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Metazoa Gives Salesforce Admins Power Over Metadata Conflicts with User Stories for Metazoa Snapshot

Posted Nov 17, 2020

Metazoa adds User Stories to its Salesforce org management solution Metazoa Snapshot, giving Salesforce administrators a window into project sprints

Metazoa, developers of the Salesforce ecosystem’s top software toolset for org management, today announced that Metazoa Snapshot will now feature User Stories. With User Stories, Metazoa Snapshot gives Salesforce administrators a window into org sprints, enabling them to manage metadata conflicts without the need for software developers.  

“By adding User Stories to Metazoa Snapshot, we have made our leading org management solution for Salesforce administrators much more powerful,” said Metazoa CEO Jennifer Mercer. “Not only do administrators gain insights into project sprints thanks to detailed reporting and visualization tools, they also become part of the solution for metadata conflicts. These new features enhance Snapshot's org management capabilities with improved collaboration and teamwork automation.” 

Metazoa has developed custom merge and compare algorithms that are specifically designed for Salesforce metadata. This new technology circumvents the need for merging complex XML documents by hand, reduces common errors in the release management process and improves collaboration between Salesforce developers and administrators. This also enables companies to streamline processes with completely native Salesforce release management. 

Notable aspects of Metazoa Snapshot's new capability include:

Sprint Management: 

Product Managers can work with to do lists for simple tasks, Kanban Boards and burndown graphs for team sprints, and Gantt charts for long running projects. These visual interfaces help manage the User Stories assigned to individual contributors, giving flexibility to how each user views their data. 

Creating User Stories: 

Individual contributors can update their User Stories with metadata assets and deployment tasks. Features include overlap awareness, task templates and automated pull requests. Collaborative triggers provide teamwork automation.

Deploying User Stories: 

Metadata conflicts and overlaps between selected User Stories are resolved automatically, and the differences between the source metadata and destination org are then displayed for deployment and release management.

"Our User Story technology was purpose-built to automate the task of comparing and merging Salesforce metadata,” added Bill Appleton, CTO at Metazoa. “This new technology makes User Stories much easier to manage, and less error prone than trying to compare and merge XML by hand. We have replaced manual processes with machine automation.”

Those interested in learning more about Metazoa Snapshot’s User Stories are invited to register for the upcoming Webinar titled, Leveraging Snapshot’s User Stories to manage your Salesforce Org, which will take place on December 1, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. (PST). This informative Webinar will show viewers how they can utilize Snapshot’s User Stories feature-set to manage tasks and resources throughout the application development lifecycle.  

For those interested in utilizing User Story capabilities today, existing customers simply need to upgrade to the Metazoa 3.5 Managed Package in order to begin. New customers can start a 14-day Free trial by downloading Snapshot from the Salesforce AppExchange

Created in 2006, Metazoa Snapshot was the first org management solution designed specifically for Salesforce, and was one of the first App’s offered on the Salesforce AppExchange. Over the years, Metazoa Snapshot has grown into the industry’s most comprehensive toolset for org management, relational data migration, org documentation, technical debt removal, and profile and permission set management. In addition, the same team that created Metazoa Snapshot now offers turn-key services for customers with complex Salesforce needs.

To learn more about Metazoa’s, visit Metazoa.com.