BDC & CRM – Sean V. Bradley – Episode 111

If you want to turn your CRM into an ATM, you need to integrate it with your BDC. In order to do this you should make sure that all processes are mapped out in all of your departments. The reason why most CRM’s fail is because the CRM is not set up properly. If you want your BDC to be successful, then you should be focusing on making your CRM successful as well. Make sure that your CRM is mapped out for Internet lead management, set up proper inbound and outbound action plans, map out outbound, video emails, and texts. You want to make sure that all communication points are integrated, including social media. Now, what should you be doing with dead leads? You should redirect your dead lead to a service opportunity, or a referral. You should do this because NADA say that if someone buys a car today, someone else in their household will buy a car within 90 days. On the service side, a customer is seven times as likely to purchase a vehicle from where they service their car. Just because you lost a sale, doesn’t mean that you lose a service deal or a referral. Remember that the R in CRM stands for relationship. You need to have your CRM mapped out with birthdays, anniversaries, service appointments, holidays, etc. Think of your CRM as an ATM. In order to make withdrawals, you need to make deposits. Understand that your BDC and your CRM are synergistic, and dependent upon each other.

 

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