Sage SalesLogix has been meeting the needs of businesses like yours for 15 years.
Think closely about that statement. Ahhh, now you see its audacity – and why you should explore this remarkable CRM tool. First, 15 years in the CRM business is sort of like 60 Dog Years – a very long time. What's important to you is the reason for its long-term success in this market: it meets your needs very well and at a cost that makes economic sense for your organization.
Second, how can we say that Sage SalesLogix software "meets your company's needs" without knowing what you do? This is the true explanation of Sage SalesLogix's longevity and current success: Sage CR SalesLogix's out-of-the-box functionality is designed to meet the practical needs of smaller sales and service organizations, and yet it is so easily customizable and scalable that large organizations find its broad, deep functionality and its low Total Cost of Ownership ("TCO") very attractive.
So, most of Sage SalesLogix customers have 20 to 100 users, but there are also many with 300 up to 3,000 active users (that's different from "licenses purchased" …), and most of the 20- to 50-user customers started with only 10 users and grew into their final numbers over a couple years.
We've said elsewhere on this web site that CRM is a journey in change management. You must pay attention to how you get people to use it productively. As a manager, you know the only way to achieve this goal: make the CRM tool as easy as possible while still delivering rich functionality, and let users start simply, while adding functionality as they adjust. That's pretty much the only way you get people to change: make the goal appealing, and let the change occur over time at once.
Sage SalesLogix was designed to meet this goal ten years ago, and it's gotten better every year. So, no matter how large or small your organization, Sage SalesLogix will be a highly-productive CRM tool for you that can be tightly tuned to meets your varied needs … without breaking the bank.
Of course, all of the CRM solutions say this. So, here is how Sage SalesLogix software actually delivers on the claim:
Fast start up
Strong, practical functionality means that we generally don't do any customization beyond some userfields and picklists to get a pilot going. The installation process uses special Sage SalesLogix tools to simplify installation of database and web servers, and all workstations and remote laptops. Many of Sage SalesLogix's powerful features can be "turned off" to start, so that users aren't confused. You then "turn it back on" as needed, and later add customizations. So, start up is fast without compromising its ultimate usefulness, and you gain fast payback on your initial investment.
High user adoption rates
Study after study shows that sales people only use a corporate CRM tool if they see What's In It For Me. We at SmartBridge Partners talk a lot about the WIIFM factor because it is so important to your CRM success. Sage SalesLogix has practical functionality that makes salespeople more productive and they jobs easier, and with an interface that is easy to use without getting in your way once you know what you're doing.
Reliable user access
...anytime, from anywhere. Sage SalesLogix is unique in the industry, with its truly rock-solid remote synchronization for "untethered" users (who need access on airplanes, cars and other places where reliable broadband internet is not practical) and remote offices that need more than simple web browser applications. Sage SalesLogix has a high-performance network architecture that supports up to 2000 simultaneous users. And its full-bodied support of Android, iPhone, iPad and Blackberry devices will truly endear it to your remote users.
Functionality that makes sense
...for real selling organizations. The WIIFM factor again. Really strong contact management – with strong Outlook Integration - so that everybody who touches a prospect or customer can see what's been happening. Opportunity (pipeline) management that goes beyond a "deal parking lot." Flexible yet powerful e-mail merge and marketing automation and integration that makes the selling job easier.
We could go on and on here. This is the key to low TCO, but nobody understands this until long after they've acquired a CRM solution. Sage SalesLogix has some extremely productive administrative tools that do not require programmers or database administrators. In fact, almost all of the Sage SalesLogix administration is generally done by sales or marketing administrators, not by IT professionals. Ask us, and we'll show you how this happens and what it means.
Powerful customization capabilities
First, there is a large stable of third-party add-ins, including training and seminar management, project management and tracking, advanced configuration and quoting. Second, the Sage SalesLogix development environment is designed so that an experienced Microsoft developer will have little trouble designing extensive customizations, with less effort than for any other platform, including Microsoft's.
...tools to die for. Sage SalesLogix has several reporting tools for you, depending on your needs. The new Sage SalesLogix Dashboards are very useful, and, unlike "the other guys," completely customizable in ways you can't even imagine (yet).
...with other parts of your organization. Of course Sage SalesLogix integrates with your accounting system (QuickBooks, Sage 100 ERP, Sage 500 ERP, Microsoft Dynamics GP and more). It's data migration, integration and customization tools means that Sage SalesLogix will interface just about any data application your organization has, economically and reliably.
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