Though CRM solutions pile on the bells and whistles in an effort to attract customers, the reality is that there are a few core features that have most of the impact on your business. While examining your options for CRM, focusing on these features can prevent you from being distracted by features that, while interesting or even promising, will not do the CRM heavy lifting your business needs now.
For years, SMBs thought that CRM systems were meant only for enterprise businesses. The question is, how many clients does it take to justify a CRM system? Is it worth the investment? Continue reading find the reasons why SMBs should implement a CRM system.
As you probably already know, the use of social media is critical to any business marketing and customer relationship strategy. Gone are the days when you could ignore Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook, hoping they were just passing fads. If you aren't active on any of these sites, you could lose millions or more in potential revenue for your organization. So, when it comes to CRM, everyone is talking about and adapting to using social CRM. But, what is it? Read on to learn more.
While Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Sales Force Automation (SFA) are often used interchangeably, they are two different types of software. These two tools can be used interchangeably or considered adversaries but are actually complimentary tools. An SFA attracts new customers and then the CRM solution takes over and ensures that those customers remain clients.
One of the biggest mistakes that businesses make when it comes to their CRM software is the features they don’t use. This happens because they invest in CRM with a handful of problems in mind, so they’re content as long as it solves them. But if you want to maximize your ROI, you should be utilizing every feature available to you. more
Would you believe that 89% of businesses expect to compete primarily on customer service in the upcoming years? With that in mind, it’s no surprise that CRM software is becoming such an integral part of business operations. But not all solutions are created equally, especially when it comes to the value they deliver to your business. more
There’s some big things happening with CRM software that you should to be aware of. Technological advancements and changes to business processes have led to developments and new features that are making CRM more valuable than ever. Things like mobile capabilities and greater integration with other software are at the front of this progress. more
A good SMB CRM system can be an incredibly valuable asset for your business. As more businesses recognize this value, the amount of SMB CRM vendors is expanding quickly. Navigating the pricing plans, features, and service terms of all these can be a decision-making nightmare. more