Our response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

by arrigawpadmin on April 1, 2020 Comments Off on Our response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

We would like to reassure all Arriga clients and suppliers that we have taken the necessary steps to ensure we comply with UK government guidelines. Fortunately, we already had secure, tried and tested ‘work from home’ systems in place and we continue to deliver a fully operational service to all our clients. We can be contacted as normal and are available to provide system support and to respond to your queries and requests.

We will, of course, continue to monitor the situation and follow government advice to ensure the safety of our staff, clients and suppliers whilst continuing to deliver business as usual.

We wish good health to you, your families, friends and business associates.

Iain Kingsley

Director, Arriga CRM

arrigawpadminOur response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Six steps for successful CRM

by arrigawpadmin on February 10, 2020 Comments Off on Six steps for successful CRM

This is the first in our series of articles focusing on how to get the best out of customer relationship management (CRM). If you are planning to purchase or upgrade a CRM system, here are some top tips for successful CRM implementation.

Customer relationship management planning meeting
Communication and planning are key for successful CRM implementation

Plan for CRM success

  1. Communication: everyone needs to be on board. Some people see change as time-consuming and a threat to what they know. Explain the benefits of CRM, timescales and processes well before implementation. See this an an opportunity to streamline some of your processes and cleanse your data too.
  2. Listen: encourage feedback and take account of suggestions and concerns. Be prepared to make adjustments to your CRM strategy and planning.
  3. Keep it simple: if you introduce an overly complex CRM system at the start you run the risk of putting people off using it. You can add more elements over time. Focus on the 80% of what is required, not the complex 20%. (But be aware of the 20%!)
  4. Training: don’t be tempted to cut corners here. A training video won’t achieve the same results as personalised training from a CRM expert on the system they will use, with the chance to ask specific questions.
  5. Ongoing: ensure that everyone understands that customer relationship management is not a project – it’s an ongoing process that is integral to your organisation. As your business changes, so your processes and systems will have to change too.
  6. Pre-planning: work out your requirements before looking at CRM software products! If you haven’t time for in-depth research, engage independent CRM specialists who can work with you to find out what you really need, rather than just selling you their CRM system.

If you’d like to read more, take a look at our comprehensive article: 99 ways to get more from your CRM system.

Do get in touch if you would like to speak to one of our independent CRM consultants.

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GDPR – A Practical Guide for SMEs

by arrigawpadmin on January 25, 2018 Comments Off on GDPR – A Practical Guide for SMEs

Download here Arriga GDPR 2017

This guide to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is designed to help SMEs (Small and Medium Enterprises) take practical
steps towards becoming compliant with the GDPR when it comes into force in May 2018.

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99 Ways to get more from your CRM system

by arrigawpadmin on August 21, 2016 Comments Off on 99 Ways to get more from your CRM system

Download here Arriga 99 Ways

If there is one key message it is this: don’t consider changing your CRM technology before you have conducted a thorough review. There are many ways in which you can make improvements to your current system and this e-book suggests just 99 of the ways. Let’s face it, CRM projects don’t fail because the technology doesn’t work. It normally does.

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5 Tips for Getting the Most Out Of CRM Software

by arrigawpadmin on March 28, 2016 Comments Off on 5 Tips for Getting the Most Out Of CRM Software

Effective customer relationship management (CRM) systems result in client loyalty, improved collaboration, the acquisition of important data and an improved customer experience. All of these benefits are only possible, though, if the systems are implemented correctly. A failed CRM system equates to a return on investment that’s less than impressive. Fortunately, these tips can help avoid that.

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5 Benefits Businesses See with Cloud-Based CRM

by arrigawpadmin on March 24, 2016 Comments Off on 5 Benefits Businesses See with Cloud-Based CRM

Customer-relationship management, or “CRM,” has always been a central aspect of successful businesses. As technology evolved, CRM kept pace and began combining consumer information from a variety of sources ranging from marketing data to social-media platforms. With the evolution of cloud technology, CRM has entered a new phase. Now if companies aren’t utilizing cloud networks for their CRM, they’re missing a variety of benefits.

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Six Automations You’ll Want in Your CRM

by arrigawpadmin on March 16, 2016 Comments Off on Six Automations You’ll Want in Your CRM

CRM is more than a glorified address book. We all have digital contact management built into our computers and smartphones. What sets CRM apart is automation and the potential for making work easier.

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