Professional Or Enterprise Salesforce edition

Choosing the right Salesforce edition for your organization is of utmost importance because it can significantly influence your CRM capabilities. This comprehensive guide provides all the necessary information to assist you in making an informed decision.


Professional Edition

The Professional Edition in Salesforce refers to one of the editions available for organizations to utilize the Salesforce CRM platform. This edition offers a comprehensive set of features and functionalities designed to support sales, marketing, and customer service operations. It provides a solid foundation for managing customer relationships, automating sales processes, and improving overall business efficiency. While the Professional Edition may not have all the advanced capabilities of higher-tier editions, it still offers robust tools and customization options suitable for many organizations.

Enterprise Edition

The Enterprise Edition in Salesforce is a higher-tier edition of the Salesforce CRM platform. It is designed to meet the needs of larger organizations with more complex sales, marketing, and customer service operations. This edition offers a wide range of advanced features and functionalities, including advanced automation, customizable workflows, comprehensive reporting and analytics, and integration capabilities with external systems. The Enterprise Edition provides organizations with greater flexibility and scalability, allowing them to effectively manage their customer relationships and drive business growth. It offers an extensive set of tools and resources to streamline processes, enhance collaboration, and improve overall productivity within the organization.

FeatureProfessional Edition (PE)Enterprise Edition (EE)
CustomizationLimited customization, mainly focused on basic customization of fields, page layouts, and workflows and flow.
More extensive customization options include creating custom objects, advanced workflow automation, and building complex business processes using code (Apex, LWC, Visualforce etc.)
Setup/Configuration Limit50 Custom Objects
100 Custom field per object
3 record types
High limit for Validation Rules
FlowJust 5High Limit
Permission Set GroupOnly 10 PS are allowedFlexible, allows more than 10
Custom ProfileOnly 3 Flexible, allows more
ReportingBasic Reporting
with max 50 custom report types
Advance Reporting – Report Formula, Bucket Fields, joined reports etc.
Up to 200 custom report types
External ChannelNoCustomer and Partner can access using Salesforce Digital Site
ScalabilitySuitable for small to mid-sized organizations with simpler CRM requirementsDesigned for larger organizations with more complex sales, marketing, and customer service operation
Integration* No API + No Data loader support + No Apex
* Require a managed package to be installed for any customization
Support all kind of APIs, Integration and tools.

When choosing between the Professional Edition and Enterprise Edition, consider your organization’s size, complexity of CRM requirements, budget, and long-term growth plans. If you want to evolve the business processes continuously and harness the power of integration with other top tools/system, recommendation would be to go with Enterprise.

It’s advisable to consult with Salesforce representatives or experts to assess which edition aligns best with your specific needs. Please feel free to reach out to us to discuss.