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Difference Between and

Hi all ,

          I want to know what is the exact difference between and ,

          Can any one help me to know about that?



They're effectively the same thing, but is generally used to refer to the CRM functionality (the sales, service and marketing applications) and is generally used to refer to the underlying platform (the database, code, and UI on which all the apps are built).

thanks for your solution , is there any material for this ?? 


Can you refer any notes or links?




Check the below link. 



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i think is a standard appl where we can customize the appl using is standard appl we can develop new apps where as we can customize the predefined functionalities of






both r same but if at all the required standard objects  related to our appl not exists in we  develop our own objects  using


Very good question. I would like to know the answer as well.
I.S.KI.S.K is a platform where you can develop your own application. is Sales(CRM) and Service applications which were developed and running on the Platform.



The developed applications will run on the always as a multitenent architecture method.


Simply you can identify is where you can access and customize your datamodel, bussiness logic and UserInterface. But in case of you can access the sales(CRM) Application with all the developed data model, Business logic and UserInterface. Then you can customize your application funtionality, since it is running on the platform.


Best Regards


Bhushan Mahajan 5Bhushan Mahajan 5

The difference b/w salesforce & is the salesforce is software as a service and the is the application development platform.the is the platform as a service.

Rajkumar RRajkumar R is the actual CRM Software on Cloud with all standard applications for organizations and end users. is same as Setup page for Admins and developers, which allows you to customize the applications, administer your, build new applications using number of tools (create/manage users, create/manage obj, fields, processes, rules, apps...)
Faizan Nusrat 12Faizan Nusrat 12
1. is meant for business users as there is no coding mandatory. Business users can easily create their own websites and it uses a Guest User License.
2 . Public (unauthenticated) sites only which means no Authentication are supported
3 . Custom coding using HTML, CSS, Javascript, No VisualForce, Apex support as of now.
4 . CRM Content objects are not supported. Allows read-only access to some objects through the objects data elements.
5 . Two types of users – Publisher and Contributor. Publisher is a superset of Contributor.
6 . Chatter supported for a contribution of content while chatter is not available on the front end website.
7 .Drag n drop support for CMS. Sites
1 . sites support both authenticated and public websites
2 . Support for custom pages using VF, JS, CSS etc
3 . Main target audience is developers
4 . Access to all objects

Thank You,
I am ABI am AB

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In very short: is SaaS: Software is Service. (you can use the standard apps) is PaaS: Platform as a Service. (you can build your own app)

I hope, this will help you.

according to techtarget ( is owned by Software as a Service (SaaS) vendor, who calls the product a social and mobile app development platform. also owns Heroku, another cloud development platform.
Gabriel LinusGabriel Linus
Hi aroyal, and are both platforms offered by Salesforce, but they differ in terms of their target audience and purpose.a org is focused on application development, while a org is focused on managing customer relationships.
  • A org is primarily designed for developers and businesses that want to build custom applications on the Salesforce platform. It provides access to the Salesforce platform's development tools, such as Apex and Visualforce, and allows developers to create custom objects, fields, and workflows.
  • On the other hand, a org is designed for sales and marketing teams who want to use the Salesforce platform to manage their customer relationships. It provides access to standard Salesforce features such as leads, accounts, opportunities, and campaigns, and allows businesses to manage their sales and marketing processes more efficiently.
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