img-genesysNon-Profit Deploys Salesforce CRM in Three Weeks

The Challenge

Genesys Works is a non-profit organization in Houston, Texas that enables inner-city high school students to break through barriers and discover through meaningful work experience, that they can succeed as professionals in the corporate world. Students join the program for 8 intensive weeks of training, to work at one of the company’s clients during their senior year.

The company used a variety of Excel spreadsheets to manage their student data, as well as advisor, donor and client company information. This made it hard to implement repeatable business processes to streamline operations.

Sharon Jacobson, Executive Director, described how they needed to look for a solution: “We had to find a way to consolidate our information into one system that would allow us to standardize our processes and keep all our data in one place. I had used Salesforce.com in my past company and knew that it would be able to solve our problems. However, two previous consulting engagements had failed to produce a working implementation.”

The Solution

West Coast Consulting was tasked with creating the data architecture and migrating 10 years worth of data into Salesforce Foundation. This required significant data cleansing and consolidation of information from various different sources.

Relying on a Cloud-based CRM system meant that Genesys Works did not have to invest in computer hardware, software or IT infrastructure. All their customizations are automatically maintained and upgraded on Salesforce.com’s servers.

Results

In just three weeks, West Coast Consulting implemented a Cloud CRM solution that met the needs of Genesys Works. West Coast consultants trained all users to maintain the data on an ongoing basis. Next steps will include integrating the Salesforce system into Outlook and creating detailed reports and dashboards to support management.

ORGANIZATION
Genesys Works

INDUSTRY
Nonprofit

HEADQUARTERS
Houston, Texas

SUMMARY
Implementation in 3 weeks

Successful, complex data migration

Cloud solution with no investment in hardware or software

Exceeded customer expectations

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