Are you old enough to remember when spreadsheets were a new way of collecting and consolidating data? Okay, you don’t have to answer that. However, you probably remember your first thorny spreadsheet project; you stared at the rows and columns for hours, creating formulas for different cells. As your project grew, so did that spreadsheet – until it turned into a monster with so much data that you couldn’t turn it into anything clear or comprehensive.
While spreadsheets still play a role in our business lives, they simply cannot effectively manage the amount of data pouring into our systems alone. That’s where ApostleTech’s CRM solutions integration comes into play. Think of the vast amounts of customer data you need to control – or the nuances attached to each sales interaction. Can they be documented precisely in a spreadsheet? Can your sales team adequately serve your prospects based on spreadsheet intelligence? In short, not really. Not expertly, anyway. That’s where Salesforce (a Customer Relationship Management tool) comes in.
CRM solutions manage all your customer information in place, becoming a one-stop-shop for boosting sales performance. You can follow up with a prospect by email or reach out on social media. You can check the details of your last conversation and stay up to date on all your tasks, while measuring how you’re doing. Once you unlock the power of a CRM tool, you will never look back. CRM solutions can super-charge your ability to close more deals, launch smarter conversations and forecast accurately.
Now maybe you’re thinking, “I know Salesforce offers great benefits, but our team isn’t ready for it yet.” Or: “We’re doing okay without it so why bother?” But is your current system really giving you all the benefits of a CRM?
Ask yourself these questions to see where you’re coming up short:
Transitioning to Salesforce will make your processes more efficient, endow you with smarter insights and connect the right leads to the right sales reps. You’ll understand how to transform new relationships into long-term engagements and help the entire team be more productive. Salesforce is the promised land waiting outside your collection of complicated spreadsheets. After all, this is the era of knocking down silos and connecting all your different systems and data to form an overarching look at relevant patterns.
At ApostleTech, we know that a CRM like Salesforce gives you the power to drive closer connections with your customers. To learn more about a Salesforce implementation and why partnership is key click here. When you’re ready to talk, we’ll be at the other end of the line to listen and help you break out of spreadsheet prison with the CRM that’s right for you.