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These are all great recommendations and certainly get the job done. However, I would suggest you first look into the possibility of combining some of these apps into one. For instance, the combination of CRM and project management software is extremely powerful, augmenting the functions of both software simultaneously and helping you do better work for your customers.
Combining helps keep your work organized, keeps things simple, and allows you to provide a better customer experience from start to finish.
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Another huge step is recording it. Don't let any interaction with a customer fall into forgetfulness or the black hole of history.
Not recording it might mean you completely lose track of it during the process, making everything worse. Also, if this customer ever has another issue, you can look back and see how to best help them both in terms of their current situation and their current mood.
Knowing their history also helps you reengage them to help bring the situation back to maximum positivity.
Finally, recording helps you to bring the issues together to try to prevent those things from happening again going forward.
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It goes without saying that the aggregation of data from different sources can help immensely in cutting down time and losing track of all the different things going on.
It's always best to try to keep things in one place. More and more companies these days are streamlining their processes, giving each division more visibility, allowing the customer to have a better experience, the sales team to perform better, the marketing team to make better campaigns, the product teams to make better products, etc.
Once you have even your CRM and project management together, the road widens right up.
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It gets even better when the CRM is paired with project management software, giving you a better view of your entire company in one, convenient place, and allowing you to track history, relationships, and current projects. It helps you plan and project for the future and build your business higher while allowing you to cut back on time and costs.
CRM at its heart should help you build relationships with your customers, but a good one can also do much more than that.
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Very well put. These are all great features for any industry, but I see some huge benefits for this field. I just talked with the secretary at our doctor's office about how much paper they were using for everything. It was all repetitive, antiquated, and downright monotonous.
I actually just wrote an article on my blog about losing the paper trail through using CRM and, of course, mobile software.
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Cloud is certainly not a trend, seeing as how the benefits far outweigh any issue against them. I speak, of course, of the newest cloud software with greater security, less upkeep, and better stability. Tools like JobNimbus are proof that cloud software is much more flexible and valuable than on-premise software, though the trick is to also make sure the software is usable. Of course, this isn't unique to SaaS and cloud, but it is a major factor in why cloud adoptions fail.
Many companies aren't looking for simplicity and usability when they search for cloud software, and instead focus on all the other issues found in the data above. Unfortunately, those other issues are only distractions if you never focus on how usable the software is. No amount of features, security, data liberty, etc will be able to compensate for a piece of software that's impossibly hard to use. No adoption will be successful without first evaluating ease-of-use.
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Companies have a lot of moving parts, and yours is no exception. I'd say if you weren't nervous or hesitant than there is something wrong with you.
Ultimately, the biggest insurance is being able to easily export all of your data into import-friendly files (CSV being the most popular). As long as you can export, transitioning to a new CRM should be easy like Sunday morning, especially if you find a new CRM platform that helps you with importing at no cost.
Ed's right, you've used your best judgment to determine that this is the one you'll move on. Give it a try and see if it works for the next couple months. If not, maybe look at some other tools you didn't see before.
JobNimbus - http://.jobnimbus.com
1 year, 7 months ago on In the Trenches: The Good and Bad Sides of CRM Integration
Unfortunately, feature-to-feature comparisons can only take you so far. A software might look like it's the best on paper, but software vendors tend to stuff their lists with fluff to make them look a lot better. Even then, having a feature doesn't mean the feature is usable, is a good fit, is in a convenient location, or that you'll know how to use it.
You have to try software out before making a solid decision. Sometimes just looking at screenshots can vastly improve your understanding of a software and it's simplicity factor. You do not want to get stuck with software that is uncannily difficult to implement and use, especially when it comes to project management. You'll just have more project management woes.
Look for simple software that you know your team will be able to learn. Something like JobNimbus (http://www.jobnimbus.com) can really improve your effectiveness, while something like Sugar can bog you down because of its complexities.
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Your #2 question is probably the most important you have on the list, and one of the top reasons there is still resistance to switching to SaaS. At the same time, this is also one of the biggest selling points for a lot of new SaaS solutions like JobNimbus (http://www.jobnimbus.com) which have security as one of their main development concerns.
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