Salesforce is bringing change in the platform automation process by transitioning everything to Flow. The two other tools of Salesforce – Workflow Rules and Process Builder – will soon retire completely.
Workflow Rules, Process Builder, and Flow are the three tools that encompass automation functionality on the Salesforce Platform.
Salesforce is now transitioning from Workflow Rules and Process Builder to the more feature-rich Flow functionality.
Jennifer W. Lee concluded in her blog that Flow is the right platform for the future, both for building and cultivating workflows as your business demands change.
Multiple phases will be involved in the transition. Phase one started with the Winter ’23 release, where Workflow Rules could not be created net-new. Further, the ability to create new processes in Process Builder will be disabled with the Summer ’23 release. Workflow Rules and Process Builder will be completely removed in the final phase, and Flow will be used for all platform automation.
Existing Workflow Rules can still be activated, deactivated and edited even after the creation of Workflow Rules is blocked from Winter ’23 release, and it will be the same for Process Builder after Summer ’23 release. For the new automation, one can use Flow.
Workflow Rules & Processes can be converted to Flow with a tool called “Migrate to Flow.” Well, if your business relies heavily on Workflow Rules and Process builders, it is the right time to start using the tool.
Let’s see what the future of Salesforce platform automation will bring for all of us.
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