Streak: Manage Your Sales Pipeline in Gmail With This Full-Featured CRM

Having established a great reputation and always working on my site, my speaking, my writing, my interviews, and my businesses… the number of responses and follow-ups I need to make often slips through the cracks. I have no doubt that I’ve lost great opportunities simply because I didn’t follow up with a prospect in a timely manner. At issue, though, is that the ratio of touches I need to get through to find the quality

Loop & Tie: B2B Outreach Gifting Is Now A Salesforce App In The AppExchange Marketplace

A lesson that I continue to teach people in B2B marketing is that buying is still personal, even when working with large organizations. Decision-makers are concerned with their careers, their stress levels, their work volume, and even their day-to-day enjoyment of their job. As a B2B service or product provider, the experience of working with your organization will often outweigh the actual deliverables. When I first started my business, I was aghast at this. I

Ambition: Gamification To Manage, Motivate, and Maximize Your Sales Team’s Performance

Sales performance is essential to any growing business. With an engaged sales team, they feel more motivated and connected to the organization’s goals and objectives. The negative impact of disengaged employees on an organization can be substantial — such as lackluster productivity, and wasted talent and resources. When it comes to the sales team specifically, a lack of engagement can cost businesses direct revenue. Businesses must find ways to actively engage sales teams, or risk

What Is A CRM? What Are The Benefits Of Using One?

I’ve seen some great CRM implementations in my career… and some absolutely terrible ones. Like any technology, ensuring that your team is less time working on it and more time providing value with it is the key to a great CRM implementation. I’ve seen poorly implemented CRM systems that froze sales teams… and unused CRMs that duplicated efforts and confused staff. What is a CRM? While we all call the software that stores customer information

CrankWheel: Bypass Scheduling and Downloads With Instant Browser-Based Demos

Every interaction that’s required between a prospect with an intent to make a purchase and the ability for your sales team to help them convert is likely to reduce the chances of conversion. That includes time to respond, number of clicks, number of screens, number of form elements… everything. The sales professionals that I know just want to get in front of the prospect. They know that once they can speak to the prospect, identify

Learning Technology Is Critical as a CRM Manager: Here Are Some Resources

Why should you learn tech skills as a CRM Manager?  In the past, to be a good Customer Relationship Manager you needed to psychology and a few marketing skills.  Today, CRM is much more a tech game than originally. In the past, a CRM manager was more focused on how to create an email copy, a more creative-minded person. Today, a good CRM specialist is an engineer or a data specialist who has basic knowledge

KWI: Unified CRM, POS, Ecommerce and Merchandising for Specialty Retailers

The KWI Unified Commerce Platform is a cloud-based, end-to-end solution for specialty retailers. KWI’s solution, which includes POS, Merchandising, and eCommerce are powered from a single database, providing retailers with a completely seamless, omni-channel experience. KWI Unified Commerce Platform Customer Relationship Management (CRM) – collect data in near real-time, so all your channels have up-to-date information. Sales associates can see VIP status, special events such as birthdays, anniversaries and other triggers, highlighted at POS to

MakeWebBetter: Build and Grow Your Ecommerce Business with WooCommerce and Hubspot

There’s no doubting the far reach of Hubspot as a CRM and marketing automation platform and WordPress as a Content Management System. Because it’s a simple plugin and add-on, WooCommerce has been growing in popularity as an ecommerce platform to easily implement. While WordPress has released it’s own CRM, the platform lacks the maturity of Hubspot for its ability to drive process to the acquisition and retention strategies of an organization. Hubspot‘s affordable coupling of