“We can do it all ourselves. It’s cheaper than getting a Consultant Partner to do it. How hard can it be?”
I’ve been aroung long enough to see so many poorly implemented systems that it makes me want to poke my eyeballs out. 😣
How hard depends on how experienced you are at implementing software, and how mature your company is with regards to initiating and embedding change.
For many businesses looking to put a new system like #salesforce, one of the key question to answer is whether to DIY it, or to outsource to a Consulting Partner.
If you’re new at this, then getting in the experts is the right thing to do.
You’re good at your business, such as
– running a restaurant franchise
– delivering the farm fresh goods
– distributing electric vehicles
You may not want to invest in learning how to implement a CRM solution at the get go, because that’s not your core competence.
Consulting Partners become a valuable source of expertise as they will have industry experience, and will bring with them best practices on how to successfully design, develop and implement the solution.
They will also be abreast with all the new features and functionalities of the platform, and can help you keep on top of things which are important such as security enhancements.
Even organisations with an internal project team will often engage Consulting Partners to help them, especially for large complex #digitaltransformation programmes.
“Um, we tried to do it ourselves, but it went a bit pear-shaped. I think we need some help 😬”
Yes – the quote from the Consulting Partner for the project might look quite pricey at first glance, but it could cost your organisation much more if the project isn’t done right.
Being poked in the eyeball is almost as bad as being stabbed in the pocket, and I imagine that this is what it must feel like 😫