NerdRabbit describe themselves as “the first AI-powered, unbiased hiring platform that matches cloud pros with cloud (h)opportunities”. The intelligent software behind NerdRabbit Is called Nerdly. It’s a software platform that uses AWS machine learning technology to reduce the labor intensity typically associated with the interviewing, vetting, and hiring process. They create a two-sided marketplace where Nerds and NerdHerders use Nerdly to find new opportunities; hire hourly, contract, or full-time cloud talent; and connect and collaborate with fellow cloud pros in the NerdBurrow.
NerdRabbit is an ISV Accelerate partner and their target market is AWS customers and practitioners. Co-selling with the AWS ecosystem is the #1 go to market.
The challenge for the Nerdly sales team was to keep their Salesforce up-to-date with AWS ACE, which involved manual effort and Google Sheet mapping.
This didn’t scale and took valuable time away from sales staff reducing time spent with AWS and customers.
To solve this problem, NerdRabbit quickly onboarded Labra OppSync to integrate Salesforce with AWS ACE which automated away their challenges and released more time for AWS and customers.
By the numbers
|5x Growth||From 3 tools to 1||No learning curve||From hours to minutes|
|Opportunities have grown from 90 to 500||No more ACE portal, no more Google Sheet tracking||Same Salesforce, just a few more helpful buttons||20 minutes a week to check opportunities|
A snapshot of what happened
|Before Labra OppSync||After Labra OppSync||Impact on NerdRabbit|
Watch Claire Edwards and Jon Myer discuss Labra OppSync at NerdRabbit.
Watch Jon Myer talk with Claire Edwards from NerdRabbit. She explains the realities of going from spending hours a week updating and verifying co-sell deals in her CRM and AWS ACE… to now just about 20 minutes a week by using OppSync from Labra.
Why NerdRabbit chose Labra OppSync
When Claire Edwards joined NerdRabbit as the first salesperson, it was OK to manually synchronize a few opportunities between Salesforce and AWS ACE, using Google Sheets in the middle as a tracking tool. But, like other AWS partners who start like this, it soon got out of hand.
As NerdRabbit grew, they were spending more hours manually updating opportunities on their CRM and on AWS ACE, taking valuable time away from AWS or customers. The more opportunities they won and the more sales people that joined the team, the greater the impact.
The heart of the problem was that the growing NerdRabbit sales team were having to use their own CRM, plus the AWS ACE portal, and track email updates and use Google Sheets to track opportunities.
Fig 1. NerdRabbit manual co-sell process before Labra OppSync.
So, what could NerdRabbit do to reduce this overhead and keep growing?
Claire said, “Kyle at Labra told me ‘I gotta tell you about this software platform! It’s gonna save you so much time!”
“And he was right,” she said, “I was introduced to OppSync and it has changed my life!”
How long did it take NerdRabbit to get started with Labra OppSync?
Getting started with Labra OppSync was straightforward for the NerdRabbit sales team.
“There wasn’t a huge learning curve” because Labra OppSync let’s sales people work where they work: in Salesforce. It just adds some extra buttons and views so all that opportunity work can be done in their CRM.
With just a few 15 minute sessions over a few weeks, NerdRabbit’s CRM was integrated and synchronizing opportunities automagically with AWS ACE.
How are NerdRabbit using Labra OppSync?
On the podcast, Claire explains “a day in the life” of NerdRabbit sales now that they have Labra OppSync:
- Sales staff just click one button to share opportunities from their Salesforce to AWS.
- Sales staff just click an Accept button to create AWS-provided opportunities in their Salesforce.
- Any changes they make are automagically propagated to AWS, and the same when AWS update things at their end.
- They have an accurate dashboard which helps with sales operations and pipeline management.
In fact, for Claire and team, the process diagram has now changed to look like the below Fig 2. The only parts they need to touch now is their Salesforce, and Labra OppSync does the rest.
Fig 2. Simplified, automated co-sell process with Labra OppSync
How to get started with Labra OppSync
The best way to get started with Labra OppSync is to talk with one of our experts who will help you discover how it can make a difference to your unique sales and co-sell situation.
If you schedule a call with us will help you discover:
- See if the same problems are agitating you, and what benefits you might get from using Labra OppSync.
- Work out what the way forward looks like in terms of onboarding and training, both of which are low-effort with fast time-to-value.
- Pick the best pricing plan to match your co-sell velocity.
- Get a demo of the platform so you can see for yourself.
OppSync changed my life! NerdRabbit has been able to achieve 117% increase in Partner-originated opportunities.
And all this with just a few simple clicks. There wasn’t a huge learning curve either , because Labra OppSync just adds some extra buttons and views so all that opportunity work can be done in our CRM. With just a few 15 minute sessions over a few weeks, NerdRabbit’s CRM was integrated and synchronizing opportunities automagically with AWS ACE.Claire Edwards,
Lead Account Executive, NerdRabbit
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