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  • Parv Shekhar Singh

    May 31, 2018 at 10:58 am

    Hi Shubham,

    Here are some of the top benefits of Salesforce CRM:

    1.Ensuring faster and better sales opportunity.
    2.Deploying an analytical approach to customer acquisition.
    3.Reducing cost and improving customer satisfaction.
    4.Automation of repetitive and less important tasks.
    5.Improved efficiency and enhanced communication on all fronts.

  • William

    July 5, 2018 at 3:50 am

    Salesforce has acquired the status of best cloud computing services all over the world. The wonders that a good Salesforce implementation can do are phenomenal. Salesforce cloud computing gives you the opportunity to integrate your entire infrastructure including the servers, databases, software, hardware everything over cloud which makes everything a seamless endeavor for you. It provides the following benefits to you-
    ·         Increased Business productivity

    ·         360-degree view of a customer’s information

    ·         Enhanced customer satisfaction

    ·         Effective time management

    ·         Automation of several everyday tasks that saves time and labour

    ·         Better sales opportunities

    ·         Data Integration

    ·         Improved internal organization

    ·         Greater efficiency for multiple teams

    ·         Improved Analytical Data Reporting

  • Parul

    September 11, 2018 at 7:09 pm


    Six benefits of CRM software that can help your company find success.

    Improved Informational Organization
    The more you know about your customers, the better you’ll be able to provide them with the kind of positive experience that really pays off. Everything that they do, and every interaction that they have with your organization needs to be identified, documented, and recorded. To do this, you need to move beyond the sticky-notes and disorganized filing cabinets, and start utilizing advanced organizational technology that can not only accurately quantify and categorize data for easy future reference, but also make that data available across departments.

    CRM for Enhanced Communication

    As mentioned above, CRM makes it possible for any employee to provide the same high level of service, by having access to the same customer data. After all, even if your customers have a single, main point of contact, there’s a good chance that at some point that contact may not be available, and the client will be forced to have to work with someone new.

    CRM Improves Your Customer Service
    Your time is valuable, but so is your customers’ time. And, should your customers experience a problem that needs resolution, they’re going to be unhappy unless that problem can be taken care of quickly. With CRM, as soon as a customer contacts your company, your representatives will be able to retrieve all available activity concerning past purchases, preferences, and anything else that might assist them in finding a solution.

    Automation of Everyday Tasks
    Completing a sale is never as easy as just getting a customer to agree to commit. Along with the surface details of any sale, there are hundreds of smaller tasks that must be completed in order for everything to function properly. Forms need to be filled out, reports need to be sent, legal issues need to be addressed—these ancillary chores are a time consuming, yet vital aspect of the sales process.

    Greater efficiency for multiple teams

    Automatically stored communication allows you to view emails, calendar and phone call details in one easily accessible place. Add that to the ability for multiple teams to access the same information, it simply sky rockets the amount of achievable progress. Sales, marketing, and customer service teams can share valuable information about clients to continue to funnel them down the pipeline to get the desired result of closing a sale, knowledge of new products, or excellent customer service.

    Improved Analytical Data and Reporting
    Miscalculated data should not be the reason you cannot succeed, with CRM this is no longer a possibility. CRM systems store information in one place which leads to improved analyzing of the data as a whole. Easily integrated with different tools or plugins, you have the ability to generate automatic reports to maximize your time.



  • shariq

    September 15, 2018 at 1:24 pm


    Here are some -

    1. Save Time
    If your company is just now implementing or changing CRM systems, it may seem like CRM is more time consuming than the last system. Many employees may complain about the seeming increase in workload and data entry. What seems like a lot of time spent entering data on CRM, however, will prove to be a monumental time-saver in the not-so-distant future. Cloud CRM systems are especially productive because field reps can update their CRM on-the-go from any mobile device. Salesforce Cloud CRM users see a 40 percent increase in their sales productivity. Sending emails and viewing LinkedIn profiles directly from your CRM are some time-saving features of Salesforce Lightning, for example.

    2. Motivate Employees
    Many CRM systems allow users to set and track goals. Advanced graphics in CRM programs like Salesforce tell the story of the sales through the pipeline. These features allow users to see the percentage of goals met, determine where tasks need to be concentrated, and predict future results.

    3. Identify Trends as They Happen
    Any sales data can show a broad picture of sales and product trends. Usually, however, those trends don’t become apparent until reports are run at the end of a period. With CRM data, your company can see subtle shifts in the marketplace. Perhaps a certain region or demographic is showing a product preference? CRM lets you see these emerging trends and shift sales and marketing messages to capture the sales. Cloud CRM applications are particularly helpful in spotting trends because the data is available to any device with an internet connection.

    4. Calculate Commission
    When asked, most accounting departments will admit they calculate sales reps’ compensation with accounting software or on a spreadsheet. However, many CRM programs can easily calculate compensation. In CRM Magazine (2010) Jim Dickie asserts that companies using CRM for customers should also be using CRM to help keep track of sales reps’ compensation packages. Dickie, a partner at CSO Insights, notes that most firms don’t use their CRM for compensation but should: “If compensation plans are truly meant to drive selling behavior, then we need to upgrade the systems we use to manage these plans. Because of this, I expect to see many more companies migrate their compensation management tasks onto CRM applications,” explains Dickie (2).

    Salesforce offers compensation management apps from its AppExchange (a marketplace of apps that easily integrate into your CRM platform) such as the “Commissions Calculator” app. Use of this app results in time savings and higher productivity for both sales and accounting departments.

    5. Create Business Strategy
    Smart business leaders realize that CRM is not only for the sales department, but for the entire company. Because CRM tracks so many tasks crucial to business operations, CRM should be at the core of every decision. Marketing, scheduling, inventory, human resources, production, forecasting and accounting are all dependent on information from the system. As businesses learn to garner information from their CRM system, they find their business making better, data-driven decisions.

    6. Improve Internal Processes
    CRM systems can to ensure orders are delivered to the customer as promised. Denis Pombriant, CRM analyst and author of The Subscription Economy, explains that CRM-based processes aid in exceptional delivery of products. “Modern CRM, which uses analytics and a decent model of customer behavior, can spot exceptions…[and] gives a vendor the ability to zero in on customers who really need help and at the same time helps manage scarce resources,” explains Pombriant (3).

    This process leads to delivery of what the customer needs. Pombriant continue to explain that following clear processes informed by a CRM tool leads to sales goals without undue complications: “The power of a process orientation is that it leads naturally to the [sale], but in an orderly way that keeps the customer involved and prevents skipping steps that can later come back to haunt.” Helping to define processes is an important benefit of CRM systems.

    7. Identify At-Risk Customers
    Because most sales come from current customers, it’s important to track each customer and their history so your company exceeds their expectations. A CRM tool can help identify customers who have called with several complaints, placed fewer orders than expected or let more time than usual lapse between orders---all red-flags for dissatisfied customers. By proactively contacting these customers, relationships can be strengthened and potential problems resolved.

    8. Create a Customer-Centric Focus
    The name “customer relationship management” should say it all. With CRM software systems, customer information, orders, conversations, and help desk requests can be logged. When talking with a customer, you can access all this information so a conversation with a customer can go smoothly (and pick up where you last left off). Having all the information in the same place allows company representatives to focus on the customer, rather than trying to recall facts and interactions.

    CRM systems, when used well, allow you to more easily focus your business on the customer. By organizing customer data and presenting it in a way that allows for action, CRMs are a necessity for modern sales teams.

    Sales, marketing, purchasing, inventory and customer service should all operate with the customer as the center of their processes. This transformative philosophy will ensure your company takes care of who matters most in your business. The most important benefit of a CRM system is to remind you every time you log on to the CRM program that it’s the customer who’s at the heart of your business.

    Hope this helps.

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