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  Most dealers understand the importance of making it easy for customers and prospects to find contact information. Websites often have prominent &…

Quick Tips for Improving Dealership Culture

Quick Tips for Improving Dealership Culture

Car dealers have a terrible reputation. It's such a negative experience for so many that people are electing to make a major purchase like a vehicle fr…

The Biggest Mistake Dealers Make When It Comes to Customer Retention

The Biggest Mistake Dealers Make When It Comes to Customer Retention

Jim Roche is the Divisional VP of Marketing & Managed Services at Xtime. We asked him to tell us the biggest mistake he sees dealers making today when …

Is 2018 the Year of Customer Convenience?

Is 2018 the Year of Customer Convenience?

It seems that every year has a theme attached to it in terms of where dealerships’ focus will be. Which themes or buzzwords will dominate 2018? We…

Upcoming Webinar: Show with Your Showroom, Sell with Your Website

Upcoming Webinar: Show with Your Showroom, Sell with Your Website

Today's customers walk into your showroom better-informed than ever before. Because they've done their research ahead of time, 89% walk into t…

Making CRM Sifting Easier With CRM Demo

Choosing a CRM could be a daunting task because you are actually looking for a business strategy online and you must know which one would be best for you. When it comes to the companies offering CRMs, all of them claim to be the best but after a research of a couple of hours, you will realize that every CRM has its strong and weak points. Different companies have different takes on their CRM solutions. This is where trying the CRM demo proves to be a great way to know whether a CRM is perfect for your business or not.

Some CRMs are more focused on providing an easy to use interface, some have a more marketing focused approach and others rely on the analytical strength of their CRMs. Similar to them, as a business owner you must be aware of the strengths and weaknesses of your business and you must make the right decision when choosing a CRM. Things could become way easier for a CRM researcher if he/she chooses to use the CRM demo which is now offered by almost all the CRM development companies on the internet. These demos can be tried out for free and for as much time as possible by the interested customers.

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Whether a CRM is compatible with the software and applications you have installed on your company’s computers can be found out on the websites of the CRMs. Most of these websites have a table available on them listing the names of compatible browsers, operating systems and other software. After looking at this information, the only thing that remains to be tested is the experience of using the CRM. How do you feel when you use the various features of the software? This is when a CRM demo can best serve you and you should make the most of it.

How well does the CRM let you manage your marketing campaigns? How many different formats and arrangements does the CRM allow you for arranging your data in the most convenient to read format? How well are your potential customers arranged in the CRM? Do you get a graphical representation of your potential, hot and cold leads? Can you see how much money you have spent on marketing campaigns and can you view the stats of various campaigns individually? Moreover, you must keep a close eye on the level of interaction offered by the online CRM demo.

Keep a list of your requirements in mind as you continue to take a tour of the CRM demo. Do you want your marketing data to help you in making future decisions? Do you get a clear picture of your ROI? How complete and concise is the dashboard of the CRM? Believe it or not, the dashboard of a CRM gives quite a clear picture of how the CRM is going to approach the various aspects of business. Though the options will be grey and inactive you should look for the import and export buttons as you continue to explore the leads, potential customers and other sections.

For further questions and information almost every CRM vendor tend do offer free CRM demo or consultant webinars.

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