Taking a strategic approach to sales improves effectiveness and efficiency. One of the most effective ways to plan, track data, and execute sales plans is through the use of a…
Taking a strategic approach to sales improves effectiveness and efficiency. One of the most effective ways to plan, track data, and execute sales plans is through the use of a customer relationship management (CRM) system.
However, many sales reps are often resistant to using them for one reason or another. Rather than viewing them as something that can help them improve their sales capabilities, they see CRM as yet another tool they have to use when working through the sales pipeline. They’re viewed as one more thing to take time away from sales when it can actually do the opposite – help you become more efficient with your time and approach to sales.
If you don’t currently have or utilize a CRM as part of your sales process, you should. Here are 5 great reasons to use a CRM system according to sales recruiters:
CRMs are an ideal location to store and access all the data you need about your customers, their preferences, sale process status, contact information and more. You can plan everything in one place.
Reporting is part of the sales process. CRMs make it easy for you to track prospects and set up reporting. You can set up automatic weekly and monthly reports and customize reporting to meet your specific needs.
With the integration of a number of data sources, CRMs provide you with deeper insights into your customer preferences. The more you know about your customers, the better you will be able to serve their needs, which, in turn, increases your chances of closing more sales.
Information is vital. CRMs allow you to access targeted data for a variety of tasks. Simply query the CRM to generate the information you need.
CRMs help you track your sales funnel more efficiently. You will be able to quickly and easily see where customers are in the process, plan next steps, and dive back in when you want to progress your customers to the next step in the process.
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Jonathan is an Account Executive and Recruiter at SalesForce Search, North America’s premier sales recruitment agency. Previously, Jonathan worked as an Account Executive and Recruiter in the bilingual sales talent market. Prior to his 5+ year career in sales recruitment, Jonathan worked at a music label and is a huge fan of Hip Hop, Funk and Soul music.