Let’s say that a record should be submitted for approval, but only under certain circumstances. Users will not always remember when the record must be approved. To help users remember, you can add an upscale text component with a reminder to submit the record for approval then have that component display only when the record requires approval.
Components can be visible based on the user’s profile, role, or specific permissions assigned to the user. This is a functionality I find to be tremendously helpful, and something I personally use.
Remember to document it! It’s important to keep a record of what components are dependent and under what conditions. This will make it much simpler to review a document with these permissions rather than clicking into multiple record pages to validate which components have dependencies and if they must be changed or modified.
Path is a fantastic way to add a visual process to any object. It allows you to view various record stages in a flow style as well as show key fields and information at each stage of the deal.