Next-Generation of Info@Hand CRM Product Announced
By David Sims
TMCnet Contributing Editor
The Long Reach Corporation has announced the next generation of its flagship product, info@hand, a Customer Relationship and Business Management (CRBM) System for small and medium-sized businesses.
The application is one of the first to blend first class Customer Relationship Management (CRM) features with extended business management capabilities for Order Management, Project & Resource tracking, Customer Service, and Human Resources, company officials claim.
Info@hand differs from conventional CRM products in that it offers key features that enable small and medium businesses to "capitalize on their ability to be nimble -- and outmaneuver larger companies," company officials said, adding that info@hand does this by "eliminating common small-business bottlenecks in finance and administrative areas."
It allows customer-facing personnel to create quotes or invoices quickly for clients, and then synchronize them later into a familiar accounting system for tracking by administrative staff.
The product also offers comprehensive project management capabilities such as timesheets, project costing and invoicing; fully integrated customer service management with an automatic assignment mode that pairs cases with the most qualified technicians; and strong international support including the ability to generate quote and invoice PDFs using the full UTF-8 character set needed for many languages including Japanese, Chinese, Korean, and Thai.
Info@hand is sold for a one-time customer fee of $250 per user, which includes specific software for mobile access (info@hand Mobile) and the Joomla-based info@hand Customer Portal (which allows clients to interact with a controlled subset of their account data within the CRM). Many other CRM products charge additional fees per customer linked via the portal.
An online demo of info@hand is available via their website at www.infoathand.com.
Last week Long Reach introduced info@hand Finance, an optional module for the Info@hand customer relationship and business management platform for small and mid-sized businesses that links to Intuit’s QuickBooks accounting system.
The new module continually synchronizes pertinent info@hand information such as accounts, product catalog, invoice and payment data, customer leads, currencies and tax rates with QuickBooks.
David Sims is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To see more of his articles, please visit his columnist page.
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