Customer Relationship Management (CRM) is a whole area of expertise that is often ignored. It is assumed that the Sales Representative goes out, sees the clients, gets the orders (Hopefully) and writes a sales report. This sales report is then punched into a computer and produces a sales summary once every reporting cycle. This is then compared to budget and targets and the Sales representative either gets an "attaboy" or a rocket. This typically happens a week after the cycle closes.

Actually this just isn't good enough. There are a huge number of drawbacks to relying on a computer to tell how the sales staff is doing. The Sales Manager should by rights be up on the progress of his sales staff and be able to tell his seniors the progress and expected results on a much shorter basis than the sales cycle. In addition if things are going off track early in the sales cycle the Sales men and the manager should be reacting and putting things right then, not a few weeks later when the report comes out and there is little to be done.

Besides this the Sales manager and his staff will rely on the CRM software system to produce the information but the info has to be timely and accurate to be of much use.

There are many CRM packages on the market and each are designed for the solution envisaged by the designer. Some, like SAP for example, are monolithic and the customers have to adapt their styles to what is produced. SAP is however a rock solid system if inflexible. Other packages have advantages and disadvantages. Some have development and updating issues, some require massive sophistication to use. With some the data bases don't integrate well with other software so in every case the system is a blockage.

And this is not how it should be. The software packages should do what the customer wants them to do and produce the reports require when needed or requested. These reports should be up to the minute and in a usable format thus enabling corrective action to be taken the minute things start going wrong, rather than finding out too late to do anything about it. Lost sales are lost sales and nothing will ever make up for the lost turnover.

So what is needed is a way to ensure that the CRM system is doing what the sales staff, sales management and company executives want, in time for them to alter their production schedules if required, in time for them to take timeous positive action. CRM customization is the process of doing exactly that.

A Quality and inspection team, with many years of collective experience in ideal CRM management will analyze the company's actual needs and provide each member of the sales and executive systems whereby they can monitor their own performance on a day to day basis. This has a number of advantages not the least of which is the "Dashboard" that is supplied which provides data at a glance.

Working with and experienced in all the latest software developments and the leading proprietary software systems CRM customization may well improve your sales figures.

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