Want to drive up your bid-to-win ratio? The top five percent of professional services organizations win more than two out of every three bids. Their sales and services teams are better aligned too. Customer Relationship management (CRM) has long played a key role in driving sales and services excellence, but it’s no longer enough – welcome to the age of opportunity management. Download this eGuide to better understand how to win more business with accurate proposals based on past project success.
Ever lost hot leads simply because they’re on the bottom of the pile of junk leads?
Simply handing off huge lists of “leads” and then sitting back and expecting sales to call them is a recipe for disaster. After a few calls, most salespeople give up, deriding the leads as junk. And so the finger pointing begins
For sales department to trust marketing’s leads, lead scoring needs to be a priority. Without it, many hot leads get tossed out with the cold leads. That’s a waste of time, money, and opportunity.
68%of top marketers report lead scoring as most responsible for improving revenue contribution of marketing.
Read this guide for best practices on lead scoring and winning together with sales.
o With foot traffic falling and online shopping options growing, retailers must find new ways to “digitize” and understand real-world behavioral data—such as in-store browsing patterns, staff attentiveness, and specific product interest— in the same way that online retail utilizes big data to optimize online experiences. They must also find innovative ways to keep customers engaged with their brands, especially in expensive brick-and-mortar locations. In this environment, managing labor costs is critical, as these costs are second only to real estate. Assigning and enabling sales associates cost-effectively is key to profitability. Retailers have an opportunity to meet their challenges by putting new data and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies to work
Published By: Riskified
Published Date: Aug 06, 2019
Cross-border eCommerce sales are set to reach $627 billion by 2022, with the highest growth rate projected in regions outside of North America and Western Europe. Yet US merchants are not capitalizing on these global markets. Only 42% of surveyed US merchants said their eCommerce website accommodated global business. When looking for new growth potential, international eCommerce represents a huge opportunity for North American merchants. Understanding and encouraging overseas consumers is essential for retailers looking to drive online sales and expand internationally.
E-commerce which till a few years back was of peripheral significance to the CPG industry is now one of the biggest drivers of change and innovation in the sector. The numbers representing growth are quite staggering with McKinsey1 believing that the online space will account for anywhere from 10 to 30 percent of total industry sales growth in the next five years. This equates to a market opportunity of USD 15 Billion to USD 50 Billion.
Given how digital is impacting every part of the CPG value chain, companies need to be awake to the emerging trends as they can potentially have a make or break effect. This article discusses key trends that will define the CPG space in days to come.
In order for a sales department to trust marketing’s leads, lead scoring needs to be a priority. Without it, many hot leads get tossed out with the cold leads. That’s a waste of time, money, and opportunity. According to the Lenskold Group, 68% of top marketers report lead scoring as most responsible for improving the revenue contribution of content marketing.
For more information on how you can use lead scoring to provide your sales team with the most qualified leads, read this guide.
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Published By: Brainshark
Published Date: Oct 16, 2013
With the proliferation of the iPad and other tablets and mobile devices among sales and account managers, a new generation of enabling technologies and best practices has offered the opportunity to get more out of the out-of-office experience. This research brief examines the use of video tools by sales professionals within best-in-class companies, specially within a mobile environment.
Published By: Brainshark
Published Date: Nov 05, 2013
Enabling sales mobility is key to gaining a competitive advantage. Help your sales team follow through at critical moments, and don't let opportunities go cold. In this video, a sales rep describes how his iPad and Brainshark helped him prepare, train, and engage his audience to advance an opportunity to close.
In areas such as sales force automation and customer relationship management, cloud-based computing services have become the norm—and substantially improved the economics, capabilities, and effciencies customers have realized. Today, organizations can enjoy similarly substantial benefits by migrating their IT service management functions to a Software-as-a-Service model. This paper shows how CA Cloud Service Management enables organizations to make the most of this opportunity by providing a service
management solution with a breakthrough in time.
Like fine-tuning the sales process itself, managing your Pipeline requires you to closely inspect (and clearly define) each opportunity stage, carefully track the right sales metrics, and keep a close eye on the opportunities that your reps are working on.
You’ve worked hard to build your brand—to understand who your customers are, to convey a compelling message that draws them into your site, and to create engaging content that keeps them there. At the most critical point in the sales process, seize the opportunity to communicate directly with your number one lead at the height of their decision and use this checklist to make that possible.
If you want to solve for the enterprise sales problem, there are three parts to the equation you need to revisit:
• How you manage your deals from the moment they enter pipeline • How you inspect your pipeline • How you forecast
In short, the single largest opportunity for sales organizations to transform their effectiveness lies in how they execute the critical OTC process.
The key to successful sales forecasting starts with pipeline measurement — consistent tracking in each stage of the sales cycle will bring consistent results. Careful focus on ?ve areas will strengthen the sales forecast process to drive better capacity planning, smoother operations, and most importantly, more revenue! The five metrics for every sales leader:
Pipeline Coverage & Mix
Compliance & Commitments
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Part art, part science, sales forecasting can be daunting for new and experienced sales leaders alike. Your sales forecast is required for successful company planning, and when it goes wrong, the dominoes begin to fall: your executives, investors, and even the public may question your credibility.
Download now to find out!
Siloed data has become the Achilles heel of marketing insights –especially in the world of B2B and B2B2C marketing.
Today’s marketing and sales departments sit on a goldmine of data derived from the dozens of applications and data sources in their MarTech stack. Still, the real opportunity for insights is hidden in the combined data across applications. Combining data in a comprehensive way delivers a full picture of marketing efficacy and efficiency.
In this eBook, learn about the origins of siloed data, and how data has emerged and evolved, as well as review the benefits that marketing can realize with connected data. Along the way, we’ll share some action items you can take to assess your current situation and build a plan to unify your data and fuel great marketing insights.
According to SiriusDecisions, 79% of companies miss their forecast by 10% or more. Pipeline management is often mismanaged and sales forecasting often off-base.
Getting accurate and reliable information about the state of the deals in your pipeline is the key to a happy sales force.
Accurate pipeline information also is the foundation of predictable and reliable sales forecasts. Wouldn’t a sales forecast that’s right all of the time be a boon to your organization?
Download our new eBook “Pipeline Management and Forecasting are Key to Improving the Sales Experience” to find out how automated tools, AI, and clean data sets can help you as a sales manager to:
? Eliminate the mid-pipeline “black hole” and find out what’s really going on
? Use signals outside of your CRM to get scarily accurate deal opportunity scores and quarterly forecasts.
? Help align the customer journey with your sales process and get happy customers and happy sales reps
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Great customer service hinges on efficient order fulfillment — especially the initial processing of a customer’s order. With thousands of sales orders coming into most large organizations monthly, this mission-critical process can demand a significant portion of customer service representatives’ (CSRs') time and attention in the quest for near-perfect input accuracy and order fulfillment.
But such intensive personnel support isn’t necessary for effective order processing. Great customer service doesn’t have to be cumbersome. Sales order automation can transform customer service and operations which provide quantifiable benefits to the organization.
Automation provides an opportunity to improve order management by:
• Reducing error rates and decreasing costs per order
• Improving process transparency from receipt to archival
• Reducing reshipping and inventory problems
Over the past 10 years, the Internet has provided unprecedented access to information. Consequently, B2B buyers are constantly online learning about industry trends and innovative solutions to their pain points. Given their busy schedules, buyers have grown accustomed to the convenience of researching and comparing multiple options online, narrowing their choices independently of the vendor and, only then, engaging with sales.
While buyers have always made the final purchase decision, in today’s world, the vendor is not given an opportunity to engage until the buyer is close to a choice. Today, the buyer is in control of their own journey.
The holiday season has become an increasingly competitive space for retailers over the past few years, with brands struggling to break through the noise to gain customer attention. Not only are brands expected to drive increased sales year over year, but they are also expected to create fun and relevant experiences for customers that ultimately drive engagement and support conversions. This fundamental shift in consumer behavior has complicated retailers’ marketing strategies, but also opens up the opportunity to more accurately target and cater to their different shoppers’ needs during the holidays.
Download this ebook to learn how to increase Average Order Value, drive last minute purchases, increase sales, extend in-store shopping experiences, and make use of consumer data to inform future marketing decisions.
Watch Oracle’s Thomas Kurian and Doug Clemmans as they explain:
Why today’s sales processes have rendered many CRM systems obsolete
How Oracle Sales Cloud enables smarter selling, leveraging mobile, social, and big data
How smarter selling allows reps to sell more, managers to know more and companies to grow more.
You’ll also hear from customers and see a demonstration of Oracle Sales Cloud’s “zero training” user interface.
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Published By: Conversica
Published Date: Nov 10, 2015
In “Best Practices for Sales Development: Turning Leads into Opportunities,” Conversica and Five9, a cloud contact center software firm, share real-world metrics, strategies and resources for businesses ready to evolve to the next stage.