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Platform Partnerships–Focusing on your Core Business

July 12, 2017

In today’s background check marketplace, it is extremely easy to get pulled away and distracted. There are so many options beyond the simple background check, and so much pressure for speed and automation, that we often find ourselves forgetting about the engines that make our business hum. Background checks are complex, but what goes into them is often taken for granted. This is why it is so important to embrace the concept of platform partnerships, rather than the dated notion of vendor relationships, in order to enable you to focus on your core business.

With this in mind, we have brought together some helpful ideas to better focus your core business by developing strong technology platform partnerships.

1. First, your company needs to be able to define its unique value proposition. Are you focused on operational efficiency? The customer experience? Mobile? Or perhaps the unique needs of the Gig Economy or Mobillenials? Once you have a well-defined and strongly differentiated core vision, you will be able to identify partnerships that will help you achieve your goals. Look for a platform partner that has similar values, and start the conversation.

2. Focus on your customer. When you are entering into a platform partnership, you want make sure you are building value for your customer. Think about what your most loyal customer wants and needs, and why they use your company. Work with a platform partner that is focused on helping you build value and grow, so your customers are surprised and delighted by what you bring to the table.

3. When you are seeking a platform partner, look for one that’s focused on the future. You want to make sure that they are using the latest technology, and are investing in developing products and services that are going to be future growth engines, and not just delivering what is going to get you by today.

4. Look for a platform provider that is dynamic, growing and bringing on new customers. Platform partners that are growing know more about what customers want and need than companies that are stuck in the status quo and they are innovating around those wants and needs. A growing platform partner is on the leading edge of technology and have the most efficient processes and best practices to get you onboarded.

At deverus, we offer technology platform partnerships that lead to success. We have been providing quality background checks since 1998, providing cutting edge technology as a partner and extension of your business. Check out deverus, we stand ready to work with you.

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