Salesforce Implementation: Technical Requirements & Performance Best Practices
To make your Salesforce implementation the best and most optimized, have in hand this exclusive guide to the technical requirements and performance best practices.
Salesforce assists you to predict whether your network and hardware can offer you an appropriate and productive user experience through this guide. They firmly require testing the actual end-user experience with a configuration similar to what you look to use in production.
Use the same geographic location, hardware, network settings, browser, and expected coexisting users for shared hardware like virtual desktops while testing. The page load times can be seized using Lightening Component Debug More or by appending ?eptVisible=1 to your URL, in Lightening Experience.
Load times are measured in Experienced Page Time (EPT). It measures how long it will take for a page to load for the user to interact meaningfully with it.
Technical Requirements for Lightning Experience
For a speedy and steady experience:
- An Octane 2.0 score of 30,000 or greater
- Network latency of 150 ms or less
- Download speed of 3 Mbps or greater
- At least 8 GB of RAM, with 3 GB available for Salesforce browser tabs
The minimum requirements:
- An Octane 2.0 score of 20,000 or greater
- Network latency of 200 ms or less
- Download speed of 1 Mbps or greater
- At least 5 GB of RAM, with 2 GB available for Salesforce browser tabs
Based on our lab tests, the minimum requirements result in 50% slower page load times and login load times versus the recommended specifications. Users who utilize over 1,000 records/day are more likely to have their browser tab crash when using the minimum requirements due to memory limits.
You can find your Octane 2.0 score, latency, and download speed by running the Salesforce Performance test. To run the test, add speedtest.jsp to your org’s domain.
They recommend running this test on the same hardware, network, physical location, and browser as your users. For virtual environments, such as VDI, run all tests from within that virtual environment.
- Using newer-generation hardware with faster CPUs generates higher Octane 2.0 scores.
- Using the latest version of Salesforce-supported browsers generates higher Octane 2.0 scores.
- IE11 results in low Octane 2.0 scores and much slower page load speeds.
Increase Speed and Performance of Lightning Experience Pages
Network, device, browser, and org configuration issues can all affect your Lightning Experience page performance. Learn best practices and common solutions to speed up your system if you’re experiencing sluggishness or long page-load times.
The most significant factors in forecasting page load times are Octane 2.0 score, network latency, download speed, and the amount of customization on a given page. You can scale your performance by doing the Salesforce Performance Test. To do the test, add speedtest.jsp to your org’s domain.
- Performance Assistant: To make sure that your Salesforce implementation fits your future needs, it’s vital to develop and test your system with scale in mind. Meet Performance Assistant, your central hub of information and resources about scalability and performance testing with Salesforce. Use the step-by-step instructions, articles, and tools to help you architect your system, conduct performance testing, and interpret your results.
- What Is EPT?
Experienced Page Time (EPT) is a performance metric Salesforce uses in Lightning to measure page load time. EPT measures how long it takes for a page to load into a state that a user can meaningfully interact with.
- Measure Performance for Your Salesforce Org
Set up your test org and test client, and accurately measure performance.
- Network Best Practices
Issues within your network or latency between your device and your Salesforce environment can affect load times.
- Device and Browser Best Practices
To improve device and browser performance, you can take some simple steps. Slow load times can result from devices that don’t meet Salesforce’s minimum technical requirements. Also, plug-ins, extensions, and excessive tabs can consume processing power and memory, degrading performance.
- Org Configuration Best Practices
The way your Salesforce org is configured can lead to slow performance.
- Improve Virtual Desktop Environment Performance
Virtual desktop environments sometimes have older processors and are shared by multiple users, potentially resulting in slower page load times. To predict how a virtual desktop performs with Lightning Experience, run performance tests from within the virtual environment.
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