Do you sometimes feel that your business isn’t quite operating at its full potential? Or is your overall performance hindered by an out of date CRM system and poor data management standards? Managing your data is central to improving the performance of every business, from start-ups to larger corporations. So why do businesses continue to overlook this crucial step? Updating your core business operating systems can be a daunting task, not to mention migrating years of customer records, sales reports and sensitive personal information. However, taking this vital step will improve your business potential, making it even easier for your employees to access data no matter where they are based across the globe.
Risk of human error
It’s important to ensure that your business data is safely stored to protect the future of your business, and your customers. Clients are not always so understanding when it comes to internal error or software malfunctions. In particular, if it means that their data has been impacted. Not to mention the time and resources that it will cost your business in order to recover lost or corrupted critical files. Transferring sensitive information is a straightforward process, with services such as CRM integration consulting from HingePoint enabling your workflow and business processes to become fully automated. Not only does this reduce the risk of human error, but it also ensures that all of your business systems work effectively together – helping you to have full control of all your business data.
Rules, regulations and risks
As data regulations continue to change, it’s important that you are fully aware of how this can affect you as a business. Firstly, does your current data management system comply with legal regulations? Do you have an effective data management strategy in place? This is essentially a ‘roadmap’ for how all of the data that process and compile is managed. You will also want to consider the current processes that you have in place to effectively store, save and share your business data when drawing up your data management strategy. No matter the size of your business, you are still susceptible to data hacks, so keep your current software up to date and fully protected to reduce risk. It pays to be over cautious, so be sure to have a contingency plan in place in case of leaked data – every business’s worst nightmare.
Once you’ve migrated your data and updated your systems, you can now look to improve data management across your business. Using a Salesforce system means you can run custom data reports essential if you want to understand all processes across your business fully, and improve your market positioning. You will also be able to customize your branding and update your document templates, ensuring that your company logo and colors remain a focal point on your documentation. Syncing all your data and storing it more effectively, means that you have more time to focus on other areas of your business – such as manufacturing or customer engagement. Therefore, if you haven’t previously considered upgrading your business management process, then now might be the time to start.