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During a cooling economy: 3 ways to get the most value from your strategic services team

Apr 6, 2023 | Admin, Latest News, Managed Services

Partnering with a strategic services team for digital transformation keeps your team focused, motivated, and excited about the new possibilities for better efficiency and business growth. But when your company faces an economic downturn, your strategic services team can advise on ways to continue investing in technology that maintains operations, secures infrastructure, advances cloud computing, and advises on preparing for a rebounding economy.  

“Even though it sounds counterintuitive to invest money while the global economy could quickly turn into quicksands, tech investments are a business driver and should certainly not be a casualty,” Dimitri Raziev, Forbes Technology Council member says. 

Despite the cooling economy, experts agree that now is an important time to re-calibrate business strategies and implement tools that streamline essential processes and allow companies to retain the momentum of their digital transformation projects.

Here are three ways a trusted strategic services partner can handle essential tasks to uphold company security, offer valuable insight on implementation strategies, and provide continued expertise and support during transition. 


Expedite company security 

Did you know that around one in four former employees still have access to past workplace accounts and emails? And around 41 percent of these former employees admit to sharing their workplace logins. 

Many companies currently face a large volume of workforce layoffs, budget cuts, employee job transitions, etc. With change happening at such a rapid pace, it’s challenging to maintain company security and control asset access. 

Your strategic services team knows where potential data breach vulnerabilities exist and can quickly facilitate measures to update data access, filters, passwords, application permissions, email, Slack platforms, and other internal intellectual property access. 


Offer expertise amid an implementation pivot

Long-term business relationships are commonplace for our Simplus Strategic Support team. We are invested in the company’s vision and share a comprehensive understanding of management, work culture, and infrastructure. So when circumstances such as a changing economy impact company health, we can offer support and insight to discuss new leadership priorities and initiatives, fiscal challenges, overhead costs—any issue that impacts business operations and the direction and pace of digital transformation. 

It’s tempting to scale back—even shut down—when facing an unstable and uncertain economy. But, keep in mind that IT operations are fundamental to general workflow maintenance. Our Simplus Strategic Services team can offer general maintenance and flexible support. This means our team can revert an aggressive implementation schedule to a slower, more long-range marathon-like pace. 


Help weather the storm for clear skies ahead

American businesses are resilient. It’s essential to implement initiatives that help a company weather the cooling economic storm, it’s also important to be proactive and position your company to come out ahead of the curve when signs of a rebounding economy surface. 

When your company commits to “keeping the lights on” and collaborates with an experienced strategic services team, you’re already ahead in the competitive game. 



Grant Acosta
Grant Acosta
Director of Customer Success, Salesforce Strategic Services at | + posts

Grant has over 10 years of management experience. He currently is the Director of Customer Success for Salesforce Strategic Services.