Free CRM Quotes

By Catherine Hensley
Updated: August 09, 2011

Selecting the best CRM system for your company is no easy feat. With so many varied systems available on the market, gathering price quotes can help in reducing the difficulty associated with this task. There are many options for getting free CRM price quotes, and doing so will ensure that you get the most out of your CRM investment.

CRM, or customer relationship management, is a complex term with many interpretations. Generally speaking, it is a customer relations tool used by companies in the management of customer service and other related tasks. CRM software systems automate and streamline common customer interactions such as technical support and sales and marketing calls. The organization and maintenance of these functions represents a significant reduction in manpower and related costs for a company. With client communications managed, a business with a CRM has more time and resources available to devote to other more pressing activities, like soliciting new customers and developing those relationships.

First, identify CRM features and functions that are absolutely essential for your company (http://www.comparebusinessproducts.com/briefs/9-crm-features-all-businesses-need). These may be anything from remote or mobile access to automated technical assistance. Itemizing these essential features will make comparing price quotes easier. Having a sense of the budget you’re working with will also help you to eliminate any vendors that are way off your price range.

When you’re ready to gather the quotes, there are a number of free options available. Contacting a CRM vendor directly is one of the most popular. You will get individualized attention and a specific quote based on the features and services your company needs. Many vendors also have online forms you can fill out to request a free quote. All you have to do is insert your contact information and a few details about what you’re looking for, and the company will contact you directly with a quote.

Another option to get free CRM price quotes is to use a price-quoting website specifically dedicated to gathering CRM quotes. You’ll also fill out an information form on these websites, and many will ask specifying questions like “How many employees will be using the CRM?” or “Do you require mobile access?” Your answers to these questions will help the website’s representative in gathering the most accurate quotes for you. After you fill out this form, the website rep will contact you with multiple quotes from vendors either in your geographical area or most closely matched to your CRM needs.

From online forms to specific vendors, free CRM price quotes are a smart way to investigate the options available for your business.
 

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