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SFDC: CRM or XRM

Salesforce.com or SFDC, the term seems to be synonymous to CRM systems. Some people know that Salesforce.com is just another CRM tool, while others compare it with other (primitive) CRM systems and argue the statement. But, I believe that keeping all the capabilities of Salesforce.com and force.com platform, SFDC has moved a few steps ahead of CRM and can be called an XRM system (X = Any/Multiple).

By XRM, I mean a system which is just not inside the boundary of CRM but can fulfil/achieve more functionalities as required in Finance, Insurance, and HR etc. All of you, who might have worked on Saleforce.com and especially the force.com platform and played around Apex and VisualForce must have realized the fact that apart from using standard Salesforce objects e.g. Account, Opportunities, Leads etc. (which are integral part of CRM system), we can now create a lot of other custom objects as per our need (Bank Transactions, Payments, Invoice, Invoice line items etc.). Furthermore, with the p…

Development time in SFDC vs. .Net and Java

Well I suppose, it is the most sellable statement in SFDC's list of features/advantages of using SFDC over .Net and Java. Well, having worked on SFDC I believe that there is more to it.SFDC is one of the most innovative platforms and gives us all (almost) what we need to develop enterprise level business applications. With a lot of out-of-the box functionalities and innovative On-demand platform, it is my platform well I suppose it is the most sellable statement in SFDC's list of features/advantages of using SFDC over .Net and Java. Well, having worked on SFDC I believe that there is more to it.SFDC is one of the most innovative platforms and gives us all (almost) what we need to develop enterprise level business applications. With a lot of out-of-the box functionalities and innovative On-demand platform, it is my platform of choice for developing business applications. But, as I mentioned that there are hidden elements in SFDC development.SFDC Configuration:- With Object rela…