Repeat business is the soul of commerce, and building a strong relationship with the customer is the path to future sales. Customer relations management (CRM) was once a matter of dropping by a customer’s facility or trying to get the manager on the telephone.
Today easier and more effective CSM channels exist in email and social media, but coordinating all of these efforts and keeping them on message is a highly complex task. Thankfully, a new breed of CRM software can pull every type of customer interaction together into a unified plan that works for any organization.
Innovative customer service software can reduce a firm’s ticket load with a self-service knowledge base and utilize social media channels like Twitter and Facebook to provide nearly instant responses to customer posts. It assists in the organization of tickets originated by email or by telephone, and it provides automated features that keep customers engaged throughout the process of resolving their issue.
This new breed of software maximizes efficiency and customer satisfaction while decreasing labor costs and infrastructure investment. With the right software and the right supplier, small businesses that cannot afford to maintain a full time customer service staff can contract for the services they need and reap the benefits of personal customer service without the trouble. That builds the sort of bond that keeps customers coming back again and again.