CRM – Future in the Cloud
By 2018 Gartner believes that cloud based CRM systems will make up 62% of the overall market. This number is jaw dropping; considering the fact that not more than 10 years ago many business were allocating multiple servers while asking their IT team to all sign their names over in blood to keep their systems running.
Here are some key benefits your business could see for the years to come by putting your CRM in the cloud.
- Cost-effectiveness: Reduced to no hardware costs, individualized licensing and virtualization keep your costs down and your profits sky high
- Never Lose Your Data: automatic failover features for disaster recovery
- Increased Efficiency: Little to no in-house management of your system
- Centralized Control Center: CRM, online document sharing, and more from one portal
- Expedited Deployment: Simply turn on new functionality as needed
If these reasons are not good enough to get your head in the clouds (or cloud in this case) consider this: Moore’s Law suggests that technology changes every 18 months—that is, every 18 months, technology requires an upgrade to the newest version of hardware or software to remain ahead of the curve. Rather than maintaining an outdated system or allocating the cash to continuously upgrade; businesses can opt for a cloud-based CRM. This provides you with CRM software, including upgrades, backups, and disaster recovery provisions, for the same pay-as-you-go fee.