What does salesforce out of the box mean? I came across this term and couldn't find any documentation. If anyone could explain or suggest any references, it will be helpful.


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    It's just an english expression ... en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Out_of_the_box_feature . you'll however see people using it with slightly different meanings all over the place. Commented Mar 14, 2014 at 8:30
  • @SamuelDeRycke Thanks for the wiki link. The wifi example made it easy to understand that term.
    – MnZ
    Commented Mar 17, 2014 at 6:29

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Salesforce out of the box means the declarative features provided by the Salesforce, where we can develop applications just by using button clicks and without any code e.g. workflow/approval process,reports and dashboards . It mainly has features for linking salesforce with Outlook.


No Code, No Programming. Here is a reference.


"out of the box" (sometimes OOB) means to say just by using only standard objects and configuration without any custom/coding


out of box functionalty means salesforce provide some predefined functinalities (declarative development) firstly we obey the functinalities .if customer wants his own business requirement.then we need to go for customization.

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