April 23, 2020

How to Become a Customer Data Wizard Using the ‘Transform Data’ Tool

Have you ever tried to utilize your CRM data in some way, only to realize that it is improperly formatted, messy, or contains errors that reflect poorly on your brand?

We’ve all been there.

It could be something simple. Maybe you want to use first names in your marketing personalization. The problem? Many of your first names don’t have proper capitalization. Some are all lowercase. Some are all[…]

March 12, 2020

Why Picking the Right Master Record is Critical in CRM Deduplication

When you deduplicate and merge records in your CRM, how do you determine which record remains and which one gets removed? How do you know that you are picking the right ‘master’ record? Making the right decision helps you to avoid unnecessary problems that can impact your ability to effectively engage with a prospect or customer down the road.

Duplicate contacts, companies, and deals make it[…]

March 05, 2020

The Complete Guide to Bulk Updating CRM Data Without Using Excel

Have you ever needed to analyze and then bulk update a set of records in your database, only to quickly find that the process of doing so was much more complicated than originally anticipated?

It’s a common task. There are all sorts of updates that you might need to make on a weekly, monthly, or sporadic basis: change owners, update dates, add new values, and others.

But often, those bulk[…]

February 20, 2020

Why Insycle? 12 Growth-Boosting Reasons to Improve your Customer Data Management

You know there are issues in your CRM. Every company has some “usual suspects” when it comes to CRM data errors — duplicate records, inconsistent data, formatting errors, and general data input errors — represent just a few examples.

You know that those data issues have an impact. You’ve seen the embarrassing mistakes in marketing automation — like the time that you imported prospect last names[…]

February 13, 2020

5 Steps for CRM Data Standardization

Have you ever gone to use data from your CRM, maybe in marketing automation, only to find that inconsistencies in the data are causing issues and embarrassing errors that could harm your company's reputation? Everyone has.

Standardized data is a critical piece of the puzzle when it comes to ensuring CRM data quality.

A lack of standardization results in low-quality data. Companies lose 12% of[…]

February 06, 2020

The Business Case Against Improperly Associated Contacts and Companies in Your CRM

Whether we’re talking about HubSpot, Salesforce, Intercom, Pipedrive, or any popular modern CRM — few customer data problems have more real-world impact than improperly associating, or failing to associate, the people/contacts in your system and the companies they belong to.

The worst part? Most companies don’t even know how much this is dampening their effectiveness. It’s a silent killer among[…]

January 30, 2020

The Complete Guide to Data Cleaning

Few things have more impact on the success of a business than their customer data. Data cleaning is the magic that can bring that customer data to life and help you make the most of the data that you collect.

Customer data is the ultimate tool that you can use to improve marketing campaigns, sales initiatives, and provide better experiences to your customers. Clean, quality customer data is the[…]

January 28, 2020

Data Collection Methods and Why They Are Critical for Business

In the modern age of business, data is power. Your prospect and customer data plays a key role in how companies are able to engage with their prospects. The data collection methods that you use are critical to how we can personalize our marketing automation, deliver important information to sales teams, and genuinely provide a better experience to our customers. Gathering customer data must be a[…]

January 21, 2020

What is Data Scrubbing and Why Is It Important for Companies

Customer data is the core of every business. It dictates the way that we engage with customers and prospects. You use it to forecast what the future of your business will look like. It plays a role in all facets of your business — marketing, sales, success, support — and ultimately is the defining variable that determines the type of experiences that customers have.

However, the act of simply[…]

January 16, 2020

5 Critical Reasons to Normalize Data

Most businesses are at least somewhat aware of the importance of customer data cleanliness. Having accurate data on your customers and prospects is critical for segmenting customers, injecting data into marketing automation systems, and generally providing a better experience to those that engage with your brand.

When you think of data cleanliness, you probably think about missing data, data[…]

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