How Can Companies Minimize Layoffs By Cutting Costs With Medical Device Sales CRM Software?

How Can Companies Minimize Layoffs By Cutting Costs With Medical Device Sales CRM Software?

cut-costs-crm-software | Photo Courtesy of 401(K) 2013 http://www.flickr.com/photos/68751915@N05/6355840185/Traditionally, medical device companies have focused on paper and pen, Excel spreadsheets and gut instinct, rather than adopting new technologies. Now, that?s changing, and companies are turning to tools such as medical device sales CRM software to improve internal processes and systems.

Recently, medical device company Zimmer Holdings announced that it will not saddle its distributors with the costs of the new medical device excise tax, according to an article on the MassDevice website. ?The company has spent several years streamlining its operations and looking for ways to cut costs in order to prepare for the tax,? the article explains.

On the one hand, it?s good that a very large medical device maker like Zimmer is not going to pass the cost on to its distributors, thereby doing its part to help reduce health care costs.

On the other hand, one of the ways they?re doing this is through a reduction in workforce. Last year, Zimmer announced significant outsourcing and layoffs, the MassDevice article reports, and was among the first to publicly blame its workforce cuts on the medical device excise tax.

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