Benefits of Using a Partner Development Org and Demo Environment

There are several benefits to leveraging a partner development org versus an individual developer org. They include a higher API call limit, more storage, and a greater number of licenses available for your team. Check out the charts below to understand the difference in capabilities and number of licenses available between the individual and partner developer orgs.

In addition to development orgs, partners will need to leverage a demo environment for testing their solution, and customer demos. There are four different types of demo environment editions to choose from:

  • 1. Enterprise/Platform Edition
  • 2. Professional Edition
  • 3. Group Edition
  • 4. Consultng Partner Edition

Review the comparison charts on the second half of this page to understand which one best fits your needs.

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Partner Developer Org vs Individual Developer Org: Key Attributes
Compare the key benefits you receive with a Partner Developer Edition Org versus an Individual Developer Edition Org

Individual Developer Edition Org Partner Developer Edition Org (Super-sized DE org)
Purpose Initial Development, Prototyping Application development, Initial testing
Price Free Free for ISVs and Consulting Partners
Sign-up Developer Site > Environment Hub >
Sandbox Orgs Not available 0
Storage 20 MB 250 MB
API Call Limit (per 24 hours) 15,000 50,000
Expires After 1 year of inactivity After 1 year of inactivity
Edition Upgrade Spin up a Partner Developer Org via Environment Hub Not applicable
Feature/license/limit requests Not possible Submit this case
Supports Managed Beta Testing Yes Yes

Partner Developer Org vs Individual Developer Org: License Comparison
Compare the user licenses available in a Partner Developer Edition Org vs an Individual Developer Edition Org

User License Type Individual Developer Edition Org Partner Developer Edition Org (Super-sized DE org)
Analytics Cloud Integration User 0 2
Chatter External 500 500
Chatter Free 5,000 5,000
Chatter Only 0 20
Customer Community 5 20
Customer Community Login 5 200
Customer Community Plus 5 20
Customer Community Plus Login 5 200
Guest User License 0 1
Partner App Subscription 2 0
Partner Community 5 20
Partner Community Login 5 200
Salesforce 2 20
Salesforce Platform 3 20

Partner Developer Org vs Individual Developer Org: Feature and Permission Set License Comparison‌
Compare the feature and permission set licenses available in a Partner Developer Edition Org versus and an Individual Partner Developer Edition Org

License Type License Name Individual Developer Edition Partner Developer Edition (Super-sized DE org)
Feature Chatter Answers User 30 20
Feature Community 5 10
Feature Data.com User 2 20
Feature Force.com Flow User 3 20
Feature Knowledge User 2 20
Feature IoT Explorer 0 1 (org-level permission)
Feature Live Agent User 2 Request Live Agent license >
Feature Marketing User 2 20
Feature Offline User 2 20
Feature Salesforce CRM Content User 5 20
Feature Service Cloud User 2 Request Service Cloud license >
Feature Site.com Contributor User 1 2
Feature Site.com Publisher User 2 2
Feature Work.com User 5 20
Feature (Legacy) Apex Mobile User 2 0
Permission Set Analytics Cloud Builder 0 20
Permission Set Analytics Cloud Explorer 0 20
Permission Set Identity Connect 10 20
Permission Set Lightning Sales Console 2 20
Permission Set Lightning Service Console 2 20
Permission Set Orders Platform 2 20
Permission Set Sales Wave App 0 0
Permission Set Work.com Rewards 0 20

Partner Demo Environment: Attribute Comparison by Edition Type
Compare demo environment edition types by their key attributes

Enterprise/Platform Edition Professional Edition Group Edition Consulting Partner Edition
Purpose Used to test/demo AppExchange solutions Used to test/demo AppExchange solutions Used to test/demo AppExchange solutions Fully loaded Enterprise Edition Org used for demonstrating the Social Enterprise. It includes Chatter Plus, Knowledge, Visual Workflow, Service Cloud Console, Site.com, Live Agent, and Chatter Answers
Price Free for ISVs and Consulting Partners Free for ISVs and Consulting Partners Free for ISVs and Consulting Partners Free for ISVs and Consulting Partners
Sign up process Environment Hub Environment Hub Environment Hub Environment Hub
Sandbox Orgs 25 Developer sandboxes 20 Developer sandboxes Not Available 25 Developer sandboxes
Storage 10 GB* 10 GB* 10 GB* 10 GB*
API Call Limit (per 24 hours) 35,000 16,000 20,000 50,000
Expires Expires after 1 year, unless extension requested > Expires after 1 year, unless extension requested > Expires after 1 year, unless extension requested > Expires after 1 year, unless extension requested >
Upgrade Submit case to upgrade > Submit case to upgrade > Submit case to upgrade > Submit case to upgrade >
Supports Managed Beta Testing Yes Yes Yes No
Platform Encryption is enabled for encryptable custom managed field Yes No (submit this case if necessary) > No (submit this case if necessary) > No (submit this case if necessary) >

*Orgs are allocated additional file storage based on the number of standard user licenses.


Partner Demo Environments: User License Comparison by Edition Type
Compare user licenses available by Demo Environment edition types

User License Type Enterprise/Platform Edition Professional Edition Group Edition Consulting Partner Edition
Analytics Cloud Integration User 2 0 0 25
Chatter External 500 500 500 500
Chatter Free 5000 5000 5000 5000
Chatter Only 20 0 0 10
Customer Community 20 0 0 20
Customer Community Login 200 0 0 1,000
Customer Community Plus 200 0 0 20
Customer Community Plus Login 200 0 0 20
Guest User License 1 0 0 1
High Volume Customer Portal* 20 0 0 120
Partner App Subscription 0 0 0 10
Partner Community 20 0 0 20
Partner Community Login 200 0 0 1,000
Salesforce 20 20 5 35
Salesforce Platform 20 0 0 5

*The High Volume Customer Portal license type has been deprecated.


Partner Demo Environments: Feature and Permission Set License Comparison‌ by Edition Type
Compare the feature and permission set licenses available by Demo Environment edition types

License Type License Name Enterprise/Platform Edition Professional Edition Group Edition Consulting Partner Edition
Feature Chatter Answers User 20 0 0 20
Feature Community 10 0 0 20
Feature Data.com User 20 0 0 0
Feature Force.com Flow User 20 0 0 10
Feature Knowledge User 20 0 0 10
Feature Live Agent User 20 0 0 10
Feature Marketing User 20 20 0 10
Feature Offline User 20 0 0 10
Feature Salesforce CRM Content User 20 20 0 10
Feature Service Cloud User 20 0 0 10
Feature Site.com Contributor User 2 0 0 2
Feature Site.com Publisher User 2 0 0 2
Feature Work.com User 20 0 0 10
Feature (Legacy) Apex Mobile User 0 0 0 10
Permission Set Analytics Cloud Builder 20 0 0 20
Permission Set Analytics Cloud Explorer 20 0 0 20
Permission Set Identity Connect 20 0 0 10
Permission Set Lightning Sales Console 20 0 0 10
Permission Set Lighting Service Console 20 0 0 10
Permission Set Orders Platform 20 0 0 10
Permission Set Einstein Analytics Platform 5 5 5 5
Permission Set Work.com Rewards 20 0 0 5