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Do You BYOR?

January 30, 2017

An Introduction to Tour de Force’s BYOR Module Here at Tour de Force, we have so many benefits not found in traditional CRM systems that we want to ensure that we highlight the areas our customers can benefit from the most. In the month of February, we are highlighting the Build Your Own Reports module, or […]

By: Cassandra Evans



Which platform do you use? Effective March 31, 2017, Tour de Force will no longer support Microsoft Server 2003, Windows XP, or Windows Vista. Discontinuing support for these legacy platforms will enable us to continue to advance the functionality that we are able to provide, including adding new features and increasing speed through utilization of newer […]

By: Cassandra Evans



Stanion Wholesale Electric wins for process of quantifying and tracking value added services Tour de Force, Inc. congratulates the winner of the 2016 Award for Best Innovation. The Innovation Awards are intended to recognize the creative and exciting ways that Tour de Force clients are using the system. The winner was announced on Mon. Oct. 3rd […]

By: Ashley Parinello



Tour de Force is proud to announce its fifteenth year as a leading provider of customer relationship management (CRM) and business intelligence (BI) software solutions for the distribution and manufacturing industries. The company is commemorating the anniversary with a new logo that celebrates 15 years of delivering actionable data to drive intelligence decisions. Tour de […]

By: Ashley Parinello



Dear Excel, It’s not you, it’s me. I’m not the same person that I was when our relationship began. Life used to be simpler. I was amazed with everything you could do. You were powerful and it seemed like the possibilities were endless. We grew together, and the more we grew, the more comfortable I […]

By: Ashley Parinello



  Ericson Manufacturing, engineering and manufacturing of temporary power and lighting products, has selected Tour de Force to replace the their current CRM solution. Ericson will be implementing the Tour de Force Premier Edition to a team of 20 users, including inside sales, business development managers, customer support, and the executive management team. The deployment […]

By: Ashley Parinello



  If you’ve been researching CRM systems, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with all the different CRM acronyms! Here’s a quick cheat sheet to help you make sense of all those letters. ABM = Account Based Marketing API = Application Programming Interface B2B = Business to Business B2C = Business to Consumer BI = Business Intelligence CRM […]

By: Ashley Parinello



  Here at Tour de Force we are eagerly planning the Tour de Force Connections 2016 Customer Conference.  Our annual two-day event will be held Oct. 3rd and 4th at the Hyatt Regency Columbus in downtown Columbus, Ohio. Tour de Force Connections ‘16 will provide our clients with an experience that they won’t get anywhere […]

By: Kelli Smith



In a recent blog article on the Modern Distribution Management website, Brian Gardner, author and founder of SalesProcess360, shared 5 key takeaways from his book ROI from CRM. Today we will be reviewing the fifth takeaway from that article. Takeaway 5: If your eyes are just on the initial cost of CRM, you’ll see the […]

By: Ashley Parinello



In a recent blog article on the Modern Distribution Management website, Brian Gardner, author and founder of SalesProcess360, shared 5 key takeaways from his book ROI from CRM. Today we will be reviewing the fourth takeaway from that article. Takeaway 4: When considering new CRM software, don’t start with a list of features you’re seeking. […]

By: Ashley Parinello



In a recent blog article on the Modern Distribution Management website, Brian Gardner, author and founder of SalesProcess360, shared 5 key takeaways from his book ROI from CRM. Today we will be reviewing the third takeaway from that article. Takeaway 3: If your entire team isn’t using CRM, you’re missing out on more than half […]

By: Ashley Parinello



ROI from CRM: Buy-In

June 14, 2016

In a recent blog article on the Modern Distribution Management website, Brian Gardner, author and founder of SalesProcess360, shared 5 key takeaways from his book ROI from CRM. Today we will be reviewing the second takeaway from that article. Takeaway 2: If you don’t have buy-in from your entire team, CRM will not succeed. We […]

By: Ashley Parinello



In a recent blog article on the Modern Distribution Management website, Brian Gardner, author and founder of SalesProcess360, shared 5 key takeaways from his book ROI from CRM. We will be reviewing this blog article over the course of the next 5 days and sharing our outlook on these takeaways. Takeaway 1: It’s about process, […]

By: Ashley Parinello



ERP and CRM systems both contribute to the success of your organization, however, they are not interchangeable. Just as a CRM system cannot perform the functions of an ERP system, an ERP system cannot replace an effective CRM solution! Your ERP automation tool is designed to manage the operational and transactional sectors of your business.  In order […]

By: Ashley Parinello



CRM and sales management go hand in hand, and one without the other is typically not as successful as both pieces working together.  CRM systems make it much easier for a sales manager to effectively manage their sales team. While the sales manager needs a CRM system, the CRM system also needs the sales manager […]

By: Ashley Parinello



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