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Over the years, as automation became popular, marketers tagged it “robotic.”

You have probably read articles where the authors talked about how automation lacks the emotion that's important in human interactions. But these criticisms are unjustified!

With automation, marketers don't need to engage in tasks that are time and energy consuming. In the Automation in the Workplace 2017 report, 59% of respondents estimated they could save 6 or more hours a week when repetitive tasks are done by automation.

Apart from this, automation eliminates human errors and makes important information available in order to turn prospects into customers and serve current customers better.

But in what ways does automation improve your business? Let’s consider a few ways:

For any business to gain customers, it has to acquire leads first. After this, a business nurtures their leads until they become customers.

The truth is, this whole process can be difficult if you don’t know what you’re doing. According to a report by HubSpot, 65% of marketers say generating traffic and leads is their biggest marketing challenge.

Improving efficiency and minimizing manual tasks to the barest minimum are the pursuit of every business. One of the ways to ensure you’re always on top of your game is by using a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system. This is where most B2B companies give up. Because they can’t seem to understand why there are so many CRM tools whereas only a handful of them truly works. It turns out the majority of CRM providers are out to make some money, or what do you think? The good news is, having used and tested a couple CRM software systems, here are the 8 important things to know before you complete your order:

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Learn the Best Software For Your Business

For small businesses, every penny of investment counts. When it comes to software integrations, businesses can become overwhelmed with options. The right software stack can help your business perform better and save both time and money, all for a relatively nominal investment. Here’s what you need to know about choosing the right software stack for your business:

What is a Software Stack?

Your company’s software package can go one of two ways: You can either leverage all the tools you need to run your business effectively, or you can amass a collection of tools you pay for each month and don’t know how to use. Web developers call a foundational set of software working together as a “stack.” The right stack will help you achieve your business goals and shave repetitive tasks from your workload.

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This San Diego marketing agency, Bloominari, is full of die-hard fans of marketing automation software. Always reading about new technology, always researching new tactics, always tinkering with new tools. We use various technologies for (internal and external) business communication and organization because we know and believe in the benefits.

In case you don’t know what I’m talking about: Think back to the last time you filled out a contact form on a website or emailed a business and then immediately got an email confirmation about your inquiry. (Usually the email reads something like, “Thank you for contacting us. Someone will respond to your inquiry shortly.”) That instantaneous email was sent to you via automation software.

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I’d like to talk about that one very significant, very special relationship in your life: the relationship your business has with its customers.

Do you know your customers? What do you know about the prospective customers who have filled out forms on your website or who are on your email list? How often does your sales or marketing team interact with them? Is your customer information compiled in a database that is up-to-date, as well as easy to access and navigate? If a possible investor wanted to see your sales growth throughout the past few years, how easy would it be for you to provide that information?

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Think about the last time you signed up for a business’s marketing emails or newsletter. Or think about the last time you made a purchase with a company and then started receiving their marketing emails. This tactic is called email marketing - it’s used by approximately 82% of global companies, as well as an estimated 95% of all companies that use some sort of marketing automation tool.

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