Why on earth should you even consider the HubSpot customer Platform for your business?
CRMs frustrate salespeople. For those of you who think the tools we use daily in our sales activities are all pretty much the same, think again! Throughout my years of experience in various sales roles, I have encountered a multitude of systems and methodologies. Not surprisingly, the one element that consistently frustrated my fellow salespeople was the CRM.
Way back, my first CRM experience was with ACT. In reality, it was more Contact Manager than CRM at that point. Pretty old school and clunky, it was far from a good user experience! I went on to use Siebel, Sugar, Salesforce, a "special" in-house custom CRM, MS Dynamics, Salesforce again, Pipedrive and Zoho. As a user, I can tell you all of these CRMs have various challenges, and one common problem they share is- user adoption, particularly within sales teams, is lower than it should be. The primary reasons for this are the lack of a user-friendly UI and the difficulty reps have with generating reports.
In contrast, the move to HubSpot has been a game-changer for me. Not only are the features and functions outstanding, but the platform is incredibly user-friendly. The UI is intuitive, with helpful tours when you open a feature. There are useful prompts when you choose your options, set up workflows or simple yet powerful customisation options, making it a breath of fresh air for sales teams.
HubSpot offers a comprehensive suite of tools for marketing, sales, and customer service. It provides a centralised platform to manage all your customer interactions, from lead generation to closing deals and providing support; it's all there.
Let's take a look at why companies needing to 'do more with less' are implementing HubSpot-
HubSpot's robust and user-friendly CRM allows you to track and manage your contacts, deals, and tasks effectively. It provides a 360-degree view of your customers, helping you understand their needs and personalise your interactions.
HubSpot's marketing tools enable you to automate various marketing activities, such as email campaigns, social media posting, lead nurturing, and analytics. This automation saves time and improves efficiency, allowing you to focus on strategic initiatives.
HubSpot's sales tools help streamline your sales process, from prospecting to closing deals. It provides features like email tracking, meeting scheduling, document sharing, and pipeline management, empowering your sales team to be more productive and close deals faster.
Customer Service and Support
HubSpot's customer service tools enable you to provide exceptional customer support. It includes features like ticketing, live chat, knowledge base, and customer feedback, helping you deliver a seamless and personalised customer experience.
HubSpot integrates with various third-party tools, allowing you to connect your CRM with other systems like email marketing, e-commerce, analytics, ERP and more. This integration ensures data consistency and enables a seamless flow of information across your tech stack.
Reporting and Analytics
HubSpot provides robust reporting and analytics capabilities, allowing you to measure the effectiveness of your marketing, sales, and customer service efforts. It provides insights into key metrics, helping you make data-driven decisions and optimise your strategies.
HubSpot is suitable for businesses of all sizes, from startups to enterprise-level organisations. It offers different pricing plans and can scale with your business as it grows.
Implementing HubSpotcan help you streamline your operations, improve customer engagement, and drive business growth by providing a unified platform for all your marketing, sales, and customer service needs.
HubSpot has a 43% lower cost of ownership than Salesforce so all around, it's a great choice for sales and marketing teams in 2024!