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      5 Reasons You Should Switch to Lightning Communities

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      Dec 01, 2016

      2 minutes read

      According to Salesforce, over 9000 communities have been built using its community cloud, of which half are Lightning based. In addition to being an exceptional user-experience (UX) platform, Lightning communities are also known to be customized, branded and deployed in less time. In this post, we have listed down the top 5 reasons to switch to Lightning communities.

      Lightning Communities

      1. Quick & Easy Launch
        The primary reason to switch to Lightning communities is that it takes significantly less time to create and launch a community. The simple drag-and-drop interface allows admins to create a basic community with little dependency on a developer. Hence, you save time as well as development cost for your community, which adds to the bottom line.
      2. Responsive Experience
        Lightning communities have the right blend of out-of-the-box and customizable components. Salesforce as well as a number of trusted Salesforce partners offer a set of out-of-the-box components, which are responsive. With these out-of-the-box components, no additional coding is required to provide your community users with a seamless experience across all mobile devices.
      3. Reusable Components
        What’s more, the components are reusable; they can be used not only in communities once but on multiple pages. So, it requires a one-time investment to ensure you deliver a branded, responsive and immersive user experience anytime and anywhere!
      4. Lightning Bolt Templates
        Salesforce recently launched the next generation Lightning Bolt framework, wherein developers can utilize Lightning components to build solutions that have pre-built business logic. Customers can thus choose from a variety of out-of-the-box solutions specially built for specific business domains by experienced Salesforce partners.
      5. Lightning AppExchange
        Lightning AppExchange is the Lightning marketplace where you can download Lightning components developed and uploaded by Salesforce partners, without having to develop the required component on your own. Currently, there are more than 157 Lightning ready apps available, which are designed to deliver an unsurpassed user experience, and the number is growing rapidly.Lightning communities, with all these advantages and the all new UX promise higher engagement opportunities and a new level of personalization. If you’re still using an outdated community platform, it’s high time you considered moving to Lightning.

      Need help with switching to Lightning?

      Join the webinar “Salesforce Lightning Communities Demystified” on December 14, 2016, at 10:00 AM PST to learn how to upgrade your community to the Lightning platform.