Using Change Sets or ANT? Simplify your Salesforce releases with Gearset

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Salesforce is an incredibly powerful and fast-growing platform. By pioneering the Software as a Service model, it has enabled thousands of businesses to improve their operational efficiency and grow their sales.

Effective as it is, adopting a company-wide platform is not without its challenges. Managing change and avoiding conflict in a system where end users, as well as development teams, are encouraged to edit the production environment requires a planned approach and effective information management. That’s where Gearset can help.

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Releases don’t have to be difficult

As a Salesforce user, Redgate has experienced the all-too-common deployment pain points: understanding the state of your orgs, manually preparing deployment packages, and reporting and change control were frequently a challenge. Last year it decided to turn its expertise to Salesforce. The result was Gearset.

Gearset was designed from the ground up to be a fundamentally better way to manage Salesforce deployments. Unlike Change Sets or ANT, it actually understands the metadata in your organizations, helping you build more successful deployment packages, faster. It enables flexible comparisons of your organizations, analyzes object dependencies, creates validated packages, produces detailed reports, and can even monitor your orgs for changes over time. As a hosted app, it’s available wherever you are, and it’s been designed to help teams of all sizes and experience, from solo admins to large development teams.

Since launching at Dreamforce last year we’ve had a fantastic response from the Salesforce community, and have helped hundreds of teams improve their deployments. But we know there are many Salesforce customers who haven’t yet heard of Gearset and are still struggling with manually deploying Profiles or Permission Sets in their 3am maintenance windows.

To help spread the word that there is a better way to manage Salesforce releases, we’re running a webinar on Wednesday 9th March where we’ll be sharing our insider tips on how to become a deployment expert, how to avoid the common pain points, and the steps to move towards an automated continuous integration release model.

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Find out more in our webinar

If you’re currently using Change Sets or ANT to manage your deployments, register your place on the webinar now and find out how to save your time and your business money with better release management. The webinar will be on Wednesday 9th March 2016 at 4:30pm GMT / 11:30am EST / 8:30am PST.

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