• Can and How do I send an Outbound Message to Slack?
  • Or an Email Alert to Slack?
  • Or Other Options?

Outbound Message preferred, as I assume this would provide more detailed capability.

Example Business Process: Web-to-Case Case created with Priority 1, needs message sent to higher tier employees. Slack is the alerting tool of choice. Salesforce is the central system. Do not have Workflow (Have Process Builder)

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    Have you seen Slack and Salesforce Integration? It would be tricky with a Professional Edition org without the use of Apex for the callout. – Daniel Ballinger Aug 4 '17 at 1:27
  • Just trying to get it working. – NZ Dev Aug 4 '17 at 1:38
  • I was hoping a Slack webhook would be an option with an outbound message. But not sure how to fire the outbound message in PE without WF. Assuming that is a dead end now. – NZ Dev Aug 4 '17 at 1:42
  • Salesforce have removed Visualforce Actions from Process Builder from Spring 16 – NZ Dev Aug 4 '17 at 4:45

There is the Slack app on the AppExchange. It sounds like you can link a Salesforce object to post to Slack.

The Slack app from the Salesforce AppExchange

  • Link Salesforce records with channels in your Slack workspace
  • Share messages between Slack and Chatter


That might be a good option for a Professional Edition org.

Otherwise, if you did have Apex there are options in Slack and Salesforce Integration.

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  • So Cannot use Outbound Messaging in PE? – NZ Dev Aug 4 '17 at 1:39
  • @NZDev what would receive the custom Outbound Message SOAP request? Do you have another server that could act as an intermediary and relay the messages over to the Slack web hook? – Daniel Ballinger Aug 4 '17 at 1:41
  • Yes I do have that worst case. but want more simple architecture. I was hoping to format the message according to Slack Webhook: Send a JSON string within a parameter of a standard POST request api.slack.com/incoming-webhooks – NZ Dev Aug 4 '17 at 1:49
  • @NZDev All very doable with Apex. But in a professional edition org I think you will need to cobble something together from the available parts. The AppExchange package seems like a good way to get some level of integration. – Daniel Ballinger Aug 4 '17 at 1:54
  • If you want to go hardcore you could make your own app exchange package that would then run in a Professional Edition org. – Daniel Ballinger Aug 4 '17 at 1:55

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