This post originally appeared on the UC Innovation blog on March 7, 2023.
Digital transformation enables an institution to consolidate data for easier access, achieve advancement goals, and prepare for sustainable, long-term growth. Choosing a solution that works well out of the box, like the one offered by Salesforce and UC Innovation’s ascend solution, limits the need for customization and enables agile scaling. Attain Partners’ experts have decades of experience leading digital transformation projects at colleges and universities nationwide and can help you achieve your goals.
During a recent call, one of our higher education clients told us, “We don’t want to choose the next dying solution.” Their primary concern was moving to technology that would require replacement within the next five to seven years. We don’t want that either!
At Attain Partners, most of our education clients come to us with solutions that have been in place for more than a decade (sometimes more than two!). We understand the resources needed to enhance your advancement mission through the modernization of technology and your desire for solutions to last.
You need a solution that will expand across your organization and grow as you grow. This is where typical point solutions can let you down. While they are excellent at doing specific tasks, they often struggle with change and other solutions that create data silos. These silos make it difficult to understand your data and impact staff hours as they manage several solutions.
Major Shift to Salesforce + ascend
Another client shared, “We heard that Salesforce was the way forward. If you don’t move to it now, you’ll be moving there within five years.” We explained how our expert Salesforce team uses a combination of Salesforce and ascend to help institutions make the dramatic leap in technology.
Using ascend and Salesforce together allows institutions to select solutions that do exactly what they need, provide a better user experience, and work together efficiently with little to no customization needed. The organization becomes more agile and connected while reducing risk at the same time.” Combining the data from all parts of your organization into a single pane of glass provides a better understanding of your constituents.
“The professionalism, resourcefulness, and unwavering confidence in the product/possibilities that were displayed in every interaction most definitely helped steady the trepidation of making such a dramatic technological leap,” stated another client. Technology implementation success ultimately comes down to the people involved. Choosing the right partner with the right expertise and experience is essential.
Attain Partners has more than 17 years of experience implementing complex solutions in the higher education sector. We have completed more than 450+ projects across all aspects of the student lifecycle, including advancement. Our advancement experts have deep expertise in leading organizations from where you are now to a rich and connected technical system.
According to Prosci research, projects with excellent change management effectiveness were six times more likely to achieve project objectives. Ensuring your staff is properly trained on the new platform and including a communication plan that targets all levels of the organization is vital to the success of an advancement solution.
We are honored to help define and implement advancement solutions for universities, colleges, and K-12 school districts throughout North America. “The platform (Salesforce) product (ascend) are both tremendous, and UC Innovation made a very wise choice to partner with Attain [Partners] to help institutions visualize and ultimately ‘attain’ the future.”
Attain Partners – Salesforce experts
Regardless of whether your organization is beginning its Salesforce journey or many years into development, Attain Partners is here to help you achieve your goals. Contact our team today to learn how we can help you advance your mission by harnessing the power of Salesforce and ascend.
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About the Author
Chad Simmons is an Associate Business Development Director at Attain Partners. Since 2013, Chad has helped hundreds of organizations implement innovative technology solutions designed to meet their complex needs. Chad’s focus is demonstrating the value of the Salesforce Platform and Attain Partners’ services to higher education and healthcare clients.