About 21R2.1

This topic provides information about the Veeva CRM 21R2.1 minor release, including important dates, webinar information, and release announcements.

All dates listed are subject to change.

Dates to Remember

  • August 19, 2021 – Release Notes available
  • August 26, 2021 – Sandbox release
  • September 2, 2021 – Production release


View the recording of the US webinar here. The webinar was held on August 26, 2021.

Release Notes

The following items are now available: 


VAdmin Email Address Change

To align with Veeva internal security policies, the vadmin email address managed by Veeva now uses the @sfmail.veevacrm.com domain. The @veeva.com email domain is no longer supported. For orgs with policies restricting allowed email domains, Veeva added sfmail.veevacrm.com to the allowed list. Customers do not need to take any action for this change.

Salesforce My Domain Now Required

Salesforce has announced that My Domain will be required in all Salesforce orgs as part of their Winter ’22 release. Salesforce Winter ‘22 will be released starting August 2021 for sandboxes and October 2021 for production orgs. See this Trust post for more information.

Lightning Ready

In 21R3, all Veeva customer orgs which are not already upgraded will be upgraded to be Lightning-ready. This does not automatically enable Lightning for users but converts Veeva functionality to be Lightning compatible. See Schedule of Lightning Upgrades for more information.

Salesforce’s Multi-factor Authentication Requirement for February 2022

Last year, Salesforce announced that beginning February 1, 2022, they will require customers to enable multi-factor authentication (MFA) in order to access their orgs. Salesforce is now extending the MFA requirement deadline for Veeva customers until 2023. Further details with dates will be announced as they are released from Salesforce. For more information on implementing MFA, see Requiring Multi-Factor Authentication for Salesforce.

Deprecating Platform Support

The following platforms will no longer be supported after the 23R3.0 release:

After the 23R3.0 release, orgs which have not transitioned to Lightning will continue to be upgraded but Veeva CRM functionality will not be supported on the Browser (Classic) platform. Functionality is not guaranteed to work as expected on the Browser (Classic) platform after 23R3.0, and Veeva CRM updates and bug fixes will no longer be available for Browser (Classic).

2021 Release Dates

2022 release dates can be found on the About CRM Releases page for your reference.

End of Support

See End of Support for a list of deprecated features, devices, and OS versions.