With 1,706 consulting partners on the AppExchange, I think we can safely say that we’ve reached saturation in the marketplace for Salesforce implementation partners. And with so many partners of varying size and shape out there, I don’t envy folks who brave the array of pitches from Sales Engineers and Account Executives who can’t help but point out how their particular firm is uniquely positioned to deliver a successful project.
Whether it’s vertical specialization, a CSAT that promises that you’ll be as happy as every other customer (Amazon Reviews, anyone?), the “we can do it for 30% cost of anyone else,” or “we’re young, hip, and fun to work with,” we’re all snowflakes in a sea of Salesforce consultants with the special sauce to make your wildest implementation dreams come true.
How do I know? First-hand knowledge: theCodery is the 5th Salesforce partner that I’ve joined.
Since working with theCodery, I’ve learned that what sets us apart from every partner I’ve worked for (or cleaned up after) wasn’t pointed out to me during the interview process, employee orientation, or a pep rally. Rather, our not-so-secret sauce was obvious in the day-to-day processes that I was expected to follow since day 1.
Notably, what our processes deliver is something that I’ve seen many, many partners struggle with: Quality. And I don’t mean quality as measured by QA dings or hotfixes, but genuine quality in all aspects of the development cycle; the kind of quality that takes discipline and rigor only found with a depth of experience; the kind of quality that is backed up by solid, foundational processes and a sense of pride; the kind of quality that comes to an infrastructure that doesn’t merely play lip-service to “DevOps”.
You see, the competitive nature of our industry results in some serious price competition. And in trying to deliver more while billing fewer leads to:
Teams trying to deliver faster
Management overloading staff members
Trying to move too fast or overloading teams generally end up impacting quality first. Just like Producing a high-quality product with any level of consistency requires the right combination of processes and tools, but more importantly, disciplined adherence to those processes and tools. Over throttling sprint velocity or staff capacity means corners get cut, and usually, the easiest to cut are things like:
Pull requests and code reviews
Adherence to environment management and release plans
Actual QA by a QA professional
theCodery understands the challenges in modern tech stacks. We have developed a personalized approach for each Salesforce Cloud implementation while leveraging our deep been-there-done-that and best-practice expertise to ensure you get the most value from your Salesforce deployment. We take an agile approach with all development, optimization, and integration projects. Whether you are trying to broaden your engineering and development capabilities, reduce technical debt, integrate tools you are unfamiliar with, or create new applications, theCodery has a proven track record of solving problems and streamlining complexity.
If you have any questions for theCodery about our team, our process, or the clients, please reach out to us at: https://www.thecodery.io/contact-thecodery
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