FeaturedWhy CRM Projects Fail To Deliver On The Promise
Why do companies spend the time and money to implement a Customer Relationship Management system? The reasons vary, but near the top of the list you’ll almost always find:
- Generate more sales.
- Get control of their contacts with a central database.
- Reduce operating inefficiencies and costs.
ACT! vs GoldMineACT! vs GoldMine: What You Need To Know To Choose The Best One
For some reason, one of the most asked questions of me is “which is better: ACT! or GoldMine?”
Sometimes, they ask about Maximizer or SalesLogix, but ACT! and GoldMine are currently the two main ones I get asked about for software comparisons.
I remember when I was a Consultant, selling CRM software, I used to wait for the head-to-head product comparisons from the CRM manufacturer. Why? Because it’s what my prospects kept asking for! And I wasn’t alone…this kind of product matrix or comparison chart was probably the most asked for marketing document from the Reseller community.
But they weren’t head-to-head comparisons at all. It wasn’t competitive intelligence. After a while I came to understand that these charts were thinly veiled marketing hype posing as “competitive intelligence” and were very biased and, in my opinion, deviously skewed. (A careful reading will reveal that the features or functions have been worded in such a way as to give one CRM package a better rating or score). Read more »
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