Solunus: Raising the DevOps Bar in the SalesForce Community

Banu Ramamurthy, CTO

In the ever-evolving software development landscape, Solunus, a prestigious Salesforce Gold partner, has emerged as a game-changer in the world of Salesforce DevOps. The firm has rapidly become a key driving force in how businesses create and launch software by revolutionizing the industry with automation, cloud-based solutions, and continuous integration and delivery.

The company offers Salesforce DevOps solutions that enable clients to scale their businesses and deliver value to end customers. Solunus does this by reducing the time from when a user requests a feature to the time it is implemented in production. Solunus customizes strategies to cater to its clients' unique requirements. The firm houses a team of seasoned experts and cutting-edge technological prowess, enabling businesses to maximize their Salesforce investment potential and meet their dynamic needs.

The thriving firm was brought to life by visionary CEO Sudhakar Pennam, who established Cigniti Technologies, the world's third-largest independent software testing services company. Under his leadership, Solunus continues to excel in providing innovative Salesforce DevOps solutions for clients in various industries.

"We help our clients see that Salesforce is not just a tech initiative but is a foundational element for IT to be more responsive to their business partners," Banu Ramamurthy, CTO of Solunus. This understanding is the first step towards an outcome-driven DevOps strategy.
Despite the undeniable importance of DevOps, many businesses hesitate to adopt it due to an "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" mindset. Solunus tackles this challenge head-on by taking on a consultative role, immersing itself in each project and supporting clients throughout their journey.

In today's highly competitive market, businesses face immense pressure to quantify and optimize their spending. Solunus excels at demonstrating the potential benefits of investing in DevOps in a concise and business-focused manner, helping clients make informed decisions for long-term success.

Solunus enables its customers to achieve maximum results by illustrating how DevOps can quickly lead to tangible gains, such as improved data quality, revenue recognition, and agility. This approach highlights the potential benefits of the investment in a language that resonates with stakeholders.

The firm also strives to bridge the tech talent gap in the DevOps community. Due to the low-code nature of the platform, traditional Salesforce developers may not be well-versed in the tools and processes that support Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment. To address this, Solunus invests heavily in training its employees on the best practices surrounding DevOps, enabling them to manage projects proactively and quickly identify issues during development processes.

Solunus acknowledges the challenges associated with writing automated test cases for UI-related changes in Salesforce, mainly due to complexities in the underlying technology. The Salesforce community commonly uses a programming language called Apex, which is more straightforward to write, test, and code.
However, user interface changes can be more complicated. In response, Solunus partners with its sister company, Kairos that invested in its IP to develop an AI-powered test automation platform, providing a seamless user interface to create, manage, execute, and report on tests.

We help our clients see that Salesforce is not just a tech initiative but is a foundational element for IT to be more responsive to their business partners

The firm goes beyond offering one-sizefits- all solutions by focusing on crafting personalized DevOps strategies that align seamlessly with each customer's environment. Solunus creates distinct workflows for each client, enabling them to realize value from their DevOps investment.

Solunus has collaborated with numerous companies to help them achieve efficiency in the DevOps environment. In one case, a client challenges managing multiple workstreams of development. Traceability was also an issue as developers could not keep track of what changes are in which sandbox. There business partners wanted more transparency as to when their feature requests will be available. Since the client was using Azure, the firm used Azure Repository to version control the Salesforce metadata. The firm also implemented branching strategies to resolve issues and automate deployments. Consequently, the client gained transparency and streamlined its development process.

Every engineer at Solunus holds a Salesforce certification, ensuring top-tier expertise. They are skilled professionals, effective communicators, and proponents of an "outcome based approach." This exceptional blend of talent is why Solunus consistently delivers superior and reliable solutions to its clients and is poised to continue raising the bar.