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CRM Software Vendors

Jul 2, 2008
With many vendors and new releases of CRM products & services out there, the task of selecting a CRM that's right for your organization and its purpose is overwhelming. To simplify the selection process for you, I've created a step-by-step approach.

Increase in the demand of customer relationship management (CRM) has lead to the popularity of CRM solutions providers. CRM solutions providers are broadly classified into two - in-house CRM solutions providers and hosted CRM solutions providers.

The first step you should take upon deciding that you need good CRM software is deciding what it needs to do. Do you want to give customers a direct line of communication to your office? Do you want to give your audience a good way to check their orders or to make complaints? Figuring out what you want from CRM software will let you know how to direct your search for vendors.

Hosted CRM solutions providers are better known as outsourced CMR solutions providers. This type of CRM solution providers simplifies the entire management process, and thus reduces the risk and increases the value of the businesses. Hosted CRM solutions providers have solutions for sales, marketing, and other major services.

When you have a good list of criteria, it may be to your advantage to think about putting out a request for proposals (RFP) to different companies. A good RFP will tell these companies what you are looking to spend, what you need done and allow them to really show off what they can do. A good CRM vendor will be able to do a lot with a RFP, and you'll see some results which have been custom tailored for you.
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