Better Know A Barcelona Startup: Salespoint
I used to find myself in a position before a sales meeting where I’d be scrambling around on my phone like a maniac, trying to access information on the person I was about to meet. That was more often that not, a pretty daunting tasks given that the classic CRM systems I was using (Oracle et al.) were designed for desktop use, so the transition to mobile has often left the mobile versions feeling like a mini version of the desktop variant with complicated screens and ultimately creating an extremely unpleasant user experience. On top of that, many of these CRM systems don’t even have mobile applications making on-the-go updates a pain in the proverbial a$$.
Barcelona startup Salespoint calls this the ‘parking lot test’, which in their opinion, most CRM systems don’t pass. The idea is simple; can you sit in your car and easily check the data of the person you are about to meet? And after the meeting, can you enter your notes without any fuss? Or sometimes more importantly, without a signal?
Continual studies show us that the PC era is behind us and this is exactly the segment that Salespoint is focusing on; mobile sales professionals. “Salespoint was designed with a ‘Mobile-First’ philosophy. This means that we started with a clean slate: no old systems, no PCs and no ‘Excel sheet looks’. We incorporated years of mobile sales experience in the design and came up with a completely different CRM look” says Founder & CEO David Falk.
The result is clearly a platform designed with a mobile centric strategy, offering up a clean and intuitive UI and the most valuable elements that anyone could need of a CRM. Given that Salespoint has built this platform directly for mobile devices, you don’t get the feeling of using a legacy platform that has been squished down to work on mobile. All of the information that you require is readily available and easily accessible at your fingertips.
“We believe that Mobile-first CRM is the future and we are proud to be the company that delivers this future today”, adds David.
Salespoint also synchs with larger platforms such as Evernote, Oracle, Zoho, Salesforce and others giving you access to all the tools you might need (or already use) to organize your day. With the CRM market expected to be valued at $36B in 2017, Saelspoint has definitely got some room to run! “Client management is not just for sales executives,” adds David. “Everybody, from plumbers to CEO’s, needs to keep track of their prospects and clients. With Salespoint they can do so with the mobile device they carry in their pocket.”
Salespoint has also recently launched a smartphone app, available across both iOS and Android devices, to let you keep moving and connecting, managing your clients, your business and your life right from your pocket.
I already tested the iOS app and it’s definitely faster, more usable and features the same opportunity management, visit reports with photos and recordings, appointment check-in, appointment based route planning, business card attachments, reports and more, just now all from the device your always have in your pocket.
If you’re a professional “on the move” and need a CRM system designed for the road, then I definitely recommend trying out www.salespoint.com.