Published By: Varicent
Published Date: Nov 05, 2012
This paper discusses the top six trends influencing organizations that are considering the adoption of new software solutions to help them improve sales performance and incentive compensation practices.
Talent is often a major barrier of organizational growth because it involves managing the growth and personalities of your workforce. So what can stakeholders do when New Hire Nancy doesn’t have a handle on the company culture? Or when Salesman Steve is behind schedule in learning about new products and services? They can start by giving an employee makeover.
Download How Employee Makeovers Also Make Over Your Bottom Line and learn how making over disengaged or lower performing employees can help create a powerhouse workforce and drive financial growth.
Your employees want to make an impact starting on their first day. Feeling like their company isn’t invested in them leads to employees that are more engaged with job hunting sites than with their current jobs. Read it today!
Published By: Skillsoft
Published Date: Sep 30, 2013
Brocade needed to ensure all employees were in compliance with the corporate code of conduct and other policies. With thousands of employees renewing their code of conduct certification annually and many renewing sales certifications quarterly, a manual process wasn’t sustainable. See how Brocade partnered with Skillsoft and developed an elearning program that effectively tracks compliance and automates course reminders for employees.
Sometimes we are failing so slowly, we think we are doing fine. Your business may be failing, one pointless conversation at a time. Do you struggle with missed sales targets? Are employees texting under the table during meetings? Do your high-level projects stall out? The source of your problems is simpler than you think.
As marketers chase after the same people with the same tactics, traditional marketing has become less worth the time—and the money.
Email outreach worked until spam clogged up inboxes. Content marketing worked until everybody started to put out sub-standard material. And search engine marketing worked until it became inundated with new players clamoring for attention. Even inbound tactics aren’t delivering the results they once did.
And as the need for performance continues to climb, so does the status of account-based marketing (ABM). In the B2B sphere it’s on the tip of everyone’s tongue.
Download this whitepaper to learn more about ABM, a potent approach that puts sales and marketing together.
It’s not uncommon to find slick-looking user interfaces, well-run product demos, and exciting sales narratives when evaluating a data management platform (DMP), but don’t let those features distract from the elements needed for day-to-day and long-term strategic success of a DMP.
Whether you’re looking to invest in a DMP for the first time or want to switch to a new provider, there are a few crucial factors to consider before signing on the dotted line.
Key functionality, architecture, and partnership dynamics are all important factors, but they rarely surface until your team is hands-on and using the platform. Once you dig in, it can quickly become apparent that a shiny interface and smart storytelling are a distraction from what really matters—at this point, it’s often too late.
Avoid buyer’s remorse by considering these seven facets of all DMP providers before making your decision.
It’s no secret that data-driven marketing (DDM) is top of mind for brand and agency executives. But what is surprising—shocking, in fact—is how vital first- and third-party information is for creative and execution strategies today. Case in point: 70% of senior marketing executives from brands, agencies and related industry segments say data-driven marketing is a core element of a majority of their campaigns, according to a new Oracle-Forbes Insights survey.
This full immersion in data and analytics—more than what many industry insiders may have realized—shows how quickly brands and agencies have recognized the potential benefits and rushed to replace outdated “gutfeel” decision making with quantifiable research. This was another recurring theme in the Oracle-Forbes Insights study, which found that marketing executives rely on advanced analytics to increase sales, attract new customers and expand brand awareness. In addition, 71% of respondents feel they effectively use it to identify
To the Marketer who goes non- stop.
You don’t try. You do. And when you get that feeling, some might call it a spark of genius, you know anything’s possible.
At Oracle, we know greatness comes from great inspiration. Packed with powerful info, the Spark Series will get you up to speed on pivotal marketing trends – like B2B content marketing – lightning fast.
Think of it as a catalyst that will put your strategy into motion. Because if anyone’s going to stay one step ahead, it’s going to be you.
Download this whitepaper to learn more.
In the past, B2B transactions occurred in face-to-face meetings as a sales professional worked a product demo, business luncheon, or boardroom presentation to influence a customer – and close the deal. Today, however, B2B stakeholders perform much of their product and service research online. In fact, 93 percent of B2B buying starts with online searching, according to a Pinpoint Market Research study. This research occurs long before a customer engages with sales.
As your prospects research and evaluate your offerings, they leave behind valuable clues to their intent. Understanding these clues – cracking the code – can help you tailor your messages to them, thereby providing them a more tailored, relevant experience. As a result, business-savvy marketing and sales departments have embraced marketing automation platforms, so their respective teams can work together on one common platform, reach B2B customers online, and drive revenue.
Marketing automation platforms automate repetitive
The B2B sales landscape has shifted dramatically, with prospects expecting a much more simplified purchasing experience, personalized and powered by data. Have you been meeting their needs, or falling short?
It’s important to grow your customer base and market share. But by focusing all of your attention on net new sales, you’re only scratching the surface of your revenue potential. While this strategy might work out in the short term, it’s a surefire recipe for stagnation down the road.
It’s time for a different approach – one that is focused not only on continuously improving customer outcomes, but also increasing the profitability of your relationship with them. Download our playbook, “Mining for Value: A Comprehensive Guide to Customer Expansion,” to learn how you can maximize the value of your existing customers.
ConnectWise has helped more than 5,000 companies like yours create new practice areas for managed services to build upon their monthly recurring revenue. We’re confident that with the right tools and support, incorporating managed services into your existing portfolio is easy. Use these strategies and tips to sell the value of managed services to your clients.
Profits are the name of the game for a lot of technology solution providers, but keeping them coming in the door isn’t always simple. Building a solid foundation starts with a strong, efficient sales team. This eBook helps outline the five keys to creating and maintaining a well-oiled sales machine that allows you to bring in more business and encourage recurring revenue from your existing clients.
You’ve talked through problems and solutions with your prospect and have developed a relationship, and now you’re ready to offer your proposal. You know that the proposal is the first solid evidence of your work product. Invest in your proposal platform and process. Having a repeatable process based on the latest technology and streamlined with your business management platform or CRM will ensure an efficiently processed order. Devote time and resources into training everyone associated with sales on the proposal process. And finally, invest in your branding, image, and marketing to get that professional look that epitomizes who you are. Put these five steps together, and your proposal will stand out against a sea of lackluster competitors.
Expert quotes carefully balance content and design, and logo placement is consistent throughout all communications. The mission is to make the quote easy to read and comprehend. There are standards, and nothing goes out unless it meets those expectations. ConnectWise offers a quote and proposal automation solution that’s dedicated 8+ years (and counting) to making it simple to deliver quotes that win. We’re well-heeled and ready to serve as your proposal guru. Follow these steps to find your path to quoting success.
Of course, there are cases where free really does mean free. But when it comes to using free quoting tools for your business, you may actually be paying a very high price. Spreadsheets and downloadable templates that cost nothing are fine for many business processes, but when relied on for creating quotes and proposals, they can cost you significantly in lost time and potentially lost sales. Making the switch to a CPQ (configure-price-quote) solution will help you automate time-consuming tasks, minimize errors, and create more compelling and professional sales quotes with just a few clicks.This eBook takes a look at how your current process could be hurting your business, and reasons why a quoting tool may be the best way to stop the pain.
Smart pricing based on a sound strategy is fundamental to the success of your technology business. While you may think you can’t afford to spend time and resources defining and enforcing a pricing strategy, the truth is, you can’t afford not to. Sticking to a plan for pricing will help grow your profits, while veering off course can cause devastating effects. Even one or two margin points have the potential to substantially impact your bottom line. ConnectWise Sell is designed to help guide you and your sales team to greater profitability with easy-to-use price management tools.
Sales transformation processes make your sales team more efficient. If you want to streamline your sales processes and sell more, you are in the right place. The Ultimate Guide to IT Sales Growth is your ticket to success. It spells out how to improve your entire sales experience in 5 simple steps. Those who have followed the advice in this guide have reduced their sales cycles by as much as 25%. What would a shorter sales cycle do for your business? It’s time to find out.
Start new client relationships off right with professional looking, timely, and accurate sales proposals that demonstrate the excellent customer service clients should expect from your organization. Quote and proposal automation speeds up the sales closing process. It allows sales professionals to spend less time on administration and more time doing what they do best—selling. Automate the quote and proposal process so your organization can quote and close more deals, leading to stronger sales revenue.
As the first managed services partner for Google Cloud Platform, Rackspace can help you accelerate innovation and cost savings within your retail organisation. With over 2.5 million hours of experience managing over 8000+ ecommerce websites, let us look after the intensive day-to-day operations of the cloud, so that you can focus on achieving your core business objectives.
This paper explores:
• Customer Voices: a look at three customers experiences working and thriving with GCP cloud
• Shopping trends and forecasts for 2019
• What’s on offer with Rackspace and our Fanatical Experience™
Published By: Salesforce
Published Date: Nov 11, 2019
Drive strategic growth with Salesforce.
Sales executives must find a way to turn growth initiatives into sales. Salesforce has helped customers:
• 30% Increase in revenue
• 40% Faster integration
• 20% Increase in partner sales
• 33% Increase in pipeline
• 17% Increase in deal size
Download this solution brief to learn how to use Salesforce to make any go-to-market change profitable.
Published By: Salesforce
Published Date: Nov 11, 2019
Learn how Mulesoft plus Salesforce drives sales.
Customers who use Salesforce plus Mulesoft to provide a connected sales experience see:
3x faster order provisioning
26% increase in sale productivity
66% faster delivery time
Download this white paper to get a closer look at how to connect CRM to your back office and drive sales.