Sitecore is a full-fledged world-class experience management platform that helps organizations around the globe to improve their customer experiences. However, when it comes to implementing Sitecore solutions or developing a Sitecore strategy, we entrust that to other experts: the valued Sitecore solution partners.
They offer transformative services that consist of strategy, implementation and support for the solutions they recommend and provide, unlocking the full potential of Sitecore. They are the key to any organization’s success with Sitecore. This blog will discuss few scenarios that arise in the absence of a partner while showcasing the possible corrective actions a Sitecore partner can deliver.
1. Your website is built without the Sitecore Architecture Document
In case your Sitecore implementation is rushed, your Sitecore vendor may have decided to cut corners and eliminate the use of the Sitecore Architecture Document. This document records how the content structure, what modules are created and what content is editable with Sitecore. It ensures that everyone involved in the delivery of your project is on the same page. The absence of a Sitecore Architecture Document can lead to miscommunication around functionality, poor design fidelity, difficulty managing content and eradicating bugs during the QA process.
Whereas, a Sitecore partner knows that planning through Sitecore Architecture Document is crucial to ensure projects get completed the right way in the first attempt.
2. The website takes a longer time to load
There are a variety of issues that can cause low website load times – search functionality and menu generation are two common culprits. But with an experienced Sitecore partner you can be rest assured with front-end performance best practices. Since Sitecore partners have extensive knowledge about server configuration and performance tracking, they help to set a benchmark to solve your performance issues. On a serious note, focus on starting your Sitecore implementation with a rigorous Sitecore Audit can help you identify some exact causes of slow loading websites.
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3. Have unanticipated side effects and bugs
Before deploying code to a live environment, it should always get checked and confirmed thoroughly. If you often encounter issues when deploying code, your QA process is likely inadequate.
An experienced Sitecore partner will have developed a rigorous QA process and they work with your stakeholders to verify acceptance before going live. That’s not all, they also work to catch and avoid bugs before they get into the live environment.
4. Failing to manage your content by yourself
Your motive for investing in a CMS has failed if you can’t manage your content. Although it can seem self-evident to others, it is remarkable how often this occurs.
Sitecore enables marketers to optimize Sitecore websites with the power to manage every piece of content and that’s exactly what you pay for.
By working with an established Sitecore partner, you’ll be able to control your content. Here’s what you can expect:
- Get hands-on a modular content structure
- Allow for easy add and edit content
- Set up the web to use Experience Editor
- Create appropriate user roles
- Configure workflows
5. Unable to expand your website on your own
Sitecore permits the marketing team with the flexibility to build new sections by simply using layouts, all on their own. Therefore, if you cannot put certain modules on some pages, or the content at your disposal is limited, then you have a problem.
To avoid such a situation, an experienced Sitecore partner creates a component library, giving you the resources and the type of content. They’ll always start by developing and obtaining approval for your Sitecore Architecture Document, which explains the content structure.
6. Incapable to personalize a component
Sitecore’s primary interface for configuring Sitecore personalization rules and handling related content is the Sitecore Experience Editor. This skill necessitates proper implementation and preparation. This can seem overwhelming at first due to the abundance of personalization choices available. As a result, it’s a smart idea to have a team of experts on standby to assist you in case you find yourself lost.
An experienced Sitecore partner will work with you in assessing your personalization criteria and how they affect your business objectives. Then they’ll give you the step-by-step instructions you’ll need to customize these on your own.
7. Frustrated with no ROI value
Sitecore experts are not easily available. If you have made up your mind then consider leveraging the power of Sitecore Managed Cloud from a Sitecore partner. They will help you start your project with a straightforward, mutual understanding of what exactly you want them to deliver.
It makes good business sense for both parties to build confidence and provide better value. It enables the buyer and seller to establish a long-term partnership that advances your digital maturity. Besides, an equipped Sitecore partner will collaborate with you to keep costs under control and deliver tasks on schedule.
If you resonate with any of these scenarios, it’s a red flag that you should not neglect. We suggest working with a Sitecore Solution Partner that can provide a wide variety of solutions onsite as well as offsite. Our Sitecore implementation services and managed services are designed to meet the growing needs of your enterprise. Our Sitecore developers are technically sound and highly experienced. Explore our Sitecore consulting services or, get in touch with our Sitecore experts and plan corrective measures.