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Things to consider before buying a CRM software.

CRM system is a structured methodology that gives sales representatives an edge in sale’s right from initial contact with the customer to closing of a sale, using rules, scripts and procedures predefined by the management,

CRM is more than just an automated system or a sales cycle; a true CRM is the best image of how the management conducts day to day business, as time passes this system becomes a bank of customer interactions and a source of invaluable data helping the business owners to make alert decisions.

Following post is a Guide Line for things to be kept in mind before you buy CRM software for your organization,

1) CRM Vendor

There are a lot of vendors in the US market today selling CRM software’s, over the years these vendors have carved their own niche in each segment, some software’s are specifically designed for small and Medium sized companies while some other’s might have been designed with focus on larger organizations, which need to share a large amounts of data among hundreds or thousands of employees,

Depending upon the size of your business, most vendors have prefabricated CRM packages for different sectors of business which can further be customized as per management’s requirement.

2) Features offered by the Product

Now that you are on the hunt you can do simultaneous comparison of the products offered by these shortlisted vendors, and check which of these software’s is the most capable to do an efficient job in your business,

As I mentioned before vendors do have prefabricated packages for each sector, you can choose the one that best suits your requirements,

Further you can ask the vendors what additional features are available and if any modifications were possible.

3) Insist on using the FREE trial version

Now the reason I say this is because once you have decided to use a CRM system, chances are that you will have the same vendor for throughout the life of the business or in other words it is a lifetime investment in most cases,

Hence it is advisable to check if the software is actually going to help you in a real life scenario.

4) Read authentic testimonials from the actual clients who have used the product

These days thanks to the power to the internet and social media people are getting more and      more open about their feelings and experiences, read some blogs or even better ask for authentic user’s feedback, it is usually mentioned in the white papers released by the company other online blogs are also a good source of gathering such information.


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