Here is the basic workflow for the app that I am thinking of:
1. User logs in to the application, and needs to find 100 companies in a certain industry, and the contact information of the owner of those companies.
2. They type in an industry, along with other search filters such as location, revenue, etc.
The app then goes out and finds different companies that meet the requirement, the contact information of a decision maker in that company, and compiles it all together in a table. The user could decide if they wanted to add the contact list to a certain group in the app, etc.
3. Then the user decides they need to send an email to each of these business owners. So they create an email template, and include certain placeholders (such as name, company, and 1 unique fact about the company) which are automatically filled in based on data entered for each contact. This way each email is unique and response rates are improved.
4. Next the app sends out all of these emails, and monitors them in real time for opens, clicks, etc. As soon as an email is opened, the app will send a notification to the user informing them that their email is being read. The user can then take any action they please, the main one I'm thinking of is calling the business owner as they are reading the email, and engaging them in a sales call.
And with that the process of prospecting for new clients is taken from a hours and hours to anywhere from just a few minutes to an hour depending on how much unique the emails are.
So what do you think? Useful? An improvement on current similar tools such as Tout? Any and all feedback is greatly appreciated