Lead Management – Enabling Your Sales Team with Technology

Sales Benchmark Index

Traditional CRMs are excellent at optimizing opportunity management, but their lead management functionality is often lacking due to the ad hoc nature of lead management.

Demand Generation Strategies & Lead Management Processes First

Pointclear

Lack of clarity and erroneous assumptions about demand generation, lead management and marketing automation are effectively addressed in two recent Software Advice whiteboard videos by Carlos Hidalgo, CEO, Annuitas Group , and Executive Director, Marketing Automation Institute.

Sales Lead Management Association Honors

Smart Selling Tools

Does your business success depend on leads? If it does, you’ll want to know how to generate the most leads , how to capture the most leads , how to best score and qualify leads , how to track which leads convert to prospects, and the list goes on.

7 Ways to Improve Your Lead Management Process

Zoominfo

The importance of lead generation is ingrained in the mind of every modern marketer— the more high-quality leads you bring in, the better. But, as the buyer’s journey becomes increasingly multifaceted, it’s now clear that lead generation is just one piece of the marketing puzzle.

If You Don’t Have a Sales Lead Management Process You’ll Fail

Pointclear

James Obermayer, founder of the Sales Lead Management Association , recently spoke with SLMA Radio program host Paul Roberts on how lack of a sales lead management process hampers company growth. JO: A couple of months ago we had Michael Alexander, one of our advisers, on our blog, and he's the one who made the statement, "Those companies without a sales process aren't running a business. Sales Process Sales Leads

How Dialer Software Boosts Sales Performance

Velocify

For sales organizations, adding dialer software to a sales automation solution is tremendously valuable. It is important to note that these improvements show added value to users who were already reaping the benefits of Lead360’s intelligent sales automation software.

Heavy Hitter Sales Blog: TOP 20 GREAT SALES BLOGS

HeavyHitter Sales

Heavy Hitter Sales Blog. IT Sales Strategy: Software, SaaS & Hardware Sales. If Sigmund Freud Was Your Sales Manager. Martin: The Real Story of Informix Software and Phil White: Lessons in Business and Leadership for the Executive Team. TOP 20 GREAT SALES BLOGS.   BuyerZone's About Leads Sales Blog just announced their list of 20 GREAT SALES BLOGS ( Click here to read the entry in its entirety ). Martin’s Heavy Hitter Sales Blog.

Infographic: How to use SMS to win love, leads, revenue

Velocify

As it turns out, nurturing a lead is surprisingly similar to nurturing a personal relationship. The post Infographic: How to use SMS to win love, leads, revenue appeared first on Leads360 Blog.

To Manage Sales You Must Manage Sales Leads

Pointclear

“Why,” I was asked, “must you manage sales leads in order to manage sales? Sales lead management is a marketing function, isn’t it?”. But the actual, final management of the prospect is square in the lap of the individual salesperson.

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Determining the right number of sales leads for reps and vice versa

Velocify

Leads360 shares its formula for optimizing the sales leads-to-rep ratio. So we put our resident sales scientists to the test, mining millions of sales calls to build out a formula for one of the most common questions we get asked from sales managers.

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Winning contact strategies used by high-performing inside sales teams

Velocify

The research shows that speed-to-call is the single largest driver of lead conversion, but also important is striking the right balance when it comes to the volume and frequency of both calls and emails.

Four Tips to Tune Your Sales Process in 2013

Velocify

For most companies, past investments have been made in CRM to automate sales processes and marketing technology to generate leads, but the need for a predictable, repeatable and measurable contact strategy to follow-up on leads is often overlooked.

Infographic: Sales Processes that Boost Conversion

Velocify

A new Leads360 study shows a sales process that drives speed-to-call is critical, with leads contacted in under a minute yielding 391% improvement in conversion. The post Infographic: Sales Processes that Boost Conversion appeared first on Leads360 Blog.

Non-business hour sales leads are more valuable

Velocify

Leads360 recently published a new study, the Ultimate Contact Strategy, highlighting the importance of sales lead follow-up including prompt response, appropriate persistence, and optimal timing between attempts for both phone and email communication.

Surf’s Up! Riding the Pipeline to the Shores of Success

The Pipeline

This might come across as mind-blowing, but here’s the secret to better sales: It’s not about getting tons of leads into your pipeline. Direct leads into the appropriate funnel. Know What a Lead Looks Like. No, “everyone” doesn’t qualify as a lead.

Study: Think duplicate leads are all bad? Think again.

Velocify

New Leads360 study identifies several characteristics of duplicate leads that show a higher likelihood of conversion than average. Among lead generators and sales teams alike, there’s often confusion or disagreement about duplicate leads and how to best handle them.

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Nick Hedges talks telephony; the most powerful yet misunderstood sales tool

Velocify

The post Nick Hedges talks telephony; the most powerful yet misunderstood sales tool appeared first on Leads360 Blog. Nick Hedges, CEO of Leads360 talks Telephony. Join us on, Wednesday, June 6th 9 AM Pacific / 12 PM Eastern for a live webinar with Leads360 CEO and President, Nick Hedges.

Sales process pays: find the right persistence level

Velocify

A Leads360 study found that 93 percent of all converted leads are reached by the sixth call attempt and that only 7 percent of all leads that eventually convert are reached for the first time after seven or more call attempts, a substantial diminishing return.

Why getting the right leads to the right reps matters

Velocify

For many sales organizations the goal is to get new leads into the hands of available reps as fast as possible, often without regard for the characteristics of the lead and related selling expertise available on their team.

Get Over Your Fear of Marketing Automation Software

Salesfusion

Modern marketing automation software (MAS) no longer suffers the stigma of being too complicated for anyone but a large enterprise technology company to adopt. What’s the opportunity cost of onboarding marketing automation software?

Get Over Your Fear of Marketing Automation Software

Salesfusion

Modern marketing automation software (MAS) no longer suffers the stigma of being too complicated for anyone but a large enterprise technology company to adopt. What’s the opportunity cost of onboarding marketing automation software?

Sales CRM for Small Businesses with BIG Ambition

Velocify

With Leads360 Express, sales managers will gain more control, visibility and peace of mind. With Express, reps work smarter with prioritization rules ensuring they are always working the most important opportunity, while not letting un-contacted leads go forgotten.

True innovators identify the spaces in between

Velocify

Our hypothesis was that through observation of their day-to-day workings we would learn better how they used our software or more importantly when they didn’t use our software. The post True innovators identify the spaces in between appeared first on Leads360 Blog.

31+ Flavors of CRM – Got B2C Sales CRM?

Velocify

There are so many flavors of CRM from social CRM, sales CRM, call-centric CRM, lead management CRM, marketing CRM and the list goes on and on, tailored by vertical, B2C, B2B, and more. Automatic rules-based lead distribution. appeared first on Leads360 Blog.

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Marketing Blog Marketing Automation | Lead Generation | Email.

Salesfusion

Lead To Revenue. Lead Capture. Internet Lead Capture. Lead Routing. Lead Scoring. Lead Profiles. Lead Scout. Event Management. Campaign Manager. Learning Management. You are here: Home Marketing Blog. Marketing Blog.

The Pipeline ? Take Control!

The Pipeline

Stored in Attitude , Business Acumen , Buying Process , EDGE Sales Process , Forecast , Funnel management , Interactive Selling , Metrics , Proactive , Productivity , Sales Strategy , Sales Success , Time Allocation , execution. I had a call from Bob, a director of sales with software company.

Moving mortgage sales from chaos to cohesion

Velocify

For many lenders, getting leads to loan officers in the mortgage sales process is not much different from the chaos that unfolds in the game Hungry Hippos. With mortgage loan origination software, lenders can process loans with increasing efficiency and speed.

The Key to a Pipeline of Potential Partners

Allbound

Channel managers must consistently onboard and train new partners, enable those partners, as well as create and distribute a steady stream of compelling l content to help them sell. One life hack for channel success is Partner Relationship Management (PRM).

Your 2014 Marketing Budget Roadmap

Sales Benchmark Index

As a marketing leader, the CEO is going to measure your 2014 success in three ways: Leads – Number of Sales Qualified Leads delivered to Sales. They all struggle to produce sufficient content in enough quantity and quality to enable lead generation efforts.

How a PRM Platform Can Help Streamline Communication and Collaboration

Allbound

Although managing these partners and programs was once an expensive, time-consuming headache, partner relationship management (PRM) solutions are paving the way for easy management and scaling growth at the pace you need. Registering and Tracking Leads.

Ways to Make It Easier for Your Channel Partners to Sell More of Your Product Faster

Allbound

You must deliver dynamic self-service training, access to partner portals where they can find collateral and resources, and access to the tools that will drive lead management, sales automation, content distribution , and more. Best Practices Blog Article Channel Partners PRM Solution

Marketing Automation is Not Marketing Strategy

Pointclear

We are republishing this blog by Ruth Stevens (originally run January 29, 2014) because she hits the nail on the head about marketing automation. Marketers thought that the new CRM software would solve their customer service and customer retention problems.

Seth Godin Speaks and Marketers Listen

Score More Sales

The annual HubSpot INBOUND conference started as a great get-together for fans of the inbound marketing software platform a few years back and has grown now to being one of the biggest and best marketing conferences out there. Sign up for his blog here. Show up to lead.

Tools Every Account Executive Should Have

CloserIQ

2) Pipeline management tools. A good pipeline management tool can show you what opportunities are in the pipeline, which are most likely to close, and what specific actions you should take next in order to close the deal. 5) Sales forecasting software.

Productivity Tips for Sales Teams With iPads and Tablets

Score More Sales

Ashley Furness, CRM Market Analyst at Software Advice recently wrote about this very issue – teams of salespeople have received or will received tablets but do not have clear deployment plans. and one of “20 Women to Watch in Sales Lead Management”.

Why Marketing Management Must Master Deep Digital Analytics

Pointclear

It’s no longer enough, she realized, to just take the CRM or marketing automation system stats and determine where to spend the company’s growing marketing budget in order to find qualified leads and buyers. Her time is now spent wallowing in superficial spreadsheets, managing the conflicting software results from media and a budget with a requirement for a direct correlation to revenue. You may also like: Salary: Digital Marketing Manager: Salary.com, PayScale and glassdoor.

Social Selling Power Tools – Interview with Kyle Porter of SalesLoft

Score More Sales

Recently I had the pleasure to interview Kyle Porter, co-founder and CEO of SalesLoft , a sales intelligence software company. Subscribe to the award-winning blog and the “Sales Ideas In A Minute ” newsletter for sales strategies, tactics, and tips in selling.

Inside Sales Power Tip 113 – Energy

Score More Sales

Lucy works for a software-as-a-service company. Subscribe to the award-winning blog and the “Sales Ideas In A Minute ” newsletter for sales strategies, tactics, and tips in selling.

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The Ultimate List of B2B Marketing Tools

Zoominfo

B2B marketers manage a number of competing tasks throughout the day. In today’s blog post, we discuss 30 B2B marketing tools you can’t live without. Customer relationship management (CRM) platforms aren’t strictly sales tools. Social Media Management.

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What's the Difference Between Sales and Marketing? A Simple & Easy Primer

Hubspot Sales

Marketing informs and attracts leads and prospects to your company and product or service. Sales and marketing are two business functions within an organization -- they both impact lead generation and revenue. Project management tool. Data reporting software.