As a caterer, you want to spend the majority of your time crafting amazing dishes to wow event attendees, not worrying about organization and the finer details of your business. A CRM can help you stay organized, keep track of leads and clients, and streamline your workflow so that you can focus on what you do best. To get off to the best possible start with your new CRM, you’ll want to customize it to suit your needs.
There are many CRM features that there’s no need to customize, but to make the most of your CRM, some features will require a bit more set up. To speed up your CRM set up process, read on for customization ideas that will help you get the best value out of your CRM as a caterer.
Three critical features that you’ll want to customize in your CRM are groups, pipelines, and custom fields. Take a look below for some inspiration for how you can customize these three features as a caterer and make your CRM work for you.
As a caterer, it will be especially important to collect details on upcoming catering opportunities so that every event is a delicious success.
Pipelines are composed of statuses - each status is step in the process you are tracking. Pipelines consist of both active and closed status. An active status is something that requires follow up or additional work. A closed status tracks the end points of a process.
As a caterer, you can use a pipeline to track your entire process. From the first time someone inquires about your catering to the moment they’re enjoying your delicious food - store all of that information in your pipeline. Take a look at an example pipeline for caterers below.
As a caterer, groups will help you easily track the people who keep your catering business running. Take a look at a couple example groups that are perfect for caterers below.
Once you’ve created custom fields, pipelines, and groups in your new CRM, you are ready to get started! Dive right in and start making the most of your new CRM.
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