Customer relationships are key to your organization’s growth, so you need the ability to scale personalized interactions and create consistent experiences across the organization. The right CRM system can not only help a company take on challenges, but also scale and grow.
A CRM system can help an organization:
Relate to its challenges: Quickly learn what matters to your customers — their goals, challenges, and preferences — and have tailored recommendations automatically sent to them.
Engage with relevancy: By collecting data on their business needs, marketing and service teams can equally recommend appropriate promotions, or educational content that aids their decision-making at the right time.
Scale your 1-to-1 relationships: As a small business, your customers love you for the personal experiences you provide. As an account lead in larger organizations, this doesn’t change — it only becomes more challenging to track the relationship and nuances of 100 plus customers — and when to follow up with them — when high growth kicks in. A CRM platform can host email templates, set up task reminders, and enable a single 360-degree view of the entire customer lifecycle.
Some key features of a CRM system to consider:
Optimize deal cycles: Prioritize leads and opportunities that are highly likely to convert and close based on customer interactions with your company.
Improve customer touchpoints: Know which customers are engaged and the right time to reach out for optimal response.
Clarify upsell and cross-sell opportunities: Gain a dashboard view of all the opportunities that are a good fit for add-on deals already in progress.
Uncovering referral business: Find untapped opportunities in existing relationships instead of paying for dead-end leads or wasting time cold calling.
Reducing time to close: Instantly align your team on the next steps to close a deal when you have a 360-degree view of your customer.
Visibility across all your relationships can help your teams proactively address at-risk accounts and present satisfied customers with new opportunities at just the right moment. With transparency into customer histories, active campaigns, or open cases, you can provide more satisfying purchases and service experiences that keep them coming back for more. Invest your time wisely now, and strong customer relationships will pay dividends for years to come.
CRM & ERP Enterprise Technology Expert and Entrepreneurial Executive with 20+ years of leading CRM, ERP, Customer Experience, and Block-chain initiatives and projects across internal and customer facing technologies. Proven success in closing large deals in Pre Sales customer facing engagements and deploying enterprise wide CRM & Customer Experience solutions internationally and domestically.