Is tech enabling your business or getting in the way? There are so many SaaS and CRM platforms to choose from. On top of that, there are email and SMS marketing, social media, HR, and payroll platforms. All of these business tools are necessary to generate leads, see a healthy ROI, and build a business for sustainability. What is in your tech stack—the sum of all the platforms your business uses in daily operations? The most important aspect of any Tech Stack is ensuring your chosen platforms communicate with each other.
ICE-ing, a fancy little acronym will help your team leverage your tech platforms for premium efficiency.
What is ICE?
When we talk about ICE-ing your tech stack, we’re focusing on Integration, Customization, and Expandability.
We’ve provided a “premium efficiency” handy checklist for you below.
Let’s break that down (ICE, ICE Baby….no?).
Here are the main questions to answer when it comes to your tech stack and integration.
Are your platforms in sync with each other?
Do your apps have built-in integration capabilities?
Do you use a third-party integration platform?
How much money is the lack of integration costing you?
The issue with the lack of integration isn’t a straightforward simple answer. In fact, the absence of a solid integration plan is costing your business money, your team time, and potential efficiency.
Ensure your company is running smoothly with ultimate integration and sustainable efficiency with a platform that can do multiple jobs. For example, view your tech as a new hire in the company. You likely wouldn’t hire one HR Director to conduct interviews and another to conduct paperwork for new hires. The same person would cover both responsibilities. Spreading your tech stack thin without integration in mind is like hiring for multiple positions when you don’t need to.
Zoho is a SaaS company that covers a lot of ground! Zoho Flow allows you to tie your apps together with a nice, efficient bow. The platform is phenomenal! Integrate your other daily operations apps like Slack, Gmail, Asana, Creator, and, of course, other Zoho applications!
So, what should you keep in mind when it comes to customization? We’ve got the info!:
Are your platforms customizable to your business’s daily operation needs?
What is customization costing you? Have you shopped around for the best fit?
Do your platforms take your team’s needs into consideration (i.e. customization by team members)?
Are you utilizing the customization tools to their utmost advantage?
Every business is different, meaning your business and team need customizable options within SaaS platforms. Each department needs a customizable workflow, communication, etc. Unfortunately, many software companies are a “one size fits all” and charge extra for each customization. It’s vital to search for the most cost-effective and efficient option for your team’s needs.
Create workflows, reminders, and store vital client information in a way that works best for your team. Zoho CRM makes teamwork easy with its customization and interface. Its state-of-the-art customization options make running a small team of five to a large team of 100+ easier. One of the best aspects of Zoho CRM is the pricing—no hidden fees or costs for customizing the platform to be the way you need it.
Every business operates to grow and expand. Is your current tech stack up for the job?
Do your current platforms free up time to connect more with customers?
Can you currently track leads easily?
Are your sales team members all on the same page?
Can your platform give you insight into real-time data for follow-up and nurturing warm leads?
Dropping the ball with leads is easy to do when your tech stack isn’t ICE’d. To expand your business, your team needs to be on top of their game when it comes to leads and building rapport with potential customers.
Zoho CRM is the perfect example of a user-friendly and customizable platform. Build strong customer relationships and team morale with Zoho CRM. It does the heavy lifting while your team focuses on what matters most—customers. Create triggered workflows where you never forget to follow up on what’s most important—a customer’s questions or concerns. Zoho CRM makes it easy to scale your business on (near) autopilot.
Before You Go
As official Zoho partners, our Zoho support team is next-level. We can help you with any hiccups, if any, your team encounters. We also provide Zoho integration services to keep your business up and running while we work behind the scenes.