Put Your Dashboard to Work
How often do you use your Dashboard? Do you know what it can do? Your Dashboard has the ability to serve as a place in ACT! where powerful reporting info is all aggregated on one page, based on what will be most useful to you. It can be a way to focus on your most important goals, every day when you first open ACT!.
To set up a Dashboard for optimum usefulness, think about what kind of data you should be looking at everyday in terms of reaching your goals. Are you looking to get more hands-on with your Salespeople this year? You can set up your Dashboard to track their activities and opportunities and have the information displayed in graphs and charts. Or perhaps you are a sales person, and you want to track your goals. You can likewise display your activities and opportunities via your Dashboard, and set up graphs that will give you a visual idea of how productive you have been thus far, and more importantly, how much more you need to do to reach your targets.
You can learn how to edit a preexisting Dashboard here. Or learn how to create new ones here.
Don’t Lose an Opportunity
Are you currently using Opportunities? Do you use them to track products and services your company sells, or do you also use them to actually track when you have an opportunity to sell products and services? Tracking a prospect’s interest in what you offer will help keep you organized as you go through the sales process. Marking your opportunities by stages, means you have a quick way to tell what needs to happen next. You can pull up your opportunities list, and filter them by sales stages for easy follow-up. Did someone express interest in getting services from you, but said they didn’t have budget? Reevaluating your opportunities means you may be able to breath life into deals you thought were closed or stagnant.
And to get even more power out of ACT!, you can create a recurring activity on your calendar to “Evaluate ACT! use” once a year. And of course if you find there is something you would like ACT! to do for you that it isn’t, please give us a call!
How are you working with ACT! differently this year? How will ACT! help you reach your goals?