Easily extend and customize your financial system
Before cloud computing and Salesforce Platform, some considered the word “customization” a dirty word. In the packaged or on-premises software world, the word has a well earned reputation for causing a calamity of problems including higher implementation costs, sky-high maintenance costs, long-term reliance on expensive consultants and the inability to upgrade your software. This is the Achilles heel of big ERP systems. Salesforce.com changed all that with the introduction of the Salesforce Platform, the technical underpinnings of FinancialForce applications.
Make changes and additions without programming
The Salesforce Platform development framework was designed so that customers can customize and extend their applications without the limitations of older architectures. FinancialForce.com has taken and built on the same approach, allowing you to extend and customize your financial database with point and click tools and wizards to make it easy to add fields, change picklists, change text and more. In fact, many “customizations” can be performed by business users because these changes are accomplished without programming. For those with extensive customization needs, FinancialForce.com and Salesforce Platform provide robust Application Programming Interfaces (API) that developers can use to build applications in and around FinancialForce Accounting. You can learn more about our API on our developer site.
Regardless of which level of customization your company requires, customizations are automatically upgraded when FinancialForce.com upgrades its applications. This allows you to take on new functionality over the long term when the application is refreshed or “turned on” from the cloud.
- Point and click tools allow you to add and change fields quickly and easily
- Make customizations without programming experience
- Eliminate custom spreadsheets for special applications – put them in the cloud
- Reduce your reliance on expensive IT consultants
- Lower your total cost of ownership