GolfNow provides the easiest way to book tee times at over 9000-plus golf courses around the world. As Director of Salesforce.com Administration at GolfNow, I manage sales and support technology, including Salesforce, Skuid, and several other platforms. I also provide analytics and business intelligence support to the organization.
Given the many hats I wear, I’ve always appreciated how fast I can build Salesforce custom apps with Skuid and the design flexibility it affords. But the latest Skuid release has taken speed and ease to an entirely new level.
Simply put, Skuid Boston provides a stellar user experience. In this post, I’ll share the benefits I’m enjoying with this new release.
The new code editor for Salesforce custom apps makes everything easier.
When editing formulas, a new code completion feature means I don’t have to go searching for data models. Once I start typing in the editor, a drop-down reveals them for me. No need to store models in a text editor for cutting and pasting anymore!
Syntax validation helps prevent typos from breaking my formulas, and the code editor integrates well with the Skuid API, which lets me do even more.
The Boston release also includes built-in documentation, with prompts occurring directly in features.
For someone with a heavy workload and never enough hours in the day, features like these help me better maximize my time and effectiveness.
The Boston release makes life easier for app users.
I’m really excited about the ability to style individual fields with new style variant conditions for fields and tables.
I often need to call attention to certain opportunity stages or flag a record with a date beyond a certain number of days. I can think of many more examples where I’d want to highlight a record in list view, too.
Ultimately, styling individual fields helps me differentiate between information and action in GolfNow’s Salesforce instance. In other words, it helps me tell the user, “This field requires your attention. You must do something with this.” The more clarity and direction I can give our users, the better adoption and data quality will be.
There’s now field styling for modified unsaved changes, too. If someone edits a field without saving, I can flag that field with different text styling options like italics, underlining, etc.
As for required fields, in my experience, simply using “Required” in the field label doesn’t make it stand out enough for users. I can now apply styles to required fields, like adding an asterisk to the left or right. This is how Lightning handles required fields today, and it’s helpful to keep the experience as similar as possible throughout Salesforce apps.
Another thing I appreciate is the ability to do more with table row heights by setting different heights for different values and also determining users’ scrolling behavior.
Salesforce custom app features like these help me display information in the most useful, relevant ways for users. That increases Salesforce adoption in my organization, which makes me a happy camper.
The Skuid Boston release helps me better serve my organization.
As a Salesforce administrator, I have many stakeholders to please, from users to managers to executive sponsors. Some days it feels impossible to serve everyone, but with Skuid I get that much closer. The speed and ease Skuid provides helps me meet users’ needs and delight them, too.
Skuid published a helpful overview page with information like highlights, release notes, a webinar, and more. Check it out to see what’s possible for Salesforce custom apps with the Boston release, or try it yourself by signing up for a free account.