Empowering Systems Account Reporter Analytics – POS Reports

Our advanced sales and commission tracking software enable you to see all the dashboards in AccountReporter Analytics. This analytics is like dynaMACS SalesIQ on steroids. You will be able to see end customer data and part number information if you need that.

With business needs changing all the time. You need to quickly analyze your business and get back to selling. Check out the video below that shows you quickly and easily Point-of-Sale information.

POS Video

New CRM Bundle with Microsoft 365 for dynaMACS customers

Thinking about starting a CRM program, we have an entry-level CRM bundle that includes integration with Outlook 365.

Our solution lets you start off slow by entering sales calls but with the ability to add-on other features when you are ready. Most CRM programs are all or nothing. AccountManager lets you decide the features that your business needs now and in the future.

You can also add AccountReporter Analytics. AccountReporter Analytics offers pre-configured dashboards making it easy to tap into the data you need to run your business and meet the needs of your business partners. The visual analytics will provide you with a whole new way to work on your business, spot trends before they happen, measure success, and find the most profitable manufacturers and customers.

Click the link below for more information:

https://empoweringsystems.com/2020/10/26/empowering-systems-announces-the-release-of-accountmanager-team-365/

CRM Key Features

Now that more businesses are opening it’s time to look at your business tools. Are they meeting your needs? Do they keep your sales teams in front of customers rather than doing administrative work?  One critical tool is your CRM, make sure you are set up with a good CRM system that helps you work smarter, not harder. Make sure you know what functions a powerful CRM system should have. Here are a few to keep in mind: 

  •  Access anytime, anywhere:  A system that is available for you in your email, on the web, on your phone and on your computer.  Work in your CRM system whether you are on WIFI or not. 
     
  • Analytics: You want to Analyze the data that has been entered into your CRM system. For example, with Empowering Systems CRM system, you can review your data with our dashboards and visuals or create your own custom analytics. You can filter on many fields such as territory, state, category and so much more.
     
  • Mobile App: Be able to grab the data when it’s needed most. Walk into your customer’s office with the confidence that nothing will be missed. With our mobile app, you can review your sales numbers, look at past call reports and check on the opportunities so you can get a status update. This will make your customer feel valued and that you are on top of and understand their situation.
     
  • Reminders:  Your CRM  should have a reminder system in place. Our CRM sends an email out every day to remind you regarding quotes, call reports or opportunities.  And let me tell you, they don’t go away until you update them.  LOL 
     

Doors are opening, These tips will get you back to business

Life is starting to get back to normal, well at least a new normal. Now is a great time to do a check in. Do you have all the tools you need to hit the ground running and be more successful than ever before? 

Customers are slowly starting to open their doors again. Get prepared and ready to get back on the road… here are few tips that can help.  

  1.  Review your sales numbers. Look at trends to see where you should start. What product line, which customers or which territory has the most potential? 
     
  1. Review your analytics, notes and sales data from your CRM system.  Brush up on these details and wow your customers with your knowledge.  
     
  1. Let your customers know the safety procedures you have put in place to ensure their health is your number one priority. 
     
  1. Now is the time to think outside of the box. Look at the products you sell and see how each one can benefit your customer. 
  1. Review the current systems that you have in place to run your business. Do you have the tools to track meeting details, get reminded of project deadlines and analytics to see historical and future trends for your business? 

It can seem over whelming but keep in mind that Empowering Systems + dynaMACS are here to help you through the transition… 

Working From Home, 3 of 3: Routine

We hope by now you are getting used to working from home. This is the last post of our three Work From Home: Tips & Tricks blogs. This post will touch on why a routine is important and how to create one.

Your routine:
Try to stick to the same work routine Monday – Friday, decide a hard start time and end time. Set a reminder on your phone to take a few 10min breaks throughout the day, as well as your lunch break. If you can’t step away when the reminder pops up, “snooze” it a few minutes.  Don’t “dismiss” it, or you’ll never get away.  When you do take a break, leave your work area. Go outside and toss a ball with the dog if you can, refill your water bottle, grab a handful of almonds or other  small snack.

Be clear to your colleagues about your work hours and stick to them.  If you choose  to work late, consider at least setting yourself to “away” to discourage interruptions from others that think your green dot is an invitation to discuss something outside work hours.  If they chat you up anyway, you’re not obligated to answer if you’re set to “away.”

Try to avoid snacking. It’s hard with your whole kitchen right there. Schedule out what you’re eating for lunch for the week and stick to it. Try not to eat lunch while working. Take a real break. Keep healthier snacks on hand. Make sure you get up to refill your water bottle when it gets empty. Stick to your work hours. Close your laptop lid and walk away. Just like when you’re in the office, the work will still be there tomorrow.

If you are a current customer and want to join one of our Microsoft Teams Tutorials please sign up at this link. This is a great introduction on how to have face to face meetings with your customers and teammates. We hope these tips and tricks have been helpful in this new work from home world.

Working From Home, 2 of 3: Pets, Family & Co-Workers

Now that you have worked out where your office space will be at home, let’s work on tips to manage the relationships with your new and old co-workers. 

Co-workers: 

Keep social interactions as normal, just make them virtual. Ensure to find ways to still be social. WFH is extremely isolating so keep in contact with your co-workers just like you would in the office. Discuss last night’s TV shows, share a meme, etc. Check in on your co-workers via face to face video chat.  

Have team happy hours over face to face video (Microsoft Teams) calling – make each one a theme, wear your favorite hat or everyone introduces their pet. 

Pets: 

Shoo the pets from the room and close the door when you’re on calls. Even better, hang something on the doorknob telling the other people in your house to not open the door to avoid them barging in while you frantically wave at them to be quiet. Make it clear when they can pop in and say hello vs when you need quiet.    

Family: 

Have lunch with your family, this is a great opportunity to get some extra family time in. Why not take your lunch break and catch up with your kids? Everyone in your family will know between noon – 1:00pm mom or dad will be around. 

We hope these tips were helpful! Let us know in the comments below how you are staying in touch with your co-workers and adjusting to having new WFH co-workers. Keep an eye out for one more work from home blog-post regarding your routine.