I'm a sponge, kind of a nerd if you will. I started with my company earlier this year as an SDR and we were JUST starting to use Outreach and find out what we can do with it. I dove in, learned everything I could, read the blog posts, toyed around in the system, watched the videos etc etc. I'm now the Outreach.io project manager/admin at Inside Sales Team and it is my job to find out how we can put the program through its paces and see what we can learn, make it scalable, and apply it to all of our projects.
My favorite thing about Outreach? The potential to do more. There is so much that you can do in the system, so much to learn, creative solutions, and so much more. I know I'm still learning the system and we've just scratched the surface of what it can be but I am looking forward to the future.
The team at Outreach has been fantastic, support gets back to me with any questions that I have and our CSM is a huge help whenever I need him. I generally try to solve all of our problems first and I do a pretty decent job but they are always there for me if I'm in a bind or can't figure something out.
I've now been using Outreach for 2 years and the advancements they have made in the past year alone are jaw-dropping. We now have a lot of the features that I was missing (inbound voicemail, voicemail drop, etc) and seeing the roadmap for the future is pretty exciting. If you haven't looked at Outreach in the last year, you should do yourself a favor and at least take a demo. So much has changed and, in my opinion, it has been for the better.
Depending on how advanced you want to get, there is a steep learning curve as well but there are plenty of resources to overcome that. I would strongly suggest utilizing your CSM and the support team in order to get the most out of the platform. Also, the Outreach University is full of very important information and definitely worth a look especially if you haven't been there lately. If you don't take the time to learn the platform, you are doing yourself a disservice.
Take a demo, its worth it. See how Outreach uses Outreach. That's my goal in the future. If you have tried out Outreach in the past, take another look. So many things have changed in this past year alone and most is for the better.
We've been able to increase activity across the board, track email stats better so we know what's working and what isn't. We have the challenge of working not only in our Salesforce but some clients of ours have asked us to also work alongside their Salesforce so how we organize the reporting has come in handy as opposed to logging in to each instance of Salesforce, we can use Outreach data for some of our statistics.