Digital fasting!

Fasting is a very old and healthy physical practice where the individual does not feed voluntarily for a certain time (usually 8-16 hours).

This practice has innumerable benefits for body and mind.

What does not benefit and so much attention anyway is “fasting” to many other activities which from time to time need the same practice.

One of these things is digital overconsumption, which is contributing to a variety of social and psychological problems for millions of people.

anywhere in the world.

A concept worth seeing is precisely the use of fasting methodology in other aspects of life, such as digital consumption, or other vices such as

smoking, alcohol, spending too much money or any activity that creates a kind of addiction.

The practice of fasting in other aspects of life besides food can be a great way for many people to establish healthy routines.

and to remove those that are not so good.

Currently the practice of experimenting with digital fasting within a small mastermind group we manage is proving to be of great benefit.

psychological, productivity and higher success levels.

Implementing a CRM into your environment can be a budget buster if not done correctly. It requires thorough upfront analysis of your needs and clear metrics for measuring the expected business functionalities and benefits.

So who is the better choice for your CRM implementation: in-house resources or external consultants? A May 2011 survey of more than 200 small to mid-sized businesses found that six out of 10 respondents used only internal IT resources to deploy their CRMs; 31% used a combination of internal resources and external consultants or systems integrators. There are pros and cons to each approach.

The Pros and Cons of In-House CRM Implementation

To determine if an in-house approach is appropriate, think through the following questions:

  • Do you have the right mix of technical, business analysis and project management skills in the company that can do the CRM implementation?
  • How much time can they allocate to achieve a cohesive CRM implementation?
  • How does the time they allocate to the CRM implementation impact other day-to-day needs across the company?
  • Do you have skilled developers for more complex customizations?
  • Can you ensure user adoption and continuous support for your staff with in-house resources?

If you have answered positively to all of the questions above, then you likely have the in-house potential to achieve a successful CRM implementation. The main advantages for implementing a CRM application in-house would be:

  • You are optimizing your development resources
  • You are engaging staff who are inherently qualified in understanding your business processes and requirements because they live them every day
  • You will gain a set of CRM expertise that remains inside the company

On the flip side, expect in-house staff to require a learning curve for the CRM. Also a more complex CRM implementation will likely consume significantly more than your estimated time and resources.

For instance, are you implementing the CRM as a point product or a strategic application at the heart of a company-wide, integrated solution? Integrating a CRM with back-end applications or customizing it extensively is not for the faint of heart. And any implementation that is more time consuming than estimated or lacks proper planning will lead to higher costs and delayed adoption.

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