- Edwina Coller
They have a great way of communicating and we love their support contract approach. They are extremely flexible, we always know where our projects are up to, as well as financial tracking to ensure we are tracking to budget.
University of Melbourne
Through the implementation of Salesforce Lightning, Community and SalesFix on-going support, the Ultrasound Education Group/Mobile Learning Unit have been able to move effectively through the stages of a paper-based system, to an effective CRM, to a customised solution, that has made a huge impact on how they collectively work within the organisation.
The challenges faced by the Ultrasound Education Group/Mobile Learning Unit have been two-fold. Initially Salesforce was introduced in to the organisation as a CRM for administrative efficiencies, to move away from the cumbersome, hard copy filing system that had been used for years. Part of these efficiencies was the development of the student portal system.
Once Salesforce was up and running at the Ultrasound Education Group/Mobile Learning Unit
and supporting the business processes effectively, there was an additional challenge that presented itself. Rapid growth of the organisation meant that a larger number of students were accessing the student portal and the current system was struggling to cope. Edwina explained that the system would time out due to the large number of people using it. Students would get to their personal pages and ALL assessments would be listed on their page.
Without a relevant filtering system this meant that some students who, for example, had been involved in multiple courses, such as workshops, simulation and Masters, would have to scroll through masses of information to find what they were looking for.
The Ultrasound Education Group/Mobile Learning Unit found themselves then looking for a customised solution that would work to address their expansion issues and work with them long-term to evolve with their business. SalesFix had been recommended to them by their original developer, and whilst they did interview a number of potential partners, the synergy between how they work and how SalesFix work made SalesFix the preferred choice for the next stage of the process.
SalesFix gained a broad understanding of requirements and were able to work with the Ultrasound Education Group/Mobile Learning Unit to create a customised solution that rectified the speed and timing out issues. Assessments are now listed in the student portal specific to course, making finding the right information much easier for students. In addition, workshops are advertised within the portal so students can book directly. The implementation of the customised solution for the Ultrasound Education Group/Mobile Learning Unit involved complex integration of Salesforce Lightning, Salesforce Community and an on-going support package from SalesFix.
The SalesFix Solution
SalesFix continue to work with the Ultrasound Education Group/Mobile Learning Unit on an on-going support contract, which also includes development work as required. Edwina Coller said that SalesFix are long-term partners in their Salesforce journey and they are extremely happy with the service, knowledge and support they have received. “We are very happy having SalesFix as a partner. They work in collaboration with us to take our structures and systems to a higher level. There is a great alignment in the way both organisations operate which makes it a pleasure. We look forward to working with them well in to the future”.
Edwina Coller explained that SalesFix work quickly and effectively without the need for chasing. “They have a great way of communicating and we love their support contract approach. They are extremely flexible, we always know where our projects are up to, as well as financial tracking to ensure we are tracking to budget.” Since the introduction of Salesforce and the subsequent system customisation, communication through the Ultrasound Education Group/Mobile Learning Unit has become streamlined and efficient and a broader level of service is offered to all students.
The system is also scalable for the organisation to be able to continue to grow. From 7 years ago having no capacity to do the work, exams taking two weeks to process and mark, the Ultrasound Education Group/Mobile Learning Unit are now experiencing continuing growth in their business and service offerings.