A key aspect when deploying any changes to a live salesforce.com environment is ensuring that the changes minimize the disruption to your existing users. This is why it is important to test any changes in a sandbox test environment before exposing them to the real world 'production' users.
With Arxxus Advantage we work towards a continuous program of releases with a monthly deployment cycle which allows continual innovation and improvement of your salesforce.com org. Monthly deployments also provide an incremental way to drive change across your organization while not disrupting your business. With the Advantage program you work towards a monthly plan in which we prioritize, build, test and then deploy:
With salesforce.com Enterprise Edition and higher, you have access to several different sandbox environments which allow you to perform different levels of testing. For example, for any minor enhancements a Developer sandbox is usually sufficient but if testing requires access to the entire data set in production then we would typically require a Full sandbox.
Below is an overview of the salesforce.com sandbox types:
|Developer||Developer Pro||Partial Copy||Full|
|Referesh Interval||1 day||1 day||5 days||29 days|
|Capacity||200 MB||1 GB||5 GB||Same as source|
|Apex & Metadata|
Sample of selected objects
|Sandbox Template Support||-||-|
|History & Chatter Data