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5 Tips for Improving CRM Usage

The list of reasons why manufacturers utilize CRM is as long as it is compelling. From accurate demand forecasts to improved product quality to a more intelligent supply chain, CRM is a tool that can help manufacturers stand out in a highly competitive industry....

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Sales Forecasting for Manufacturers

Sales Forecasting & Manufacturing Sales forecasting for manufacturers has always been critical, but can sometimes be tricky. If you’re a manufacturer, sales forecast data integrity is even more critical since it used to generate plans in all aspects of the...

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What is CRM Integration?

CRMs commonly exist as a standalone system where the data is collected natively in the software application. However, there are instances where it is vital that data generated from other external systems is needed to get an expanded view of the business as well as for...

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) Technology and CRM

AI Artificial Intelligence for years has been the symbol of what the will future bring…whether it be robots in the workplace or smart appliances in your home. Well, the future is now.  AI is commonly described as intelligence displayed by machines, as opposed to...

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Blockchain Technology and CRM

Since 2000, CRM systems have seen the infusion of many technologies and platforms that have allowed additional services and more efficient deployment.  We have seen browser-based cloud computing, social media, mobile apps and big data & analytics to name a few. ...

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What is Hosting vs. Cloud vs. SaaS?

One of the decisions you will have to make when evaluating a CRM solution is whether you want to deploy the software on your servers at your location (on-premise) or access it from the vendor’s site via the internet.  If you select the latter, you will encounter terms...

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Types of CRM and How to Choose The Right One

There are three types of CRMs that always surface when discussing what is needed for particular applications. When taking a closer look at how the three overlap, it should be noted that they are more like components of a CRM that typically comprise an enterprise...

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Questions Companies Should Consider before CRM Shopping

Prior to shopping for a CRM Software, companies need to look internally and ask the tough questions needed to develop the business process requirements to be addressed by the new system.  Below are questions organizations typically ask: Marketing Departments: How do I...

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