Customized Zoho CRM for a Finance Firm - Case Study


Finance

Privately held

Zoho CRM,Zoho Bookings

Finance

Privately held

Zoho CRM,Zoho Bookings

Customized Zoho CRM for a Finance Firm - Case Study

About the Company

Our Client is one of the country's leading financial advisory firms that provides financial advisory services, investment management, and wealth planning services. With a growing client base and complex financial products to manage, our client recognized the need for a robust Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system to streamline operations, enhance client relationships, and drive business growth.

Flexibility and scalability are significant criteria for a CRM system. As the company expands its client base and offers more complex financial products, the CRM system can adapt to these needs. After extensive research and careful consideration, our client chose Zoho CRM due to its flexibility, scalability, and ease of customization. However, Zoho CRM is not an out-of-the-box vertical CRM solution. It is an industry-agnostic CRM platform that can be customized by Zoho Partner to suit various industries.

This case study explores how we customized Zoho CRM for a Finance firm to meet its unique business needs and the impact it had on its operations and client relationships.

FYI: We’ve signed an NDA with this client. So, we can’t reveal our client/company name.


Challenges Faced

Before implementing the Zoho CRM, our client encountered several challenges:


Solution: Customize Zoho CRM tailored to their needs

To address these challenges, our client recognized the need for customization to tailor the Zoho CRM to its specific requirements and business process.That's where our Zoho CRM customization service came into play.

Using a multi-phased approach, we customized Zoho CRM for a finance firm (our client). We customized Zoho CRM in phases to ensure our client's finance operations were not disrupted in the process.

All key stakeholders were involved throughout the process to gather feedback and address any concerns they had. We provided regular progress updates throughout the project and regularly consulted with the client to ensure they were satisfied with the outcome.

Here’s the multi-phased approach we followed:

Phase 1: Needs Analysis

Phase 2: Data Migration and Integration

We have suggested Zoho Workdrive as the document management system because it is a secure cloud-based platform that allows users to store and collaborate on documents efficiently. With Zoho Workdrive, clients can easily access and share documents, ensuring seamless collaboration and effective document management.

Taking our advice to heart, our client has signed on to implement Zoho Workdrive in the future.

Phase 3: Automation and Workflows

Our Zoho CRM developers have created workflows to automate manual & repetitive tasks. This included:

- When a potential client submits a form on our client's website, a workflow will trigger to create a new lead record in Zoho CRM automatically, complete with their contact information and inquiry details

- Automated appointment scheduling and reminders using Zoho Bookings.

- Automated task generation based on specific client interactions.

- Automated email workflows can be triggered based on specific events, such as a new client onboarding or a missed appointment. This ensures timely communication and keeps clients engaged.

Results


Conclusion

By leveraging the flexibility and scalability of Zoho CRM, combined with expert customization, our Client achieved significant improvements in client acquisition, retention, and overall business efficiency.

This case study serves as a testament to the versatility and effectiveness of Zoho CRM customization. By partnering with an Zoho CRM Implementation Company like YAALI, financial services firms can unlock the full potential of Zoho CRM and achieve significant growth and success.

If you'd like to explore how our expertise in Zoho CRM customization can help your business achieve similar success, we'd be delighted to discuss your specific requirements and tailor a solution to meet your needs.

Do you wanna know why financial service firms like yours are trust YAALI for their Zoho CRM Customization?

About the Company

Our Client is one of the country's leading financial advisory firms that provides financial advisory services, investment management, and wealth planning services. With a growing client base and complex financial products to manage, our client recognized the need for a robust Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system to streamline operations, enhance client relationships, and drive business growth.

Flexibility and scalability are significant criteria for a CRM system. As the company expands its client base and offers more complex financial products, the CRM system can adapt to these needs. After extensive research and careful consideration, our client chose Zoho CRM due to its flexibility, scalability, and ease of customization. However, Zoho CRM is not an out-of-the-box vertical CRM solution. It is an industry-agnostic CRM platform that can be customized by Zoho Partner to suit various industries.

This case study explores how we customized Zoho CRM for a Finance firm to meet its unique business needs and the impact it had on its operations and client relationships.

FYI: We’ve signed an NDA with this client. So, we can’t reveal our client/company name.


Challenges

Before implementing the Zoho CRM, our client encountered several challenges:

  • Disorganized Data: Customer information was scattered across spreadsheets, emails, and handwritten notes. Advisors were unable to access the complete profiles and histories of their clients because of this. This made it difficult to provide personalized, timely service. It also made it difficult to identify potential sales opportunities. Finally, it created inefficiencies and delays in customer service.
  • Manual Processes: Advisors were burdened with repetitive tasks like data entry, scheduling appointments, and generating reports, which took up valuable advisor time. This reduced the amount of time advisors had to focus on providing advice to customers, which in turn negatively impacted the customer experience.
  • Lack of Visibility: It's difficult for advisors to assess how many leads are at each stage (prospecting, qualification, closing), how long they stay in each stage, and what the conversion rates are. This makes it impossible to track progress towards sales goals or identify areas for improvement.
  • Inefficient Communication: There was no central platform for tracking customer interactions in place, so clients had to communicate with them via email and phone calls. This caused a lot of confusion and made it difficult to keep track of customer requests. It also made it difficult to provide timely responses to customer inquiries.
  • Client Onboarding Friction: The onboarding process for new customers was cumbersome and time-consuming. The specific challenges faced during the onboarding process included collecting the necessary documents from customers, verifying their identities, and providing them with the necessary resources to get started.
  • Moreover, the onboarding process often involves multiple departments and stakeholders, which can result in delays, confusion, and errors. This made it difficult for customers to get started quickly and caused frustration. Additionally, it costs the company time and money to provide the same onboarding process for every new customer.


Solution: Customize Zoho CRM tailored to their needs

To address these challenges, our client recognized the need for customization to tailor the Zoho CRM to its specific requirements and business process.That's where our Zoho CRM customization service came into play.

Using a multi-phased approach, we customized Zoho CRM for a finance firm (our client). We customized Zoho CRM in phases to ensure our client's finance operations were not disrupted in the process.

All key stakeholders were involved throughout the process to gather feedback and address any concerns they had. We provided regular progress updates throughout the project and regularly consulted with the client to ensure they were satisfied with the outcome.

Here’s the multi-phased approach we followed:

Phase 1: Needs Analysis

  • We conducted in-depth interviews with advisors, management, and compliance officers to gain a better understanding of their business process, workflow, and regulatory requirements.

  • As part of our mapping process, we outlined the desired functionalities and data fields that would be needed to manage the client relationships effectively.

Phase 2: Data Migration and Integration

  • We developed a data migration strategy to extract client information from legacy systems and populate Zoho CRM with clean, accurate data. This strategy included mapping legacy data fields to Zoho CRM fields, establishing data validation rules, and creating automated data migration scripts. We also developed a data verification process to ensure accuracy and data integrity.

  • Note: See here for more info about our Zoho CRM Data Migration Process.

  • We have integrated Zoho CRM with third-party applications used by our clients, such as email marketing platforms and document management systems. Integrating these tools with Zoho CRM allows seamless data transfer and synchronization, enabling easy access to customer information. This improves efficiency and productivity by providing a unified view of the customer, eliminating the need for manual data entry, and reducing the risk of human error.

We have suggested Zoho Workdrive as the document management system because it is a secure cloud-based platform that allows users to store and collaborate on documents efficiently. With Zoho Workdrive, clients can easily access and share documents, ensuring seamless collaboration and effective document management.

Taking our advice to heart, our client has signed on to implement Zoho Workdrive in the future.

Phase 3: Automation and Workflows

Our Zoho CRM developers have created workflows to automate manual & repetitive tasks. This included:

- When a potential client submits a form on our client's website, a workflow will trigger to create a new lead record in Zoho CRM automatically, complete with their contact information and inquiry details

- Automated appointment scheduling and reminders using Zoho Bookings.

- Automated task generation based on specific client interactions.

- Automated email workflows can be triggered based on specific events, such as a new client onboarding or a missed appointment. This ensures timely communication and keeps clients engaged.


Results

  • 30% of the time spent searching for information about clients was reduced as a result of centralizing data management.

  • Automated lead capture forms and centralized lead management in Zoho CRM improved lead conversion rates by 25%. This translates to a significant increase in qualified leads entering the sales funnel.

  • Automated onboarding workflows within Zoho CRM reduced the time needed to onboard new clients by 30%. This faster onboarding process improves the client experience and allows advisors to focus on building relationships.

  • Repetitive tasks like data entry, appointment scheduling, and report generation were automated within Zoho CRM. This freed up an estimated 20% of advisor time previously spent on administrative work. This allows advisors to dedicate more time to client interactions, strategic planning, and revenue generation.

  • The streamlined and automated processes facilitated by Zoho CRM led to a 20% reduction in administrative costs. This financial benefit directly impacts the firm's profitability.

  • Automated task reminders ensured timely follow-up with clients, fostering stronger relationships. This proactive approach helped address client needs and concerns promptly, ultimately contributing to a 10% rise in client retention rates.

Conclusion

By leveraging the flexibility and scalability of Zoho CRM, combined with expert customization, our Client achieved significant improvements in client acquisition, retention, and overall business efficiency.

This case study serves as a testament to the versatility and effectiveness of Zoho CRM customization. By partnering with an Zoho CRM Implementation Company like YAALI, financial services firms can unlock the full potential of Zoho CRM and achieve significant growth and success.

If you'd like to explore how our expertise in Zoho CRM customization can help your business achieve similar success, we'd be delighted to discuss your specific requirements and tailor a solution to meet your needs.

Get in touch with us today to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced Zoho CRM Consultants.

Remarkable results for the companies that rely on YAALI