Does it take forever for your sales software to generate reports?

Are the reports total garbage?

Does your software fail to provide automated responses to certain operations?

Do you have to input the same information in several different spots or in several different systems in order to have “cohesion?”

Are you limited to how you can access your software dashboard?

There are a lot of ways your automated sales software might make you want to cry. Or perhaps throw your computer across the room. Work shouldn’t be so frustrating. And your software should help you out, not hinder you.

Here is what you should look for when you evaluate sales software for your organization:

- flexibility

- more data

- lead acquisition and management

- forecasting capability

- activity tracking and task management

- accessibility

It goes without saying that you want to work with a system that is flexible enough to suit your specific needs. Not all companies work the same or want a one-size-fits-all solution. You also want a system that allows for more data. Because more data means you can make better decisions because your decisions will be more informed. And it shouldn’t take a long time for the data to provide the answers you need. If you get the data, a software program with immediate history reporting can turn around and give you a profile with the click or two of your mouse.

When you have this kind of flexible and responsive program, you boost productivity and efficiency across the board. You can have all your tasks managed in one spot and even have “to do” lists right there at your fingertips.

Of course, in this day and age, you need unfettered access. On the road? You shouldn’t have to call your team back at headquarters to input an order or some contact information for you. The right program will allow you to hop on and do what you need to do, from virtually anywhere.

If your automated sales software doesn’t do this…it’s time for an overhaul. Your business can benefit from all that the right program has to offer. And you should be covered on everything from getting those leads to closing the deal…and everything in between, with no need for tears.