The Most Advanced, Customizable Lead Management Solution for Business
STARS® is an integrated transaction tracking and management system.
One remarkable feature of the system is its ability to generate PDF
Invoices, PO's, and Estimates at the click of a button.
5 STARS® Overview
5 STARS® is the patent-pending Lead Management system exclusive to CRM-gx.
It incorporates the latest thinking in transaction technology. And like
every other CRM-gx subsystem, speed and usability continue to dominate
design principles, as witnessed in the video below.
Accommodates Existing Business Processes
Most CRM solutions force organizations to change business processes to
accommodate the CRM system, or customize the solution to accommodate the
HydraNet believes the CRM system should accommodate the organization,
not the other way around. Like the other CRM-gx modules, 5 STARS® can
quickly be shaped and flexed to meet the needs of the organization. In
fact, 5 STARS® is the only web-based transaction system that gives organizations
the ability to define business and workflow processes without programming
or product re-engineering.
5 STARS® to the Rescue
The inherent flexibility of 5 STARS® saves time in the implementation
process. This flexibility may make the difference between success and
failure of your CRM implementation. One key reason CRM implementations
fail is that the CRM system forces the organization to make too many changes
to core business processes. When push comes to shove, it's usually the
CRM system that gets scrapped, not the core business processes. The flexibility
of 5 STARS® means the organization isn't forced to choose between a core
process and CRM. This fact significantly increases the likelihood of a
||5 STARS® configuration
screens define each step of the sales and purchasing process.
Notify managers automatically stage-by-stage, define inventory rules,
Beyond these time-saving and implementation-saving features, 5 STARS® integrates
a business's ability to:
Diagnose your business and put 5 STARS® into action for your organization.
- Take customer orders
- Create purchase orders for suppliers
- Estimate the probability that a deal will close
- Project future earnings with sales forecasting
- Calculate the profitability of transactions
- Generate and deliver E-mail Invoices, Estimates, and POs
- Notify workflow managers automatically
- Track the deal pipeline instantly, stage by stage
- Track the movement of goods to and from inventory
5 STARS® data is used in all downstream reporting tools, including Financials,
My Performance (self-reporting), Sales Forecasts, Standard Reports and Charts,
360DV®, and ACR® - Advanced Custom Reporting. Instead of burying these reports,
they are directly accessible from the main CRM-gx window (as shown below):
an instant 6-month sales forecast directly from the main menu.
5 STARS® stage-by-stage tracking integrates into directly accessible reports
driven by buttons on the main screen. Suddenly, every person in the value
chain has immediate access to the transaction information they need. The
reports shown below were generated with a single mouse click from the main
screen of CRM-gx:
5 STARS® Reporting
2 deals are represented by 2 stars. Black stars represent a completed
stage. Red stars represent a "failed" stage or a stage which needs
||5 star deals,
shown here, have all reached the final stage. Note calculations for
Proj. Rev, Gross Sale Amount, COGS, Margin, and P/L.
Compare Us to the Competition
If you have the time, compare 5 STARS® to the "Opportunity" management
systems offered by other CRM vendors. Think F-15 versus witch-on-a-broomstick.
We'll let you guess which is the witch.
Benefits of 5 STARS®
5 STARS® turns businesses into well-oiled profit machines by eliminating
many of the time-consuming, complex processes involved in the transaction
processes. The system:
Don't take our word for it. Diagnose your business and let 5 STARS® prove itself in your organization.
- Eliminates the problem of deals getting "lost in the system"
- Provides a visual picture of your entire transaction pipeline
- Cuts data-entry time for transactions by up to 70%
- Forecasts future revenue instantly and accurately
- Cuts invoicing, estimate, and PO delivery time by up to 90%
- Reduces or eliminates inventory tracking errors
- Increases your average deal size with up/cross-selling