Archive for Sales management

Q2C – Quote to Cash – What it means for SMBs

Recently I posted a Youtube video about the integration of Act! and Quotewerks. I’m including a link to it below. After I sent out a Tweet about the video I got back quite a few interesting comments but one in particular inspired this blog post. This follower liked the video and said that the Act! […]

Quotewerks Tip of the Week – Exporting Quotes to Excel

We’re starting Quotewerks Tip of the Week blog posts and today’s is about a trick a lot of people may not realize exists. Quotewerks has so much power it’s easy to not know every single feature or nuance. A client wanted to be able to export Quotes to Excel so they could import them into […]

Maximizing your strengths and Strategizing your weaknesses

Today’s blog post is the first “official” entry for my Reese’s Southern Wisdom series.  During my conversations with Reese he kept referring to maximizing his strengths and “strategizing” his weaknesses.  This phrasing is a bit different than you will typically see when you research this concept. And that is on purpose for Reese. It’s classic […]

Reese’s Southern Wisdom

  Several years ago I had the pleasure of meeting a new client who has also become a friend. His name is Reese Griffin. He is now retired, and was lastly a SVP at Boston Mutual Life. He’s a born and bred southerner from Tennessee. Reese came to us looking for Act consulting. He is […]

Set your CRM up for success

I’ve been working with a client recently and we’re getting ready to upgrade their Act! As part of the project, I asked my client what was their defined sales process.  And I got the answer I was actually expecting. There was none. Most of the sales reps had been selling this product line for years. […]

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 […]

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