BC BusinessCounts is powered by ExecutivePulse, the only Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solution built by economic developers, for economic developers. Our CRM’s intuitive design allows users to easily create at-a-glance reports and presentations, optimize their internal and external communication, and track the progress of their initiatives.
To ensure users make the most of ExectivePulse, we offer unlimited training, consultation, and 24/7 technical support.
We’ve broken down the boundaries of “big-box,” one-size-fits-all CRMs by incorporating flexibility into every feature in ExecutivePulse. Our database solutions allow organizations and the people within them to customize how data is arranged, collected, displayed, shared, and integrated
We focus on differentiation, not standardization.
Through an elegantly-simple design, solution-focused architecture, and a user-friendly interface, we’re helping economic developers to eliminate data silos and ignite a new level of efficiency and collaboration. Whether your focus is business retention and expansion (BR&E), investment attraction/foreign direct investment, entrepreneurial development and workforce development, ExecutivePulse empowers organizations to redefine their growth potential. Throughout the United States and Canada, thousands of government, economic, workforce, and community development professionals use our CRM for all facets of their work.
ExecutivePulse was designed specifically for economic development organizations. By merging over two decades of industry experience with the latest in CRM advancements, our scalable functionality is unparalleled by “all-purpose” CRM vendors. With auxiliary “plug and play” modules, ExecutivePulse can be optimized for your specific economic development initiatives including, but not limited to:
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BC BusinessCounts background information
The British Columbia Economic Development Association (BCEDA) first started the BC BusinessCounts program in 2010. The format was the first of its kind in Canada and has now been adopted by three other Provinces. BC BusinessCounts provides a consistent province-wide method for gathering data needed to identify and analyze business needs at the local, regional and provincial level. To date over 40 groups, representing over 85 communities are using the BC BusinessCounts Program to identify the needs of local businesses and industry and to make their communities a better place in which to do business. If your community is not part of the program please contact us.
Following extensive research on Business Retention platforms, BCEDA purchased a provincial master license for Executive Pulse. Executive Pulse web based CRM software is designed to collect and analyze data on existing industries with data collected by local agencies. A special licensing agreement enables BCEDA to make this software available to economic development organizations at prices substantially cheaper than normal.
BCEDA has always place importance on business retention and expansion programs and supporting those businesses already in a community. Business Retention is best performed as a community driven activity to maximize local development of existing industry. Each community or region develops its own approaches to conduct business outreach. A robust CRM is an integral part of this approach.
BenefitsKey benefits in using this system are:
0:00 – Introduction
12:35 – Dashboards
20:12 – Add Menu
23:54 – Adding a Company
29:15 – Linking Information to a Company
40:23 – Creating a Custom Report
49:36 – Using Power Search
58:56 – Getting Help
1:01:55 - Questions