Negotiating With A CRM Vendor
Before you sign on the dotted line, make sure your Customer Relationship Management (CRM) plan offers terms you can live with. The contract you sign should meet your needs today and tomorrow, as your business evolves. Flexibility and continued vendor support are the hallmarks of a CRM contract built to last. When it comes to negotiating CRM, sales force management, and marketing automation agreements, Information Technology (IT) consultants advise seeking long-range flexibility rather than instant incentives. Since a relationship with a seller is likely to span years, factors defining your business' rights and the vendor's responsibilities trump price in the long run.