However, technology alone is not transforming these businesses. More often than not, customer success is driven by the guidance, expertise and support of one of our nearly 4,000 consulting partners.
At this year’s Dreamforce, we launched the Salesforce.com Partner Innovation Awards to recognize seven of our top consulting partners for the contributions they’ve made to help customers embrace innovation and successfully transform the way they run their businesses. While the qualifying customer work represents a range of technical challenges and industry requirements, one key theme was consistent across all of the winning submissions: the crucial role of a Salesforce.com Consulting Partner.
Working with a consulting partner not only helps companies maximize the return they get out of their technology investments, but enables them to successfully drive transformational change across their organizations. As evidence, let’s take a look at the stories behind the success of two of our Partner Innovation Award winners’ customers:CUSTOMER: GSA
“This particular year, one of the big
game changers for us was to launch a completely new social experience.”
- Tim Rondeau, Senior Director, Activision
These are just two examples that highlight the benefits of working with a trusted consulting partner. And as the Salesforce product portfolio continues to expand, so will the opportunity for our consulting partners to provide strategic counsel and guidance to companies making the shift to social and mobile technologies. Congratulations to all 7 of our 2012 Partner Innovation Awards Winners, and to our entire consulting partner community around the globe that is committed to helping our customers successfully drive social transformation across their organizations.