June 04, 2020

Declutter Your CRM By Purging Low-Quality Data Automatically

Purging data on a regular basis plays a critical role in CRM database maintenance.

Allowing low-quality and problematic data to remain in your database causes many problems. It can balloon your CRM costs in plans that are based on the number of contacts. Low-quality contacts lower email open rates and harm your sender reputation. Clutter makes it difficult for all teams that rely on customer[…]

May 14, 2020

How to Merge Duplicates in HubSpot and Salesforce and Keep them Syncing

Have you ever tried to deduplicate contacts across HubSpot and Salesforce, while the two platforms are syncing? If you have you know that it can get pretty complicated.

Fixing duplicate records in your CRM is difficult enough without having to worry about all of the issues that come along with two platforms syncing.

Both HubSpot and Salesforce have unique ways of handling duplicate records that[…]

May 07, 2020

Sharing CRM Data: Why Exporting is Painful and How to Automate It

How often do you export and share data from the CRM — both internally or externally — for correcting, updating, inputting, or collaboration? If you’re like most companies, the answer is “all the time.”

You may share customer data with your finance department who doesn’t have access to your CRM. Or you might share your customer data with your marketing team to fix issues, enrich data, or for use[…]

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[…]

April 16, 2020

Fixing Non-Matching State & Country Fields That Break the HubSpot and Salesforce Sync

If you sync your Salesforce and HubSpot databases then you probably have dealt with the pain that non-matching state and country fields can cause.

For every contact record in your database, your state and country fields have to match, exactly, between HubSpot and Salesforce.

If they don’t, the sync breaks and data for the record is not shared between the two platforms.

This can be a serious[…]

April 09, 2020

Why You Should Care About Phone Number Formatting In Your CRM (and How to Fix Them)

Your CRM is responsible for storing your most critical customer data. It’s that data that you use to contact customers and prospects, personalize engagements, and put your teams in a position to succeed in their interactions.

One of the most critical fields that you collect in a CRM is customer and prospect phone numbers.

Along with emails, phone numbers provide the most direct way to[…]

April 02, 2020

Considerations for Using HubSpot’s Automatic Association to Companies

Few things have more of a negative impact on daily operations than improperly associating, or failing to associate, contacts to companies in HubSpot. Improperly associated contacts act as a roadblock for your teams.

Your marketing teams will miss out on opportunities to personalize communications using contact and company data. Your sales teams, especially in account-based sales, will fail to[…]

March 31, 2020

9 Ways to Streamline Customer Data Management in Intercom

Intercom is a leading customer messaging platform, built to help companies inspire loyalty and develop better, deeper relationships with customers and prospects. Organizations across many industries use Intercom in a variety of ways, and most commonly software companies use Intercom to personalize the experiences of their visitors and customers within their website and product.

When you use[…]

March 19, 2020

6 Tips for CRM Data Management

CRM data management is critical for engaging with prospects and customers throughout the customer lifecycle.

Maybe you’ve tried to inject personalization into your marketing automation campaigns, only to find that your CRM was filled with data errors and standardization issues that reflect poorly on your company.

Or maybe you have sales associates that have missed critical context when[…]

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[…]

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