Using CRM is essential and the challenge is providing a solution that is an intuitive extension of what your employees already do each day.
I have asked Managers, “Why would you fire one of your employees”? The answer usually implies that the employee is not doing the BASICS of calling, setting appointments, doing follow-ups and closing business. They think the answer is to track all activities by making their employees record them. Then the Manager will drive those metrics and expect higher productivity and success. Seems logical but not that simple in dealing with day to day reality.
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In todays world data is the most valuable thing. Wars have been won with information. This is not a new phenomenon. CRM can help you capture data and you should learn how to transform this data into gold, into something of value.
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The primary use case for a CRM system is, of course, to manage customer relationships. Most programs that exist today are optimized for performance in this space: essentials like tools for tracking sales and integration with common marketing software tend to squeeze customer relationship management software towards a very narrow function within the overall needs of a business.
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Inbound marketing and customer relationship management both trade on the same basic principle: interacting with your company shouldn’t feel like a chore. In the ideal case for both, customers feel like a valued part of your business and have reasons to come interact with it beyond a new product purchase or need for technical support. Basically, customers should want your world and theirs to overlap more than is minimally necessary.
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