Connecting Systems to Unlock Opportunities

Connecting Systems to Unlock Opportunities

When a company experiences rapid growth, often technology platforms are pushed beyond their original capability in an effort to keep pace. This can lead to a tangled web of disconnected systems and, in turn, disconnected processes and data. Twiddy & Company faced this exact situation and engaged Ad Victoriam to help them re-engineer their technology landscape and connect their systems. This successful collaboration has achieved Twiddy’s end goal – unlocking opportunity by creating an integrated view of their customers and gaining the important touchpoints they sought with their guests and homeowners.

The Twiddy Challenge

Twiddy & Company is a family-owned and operated vacation rental management company. They are located in the beautiful Outer Banks of North Carolina. They have been providing quality service and Southern hospitality for over 40 years. Specifically, Twiddy offers over 1,100 vacation rentals throughout the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

Twiddy’s technology challenge centered on having several separate legacy systems that each managed a specific aspect of the business. This forced the company to manually stitch together an aggregated view of their data. That consumed valuable analytical resources and causing loss of productivity. As a result, they were performing many manual processes to make their technology systems work together. This lengthened response times, created missed opportunities and made it harder to communicate efficiently with guests and owners.

The AdVic Solution

After a thorough analysis of Twiddy’s systems, challenges and detailed discussions of their end-state vision for a modern platform, the AdVic consulting team led the implementation of a complete Salesforce solution that included:

  • Salesforce’s Service Cloud and Marketing Cloud in Lightning Experience
  • Integrating Twiddy’s backend reservation system with Service Cloud to create an integrated view of all customer information in one central location
  • Replacing their email request/sales inquiry system with Service Cloud functionality
  • Configuration of objects to capture the required data for analysis
  • Custom-built reports and dashboards for quick access to actionable data
  • Providing end-user and admin training on system maintenance

“AdVic has been a wonderful thought partner. Their entire team has been extremely helpful. They listen to our problems, present solutions, and help us integrate our disparate systems into one comprehensive Salesforce ecosystem. We’re finally implementing what we’ve been dreaming of – one truly integrated technology platform to help us deliver best-in-class Southern hospitality.” Blake Stockslager, CIO, Twiddy & Company

Connected Systems Yield Results

So, with their newly implemented Salesforce system now operational, Twiddy is starting to see results. Marketing Cloud-enabled data segmentation has given them targeted messaging and campaign execution. That eliminated the need for sales to manually aggregate and clean the data. Twiddy has also been able to automate marketing campaigns through the use of Marketing Cloud Journeys, which frees up their marketing team to focus on new, high-value initiatives.

Other highlights of Twiddy’s new, integrated technology platform include:

  • Sales teams can now view and act on marketing campaign information within Sales Cloud making marketing history readily available
  • Data is now captured in new custom objects increasing data visibility and personalized marketing outreach
  • With newly installed Sales Manager Dashboards, sales reps can now view KPI’s so they can better manage and drive top event-related Opportunities.

Is your company not thriving the way you know it should? Are you trying to survive in a disconnected data systems world? Ad Victoriam’s certified Salesforce consultants are ready to remedy that for you. Let’s talk today!

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Sales Cloud Transforms Sales Operations

Sales Cloud Transforms Sales Operations

Roam needed to improve control and management over multi-location meeting room bookings and reporting for their sales operations. Their current management software, Gather, and CRM, InfusionSoft, no longer offered enough flexibility or scalability. Roam needed to transform those legacy systems into a higher level of data visibility to keep pace with their growth.

Atlanta-based Roam, which offers work and meeting solutions in environments designed to facilitate productivity and inspiration, turned to Ad Victoriam Solutions’ certified Salesforce® consultants to do a deep dive and devise a custom solution to drastically improve their key operating procedures.

Ad Vic’s Sales Cloud Solution

Totally on-board with AdVic’s recommendation to implement a Salesforce Sales Cloud solution, integrating their legacy management software and CRM, Roam’s solution included numerous custom upgrades that now allowed them to:

  • Tailor Opportunities enabling team members to evaluate utilization and capacity.
  • Utilize Opportunity and Opportunity Item Levels to calculate charges and to trigger invoicing.
  • Program Utilization Tracker to monitor bookings and to avoid double bookings.
  • Collect contact data allowing for targeted marketing campaigns based on user preferences.
  • Execute marketing campaigns for tracking outreach effectiveness.
  • Create reports and dashboards to highlight bookings, revenue per room, utilization, and more.
  • Enable Chatter to help increase effective and efficient internal communications.

What It All Means

With Roam’s solution set, giving them the greater flexibility and scalability they desired, how, exactly, will they be working more efficiently?

  • They now have an extensive reporting structure providing visibility into booking details, including the number of hours each room is booked, popular days, the percentage rate of bookings per room, and overall room utilization.
  • The sales process is now automated decreasing manual intervention and increasing productivity.
  • Company-wide scheduling access drives booking speed, and customer satisfaction.
  • Enhanced contact data points allow for target marketing, impacting sales.
  • Now with 360-degree reports and dashboard positions, Roam is set for future growth.

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Platform Growth Drives Personalization and Customer Satisfaction

Customer Success: Platform Growth Drives Personalization and Customer Satisfaction

After interviewing, researching and “scoring” a number of implementation firms, DataScan selected Ad Victoriam Solutions to assist in a series of projects, starting with a clean-up and upgrade to Salesforce® Lightning on their Sales Cloud. These upgrades were necessitated as a result of DataScan operating in disparate systems and dealing with multiple sources of truth. They wanted a single platform within which they could manage and grow sales, service, and community.

AVS’ Solution

Over the last three decades, DataScan has established itself as the industry leader in the wholesale asset finance technologies and risk management space. They provide technology and insights that help their customers to efficiently account for, protect and grow their business and manage their risk. A foundation of knowledge sharing, responsiveness, and commitment to growth underpins DataScan’s relationship with its customers and feeds a collective passion for future-focused, proactive problem-solving.

Following a thorough examination of DataScan’s issues, AdVic’s consultants recommended a solution that included implementing and integrating Salesforce Service and Community Clouds in Lightning.

Prior to its new platform implementation, DataScan was utilizing Zendesk.

Steps to a Successful Platform Implementation

The carefully-crafted steps involved in DataScan’s implementation were highlighted by these six:

– Customized the claim process to route tickets into a queue so agents could “claim” the ticket triggering a transfer of the ticket to the agent. This allowed agents to service tickets faster.

– Integrated products with case objects enabling DataScan to access needed data to support each of their customers’ sandbox (software). This enabled visibility into their customers’ sandboxes, allowing DataScan to provide higher quality, more personalized support, increasing customer satisfaction.

– Integrated data from DataScan’s org into their account object so the service team can provide support based on DataScan’s org. This step enhanced DataScan management’s ability to make data-based decisions when needed.

– Routed all communications through the Community portal to allow for case comments and conditional highlighting indicating message origin. This implementation increased readability and sped-up communication digestibility.

– Designed a managed team process and workflows whereby each customer could self-assign licenses based on role and add permissions to profiles/hierarchy. Their customers also now have the ability to add new contacts, view those contacts and manage their own communication preferences. Providing this self-serve system for customers frees employees from these tasks to focus on other company initiatives.

– Built custom Communication objects, permissions, and document cloning triggers to enhance document management functionality from an “all or nothing” function enabling the ability to easily upload and download documents.


The skilled Ad Victoriam team of Sales Cloud developers and consultants are experienced in cloud computing, CRM and Salesforce solutions, delivering proven results to small and large businesses in any industry. We offer consultation, implementation, integration, and customization all of the Salesforce clouds to help grow your business. To get started today, click here, or fill out the brief form below.

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Finding the Right Salesforce Implementation Partner

Finding the Right Salesforce Implementation Partner

Klaussner Furniture Industries began their Salesforce implementation process with another partner but was unhappy with their progress.

Klaussner, one of the nation’s largest makers of home furniture, then turned to Ad Victoriam Solutions. Our proven industry knowledge and project experience provided them with a long-term scalable solution for their specific business needs.

Klaussner’s Business Challenge

Since Klaussner has nationally-based representatives, their processes were disjointed and difficult for them to manage. Their representatives were tracking their opportunity pipeline using an Excel spreadsheet fed into their IBM AS/400 legacy system.

The solution Klaussner desired was one central system to manage their teams with consistency in reporting to gain insight into sales performance.

Ad Victoriam’s Salesforce Solution

After a deep dive into their business, a technical roadmap was created. To successfully meet Klaussner’s goals, the Ad Victoriam consulting team implemented Salesforce Sales Cloud in the Lightning Experience and a Mobile solution that included:

  1. Building a lead conversion process verifying all leads, approving the lead to be a customer, then creating an associated opportunity.
  2. Custom-building an opportunity pipeline to measure what business they can expect from each opportunity. Analysis of which opportunities are likely to progress and which are less likely to result in revenue was included.
  3. Enabling Salesforce Mobile for reps to utilize remotely to capture data, and connected the data with a custom object. Data captured now details particular office visit aspects to analyze which aspects are valuable and impacting sales.
  4. Integrating Klaussner’s legacy IBM AS400 system with Salesforce Sales Cloud. That allowed for connecting back-end office data with leads, opportunities, and sales data.
  5. Designing a systematic roll-out process for the reps for each individual part of the system. This included hands-on scenario-based training, combined with homework assignments.
  6. Creating reports and dashboards to provide management with insights into system adoption, customer data, pipeline management, and store visits.
  7. Enabling and modifying Salesforce Chatter to manage the Klaussner’s service needs.

Above all, you want your Salesforce implementation to be done right the first time. Ad Victoriam’s nimble team of more than 70 certified professionals across the country can accelerate your business. We’ll do that by simplifying your complex problems through cloud, integration, and data expertise. In addition, we pride ourselves on forming deep relationships with clients that go beyond the initial project.

If you would like us to design a strategic technical roadmap to streamline your operations, accelerate your sales, and provide your business with a long-term scalable solution tailored to your specific business needs, contact us here, or fill out the quick form below. We can’t wait to talk to you!

 

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Salesforce Service Cloud Enriches Experiences

Hi Rez Logo Salesforce Service Cloud

When Hi-Rez Studios, one of the fastest-growing video game developers in the country, came to Ad Victoriam Solutions, it had two main goals: to improve its customer service experience for current players and to boost its marketing efforts to increase long-term player engagement. Both objectives were ambitious, as Hi-Rez boasts more than 40 million players between its two flagship online games. The company not only needed to have fast access to an array of player-based information, but it also needed data analytics and wanted to use that data effectively.

"The challenge was finding a solution that would scale to their level and allow Hi-Rez to have diverse contact management and marketing capabilities," says James Rogers, Principal at Ad Victoriam. "The team quickly identified Salesforce Service Cloud and the Salesforce Marketing Cloud as the ideal solutions for Hi-Rez. The key was to approach Hi-Rez Studios’ requirements in two stages, first customer service, then marketing."

Salesforce Service Cloud
For customer service, Hi-Rez needed to provide customers with a way to submit tickets regarding billing, technical and game play issues; it also had to have a single system for processing that information so cases could be resolved quickly. Hi-Rez already had a portal in place through which customers could fill out an online form to start cases, but it lacked a streamlined way to work with that information efficiently. The Ad Victoriam Salesforce consulting team decided that Salesforce’s Email-to-Case solution was the perfect option because it could integrate easily with Hi-Rez Studio’s existing user portal. Ad Victoriam partnered with Hi-Rez to build out the integration of the portal with the Salesforce Service Cloud, and now the two systems work together. “When a customer submits a case, it is captured and pushed into Salesforce,” the Ad Victoriam Salesforce Consultant explains. From there, customer service reps can communicate with players to get issues resolved in a timely manner. What’s more, Salesforce can help Hi-Rez make sure that the system is not creating duplicate users from one person who plays both of the company’s main games; each player remains as a single contact regardless of which games in which they participate.

Salesforce Marketing Cloud
The same customer-centric thinking was applied when Ad Victoriam built out the Salesforce Marketing Cloud to enhance Hi-Rez Studio’s marketing efforts. In the past, Hi-Rez used Oracle’s RightNow service for its marketing initiatives. However, it was expensive and difficult to use, and Hi-Rez needed another option that would fit its specific needs. “The nature of gaming is that people will play for a bit and then never play again. They need an incentive to play more often and play up to higher levels of a game,” James notes. He added, “Hi-Rez wanted to be more interactive and engaged throughout the marketing process. So, within the Salesforce Marketing Cloud platform, we wanted to do a couple of things. The client wanted to teach their players on an ongoing basis by providing sessions about how to do everything from store the images they create to how to create journeys within the games. They also wanted to be able to send follow up emails to contacts about new features, discount codes and more.”

One of the biggest challenges was ensuring that players who enjoy both Smite and Paladin are not inundated with e-mails from the company, making the ability to look at each player as a single contact that much more important. On the flip side, if players only play one of Hi-Rez’s games, they need to be segmented out and receive communication about their preferred game alone. The customizable nature of the Salesforce Marketing Cloud lent itself to this requirement beautifully. And now that Hi-Rez has seen Salesforce’s—and Ad Victoriam’s—capabilities, the work to improve its processes continues.

Game On
“Hi-Rez now has game play information at their fingertips that is critical for their customer service and marketing strategies. And once we got going, the client realized all of the different things they could do, so we are working with them to prioritize their new needs and functional requirements,” James says. “We are now in phase two and helping them to continue refining their abilities.”

“One of the best parts of this project has been the ability to work with multiple platforms and integrate everything into a single solution,” James concludes. “For both customer service and marketing, data is now flowing through a single platform. We’ve implemented a system that works seamlessly for the client.”

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From Data to Actionable Insights

From Data to Actionable Insights

ESI of Tennessee is a solution provider in the steam, power, and energy industry. They originally approached Ad Victoriam Solutions (AdVic) to help them implement a Salesforce Sales Cloud solution. Not long after that successful implementation, ESI came back to AdVic because they desired specific enhancements for their org.

The Sales Cloud Enhancements Challenge

ESI wanted enhanced KPI’s, as well as executive-level dashboards created in their Sales Cloud platform. They also needed to gain insight into gross margins, and have the ability to review estimated and actual project hours.

Resolution Road Map

Following a thorough discovery of the enhancements ESI required, AdVic’s Salesforce consultants created a technical road map and implemented customizations that delivered actionable data.

Business Management

First, a custom Quarterly Revenue object was built. It contained roll-up summary fields, formulas, and custom fields for calculating project hours and margins. Then, connecting the Quarterly Revenue object with Opportunities provided executives with a 360-degree view to determining project viability and ROI. This connection enables them to efficiently manage the business, effectively allocate teams, and increase profits.

Data Integrity

Secondly, validation rules were developed to execute at project initiation. This ensured that data entered falls within ranges maintaining KPI integrity so business decisions are based on sound data. Custom Opportunity rollup fields were created along with Submission Stage validation rules to ensure needed data was populated prior to stage advancement.

Analytics

And lastly, executive-level custom Reports and Dashboards were developed. These provided key data insights, including project hours, opportunity viability, projected, and actual revenue and more for effective budget management.

The skilled Ad Victoriam team of Sales Cloud developers and consultants are experienced in cloud computing, CRM and Salesforce solutions, delivering proven results to small and large businesses in any industry. We offer consultation, implementation, integration, and customization all of the Salesforce clouds to help grow your business. To get started today, click here, or fill out the brief form below.

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Salesforce Implementation Supports Homeless

Salesforce Implementation Supports Homeless Non-Profit

A Salesforce user since 2010, The Interfaith Hospitality Network of Athens, Inc. (IHNA), an affiliate of Family Promise, is a non-profit organization with 1,000 volunteers. Their sole purpose is to provide immediate shelter and guidance to homeless families with children, due to misfortunes in their lives. 

The problem IHNA was having was that they were not using Salesforce to its full potential. Their staff and volunteers just don’t have a deep understanding and practical usage of the software. They needed help to work smarter to devote more time to better serve their ever-growing community initiatives.

And while a group of UGA students was helping IHNA with occasional Salesforce tweaks, they, too, realized they needed help. It was then that the UGA team reached out to Ad Victoriam Solutions (AdVic). As a proud member of the B Corp Community, AdVic jumped into action to offer pro bono assistance

The Challenge

Specifically, IHNA needed help implementing various Salesforce Sales Cloud enhancements they were not using. Enhancements needed to include the use of dashboards showing how they were trending with their volunteer and donor initiatives. Being a non-profit with limited resources, they were looking for a solution to get away from hand-written thank you notes to donors. For one recent 300-person fund-raising event, volunteers spent 10 hours a week for two weeks crafting hand-written notes.

The AdVic Non-Profit Resolution

Here’s how AdVic put in place an optimization strategy to solve IHNA’s current and future issues:

Data Integrity

  • Improvements to fields/objects to help normalize/standardize data.

Thank You Letters

  • Used S-doc from App Exchange to automate the creation of two types of Thank You letters to donors.
  • Trained IHNA staff/volunteers on how to modify templates. Now they can modify and keep using the two free Salesforce templates and never have to pay for the app.
  • Each thank you letter now takes seconds versus the manual letter creation process of the past. And, volunteers with this task have the bandwidth to take on new volunteer tasks.

Volunteer Dashboard

  • Designed custom dashboards to highlight volunteer leaderboards focused on congregations and households.

Donations Dashboard

  • Created custom donation reports/dashboards to support mailings. Now all relevant data can be exported and sent to a printer for mailings.
  • Created leaderboards for congregations, households, and Board Member donations history.

Financial Reports/Board Reports

  • Created a system for generating quarterly financial reports for Board meetings.
  • Moved IHNA out of age-old spreadsheet usage and into Salesforce report.
  • Normalized reporting, historical and current, so IHNA would never have to manually create those reports again resulting in more time saved.

Constant Contact Sync

  • Provided extracts from Salesforce to support syncing with Constant Contact.
  • Researched and provided instruction and guidance on installing Salesforce for Cazoomi. Now Constant Contact data to flows into Salesforce.
  • No more manual synching of contact data.

Salesforce Implementation Postscript

Davin Welter, IHNA Executive Director, called out AdVic consultants for their work on this project. “We are very grateful to our project team, which held weekly meetings with us. They were organized, tracked the project with us the whole way, and were very responsive to us. If we had a question at a morning meeting, they would get back to us with the solution that afternoon.”

The AdVic project team was specifically chosen because of their non-profit background. From the onset, they understood IHNA’s challenges and the stressors of being a small organization with limited Salesforce knowledge. Welter added, “They communicated in a way we could understand and appreciate.”

In addition to doing good for the world, Ad Victoriam Solutions Salesforce Consultants are a team of dedicated, innovative technology problem solvers. We are Salesforce cloud and data implementation consultants. We customize our approach to suit your processes for increased efficiency, accelerated productivity, and scalability. Contact us to learn how we can help your business flourish.

 

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AdVic Partnership: Not Just a ‘One-Off Project’

YANMAR Ad Victoriam Partnership Salesforce Implementation

The YANMAR America and Ad Victoriam Solutions (AdVic) partnership dates back to May 2017 when YANMAR, a recognized leader in the design and manufacturing of diesel engines and diesel-powered equipment, was referred to AdVic directly by Salesforce.

“When choosing AdVic, we were very guarded against repeating our previous Salesforce failures,” recalls YANMAR Business Systems Manager, Brian Williams. “We shared these past developments and adoption challenges with Salesforce, and asked that they provide us a partner with a strong skill-set, reputation, and experience in our industry.”

The YANMAR Challenge

YANMAR was utilizing Microsoft products and two non-relational legacy technologies. Their goal was to synchronize, standardize and simplify their key operating procedures while improving product management.

“Our company had a major gap in the way that we cross-functionally shared customer information,” YANMAR Business Process Improvement Manager, Delaney Langston recalls, “and this gap continued to grow over eight years as our customer base increased. We needed to find a better, more efficient way to manage customer information.

The AdVic Resolution

“Our kickoff project with AdVic was our Salesforce launch (you might say re-launch),” Williams remarks. “AdVic came in and had already self-researched background information about our company, which was a great first impression. To get ready for our Salesforce launch, AdVic came onsite and met with us to learn more about our business. Over the next several months, we engaged in detailed discovery sessions to cover our end to end business. Development and UAT (User Acceptance Testing) followed, which led up to our Salesforce user training and launch. This was a major kickoff project that reiterated who AdVic was, and had us dreaming and believing that bigger things were possible.”

To attack YANMAR’s challenge, the AdVic team initiated a full-scale plan that included:

Lightning UI Customization and Deployment

Designed custom Lightning components to simplify tasks and increase productivity. Improved management of the product life-cycle, inventory levels, and damaged goods.

Single Platform

Seamless integration of existing legacy systems with Salesforce Sales and Service Clouds to synchronize data and processes to provide a comprehensive view of business performance.

Sales Extension

Implemented Salesforce Mobile to accelerate sales fulfillment and improve customer satisfaction anywhere anytime.

Continuous Improvement

Custom designed case resolution process and a methodology for converting cases into sales opportunities. Created automated response time milestones to enable immediate management intervention for higher customer satisfaction.

Looking back, Williams says, “We had little CRM experience before working with Ad Victoriam. They had manufacturing experience so we knew they would understand our high-level needs and business model. After they performed their thorough fit/gap exercise, we moved forward with Salesforce as our solution. Their communication and project scheduling were prompt and flexible. It was a great experience.”

It's a Partnership, Not a One-Off Project

“Do your homework,” Langston advises. “Make sure you research implementation partners to understand what their skill sets are, who else they have worked with and that they are the right fit for your company’s long-term goals and objectives, not just a one-off project.”

She adds, “One of our organization’s key objectives is to develop a single source customer platform. We recently kicked off our Salesforce Partner Community Project with AdVic, which will expose information regarding online ordering and status, dealer inventory, warranty, technical support, marketing funds and rebates upon its initial launch. As part of our discovery for this project, we have also discussed and brainstormed future phases of this Community to further enhance and expand the customer’s experience.”

“The current relationship is strong,” Langston concludes. “AdVic has been a huge support with our Salesforce.com implementation not only on the day-to-day usage side but also with developing a plan to continue the growth of our Salesforce org to meet the needs of our company’s internal and external stakeholders. AdVic is our partner both now and in the future, as we continue to roll out new features in our Salesforce org.”

If you are looking for a Salesforce consultant who is not just interested in building your next project, but who wants to build your business for future success, contact Ad Victoriam. 

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Merging Multiple Salesforce Orgs: Customer Success

Cloud System Connectivity Ad Victoriam Salesforce Implementation

Ad Victoriam Solutions (AdVic) was called in when a market-leader was merging their vulnerability and identity security operations with another org to offer the cybersecurity industry’s first identity-based security automation platform. Their merger presented a problem they wanted AdVic to solve – duplicate Salesforce Clouds. In addition, they had previously undergone several
 org migrations leaving the business with disconnected data and processes.

Salesforce Customization Roadmap

To address their dilemma, the newly merged company needed AdVic to create a strategic technical roadmap detailing the replication of key functionality from each legacy Cloud into a new Salesforce instance. To begin, AdVic dove deep into their company processes and goals. The AdVic team then facilitated a significant data cleansing process in preparation for the migration of historical data.

Afterwards, the AdVic team merged the two organizations’ processes into one new Sales Cloud platform. Their legacy CPQ product, Aptus, was replaced with Salesforce CPQ and integrated into their new platform.

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The Results

  • Significant reduction in the product catalog through streamlining and eliminating skew redundancies.
  • Data duplicate removal and cleansing drove data integrity enabling the Client to speed their sales cycle and customer success.
  • Significant increases in new features, functionality and automation enhanced productivity and team collaboration.
  • New quote templates and automation simplified quotation process, while increasing quotation delivery and accuracy.
  • Validation Rules and Stage Gating established process consistency for opportunity stages based on strict stage progression requirements.

Commenting on the overall AdVic-crafted resolution, the newly merged company’s representative shared, “End to end world class support and experience. They not only delivered the project on time, we had a wonderful support structure that allowed us to get timely consulting, advice and expertise when it came to strategic decisions.”

Whether you have a homegrown, a third party system or a combination of the two, Ad Victoriam Solutions can assist you with all of your integration, migration and platform enhancement needs. Talk to us about your unique business needs to see how we can connect your systems to accelerate your business growth.

 

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Sales Quote Automation: Faster & Accurate Quotes

Sales Quote Automation Salesforce CPQ

The Quoting Challenge

Ad Victoriam Solutions’ welcomed challenge involved longtime client Concurrent Technology, Inc. Concurrent is a global company that develops software solutions focused on storing, protecting, transforming, and delivering visual media assets.

Concurrent was utilizing the standard quoting system within Salesforce alongside Excel spreadsheets to manage their quoting process. Their processes were labor-intensive and decreased productivity. With multiple product lines at varying levels of functionality, Concurrent needed a more robust system to streamline their quoting process, they needed Salesforce CPQ.

Ad Victoriam Salesforce CPQ Solution

After a careful analysis, the Ad Victoriam (AdVic) team integrated a beneficial solution:

Quote to Cash Salesforce CPQ Implementation
Created guided selling processes to eliminate manual tasks and use of external spreadsheets driving faster and simpler quotation process. Provided flexible solution to allow customization and personalization.

Functionality Reduces Quotation Time
Product Favorites deployed enabling sales reps to save favorite products and configure bundles. Designed custom Conga templates to populate standard quantity levels, descriptions, and associated price levels. Functionality reduced quotation time from six minutes to just 30 seconds!

Revenue Growth with Product Grouping
Automation process added a secondary “recommended” product group in addition to the primary products requested by the customer. Second grouping drives revenue with minimal additional sales effort.

Quotation Clarity Enhances Customer Satisfaction
Quote enhancements provide well-defined pricing and discount information decreasing post-quotation questions while enhancing sales and customer service experience.

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There’s no doubt that AdVic has seen how Salesforce CPQ integration can transform the quoting process in an extremely positive way with nearly instant systems improvements, and our clients and quite happy with the results, too.

Concurrent’s Sr. Director of Technology Operations & Program Management said, “We have enjoyed working with Ad Victoriam on numerous projects since our initial Salesforce deployment and are looking forward to continuing our partnership as we roll out new functionality and improved user experience to our sales and support teams.”

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Salesforce’s CPQ (Configure, Price, Quote) software is a sales tool for companies to provide accurate pricing with any given product configuration scenario. CPQ applications take into account optional features, customizations, quantities, and discounts, allowing sales reps to quote prices quickly and accurately. Hosted within the Sales Cloud platform, CPQ gives your team a direct link with your CRM to make the most impactful sales decisions.

 

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