Celebrating 10 years of Sandyx

As we celebrate a decade of company success this month, we thought it’d be nice to look back on how far Sandyx has come over the last 10 years.

From our biggest projects to the changes in our team, our blog covers everything you need to know about the Sandyx journey so far.

Why did we become a Salesforce partner?

By the time we officially sought Salesforce partner status in 2010, the now-giant CRM platform had already began to take great strides.

Salesforce AppExchange in 2010
Above is what the Salesforce AppExchange looked like way back in 2010.

Salesforce immediately became so attractive to us because it’s such an incredibly flexible platform with the potential to do more than most users realise.

We identified that, with the right development team, Salesforce can do literally anything in regards to CRM. It was swiftly decided then that our mission would be to help more businesses understand the power of CRM by delivering custom Salesforce solutions to organisations in a wide variety of sectors.

Our director went about assembling a team of Salesforce developers and consultants with the right experience and soon after, Sandyx was officially born. Thanks to tools like Salesforce Trailhead, even our newer developers who hadn’t previously used the platform have been able to pick it up in no time and play a huge role in delivering some of our most complex projects.

So, now we had the team of adept developers and enthusiasm for a challenge – all we needed was a big project to really get the ball rolling.

How do you obtain Salesforce partner level status?

If you’re a company looking to become a registered Salesforce partner, you need to have at least 2 Salesforce consultant level certifications under your belt – whether that is one person with two certifications or two people with one each as a minimum. 

Registered status partners (like us) tend to be more niche and focus on particular industries or have smaller development teams, making them ideal for implementations in SMEs. 

Silver, Gold and Platinum status partners achieve such titles by accumulating points based on 3 factors summarised below.

Celebrating 10 years of Sandyx Salesforce partner levels

Global strategic partners, like PwC, exceed Platinum status and snap up the largest Salesforce projects – usually involving 100 licenses or more.

Introducing Salesforce to some of the UK's biggest names

We’ve been incredibly lucky to work with some huge brands over the years. 

Some of our clients are UK-based and some are international. Some were completely new to Salesforce and some have been using the platform for years, however every team we have worked with has always received the same no-nonsense, personable and dedicated Sandyx approach.

Celebrating 10 years of Sandyx Salesforce clients

Every one of our clients has received a solution tailored just for them and no two results have been the same, whether it was a three year long project or just three months. For example, Hermes came to us needing support with their courier management, whereas Sainsbury’s wanted a flexible solution that would allow them to manage new store implementations. 

Celebrating 10 years of Sandyx

All of our clients have received ongoing support from the Sandyx development team after their projects are complete, meaning that we never lose touch and have built unceasing loyalty as a result. 

What else has Sandyx been up to over the years?

The growth of our marketing department has led to attendance at several events relating to the technology industry, such as the marketingSHOWCASE and the Tech Show North in 2019. We have also released our own custom-built application called AnyCal, which is an interactive calendar booking system developed on the Salesforce platform and is integration friendly for all of our clients. Insight Healthcare are one client in particular who we identified as in need of AnyCal and we were right – the app is still being used by them to this day to book appointments online whilst simultaneously displaying a customisable filter.
Sandyx marketingSHOWCASE 2019
The Sandyx stall at the marketingSHOWCASE in 2019

Our plans for the future

With a variety of projects in the pipeline, the future’s looking bright and busy for Sandyx. We plan to focus on delivering Salesforce to organisations in the public sector in 2020.

You can follow us on social media to keep updated with our news, events and activities.

How we can help

If you would like to discuss any aspects of the topics discussed in this article, or understand how Salesforce can help your business, then please get in touch. You can also ring us directly, on 0161 710 3250

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