10 Tips To Use CRM Telephony For Driving Sales
Nov 23, 2020
6 min read
In today's digital age, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services have not just become more popular, but they are also more affordable and effective. VoIP is at such a rapid rise that it is expected to grow more than 17% by 2025! The use of Sales Telephony in conjunction with a Customer Relationship Management software is a great way to significantly increase calling efficiency, convert more leads, and drive more sales.
CRM Telephony is also considered the future of sales and makes a cost-effective solution. There are various reasons for sales teams to use VoIP services for their sales processes, but how is it done?
Here are 10 tips for using CRM Telephony to drive sales.
Finding the right CRM for your business
Making sure that you are using the correct Customer Relationship Management software for your business can help your sales team get exactly the data they require to drive more sales. This data offers a significant amount of insight into leads and prospects, allowing reps to easily engage with them and have every required detail at hand. Getting a 360-degree contact view helps with better communication and increasing sales.
Collection of the correct data
Every business has its requirements for the kind of data they want to collect, analyse, and store. Your chosen CRM must have the ability to provide these functionalities of collecting and collating the right data about your contacts. This is also important because having the right information gives your sales reps the opportunity to customise the conversation before the call and engage them better.
There are various types of customer information that you can collect and use such as industry segment, past purchase behaviours, contact details, job title, number of employees, annual revenue, location, interests, social media engagement, the content they have consumed, and much more.
Auto-dialling functionality is a big factor that promotes productivity and cuts down the time spent on repetitive tasks. When using such an automation tool, you have the option to filter out a list of qualified leads and then use this auto-dialling feature that will place a call to each person on that list without the rep having to dial each one individually. This becomes a significant time-saver when you're making several calls each day and trying to target a high number of leads.
Call recording and reviewing
Having the option to record the calls is a great way for sales reps to go back and review them. This functionality helps in training of reps as reviewing calls can shed light on what they are doing right or wrong in driving sales. It also allows the team leads to keep an eye on the overall activity of everyone on the sales team.
Prerecording and sending voicemails
The ability to prerecord voicemail for different situations is another big way to save time and be more efficient for sales reps. Record various voicemails for calls such as follow-ups, new leads, or check-ins and then simply leave the required one incase the lead does not answer the call, without having to record a new one each time.
Integration with third-party applications
Ensure that the Telephony CRM has the ability to integrate with third-party applications. This is required so your reps get seamless access to the contact data and can make calls from the same integrated platform.
Using call scripts
Whether you are a new sales rep or an experienced one, having a calling script at hand can be very useful. Not only are they great for using as a format or framework for the conversation, but they also help reps remember talking points especially needed for certain marketing campaigns. You can always have one readily available when using CRM Telephony and can pull it up on the screen as needed.
Send out automated emails as follow-ups
An advanced CRM platform is capable of having many post-call automation features such as sending pre-drafted follow-up emails. Following up with leads is a necessity for nurturing and plays a part in driving sales. With automated features, sales reps can quickly send the required emails which have already been written for different scenarios at the click of a button.
The ability to take notes while on the call can help reps quickly jot down important points. CRMs with such a feature then add these notes to the call log for that contact, allow reps to easily go back to them when needed.
Managing call-backs is vital for an efficient way of scheduling your time and being pro-active. If you tell a prospect you will call them at 10am next Wednesday, you need to make sure you're there ready to call them. FIVE CRM enables you to schedule a call back or a meeting, by prompting your 'next date' in the account. Once that's done, it will automatically be presented to you at that time as the next record to call. Alternatively you may prefer a popup alarm? Done. Tick the option, and we can alert you when it's time to call your prospect.
By using CRM Telephony, your sales reps will have more time to make calls and reduce time spent on repetitive tasks. With more data and insight, there is better productivity, making engaging conversations is easier, and this can also dramatically increase sales.
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