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Could Hiring Fractional Salesforce Talent Be the Answer?

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“I have enjoyed increasing my potential customers, and I hope to reach more of them.”


Fractional resourcing is on the rise for the those aiming to manage their Salesforce ecosystems more efficiently.

Rather than hiring full-time employees for every single role, this strategy allows businesses to bring in part-time consultants to handle specific tasks. It’s a strategy that could both save you money and ensure that your get the expertise your need, exactly when you need it.

Most Salesforce setups need a team with multiple skill sets, especially if you’re using various Salesforce solutions — Sales Cloud, Marketing Cloud, Service Cloud, and Experience Cloud. But what happens if you don’t need every skill full-time?

That’s where fractional consultants come in handy. You pay only for the work you need, saving on the costs of full-time salaries and benefits.

But what exactly is a fractional employee?

Fractional employees are highly skilled professionals who offer their services on a part-time basis. They provide specialized expertise in areas like marketing, accounting, and consulting — they give businesses access to top-tier talent without the financial burden of full-time employment.

This model is perfect for companies that need specific skills but can’t justify a full-time hire.

Why Fractional Resourcing Works for Salesforce

1. It’s flexible and cost-effective.

Hiring full-time employees for specialized Salesforce roles can be expensive, including costs for salaries, benefits, and ongoing training.

The option to hire fractional consultants offers a flexible and cost-effective alternative. You can hire these experts for specific projects or periods, without the long-term financial commitment. This can lead to significant savings — even when working with high-priced experts like Salesforce Architects.

2. You gain a fresh perspective.

Your in-house team knows your Salesforce org inside and out, but they might not have exposure to different setups and best practices.

Fractional Salesforce experts bring a wealth of experience from working with various clients. They can introduce new ideas and solutions that your team might not have considered, helping you avoid mistakes and adopt better habits.

3.  You get access to custom Salesforce expertise.

Custom Salesforce solutions can be complex and time-consuming for your internal team.

Fractional talent can help by providing tailored solutions that meet your specific needs. They handle everything from gathering requirements to implementation and training, ensuring the process is smooth and successful.

This means your custom solutions work well from the start and are flexible enough to adapt to future needs.

4. You can free up your internal talent.

Bringing in fractional Salesforce experts allows your internal team to focus on what they do best.

Need someone to clean up your data or write some custom code? A fractional Salesforce Admin or Developer can take care of that. This frees up your internal team to tackle high-priority projects and improve overall quality, rather than getting bogged down in routine tasks.

5. Your team remains up-to-date with Salesforce knowledge and skills.

Your internal team is likely juggling multiple responsibilities, from daily troubleshooting to implementing new projects. This can leave little time to stay updated with the latest Salesforce best practices and features.

Fractional Salesforce teams are dedicated to keeping their skills sharp and their certifications current. They stay on top of the latest developments in Salesforce, ensuring your org is running efficiently and ready for future changes.

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One Last Thing

So, rather than hiring full-time staff for every role, you can now bring in part-time experts exactly when you need them!

Whether you need help with periodic updates, complex customizations, or just want to free up your internal team for more critical projects, hiring fractional Salesforce consultants is a flexible and cost-effective solution. These experts bring in fresh ideas, stay on top of the latest Salesforce trends, and help keep your system running smoothly.

By adopting fractional resourcing, you can stay agile and competitive. This way, you make sure that your Salesforce setup is always optimized and up-to-date. It’s a smart way to handle the complexities of your Salesforce ecosystem without breaking the bank, letting you focus on growing your business with confidence.

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