About Premier Glass Products LLC
PGP is a manufacturer’s representative agency engaged in the promotion, sales & service of a variety of products purchased through the Construction Industry.
The agency combines over 160 years of industry experience to provide its customers and the architectural community a “premier” level of service. The company has local offices in the Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio/Austin areas.
Premier Glass Products Business Challenge
Back in 2011, PGP adopted a CRM system to move away from paper, business cards, and MS Excel spreadsheets. The company realized it needed to have all of its customer base in one central place. This way, they could effectively manage sales calls and to keep up with the quotes provided to customers. As a sales rep agency, PGP employs almost exclusively sales representatives whose day consists of customer visits. Hence, the need for a mobile solution arose shortly after adopting a CRM solution.
When we first looked for mobile solutions, we were looking for something that would work on our tablets. Instead of having to wait for our laptops to load in order to enter all that information into our CRM, we wanted to do it in real-time. We wanted a solution where we wouldn’t have to spend hours sitting at our desk, log into our laptops, and enter data at the end of the week when we got back home. Steven Smith, Design Consultant at PGP, reasoned
PGP approached Zero2Ten, its MS Dynamics CRM provider, asking for a mobile solution that will work with their system. Already equipped with iPads bought for this purpose, the company was eager to get their system working in the field.
Zero2Ten proposed Resco Mobile CRM as a technical and economical suitable solution. PGP purchased licenses at the beginning of 2013. And now, years after working with the solution, sees the real difference it made.
We are a sales rep agency, so we go and visit our potential and existing customers throughout the day. Before we go in, we’ll pull up info on what we’ve discussed the last time and touch on those points again. After the meeting, we log in the information and go to the next one Steven explained how they use Resco Mobile CRM on a daily basis
As the app syncs up with Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Steven, at the end of each month, generates reports based off the data gathered with Resco Mobile CRM and sends them to manufacturers to showcase the number of sales calls made, as well as products discussed.
We use the app primarily for two things: data entry and pulling up customer history. It’s been an excellent tool for us Steven sums it up
Steven noticed significant time savings after switching to using a mobile CRM solution. Steven estimates: “Cumulatively, for a team of 8 employees, it’s saving our agency at least 10-15 hours a week, even more, just on data entry alone. When you think about it – opening up your computer, you got to wait for it to boot up, it just takes longer. With the Resco app, it’s just one touch, go into the entity and start entering the data. It’s that quick.”
When evaluating mobile solutions, Resco turned out to be the most economical one for the value provided.
That was kind of the deciding factor, a mobile app that could save us some money, so we partnered with Resco Steven explained
Furthermore, the mobile client helped PGP’s employees ease into the CRM system itself, utilizing to the company’s investment.
PGP’s sales reps, were hesitant at first, they were not used to putting in the information into the CRM on the computer, let alone on an iPad.
They were kind of nervous about it, but now they have all embraced it, seeing that it’s a game changer and saves a lot of time in the evenings and on the weekends Steven pointed out
Since adopting Resco Mobile CRM, PGP’s sales team uses the app almost exclusively.
I am pretty much the only sales rep within the company who would use the MS Dynamics CRM interface as I generate and send our reports. But other than that, we use the Resco app probably around 95% of the time Steven estimates
Resco‘s customer support is what surprised the company the most – helping out blithely throughtout the years.
When I had a problem, Resco’s support team would go ahead and set up a meeting and work with me on my screen, getting everything going. The support was just superb. Steven Smith from PGP concluded