Building on PeopleVine vs. Building on Salesforce
The Pain Points of Building on Salesforce
When it comes to buildling on top of an existing platform, there are many factors that need to be taken into consideration. In many cases, you'll find that leading SaaS companies and development platforms will be quite competitive in their offerings, but you'll find that PeopleVine's continued investment in building out the platform tools in its core, stands out from the competition who's left that to their partners to deal with.
The report says Salesforce customers see a lot of hidden costs that could turn them away from renewing their contracts.
According to Forrester, Salesforce continues to assess fees for everything from 15% for setting up a staging environment to increased fees for connecting to thier APIs. This burden of higher costs continues to place a higher cost of ownership for any product built on the Salesforce platform.
They have different user interfaces and customer databases
Salesforce does not provide a single and simple UI to manage your customer experiences, data sets nor a single view of every interaction across sales, marketing and other consumer engagements. This provides a larger challenge for developing your platform on top of Salesforce. You will need to hire developers with experience across all elements in order to get the true view of the customer in your Salesforce based app.
Google it. There have been countless reports of complex integrations, custom development gone wrong and developers who have incorrectly architected apps on top of the Salesforce dev platform. Although success on a platform like Salesforce is possible, it may come at a price and time delay.
Building on PeopleVine, a complete platform
For the past 5 years, PeopleVine has continually invested in building out the toolsets and features in order to create a single platform for every interaction. With these tools in place, we accelerate your development by making key interactions, business logic, reporting, redundancy, security and several additional layers ready without writing a single line of code.
We built the APIs, the Control Panel (to manage/report) and the Portal (to interact with your people)
Companies such as Licentiam (a leading online applications platform serving government and healthcare clients), Ollabout (a unqiue corporate online travel agency who rewards members with cash back on bookings) and others, have selected PeopleVine as their development platform to accelerate their development while lowering implementation and oprational costs. With PeopleVine they are able to leverage core platform competencies to accelerate their feature rollout.
For example, Ollabout was able to leverage PeopleVine's scheduling and loyalty engines in order to provide points everytime a booking is confirmed. This minimized their development time by months, as the capabilities are already part of the PeopleVine Control Panel.
"Salesforce could make sense - but I would never choose it over PV in a million years for a ton of reasons. Mainly it's too big of a machine with too many moving parts and too many updates - not to mention too many data and programmatic layers.
It would be double to triple the cost to develop (on Salesforce) not to mention licensing and support after the fact." - Ken from Thin App
Talk to one of our technical leads to see how PeopleVine can accelerate your development.