For your business, hearing directly from customers is the most valuable aspect of social media and with Zoho Support you can tap into this resource and listen to what your customers are saying about you.…
“Anything that you do more than twice has to be automated.” -Adam Stone, CEO, D-Tools
Our daily work pattern will have certain activities that we repeat on and off. And when I say ‘on and off’, it means several times that span the entire workday. Take this typical cold calling scenario, for example:
You, as a sales rep, have a list of leads that you call on a daily basis.
Now, every time a lead accepts your proposal, you send a ‘Thank you’ email to the person.
You also update the ‘Status’ field in the lead’s details page to ‘Contacted’.
And finally, create a follow-up task – To call this person after 10 days. The task reminder will let you know about this on the 10th day after the first call.
Now back to what Adam said: The activity of sending an email, updating the field and creating a task is something you do several times in a day.
Since Mark Alvarez, President of La Tortilla Oven, started using Zoho all of his contacts are inline and he can actually trace all conversations instantly. In the past, Alvarez admitted he would spend minutes digging up emails just to track past conversations.
What he also loves about Zoho is the integration of all the other modules. For example all his products are integrated with customer preferences and orders. Something that would usually take five minutes to do is now taking no more than 15 seconds.
All this efficiency through an integrated CRM system has resulted in a 40 percent increase in productivity, said Alvarez who attended the Zoho user conference, Zoholics, eagerly looking forward to what’s coming next from Zoho.…
Today we are happy to announce our new integration with Jobaline’s pay-per-pick platform. For the first time in the recruiting industry, recruiters and small businesses will be able to reach unique candidates by posting jobs on premium job boards and pay only for qualified candidates. Combining Zoho Recruit and Jobaline creates a powerful cloud-based end-to-end recruiting solution.
Benefits using Jobaline’s Pay-per-pick
100% risk free – there is no obligation to buy
A reach of a national job board: over 60% of the candidates are exclusive and won’t be found on other job boards
There are no time limits on your posting – it runs until you find qualified candidates
Save time – read resume summaries candidates wrote for you – instead of generic resumes
Highlights of the Zoho Recruit – Jobaline integration
End-to-End recruiting solution, from job posting to interview, all in one application
Pay-per-Pick job advertising to the Job.com Network of over 33M registered job seekers, available right from within Zoho Recruit
Job application organized and stored in Jobaline – keeps email inbox clutter free
Picked candidates are directly uploaded to Zoho Recruit – no data copying
Available to all editions of Zoho Recruit, no job limits for free edition users
What most companies want out of their CRM is customization to generate reports, said Crisantos Hajibrahim of VIWO, a reseller of Google Apps and integrator of popular Zoho apps such as Zoho CRM and invoicing.
Generating reports is the most important aspect of CRM, said Hajibrahim who echoed Gene Marks’ top point in his keynote at the Zoho User Conference, Zoholics, in Burlingame, California.
To generate those reports, you need data. And it’s not just any data, it’s data that’s lined up for your needs. To get that data in such a format, you need a process and that often requires a fix to current processes and business methodologies. Hajibrahim said you need to ask yourself the question, “What is going wrong that needs to be fixed to generate the reports.”
Getting to that point requires a CRM Czar, said Hajibrahim. People have to buy into the idea of what the CRM does, the role it plays, and how the business uses it to support the customer.…
Last week we announced Dropbox integration in Zoho Projects. On this front today we’re listing out the possible ways to sync files in Dropbox via Zoho Projects.
Here’s how it works :
Email files and sync it with Dropbox
In Zoho Projects, every folder is associated with an email address. Just copy this email address compose a mail along with an attachment and click send.That’s it, your file is uploaded in Zoho Projects. And if this folder is configured for syncing with your Dropbox presto…your file is now available in your Dropbox account.
Push files from Zoho / Google Docs into Dropbox
Upload files from your Zoho or Google Docs into a folder that is already synced with your Dropbox account. This way your files are automatically pushed from Zoho or Google Docs into your Dropbox from anywhere.
This is a guest post by Shabana Shiliwala, who owns The Financial Sort, a financial planning company based in Austin, Texas.
Something about reading online shortens our attention spans. When was the last time you actually waited for a slow homepage to finish loading? If it takes longer than 30 seconds to find the information you’re looking for on a website, do you keep looking or go back to the Google search results to consult a different site (of which there are an infinite number)? It seems there’s an inverse relationship here–the more information is available to us, the less patience we have.
What does that mean for you as a business owner? You’ve got 30 seconds or less to convert visitors to your company website into customers. The easier and faster it is to get the information they need, the more likely customers will stay on your site long enough to purchase a product or service.…