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Find out what your peers are saying about Heroku vs. Salesforce Platform and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
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Pros
"Thanks to Heroku, we don't need to do as much direct management in AWS.""It's easy to push a change and to deploy new things.""It is easy to deploy applications, and we don't need to bother about software updates on the server. We don't need to bother about machines, servers, and hardware. We only need to care about the system and functionality that we need or want to develop. They take care of everything else. It provides high availability. It is a pretty good solution that provides everything that we need. It has everything that we need to run our applications. We have many different applications, and we generate three million bills for a company in Brazil. We see more than a billion requests per day in another application. Everything works just fine, and it is very good."

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"We haven't had any issues with stability so far.""I'm not sure what the most valuable aspect of the solution is, but I can say that their finance and auditing systems are quite impressive. You can audit in different invoices right to procurement. It's all quite seamless.""Features they are integrating to the other services.""The most valuable feature is ease of use.""The product is pretty responsive.""The queue management of the solution is its most valuable aspect.""We like that the technology is very agile and flexible in the sense that there's a large partner ecosystem within Salesforce Platform. This enables us to choose from many different partners with different advantages, and all of it can be done in a plug-and-play kind of way.""The solution is very robust and easy to develop in."

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Cons
"They could flesh out some of their analytics a little more.""Heroku doesn't support Docker images on the CI infrastructure.""Their support is good, but they can improve their response time."

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"I would like to have integration with Google.""The solution offers upgrades at a slower pace. The solution needs to keep up with competitors.""They need an easy way of getting details and then adding to it and then being able to do it in a more simplified way""The marketing automation needs improvement.""Better flexibility in editing emails created from templates would be great, and being able to add hyperlinks in emails for scheduling meetings would allow us to automate more.""If you have resellers or distributors, you just need to figure out a way to set up the system in the backend. Since every company is different, it takes a little bit of time to figure that out.""The initial setup is rather complex.""Although the platform is already set up for you, there's a lot of customization that needs to be done, especially for any new component we start using. For whatever solution we wanted, we had to think for ourselves and design it all on our own. And, unfortunately, there were some components that were not really mature in the beginning, like Tableau for example."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"It is an expensive program.""The licensing is per user per month, which we took out a contract on a long time back. It's really an okay price for what solutions are available and for how many features and what kind of functionality you get.""The solution is a bit expensive.""It is expensive. Licensing is on an annual basis.""It is quite expensive. Its developers come at a premium cost, which makes it expensive.""It is expensive.""I have heard that it is fairly priced. It offers ROI.""It is very expensive. Its licensing is on a monthly basis."

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Top Answer: It is easy to deploy applications, and we don't need to bother about software updates on the server. We don't need to bother about machines, servers, and hardware. We only need to care about the… more »
Top Answer: Their support is good, but they can improve their response time.
Top Answer: Our clients use it to deploy the production, development, and staging environments. Its version depends on our clients' needs. Usually, it is a customized system that needs to be scaled.
Top Answer: Our primary goal in the Salesforce App Cloud is to deliver the certificates I personalize based on the information in the company’s system. Visit here: Salesforce Online Training
Top Answer: The pricing is okay and the cost varies depending on your requirements and number of users.
Ranking
10th
out of 31 in PaaS Clouds
Views
3,205
Comparisons
2,763
Reviews
3
Average Words per Review
428
Rating
9.3
3rd
out of 31 in PaaS Clouds
Views
8,110
Comparisons
6,952
Reviews
32
Average Words per Review
502
Rating
8.2
Comparisons
Also Known As
Salesforce1, Force.com, Salesforce App Cloud
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Overview

Established in 2007, Heroku is a cloud application platform providing a streamlined, efficient place for web app developers to create and deploy their applications. Heroku is designed to maximize developer productivity. With the entire web application development process available on the Herokucloud, creating and rolling out web apps has been made more efficient, convenient, and cost-effective than ever before.

The Salesforce1 Platform brings together Force.com, Heroku, and ExactTarget into one family of cloud services all built API first to help deliver apps that connect products, users, and next generation experiences. Designed for scale and speed, it provides a fast way to build apps with open APIs, back-end services, integration tools, starter templates as well as powerful developer environments; there's no limit to what you can build.
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Sample Customers
Facebook, UrbanDictionary, Code for America, Mailchimp, Rapportive, GitHub, TED, and Lyft.
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Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company33%
Comms Service Provider23%
Government4%
Manufacturing Company4%
REVIEWERS
Computer Software Company41%
Non Profit9%
Recreational Facilities/Services Company5%
Energy/Utilities Company5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company34%
Comms Service Provider16%
Government7%
Energy/Utilities Company6%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business85%
Midsize Enterprise5%
Large Enterprise10%
REVIEWERS
Small Business42%
Midsize Enterprise29%
Large Enterprise29%
Find out what your peers are saying about Heroku vs. Salesforce Platform and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
540,884 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Heroku is ranked 10th in PaaS Clouds with 3 reviews while Salesforce Platform is ranked 3rd in PaaS Clouds with 33 reviews. Heroku is rated 9.4, while Salesforce Platform is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Heroku writes "Good pricing, highly scalable, very easy to set up, and allows us to focus on the functionality that we need and takes care of everything else". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Salesforce Platform writes "Makes it easy to keep up with everything, close pending deals, and keep things organized". Heroku is most compared with Microsoft Azure, Amazon Lightsail, Pivotal Cloud Foundry, OpenShift and VMware Tanzu Application Service, whereas Salesforce Platform is most compared with Microsoft Azure, Microsoft PowerApps, Oracle Application Express (APEX), Amazon AWS and AWS Honeycode. See our Heroku vs. Salesforce Platform report.

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