Sercante is the first Salesforce-recognized Pardot PDO

We have big news to share. Sercante is the first Salesforce-recognized Pardot PDO!

As a Salesforce Pardot product development outsourcer (PDO) partner, we support the development of custom solutions that other vendors own and maintain.

While the Pardot PDO recognition is new to us, we’ve helped companies develop Pardot extensions and integrations since 2018. This includes our own suite of products.

 

What is a Salesforce PDO Partner?

Salesforce customers who don’t have the CRM expertise or resources can turn to Salesforce-recognized consulting partners. Most Salesforce ISVs have in-house developer teams to tackle complex customizations and integrations.

Consulting partners help with everything from product ideation, development, support services, and even sales and marketing consulting and services. 

Salesforce PDO Partners complete at least one project with any PDO specialization with a Salesforce Customer Satisfaction (CSAT) score greater than 4.2/5.0.

In a way, PDO partners focus on the future of Salesforce by extending platform functionality faster than Salesforce can!

They types of projects PDO partners work with include:

  • AppExchange Listing, Trials and Demo
  • Architecture & UX Design
  • Development/QA/Release Management/Security Review
  • Ideation/Business Model/Value Prop
  • Marketing Support
  • Package Review & Optimization
  • Product Support

Additionally, Salesforce PDO partners understand the complexities that go into creating secure apps. 

The Salesforce security review process can be tricky to navigate. So it’s helpful to engage a PDO partner for their experience with the process. PDO partners can save time and avoid the headache of multiple security reviews.

Take all of that and layer on Pardot

Sercante gained the recognition of being the first Pardot PDO partner after we helped a number of companies build integrations with and extensions to Pardot. We also maintained an average 4.9 CSAT score on top of getting the work done.

And that’s the main difference with Pardot PDOs. We are expert-level consultants and developers who know how to bend the Pardot API to our will. 

 

Sercante Labs is where the Pardot PDO magic happens

The PDO side of the Sercante house lives within Sercante Labs. 

Operating as an independent division of the top Pardot System Integrator (SI), Sercante, Sercante Labs is led by VP of Engineering, Adam Erstelle, and VP of Product, Mike Fazio, with investment from Sercante founder Andrea Tarrell.

Mike explained the role of Sercante Labs in the Salesforce ecosystem.

“The vision of Sercante Labs is three-fold. One, we want to help ISVs build awesome extensions to Pardot and to bring more value-added integrations to the Pardot ecosystem. Second, we are building our own suite of products to continue to expand the power of Pardot. And third, we are focused on fostering meaningful relationships with the Salesforce ISV ecosystem in order to make sure we can collectively deliver a full package of useful products and services to our customers,” Mike said. 

The Sercante Labs division of the company is divided into three segments: 

Product Development

We build products and packaged solutions to support our clients’ needs. 

Prospect Updater is a solution we’ve created over the past few years based on real-life needs of our clients who wanted to automate their way to cleaner data. Additionally, we have a full suite of apps available and others in the works.

 

Product Development Outsourcing (PDO)

We support the design, build, and go-to-market strategy of custom Pardot integrations and Salesforce AppExchange solutions that are owned and managed by other vendors. 

 

ISV & External Partnerships

We interpret existing third-party technology options and areas for growth to core Sercante business. 

We hatched our Pardot-Zoom integration from this idea. The integration we built is more robust than the one Zoom currently offers.

 

Sercante Labs materializes Pardot dreams

Demand for extending Pardot functionality is growing rapidly as marketing teams use automations and integrations to make life easier for everyone.

“We used to say ‘wouldn’t it be nice if Pardot _____’. Now we get out there, build those solutions and share them with others,” Adam said about the founding of Labs.

Recognition from Salesforce as the first Pardot PDO solidifies the work Sercante Labs has done already and enables us to venture even further into uncharted Pardot waters.

“And it’s great that we now have the recognition to prove we can help others take action on their Pardot app ideas as well,” Adam concluded.

If you’re interested in our products or PDO services, drop us a line. We’d love to help however we can.

Hayley Tuller Named 2020 Merivis Volunteer of the Year

If you’re in the Pardot world, then you likely know someone on the Sercante team. 

Maybe you mastered solutions from reading their blogs. Or learned cool tricks from them during a Trailblazer Community event.

Being generous with our time through volunteer work is a core value at Sercante.

Sercante Solution Engineer, Hayley Tuller, has taken that generosity to a new level. Her volunteer work in the Salesforce community earned her the 2020 Merivis Volunteer of the Year Award.

Merivis Co-Founder and Executive Director Kate Perez presented Hayley with the award during a virtual keynote presentation on May 26 at the 2021 Merivis Summit.

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By |2021-05-27T15:06:07+00:00May 27th, 2021|Categories: Career, Events, Salesforce News, Sercante News|Tags: , , |

Dreamforce 2019: Highlights, Photos & More!

Dreamforce 2019 has come to a close and Sercante would like to say “Thank You” to all of the clients, team members, and partners who helped make it our best Dreamforce yet.

In 2019, Dreamforce saw 200,000 people walk through the ceremonial arch to hear over 3,000 sessions. All in 5 days. With so much to do, Sercante showed up in full force to learn and connect with fellow Pardot users.

From helping Pardot users at the Genius Bar to co-hosting Into the Blue – the B2B Marketer’s Party, we had a blast doing all things Pardot.

Sercante by the Numbers:

1750 Sercante dragons handed out (and maybe a few coming to a user group near you!)
50+ hours at the Pardot Genius Bar
15 Circles of Success lead by our team
13 Sercante consultants on site
5 sessions where we presented our Pardot tips and tricks
1 amazing party

Caption: The Sercante team gather on the first day of Dreamforce 2019 (top left), the team at the FormAssembly Wine Happy Hour (top middle), CEO and Founder of Sercante Andrea Tarrell at her Women In Tech session (top right), Jacqueline Fassett holds a armful of Lil Handfuls, Sercante’s most popular swag item (bottom left), Sercante and Pardot’s B2B Marketer’s Party on Thursday (bottom middle), Bailey Bowman and Natasha Wetten at the Pardot Genius Bar (bottom right).

Sercante lead the way with Pardot sessions and expert advice

Our team of experts is all about sharing knowledge. We were grateful for the opportunity to lead many hours at the Pardot Genius Bar and 5 Dreamforce sessions, including:

But we don’t wait for Dreamforce to roll around to share our advice. We’re happy to bring our sessions to your local user groups in 2020. Just reach out at [email protected]

It shore was a great time at the B2B Marketer’s Party

This year we were honored to co-host the annual B2B Marketer’s Party alongside Pardot. We were excited to help B2B marketers celebrate the oceans of opportunity and share stories of digital transformation that will inspire us all in 2020.

From Mustache Harbor playing yacht rock to hand-shucked oysters, the B2B Marketer’s Party at Dreamforce 2019 was a great way to cap off Dreamforce.

And our photographer captured all the fun!

Click here to see photos from the party and learn about more highlights for B2B Marketer’s at Dreamforce 2019.

Start the new year off right with Sercante’s expert-led Pardot training programs

Ready to level up your Pardot & technical skills in 2020?

The best marketers never stop learning. If you’re ready to stretch your skills or make a career move, we’ve got you covered with two in-demand courses designed for current & future Pardot admins.

Check out our available courses below:

We can’t wait to see everyone at a future Salesforce event!

By |2020-01-12T17:48:19+00:00November 30th, 2019|Categories: News, Sercante News|

Let’s Meet at Dreamforce

Dreamforce is around the corner, and we could not be more excited. We’ll be sending 14 of our Pardot experts to San Francisco to help make it the biggest year ever for Pardot at Dreamforce. 

We’re excited to meet many of our Pardot friends in real life. If you’re attending Dreamforce, keep an eye out for us! We might have a dragon friend (or 3) for you to take home. 

Find Us Leading Sessions

We’ll be leading 5 sessions this year, ranging from how to improve your Pardot chops to promoting gender equality within the Salesforce ecosystem. 

Find Us at the Genius Bar

Looking to brainstorm how to improve your sales or automation processes? Want to brainstorm ideas for how to optimize your Pardot instance or use that new martech tool you purchased this year? Or just generally need some Pardot advice? 

The Pardot Genius Bar is the spot for you. You can book your 1-on-1 session with a Pardot expert here.  

Find us Moderating Circles of Success

We’re here to help you. And that means we’re not just talking on a stage or giving you personalized advice, but also helping you connect with your peers. 

Circles of Success are small group discussions on specific topics moderated by a Pardot expert. Below is a list of all the Circles of Success you can find us on:

Find us Playing with Puppies

It’s not all tech talk. We LOVE dogs. In fact, we call our own team’s furry friends the Sercante “Branch Managers”.   Ask for pictures if you see us. 🙂

And that’s why we can’t wait to take some play breaks with the Pawdot Puppies. All the dogs are available for adoption by the SPCA, a proud Pardot customer.

Check it out on:

Tuesday, November 19 and Wednesday, November 20th

11:00 AM – 2:00 AM at Amber India, 25 Yerba Buena Ln, San Francisco, CA

Find Us on the Dance Floor (!)

As Dreamforce comes to a close, we want to celebrate a week of learning and year of hard work. We’re proud to share we’ll be co-hosting the Pardot party this year. 

We welcome all of the B2B Marketing community to join us for Into the Blue – the B2B Marketing Bash. We’ve lined up San Francisco’s favorite yacht rock band, delicious drinks, nautical eats, and treasures you’ll have to see to believe. 

Into the Blue – the B2B Marketing Bash

Thursday, Nov. 21., from 7 PM – 12 AM at City Nights, 715 Harrison St.

RSVP for the B2B Bash here

Look forward to seeing you at the event!  If you’d like to carve out time to meet 1:1, please ping me at [email protected] or stop by the Genius Bar, and let’s connect!

By |2019-11-18T19:18:28+00:00November 8th, 2019|Categories: News, Sercante News|

Sercante Named Pardot Master Navigator

After recently celebrating our second anniversary, we were proud to learn Sercante had earned the Salesforce Master Navigator recognition for Pardot.  

Only two other consultancies globally currently hold this distinction.  We are incredibly proud of this recognition for our work helping all kinds of organizations be wildly successful with Pardot and Salesforce.

What is the Salesforce Partner Navigator Program?

The Navigator statuses help customers find the right partner for them based on a partner’s proven expertise. A partner can earn a status of Certified, Specialist, and Master Navigator for various products and industries. 

We are honored to have earned the highest level of recognition for our work with Pardot. 

You can find a partner’s Navigator statuses in Pardot, Sales Cloud, and other products and and industries on the expertise tab of their AppExchange listing (here’s an example). 

What’s next for Sercante?

We’re digging deep into our passion for Pardot with our continued focus on growth, expertise, and helping our customers. We’ll be attending as many local user groups and Salesforce events as possible. You can learn what’s next on our event calendar here.  

Our team is excited to continue to showcase our relentless zeal for helping organizations of all kinds use Pardot and Salesforce to be wildly successful. 

Want to talk shop?

We’re always up to speak at local user groups, offer best practices over coffee, and chat about your Pardot needs. You can reach out to us on our Contact Us page or just use the cool (and Pardot-integrated) Qualified chatbot on our website. 

By |2020-02-05T16:53:40+00:00October 15th, 2019|Categories: News, Sercante News|