Partner Development, Test, and Demo Environments (Editions Comparison) 
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Review key capabilities of the orgs you, as an AppExchange Partner (ISV) or Consulting (SI) partner, use for development, testing, and customer demos below.

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Partner Development Environments Attribute Comparison 
Compare developer edition and Partner Developer Edition orgs on key attributes such as the number of sandboxes, the amount of storage, and API limits.


 Individual Developer Edition Partner Developer Edition (Super-sized DE org)
 Purpose Initial Development, Prototyping Application development, Initial testing
 Price Free Free for ISVs or 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 (only orgs created after June 21, 2017); cannot upgrade older orgs
 Expires After 1 year of inactivity After 1 year of inactivity
 Edition Upgrade To upgrade to a Partner Developer Edition org, submit this case Not applicable
 Feature/license/limit requests Not possible Submit this case
 Supports Managed Beta Testing Yes Yes

Partner Development Environments User License Comparison‌
Compare the user licenses available in Developer Edition and Partner Developer Edition orgs.

 User License Type Individual Developer Edition Partner Developer Edition (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
 High Volume Customer Portal* 10 20
 Partner App Subscription  2 0
 Partner Community  5 20
 Partner Community Login 5 200
 Salesforce 2 20
 Salesforce Platform 3 20
*The High Volume Customer Portal license type has been deprecated.

Partner Development Environments Feature and Permission Set License Comparison‌ 
Compare the feature and permission set licenses available in Developer Edition and Partner Developer Edition orgs.

 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 Submit this case
 Feature Marketing User 2 20
 Feature Offline User 2 20
 Feature Salesforce CRM Content User 5 20
 Feature Service Cloud User 2 Submit this case
 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 Test and Demo Environments Attribute Comparison
Compare test and demo orgs on key attributes such as the number of sandboxes, the amount of storage, and API limits.


 Partner Test  (Enterprise/Platform  Edition) Partner Test
(Professional Edition)
 Partner Test
(Group  Edition)
 Consulting Partner Edition
 PurposeTest/Demo
(Partner  Enterprise)
Test/Demo
(Partner  Professional)
 Test/Demo (Partner Group) Fully loaded Enterprise Edition Org for demonstrating the Social Enterprise - includes Chatter Plus,  Knowledge, Visual Workflow, Service Cloud Console, Site.com, Live Agent, and Chatter Answers
 Price Free for ISVs or Consulting  Partners Free for ISVs or Consulting  Partners Free for ISVs or Consulting  Partners Free for ISVs or Consulting  Partners
 Sign-up Environment Hub Environment Hub Environment Hub Environment Hub
 Sandbox Orgs 25 Developer Not available Not available 25 Developer
 Storage 1 GB* 1 GB* 1 GB* 1 GB
 API Call Limit  (per 24 hours) 35,000 20,000 20,000 50,000
 Expires Expires after 1 year,  unless you request an  extension Expires after 1 year,  unless you request an  extension Expires after 1 year,  unless you request an  extension Expires after 1 year, unless you request an extension
 UpgradeSubmit this caseSubmit this caseSubmit this caseSubmit this case
 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)

Partner Test and Demo Environments User License Comparison
Compare the user licenses available in Test and Demo orgs.

 User License Type Partner Test (Enterprise/Platform Edition) Partner Test (Professional Edition) Partner Test (Group Edition) Consulting Partner Edition
 Analytics Cloud Integration User 2 0 0 25
 Chatter External 500 500 500  500
 Chatter Free 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000
 Chatter Only  20 0 0 10
 Customer Community 20 0 0 20
 Customer Community Login 200 0 0 1,000
 Customer Community Plus 20 0 0 20
 Customer Community Plus Login 20 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 Test and Demo Environments Feature and Permission Set License Comparison‌
Compare the feature and permission set licenses available in Test and Demo orgs.

 License Type License Name Partner Test (Enterprise/Platform Edition) Partner Test (Professional Edition) Partner Test (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 Sales Wave App Submit this case 0 0 Submit this case
 Permission Set Work.com Rewards 20 0 0 5


FAQ
Q: How are you going to be using this organization?
A: If you’re going to be building, packaging, or uploading your App, choose  Development. This gives you access to a developer edition organization configured especially for partners. 

If you’re going to be testing your app or showing it to prospective customers, choose  Test/Demo. If you’re testing, you can create organizations just like the ones your customers use. If you’re demoing, you can create partner organizations designed for just that purpose, which includes increased storage, licenses and extra features. 

If you’re going to be creating Trialforce templates, choose Trialforce. This gives you access to a Trialforce Source org that you can use to create customizable Trialforce templates. 

Keep in mind that the "Trialforce" option should not be used for customer trial orgs. They are intended only to be used as Trialforce Source orgs. 

Q: Where can I learn more about Trialforce?
A:
Find more information and resources on Trialforce at http://p.force.com/trialforce.

Q: I'm creating a Test/Demo organization. Which edition should I pick?
A: First, decide whether you want a partner-specific organization or a standard one. Partner-specific organizations are designed for demonstrations and include more licenses, storage and other features to make your demos successful. Standard organizations are identical to the ones customers get from Salesforce and should be used to test your app for compatibility before it ships. 

Next, select an edition — you can choose from Group, Professional, and Enterprise. When picking an edition, keep your target customers in mind. Do they use a particular edition, or a combination of several? Depending on your answer, you may end up creating more than one organization.

Q: What's difference between Partner Developer Edition, Partner Enterprise Edition and Consulting Partner Edition orgs?
A: See below for the comparisons between each of the different orgs:

  • Partner Developer Edition - Best used for developing or demoing and typically used to develop and install packages. There is limited storage of up to 250MB without sandbox access. You may request approval for Trialforce to clone with package, configuration, and sample data. The org will expire after 1 year of inactivity.
  • Partner Enterprise Edition - This edition includes all Enterprise Edition features, and used for light developing/testing. Available Partner editions: EE, PE, GE, are used to test packages and solutions against each edition of Salesforce. Expires in 1 year, but can be extended; includes 1GB storage, and sandboxes.
  • Consulting Partner Edition - Configured for Consulting Partner specific needs, e.g. Wave Analytics licenses and more Community logins; also, closely mirrors the EE specifications. Typically used for developing and demoing, but requires expiration extension after 1 year.
Q: I have an existing Partner Developer Edition (PDE) org where the API Call Limit (per 24 hours) is less than 50K.  Now that this limit has been increased to 50K, can I upgrade this existing org?
A:
 No. The API Call Limit (per 24 hours) = 50K is only available to new Partner Developer Edition orgs created after June 21, 2017 (when the update was made).

Q: What does the IoT Explorer license entail and how does it work with other licenses I may own? 
A: The Salesforce IoT Explorer Edition license only impacts three things: 
  1. Whether or not the IoT objects are visible in the setup tree. 
  2. The number of platform events usable by IoT Explorer (trial allows 15,000, the full product allows 500,000)
  3. The number of devices usable by IoT Explorer (trial allows 10, the full product allows 10,000). 
Q: How can I tell when an org will expire? 
A:
 Here are a few ways to find the expiration date: 
  1. Check license "Expiration Date" column on the Setup > Company Information page.
  2. Click setup Gear > Developer Console (if you have view all perms), click the "Query Editor" tab, and copy/paste "Select TrialExpirationDate from Organization." Then, click "Execute" button bottom left in window. Results should display your org's expiration date.
  3. Install Environment Hub and that will show when all your (linked) Orgs expire.
Q: Do you have more information on requesting environments for each of your products?
A:
Yes. Learn more about requesting orgs for each of our products at http://p.force.com/orgs.

Q: Where can I learn more about Environment Hub?
A:
 For more information on the Environment Hub, go to http://p.force.com/hub.