You may have noticed this option has appeared under your settings in your Salesforce instance:
And you probably felt like this:
Clicking this will change the UI to the new Salesforce Lightning Experience. And makes this:
Look like this:
Ain’t it pretty?
However, there are some things to be aware of when switching to Lightning.
- Some features won’t work with Lightning (yet). For example, campaigns and person accounts are not supported at this stage. For a full list click here.
- The URLs in Lightning are different from the URL in Salesforce Classic. So if you are sending alerts from Marketo that contain a link to the SFDC record, these links will no longer work.
- The Lightning UI is really quite different from the classic UI and switching it on requires training of your sales personnel and a proper roll out plan.
- Salesforce themselves warn you that Lightning is still in Beta and there will be some bugs – expect some things to break if you switch it on before it s ready!
When you’ve switched Lightning on and you’ve decided you’re not ready yet, you can switch right back to Salesforce Classic (Classic will be around for a while). However, Lightning will affect most of you eventually so in a series of blogs we’ll help you prepare.