One of the most exciting features of Salesforce’s Winter ‘16 release was the launch of the Lightning Experience. At the time, Salesforce described it as the most significant update to the desktop interface in its 16-year history. A fresh, modern look & feel that unifies and improves the user experience across multiple platforms. BrightGen was an official Lightning-ready Salesforce Partner from the start.
We prioritised helping customers to be Lightning-ready too. From the start, we helped customers understand how the new user interface worked. We advised them on how best to administer it and on which users would benefit most from switching to Lightning.
The Lightning Experience uses the Lightning Components framework and this is the mechanism for extending the user interface. BrightGen is a Lightning Component specialist, having been one of the first partners to launch a component on the Component Exchange (SignatureCapture). We built the mobile front-end to our BrightMEDIA product entirely in Lightning Components, as showcased at Dreamforce.
Lightning-ready accreditation was not something that partners received by default. To achieve this, our consultants had to earn a number of user, administrator and developer Trailhead badges. We not only met the Salesforce targets for the accredited headcount – we exceeded the targets.