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When it comes to lead tracking, there’s really no pressure in using a program, especially if you’re just handling a very minimum number of leads. In fact, there are still companies I know that are still on spreadsheets or their own made-up database courtesy of Microsoft Access. What’s really important is that you have a dependable and organized lead tracking system.
How Does a Lead Tracking Program Work? When it comes to lead tracking, there’s really no pressure in using a program, especially if you’re just handling a very minimum number of leads. In fact, there are still companies I know that are still on spreadsheets or their own made-up database courtesy of Microsoft Access. What’s really important is that you have a dependable and organized lead tracking system. However, to use lead tracking software is a major boost, if you’re going to consider the time and effort you spend in organizing and re-organizing all your leads. Because it’s highly automated, you can reduce your time, and there will be lesser room for errors. You can put side notes for each of your leads to determine who among them have already been called or not. You can identify who answered yes immediately; yes, but next time; and stern no. Moreover, you can easily look up for important lead tracking information such as their full name, phone number, e-mail address, and the source of your leads. There are also other features that you can enjoy with a lead tracking program: Duplicate Checking. This feature is something that you cannot really find in Microsoft Excel or any other spreadsheet unless you’re going to make it a commitment to double-check before you enter a piece of information. When your software has duplicate checking option, you will instantly know if a lead has already been part of your database even before you place his name among the list. This way, you can simply update his records. You can also search for both partial and complete names. Reports. Reports are very crucial when it comes to lead tracking. You just don’t want to say that there are more people who have been followed up today than yesterday. You definitely need proof, and you need features. You can come up with your own reports, but then, it will definitely take a lot of time. Most of the lead tracking programs these days already have their own pre-made templates for the types of tracking lead reports that you need. All you need to do is to customize them to fit the information that you are looking for. It’s also very convenient for you to generate these reports, as they already have the ability to gather and collate data straight from your updates and your own records. Remote Lead Updates. This could be one of the strongest benefits and features of a lead tracking application. When you have a lead tracking program, you no longer have to be in one place at a specific time. Since the software can be installed in your PC or laptop or, better yet, access through the World Wide Web, you and your sales agents can be in the field, outside of your office, in trade shows, in presentation meetings, or in just about anywhere. Because the database can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, all of you can instantly update the files remotely. This generally cuts down the time you spend in lead tracking, not to mention that information becomes more accurate. You just need to add up those names who can access the lead database. This way, you can establish better accountability or control over your sales team. Tracking Process Creation. Today, you can also create different lead tracking processes, depending on your prospect group. For example, those who have signed up with your mailing list may have to be tracked through their e-mails, while those who have attended your trade show may have to be called. When you pattern your lead tracking process according to the habits of your prospects, it’s easier for you to reach them and obtain a response. Content provided by: www.leadtracking-info.com Visit our lead management software sponsor: www.leads360.com
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