Salesforce App Development

Build, Launch, Keep Up-to-Date, Deploy AppExchange Apps with Ascendix

Ascendix is a certified Salesforce AppExchange partner and consultant. Having established this relationship with Salesforce in 2014, we not only build and support our own applications on AppExchange but offer this same service for our clients. Whenever you want to create a new Salesforce app, migrate your existing solutions to Salesforce, or need assistance with upgrading your current AppExchange apps, we are well-positioned to help.

Our AppExchange App Development Services:

  • Salesforce app development
  • Preparing your app for Salesforce Security Review
  • Building new functionality, upgrading, bug fixing of your existing AppExchange apps
  • AppExchange App Listing launch and optimization
  • Smooth deployment of managed packages in Salesforce
  • Migration of your existing products to Salesforce
  • Consulting on becoming an ISV or OEM partner for Salesforce
  • Salesforce app UI/UX design, testing, and code review
  • AppExchange app management & support

What is Salesforce AppExchange?

 
AppExchange is a Salesforce app marketplace where users can install Salesforce apps into their Org to extend its functionality, automate some business processes, and solve their unique challenges. Here you can find apps created by the Salesforce team as well as by Salesforce AppExchange Partners (both ISV and OEM) who make them available for a fee (and sometimes free of charge).

Being a part of a Salesforce infrastructure, this Salesforce app store has become a comprehensive source of technology tools for sales, service, and marketing teams with over 4,000 solutions for various business verticals.

Benefits of AppExchange App Marketplace

 

  • It can be used by app developers and independent software development vendors
  • There can be offered various solutions: from custom flows to professional automation apps
  • No need to create the app from scratch: you can use the source code of the existing free apps on AppExchange and modify it according to your needs
  • AppExchange together with Salesforce provides tons of informative guidelines and training on how to build, refine, and maintain innovative applications

 

What are Salesforce App Development Services?

 

Salesforce AppExchange app development services are performed on the Force.com platform with help of declarative tools, Apex (a propriety Java-like programming language), and Lightning Visualforce (a framework that contains an XML syntax used for generation of HTML).

AppExchange app development services enable companies to convert ideas into full-fledged and secure AppExchange offerings and monetize them. With Ascendix’s expertise in managed package extensions and architecture, you can disrupt your market and take your business to the next level of technology evolution.

How To Create an AppExchange App?

 

Building your app is a multi-step process that includes not only Salesforce application development, but also compliance and security reviews. Our AppExchange consultants will help to pass this process successfully, with minimum time and effort.

To add your app to Salesforce AppExchange, you will need:

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Join the AppExchange Partner Program

To become an AppExchange partner, you’ll need to submit a form on Appexchange.

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Develop your Salesforce custom app

Be ready to provide a documented architecture of the app for the AppExchange team to review.

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Create your app’s documentation / business plan.

You will need to provide your app description, pricing information, technology use cases, and your go-to-market strategy.

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Pass Compliance Process (might take a couple of weeks)

Salesforce’s legal team will review your solution to ensure it does not violate intellectual property rights and meets the highest standard of trust.

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Sign a partnership agreement with Salesforce

If everything is ok, you’ll need to sign an agreement with Salesforce and you can continue working on app development.

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Pass AppExchange Security Review (4-6 weeks)

Salesforce carefully examines all AppExchange apps to make sure they meet strict security requirements and protect customer data. Besides, every time when you update your app, you should expect the new security scan and your code inspection.

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Design and publish your AppExchange listing

We will share with you tips and tricks, if needed we will help you design your AppExchange listing to make the most out of it.

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Learn how to use the License Management Application (LMA)

LMA is the place where you will store information about all your leads, subscribers, and place new orders.

Our Key Salesforce AppExchange App Development Services

AppExchange App Consulting

We assist businesses to build and deploy a complete AppExchange app development roadmap and offer industry-specific AppExchange consulting services. Our Salesforce consultants will help transform an awesome idea in mind into a Salesforce app and empower your users while removing the IT bottleneck. With our AppExchange app consulting, you can stay focused on solving problems and innovation instead of figuring out where to start your app development journey.

AppExchange App Planning

Our Salesforce certified app developers help ISVs right from selecting the app - whether to choose a Force.com native app or a hybrid app - to planning the complete AppExchange app development cycle. Besides that, our Salesforce AppExchange app planning services involve competitive business analysis, business requirements collection, app architecture blueprint and prototype building, and go-to-market strategy creation.

Salesforce AppExchange App Development

We provide the full cycle of end-to-end AppExchange app development services: from UI/ UX design and prototyping to app packaging, custom connector and adapter development, custom Apex code writing, and product migration to Force.com. On top of that, we can optimize your Salesforce app with Lightning Web Components instead of Aura Components to make it more lightweight and deliver exceptional performance.

AppExchange App Testing

Our Salesforce quality assurance engineers will assist you with testing your solution by bringing together the development code, packaging it, and pushing it to the test Orgs. They will cover your code with tests, identify bugs, validate your app for usability, stress load, acceptance, and functionality to deliver high-quality and efficient Salesforce apps. Also, our QA testers will suggest best practices on running app testing after each release.

AppExchange Security Review Assistance

Prior to getting an application published on AppExchange, it should be verified by Salesforce Security Team and pass their strict security review. Our Salesforce consultants will perform an external review and internal audit, and supervise you during the security review procedure.

AppExchange App Management

If you already have a Salesforce app listed or are going to get it listed on AppExchange, we'll help you manage your AppExchange apps enhancing them with more features and routinely bringing in the new releases. Our AppExchange App Management Services involve Salesforce app launch and support, AppExchange listing marketing and support, user training, and creating transparent app management documentation.

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Salesforce App Code Review

Our Salesforce experts will identify flaws, accessive hard-coding or poor coding practices, and vulnerabilities in your existing solution or in the ongoing development process and come up with ways how to fix them. We’ll also create and share the list of secure coding guidelines to apply the best programming practices at every stage of the development, prepare existing apps for code reusability and future-proofing.

Our team of AppExchange app developers, release managers, quality assurance experts, and business analysts will create your individual app development path: from mapping your AppExchange idea to the development environment and app building, packaging, testing, and final release.

 

 

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Salesforce Org and App Security Assessment

Without software security, there is no trust. That’s why our highest priority is your application security as the main factor to gain your customers’ trust. Salesforce has already set high-security standards so you don’t have to create these settings from scratch. All you need is to configure them correctly to pass the Salesforce security review.

Our AppExchange app development team can assess how protected is your Salesforce solution against malicious attacks and data leakage both inside and outside your organization. We’ll conduct a rigorous review of your org’s health, adjust security measurements to align with CRUD (Create/Read/Update/Delete) and FLS (Field Level Security) principles, enable data encryption, create custom baselines to enhance the security of your clients’ sensitive financial or health data.

If you choose to develop your AppExchange app with us, we’ll create safe testing and production environment to ensure the 360-degree defense of your solution.

Do you want to build or optimize your AppExchange App? We need to talk!

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Why AppExchange App Development?

There are three major reasons why companies decide to build Salesforce apps:

Sell to over 150,000 Salesforce Customers

According to Salesforce, 87% of their customers and 95% of the Fortune 100 use at least one AppExchange app. Having an app on AppExchange might become a permanent source of revenue and even your key business. Pair this with the support of the Salesforce team who will do their best to help you succeed.

Gain Competitive Advantages

Influence the buying decision of potential users by integrating your product with Salesforce. Today’s Salesforce users expect your app to be integrated with their CRM platform. Do not let them select your competitor because they have an AppExchange app or built-in Salesforce integration.

Improve User Experience

Improve the user experience of your current users and their product satisfaction. Did you know, that on average salespeople spend 20% of their time using CRM software? Help your users solve their challenges right from Salesforce, where, most likely, they spend much more time than using your product.

Sell to over 150,000 Salesforce Customers

According to Salesforce, 87% of their customers and 95% of the Fortune 100 use at least one AppExchange app. Having an app on AppExchange might become a permanent source of revenue and even your key business. Pair this with the support of the Salesforce team who will do their best to help you succeed.

Gain Competitive Advantages

Influence the buying decision of potential users by integrating your product with Salesforce. Today’s Salesforce users expect your app to be integrated with their CRM platform. Do not let them select your competitor because they have an AppExchange app or built-in Salesforce integration.

Improve User Experience

Improve the user experience of your current users and their product satisfaction. Did you know, that on average salespeople spend 20% of their time using CRM software? Help your users solve their challenges right from Salesforce, where, most likely, they spend much more time than using your product.

Clients Say

Roel Waals
Founder and Head of Product, M |ployee

We needed immediate help with developing a major functionality for our core Salesforce solution. It was necessary to deliver a well-tested solution in the short term. Ascendix developed a custom application within Salesforce managed package using Apex, Flows, and metadata configuration. Despite the urgency and multiple challenges, the team was able to understand the current solution and adjust it in time and within the planned budget. As a project supervisor, I was very satisfied by communication with the team, they were replying rapidly, stand-ups, and other meetings were well-structured and effective.

Zachary F. Weiss
Managing Partner, SAB Capital

We hired Ascendix to help us design a proprietary CRM system built on top of Salesforce. We interviewed many Salesforce/CRM developers and decided to work with Ascendix based on their track record and specific experience working with commercial real estate platforms. They have a fantastic turnkey product for commercial real estate companies, but given our unique needs, we decided to engage them to design a proprietary system that incorporated some of their signature systems such as their mapping app. Everything the team did was impressive. From top-notch communication to product development.

Why Ascendix Technologies?

 

We’ve built AppExchange apps since 2014. AppExchange app development is one of our core activities. We know all of the ins and outs and will help you identify the best app architecture, the right tools, update strategy to create the app your users will love.

We are a certified Salesforce Appexchange partner and have 2 AppExchange apps and support thousands of users daily. These apps have become a commercial success in the real estate industry and are generating a steady revenue stream. In fact, we started our Salesforce partnership by launching an AppExchange app.

Thanks to this, we’ve mastered the Appexchange app development process and learned how to overcome the main challenges at all the stages. Later, we started offering Salesforce app development and consulting services to help other companies comply with high Salesforce standards.

Salesforce Partner ecosystem is very expansive and offers multiple opportunities for you as an AppExchange partner. We will help you build Lightning-ready AppExchange apps and components, add custom features, get apps approved, launch, and maintain them effectively.

Leverage Our US-based and Offshore Teams. We understand that budget matters as well as the quality of the apps you might want to develop. Years ago, we decided to outsource our product development to offshore locations to decrease the costs.

It worked so well so we set up our own office and development center in Ukraine, Eastern Europe. Working with us, you can select multiple engagement models that meet your expectations.

You Can Start Small. We are huge believers in pilot projects. That is the best way to make sure we are a good development match ensuring we can build awesome products together.

Agile Partnership Models. We at Ascendix offer various partnership models to our clients:

  • Our experts will discuss and craft your app release roadmap to equip you for performing all the app launching activities independently
  • You can leverage our Salesforce managed services and engage with our experts at any stage of the development cycle to get comprehensive advice or review
  • Or you can fully delegate the AppExchange app development procedure to us, including app publishing, maintenance, and support.

Our AppExchange Apps

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Some of Our Salesforce App Developers

Artur Ambartsumian, Director of Salesforce Practice

Artur has gone through all steps of the Salesforce career at Ascendix. Having started it 8 years ago as a .Net developer, soon after he took the lead of Salesforce engineering & app development department and became the Salesforce solution architect. Now, Artur is in charge of the Salesforce Practice in our European division.

Eduard Panin, Senior AppExchange App Developer

Eduard is one of our leading AppExchange app development experts with experience in Salesforce, React, Node.js, and Java. He combines his key responsibilities with being a Salesforce master mentor at Ascendix Technologies. During these years, he delivered multiple small- and large-scale solutions being a strong follower of clean code practice.

Phillip Teng, Salesforce Implementation Engineer

Phillip is our Salesforce Implementation Engineer with 5+ experience. During his Salesforce practice, he has assisted our clients with analyzing their digital needs and system requirements for AppExchange app development, successful implementation, and adoption of their solutions.

Denys Modlinskyi, Data Architecture Designer

Denys is our Salesforce Database and Software Engineer with 7+ years of experience. He has successfully performed numerous data-related tasks for our clients' projects like data migration, data integration of various systems, and the development of mappings for CRM entities.

Vitalii Kondratiev, Salesforce Developer

Vitalii is a certified Salesforce Administrator, a Platform App Builder, and Platform Developer I, II. He has helped with the Salesforce app development of diverse solutions both for our and our clients' needs of various complexity.

Artur Ambartsumian, Director of Salesforce Practice

Artur has gone through all steps of the Salesforce career at Ascendix. Having started it 8 years ago as a .Net developer, soon after he took the lead of Salesforce engineering & app development department and became the Salesforce solution architect. Now, Artur is in charge of the Salesforce Practice in our European division.

Eduard Panin, Senior AppExchange App Developer

Eduard is one of our leading AppExchange app development experts with experience in Salesforce, React, Node.js, and Java. He combines his key responsibilities with being a Salesforce master mentor at Ascendix Technologies. During these years, he delivered multiple small- and large-scale solutions being a strong follower of clean code practice.

Phillip Teng, Salesforce Implementation Engineer

Phillip is our Salesforce Implementation Engineer with 5+ experience. During his Salesforce practice, he has assisted our clients with analyzing their digital needs and system requirements for AppExchange app development, successful implementation, and adoption of their solutions.

Denys Modlinskyi, Data Architecture Designer

Denys is our Salesforce Database and Software Engineer with 7+ years of experience. He has successfully performed numerous data-related tasks for our clients' projects like data migration, data integration of various systems, and the development of mappings for CRM entities.

Vitalii Kondratiev, Salesforce Developer

Vitalii is a certified Salesforce Administrator, a Platform App Builder, and Platform Developer I, II. He has helped with the Salesforce app development of diverse solutions both for our and our clients' needs of various complexity.

Artur Ambartsumian

Director of Salesforce Practice

Eduard Panin

Senior Salesforce Solution Engineer and AppExchange App Developer

Denys Modlinskyi

Data Architecture And Management Designer

Phillip Teng

Salesforce Implementation Engineer

Vitalii Kondratiev

Salesforce Developer

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AppExchange App Update & Deployment Strategy

Salesforce has three major software releases a year (Winter, Spring, Summer) with new features and performance improvements that are well documented (usually, it is a 500-600 pages document). Our team rigorously examines all documentation to ensure the uninterrupted work of AppExchange apps we build and support.

Before each Salesforce release, we recommend validating your app adjusting it to meet the changes of Salesforce functionality and User Interface. Salesforce offers you multiple ways to introduce new features, improvements, and fix bugs in your AppExchange apps. Each option has its pros and cons: it might be fully automated or require certain actions from your users.

We will help you select the optimal release strategy for your app. If needed, our AppExchange developers will oversee all updates of your product.

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Salesforce Managed or Unmanaged Packages?

If you are looking to create an AppExchange app with the ability to manage user-based licenses, protect your code, and upgrade it in the future, then a Salesforce managed package is your choice. Using Salesforce managed packages, you protect your intellectual property rights for the Apex code, and only your AppExchange developers can view and edit it.

Our team will help you create managed packages in Salesforce, pass security review, plan upgrade strategies, and more. We can also build Salesforce unmanaged packages for you. But note that you cannot sell them and manage licensing.

Unmanaged packages are used to distribute open-source projects and let anyone access and edit the code. You will not have any control over installed unmanaged packages, and they could not be upgraded.

Salesforce App Integration Guides

 

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AppExchange App Development FAQ

How do I power up my Salesforce org with AppExchange app?

You can enhance the core functionality of your Salesforce instance by integrating one of the thousands of ready-to-install apps available on the Salesforce app store.

If the offered solutions can’t satisfy your business requirements, you can connect the apps, not found on the AppExchange, via a custom connector like Zapier, Workato, or Automate.io or custom coding.

We, at Ascendix, can help you overcome the difficulties with syncing the apps to your Salesforce app: create custom connectors with the help of Salesforce Connect and Force.com, or develop a custom AppExchange app that will be seamlessly integrated with your CRM. Learn more about our Salesforce integration services.

What is a Salesforce partner?

The Salesforce Partner Program gives an extensive collection of resources to build expertise around particular business functions, product domains, and industries. Thanks to them, Salesforce partners can diversify approaches in catering to their customer needs and grow a successful business.

What is an AppExchange partner?

The AppExchange Partner is a member of the AppExchange Partner Program offered by Salesforce. It means that you’ve partnered with Salesforce to use its marketplace app to reach a wider audience, and, in turn, better serve Salesforce user needs.

Can I build a website in Salesforce?

You can create websites with Salesforce tools like Salesforce Sites or Community Builder or build them with custom pages and apps.

How much does it cost to hire an AppExchange app developer?

There are many factors that influence app development pricing, among them are: location of the developer, their seniority level and technical expertise, complexity of the project, and engagement model.

All the available pricing options of AppExchange app development and estimation of your project cost you can get on a FREE individual consultation with our experts. Want to create a killer Salesforce app, get it listed on AppExchange, and know how much will it cost you? Reach out to us!

What other Salesforce services do you provide?

We are a Salesforce consulting company with deep roots in the CRM market space. Thanks to this long journey, we’ve learned first-hand all the CRM challenges and pitfalls inside out, and now we are able to help our clients overcome them, too.

Here are the key Salesforce services we offer:

  • Salesforce health check and audit
  • Salesforce implementation, re-implementation, and recovery
  • Salesforce customization
  • Salesforce configuration and optimization
  • Salesforce integration 
  • Salesforce data migration and syndication
  • Salesforce Classic to Lightning migration 
  • MS Dynamics 365 to Salesforce migration
  • CRM consolidation under Salesforce 
  • CRM concierge service 
  • Salesforce administration and support

Have other challenges or requests not listed above? Contact us and we’ll uncover the full scope of our service offerings together with their pricing.

Trust Your Salesforce Apps to Ascendix AppExchange Developers

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