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Guide to choose the right Salesforce Consulting Companion

Stewart Balanchine - Apr 8, 2020 7:07:06 AM

Abstract
Executing Salesforce solution demands an active, professional or technical partner who is engaged in the profession of giving expert advice to people working in a profession. According to the CIO research report, 18-69% of CRM execution projects fail due to data-quality problems, unexplainable project management, and improbable expectations. Thus, choosing the right consulting partner is important in CRM project management and executing Salesforce solutions. In this article, we will discuss how to choose the right Salesforce consulting companion.
Introduction
When starting a CRM project, there are many contemplations to consider such as project budget, but also there are hidden factors, such as costs and data migration. Thus, it is necessary for organizations to leverage the proficiency of a Salesforce companion to inflate their Salesforce investment. Organizations need to guarantee that they select the correct Salesforce companion from the huge number of alternatives available to them in the Salesforce environment.
Guide to choose right Salesforce Consulting Companion
Here, we will discuss some important points that will enable you to choose your correct Salesforce consulting companion.
  1.Do your own Examination
In this point, it is highly recommended to look for Salesforce execution case studies interrelated to your industry vertical and business. Discover your companions from other industries who have currently adopted Salesforce. Salesforce also offers you its official forums such as Salesforce official trailblazer community or joining in-person groups where you can get suggestions from your peers. You can also approach them for surveys of execution policy, execution partner, the time frame required for learning the new innovation, and ROI if the execution has been in place long enough to complete an income cycle.
  2.Request Salesforce
You can also take help from your designed Account Executive (AE). The AEs have the list of specialized companions that are correct for your project type. They are backed with a group of Salesforce professionals and try to match the partner with the business development procedure. Aside from the official source, there are numerous vocal Salesforce supervisors at Social Media Platform and Tech Forums which can help you by answering your queries concerning execution challenges, app practicability, and particular features of different items.
  3.Try not to Zero Down in the First Attempt
It is simple and obvious to be biased towards the first seller or the one with an elegant business proposal, but if are new to CRM, it is paramount to consider along the lines of good-old business policy; rather than assessing expertise on a piece of paper, inquire for demonstrations, relevant studies or Proof of Concept (POC). A well-known Salesforce execution partner will have a strategy of action in place for fresh customers and will approach the project in a systematic manner.
  4.Find a Close Match
It is obvious that if the potential companion has a considerable understanding of your vertical and business methodology, execution would be a bit easier; for instance, if the peer has an understanding in CRM execution for FinTech customer, they will know how to cope up for common challenges in the same industry.
  5.Look for a Companion who Disagrees and Discusses
Upright consultants ask troublesome questions, sometimes cross-examining the entire logic of your business methodology. Why? They have observed the failures of imperfect business procedures and data models.
On the other hand, there are developers who implement what you exactly ask them to, smoothly ignoring the difficulty at the basic level. It is better to have a project partner if he asks questions that make you reconsider the entire business model from the ground up.
  6.Find a Certified Consultant
It is better to look for a certified Salesforce Partner. Salesforce has a powerful certification program that offers a diploma or certificate for Salesforce supervisors, consultants, developers, designers, and dealers.
  7.Go for Long-term Relationship
When the execution is business-critical, and internal assets are not Salesforce certified professionals, then a sensible approach is to look for a Salesforce companion who can support the business organization from execution to process evolution as per your evolving requirements. Salesforce certified professionals have strong built-in instruments for proactively recognizing risks before the problem arrive, therefore, a long-term relationship is an ideal approach for the most customer-centric business.
Conclusion
By concluding this article, it is necessary to choose a correct Salesforce consulting companion in CRM project management and implementing Salesforce solutions. A certified Salesforce professional is able to identify the risk before the problem arises. Having a partner with a closed match is an ideal approach to run your organization successfully.

Stewart Balanchine

Stewart Balanchine

Stewart former Director of Market Development and Innovation - Inbound Marketing Strategies and Educational Technology Platforms at Cetrix Tech is now directing our Salesforce Higher ED solutions. An evangelist of 21st century Education Technology, he is a regular contributor in this blog. He writes to share ideas in helping others in the transformation process and tackles technology integration in the active learning process in depth.

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