When companies are looking to take their Salesforce investment further or need help with complex projects in Salesforce, their first thought is usually to hire someone internally. Hiring a Salesforce Administrator can be costly, but they’re the only experts who can do the highly technical work you need, right? While this is true, hiring internally isn’t your only option if you need help with your CRM—you can also hire a Salesforce consulting partner.
The same way you can hire an outsourced sales team, you can also hire a Salesforce consulting partner to outsource your Salesforce needs to; it is an outsourced team of Salesforce experts. To become a part of the Salesforce Partner Community, businesses must register and be approved.
After a business completes the initial phases of becoming a Salesforce consulting partner, they can focus on becoming the most successful partner possible. This means building up their Salesforce practice and using resources within the Partner Community to stay informed, learn new skills, and acquire Salesforce customers.
Salesforce Partners have numerous resources available to them to accelerate growth for their own business, including:
- Salesforce Partner Marketing Center—The Partner Marketing Center (PMC) gives partners access to ready-made content customizable marketing assets, and other integrated marketing solutions that can help businesses accelerate demand for the Salesforce solutions they sell.
- Salesforce AppExchange—With Salesforce AppExchange, Salesforce customers can find unique solutions for their business. On the other hand, Consulting Partners use AppExchange to showcase their expertise, distinctions, and customer reviews to millions of customers since customers use the AppExchange to choose the right expert to support their needs.
- Trailhead for Partners—Salesforce Trailhead is a place for partners to add talent to their team and boost their Salesforce learning. The Salesforce Talent Alliance brings new talent into your ecosystem, while the Partner Learning Camp to quickly grow your Salesforce expertise; it’s training available at your fingertips, exclusively for partners.
Overall, Salesforce provides an extensive amount of resources and support to their consulting partners. When you partner with a Salesforce consulting partner, you can rest assured that you’re receiving the best-in-class services for all of your Salesforce needs.
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Now that we know what a Salesforce consulting partner is, what exactly will your team look like when you decide to partner with one? This is entirely dependent on who you decide to partner with, because different consulting partners have different skill levels and certifications, and the size of your team may vary. However, if Abstrakt Cloud Solutions is your Salesforce consulting partner, you can count on the following team members to be available whenever you need.
Your Client Success Manager is the main point of contact on your account. You will meet with them regularly to ensure the success of the partnership and to make sure goals and deadlines are being met.
The Salesforce Administrator on your team has extensive experience using Salesforce and is responsible for customizing the Salesforce platform to meet your unique needs. They know all of the features, capabilities, and functionalities of the platform, and they use this knowledge to help you get the most out of your Salesforce investment. This individual is also Salesforce Administrator certified.
Your Salesforce Developer is the person on your team with the credentials, knowledge, skills, and experience to build custom declarative and programmatic applications on the Salesforce Lightning Platform. Salesforce Developers possess the Salesforce Developer Certification and must meet a number of credentials before working on client projects.
Your Salesforce Certified Sales Cloud Consultant designs and implements maintainable and scalable Salesforce Sales Cloud solutions that meet customer business requirements and contribute to long-term customer success. They can also implement Salesforce Service Cloud solutions. Different individuals on the Abstrakt Cloud Solutions team have either their Salesforce Sales Cloud Certification or they are Salesforce Certified Service Cloud Consultants.
When you work with Abstrakt Cloud Solutions, you get a Salesforce Certified Pardot Consultant on your team. This individual is responsible for designing and implementing Pardot solutions that meet your unique business requirements and contribute to long-term success. This member of your Salesforce consulting team is a Certified Pardot Consultant, making them your go-to expert for the marketing automation software.
While different Salesforce consulting partners will look different depending on the size of the team, the skill level of each team member, and the certifications, all of them have one thing in common. These businesses are entirely dedicated to helping YOU achieve more with the Salesforce platform. They help you maximize your Salesforce investment and achieve your business goals using Salesforce, no matter what your unique needs may be.
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