Organizations of all sizes and from varied industries always have a definite bottom line. Cost minimization and profit maximization are their primary goals. In order to achieve this, a part of every organization invests in tools and technologies which helps them in achieving rapid growth.
Salesforce CRM has always been considered as a perfect example of one of those technological investments that companies do to accelerate business growth. Being a multi-tenant environment, Salesforce has set certain limits in its functionalities in order to ensure a consistent Org performance. One such area is ‘Data Storage’.
As we know, Salesforce storage can be categorized into three types including file storage, data storage, and Big Objects. Big Objects is Salesforce’s big data based storage system. In this blog, we are going to discuss regarding Salesforce data storage.
Salesforce data storage is comprised of the data records stored within Standard and Custom Objects. Data storage includes;
Salesforce data storage limits
Data Storage limits for every Contact Manager, Group, Essentials, Professional, Enterprise, Performance, and Unlimited Editions are allocated 10GB for data storage, plus incrementally added user storage. For example, a Professional Edition Org with 10 users receives 10GB of data storage, plus 200 MB, for 10.2 GB of total data storage.
Analyzing your data storage usage
To understand how your primary Salesforce storage space is being consumed, you need to first analyze which objects in your Salesforce Org are occupying the most storage space. To prevent your Salesforce Org hitting the maximum data storage limit, you need to analyze your data storage usage, current data volume, and data retention requirements.
Tips to increase your Salesforce data storage space
There are quite a few options in order to optimize your Salesforce data storage space. Some of the most popular methods are data archiving, backup & purge unwanted data, purchase additional data storage space from Salesforce, application optimization, external data integration, etc. However, after working with multiple Salesforce customers over the past decade, we understood what most of the organizations perform in order to manage their Salesforce data storage.
Option-1: Cleaning up unwanted data manually or automatically
You can clean unwanted data both manually and automatically in order to increase your Salesforce data storage space.
Manually cleaning unwanted data
Automatically cleaning unwanted data
Option-2: Additional storage space purchase from Salesforce
Option-3: Archiving data
To know more, get in touch with our Salesforce storage experts.
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