Salesforce Functions

History 2019 - 2023

What are Salesforce Functions?

Salesforce Functions are serverless, scalable code blocks in Apex, Java, Python, NodeJS, etc.

What are Salesforce Functions?

Invoked by Apex or low-code tools like Salesforce Flow. They auto-scale, bypassing API limits of off-platform solutions.


Dreamforce 2019

Announced as "Evergreen", a Serverless Functions & Compute for Customer 360 Platform.

Q1 2020

Alpha Release

Limited access for testing and feedback.

Salesforce Functions becomes generally available to all users.

Oct 12, 2021

General Availability

Mar 1, 2022


Run and test Salesforce Functions locally using the Salesforce CLI, no containers required.

Jan 4, 2023

New Regions & Languages

New Regions for Salesforce Functions, Python for Salesforce Functions in Open Beta.

Feb 11, 2023

Buildback Support

Added support for custom build packs, which allows you to use other languages, libraries, and frameworks.

Sept 27, 2023

Retirement Announcement

Salesforce announced the retirement of Salesforce Functions, aka Salesforce Elastic Services.

Oct 31, 2023

End of Sale (EOS)

The last day customers can purchase new Elastic Services subscriptions.

Jan 31, 2024

End of Renewal (EOR)

The last day customers can renew their existing Elastic Services subscriptions.

Jan 31, 2025

End of Life (EOL)

The last day Salesforce Functions will be available in Salesforce orgs.

How to migrate?

From the above migration guide, it involves

Understanding the differences between Salesforce Functions and Heroku apps

Set up Connected Apps

How to migrate?

Update + Deploy Apex classes and triggers for function invocation

Deploy Custom metadata types and objects for function metadata and tracking

How to migrate?

Overall, the migration will require a good understanding of both Salesforce and Heroku platforms and could be a moderate to complex effort, depending on the existing setup.


Abhinav Gupta
Salesforce MVP(8x) & Enthusiast,