How are spreadsheets killing your team's productivity?
No lead-to-deal visibility
With spreadsheets, it's hard for sales reps to get a clear idea of how many deals they're currently working on and which stage of the pipeline a deal is currently in. Without real-time updates and visual representations of your sales pipeline, deals are going to slip through the cracks.
Poor data organization
Yes, spreadsheets can store data, but that data is seldom organized efficiently. There's no way to establish a relational hierarchy of records within your system, which makes it difficult and time-consuming to access information.
No way to prevent duplicate entries
If you email or call the same customer twice, your reputation is sure to take a hit. And if you decide to stick with spreadsheets, you're also going to generate a substantial amount of duplicate entries.
Endless manual data entry
With spreadsheets, the struggle is real when it comes to entering records manually. There are always going to be instances where you need to bulk-edit a set of records (like adding a tag or updating a field)—something that just isn't possible with spreadsheets.
In the age of a GDPR-compliant and privacy-first business culture, you simply cannot leave crucial customer data vulnerable in spreadsheets to be copied and exported by anyone with access.
Reasons why people moved away from spreadsheets:
All these stats point to one thing: Spreadsheets are ineffective for small businesses who actually want to excel. They deserve a better solution to help them do their jobs.
Choose your free template and grow your business at the same time
Every business is different and has different needs. In a free CRM template, there's no option to choose a free template that best suits your business. In Bigin, you can choose whichever pre-built templates best suit your business, and all it takes is 30 minutes to get started. There's no need to download CRM spreadsheets when Bigin can help you be more successful and productive.
Manually entering data can be a drain on your team's productivity and result in lack of efficiency and an increased risk of errors. As a small business owner, free templates can only help you with storing data, whereas Bigin offers much more.
Distinct pipelines for different teams
You cannot do much with spreadsheets when it comes to managing both your customer data and your team.With Bigin, you can even create distinct pipelines for each team in your organization—for example, one pipeline for your sales team, one for your onboarding team, one for your customer support team, another for your customer operations teams, and more.Streamline all your operations in one Bigin account effortlessly.
Instant communication without opening another application
With a solution like Bigin, you don't need to have separate apps to send emails, call customers, or reply to prospects via social media. You can achieve all of that from a single place—unlike spreadsheets, which require that you toggle between multiple applications to do even the most basic sales activities.
Forget complex functions; visualize data with quick charts
Bigin's easy-to-create charts and KPIs help you derive actionable insights from your data. You don't need to remember complex functions in order to view your sales metrics in a visually
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