Prophet Turns Outlook into a Sales Tracking Software.
Tracking Software for Sales
Keep track of leads, prospects and sales is a huge challenge for any sales professional today. Many will develop complex mechanisms using files and spreadsheets and databases and dozens of other tools. When it comes down to it, one of the best ways to keep your leads and sales organized effectively is to look for tracking software specifically designed for sales. With a well designed sales tracking software, you can track leads and prospects and review and report on your sales. There are hundreds of options for this available, so doing a bit of research on your choices is a great first step.
What you need in Sales Tracking Software
Finding software to effectively track your sales can be a bit of a challenge. There are literally hundreds of options on the market ranging from very simple programs to extremely complex ones. As simple as it sounds, one of the best first steps in your selection process is to determine what you need from a tracking software program. There are programs that can do just about everything under the sun, but you will probably pay a premium for them and likely wont use half of the features. Focus on what you do and what you need to know. As a sales professional the focus is on the information that will make you money.
The Keys in Sales Tracking Software
You could go wild with features and functions in your tracking software, and many of those features would get used only rarely. As a sales professional, focus on the features that you will use on a daily basis. For most salespeople the following are typically the primary areas of use:
* Contact Management: An easy and efficient way to manage prospects and accounts.
* Sales Management: A simple way to track sales leads and opportunities.
* Sales History: An effective method for keep notes and tracking communication.
* Organization: A simple mechanism for centrally organizing appointments, tasks, opportunities and all related sales records.
Keep these primary areas in mind as you begin your review of tracking software. To go one better, take time before you start your search and make a list of the primary features you need and want. Focus on the top items and you are likely to find your list is similar to the one above.
Sales Tracking Software in Outlook
If you are using Outlook for email and scheduling in your sales efforts, then selecting tracking software that integrates with it will make your choice much easier. Prophet is sales tracking software built right inside Outlook. This means you can immediately begin using your Outlook contacts and other information in Prophet. Learning Prophet takes less time than other programs since it looks and feels like Outlook. When considering software for tracking sales, consider what you are comfortable with and what is easy to use. Prophet takes advantage of the power and utility of Outlook and makes it better by giving you sales tracking abilities right inside.
Author Bio: James Wong is the co-founder and CEO of Avidian Technologies, makers of Prophet, The easiest CRM software for Outlook, Sales Software - Your Business Solution.
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