Archive for Sales management

Act! v19 is here

The all-new Act! v19 is now available and shipping. Here’s what’s included: 64-bit Office compatibility Work with the Microsoft® products you rely on every day, because Act! is now compatible with 64-bit editions of Microsoft Office 2016, 2013, and 2010. Modern, new Connections (included in Act! Premium v19 subscriptions) Stay connected to key Act! Premium […]

Analyzing CRM Data

Last week, during my 3rd Act! Deep Dive, I talked about finding “gems” of data in your database and then taking actions on them.  It reminded me that I had written an article years ago about this topic. When I went and found it I realized it’s still relevant and I’ve resurrected for a blog post […]

Saying Thanks on Social Media

Our newsletter theme this month is giving thanks (appropriate with November right around the corner). Each of us was challenged to create an article about gratitude, thankfulness, and how to say we appreciate our customers. Since I love social media, I decided to focus on that and how it can help you engage your customers […]

Do you practice good CRM?

CRM. What is it? First off, it’s an acronym – Customer Relationship Management.  But far beyond that it is a methodology and set of business tools and practices to know your customer.  It helps answer the important questions.  Do they need anything? Are they happy with  what is going on with your services or products? […]

CRMAddons Acquisition

Patricia Egen Consulting Acquires CRMAddons Product Suite from Northwoods Software. Press release date: June 30, 2015 Chattanooga, TN, and Nashua, NH, June 30, 2015 – Patricia Egen Consulting (PEC) today announced the acquisition of CRMAddons from Northwoods Software Corporation.  CRMAddons is a suite of automation tools compatible with the Act! Contact Manager, owned by Swiftpage […]

What am I doing this week? Quick lookups with ACT

Traveling for pleasure is an adventure – traveling for work, well, not always as much of an adventure.  I don’t keep a  paper calendar anymore.  It’s all on the computer or on my smart phone.  Yet, when I head out on a several day trip, I like to keep a paper copy of my details. […]

Fast Tip Friday: Ask for referrals

Yesterday I was once again reminded of something I read in a book by Dale Carnegie: “91% of customers say they give referrals yet only 11% of salespeople ask for them.” One of my clients said they were really happy with what we had done and that they were going to refer us to their business […]

Spring is a time to clean your data

Spring is in the air and it’s time for some spring cleaning.  How often do your scrub your contact lists? How often do you check for duplicates and merge them? If you are like most people, not often enough. That’s not surprising.  We all get caught up in our day to day work schedules so […]

Excel Reporting – don’t ya just love it

This is another in one of my information ninja articles.  Information Ninja is what one of my customers calls me. I told him, no, it is my job to make him one.  He laughed and said he wasn’t quite sure that was the case. But indeed it is.  I know how to find data and […]

Are your customers really wanting that cold call?

Over the past year, I have been reading a lot of articles about how social media is changing the world of sales. What has been happening recently is I’m actually seeing this in action. A couple of my clients decided to survey their customers to ask them how they preferred to be contacted for sales […]