According to the 2017 Global CMO Study, 41% of respondents expected to implement marketing resource management (MRM) software in the near future. And while the benefits of investing in this tool are manifold, as we’ve discussed previously you need to ensure you select the right MRM software for your business. Once the selection process is completed, there are a few things you can do to optimise your investment.
Marketing resource management (MRM) software is becoming a critical tool for marketers needing to resource and manage larger campaigns with complex approval levels. Today’s comprehensive MRM software enables users to effectively manage more aspects of their creative projects with the following integrated features:
- Resource management
- Project management
- Approval workflow management
- Digital asset management (DAM)
- Reporting tools
You know you have an issue when your marketing resources are flat out on the desk again bemoaning too much work. Is it because of the seemingly endless rounds of artwork changes? Is it never knowing which project to focus on first? Is it the fact that your resources can never catch a break? One thing’s for certain, your marketing campaigns are nearly always over deadline and budget which is costing your brand money.
It appears you’re not alone. According to Capterra: “Fewer than a third of all projects were successfully completed on time and on budget over the past year.”
But you’re no longer satisfied working in perpetual chaos because you know now that MRM software can bring ease to your marketing campaigns. Marketing Resource Management (MRM) software is now your new secret weapon to best practice task management and resource planning. So what now? The next step is to create a business case to take to senior management.
Recommended reading: Best Practices for Selecting and Implementing MRM Software
Visibility, reliability, ease …. not exactly the words that come to mind when you’re elbow deep in marketing campaigns, especially in the absence of a tool that can help lighten the load. Like cutting down on the crazy amount of admin. Like easing the burden of resourcing your marketing projects. Like finding a way out of the ever-increasing artwork changes.