What is Sales CRM?
A Sales CRM is a system or software used to streamline sales pipeline management, manage a database of prospects and customers, manage all touch-points with prospects and customers throughout the sales process, nurture the generated leads, and convert those leads to sales. Simply put, a Sales CRM helps to manage the entire sales cycle. Sales CRM is also referred to as Salesforce Automation software.
Accounts & Contacts Management
Sales Reporting & Analytics
What a Sales CRM can help you to accomplish?
Lead management helps to streamline your lead gathering, distribution, nurturing, and conversion of leads, whereas the opportunity management takes care of opportunity tracking until their closure. Account & Contact management helps to track and view 360-degree view of accounts and contacts covering their contact details, related deals, engagements & timeline activities.
Sales engagement tools facilitate customer engagement from within CRM itself, whereas the automation tools help to automate the redundant and time-intensive manual tasks performed by the sales team. And the sales forecasting helps to derive accurate revenue forecasts, whereas the sales reports provide drill-down analysis on the sales pipeline and team performance.
Once introduced timely, sales CRM equips the sales team with the needed tools to eradicate the above shortcomings. Also, it augments the sales execution capabilities of the sales team throughout the sales process.
Signs Your business needs a Sales CRM
- Your customer data is disorganized and lost frequently
- Inconsistent sales process and workflows
- Little or no visibility of how is your sales progressing
- Sales team productivity lost in redundant mundane tasks
- Difficult to track your team performance
- Complex and manual report generation
- No room for immediate scalability
Benefits of Sales CRM
Automated Lead Management
Starting with lead capturing, distributing the incoming leads to sales reps and further nurturing leads with auto-triggered campaigns, Sales CRM can automate most of the lead management activities.
Sales CRM makes it easy to segment & classify customer data for easier navigations and further provides with a 360-degree view of customers covering contact details, related deals, engagements & timeline activities.
Consistent Sales Performance
Sales CRM helps to define the uniform process roadmap for your end to end the L-O-C sales cycle and ensure your sales team follows the right & consistent sales process for every lead or deal.
Improved Customer Communications
Sales CRM provides the sales team with needed engagement tools to engage and track the customer communications be it via email, call, or text message right within the CRM.
Automation of Non Core Sales Activities
Sales CRM helps to automate sending status notifications to customers. Also, it further helps to auto-assign and track sales reps tasks & calendar schedules with timely reminders.
Sales Forecasts and Target Predictions
Deriving sales forecasts and tracking target achievements still remains the prime concern of most of the sales managers. Sales CRM provides the necessary tools to achieve the same.
Insightful reports and analysis
Access auto-generated insightful reports on lead conversion, pipeline progress, customer engagement, and team productivity with no manual research and analysis via reporting tools supported by Sales CRM.