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5 Things You Should Know To Make Your CRM Strategy Successful

by Rob Stephen getaprogrammer

This article tries to illustrate the crucial things you need to know well to make your business’s CRM (Customer Relationship Management) strategy.



Developing a CRM strategy that will best suit your business is the first step for winning more sales. CRM is a comprehensive strategy or model used by businesses to manage their customers, company’s interactions with them, orders and sales, future customers and customer services. Thus, by handling the customer side of the business, the CRM allows you to take care of other areas of the business, assuring that all your existing as well potential clients are dealt in an efficient manner.




However, implementing a standalone CRM solution that works well is a tad difficult. You need to prepare beforehand and most importantly, you must be knowing the basics or principles of making a CRM strategy successful. Here are they.


Timeline for the implementation of the CRM

Every business has a specific scale of operations and hence, customer and sales. Inevitably, the type of CRM solution and the time needed to fully implement it depends on that. So, you should be considering your sales and customer service departments one by one, know how the teams collaborate and coordinate with each other.


Change management plan

An exclusive plan for change management is essential when you underpin new software, especially when you want to implement it and integrate with your core operations. Again, this too depends on the type of software implemented and the planning for change management must start with data migration and user training.


Ensuring the cost details of the CRM

If you know upfront charges of developing and implementing a CRM solution, then it is not enough. You should be knowing the total overall costs of the CRM strategy, from its conceptualisation to full-and-final implementation and maintenance. Besides, you must be calculating the hidden costs of implementing CRM like working hours that will be lost.




Setting a target

What will your CRM achieve? There’s nothing but some company’s end goals that your CRM should help in achieving. Amongst all the business goals, decide which are customer-centric and are regarding the sales, and ask your CRM partner to help them all.


Trained team for CRM analytics

Yes, you will need it surely. Every modern CRM is about forecasting sales and making strong predictions about customer behaviour. So, you should make that happen by preparing your sales executives on how to handle CRM analytics.


The next time you think of implementing a CRM solution for your business, these key tips might help you. However, make sure you get a strong technical support team for ensuring the smooth running of your operations after the implementation of CRM.


Rob Stephen is an expert Salesforce consultant in Sydney at GetAProgrammer, one of the most successful software companies in Australia that provide ERP and CRM consulting and development services to businesses in all areas. An avid writer, a traveller and blogger, he likes to share his knowledge of Salesforce CRM with all.


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Created on Apr 4th 2019 05:41. Viewed 381 times.

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