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March 27, 2024 Business Technologies

Sugar Market Implementation Explained

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By Connor O'Keefe

Investing in new software is often compared to buying a new car: it’s a big investment, it’ll be with you for a while, and you need to do a lot of research before you buy to make sure it’s the right fit. Where that comparison ends is the post-purchase. You can’t just jump into a new marketing automation tool the way you’d roll off the lot enjoying that new car smell. Whether it’s a new marketing automation system, CRM, ERP, or anything in between, you’re going to need a careful period of planning, A/B testing, and general strategy before you can honestly call the product rolled out. But how long is this process for a tool like Sugar Market? Just how long does a Sugar Market implementation take?

How Long Does a Sugar Market Implementation Take?

The shortest answer is perhaps an unsatisfying one: there’s no hard and fast, one-size-fits-all timetable for a Sugar Market implementation. Your implementation process will be as unique as your organization. Some businesses find implementation takes them as little as 30 hours. Others find the process longer.  There are certain factors that can affect the timeline of your Sugar Market implementation.

Firstly, it’s important to understand that implementing any new software solution is a complex process. It involves not just technology and systems, but also people and processes. And as we all know, these things can be unpredictable and subject to change.

Business Size

One factor that can impact the timeline of your Sugar Market implementation is the size of your organization. Larger companies with more employees and departments may have a longer implementation process due to the need for more planning, coordination, and training. On the other hand, smaller organizations with fewer employees may be able to implement Sugar Market more quickly.

Business Differentiators

Another factor to consider is the level of customization needed for your specific business needs. Sugar Market offers a wide range of features and functionalities, but every organization has unique requirements. If you have complex marketing processes or specific integration needs, this may add time to your implementation as more development and testing will be required.

Additionally, the existing technology infrastructure within your organization can also play a role in the timeline of your Sugar Market implementation. If your current systems are outdated or incompatible with Sugar Market, it may take longer to integrate and transition to the new solution. It’s important to assess your current technology environment and address any potential roadblocks before beginning the implementation process.

How Can We Speed Up Our Sugar Market Implementation? 

Is there an easy way to speed up your implementation? Absolutely. There are several, and one of them starts before you even begin the implementation process itself.  

Solution Blueprinting 

Before your implementation project even gets off the ground, it’s incredibly prudent to take a breath and meticulously plan things out. Measure twice, cut once. 

A solution blueprint is a process through which experts assess your technology, your people, your processes, and your objectives. Then, after thoughtful planning, they work with you to architect a plan of action that meets all the criteria. The blueprint is a living document used throughout implementation to ensure everything stays on track and your goals are met. 

Your team may lack experience in new technology rollouts, making them prone to common pitfalls like user adoption challenges and integration mishaps. To avoid these issues, utilize a solution blueprint crafted by experts to tailor an approach to your organization’s unique requirements. This plan covers technology needs, vendor options, employee training, change management, and business process redesign, ensuring a comprehensive strategy for successful implementation. 

Work With Expert Consultants

The average professional is going to see 2-3 software implementations across their entire career. Minimal exposure over a 40-year career hardly makes an expert. With statistically limited experiences under their belt, your team is bound to hit any number of roadblocks on your implementation journey, most of which are completely avoidable with the right know-how. 

At BrainSell, helping companies just like yours with their implementations is our bread and butter. Our team of experts runs implementation projects as part of their full-time job and has dozens upon dozens of successful software rollouts under their belts. They know a thing or two because they’ve seen a thing or two. They’re not just familiar with Sugar Market, they’re familiar with the best practices of rolling it out and avoiding the commonly encountered pitfalls of the process.

Working with consultants can shave weeks from your implementation project; time spent walking back missteps and patching up avoidable problems adds up over time, and consultancy helps you avoid those problems to begin with. 

Have More Questions About Sugar Market Implementation?

There’s a lot we can say about the implementation process; it’s ultimately going to depend on your organization and the unique factors at play therein. Feel free to read some of our additional implementation-related content for more answers to all the questions you never knew you had. 

Prefer to jump right into things instead? Give us a ring and chat with one of our experts today. They’re all excellent recourses on both implementation projects and Sugar Market in general. They can help you get started on your journey toward implementing your marketing automation solution today.

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Connor O'Keefe

Connor O'Keefe joined BrainSell as the content marketing manager in 2023 but has enjoyed writing since he was old enough to spell his name. Connor's passion for creating content is rivaled only on his love for camping trips and trivia nights.

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