In order to succeed in business, you need to go beyond just selling products & services; you have to build and nurture good relationships with your customers. Thanks to technology, there are plenty of ways you can learn about your customers, their needs, and regularly engage with them. Because customer data is the biggest key to business success!

Every organization talks about the importance of big data. But most of them don’t put that data to good use or they don’t know how to. 

Proper management of customer data isn’t always challenging. With a little planning, your sales team can manage data smartly without losing or compromising any valuable information.   

Here are 3 simple yet powerful ways you can effectively manage your customer data:

#1. Provide Complete Understanding of Customers: 

Most of the big companies know how to leverage data to build better customer relationships. However small & medium-size businesses often fall behind due to lack of resources to collect and manage customer data properly.  

The wise thing to do in such cases is to centralize sales and marketing activities so that you can combine intelligence through CRM integrations and figure out opportunities for better resolution of customer issues and more accurate upselling of products to customers. 

#2. Encourage Long-lasting Relationships: 

Communication is key to any relationship. No surprise, a complete understanding of customer needs is what nurtures and maintains long-lasting relationships. 

Customized CRM features help companies create these relationships with ease. It ensures that all data is accurately tracked and reported through the sales pipeline. You can deliver custom products and personalized services which enables your customers to feel like they have a true partner. High customer satisfaction means long lasting relationships. 

#3. Become a Data Source Yourself: 

There is an old saying, “it’s better to give, than receive” and this might also apply to your customers. 

According to a study, “Organizations that share their data externally, report an increase in their influence… including customer acquisition & retention (86%), vendor retention (72%) etc.”.

Might seem strange, but worth giving it a try. Because officially declared numbers/statistics impose a certain level of authenticity or confidence in the minds of readers.  

Conclusion: 

It’s easy to draw insights into customers. Nevertheless, to turn data into actionable insights… you need a CRM solution that will help you collect & track data and give you a complete view of your pipeline. Without these, data collection becomes a burden on businesses and their customers.

Sign up for Wakeupsales CRM today. Get maximum value out of your customers’ info 🙂 

Jay
Jay D
jay@andolasoft.com

Do what you do best in – that’s what I’ve always believed and that’s what I preach. Over the past 25+ years, I’ve been consulting to small, medium and large companies.

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