Why you need a CRM strategy – including top options to consider

If your organization is using a CRM, or thinking about deploying one of the many modern options available, then creating a strategy to make the best use of this asset is sensible.

Here is a look at why formulating a CRM strategy is worthwhile, and which platforms and approaches work well.

Defining your needs to determine your choice

First and foremost, a CRM strategy should be leveraged to allow you to work out exactly what kind of CRM solution you actually need, according to the size of your business, the scope of your budget and the things you hope to achieve after adopting a new CRM.

Ultimately it is a bit of a balancing act; you need to make sure that the system you select is not just suitable for the scale of your operations at the moment, but also capable of growing and evolving along with them as your Read the rest

Manufacturing outlook sunniest since 1973 as reopening boosts prospects

Britain’s economic reopening has helped create the strongest pick-up in optimism among manufacturers for nearly half a century, according to new figures.

A balance of 38{a09df0a7172ddbd410cbc83e52d18ea8893b7d066ec9e694b3e49f37d306c3bb} of firms surveyed by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) said their outlook on the business situation had improved in the past three months.

It was the first positive reading since January, last year, before the pandemic shut down much of the UK economy and the highest since April 1973.

Factories are also stepping up hiring, with the measure of firms looking to grow their workforce over coming months at the highest since 1974.

The survey found that manufacturing output was broadly flat in the past three months but orders for new work were picking up and investment plans were being accelerated to take advantage of a “super-deduction” tax break announced in Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s budget.

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Which Of These Electric Vehicle Stocks Is A Better Buy?

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Investors Are Watching These 2 Electric Vehicle Stocks Right Now

Electric vehicle stocks are some of the most popular investments in the stock market right now. And, there are a few good reasons for this. For some, top EV stocks provide investors with some of the most exciting opportunities. But more importantly, what is really driving the top electric vehicle stocks higher this week is President Joe Biden’s statement on Tuesday. From the virtual tour of Proterra’s electric bus plant, he mentioned that the U.S. should be the single most significant supplier of electric buses and vehicles in the world. As a result, ArcLight Clean Transition Corp (NASDAQ: ACTC), the special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) which will be merging with Proterra, rose over 15{a09df0a7172ddbd410cbc83e52d18ea8893b7d066ec9e694b3e49f37d306c3bb} on Wednesday.

Considering this, it’s important to note how much of a catalyst the

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