January 16, 2013
The Benefits of the Cloud for CRM
The once “traditional” functions of CRM have changed dramatically over the past years with the emergence of the mobility trend, Web management and digital marketing. All of the new functions require specific software to run, storage space, monitoring and analyzing systems, which can become time consuming for companies to keep buying and updating for each specific computer.
By moving CRM software and its components to a cloud-based infrastructure, companies will only need one single application to operate. The benefits of cloud computing make corporations breathe a sigh of relief, as cloud solutions take the weight off their shoulders and promote financial growth.
More accessibility. Instead of the IT department having to install software into each computer, you would need only one application that allows employees to access the cloud-based area where all the programs are stored. This Web-based application can be accessed from any laptop, desktop, server or mobile device, providing executives and employees with around-the-clock connection.
Less expensive. Cloud-based structures remove the need to buy software repeatedly or pay for server and digital storage space. It can also be used to replace storage-limited devices. Since it is a cloud-based infrastructure it doesn’t have any hardware or software to sinstall.
Easier to manage. Even though thousands may use a corporation’s cloud-based application, it doesn’t require any type of management.
Help end IT drama. Customization and integrations are protected during an upgrade to a cloud-based infrastructure so that the IT doesn’t have to spend time rebuilding them. The IT department also doesn’t have to send time running reports, as executives and employees can access report generations.
Forming tighter connections with your customers. The whole realm of communication has changed in the way of the web and social media era. By marketing through a cloud base corporations can analyze and respond thousands of conversations about its products , create social content and track social activity.
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Edited by Rich Steeves