Salesforce introduces a new low-code toolkit to deepen Slack integration
At the recently concluded Salesforce Developers Conference Trailhead DX 2022, Salesforce launched the Salesforce Platform for Slack, a new toolkit for developers to build Slack first automation and apps powered by Salesforce data.
With this low code toolkit, Salesforce enables developers to build custom apps on Slack by pulling data directly from Salesforce thereby connecting people across businesses and empowering them to thrive in this work from anywhere era.
Understanding the immense pressure on developers to contribute to the digital transformation occurring in every industry, Salesforce has rolled in the Salesforce Platform for Slack, which is a core component of Salesforce’s recently expanded automation capabilities.
This platform empowers developers to build Slack apps on the Salesforce platform easily using familiar tools and Apex code without needing any middleware.
Let’s learn about this newly launched toolkit in detail.
How developers can build Slack apps without middleware
Building Slack apps natively on the Salesforce platform is made simpler and easier by ApexSDX for Slack. Now, the developers can write in their familiar coding language with Apex SDX and can automatically generate Block Kit.
Developers can build time-saving Slack apps natively on the Salesforce Platform by
- Bringing any contact to custom Slack UI
- Seamlessly incorporating Slack with metadata and Salesforce data
- Fetching Salesforce records using Apex
- Routing events between Salesforce and Slack
- Creating reusable views- all without any integration or middleware.
Most importantly, all these experiences abide by the Salesforce data security policy providing trust in using conversational apps with authorization and user mapping.
Flow in Slack helps bring automation to Slack conversations
Now, Developers can build Slack-first automation with the help of Salesforce’s new automation capabilities. The Flow in Slack enables developers to create Salesforce automation in Slack leveraging low code capabilities and Salesforce data.
Flow in Slack empowers developers to do the following tasks,
- Convert manual tasks to fully automated processes using low code tools. Say, for instance, creating Slack channels for connecting and collaborating with people or sharing account status updates with teams.
- Developers can build guided automation involving multiple steps in Salesforce and then reuse them in Slack with just a few clicks.
Thus, Flow in Slack, not only helps businesses in connecting cohesively with cross-functional teams but also infuses automation into complex processes orchestrations.
Apex SDX should be available in June 2022 in pilot and generally available in February 2023.
Also, Flow in Slack will be available in beta in June 2022 and will be generally available in October 2022.
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