Worth the Investment: Getting the Most Out Of Your Bespoke CRM
It’s been a difficult year or so for businesses, and saving money has become a top priority for many. So, of course, it makes sense that you’re probably not considering investing in any fancy software anytime soon.
That list of fancy software usually includes a bespoke CRM solution. However, investing in such a tool can not only elevate your business to new heights, it can also be a fantastic money saver in the long run. Long story short, a bespoke CRM solution is well worth the investment.
Let’s take a quick look at why…
1. Check for No Specialist IT Equipment
Before you even entertain the idea of paying for a bespoke CRM solution, ensure that the options available for you don’t require specialist IT equipment. That means no servers, no software and no other hardware. Deliberately excluding such CRMs means you can immediately save on the cost – a blessing further down the road when the equipment needs to be repaired or replaced.
2. Ensure Full Support is Included
The last thing you want to be doing is to pay for support from your bespoke CRM supplier, or to have to hire a team of IT specialists just to help your team get acquainted. Opt for a bespoke CRM solution where support is included and it’ll quickly pay for itself whenever you have questions or queries.
3. Commit to Reclaiming Your Team’s Time
Time is money – will we ever get sick of saying that as a society? Probably not, so it’s best to recognise the accuracy of that saying. The business pays for employees’ time, and making the most of that time is the ideal way to ensure that the business is paying a fair price. Dedicating your bespoke CRM tool to making life easier for employees, streamlining their workflow and freeing up precious hours, will ensure that the business is getting what it’s paying for – productivity and happy employees.
4. Find One Solution to Rule Them All
One of the many downsides of choosing an off-the-shelf solution is that it rarely addresses all the challenges your team face, leading to them seeking out another solution, and another one ad infinitum. What you’re left with is a hefty bill and too many tools to handle efficiently. Identifying a bespoke CRM solution which can resolve your business’ challenges in one neat package – preferably with third party integration for the few off-the-shelf solutions your employees really can’t live without – will save a substantial amount of money and really put your bespoke CRM to work.
5. Get Everybody on Board
Absolutely key to getting your money’s worth with anything in business is to make sure your employees are on board – after all, if they’re not using the resource, you’re paying for nothing! Get everybody on board and excited for the future and you’ll quickly find that your bespoke CRM is worth every penny you spend.
For a high-quality bespoke CRM solution which doesn’t cost the Earth (and which you’ll definitely get your money’s worth with), get in touch and arrange a free Lunar CRM demo!