Survey Software as Integral to CRM
Surveys are the lifeblood of marketing. With the help of surveys you can get a feel of the direction in which the wind is blowing with relation to your market and what your customer preferences are.
Brand placement, product launches, budgeting are just some of the massive decisions that businesses take on the basis of surveys. Not to mention the fact that surveys are integral to maintaining and extending relationship with customers.
There is no dearth of survey software available out there. There are packages designed and created for organizations of every size.
Let us quickly list the things that survey software can help you achieve –
- Research the market
- Manage the brand’s image
- Retail level survey
- Consumer survey
As with any software out there, there is always the opportunity to get your feet wet with some sturdy open source solution that is free and there are quite a few such alternatives out there.
At the other end of the spectrum, we have enterprise level software that features:
- Data import
- Data export
- Mobile access
- Support for multiple languages
- Anonymous survey
- Video support
- Skip launching
- And much more…
Such survey software is available as SaaS or a downloadable version that rests on your hard drive. The pricing will vary depending upon the extent of functionality that you opt for. But pricing is just one parameter you should compare such software on. It is crucial to know the manner in which the software will enable you to make sense of the data. That is where the real value to CRM comes from. Integration with third-party apps and mobile apps is to be kept in mind as well. Basically, anything that can be of use to get a more complete picture from the data should be there.
So what is it that you can do with a survey so that at the end of the day you have actionable information? The kind of information that enables you to take remedial and more importantly pro-active steps. Steps that can help slash costs, inspire a move that will propel your business forward and boost its onward trajectory, introduce a new product, correctly gauge consumer sentiments, etc.
The tools are there but are meant to serve and be subservient to human needs and ingenuity. Chart out a plan to see how and where you can fit in survey software into your CRM manifesto.
Do that, get going. And soon you will see results in loyalty, engagement, and your bottomline.