CRM 101 – The Value of Implementing CRM Software

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With CRM quickly becoming an integral part of organizational infrastructures, you need answers to the "what, who, when, where, why, and how” questions about CRM. What is CRM? Who needs it? When will I …

With CRM quickly becoming an integral part of organizational infrastructures, you need answers to the "what, who, when, where, why, and how” questions about CRM. What is CRM? Who needs it? When will I be ready? Where can I get the information I need to evaluate what's right for me? Why use Sage? How will CRM impact my organization? We will answer these questions and show you that CRM is no longer a wish list item. It's an absolute necessity to compete and thrive in a world driven by business 2.0 practices.

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  • 1. CRM 101 The Value of Implementing CRM Software Kevin Hollis – VP Business Development
  • 2. Session Overview
    • The Evolution of CRM
    • From Spreadsheet to ERP
    • CRM Project Plans
    • The Benefits
    • Building on the Benefits
    • Where now for CRM?
  • 3. Evolution of CRM
    • Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software has evolved. Newer versions can be delivered via the cloud , be pushed out to mobile devices and are able to utilize social media websites.
  • 4.
    • CRM can deliver many benefits to multiple departments within an organization – not just Sales & Marketing.
      • Customer retention is boosted,
      • interdepartmental communication is improved,
      • data and work duplication is reduced and
      • workflows are made more visible to all.
    • Information is centralized, leading to easier and more accurate business decision making .
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    • CRM brings together customer data from all areas of an organization. This 360-degree view of the customer base ensures that all necessary information is available to all teams across the business, enabling them to identify and exploit any and every sales opportunity.
    • Whilst CRM as a concept has been around since the early nineties , CRM as we now know it only became a reality in the early years of this century .
  • 7.
    • CRM has really come of age in the last five years . CRM packages are now more customizable than ever before and have evolved to be able to take advantage of the growth of technologies such as web storage services and social media . CRM can now be delivered on demand as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). Indeed, the popularity of CRM on demand has further accelerated the rate of innovation in CRM software.
  • 8. CRM – from spreadsheet to ERP
  • 9. CRM Project Plans
  • 10. The Benefits of CRM
  • 11. Building on the Benefits
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  • 14. Where now for CRM?
    • CRM technology like any other has to evolve in order to stay relevant in a dynamic, internet-driven age . The delivery of applications via the cloud rather than the traditional software purchase model is a concept that is moving out of the early adoption phase into majority marketplace.
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    • Another factor driving the continued innovation in CRM is the way that social media has become part of all of our lives. Social web – websites such as Facebook , Twitter and LinkedIn allow organizations to leverage conversations and relationships with customers and suppliers as social CRM allows an organization to view it from the outside in. Social CRM is the logical step for businesses looking to boost their competitiveness in a challenging marketplace .
  • 16. Conclusion
    • 75% Of Business Have a CRM - Mainstream
    • Benefits all Departments
      • Sales, Marketing, Operations, Finance, Compliance
    • CRM is Reducing Duplication & Time Wasted
    • Profound Impact on Strategic Decisions
    • Are you a leader or full of potential ?