spread sheet VS CRM

Dear Experts:

We have implemented CRM for sales and customer care, development and UAT is completed , as usual there is a resistance in using, few top managers says spread sheet is faster and everything can be done in one sheet but in CRM need more steps to do a task.

can anybody please provide the list of advantages of CRM over spreadsheet.
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Rikin ShahMicrosoft Dynamics CRM ConsultantCommented:

Most sales people see CRM systems as a waste of time. Excel is fast – but really that is all it has going for it. It’s difficult to organize data, hard to share and not very reliable.

With a proper CRM you have:
- The ability to schedule tasks
- Set reminders
- Chart call outcomes
- Track Campaigns
- Attach all important files (invoices, quotes, emails, letters etc) to the client record
- Manage your email
- Evaluate your sales pipeline at a glance and;
- Much, much more.

CRM is Built on 2 parts.
- Database and UI

CRM UI is used to create, update and report on facts. Which provides error free, smooth data entry, timely/accurate reports and above listed functionalities and much much more...

And the most part is security... The example would be- you do not want your bottom level employees to see data of your gold customers. Or you want to hide data from them for number of business reasons...

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Rikin ShahMicrosoft Dynamics CRM ConsultantCommented:

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