Sales Benchmark Index

Sales Operations Is the Missing Link in Creating a World-Class Coverage Plan

Sales Benchmark Index

Sales operation needs to be in lock-step with your sales leader on your coverage plan exercise? Many sales operations leaders are stuck in tactical and daily activities. How can you elevate your sales operations team to think strategically? Sales operations.

5 Ways Artificial Intelligence Can Boost Productivity in Sales Ops

Sales Benchmark Index

Artificial Intelligence (AI) isn’t just a buzzword in the data world. When used correctly, it will save you time, which frees up your team to execute on strategic sales initiatives empower the sales team. AI is growing increasingly prevalent in.

Data 228

3 Ways to Deliver Greater Results from Your Sales Process

Sales Benchmark Index

Virtually every sales organization has invested in the creation of a sales process. The most obvious key to designing a sales process is to focus on the customer. For years, Sales Operations and Enablement leaders have heard this same message.

Creating Interlock Between Sales and Marketing

Sales Benchmark Index

Joining us on the SBI Podcast is Stephen Thomas, SVP of Global Sales for Armor Cloud Security. Armor is a hybrid cloud security service that integrates advanced analytics, global threat intelligence, and continuous response capabilities into a single platform that bolsters.

Moving the Sales Performance Bell Curve

A blueprint for turning average performers into top reps.

Why Your Sales Talent Program is Failing

Sales Benchmark Index

Three Reasons Companies Struggle to Execute Value-Based Pricing Strategies

Sales Benchmark Index

Most companies acknowledge the merits of value-based pricing as an ideal. Why then, do so many companies struggle to execute it in practice? There are three reasons we frequently encounter: Confusing Product Value with Customer Value. Back in the early.

Maximizing Throughput in the Indirect Sales Channel

Sales Benchmark Index

Joining us on SBI TV is Joe Vitalone, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer at Razberi Technologies, and the top expert at developing and executing a sales strategy at scale through channel partners. Razberi Technologies offers a reliable, secure, and network-friendly.

Why Most Market Analyses for Due Diligence Are Insufficient

Sales Benchmark Index

There is no doubt that the Private Equity landscape has evolved. Lower cost money and more LPs are leading to historical levels of dry powder. Further, the availability of less acquisition targets with immediate EBDITDA upside is leading to more.

How to Attract and Recruit Talent

Sales Benchmark Index

How Does Your Buyer Strategy Change When Applying It to Customers vs. Prospects?

Sales Benchmark Index

It’s early November, and only a few weeks away from Thanksgiving. For some, Thanksgiving is an opportunity to reflect on what they are thankful for in life: friends, family, the food on the kitchen table—a smoked chipotle turkey with stuffing and.

Buyer 181

In the Race to Win More Customers, Sales Needs Digital Transformation

Salesforce users were surveyed about the forces shaping today's workplace. Discover the results and why investments in digital transformation and automation are pushing sales teams ahead.

How Better Storytelling Generates More Revenue

Sales Benchmark Index

Joining us on SBI TV is Jim O’Gara. And Jim is the CEO of StoryDimensions. StoryDimensions is a sales enablement technology company that captures, develops, and delivers real customer insights and stories that B2B sales professionals can use to establish.

New Trends in Technology Enabling the Inside Sales Function

Sales Benchmark Index

The Growth of Inside Sales Has Left Large Cloud Providers Playing Catch Up.

Trends 221

How to Implement and Utilize an ABM Program to Maximize Potential

Sales Benchmark Index

Joining us on the SBI Podcast is Sangram Vajre, Chief Evangelist and Co-Founder of Terminus. Sangram is one of the 21 B2B influencers to watch by the B2B News Network. And many in the audience know Sangram as the founder.

What Every HR Leader Needs to Know About Sourcing Top Talent

Sales Benchmark Index

The Account Manager Position is an Endangered Species

Sales Benchmark Index

The emergence of the Customer Success Professional is an existential threat to account managers. As you create your headcount plan for 2019, you’re starting to think of how to cover your accounts, and whether you need Account Managers, Customer Success.

Successful Social Selling Best Practices Guide

This best practices guide focuses on helping you organize, harness and capitalize on the information, buying signals and qualified prospects identifying themselves to you online every single day.

Necessary Evil: B2B Digital Planning

Sales Benchmark Index

Look across your digital tactics and channels…do your buyers go there? Is their engagement worth the challenges involved in creating these? How do you know?

B2B 201

Stop Blaming Process and Look Closely at Product Talent

Sales Benchmark Index

It’s Q4. If your company is behind on the revenue goal, it’s likely all hands-on deck. How can we finish 2018 stronger? And how can we prevent lagging numbers again in 2019? The CEO has come to you to figure.

Do You Have an Agile Annual Plan?

Sales Benchmark Index

News flash to all CEO’s. Gone are the days of the 5 year strategic plan. While market-leading companies still typically possess a strategic road map, SBI’s research shows that they have shifted, they have adopted a new motion. We refer.

How The CEO Can Jump-Start The Customer Experience Transformation (CXT)

Sales Benchmark Index

As The CEO, you obsess about your Customer. You also know you need to transform your Customer Experience. You are aware that customer expectations have risen, however, your company has not evolved to address them. You are committed to CX.

How to Successfully Coach Your Sales Team to Drive Efficiency

Speaker: Steve Benson, Founder and CEO, Badger Maps

A great sales team starts with a manager who’s a great coach. To stay competitive in today’s market, you need to implement a formal coaching approach that is aligned with your buyer’s journey and internal processes to drive results. Fortunately, Steve Benson is here to help you become that great coach.

How To Ensure Your Annual Corporate Planning Event Is Time Well Spent

Sales Benchmark Index

Leaves are changing and executives are huddling in the boardroom. The annual corporate planning process has begun. For some it’s a time to plan scaling and growth activities. For others, it’s a desperate cry for “better” and “faster” with no.

How Reps Can Retire Quota by Embracing Pricing Levers & Value-Based Pricing

Sales Benchmark Index

The best sales organizations align their interests with those of their sales reps and in the manner in which customers want to buy – may sounds simple, but few organizations “run through the tape” to fully align and address.

Quota 147

The CMO’s Key to Return on Marketing Investment: Persona Driven Lead Generation

Sales Benchmark Index

The number one way to demonstrate Return on Marketing Investment (ROMI) is by driving revenue through Lead Generation. However, few CMOs are driving top-line revenue growth with their lead generation activity. The problem? It is in the statement. Activity. Activity.

Design Thinking, Empathy, and the Ideal Customer Experience Design

Sales Benchmark Index

Your Design Thinking Needs Analysis and Abstract Reasoning to Align with the Customer.

Togetherness: Achieving Sales and Marketing Alignment

Speaker: Jeff Davis, Founder, jd2 Consulting Group

Jeff Davis is here to help you think differently about how Sales and Marketing should interact. With increased scrutiny for marketing to prove ROI on their activities and it becoming increasingly hard for B2B salespeople to even get in front of customers, the old way of doing business is no longer an option. This webinar will use evidence-based research and empirical knowledge to propose real-world strategies that work.

Transforming a Cloud Solution Provider by Being a Sales-Driven CEO

Sales Benchmark Index

Joining us on  is Ryan Tognazzini, Chief Executive Officer for iGrafx, an enterprise class business operations and modeling software that allow it’s users to capture, communicate, improve and optimize every aspect of their business processes.

Lead Management: An Emerging Key Factor in Applying the Tech Stack to Sales

Sales Benchmark Index

Are you still stuck using legacy CRM’s to drive your Lead Management process? CRM’s have introduced a lot of fantastic features that over time have become staples of almost every sales and marketing organization. While they provide a lot of.

Your CRM Isn’t Cutting It; How to Prepare for the New Wave of Analytics.

Sales Benchmark Index

It’s Crunch Time – the Beginning of Q4. Are you going to hit your 2018 number? What’s your forecast for 2019? Do you have the heads, processes, and funding to ensure a successful 2019? Only a handful of Sales Ops leaders can.

What Does World Class Pipeline and Forecasting Management Take?

Sales Benchmark Index

Everyone knows that as a highly effective sales leader you should inspect the key leading and behavioral indicators of your team as a predictor of future sales success. What always amazes me is how many sales organizations just do the.

Staying Relevant in Sales as AI and Technology Continue to Take Over

Speaker: John Barrows, CEO, JBarrows Sales Training

As technology and AI advance, and as companies and reps continue to look for technical solutions to increase efficiency throughout the sales process, the human element of sales is being lost.The question we need to ask ourselves is – what can we do that a computer can’t? The answer lies in context; if we as sales professionals are not adding any context to our content, then we bring no additional value to what marketing and technology are already doing. Learn about the importance of context, and where and how to add it throughout the sales process!

Driving Blindly Isn’t an Option, Leverage Dashboards for Unprecedented Clarity

Sales Benchmark Index

210 Miles per Hour. That’s how fast NASCAR stock cars pummel into Turn One at Daytona International Speedway during the prestigious annual 500-miler; bumper-to-bumper, three-wide with the pack.

Data 180

What Role Does Field Marketing and Field Sales Talent Play in Enterprise Valuation?

Sales Benchmark Index

How well an organization executes on both strategies should play a critical role in a private equity firm’s valuation of that enterprise. Read on for key inputs to your models and best practices to add to the consideration set in.

What Successful Product Leaders Do to Boost Profits

Sales Benchmark Index

How You Can Align Marketing and Sales in an ABM World

Sales Benchmark Index

Joining us on the is Mike Volpe, the Chief Marketing Officer for Cybereason, the world’s most powerful cybersecurity analytics platforms. Often called the “godfather of inbound marketing” for his work in taking inbound marketing from an idea to a movement.

7 Must-Have Automated Documents for Sales Success

Companies are increasingly implementing technology to bring efficiency to their workforce. Data accessibility aside, teams continuously struggle with manual processes for document generation. Learn why automating your documents is key to sales success.

The True Cost of Keeping “C” Players

Sales Benchmark Index

Your C Players Will Prevent You from Hitting Your Number[P]. Article Sales Strategy A-Players APM attainment b players c-players cost take out distribution impact analysis inputs make your number organization players pulling you down ralph vetsch rep quota representatives reps revenue increase sale sales sales organization sales talent sales talent impact sbi strong points talent talent impact top sales talent top talent variables weak points

Did You Set the Right Sales Quotas?

Sales Benchmark Index

Did you set the quotas right to drive revenue growth? The purpose of today’s show is to demonstrate how to link the company objectives to sales targets through quota setting. Leverage this use-case to evaluate how you set your quotas.

Quota 273

Orchestrating a World Class Customer Experience

Sales Benchmark Index

Joining us on SBI TV is Doris Raimundi, SVP of Consumer Banking Sales and Support for US Bank. In today’s show, Doris details how to orchestrate a world class customer experience. Why this topic? The customer experience trend is sweeping.

New Sales Comp Plan? HR’s 5 Must Dos

Sales Benchmark Index

Sales 181

Using Connected Device Data to Improve Sales

Speaker: Charlie Isaacs, CTO for Customer Connection at Salesforce

Now that you've figured out how to connect your products and devices to the cloud, how do you prove that your investment will pay off? Discover the power of Smart CRM, and find out how companies are leveraging the best ideas from Software as a Service to provide Customer Experience as a Service.