Copado Introduces Summer 19 Release
May 22, 2019

Copado announced its Summer 19 release, one of the largest releases in Copado's history, with more than 640 user stories and embedded DevOps best practices built natively on the Salesforce platform and the Salesforce Lightning UX.

These features enable enterprises to develop and deliver Salesforce features to end customers faster than ever before, creating substantial time to market advantages over their competition and responding faster to changing customer requirements.

Expanding the functionality of its enterprise platform, the Summer 19 release is centered on three DevOps challenges: teamwork, transparency and trust. Summer 19 emphasizes the collaboration and best practices necessary to harness all the work of Salesforce administrators, developers, and architects as they build and release apps on the platform. Administrators can interact in a productive and collaborative way with developers and architects to effectively orchestrate the end-to-end development and delivery process. Copado is tdesigned to harness the power of the full delivery team to enable a continuous pipeline of innovation from the Salesforce platform directly to the end customer.

Copado's latest release allows businesses to rapidly deploy and update Salesforce applications with pre-built, native capabilities integrated across the DevOps cycle. Teams can collaborate across the release phases and enterprises to quickly scale through continuous integration, testing and delivery. As a result, application onboarding is reduced from months to days.

Summer 19 improves the overall design and usability of Copado's platform by making it easier for all users to quickly find, access, navigate and use DevOps within their Salesforce implementation:

Key features of Copado's Summer 19 release include:

- New Innovation Pipelines for managing Salesforce continuous delivery

- The most complete support for Salesforce DX on the market

- Intuitive interface that enables administrators and developers to take advantage of scratch orgs

- New support for dependency APIs without Git or a Command Line Interface

- User story based value pipelines that align business planning and goals with IT execution

- New Compliance Hub and role-based DevOps workflows that give release managers end-to-end control of the release process by defining the Salesforce pipeline and quality gates early in the development lifecycle

- Tighter integration with existing tools in the enterprise DevOps environment, as well as new integrations with CodeScan and TeamCity CI

"Copado is a must-have for Salesforce delivery teams who want to move at the speed of transformation," said Ted Elliott, CEO of Copado. "Summer 19 helps create a trusted, transparent and team-centric DevOps culture within enterprises. For customers who want to accelerate their Salesforce deployments, Copado offers the fastest path to continuous innovation and this release is yet another step toward our mission to continue building the industry's best native DevOps platform for Salesforce."

To realize the full value of their Salesforce DevOps and the Summer 19 release, Copado introduced a new Pathfinder Success Methodology and program. The program includes a new customer community, expert services accelerators, and an online DevOps academy specifically tailored to Salesforce DevOps and designed to get customers up and running in as little as three weeks.

Copado's methodology identifies five levels of DevOps maturity to help every company understand what steps are required to accelerate its DevOps journey. Customers using Copado have reduced build and deployment cycle times by up to 50 percent, experienced near-zero environment issues, and significantly improved quality for their Salesforce releases. Additionally, Copado announced new simplified Pathfinder pricing.

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