10 Ways Sage CRM Transforms Sales Teams {infographic}

Posted by Kimberly Tucker on Thu, Dec 24, 2015 @ 07:30 AM

Businesses continue to make investment in CRM to take advantage of new sagecrmroifact.jpganalytics, social collaboration, mobile, and other capabilities – and with good reason. 

According to a report by Nucleus Research,  CRM will give you an average of $8.71 for every $1 you spend on CRM. 

Today, Sage customers around the world are driving growth and transforming their sales teams by adopting better ways to manage their sales function.

 

 

 

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Top 10 ways to empower your sales team:

  1. Maximize Revenue
    Enable Your Sales Team to manage opportunities, relationships and orders all in one place.

  2. Make informed Decisions
    With powerful out fo the box sales reports, your business can make informed decisions faster.

  3. Empower Your Sales Team
    Prepare for important sales meetings using up-to-date customer and prospect details.

  4. Improve Efficiency
    Give your sales team more time to close sales with quick access to customer and prospect information.

  5. Information in real-time
    Give sales reps and managers the information they need to see sales performance in real-time.

  6. Increase productivity
    Track KPIs, help sales people become more productive and close sales faster.

  7. Track your sales process
    Progress leads, convert them to opportunities and allocate them to the right reps or teams.

  8. Accurrate forecasting
    Manage opportunities and see what stage deals are at in your pipeline.

  9. Keep customers satisfied
    Provide tailored sales support to your customer.

  10. Improve visibility
    Gain total visibility into the sales process with insight into performance and trends.

 

The facts speak for themselves. 

Taking actions in each of the 10 key areas noted
will help put your business on the path to growth
and ultimately become more profitable in the long run. 

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Tags: Customer Relationship Management, Sage Software, Small Business, Infographic

Infographic: The 50+ Year History of Cloud Computing

Posted by Kimberly Tucker on Wed, Sep 30, 2015 @ 10:39 AM

The use of the cloud has become so integral to every day life that millions of people and organizations around the world rely on cloud services for just about everything.  From social communication and GPS to document management and CRM, nearly every facet of life engages in the cloud and this is a reality that is not going away any time soon... but when did this shift start?

Knowing the cloud-focused business landscape today, it's almost hard to believe that although the Internet and cloud-concept has its roots in the 1960s, it wasn't until the early 1990s that they had any real relevance for business.

The World Wide Web was born in 1991 and as internet connections got faster and more reliable, internet applications for business started appearing.  By the end of the 1990s cloud computing appeared in the form we know it today.  It was at this time that software publishers introduced multi-user applications specifically designed to be accessed by a web browser by large numbers of customers simultaneously at low cost via the cloud delivery method.

Since then the importance and demand of cloud offerings has grown and grown. In 2013 cloud service spending was estimated at $47 billion worldwide and it is estimated this investment will more than double to over $108 billion by 2017 as companies modernize with cloud services as the foundation for competitive business practice.

This historic journey can be visualized with this infographic:

The history of cloud computing

Because "the cloud" is basically just at the other end of your internet connection, it is really just a place where users can access apps and services and store data securely.

The cloud is the future of business for three reasons:

  1. The cloud does not require effort from the end user to maintain or manage it.
  2. The cloud is essentially infinite in size, which eliminates the need to worry about capacity.
  3. Users can access cloud-based applications and services from anywhere – all that is needed is a device with an Internet connection.
The above is important because there is a shift going on from office-based work to working on the move. This shift is reflected in computer hardware sales: in 2015 about 270 million desktop and laptop computers will be sold, compared to 325 million tablets and almost 2 billion smartphones.

That makes the cloud a very good place to run business software that users need to access reliably at any time, wherever they are, and on any device. An easy-to-use, affordable cloud-based ERP application such as Acumatica Cloud ERP is just what the modern business needs.

 

More About Acumatica

Acumatica is a leading innovator in cloud ERP and provides cloud business management software that empowers small and mid-size businesses to unlock their potential and drive growth.

Built on the world’s best cloud and mobile technology and a unique customer-centric licensing model, Acumatica delivers a suite of fully integrated business management applications, such as Financials, Distribution, CRM, and Project Accounting, on a powerful and flexible platform.

In an interconnected world, Acumatica enables customers to take full control of their businesses, play to their organizations’ unique strengths, and support their clients by following them anywhere on any device offering exceptional professional and financial growth potential.

 

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Tags: Cloud Business Management, Small Business, Infographic

Sage CRM Explained via Infographic (Free eBook & Trial Inside!)

Posted by Kimberly Tucker on Wed, Sep 09, 2015 @ 04:04 PM


More than 15,000 small and medium sized organizations use Sage CRM every day to accelerate sales, drive business productivity and make every customer interaction count... Here's a handy infographic from Sage explaining why:


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CRM software enables marketing, sales and customer services teams to work together to share information and manage every interaction with prospects, leads and customers.  Sage CRM is an affordable and easy to use solution that businesses around the world depend on to grow their businesses in this way.

Accelerate your business success with Sage CRM!

Check out the "What is CRM?" eBook and
Contact Us for a FREE 30-day trial today!

 

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Tags: Customer Relationship Management, Sage Software, Small Business, Infographic

Tuesday Tip: 10 Ways to Maximize Your CRM Use

Posted by Kimberly Tucker on Tue, Jul 14, 2015 @ 09:34 AM

Sage CRM can do incredible things for your business but not without proper engagement on all fronts. 

If you make sure your organization uses Sage CRM to its full potential in every area of your business, its inevitable that you will generate a greater return-on-investment and become more profitable faster.

The ultimate goal is to be successful!


Sage CRM presents these practical tips for getting more from CRM software in a handy infographic:

 

Sage CRM Tips

 

To do that, you’ll need to make sure you're maximizing the functionality with these 10 tips:

  1. Explain the benefits of CRM and encourage everyone in your organization to use it.

  2. Review company data, update contact details and build quality customer lists in the CRM.

  3. Enter details of new business opportunities into the CRM.

  4. Manage customer information on the go using the mobile capabilities of the CRM.

  5. Collaborate with the rest of the team using shared calendars and tasks.

  6. Create, monitor and evaluate sales opportunities using the CRM.

  7. Assign values associated to each opportunity to better inform others.

  8. Generate powerful reports from the CRM to gain insight into your business.

  9. Utilize the sales pipeline to see what stage deals are at, make forecasts and focus energy.

  10. Record closed deals and evaluate them to make the future brighter and GROW!

 


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Tags: Customer Relationship Management, Sage Software, Small Business, Helpful Tips, Infographic

Comparing Data, Sales & Marketing, Customer Support and Price of CRM

Posted by Kimberly Tucker on Thu, Jun 18, 2015 @ 03:08 PM

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Historically, Salesforce has been considered the #1 CRM system which gained popularity to its ease-of-use and vast functionality. While its good to be King, the competition has risen up to the dethrowning challenge and as a result, there are many new solutions improving the CRM space with the same or even better functionality at lower cost. SugarCRM does just that as outlined in this edition of the Thursday Throwdown.


SugarCRM v SalesForce

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Tags: Cloud Business Management, Customer Relationship Management, Thursday Throwdown, SugarCRM, Mobile App, Salesforce, Infographic

Sage CRM Helps Work/Life Balance for Small Business Mompreneurs

Posted by Kimberly Tucker on Thu, Jul 03, 2014 @ 12:26 PM

Summer is here and wearing all the many hats that come with it isn't easy, especially for the special breed of mother-entrepreneur lovingly referred to as "mompreneurs". These business wonder women multi-task their hearts out with modern technology and a whole lot of caffeine.

In a recent survey, Sage Software and Mompreneur, Canada's Business Resource For Women uncovered some fascinating facts about the role technology plays in the work/life balance of these modern moms.

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As the survey highlights, 90% of mompreneurs are confident with clients while at the same time, 86% have employees in the mix. In order for a thriving small business to run smoothly alongside the laundry list of other things vying for a mom's attention, modern technology must be utilized.  This is where Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software comes in as one of the most important organizational sales tool a small business team can have.  

Sage CRM delivers a complete suite of CRM modules, including Sales, Marketing, and Customer Service, giving the team a single source for all customer-related data.  Deployment is quick and cost effective and SageCRM can be accessed from the mobile device of your choice, driving productivity from anywhere, anytime.

 

Here are 7 questions that will indicate if your small business is ready for SageCRM:

  1. Are all customer interactions and information (letters, forms, documents, emails, etc.) stored in one convenient location, easily accessible to everyone on your team?

  2. Are you certain that all leads are being followed up?

  3. Are you able to coordinate specific marketing campaigns and follow up activities?

  4. Are you currently able to view all sales activity and results at the click of a button?

  5. Are your sales people able to access customer information when they are out of the office?

  6. Do you know how many customer service issues each customer had and why?

  7. Are you happy with the amount of time your sales people spend currently on administrative tasks?

 

If you answered “no” to any of the above, then it’s time to take a more in-depth look at small business CRM software and the amazing ways it will benefit your business.

 

Contact us today for a FREE consultation!

 Sage CRM Small Business CRM Software

 

 

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