobile application development.

Using the Salesforce1 platform, users can create custom mobile applications that automate business processes for greater collaboration, flexibility, and accessibility than manual or desktop-controlled systems. Visualforce, its component-based framework, enables developers to take this capability further by creating unique user interfaces featuring wizards, navigation patterns, and data-specific rules that can be hosted natively on the Force.com platform. Tokara Solutions can help your team harness this ability to create dynamic solutions that not only facilitate smoother business transactions, but automate processes for easier team collaboration.

Visualforce page definitions include a tag-based markup language and a server-side controller. The markup language, similar to HTML, defines the page’s user interface components (such as a link) while the controller specifies the action performed when a user interacts with these components (jumping to a new website). Visualforce components can be controlled by standard Salesforce page logic developed in the Force.com platform, or developers can design their own custom logic with a controller class written in Apex code.

Salesforce Visualforce can also be used to create personalized dashboards, help pages, and console components, as well as override standard Salesforce1 page elements including buttons and tabs, in favor of a more specialized design layout. As the markup is ultimately rendered into HTML, Visualforce tags can be used with other Web-based user interface technologies, including standard HTML, JavaScript, Flash, or any other HTML-executable code, greatly expanding design possibilities.

Tune in next week for more on the benefits Visualforce brings Salesforce users with its extreme design flexibility and developer-driven control. In the meantime, you can also find out more about Visualforce and how the Tokara team can help you maximize your investment in CRM technology by visiting the Visualforce Development page of our website, or by downloading the Visualforce Development datasheet on our Resources & Downloads page.

If you’d like to speak with one of our experienced CRM consultants or engineers for greater detail on the performance benefits Salesforce1 users are seeing from Visualforce development, we’d love to speak to you. We encourage you to contact any member of our consulting team at info@tokarasolutions.com, or reach out directly to Tokara’s VP of Business Development, Mark Fillingim, at +1 972-719-0213.

Source:

Salesforce, “Visualforce Developer’s Guide,” http://www.salesforce.com/us/developer/docs/pages/