Salesforce architect diagrams
Elements.cloud is a full enterprise architecture platform, enabling customers to build more reliable and scalable solutions through better upfront architecture design.
Through a strategic partnership with Salesforce, Elements support the Salesforce Diagrams standard.
Elements architect diagrams
More than a pretty picture
Elements is an enterprise platform that helps Salesforce architects and their stakeholders plan, collaborate and deliver Salesforce more effectively. At the heart of this process are Salesforce Diagrams, which cover key areas such as Capability Diagrams, Systems Landscape Diagrams and ERDs.
Salesforce Diagrams in Elements are collaborative and connected artifacts. They are more than siloed diagrams. They have drill downs, attachments and version control enabling them to cover a wide scope and evolve as business needs change.
Elements is an enterprise architecture application. It manages access controls, versioning, collaboration, and the linkages between artifacts.
Extending the Salesforce notation
Elements collaboration and connection features make the Salesforce Diagrams notation far more powerful – use drag-and-drop features for connecting diagrams directly to the Salesforce metadata dictionary.
All the existing Salesforce templates are available in Elements. And every new template developed by Salesforce will be available first in Elements.
Everything in one place
Connect everything together: Architecture diagrams. Process maps. Brainstorm canvases. Requirements. User Stories. Metadata dictionaries. Documentation.
Everything in one place
Salesforce Diagrams in Elements are connected to the other business analysis artifacts in your Salesforce org:
- Architecture diagrams
- Process maps
- Brainstorm canvases
- User stories
- Metadata dictionaries
Connect existing artifacts
You may already have drawn diagrams using tools like Google Slides, Powerpoint, Lucidchart, or Miro in isolation. Elements brings everything together in one place, synchronized to your Salesforce org, and always up-to-date.
Building on Well-Architected
Extending the Salesforce diagrams standard
Elements is an enterprise application that has opened opportunities to make the current standard more powerful. Such as the dynamic header that is hidden when not needed. Or the ERD data objects automatically linking to the object in the metadata dictionary when resources are added. Or version control managed to down the four levels.
The power of connections
An enterprise application not just a drawing tool
Well-Architected solutions require rigorous business analysis, from wish lists to a complete user story passed to the DevOps environment. Elements are with you every step of the way.
Use Elements to capture and manage feedback, business requirements, process maps, architect diagrams, user stories, metadata dictionaries with impact and dependency analysis, user stories, and releases.
Time is wasted, and the potential for miscommunication and, therefore, risk is increased by using tools to draw pretty diagrams that need to be integrated into the implementation process.
Frequently asked questions
Where do you find out more about Salesforce Well-Architected?
architect.salesforce.com offers a wealth of resources, including documentation on diagram notation which can be found here.
What is an Entity Relationship Diagram (ERD) diagram?
An Entity Relationship Diagram (ERD) is a graphical representation of the relationships between entities in a database or system. It is a useful tool for designing and visualizing the structure of a system, and for communicating the design to stakeholders.
Does an architect need enterprise architecture app or a drawing tool?
The architecture diagrams are living documents. They need to be managed, support collaboration and have version control. They are also connected to other artifacts. That can only be achieved (without a considerable admin overhead) with an enterprise architecture tool.
Is this relevant to just Certified Technical Architects?
Certified Technical Architect is the highest level of certification. But there are different types of architect who all need a tool for documentation; solution architects, functional architects, data architects, technical architects.
Can I trial Elements?
Yes. Talk to us.