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Notes on Salesforce.com’s AppExchange Certification Process


David Cummings on Startups

Continuing with yesterday’s post on Getting the Most out of Salesforce.com’s Dreamforce ’13 Conference, there’s another Salesforce.com topic that I’ve received a number of questions about over the years: the AppExchangeCertification process. Salesforce.com takes their marketplace very seriously with a heavy focus on security and value. Most companies go through the process of getting on the AppExchange to have the social proof and marketing of an approved Salesforce.com product as well to gain access to Professional edition customers (without certification, apps can’t access Salesforce.com data unless the Salesforce.com account is Enterprise edition or pays extra for API access).

Here are a few notes on Salesforce.com’s AppExchange certification process:

  • Plan on it taking 3-4 months, so if it’s on the horizon, but isn’t immediate, go ahead and start it now
  • Run the app through several security testing programs, especially ones for cross-site scripting and SQL injection
  • Justify the value…

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