Saturday, April 19, 2014

3 Ways CRM Makes Sales More Efficient

CRM software today fills a number of departmental needs in a company, and touts benefits for marketing, sales, support, and even other areas like inventory and project management. Often championed on the merits of features and functions such as integrated email, simplified record keeping, and powerful reporting, the fact is that as the CRM industry has matured, the need to compete has resulted in a need to differentiate on the basis of “features and functions”, sometimes leaving little room to translate those features and functions into general benefits and bottom line results for those who aren’t already well versed on how they translate. At the end of the day, CRM is about improving efficiency and results on every level in an organization. Here are three ways that happens in a sales organization:

Friday, April 18, 2014

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Redmain Network >> Redmain Group

Redmain Group >> Redmain Network >> Redmain Group >> Redmain Group LLP
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Friday, April 11, 2014

Manage Your Domain Name to Retain Your Competitive Advantage.

Your domain name is your identity on the Internet and needs to be protected. Similar to a bank account, you need to manage it carefully, or risk losing your domain name, along with all the time, effort and resources you used to build up your brand.

To help you manage and protect your domain name, consider the following 10 tips:
  1. List your company’s name as the owner of the domain. When you register your domain name, information about the owner, contacts, registration and expiration date gets recorded in the central Whois database. The name of the owner should be your company and the contact information should be trusted individuals in your organization.
  2. Take full control of your domain name and the information pertaining to it. If you’re working with a website designer or reseller who will be purchasing your domain name on your behalf, be clear on who needs to be listed on record as the domain name owner. If they accidently list themself as owner, they legally own that domain name.
  3. Keep your domain name access password confidential. Treat your domain name access password as you would with passwords to your online bank account.
  4. Update your domain name details. The link to the ‘Manage Domain’ section on the domain control panel will take you to a page showing all your domains booked through that date. By clicking on any domain name, you can edit the owner, administrative, technical or billing contact information. It is advisable to keep your domain name information updated at all times.
  5. Pay attention to your renewal date. You can register your domain name for a period of one to 10 years but pay careful attention to the renewal date. You run the risk of losing your domain name if there’s a delay in renewing it. Many registrars or resellers will send you a renewal notice 15 to 30 days before the domain name expiration date. Keep in mind that there will be a fee for manual reactivations if you fail to register before your expiration date.
  6. Be aware of your registrar’s or reseller’s renewal procedures. Renewal procedures and prices for domain names vary depending on your registrar or reseller, so be sure to check with them about their renewal procedures.
  7. Offer accurate and valid contact information when registering a domain name. Providing false registration information is against a registrar’s Terms of Use and could result in your domain name being cancelled. Provide a valid email or physical address for the registrar or reseller to use for communication means during the registration process.
  8. Keep a list of all your domain names. If you own multiple domain names, keep all necessary information together in one central location for easy management.
  9. Keep hard copies of correspondence with your registrar or reseller. It may be wise to print out all receipts and related information that’s been sent to you by your registrar or reseller.
  10. Inform your registrar or reseller of any suspicious activity. Alert your registrar or reseller if you receive any emails that indicate a change to your domain name. Forward any questionable emails and material to them, along with details of your concerns. This will aid them in tracking down and correcting any problems.

How to Get Online? Options for Creating an Online Presence.

The following list includes the top-level basic steps for getting a business online. Getting these basic tasks completed will serve to get you up and running online in the most effective way. There are many resources on the Web to help you make a plan to get your business online. Remember that you are extending your professional brand to the Web. Maintain your company's identity by following these basic best practices:

Choose a Good Domain Name
Your domain name is your online identity, the virtual big sign over your store door on the Web and your identity for e-mails. Review advice for setting up the best domain name(s) for your business in our step-by-step process. Most companies start with a .com or .net address because they are the most popular and recognisable.

Brand your e-mail
It may seem like a big step to change your e-mail address, but our small business survey revealed that consumers are more comfortable working with companies that use a branded e-mail instead of more common Gmail, AOL, or Yahoo accounts. A branded e-mail lends a professional impression to potential customers. Moreover, you can use the same e-mail domain name for your employees or different divisions such as accounting or HR. Change your e-mail via your current e-mail provider or use the service your registrar provides.

Read more:
http://www.redmain.net/2014/04/how-to-get-online-options-for-creating-online-presence.html

How to Get Online? How to Choose a Domain Name?

Your domain name is going to be the front door to anyone searching for your products and services on the Web.

With the dominance of search engines such as Google, customers are not as likely to type in a domain name or URL as they are to type key words into a search engine. As you think about your domain name, there are a few areas to cover:

Names
If your business name is Pipes Plumbing in Peoria – you will want to locate the domain name pipesplumbing.com or something similar that reflects your name in the most straightforward fashion. This allows you to have control of your name and your brand online. As noted above, you may want to register more than one domain name so that your business appears in results for more searches.

Location & Categories
Due to the dominance of search engines, you may want to also pursue the registration of domain names that also capture your locations or business category. For example, the plumbing company cited above could research names like “bestplumberinpeoria.com” or “emergencyplumberinpeoria.com” or “fixpipespeoria.net.” Google reports that as many as one in every five searches on their site is for local information, make your business more locally relevant with this easy step.

Read more:
http://www.redmain.net/2014/04/how-to-get-online-how-to-choose-domain.html

Monday, April 07, 2014

Do's and Don'ts of Securing a Domain Name

Consider these six tips from small-business owners and experts before deciding on a website name.

Navigating the world of domain names can be a daunting task if you're not up to speed on how to get one. With countless caveats and hosting companies out there, it's easy to be overwhelmed or worse, make a mistake that could ultimately cripple your business.

Consider these do's and don'ts from small-business owners and experts to help secure your company's domain name.

Do: Include a location or keywords in your domain name, if you can.
If your business focuses on a geographic region, try to put the location into the name of your domain, says Jean Bedord, a Silicon Valley-based search consultant and author of the book I've Got a Domain Name--Now What??? When Mikalai Krivenko needed a domain for his painting business in Hoboken, N.J., in 2009, his son Yuriy, a Jersey City, N.J.-based search-optimization specialist, suggested he put "Hoboken" in the name. For $11, Krivenko bought hobokenpainter.com, which shows up at the top of keyword searches that include "Hoboken" and "painter." Whether it's location, or what your company does, Krivenko advises: "Put the most important keyword for your industry in the domain name."

Do: Register yourself as the owner of the domain name.
Some business owners make the mistake of not checking to ensure whoever registers their domain name does so under the business owner's name. It's very important to be sure you are the domain owner and administrative contact, says Bedord. "It's just like a piece of property. If you don't own the property, you can't sell an existing business," she says.

It's an obvious, yet common, mistake made by business owners. Three years after Graham Hunt, 44, started his real estate firm Valencia Property in Spain in 2000, the two-person web design team he hired to build his site split and he had to choose between them. Hunt soon discovered the partner he didn't choose had registered himself as the owner and administrative contact for the domain name, so Hunt didn't own his own website. It took three years and he ended up paying the disgruntled partner nearly $6,000 in sales commission fees to get back ownership of the domain, which originally cost just $15.

Sunday, April 06, 2014

Election Updates – Know Your Polling Booth Online or by SMS

Checking Online
  1. Head over to Election Commission of India Website [eci.nic.in/eci_main1/Linkto_electo_search.aspx].
  2. The direct link provided above will take you to your state Election Commission’s search page.
  3. Once you land in State Election Commission’s page, you can search by providing Voter ID card number or other details.

Friday, April 04, 2014

Zoho CRM - FAQ

What is Zoho CRM?
Zoho CRM is a Software as a Service (SaaS) solution that delivers complete CRM functionality at a fraction of the price of other offerings. With Zoho CRM you can manage all your Sales, Marketing, Customer Support & Service, Inventory Management and Email within in a single business system.

Can I get a demo of Zoho CRM?
Yes, we would be happy to demonstrate Zoho CRM via a web-conference/direct at your convenience. The demo lasts anywhere from 45 minutes to one hour. To schedule your personal session, please contact relations@redmain.net, or +91 9567470097.

Read more @ http://www.redmain.net/2014/04/zoho-crm-faq.html

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Redmain Network is now Channel Partner of Vtiger CRM On Demand.

Founded in 2004 with offices in Sunnyvale, CA and Bangalore, IN; Vtiger is a CRM software company on a mission to build and deliver the most open, easiest to use, most customizable, and most accessible CRM solution for small and medium enterprises. Supported by an active community of users and developers, Vtiger CRM is available in numerous languages and receives content submissions from dozens of countries and partner networks around the world.

Vtiger CRM On Demand,
No. 95, 1st Floor, 12th Main, 3rd Block,
Rajajinagar, Bangalore, Karnataka 560010, India
For consultation, please visit redmain.net/consulting