Posted By TJ McCue On November 19, 2012 @ 4:00 pm In Product Reviews | 3 Comments
Managing deals in your sales pipeline might be a bit more time-consuming than you would like. There are customer relationship management tools, sales force management, sales tracking, and apps and tools to fill your holiday basket, not to mention your busy day. Stride is a new web-based application that I’ve fallen in love with — an elegant and simple way to track sales prospects and deal flow.
Although I run a small content production company, I value the real-time collaboration aspect of Stride . I can work together with my small team on deals, assign tasks, and comment (read: encourage, nurture, coach) — as it happens. It isn’t meant to be a project management tool, but it covers some of that without overloading me. Adding a team member is easy and it is possible to remove that team member without a hassle.
What I really like:
As you can see in the dashboard screenshot below, I can get a pretty good look at what’s in my pipeline and what it is worth to my business. Sure, I have to add the details, but I don’t have to fill out 23 fields to get there. It is simple and that’s the beauty; it really works for small business owners on the path to building an empire. I can instantly see that 53 percent of my deal flow is on hold (the orange color in the first circle image). That should awaken any business owner about sales progress.
You cannot see it here, but a simple drop-down menu exists when you have team members, as many as you want, under your main account. You get the same level of metrics for each one of your team.
What I would like to see:
If you have tried many, or any, of the big sales management tools on the market and find yourself overwhelmed and unable to get any closer to managing your sales process, give Stride  a look. For the small business owner who needs a simple sales software to get organized, this app makes it easy and affordable. You can get a lot for your money and time.
And, best of all, you can help your sales people succeed by getting a fast overview of their pipeline. Premium plans start at $9/month for 20 active deals.
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