Why do you need to look at AppExchange apps rather than developing your own?

July 10, 2018by Shreshth Tiwari

AppExchange has been allowing Salesforce customers to find, install, use, and review thousands of apps which can add real business value. AppExchange enables you to integrate your app into Salesforce and list it on the AppExchange even if you’re not natively built your app on App Cloud. AppExchange has an increasing number of partner solutions developed on a variety of platforms like Azure, Heroku, Openshift, AWS, and many more.

Today’s enterprises prefer apps which make things easy for them. Different organizations have several requirements and they always need customized applications which can address their specific business needs. Salesforce has been offering top-notch cloud solutions and AppExchange has made it even more robust and personalized. Progressive companies are looking for AppExchange apps, rather than investing time, resource, and money on building their own. Here are 7 reasons, why you should look into AppExchange apps rather than developing your own;

Faster Installation

AppExchange apps take less time to install. A user needs to press the “Get it now” button and follow the wizard. For an error-free installation, you need to go through the post-install instructions and notes carefully.


AppExchange apps, particularly the paid ones are continuously being improved and upgraded by the vendor. If you build your own app, then it will take a significant amount of time to release the upgraded version. Wherein AppExchange, while the vendor would be doing the enhancements without charging anything from its users, your business can easily take advantage of this.


AppExchange apps are thoroughly tested before release as they are being displayed to thousands of Salesforce users. Vendors understand the industry standards and they perform rigorous testing to eliminate bugs and glitches before making the final release on the AppExchange. As a user, you can have an error-free application with a high quality of performance and accessibility.


AppExchange apps are highly secure as each app on the AppExchange needs to go through a security scan and has their code hand validated by security experts. Your data will be within a highly secured environment so that you can concentrate on your core work.


AppExchange apps are highly scalable and it will blend into your future business usage. At the same time, if you build an app, initially it will serve the purpose, but with increasing business needs you may go beyond an Apex limit and the app might stop functioning properly.


In case of AppExchange apps, you will get the support from the AppExchange vendor. Unlike in-house app development, you don’t have to rely much on your developer forever. Before installing an app, do check the listing details as different vendors offer different levels of support. One of the biggest advantages of AppExchange apps are, these are properly documented and you can follow the app documents in case of an issue.

Includes Best Practices

AppExchange apps follow best development practices. The vendors make sure their apps function with the highest standards within their target market. Usually, vendors include workflows and pre-built reports and dashboards to facilitate the use of these best practices. As a user, you can rely on these applications and can manage your business smoothly.

CEPTES has been one of the most preferred AppExchange vendors when it comes to offering enterprise applications. Our Applications are unique and address specific business challenges. We have currently three applications DataArchiva, XfilesPro and Encryptik listed on AppExchange. All these applications are highly scalable, secure and reliable. While these apps can be customized as per your needs, integrate with other apps and easily produce reports and dashboards that provide the metrics and solutions that your business needs to thrive.