Webinar Replay

Constructing Connections: CRM Strategies in Construction

Key Topics Covered:

  1. The Role of CRM in Construction:
    • Discussion on the critical importance of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software in the construction industry, which historically lags in CRM adoption. Emphasis on the need for effective relationships and project tracking to win and execute projects successfully.
  2. TrebleHook’s Unique Positioning:
    • Introduction to TrebleHook, a CRM tool built specifically for the AEC (Architecture, Engineering, Construction) industry on the Salesforce platform. Focus on “project pursuit,” a term coined by TrebleHook to emphasize their unique approach to CRM in construction.
  3. Market Landscape and Major Players:
    • Overview of the CRM market, highlighting major players like Salesforce and the benefits of TrebleHook’s construction-focused solution. Discussion on the advantages of aligning CRM tools with the specific needs and language of the construction industry.
  4. Effective CRM Implementation Strategies:
    • Importance of understanding the “why” behind CRM adoption, addressing pain points, and ensuring team buy-in. Emphasis on viewing CRM adoption as a journey and starting small to solve top pain points before expanding usage.
  5. Mapping the Project Lifecycle:
    • Detailed explanation of how projects move through the business, from lead to completion. Importance of tailoring CRM to fit this lifecycle for enhanced utility and integration into daily operations.
  6. Utilization and Adoption of CRM:
    • Key factors for successful CRM adoption include providing an intuitive tool that improves job performance, offering leaders actionable insights, and driving key processes. Emphasis on the importance of mobility and integrating CRM into company culture.
  7. Seamless Integrations:
    • Discussion on the value of integrating CRM with other tools (e.g., CMiC, Procore, MailChimp) to streamline workflows and eliminate double data entry. TrebleHook’s robust integration capabilities were highlighted.
  8. Insights and Analytics:
    • The power of CRM in providing valuable insights and predictive analytics for informed decision-making. Emphasis on using data to understand past performance and make proactive business decisions.
  9. Enhancing Customer Relationships:
    • Importance of nurturing key customer relationships to stay top of mind for future projects. CRM’s role in improving internal communication and coordination across departments was also discussed.
  10. Pursuing and Landing the Right Projects:
    • Focus on winning the right projects that align with the company’s strengths and profitability goals. Leveraging past project performance data to refine and improve project pursuit strategies.