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Spooks, Séances and S…

Encouraging staff to get involved can be hard, email campaigns, events and eMarketing is great for enticing in new leads for your business and updating existing customers, but what do you do when you want to get people involved internally to help lift team spirit? With the festive season approaching fast in the UK, it is prime time to dust the cobwebs off the office disco ball, scrub up on those iconic dance moves, and, most of all, get staff...

How do you prepare fo…

When you are planning a Thanksgiving feast (or a Sunday dinner in the UK) you have so much to do, and so many different ingredients go into making the perfect meal. It goes the same with your new CRM system. To make your CRM successful you need to have data. Your data is like the turkey at thanksgiving, you need it to be full, complete and ready to go. So, what we offer to help with your preparation, is the...

Keep the Focus on Sal…

A CRM system is a great tool for keeping your business organised and on track. One of the key departments for moving your business forward, however, has to be your sales force. Management, specifically strong leadership, is essential to ensuring your sales team is focused and performing to the best of their abilities. OpenCRM has a variety of tools and features that have been designed for just this purpose. Targets One of the most popular motivational tools for sales people is giving...

3 Good Reasons for Ch…

Change is happening all around us at the moment. We are lucky enough to live in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales, so in Autumn we are surrounded by local wood where all the leaves on the trees are turning to a beautiful palette of oranges, reds, pinks and browns. This Autumnal change marks an exciting turn in our weather and environment which starts to introduce the wintery elements, bringing with them a contrast in lifestyle to embrace. No longer will I...

How many elements mak…

Do you know what goes into a Cloud based CRM system? It takes dedicated teams working together to create the perfect hosted solution. At OpenCRM, we grow everything in house. Our teams organically fit together like the 4 elements. Fire: The fire that keeps everything going, our sales team assess you needs, make sure you have the perfect solution for your business and make sure the projects team are on points to make sure you have the smoothest sale through our system (see...

Your Newest Blockbust…

Our local cinema has been running a film festival over the last week and this weekend, I finally managed to get in to see a film. The film was excellent and so were the previews. I have to say that is one of my favourite parts of going to the cinema – watching the previews.

OpenCRM Bowling Match…

It was a cool crisp rainy evening in Stockton. As the Teams were arriving at Hollywood Bowl, there was excitement in the air and nobody knew quite what was going to happen at what could be the most prestigious sporting event to hit the North East since...ever! The evening started well, with the athletes warming up, stretching those Biceps and Triceps, eating a healthy array of ‘Bowling Snacks’, getting ready for what could be the most important 2 hours of their...

Do you have a clue?

When you are looking for a new cloud CRM, you need to get the best hosted CRM you can get. You will need to have all your processes in place and be ready to go. What if you aren’t? That’s where we can come in! We can offer a Scoping session. It will help you sus out exactly what you need from your system, what it will take to get you there and how much it will cost. This effectively becomes...

Permission to Come Ab…

I’ve been doing some work recently that involved our Security and Permissions area of the system. It’s one of those things that, because it is so powerful and flexible, it can take a little bit of effort to get your head around. The easiest way to approach it is to have a clear idea in your head what you want to achieve and then use the tools we have to make it happen.

3 Ways CRM Can Help E…

Good Team Management is made up of many different skills. Making sure your work force are looked after is an art. You don't want your team to feel smothered in attention, neither do you want them to feel abandoned and all alone. A good team manager essentially wants their staff to be happy in their job, this can be achieved in many ways but basics like making sure that they feel appreciated, they have the correct level of support and...

Can you Haiku?

Use the Action Plans See the ease and automation No More Forgetting Do you have a set series of activities or actions you take every time you start a project or get in touch with a new lead? Make sure you set up your Action plans! Easy to configure, simple to use. Go check out just what you can do with your action plans! If you need to have a series of emails to be sent out automatically, you are in luck we have...

Office in the Cloud

Surviving the cold and flu season is all about managing contagion levels. Being able to work flexibly, using cloud-based CRM and other systems, will allow you to do just that. If you’ve called our office at any time in the last few weeks, you’ve probably overheard someone coughing (sorry!). Even with all the hand-washing and anti-bac gel, a nasty cold managed to work its way through just about every department here. It’s really not been a fun few weeks.

Let Your CRM System H…

Writing a business blog post once every week can sometimes become a challenging task. Some days I come up with a concept easily, maybe our developers have come up with a new cloud CRM feature or something exciting happens in current affairs, but other times inspiration is just so hard to find. Today was one of those days and I had to search a bit deeper for inspiration, which eventually came thanks to the good old BBC website and their...

What do you do with y…

It's always worth encouraging your sales force to keep an eye on those lingering leads. What do you do with them? How about we talk about Opportunity Management. Through OpenCRM, you can track all your opportunities in one, concise module. With visual indicators, colour coding and graphs, the opportunity module is the perfect place for your sales team to live and maximise their pipeline growth.

A Season for Learning

Even if you prefer the blooms and greenery of spring, you have to admit there is something quietly beautiful about autumn. Between the blazing colours in the trees, the bright blue sky, and the early morning mist, there is something about this time of year that just about makes up for the cooling temperatures.