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The Territory Optimization Revolution

OpenSymmetry

critical element that is relatively new is territory optimization and we will examine the case for this in this article. The territory optimization and alignment element of salesforce effectiveness is vital for three reasons. Secondly, it forces companies to think about how territory, quota, role, and incentive design fit together to develop an efficient, motivated salesforce.

4 Steps to Master Your Territory

Sales Benchmark Index

One of the most dreaded can be a change to your territory. Where should my focus be in my new territory? Follow the 4 steps and use the Agile Territory Planner to become the master of your domain. Information about your new territory is usually available to help you ramp quickly. Contact sales representatives who had the territory / customer before. Step 1.

Uncover the Blind Spots in Your Territory

Sales Benchmark Index

When your territory is changed, it opens a lot of questions for Sales Reps. To answer those questions, we built a Territory Evaluator. This downloadable tool helps you evaluate your new territory in relevant terms: Selling time as required to meet quota. Why Territories Change. It is important to understand why sales management makes a territory change.

7 Ways to Become the CEO of Your Territory

Modern B2B Sales

These are the people who are given added responsibility, and entrusted with the larger deals and better territories. You can achieve this by thinking of yourself as CEO of your own territory. Being CEO of your territory means finding a way to achieve your sales number no matter what. Here are seven ways to become the CEO of your territory: . 1. Manage your perception.

Are Your Sales Territories Keeping Pace with Customers?

Sales Benchmark Index

One root cause of rep turnover is an unproductive account/territory assignment. Often, territory assignments are outdated and have not kept pace with market changes. Territory Design Sales Operations Strategy sales operations Account Segmentation Sales Ops Sales reps want to be productive. Productivity results in quota attainment and job satisfaction.

The Comfort and Safety of “Me Only Territory”

Jonathan Farrington

The very best consultative sales professionals operate exclusively in “me only territory” and that demands an explanation, so let’s begin by examining the traditional sales environment. These people are all operating exclusively in “me-too territory”?. When we move into center field, we find ourselves in “me-first territory:” These salespeople bring much more to the table and have a much wider commercial bandwidth. Now we are entering “only-me territory” – the hallowed turf of the sales world. But actually, no, it gets even better! General

Sales Ops Resolution: Build Market-Focused Territories in 2013

Sales Benchmark Index

Make a New Year’s resolution to build territories that are market-centric in 2013. Today’s post explores designing sales territories based on your customers and prospects. For a step-by-step guide on how to do this, Download the Territory Design Whitepaper Here ! How Market Focused Are Your Territories? When was the last time you re-designed your territories?

How to Optimize Inside Sales Territories

Sales Benchmark Index

Where I have seen some of the greatest amount of pain is around territory design. So let's walk through my framework on how to optimize inside sales territories. Lenses to Optimize for Inside Sales Territories. To effectively design territories it is critical to identify the potential value of each target customer in the marketplace. This will enable you to design territories where each sales representative has room to sell. Key Takeaway: ensure equal opportunity in terms of total market potential ($) for each territory. Identify Market Opportunity.

Why Your Contacts Are Territorial About Your Relationship

The Sales Blog

Why Your Contacts Are Territorial About Your Relationship is a post from: The Sales Blog | S. It isn’t always pretty, and it isn’t usually easy to find your way out of a territorial relationship. Trust b2b building consensus Client Acquisition Procurement Supply Chain Management Territorial trust Winning Hearts And Minds Anthony Iannarino. Crossing Boundaries. And why not?

No Sales Territory, No Sales

Sell More and Work Less

Is your sales team a territory free-for-all? In this podcast I share why not organizing into territories is a terrible decision that’s stunting your sales growth. Is your sales team a territory free-for-all? In this podcast I share why not organizing into territories is a terrible decision that’s stunting your sales growth. Podcast Series: The Sales Leader 3D Sales Training System Colleen Francis Engage Selling Solutions Lead Up! Sales Coaching The Sales Leader

What’s it Like in “Me Only Territory?”?

Jonathan Farrington

The very best consultative sales professionals operate exclusively in “me only territory”and that demands an explanation, so let’s begin by examining the traditional sales environment. These people are all operating exclusively in “me-too territory”?. When we move into center field, we find ourselves in “me-first territory:” These salespeople bring much more to the table and have a much wider commercial bandwidth. Now we are entering “me-only” territory – the hallowed turf of the sales world. But actually, no, it gets even better! General

What Makes Territories Unfair

The Sales Blog

What Makes Territories Unfair is a post from: The Sales Blog | S. Territory plans are mostly unfair. Territory plans are unfair to the clients within the territories because they are designed to ensure that the opportunities have coverage, not that the right salesperson is assigned to the right prospect. Territories aren’t built on the criteria of who the best person to create value for the client would be. That makes the territory unfair to the prospective client. Territories are unfair to the salesperson for this same reason. Anthony Iannarino.

Sales Management World Class Best Practices around Territory.

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What’s it Like in “Me Only Territory?”

Jonathan Farrington

The very best consultative sales professionals operate exclusively in “me only territory” and that demands an explanation, so let’s begin by examining the traditional sales environment …. These people are all operating exclusively in “me-too territory”. Now we are entering “only-me” territory – the hallowed turf of the sales world. But actually, no, it gets even better!

What’s it Like in “Me Only Territory?”

Jonathan Farrington

The very best consultative sales professionals operate exclusively in “me only territory” and that demands an explanation, so let’s begin by examining the traditional sales environment …. These people are all operating exclusively in “me-too territory”. Now we are entering “only-me territory” – the most hallowed turf of the sales world. They have complete account control.

Save a Sinking Sales Territory in Exactly 400 Words

Sales Benchmark Index

Announcing Our 3rd Annual Guide to the Best Sales Acceleration Tools #TopSalesTools

Smart Selling Tools

Territory Management & Quota. Marketing Sales Effectiveness Sales Management Sales Tools/Product Reviews account planning contract management deal flow esigning Inside Sales marketing automation mobile selling performance and compensation pipeline management power prospecting quoting and pricing Sales Enablement territory planning value sellingSales Enablement. Social Selling.

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What Sales Tools do You Use to Fuel Your Revenue?

Smart Selling Tools

Territory & Account Planning. Sales Effectiveness account planning contract management deal flow esigning Inside Sales marketing automation mobile selling performance and compensation pipeline management power prospecting quoting and pricing Sales Enablement territory planning value selling How badly do you want your team to blow away their quota? Pretty badly right? InsideSales.

Get the Sales VP’s Attention with This Enablement Tool

Sales Benchmark Index

As a sales enablement leader do you think about sales territories? Territory Design Sales Operations Strategy Sales Enablement Director of Sales Enablement Have you been asked if they’re optimized to market potential? Have you thought about developing a process that changes the organization? If yes, keep reading.

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How to Get The Most Out Of Your Sales Talent

Sales Benchmark Index

Territory Design Sales Performance Management Talent Management Compensation In all professions, talent is a key element to success. This is most obvious in sports but can be said for all professions. Put the most talented team on the field and you’ll often win. Notice I didn’t say always. The majority of your “A” sales players are talented.

Spring Cleaning: Tools to Rejuvenate Sales

Smart Selling Tools

Plan2Win software helps salespeople like you develop territory and account strategies. With Plan2Win, you can plan how to best optimize your territory and win the most business from your accounts. Sales Effectiveness account planning account strategies bloomfire expense management expense reports gorilla expense plan2win sales achievement sales proposals Sales Prospecting sales tools territory plans YeswareTweet Spring cleaning to rejuvenate sales. Spring is here. Spring is a time when the world begins the process of renewal and rejuvenation. Plan2Win. Gorilla Expense.

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6 Reasons Why Having a “Territory Free For All” Will Hurt Your Sales

Sell More and Work Less

Recently I have met a few companies that insist on not having territories for their sales team. call this a "territory free for all." Bad decision. A "territory free for all" only leads to dysfunction and poor sales. Here are 6 reasons why: Best of the Sell More Work Less Blog

How Your 5th-Grade Geography Quiz Informs Sales Force Design

Tech Bytes

I recently helped a high-tech client revamp its North American sales territories. Even in an increasingly digital ecosystem, the geography of a sales territory influences the effectiveness of the sales rep assigned to it, regardless of the rep’s individual capability. ZS Associates ZS High Tech sales force design Ryan Madsen sales territory planning geographyAt the start of the project, while looking at a map of the United States, I recalled a quiz from 5th grade for which I had to memorize all 50 states and write their names on a blank map.

7 Key Responsibilities of Sales Managers

Pipeliner

Armed with a territory, price structure, and targets, they could roam, free-range style, so long as they managed their territory and produced results. The B2B buying process is shifting, and as a result, selling as we know it has shifted, too. Until lately, salespeople had a lot of control. Sales management provided oversight, bridged with […].

Sales is (Becoming More of) an Inside Job

Tech Bytes

Kyle Heller ZS Associates sales force effectiveness territory design ZS Inside Sales High Tech Sales operations At a 2013 Inside Sales Virtual Summit , one speaker noted, “Prospects now participate in sales presentations via Skype, web conferencing and video. Inside sales will soon surpass field sales.” So, what’s driving that desire to change?

"Everyone" is Not Your Prospect: Boost Sales Success with a Segmentation Strategy

Sales Result

A common mistake made by sales leadership is not including segmentation in their territory planning process and overall sales strategy. vp of sales sales sales management ceo sales consulting sales vision sales training sales leadership sales goals sales efficiency sales effectiveness territory planning sales segmentation tailored approach sales strategy lead generation

Sales Performance Management: Not Your Parent’s Compensation Calculator

OpenSymmetry

There are a number of key aspects that are evolving in the SPM world, making operations and processes more efficient: Stand-alone Territory & Quota Management Modules are now being incorporated into systems. While these lack some of the mapping functionality of specialist territory alignment software, they present a broader range of capability. About the Author.

Sales Incentive Optimization

OpenSymmetry

Territories have been arbitrarily changed and accounts reallocated so that Account Managers have to spend the first quarter getting to know new customers, so undermining their ability to hit target. The Journey to Sales Incentive Optimization. The recent e-Reward conference in London (May 12 2016) had a number of important messages for the Compensation and Benefits community. Your Move.

Optimal Incentive Compensation Plan Design for Successful Implementation

OpenSymmetry

Make sure that you align other sales performance management elements like account management, territories, quota, sales coaching and on-boarding to make sure there is no disconnect with plan design. Then add onto that any charge backs or adjustments for territory changes. We typically come across 2 scenarios with regard to plan design and automation. Cost Impact. Future Vision.

It’s Your Right To 100% Share Of Customer And Territory

Partners in Excellence

When I first started selling, I learned a lesson that has stuck with me — and shaped everything I do since then.  I learned to believe, “It’s my God-given right to 100% share of customer and 100% share of territory!”  It forced me to leave no stone unturned.  In my accounts and territory, I constantly looked for opportunities.  I analyzed my accounts and territory to figure out where I should be.  Do I have 100% share of customer and territory?  What share of account and territory are you shooting for? It made me ultimately accountable. 

Inventory Clearance B2B Style

The Pipeline

Accountability Attitude Business Acumen Change Management Disqualify EDGE Selling execution Funnel management Leadership Next Steps Play to Win Preparation Retention Sales Leadership Sales Mistakes Sales Success Territory Management Time Allocation Communication EDGE Sales Process how to sell better Planning Proactive Renbor Sales Solutions Inc. Territory Plan Tibor Shanto

Finding the Right Sales Performance Management Vendor

OpenSymmetry

Territory and Quota Management. Each of the vendors listed help organizations address common business problems including, but not limited to, territory alignment, driving the right sales behaviors, planning and forecasting, and most importantly, help organizations drive and sustain growth and profitability. Candidate Assessment and On-Boarding. Coaching and Training. Picture that.

Stop Selling For Your Competitor!

The Pipeline

Sales Skills Sales Technique Territory Plan Tibor ShantoMany sales people and their managers feel that a good sales person is one who is moving forward. This is fine, so long as you don’t move so fast that you miss or pass opportunities along the way. Behind the eight ball, before the day even starts.  Ask how many times and the type of touch points they respond to, and then adapt.

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Five Keys to Accelerated Lead to Money

OpenSymmetry

Territory and Quota Solutions. As someone that works in the world of Marketing, I have seen first hand that marketing and sales working together can sometimes be like trying to mix oil and water. The struggle lies with understanding, “what’s in it for me?” Organizations are able to remove these barriers and silos with the help of a Lead to Money process. Sales Enablement. Picture that.

The Pipeline ? Shrink Your Way To Success

The Pipeline

Stored in Attitude , Business Acumen , EDGE Sales Process , Metrics , Productivity , Sales Success , Territory Alignment , execution. By systematically reducing the size of the territory, along with adjustments based on the elements above, you can actually create focus and coverage, and as a result greater revenues, by continuing to. Sales Success , Territory Alignment. Search.

Territory and One-on-One Meetings

Empowered Sales

Territory Meetings. This regular sit-down should focus on the market and territory development.  The key objectives are to ensure success in the territory and early detection of any significant challenges. Key questions to be answered in a territory meeting include: What is the current objective (sales goal) of the territory? One-on-One Meetings. That’s OK.

Improving the Sales Organization’s Change Readiness

OpenSymmetry

As we know, SPM is a ‘broad church’ spanning talent acquisition and development, sales process, Territory and Quota Management (TQM) and incentive compensation design and management. TQM – High modeling capability to deliver new territory alignment and quotas. Meeting the Change Readiness Challenge. So, how best to meet the challenge? Understanding the Change Challenge. Conclusion.

The Most Important Word Missing From Your Go-To-Market Strategy

Sales Benchmark Index

The Pipeline ? Talking Long-Term ? Acting Short-Term ? Sales.

The Pipeline

One that permeates many aspects of sales, starting at planning and territory alignment, right down to day-to-day tactical aspects of sales.  Territory Alignment. Home About The Pipeline. Contest. Free Resources. Search. Subscribers. Subscribe by Email. We take privacy seriously. Your email address will not be shared. Sign up for our Email Newsletter. February 2012. January 2012.

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The Pipeline ? Retarded Sales Behavior and The Reasons We.

The Pipeline

Instead of being thought-leaders we’ve become frenetic, selfish territory managers.  Territory Alignment. Home About The Pipeline. Contest. Free Resources. Search. Subscribers. Subscribe by Email. We take privacy seriously. Your email address will not be shared. Sign up for our Email Newsletter. For Email Newsletters you can trust. February 2012. January 2012. December 2011. May 2011.