Are you experiencing performance problems? Have you lost control of your platform? Are you constantly checking for security vulnerabilities? At Quality Clouds we know that running a Salesforce platform inevitably comes with many risks and issues. In order to proactively manage and prevent them, you need to ensure you can anticipate them. You need to take stock of your Salesforce risk.
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Why should I care about Salesforce risk?
Recent data revealed that up to 43% risk consultants see data breaches or IT failures as a major concern. One key element of risk is security. As a good example, the average data breach costs $3.86 million and takes 280 days to identify and contain. The numbers speak for themselves here.
Risk isn’t just limited to security however. There are different types of risk such as operational risk, financial risk, reputational risk and more! Some of these are easier to measure than others – it’ll generally be easier to measure finances than market perception, but none of them can be ignored. To be an organization running at peak performance you can’t afford to ignore issues which may significantly hinder you down the road.
If ignored long enough, in the worst scenarios risks can result in critical errors such as major data breaches, platform performance crawling to a crawl, or entire processes simply breaking down. In the webinar, we’ll be outlining how you can prevent such issues taking place.
Salesforce projects & risk
So let’s take an example Salesforce project and the risks you might face. You’ve planned out some rough ideas, but you’re not quite sure of your platform layout so you’ve taken a few educated guesses to save time. You have a hard deadline in a few weeks which you can’t miss without a financial impact on the company. So you start on the project and even though most of your guesses pan out, one doesn’t. There’s some unexpected technical debt in the org which needs urgent refactoring. You don’t have the time to fix it properly and still deliver. Suddenly you’re faced with only bad choices: let down management, work significant overtime, or try to cobble together a fix which will cause even more issues down the road.
Once you’re in that situation you’ve normally missed the timeframe for the best solution. You need to anticipate risks as early as possible. If there had been more visibility over the project and those guesses hadn’t needed to be made, this situation could have been avoided. This is why proactive approaches are vital.
Managing risk proactively
So how can we proactively manage risks and prevent errors? Total visibility and awareness of what you should be looking for are essential. You can’t prevent an issue you don’t know exists. Most organizations also don’t have the resources to manually map out everything in full, which truly proactive risk management requires. That’s why Quality Clouds puts transparency at the heart of its solutions and highlights which KPIs and metrics are worth tracking. Using automation drastically reduces the time it takes to make informed decisions. The more issues you nip in the bud, the cheaper it will be down the line. Risks don’t just multiply, they often also compound.
Managing risk and preventing fatal errors is absolutely critical for any Salesforce team. Being able to proactively manage them will make your projects run more efficiently and, more importantly, prevent business disruption. We’ll be covering these topics in more depth in the webinar with real life examples we’ve seen. Make sure to register today!