04 Jan The Definitive QTC Guide Sneak Peek: Deployment
Now that you’ve got your final solution design ready to go, the next steps is both the scariest and—potentially—the easiest: deployment. Pressing the button that releases your end product into a live environment can be intimidating, and you’ll probably check and triple check that it actually worked even with the strongest automation tools on your side. We won’t stop you, but we do think you should know just how those environments and migrations are working during this stage to give you greater peace of mind.
Gilles Muys discusses the importance of planning for deployment with internal IT governance in mind, using tools like Prodly to make migrations easier, and keeping up on distinctive environment maintenance in the process to ease your workload down the road. Let’s take a look at some of the stand-out quotes here, or you can catch the complete book on Amazon.
1. Plan deployment strategy in advance and with IT policies in mind
“Additionally, when you implement the solution, you will likely have to execute migrations between these environments multiple times—at a minimum, once per iteration during the build phase. Because of this, the deployment structure between environments should be considered and planned for early on to ensure that you respect your internal IT policies.’” —Gilles Muys
2. Peace of mind with automated deployments and Prodly
“Prodly Moover provides a proven and easy-to-use tool to mitigate those risks and migrate reference data the right way during QTC project implementations. At its core, the advantage of using a deployment tool like Moover is the ability to replace your project’s manual, spreadsheet-riddled data loader process with an easy-to-use, fully automated, and native app on the Salesforce platform.” —Gilles Muys
3. Environment maintenance is critical to success
“As your QTC solution makes its way through each of these environments, it’s important that the distinction between each environment is maintained. Corrupt your environments, and you may lose key reference data along the way. But if you keep each of these environments clearly distinguished from the others and manage them with care, deployment runs seamlessly.” —Gilles Muys
Empower your quote-to-cash project with reliable quality assurance and user testing that will drive the perfect design with more tips and insights in the complete book, The Definitive QTC Guide, out now on Amazon.
Gilles is VP of Customer Solutions at Simplus and an experienced executive. He knows CPQ across various industries, has extensive startup experience, and was one of the first three SteelBrick employees. Gilles is the only Salesforce CPQ Black Belt in the world.