Many organizations rely on CRM tools to manage their orders, revenue, and business flows. CRM solutions improve the customer experience and empower salespeople to accelerate the sales cycle and gain more control over opportunities. However, simply investing in a CRM does not guarantee broad user adoption. CRM adoption is the process of implementing and integrating a CRM system within an organization. Only 40% of businesses claim a 90% CRM adoption rate, highlighting the struggle many organizations face in encouraging system adoption. Low CRM adoption can result in mismanaged customer relationships, failure to capture important data, and a loss of potential customers, ultimately leading to unfavorable consequences for the business. The challenges of CRM adoption are multifaceted and interconnected, creating a vicious cycle. One major challenge is the manual data entry required by sales reps, which can be seen as tedious and time-consuming. This leads to decreased effort and potentially low-quality or incomplete data, diminishing the value of the CRM system. Poor data quality also hampers insights and analytics, further discouraging sales teams from adopting the tool. Lack of user-centricity is another challenge, as most CRM platforms are tailored to meet the requirements of sales managers and leaders, often neglecting the needs and preferences of sales reps. Additionally, the CRM may compete with existing tools and fail to become the center of gravity in a company’s workflows. Lack of proper training exacerbates adoption challenges, as employees are left to figure out the CRM system on their own, leading to confusion and frustration. Traditional training methods are not well-suited for digital platforms, further hindering adoption rates. To address these challenges, organizations must prioritize user adoption from the beginning and develop strategies that address specific adoption barriers. This may involve improving user-centricity, ensuring the CRM becomes the center of gravity in workflows, and providing thorough and practical training.