It is crucial to keep track of your network, whether you are a professional in business development looking for new opportunities or a PE firm that manages pipelines and relationships with portfolio companies that are already in place. The simple Rolodex or Excel spreadsheet won’t cut it for fast-moving PE firms. Instead, you’ll need an approach that centralizes communication and relationship data which makes it simple to access and turn day-today activities into valuable intelligence.
AI-driven solutions can help you increase the value of your company’s portfolio by making those coveted introductions with the right professionals within your network. A CRM that is intelligent for instance, can automatically identify contacts with whom you have an affinity and suggest an introduction.
Another feature to look for in a private equity software solution is an analytics tool that provides insight into key metrics like trends and performance of the portfolio over time. This can help you spot new investment opportunities, make better choices or identify potential risks by conducting simulations based on historical or current data.
A private equity CRM will give you a a comprehensive view of all legal, IT financial, operational, and other information for each project and investment company. This can be achieved by connecting the software with third party data services that can provide the information you need at your fingertips. It can also streamline the process by creating reports automatically. This saves you time and money.