Back in the days, you took a CRM & it was doing the job pretty well. With time, things changed & your business changed a fair bit too. Unfortunately, the CRM software didn’t advance & is still what it was years back; numerous lacks, limitations, drawbacks that are holding back your business from realizing its true potential.

Take my word, it’s time to move on!

Here are 4 signs that say your CRM system needs a reboot. It’s not rocket science; just a few warning bells:

#1. Feature Limitations & Outdated Core:

It’s no secret that technology moves rapidly and you’d want to ensure you’re up to date with everything new. Working with outdated software can create a host of issues including the inability to adapt to current market standards, setbacks with customer service, wastage of time and much more.  

#2. Basic Activities Taking Longer than Usual:

CRM is a platform for quick, reliable information & only the latest application can give you the same without you putting too much effort.

If your system is starting to become a headache for you and your company, it might be the perfect time to investigate. Your CRM tool may have too many features that don’t align with your company needs anymore. Or instead of the CRM solving your problems, it has become the problem itself. That’s a good enough reason to step back.  

#3. Lack of Important Insights into Customer Relationships:

Most of the companies spend a lot of time on the “management” aspect of the CRM & forget what matters the most: the actual customer relationship.

An ideal CRM not only solves the hassles of managing but also provides meaningful insights into customer relationships. As newer business models are emerging day-by-day, maintaining a complete understanding of customer needs, behavior, habits, and preferences is vital.  

#4. Communication Starts Occurring Outside the System:

If you are unable to communicate with your customers through the CRM system then you no longer have a direct way to manage your customer’s experience with your business.

If a customer calls your business and the only person who can assist them is the salesperson, then you must have a problem with your CRM system. Your CRM tool must be able to make customer interactions with your business directly. So that anyone can assist a customer with an issue or question through the CRM system. If you can’t do this, then replace your current CRM software ASAP. Simple as that.

 

Wrapping Up…

There are numerous other signs that indicate your CRM software is no longer up to the mark. It’s wise to consider the warning signs before it’s too late.

If you’d like to talk about your CRM requirement and see what can be done to improve things, Get In Touch. We’d be happy to help you 🙂

 

 

 

 

Ankeet
Ankeet P
ankeet@wakeupsales.com

Our sole motive is to make sales and client management process for businesses as easy as sipping coffee. I work as Marketing, Product and Business Development Expert at Wakeupsales with loads of interest in Cricket.