There is nothing wrong with ‘salvaging’ data from old software leads. You know what they say: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. However, there does come a point where some things could be just be beyond reuse. It is like the equivalent of a machine that is too damaged or mangled. It is the same with your software leads. As you recycle them, make sure you only go for those that are still intact!
Software appointments are made from the desire of companies to accelerate. Whether it is HR, CRM, or even EMR, many people have begun to once again realize how much effort is being reduced by the introduction of new tools. Take CRM software for example. Even the software appointments of the vendors themselves are being rapidly accelerated by their own tech and then coupled even more by others.
A high amount of software leads is good for any company whether you are a vendor for SCM or HR processes. However, sometimes you keep generating them so much, you get dangerously closer to generalizing. They are starting to look all the same. The back of your mind keeps whispering that treating your software leads individually will only prolong your lead generation process, making it arduous. How do you respond?
Your software leads are generated based on a desire to upgrade, to improve. Prospects would not be so interested in acquiring something like, say, new accounting technology if they did not see it as a bit more superior to what they currently have (at least in some respects). Upgrades however still come in a variety so your prospects should also inform you on which upgrade they want to make use of first.
Some of the common fears about outsourcing software lead generation include exploiting bad labor practices or people who really are not trained well enough to do the job for you. What these worries do not tell you is that expert lead generation companies have no trouble treating its recruits well but at the same time putting them to work in roles that already make real contribution to their process.
Having software leads from different industries does not always mean their demands will be drastically different. (Although, variety is the spice of life.) The differences are mainly on the surface and right underneath, a lot could actually remain the same. It is like the similarities between science-fiction and fantasy. The differences are only aesthetic but the similarities are hardwired into essence. Imagine if they represented two different software leads?
As you already know, lead generation strategies do not always have to drop prospects that lack the needed budget. Follow-up strategies and a little bit of patience might be all that you need. However, sometimes a prospect’s savings are not enough. It would be like stowing away cash to buy fancy equipment but it turns out harder to use once bought. Your lead generation campaign should always educate prospects!
Pricing is not just an obstacle to software leads. It gets worse when it has been labeled unfair. It is like a scarlet letter on your company’s product to be called overpriced. If you are panicking, you are right to do so but it is much better for you to calm that panic by finding out why exactly has your pricing been judged that way. Who knows what could be happening to your sales leads if word like that starts to spread.
Software leads may not be like window shoppers but you can learn a lot from the latter’s habits when it comes to finding out what your potential customers want. What is interesting is that your target market generally has a lot less time to browse than the typical mall hopper. That should give you more reason to watch in your inbound software leads closely because there is definitely a reason for they are there.