Data Hygiene Best Practices Within HubSpot

SmartBug Media

A messy customer relationship management (CRM) database is just like an unclean house: The clutter makes it difficult to find what you need most. Routine data cleanup allows you to focus on the contacts that will be important to the success of your operations. Duplicate Contacts.

41 Expert Opinions on Data Hygiene Best Practices

Zoominfo

Long before cloud-based CRM systems, companies largely relied on manual data entry and cleanup processes. But this can leave your contact and company data fraught with errors and inconsistencies. What is data hygiene and why is it important?

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Customer Relationship Management: 5 steps for finding the right vendor for your data hygiene

B2B Lead Generation

It would be great if cleaning and appending data was something you only needed to do once. When you consider there will always be changes in buyer behavior at play that will likely result in the need for rapid changes to your B2B marketing efforts, it becomes apparent that effective data hygiene is an ongoing process. Conceivably, if you avoid cleaning data for a year, 60% of your database could be obsolete by the end of those twelve months. Contact name: 4.

Data Hygiene Best Practices for Financial Services Firms

6sense

Big data is the driving force behind most marketing, sales, and distribution activities. When the data is accurate, or “clean,” organizations can derive insights to drive stronger results. When data is “dirty,” organizations run into problems: Time wasted managing and cleaning data.

35+ Experts Weigh In on Data Hygiene Best Practices

Zoominfo

Long before cloud-based CRM systems, companies largely relied on manual data entry and cleanup processes— leaving their contact and company data fraught with errors and inconsistencies. Although most companies have now adopted some version of a data hygiene strategy, dirty data is still very much alive and well. How can it be that technology has come so far, and yet data quality issues still plague sales and marketing professionals?

Bad Data Hygiene Is a $13M Problem for Your Company. Here’s How 6sense Solves It.

6sense

If your business can’t trust your internal data, you’re losing money — and a lot of it. . Bad data — whether it’s incomplete, inaccurate, or simply missing — costs companies 12% of their revenue. Historical data about previous opportunities and deals.

Tackling Bad Data: How Poor Data Quality Impacts Your B2B Bottom Line

Zoominfo

You hire talented sales and marketing professionals and set them up with state-of-the-art CRM and automation tools. Wait, are they working with bad data? Businesses depend on data to fuel business growth. What Is Poor Data Quality? How Does Dirty Data Affect Sales?

How Quickly Should I Suspend or Delete Non-Responsive Leads?

The Point

There are multiple, legitimate reasons to suspend or even delete non-responsive leads from your mailing lists or CRM database: * Non-responsive leads can weigh down engagement rates and create a distorted view of campaign metrics.

Creating a Culture of Accountability

InsightSquared

Startups are built from the ground up and one of the major stepping stones is promoting an environment of accountability among your sales reps to properly input data and to follow sales best practices. Don’t worry, most organizations have some sort of data quality issue and we’ve seen all sorts of Salesforce instances. The Road to a Cleaner CRM. Optimize your CRM to make KPI tracking simple, and train managers to lead using these metrics.

Building a Sales Tech Stack? Start with Good Data

Zoominfo

But without high-quality data to connect them all, many of those tools can essentially turn into empty boxes that fall short of their goals. In sales , this technology forms a system that tracks customer profiles, transactions, communications, financial data, and related information.

The 4 Steps to Marketing Data Hygiene in an Era of Big Data

Leadspace

Like data hygiene. Your marketing and sales data is among the most valuable assets your company has; yet for all the talk of “data-driven marketing” (another buzzword marketers love to throw around), most B2B organizations are in a state of denial about the state of their actual marketing data. In great part, that’s due to how frustratingly tedious data management and in particular data hygiene is.

Creating a Culture of Accountability

InsightSquared

Startups are built from the ground up and one of the major stepping stones is promoting an environment of accountability among your sales reps to properly input data and to follow sales best practices. Don’t worry, most organizations have some sort of data quality issue and we’ve seen all sorts of Salesforce instances. The Road to a Cleaner CRM. Optimize your CRM to make KPI tracking simple, and train managers to lead using these metrics.

CRM Contact Data Quality: Impact on Sales & Marketing Results

DealSignal

CRM data quality is a critical variable in ensuring a strong ROI for your investment in a CRM system. Judging by this lack of out-of-the-box support, you would think that data is expected to be miraculously keyed into CRMs perfectly without the possibility of decay.

6 important data points to record on your customers

Biznology

Customer data is one of the most important parts of your business success. If you’re not already using a customer relationship management (CRM) platform to collect and manage the data , you should be. But what kinds of data should you collect? Contact Information. Regardless of whether your business is online, brick-and-mortar, or a hybrid of the two, you should be maintaining a database of your customers contact information. Demographics Data.

How Good Content can Help Improve Database Health

The Point

According to business information provider ZoomInfo (see graphic below, further data here ), more than 70 percent of business cards have one or more changes during a 12-month period. Most commonly, companies looking to clean up CRM data turn to database providers like ZoomInfo, Data.com , and InsideView to append and replace outdated contact information.

10 Reasons Why Your Sales Team Needs a CRM tool

SalesIntel

The global customer relationship management (CRM) market was worth USD 43.7 According to the Grandview research report , CRM tools are used by 82% of the businesses studied for sales reporting and process automation. Centralize Data . The finest CRM systems have workflows.

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5 Ways Dirty Data Hurts Your CRM—and Revenue [Infographic]

Zoominfo

If you’re unfamiliar with dirty data—allow us to introduce you. Dirty data has been plaguing CRMs since they were invented. Countless people change jobs, names, locations, and contact information every day—in other words, all data has an expiration date.

Leveraging Integration Projects: How to Keep Your CRM Data Clean

SmartBug Media

Before diving into a customer relationship management (CRM) platform integration project , one step to take is the always important but somewhat dreaded task of data cleaning. What Is Data Cleaning? Data cleaning helps ensure decisions are made with the best possible information.

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Not All B2B Contact Data Is Created Equal: How Data Accuracy Impacts Sales and Marketing Performance and Costs

DealSignal

Research shows that 70% of CRM data is outdated, incomplete, or inaccurate—and most B2B data providers you entrust to solve your data gaps offer on average 50% accuracy. Instead, you need verifiable contact details from a specific group of people.

The Complete Guidebook for Marketing Leaders for Choosing the Best B2B Contact Data Provider

SalesIntel

In a data-obsessed corporate environment, it can be tough to tell who is real and who is merely manipulating the meaning of data to match their product’s value proposition. Is their focus on data collecting and analysis, or are they reacting to a trend? Firmographic Data.

How Bad CRM Data Can Hurt Your Cybersecurity Business

SalesIntel

Reaching out to the companies that need your solution requires reliable and accurate data, especially when the competitors are ready to grab any opportunity. However, data quality is one of the major roadblocks for cybersecurity marketers and sales professionals. Duplicate Data.

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CRM Data: Why Data Quality and Good CRM Management Are Essential for Sales and Marketing Success

DealSignal

CRM Databases Explained. A CRM database is a complex system of data storage that contains the information you’ve collected on people and organizations that have come into contact with your business. CRM Data Types. CRM Account Data Types and Examples.

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CRM Data: Why Data Quality and Good CRM Management Are Essential for Sales and Marketing Success

DealSignal

CRM Databases Explained. A CRM database is a complex system of data storage that contains the information you’ve collected on people and organizations that have come into contact with your business. CRM Data Types. CRM Account Data Types and Examples.

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A Guide to Marketing Automation

Zoominfo

Without getting too much into the nitty-gritty complexities of it, marketing automation campaigns send specific content (that you’ve programmed) to leads based on certain behaviors and data. Prioritize Data Hygiene.

What is CRM Automation? Definition, Marketing Best Practices with Examples

Martech Advisor

Customer Relationship Management (CRM) automation is defined as the process of automating sales and customer service functions to help teams track and manage their engagement efforts with current and prospective customers. What Is CRM Automation? 5 key functions of CRM automation.

Contact Database Performance and Scale — Your MAP’s Best Friends

The Mx Group

What I couldn’t help but think, as I attended many sessions incorporating these alphabet-soup acronyms, is that there’s one golden thread that must be woven into all these marketing strategies, and that’s contact database performance and scale. A contact database designed for performance and scale is a must if you expect success utilizing all the whiz-bang capabilities that marketing automation and other marketing tech tools offer. Improving contact database performance.

Tips for Preventing Data Decay in B2B Sales

Only B2B

The role of data is changing along with the digital future of B2B sales. The increasing push toward digital transformation, say 72% of company leaders, has rendered organizations more dependent than ever on data when making critical business choices. Data Decay: What Is It?

How to Reduce Unsubscribes Using Subscription Management

The Point

I’ve written previously in this space about how to reduce unsubscribes by giving prospects and customers the option to update their contact information rather than forcing them to opt out of email entirely. In sum, subscription management is an effective way to reduce unsubscribes, increase response rates (by allowing subscribers to choose the emails that most interest them), and improve data hygiene.

HubSpot Database Decay & Hygiene Strategy Made Simple

Marketing Envy

In one of our recent blogs on the HubSpot email health tool I covered the importance of keeping your CRM data clean. There are various reasons for your database being messy or just plain filled with junk: Your contacts’ emails are incorrect, why? Hard Bounced contacts.

Chief Revenue Regrets: Relying on Reps to Provide Forecasting Deal Data

InsightSquared

Fact: Your sales reps, regardless of how great they are, will never deliver the level of hygiene required to give you confidence in your CRM data. For the better part of my career as a CRO, I was frustrated with the quality of my CRM data.

ZoomInfo and Salesforce: Meet Your Go-To-Market Success Machine

Zoominfo

You fuel your CRM with powerful deal-making data. With this intel, you can: Identify and target your best prospects Access up-to-date company and contact information Prioritize leads Close more sales. What happens when your data source and CRM don’t sync up?

How to Avoid the Spam Trap

Zoominfo

While it’s impossible to avoid spam traps entirely, good data hygiene will help you limit exposure. In most cases, this happens as a result of the sender’s lack of data hygiene , and the consequences can be severe.

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7 Ways Dirty Data is Hurting Your Bottom Line

Zoominfo

Using dirty data to fuel your business initiatives is akin to putting the wrong type of fuel in your car. Consider these statistics ( source ): 40% of business objectives fail due to inaccurate data. Bad data costs U.S. These numbers may catch your attention— but statistics alone don’t explain how and why dirty data hurts your bottom line. Without additional context, it’s easy to see why some companies continue to neglect data hygiene.

Your Guide to Choosing a B2B Data Provider

Zoominfo

Many B2B data providers claim to have the “best” data. But have you ever stopped to think about where these companies get their data and what makes it better than the rest? Today we’re looking at three major B2B data sources and discussing the pros and cons of working with each.

B2B Sales Intelligence: Bad Data and Sales

Zoominfo

Whether you realize it or not, the efficiency, productivity, and drive of your B2B sales team is directly dependent on the quality of your data. Good data leads to less time spent prospecting, more meetings on the calendar, and ultimately more revenue. The impact of bad data, however, can range from one lost account to catastrophic revenue loss. Last week we discussed how low-quality data can significantly lower the effectiveness of your marketing campaigns.

The Ultimate Data Quality Guidebook for B2B RevOps Leaders

SalesIntel

You have spent long hours and a major investment putting in place a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system to keep your database organized and your business development teams on track. of firms believe CRM technologies positively influence their bottom line. . What Is Bad Data?

The Ultimate Data Quality Guidebook for B2B RevOps Leaders

SalesIntel

You have spent long hours and a major investment putting in place a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system to keep your database organized and your business development teams on track. of firms believe CRM technologies positively influence their bottom line. . What Is Bad Data?

4 Ways Technology Has Changed B2B Selling

Zoominfo

1. Adoption of cloud-based CRM. A salesperson’s CRM—or customer relationship management platform—is one of the most used tools in their technology stack. And for good reason—your CRM manages customer and prospect data and contains valuable information regarding customer behavior and buying habits. In fact, a recent study revealed that every dollar spent on CRM implementation yields a return of as much as $8.71 Now, CRM data is accessible anytime, anywhere.

Did Somebody Ask About Data Quality?

DealSignal

A few years back, I attended a three-hour “vendor shoot out” between two CRM vendors hosted by an IT services firm. The consultants ran through a series of standard CRM processes including lead management, dashboards, record customization by the site admin, and Outlook integration. Yet, at no point did I hear a discussion of data quality, data hygiene, contact verification, field standardization, or company and contact enrichment.

The Sales Manager’s Guide to Selecting a Data Provider

Zoominfo

Although B2B data certainly isn’t the most exciting sales topic– it happens to be one of the most important. After all, account and contact data is the fuel that enables your revenue engine to run smoothly. But, anyone in sales will tell you that finding and maintaining high-quality data is a full-time job. What is a B2B data provider? The term data provider covers a wide array of business services. Why do I need to work with a data company?