Compare Lightning Experience and Salesforce Classic

Understanding what you get—and don’t get—in the new interface is a big part of the decision to switch to Lightning Experience. Here are some highlights of how Lightning Experience compares to what you’re used to in Salesforce Classic.
Note

Note

These lists aren’t a complete view of what’s not available in Lightning Experience. You should also read Lightning Experience Considerations to help make your decision.

Salesforce Data

Feature Lightning Experience Salesforce Classic
Accounts, Contacts, Leads,

Opportunities, Price books, Products

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Calendar, Events, Tasks Checkmark icon indicating true Checkmark icon indicating true
Cases (basic support) Checkmark icon indicating true Checkmark icon indicating true
Custom objects Checkmark icon indicating true Checkmark icon indicating true
Chatter feeds, groups, and people Checkmark icon indicating true Checkmark icon indicating true
Salesforce Files Checkmark icon indicating true Checkmark icon indicating true
Other Sales and Service objects Checkmark icon indicating true

Home

Feature Lightning Experience Salesforce Classic
Performance chart Checkmark icon indicating true
Assistant Checkmark icon indicating true
Account Insights Checkmark icon indicating true
Top deals Checkmark icon indicating true
Tasks Checkmark icon indicating true Checkmark icon indicating true
Calendar and events* Checkmark icon indicating true
Feed and publisher Checkmark icon indicating true
Items to approve Checkmark icon indicating true
Customizable dashboards Checkmark icon indicating true
Customizable home page components Checkmark icon indicating true

* The Salesforce calendar and events aren’t displayed on the Home page in Lightning Experience but are available directly from the Lightning Experience navigation menu.

Accounts and Contacts

Feature Lightning Experience Salesforce Classic
Account Insights Checkmark icon indicating true
Activity Timeline Checkmark icon indicating true
Enhanced Notes Checkmark icon indicating true
Integrated email and templates Checkmark icon indicating true Checkmark icon indicating true
Twitter highlights Checkmark icon indicating true Checkmark icon indicating true
Account teams Checkmark icon indicating true
Account and contact hierarchy Checkmark icon indicating true
Person accounts Checkmark icon indicating true

Leads

Feature Lightning Experience Salesforce Classic
Workspace page layout Checkmark icon indicating true
Activity Timeline Checkmark icon indicating true
Sales Path Checkmark icon indicating true
Enhanced Notes Checkmark icon indicating true
Integrated email and templates Checkmark icon indicating true Checkmark icon indicating true
Lead conversion customization via the API Checkmark icon indicating true Checkmark icon indicating true
Find and merge duplicate leads Checkmark icon indicating true
Change lead owner to a queue Checkmark icon indicating true

Opportunities

Feature Lightning Experience Salesforce Classic
Workspace page layout Checkmark icon indicating true
Activity Timeline Checkmark icon indicating true
Sales Path Checkmark icon indicating true
Enhanced Notes Checkmark icon indicating true
Visual pipeline board view Checkmark icon indicating true
Integrated email and templates Checkmark icon indicating true Checkmark icon indicating true
Opportunity splits Checkmark icon indicating true
Opportunity teams Checkmark icon indicating true
Similar opportunities Checkmark icon indicating true

Reports

Feature Lightning Experience Salesforce Classic
Enhanced report charts Checkmark icon indicating true
Hide totals and subgroups from report view Checkmark icon indicating true
Create interactive filters when viewing reports Checkmark icon indicating true
Report Builder Checkmark icon indicating true Checkmark icon indicating true
Bucket fields Checkmark icon indicating true Checkmark icon indicating true
Custom summary formulas Checkmark icon indicating true Checkmark icon indicating true
Joined reports Checkmark icon indicating true
See details of matrix reports Checkmark icon indicating true
Tables, Funnel, Scatter chart types Checkmark icon indicating true
Schedule report refreshes Checkmark icon indicating true

Dashboards

Feature Lightning Experience Salesforce Classic
Display more than 3 columns Checkmark icon indicating true
Dashboard Builder Checkmark icon indicating true Checkmark icon indicating true
Filtered dashboards Checkmark icon indicating true
Dynamic dashboards Checkmark icon indicating true
Schedule dashboard refreshes Checkmark icon indicating true
Post dashboard components to feeds Checkmark icon indicating true

List Views

Feature Lightning Experience Salesforce Classic
Charts Checkmark icon indicating true
Create filters on the fly Checkmark icon indicating true
Sortable columns Checkmark icon indicating true Checkmark icon indicating true
Resizable columns Checkmark icon indicating true
Advanced filter logic Checkmark icon indicating true

Other Features and Products

Feature Lightning Experience Salesforce Classic
Create and edit records Checkmark icon indicating true Checkmark icon indicating true
Inline editing of fields (lists, records) Checkmark icon indicating true
Forecasting Checkmark icon indicating true
Territory Management Checkmark icon indicating true
Salesforce Communities Checkmark icon indicating true
Partner Portals Checkmark icon indicating true
Service Cloud Checkmark icon indicating true
Data.com Checkmark icon indicating true
Work.com Checkmark icon indicating true