Metazoa have announced that Metazoa Snapshot now features “Smart Deploy” functionality that automates hundreds of Salesforce org management tasks. The company are developers of the Salesforce ecosystem’s main software toolset for org management.
Metazoa Snapshot is the industry’s most comprehensive toolset for Salesforce org management, optimisation and technical debt removal.
“Salesforce Administrators have a ton of responsibility on their shoulders,” said Metazoa CEO Jennifer Mercer. “In any given day, there are 250 different metadata types they have to analyze to manage a Salesforce org effectively. Technical debt, compliance, optimisation, cleanup, and security are major parts of an administrator’s job. We have made that job easier by completely automating the problem identification and resolution process.”
Metazoa Snapshot is known for its deployment tools and reports. However, these capabilities were somewhat isolated in previous versions of the platform. With the introduction of Smart Deploy, busy administrators can now see problems in a report and then instantly launch deployment tools to resolve the issue. No other org management solution pairs visualisation reports with automated deployment tools.
Smart Deploy for Metazoa Snapshot is a new kind of deployment technology focused on org management. Key updates include:
Field Usage Report Automation
This report analyses selected objects and generates comprehensive information on usage for each field. The number of empty values, distinct values, the field creation and modification dates, and all compliance information is displayed. With Smart Deploy, users can automatically delete or deploy these objects.
Forgotten Assets Report
This report allows users to select dozens of metadata types. To discover which ones are inactive, disconnected, no longer in use, or not properly configured. Smart Deploy lets users delete or deploy assets at the push of a button.
View Profiles and Permission Sets
The View Profiles and Permission Sets interface has powerful tools that enable the bulk editing of profiles and permission sets. Users can edit the permissions for Apex class accesses, Apex page accesses, application visibility, custom metadata, external data sources. In addition to field permissions, flow accesses, layout assignments, object permissions, tab visibility, user permissions and custom permissions. With Smart Deploy, users can instantly deploy these changes.
Snapshot’s Smart Deploy functionality also helps IT leaders to better align DevOps and Salesforce Administrator functions across the entire enterprise.
“DevOps teams tend to focus on the applications they are building or the code writing,” added Metazoa CTO Bill Appleton. “But Salesforce Administrators have a broader responsibility to manage the release cycle, customize the Salesforce CRM product, and implement corporate policies. Snapshot’s new automation helps to bridge the gap between these two different activities.”
Recently, Salesforce announced its latest low-code innovation for the Salesforce Platform — Dynamic Interactions. Salesforce says Dynamic Interactions drastically simplifies the process for building apps with components that communicate with each other, pass data back and forth, and react to user actions.
Enterprise Times: What this means for business?
Salesforce Administrators have loads of day-to-day responsibilities. This includes managing the release cycle, customise the Salesforce CRM product, and implement corporate policies. They often have to look after 250 Metadata Types in order to manage the Org effectively. Administrators focus on the content being deployed rather than the number of deployments. As mentioned, technical debt, compliance, optimisation, cleanup, and security are major parts of an Administrators job. Any development that automates these activities or makes it easier should be welcomed.
The Metazoa Snapshot product has always had a reputation as solid deployment tools. Now with the introduction of Smart Deploy, administrators can see problems in a report. They can then instantly launch deployment tools to resolve the issue. The company says this is game-changing capability because now the visualisation of Org content is directly coupled with deployment tools. This may be a new kind of deployment technology focused on Org Management.