After going public in 2015, Ascential was put under increasing pressure to boost both profits and productivity. In a bid to do so, the organisation embarked on a companywide CRM digital transformation project in order to improve and upgrade their applications and digital capabilities. Not only were they looking to consolidate over ten Salesforce instances for each of their brands into one system of records – a huge digital feat – but their access to Salesforce talent was limited. Employing a mixture of independent software vendors and Salesforce partners, their costs were quickly escalating and yet the work was not being completed to standard.
The business architect team at Ascential were faced with a huge challenge; how to find the high-quality Salesforce skills they needed to get the work done in the rapidly shrinking time frame.
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With three new consultants on-board, Ascential were able to hit all their deadlines in record time. The Salesforce projects were delivered well within budget and the work was executed at an impressively high standard and, thanks to Third Republic’s CloudPros, Ascential has massively reduced its staff augmentation and project costs. Having tapped into a new pool of talent, Ascential now no longer feels frustrated at the market’s lack of available digital skills, and knows where and how to access top talent quickly moving forward.
Head of Business Architecture at Ascential