[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Over the years since it was first introduced, Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software has become a critical part of the sales infrastructure of successful organizations.
Done right, it can be one of your greatest assets. Done wrong it is (at best) a time waster.
To “do it right,” management needs to:
- Understand that the system should serve the organization not vice versa.
- Know the “why” around CRM adoption. Reminder: CRM doesn’t change people, leadership does.
- Make sure the “why” is communicated to the entire team.
- Understand the key drivers in their sales cycle and track them.
- Make sure what they track is reported on so everyone knows what is important.
- Make sure they have the expertise on staff to manage the system and can adjust/modify as needed.
- Understand that it is important not to overdue customization, especially early on. The system must be flexible as the organization changes.
- Make it part of the culture. If there isn’t an option, the decision to use it gets very easy. Commit to it.
- Learn how to use the information to make decisions, manage and lead.
- Stay engaged.
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