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Plan Your Next Performance Test with Performance Assistant


As an #AwesomeAdmin, you’re responsible for the overall health of your Salesforce implementation. Your users depend on you to ensure that it continues to perform, even with large data volumes and increased throughput. But what happens as your business continues to grow? Do you experience seasonal shifts in demand? Does your team frequently release new automation and code to your users?

If you expect that your system load will more than double in the future, or if you’re already experiencing slow performance, it’s time to conduct a performance test. Securing an approval for a performance test can sometimes take up to two weeks. But with Performance Assistant, you can streamline your submission and get your test plan approved in as little as a single day! This allows you to plan and execute more performance tests and catch more problems before they hit production.

Performance Assistant can help you:

  • Learn the nuances of performance testing on the Salesforce Platform.
  • Generate a test plan and ramp schedule.
  • Request a testing window with all the information needed by Customer Support.

What is Performance Assistant?

Newly available in our Spring ’22 Release, Performance Assistant guides you through the three phases of performance testing: Prepare, Execute, and Analyze and Optimize. The Prepare phase provides guidance and best practices. It’s a must-read if you’re new to performance testing.

Performance Assistant homepage.

In the Execute phase, you can outline your test design and calculate the expected throughput for each of your business scenarios. This will help you understand what to test and at what volumes. You can confirm these assumptions by running a small baseline test.

Execute phase of Performance Assistant.

After you design your test, Performance Assistant provides a test plan and ramp schedule based on your inputs. These details are needed to schedule your test with Salesforce Customer Support.

Example of a test plan from Performance Assistant.

By following your test plan, you can observe your system at each steady state and make note of any anomalies. Visit the Analyze and Optimize phase and learn how to interpret the results.

Get started

For more details on Performance Assistant and how to access it, refer to our release notes. After taking it for a spin, you can help us continue to shape the direction of the product by providing additional feedback about functionality you’re hoping to see. Share your ideas and thoughts with us through our Performance Assistant and Scale Center Feedback survey. And stay tuned to learn more ways we can help you scale for the future!


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