Process automation has always been one of the biggest strengths of Salesforce implementation. The CRM platform allows users to automate their business processes to save them a good amount of time and effort that would have gone into performing them manually.
Salesforce Flow extends this benefit by allowing users to build complicated business solutions using clicks instead of codes. With the help of the Flow Builder, Salesforce Administrators can perform a range of different automated tasks, from carrying out mass upgrades to turning complicated logic into opportunity conversion.
In simpler words, a Salesforce Flow allows administrators to handle complicated business processes instead of taking the help of Salesforce developers. As it involves facilitating process automation through clicks instead of codes, a Flow is easier for everyone to understand and follow.
When it comes to Flows, Salesforce keeps reinventing itself with every release to improve the functionality, efficacy, accessibility, and reliability of its tools and features. In its Spring 2022 edition, Salesforce introduced a range of different Flow features in the interest of the users.
Here are some of the most noteworthy features added to the Spring ’22 release of Salesforce Flow:
The General Availability Of Auto-layout
In the new release of Salesforce Flow, the feature of auto-layout has become generally available to users. Auto-layout makes the creation of flow and aligning of components easier. In the new release, the elements on the canvas are linked, spaced, and aligned automatically. Moreover, the feature allows the users’ templates to be opened in the auto-layout mode.
Addition Of Flow Trigger Explorer
This is a new tool added to Salesforce Flow in its new release. As compared to the older Flows list, this is a more graphical and dynamic tool that allows users to maintain existing record-triggered flow. The Flow Trigger Explorer displays all flows connected with a specific object. It is also executed when a new record is created, altered, or deleted.
Customized Button Labels
In the Spring ’22 release of Salesforce Flow, users can change the label words for the Next, Pause, Previous, and Finish buttons. It also allows you to give a specific text to different labels in multiple languages.
Creation Of Collection-based Options
The new release allows users to create collection-based options with the help of existing records from a Salesforce flow. This set of options eliminates the need for repeating outputs of the component, action, or element of Get Records.
Adding Field Directories In Flow Screens
The Spring ’22 release of Salesforce Flow allows users to add email, phone, and picklist data to the flow screens on an immediate basis with the help of record areas. For this, the controlling and dependent lost elements need to be in the same window.
Setting Run Orders For Record-triggered Flows
The new release allows users to use trigger order value for deciding if a save flow should be run before or after another save flow having the same Salesforce objects. It also allows users to sequence their processes for guaranteeing consistency while getting rid of complicated flows. This helps them separate automating according to logic owners or groups.
Managing Flows Using Keyboard
The new Salesforce Flow release facilitates the building and changing of flows using their keyboards owing to the new accessibility features. It now allows the screen readers to explain items within a canvas along with their relative locations.
Integrating For-each Loop
Salesforce Flow now allows users to integrate the For-each loop components to the elements residing outside the loop. The Go To connectors can be used for linking every loop to the component outside the concerned loop.
Better Navigation To Auto-layout
The new release of Salesforce Flow helps users examine or alter a preciously-referred flow by accessing subflows directly from the auto-layout panel. It makes accessing a referred flow simple as it involves choosing the subflow component and selecting the option of “Open References Flow.”
Extending The Use Of Terminated Paths
In the Spring ’22 release of Salesforce Flow, the paths within a loop can be terminated in auto-layout. Users can now convert the flow having a closed path within a loop from seamless to auto-layout.
Monitoring Flows Using Browsing Tabs
The new Salesforce Flow version allows users to check their workspace for their flow as the name and version of a flow would already appear in the titles of the browser tabs.
Multi-column Screens Instead Of Two-column Flow Layouts
In the Spring ’22 release of Salesforce Flow, the traditional two-column flow layouts have been replaced by multi-column screens. It allows users to increase their flow screens for using Section components. A Section component facilitates the arrangement of record fields and screen components up to four straight columns on the concerned screens.
Dynamic Screen Components
The new release of Salesforce Flow has made dynamic screen components available for users. They can now reduce the number of windows they need to go through by creating a flowing screen design using robust screen elements adapting to the changes on the concerned screen.
Migration Into Flow Tool
Users can now convert workflow regulations into flows with the help of the Migration into Flow Tool. This feature can be used for converting the flow guidelines into personalized workflows using the workflow builder.
Precise Monitoring Of CPU Time
Salesforce Flow now allows users to monitor, log, and restrict CPU time usage by processes and flows in a precise manner. As the computation time can be tracked precisely now, the flow & processes would fail after carrying out an action, element, and criterion node leading a transaction to exceed the CPU limits.
Monitoring Screen Flow Usage
The new Salesforce Flow release allows users to monitor and analyze the runtime details regarding screen flows with the help of automated reports. This helps them determine how every user uses their screen flow and make necessary changes to improve the same.
These were some of the many new features introduced with the Spring ’22 release of Salesforce Flow. By staying in sync with the changing tech trends and advancements in the industry, Salesforce allows users to make the most of the CRM platform for attaining key organizational objectives.