What is Sales Force Automation in CRM?

CRM is a broad domain. It touches every industry and there’s not such thing as a one-size-fits-all solution. Sure, you can get a CRM for free. But the big question is whether you can get it to do what you want.

Sales Force Automation specifically addresses the parts of the sales process your team needs to digitize in order to make the act of selling more efficient and more effective. Read more

Why Automate Your Business?

Automation promises great things, but knowing why you want to automate and not simply following the crowd is important.

The Corredor Automation Engine in Crust Low-Code Increases Productivity While Driving Down Costs.

It helps to think of automation in the context of an entire digital transformation strategy. However, you may also have more specific requirements. For example, your use case might be limited to:

  • IoT apps
  • Sales in CRM or other customer management system apps
  • Smart Schooling and ERP in Education
  • Open-Source Chat
  • Loan Management Software
  • Free Knowledge Base Software
  • Business Integration
  • Open-Source Case Management or Cloud Case Management
  • Fulfillment Management
  • Smart Cities or Citizen Development
  • Record Management Software

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Why do Developers Love Low-Code?

You can find articles online why developers hate low-code, but they don’t take in account that there are also low-code platforms developers actually love. One such low-code platform is Crust Low-Code. Crust Low-Code is excellent for a whole range of things, from citizen-development to smart apps. However developers also love it for the following 9 reasons: Read more

The 7 Benefits of Low-Code for Sales Teams

There has been a substantial increase in the adoption of low-code platforms, including Crust, in the past few months. Lock down and enforced WFH (working from home) has led many companies to make the move to low-code platforms. This enabled them to adapt quickly to the new situation. Prior to the pandemic many organisations already adopted the model of Smart Working (flexible location, flexible hours, job sharing). Now, with work forces are still distributed, even more organisations are looking to low-code solutions. Read more

Can Anyone Create An App?

The reasons the “No-Code Low-Code” market exists are to:

  • Drive down the technical barriers to app building
  • Lower the costs associated with app building
  • Reduce the time-to-market for new apps
  • Drive up the agility of businesses and their capacity to respond to changing market conditions

This means that thanks to No-Code Low-Code now anyone can create an app. You can use, for example, the Crust Low-Code platform. Read more

What are the Most Important Sales Tracking Software Features?

The Low-Code Development market set to grow exponentially in the coming years. It might be tempting to think that any platform will enable you to build great sales tracking software, or more commonly known as a CRM. However, the arrival of Amazon Honeycode on the market proves, once again, that this is not the case.

Crust CRM Suite shows what can be done with a complete Low-Code Development platform. A customer relationship management system is complex to develop. For instance, even professional-grade, free CRM’s require expertise. To deliver advanced CRM tools requires a complete understanding of concepts such as:

  • Leads in CRM
  • Opportunities in CRM
  • Quotes in CRM
  • Case Management in CRM
  • Reporting in CRM
  • What is a BPMS in the context of CRM
  • And much more!

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Amazon Honeycode? A Feature-Poor Alternative to Crust Low-Code

You may heard that Amazon is dipping its toe in the No-Code/Low-Code market. It’s worth mentioning that it’s early days for Honeycode and the offering is still in beta. However, on the evidence so far, it’s aimed at very small businesses and limited use cases. This is definitely not Amazon aiming for the enterprise market.
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The Ultimate Salesforce Alternative

How Many CRM Companies Are There?

A lot! Picking the best can be tough. It’s usually not just about market share, getting CRM for free or even open-source CRMs. Even if these are criteria to be considered for your company CRM, there are many other factors too. For example, are you looking for:

  • A means to deploy your Digital Transformation Strategy
  • CRM for Marketing and Customer Tracking Software
  • Free CRM for Non-Profits
  • CRM for Insurance Agents
  • Salesman Tracking Software
  • CRM for Email
  • Call Center CRM
  • CRM for Education and Smart Schooling Solutions
  • Wholesale CRM
  • CRM in Manufacturing Contexts
  • Loan Management Software
  • Citizen Development Software
  • Free Case Management Software

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Crust Releases version 2020.06 and Removes Paywall for All Products

Cork, Ireland, 30 June 2020

Crust Technology is excited to announce its latest major release, version 2020.06. Along with significant feature and functionality upgrades, Crust is also delighted to announce the removal of the paywall for all products in its portfolio. This means that the open-source Crust products are now free:

We’re thrilled with the latest features improvements and the expression of commercial confidence to remove the paywall on our product portfoliosays Niall McCarthy, CEO of Crust Technology.Crust is growing quickly and, with much innovation to come in 2020 and beyond, we’re proving we can adapt to fast-changing market realities effectively and aggressively”.

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Crust is Spreading its Wings

Since we launched in March 2019, Crust CRM Suite has established itself as the de facto open-source alternative to Salesforce. Self-funded, profitable in our first year of trading and equipped with an order book delivering over a year’s worth of cash runway, Crust Technology is already on target to grow between 200% and 300% in its second year. Corteza, the community project founded when Crust contributed its entire code base to the Commons Conservancy in June 2019, has gone from strength to strength, garnering many thousands of users in its first year. Its goal to become “The Digital Work Platform for Humanity” is gaining momentum.

These are big statements and we count ourselves lucky, given the economic mayhem and misfortune that has afflicted so many to date in 2020. Keeping our commercial focus and development on track and on budget has been a tough but welcome challenge to date and our next steps will set the bar higher again. Read more