Why you are losing revenue and how to fix it

Your sales team is one of your most important assets. Sales reps work hard and diligently to bring and keep clients. They are the generators of new business and they are good at it. But the human factor is not always perfect, especially when it comes to organizing, and syncing contacts and activities or using all the available data to generate more leads or sales.

You have probably already been complaining about your CRM data being often missing or incomplete. Your sales team spends a lot of time inputing data into your CRM, or simply does not do it. Most of the time they do it once in a while when forced by their manager, so the data is never really up-to-date. Plus, since they input data manually, you cannot be sure the data is 100% accurate.

There already exist applications that will help you import data in Salesforce. But these tools, as helpful as they might be, only work to the extent they are used by each member of your team, people who are already busy enough with convincing customers of how great your product is. To make the most of your data you need a seamless application that does not bother your sales reps with complicated setup processes or plugin-ins. Salesforce integration with Google Calendar provided by AutoMagic Sync is seamless. Once the app is set up, at the org level, it starts syncing the selected users’ calendars and accurately completing the activity history and open activities sections of your Salesforce records. Sales reps suddenly do not need to juggle between calendars anymore. The chances of missing or being late to a meeting or missing a follow up phone call go down and their productivity triples, at least.

Something similar happens when you sync Salesforce app with Google Contacts using AutoMagic Sync. You`ll get complete and up-to-date information about each and every lead or client in Salesforce and sales reps will not need to input all their contacts manually anymore. This way the common practice of just forgetting about a lead or client because the contact got erased or was not inputted in time will be obsolete in your company. You`ll have more control of the contacts, even if an employee leaves the company, and you will be able to easily transfer contacts from one sales rep to another. The sales reps will also love you to death because they can reduce the time they invest in a task they dread.

But wait, what you use the most is e-mail, right? Salesforce integration with Gmail provided by AutoMagic Sync brings goodies beyond imagination. The app basically fetches e-mails sent and received from leads and clients and assigns it them to the right records in Salesforce (leads, contacts and accounts), in the activity history section. This way you will have access to all your Sales reps email activities and you`ll be able to manage the team better, with more insights. It will help the sales reps as well because the app enables them to see all the interactions with a lead or account and take the appropriate action at the right time, which will increases the conversion rate. Last but not least, AutoMagic Sync increases the ability of your sales reps to collaborate, sharing their information more efficiently. Many sales are lost because data is not managed well. You may be missing out on a good deal of revenue just because a potential big client was not managed well due to a bit of chaos in the way the team organized data. An app will always be more accurate than a human being. Accepting our flaws and finding solutions will eventually make us more successful, don`t you think?

Monetizing Your Smartphone Apps

I am sure that nobody has any doubt that these days most things in life revolve around mobile phones and mobile technology in general. While in the past only a few people had mobile phones, it seems that everybody has one today. Some mobile phone users even have more than one cell phone.

One thing that changed recently when it comes to the way we use our mobile phones is the way in which they can be useful. No longer are cell phones serving us by allowing us to converse with others, but they also allow us to browse the Internet, play games, and take advantage of thousands of thousands of mobile applications available out there. If it wasn’t enough, hundreds of mobile phones applications join the fray of thousands of applications battling for our attention. It is no wonder then that companies such as Tapjoy decided to step in to make things a little easier for us.

If you sign up on the Tapjoy Facebook Page you will have a chance to make yourself familiar with the way everybody can benefit from their mobile phone application solutions. If you are still unsure how it works, I would like to encourage you to watch how it works at the Tapjoy Youtube Channel. The videos will be especially helpful to you if you are a mobile phone application developer. They will teach you how to monetize your apps in a way that suits you the most.

Why you should use compatible ink cartridges

Most people know that using OEM or branded ink cartridges can b quite costly and isn’t really sustainable if you are doing much printing. Most manufacturers are now selling the printer for cost price in order to entice people to get the printer. They then sell the printer ink at almost the same price as the printer. To sum up they make their money from the ink not from the sale of the printer. For this reason alone compatible toner cartridges are a wise choice as they are usually a fraction of the cost and perform the same job.

Another issue often over looked is the environmental impact that ink cartridges can have. Remanufactured ink cartridges are basically recycled OEM cartridges meaning that you are reusing a cartridge. They are however remanufactured to a very high standard and look brand new so quality is not an issue. There are low quality compatible inks on the marketing so it is important to find a reputable supplier that guarantees their inkjet cartridges.

Most compatible toner cartridges contain more ink/toner than the original product which means not only are they cheaper but they will last longer! If you check the ink cartridge box or even ask the supplier they should be able to tell you the difference in page yield of the compatible and the original ink cartridge. Again if quality is a concern simply shop around to find a reputable supplier as in the long run the compatible ink cartridges are cheaper, better for the environment and will last longer than the original product!

Best Tips For Businesses Looking To Process Card Transactions

When you are a store owner you are aware that you must keep expenses low for the purpose of making any profit in the slightest because this requires maintaining a number of things under careful inspection, no less included in this is the preliminary cost in terms of establishing your company with a credit card processing supplier; somebody that can arrange most of your merchant account services by way of PDQ terminal as well as on the web. Therefore if you have found that a merchant processing account is the appropriate option for accepting payment you then should think regarding most or all of the points below if you do truly need to obtain the ideal credit card processor for your small business:

Have a PDQ card terminal cost as little as you can.

At the time you acquire the PDQ machine, ensure that you are not accountable for covering the repair costs for it .

Acquire a merchant services provider which has an excellent reputation of achievements in the industry as well as attempt to gain reviews from people who currently make use of them for their credit and debit card transactions.

Confirm the merchant account supplier offers great customer support as well as a caring, round the clock team to makes certain you can take card payments without problems.

You should not spend loads of cash for the top PDQ terminal; remember to make sure that you are billed a reasonable cost than other providers in the industry, also the PDQ machine should do the tasks you require .

 

Should you be processing internet online payments then be sure that the choice of credit card processor will completely assist you in this field as well as which they will provide you updated details of purchases getting handled so that you can stop or reduce the impact of fraudulent activity.

Make sure that the credit card processor permits foreign card processing, as well as, the importance of, being sure you are aware of the price it’s likely to set you back !

You should not to apply directly to a acquiring bank to supply the merchant processing account. Acquirers are business account experts, but not credit card transaction processing advisers.  It is a crucial point to consider as well as one which you do not want to discover once it’s already set up.

Therefore, once you have reviewed this checklist details will start to appear a bit more clear if you can identify most of the costs as well as preliminary costs included in obtaining a reliable merchant processing account.

Tablets: on the way to replace your laptops and smartphones?

The IT industry is in a constant churn. If we look at the hardware part of it, the distinction is blurring between telecommunications and IT industry. The rapid growth of smartphones has rendered PCs obsolete. Who could have thought that a cell phone could one day replace the good old desktop or the more advanced laptops?

Tablets are also silently unleashing a silent and steady invasion. What exactly are tablets and how do they differ from smartphones and laptops?

A tablet can be defined as a mobile computer (like a laptop) with display, circuitry and battery all housed in a single unit. Unlike laptops, it does not have a separate keypad and mouse but relies on touch screen for its input needs. Thus the screen functions both as a display as well as input unit.

Key Differentiators

They first key differentiator should be the size.  Tablets are bigger than smartphones but smaller than laptops with screen sizes of 7 inches or bigger. The screen sizes are always measured diagonally. They also weigh a lot less than laptops. The big screen size cannot fit in any pocket that differentiates it from a smartphone.

The second is usage. Smartphones have been designed to place and receive calls; tablets are basically mobile computing devices. This differentiation is blurring rapidly.

The other basic differences between laptops and tablets lie in keyboards, mouse, and storage. Laptops have bigger memory storage; tablets rely on flash memory or cloud for storage. Tablets do not have mouse or keyboards, they rely on touch screens.

Tablets also rely on WiFi for internet access. Though they also come with facility for SIM insertion making it possible to place and receive calls and also access internet.

Tablets generally rely on the same operating systems that run smartphones. Android, iOS and Windows are the popular operating systems.

Uses of Tablets

Tablets are generally used as mobile computing devices. The popularity of cloud computing ensures that such devices can work with very little storage space. As with laptops you can use tablets for a host of activities like making presentations, working on numerical data, polishing documents, sharing images and photographs, chatting, or being on social media sites. A very relevant study has found that tablets may account for almost 50% of sales on ecommerce sites. Tablets score over smartphones in this segment as the screen sizes make it easier to identify and select products. Social media interaction is moving online, it is estimated that smartphone users spend the most time on such platforms. Tablets also allow you to do this.

Changing trends:

With the distinction between tablets and smartphones blurring very rapidly, what does the future foretell?

Smartphones achieved a penetration of 5% in about 4-5 years after their debut in 2006. Tablets have achieved this figure in just over two years. Smartphones have already replaced Desktops and Laptops as the preferred means of computing. Can tablets replace smartphones now?  Likewise, tablets are emerging with flexible screens, though screen protectors are still recommended.

The future lies somewhere in between. Apple, Google, Samsung and the venerable Microsoft are looking at a marriage of smartphones and tablets. They are trying to design a computing device with integrated voice capabilities. Put simply, they want to design a product that can work as a cell phone as well as a computer. The future may lie in a wearable computing device. Many patents in this field suggest that developments are happening at a very hectic pace.