Chances are your here because you are needing a CRM for the "Beverage Industry" well luckily I am an expert CRM Consultant and I can give you a general idea of what your next steps in finding the right tool to help you build relationships with other businesses and close deals!
We're going to skip the definition of a CRM as most likely you've probably already gone through the hurdles, growing pains, and most likely lost some mild hair loss dealing with a tool that doesn't make your life easier in any way. But what I can tell you that your CRM should most definitely be doing is making your job so much easier. You should have a CRM that makes marketing integrated with your sales process, make sending emails, SMS, or any form of communication seamless. Make Organizing your data, such as your prospects and potential clients a breeze, and make sure you are not lost in the process. In the case of the beverage industry it will also be important to track your products and build reports to get basic data such as in wholesale which is the most ordered beverage.
The truth behind a beverage CRM
The truth is almost any big name brand CRM can do the job you want for the Beverage Industry, however, the issue is not the CRM itself most often, its how your organization is using the tools you have as well as the lack of knowledge. Because the fact is most CRMs are incredibly customizable in so many facets, and when they drop the ball in capability if you are using the right CRM you should be able to easily plug and play with your software to where you can easily Integrate/automate with your CRM to where its equally part of the workflow.
Whether your the manufacturer, or a wholesaler of great stuff such as "beer or brandy" (my favorites :) your going to need to have a process in place to find and nurture prospects into deals and deals into repeat clients. You're going to want to do this with a CRM as it's the core of your business as you should Ideally be working completely out of your CRM and avoid working in a billion different softwares. In this Niche, there is no go prebuilt answer to the question: What is the best CRM for the Beverage Industry? Instead, you're going to have to find the best CRM and customize to your needs and have it expertly crafted. I strongly recommend this approach compared to running a business out of a spreadsheet or worse building an overcomplicated disaster of a 100% in-house CRM.
Avoid costly Mistakes in your CRM Journey
The biggest mistake hands down you can make is choosing a "Niche CRM" as the truth is they are massively underfunded and incapable of plug and play and you'll find yourself both wishing you could do more and wanting a CRM you'll enjoy using. For example, you choose Niche CRM for photography, you soon realize the CRM you have is mediocre and only functions within a set group of parameters, you realize you need to send SMS, or email campaigns however because the CRM provider you have chosen has lacking API capability and much worse zero or absolutely awful Zapeir capability your in now in the position where you're having to work externally to meet your needs and not working with an internal seamless setup.... So if you find yourself at the crossroads wondering how you can get a CRM you'll enjoy using as much and that makes your end goal easier of closing deals and managing customers.
So happens that you are at the expert's doorstep and I can help you with the next steps in your Journey. I have helped over a thousand companies develop strong CRM Setups and seamless workflows in so many industries it's hard to keep count; and yes food and beverage to be specific. So the obvious next step is to schedule a consultation (free) and go over the next steps together in your Journey. If anything you get an idea of where your business needs to be and how to get there.
In case your wondering... WHAT THE HECK, WHAT CRM should I go with???? Well, I typically recommend Pipedrive CRM for the majority of my clients as its by far the easiest as well as best CRM on the market in my opinion for non-enterprise clients. If you're needing something on the enterprise level it differs on your needs and that's yet another reason we should chat.