The 3 Levers that Create Value Immediately

Sales Benchmark Index

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


Ways to Make It Easier for Your Channel Partners to Sell More of Your Product Faster. The best way to succeed in channel sales is by arming your channel partners with the right tools, resources, and skills to be able to sell your products easily and quickly.

Wring Inefficiency from Your Proposal Process and Win More Business

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Lewis Miller, CEO and President, Qvidian When we survey RFP and proposal teams, nearly half report meeting response timeframes as their greatest challenge. These people have “a real job," so getting their best effort, on time, every time, is clearly an obstacle to improving the quality and consistency of RFP and sales proposal documents. Even if you don’t implement a complete RFP and proposal automation solution, there are areas where optimization can reap returns: 1.

What Does It Mean To Be A Channel In An Omnichannel World?

Partners in Excellence

New tools and analytics enable manufacturers to more effectively engage customers regardless of the channel they choose at the moment. The tools enable us to have consistent conversations that build on each other as the customer engages us in different channels.

CPQ Facilitates Multi-Channel Selling

Cincom Smart Selling

Multi-channel selling presents many challenges to sales and marketing managers and strategists. And, the more diverse and numerous your sales channels, the more likely you are to encounter some or all of these problems. How Does Configure-Price-Quote Help Manage Multi-Channel Selling? CPQ is made up of three technological elements : configuration software, pricing calculation automation and proposal generation technology.

Channel Visibility Reveals Unique Sales Workflows in Multi-Channel Organizations

Cincom Smart Selling

Distributing product through multiple channels means accommodating multiple sets of needs, competence levels and knowledge. Each channel is unique to some degree, and that means each channel has unique requirements as well. Discerning the nature of those requirements requires visibility into the individual sales channels. You rely on a number of distribution channel partners to address these different markets.

Live Webcast: Hit Your Channel Sales Goals with ROI Selling

The ROI Guy

Thursday, February 9, 2017 11a ET Featuring: Tom Pisello, Alinean CEO / Founder and Dave Stachura, Alinean VP, Customer Success In an effort to reduce costs and boost sales, you enter 2017 under the gun to deliver even more business growth from your Channel Partners. The challenge: Your buyers have changed, no longer responding to the same old channel rep pitch. Alinean business case Business Value Consulting Channel Partners Dave Stachura Pisello ROI Selling Value Selling

Incoming! Channel Visibility Reduces Last Minute RFP Requests

Cincom Smart Selling

Visibility into your sales channel will help you find the RFPs sitting in the sales inbox before the rep even knows they are there. Automated proposal generation. Sales portals offer inward gateways for prospects and customers, but for Marketing, they offer visibility into the sales channel via a panoramic window onto prospect activity and interest level in specific products. When the time comes to talk price, the portal can provide a price quote or a full-blown proposal.

CPQ Drives Effective Price and Discount Management

Cincom Smart Selling

Buyer Experience Product Configuration Quotes/Proposals Sales Performance Channel Management CPQ/Configure-Price-Quote Price Management/Optimization Process Automation Sales Management

Video: Combating Chaos in Channel Sales with CPQ

Cincom Smart Selling

As a channel manager, you know that your indirect sales channel can be an excellent source of revenue. Unfortunately, it can also introduce new elements of chaos into your organization that extend beyond the channel management team. Channel Challenges.

How to Win Channel Partners and Influence Sales

Cincom Smart Selling

Are you trying to expand into new markets via a new strategy featuring indirect sales channels? This makes it easy for them to propose the right product, correctly configured and priced in a timely manner. Finally, proposal generation ensures that the image you want to present is aligned with the information and documents presented to the customer. The post How to Win Channel Partners and Influence Sales appeared first on Cincom Blog.

Sales Tech Simplified: How to Turn Relationships Into Revenues with @ModelN

Smart Selling Tools

By aligning Sales, Services, Channels, Legal, Finance, Marketing and Products across the company, enterprises have an unique ability to deliver a differentiated customer experience, increase operational efficiency and deliver the expected profitable growth.

Smart Selling Visions: Up-Close with Top Revenue Leader Greg Sherrill, CEO of @ChannelRocket

Smart Selling Tools

This week I interview Greg Sherrill, CEO and Co-Founder of Channel Rocket. Nancy: What does Channel Rocket do? Channel Rocket is a SaaS sales enablement platform that helps manufacturers grow sales through their direct and indirect sales channels.

Increasing Your Closing Rate

Selling Energy

It's usually a combination of talking to the wrong people and saying the wrong thing in your proposals. Scott Channell has a great philosophy. Here’s the third question: “If you have a lousy closing ratio, could it be related to the way you write your proposals?” You need to be pretty sure that people are going to say yes before taking the time to craft a compelling one-page proposal. proposalsIf you have a lousy closing rate, what are you doing wrong?

Managing Multichannel Selling

Cincom Smart Selling

There is a perception that managing multiple sales channels makes the use of a CPQ solution too difficult to bother with; that’s an unfortunate misconception. Managing a sales channel is all about making sure the sales operation within the channel has everything it needs to move your product efficiently and correctly in terms of satisfying the needs of your end-user. With multiple sales channels, it means making sure that each has their individualized needs met.

Sales Tips: How to Ask for a Referral or Introduction

Customer Centric Selling

By Gary Walker, EVP of Channel Sales & Operations, CustomerCentric Selling®. sales tips selling tips sales technique sales tip selling technique proposalsThis week I thought I’d provide you with some tactical and practical help.

CPQ Perspectives: The Distributor

Cincom Smart Selling

This visualization can be delivered online and also within the proposal if desired. Smart Selling channel CPQ distribution dsitribuorCPQ Perspectives is a series of blogs designed to look at Configure Price Quote systems through the eyes of those who encounter them. We spend so much time talking about CPQ as it relates to sales folks and organizations engaged in the selling of products and services that we lose sight of the fact that CPQ extends well beyond those processes.

Free Sales Training: 6 of My Favorite Sales Tips

John Barrows

I had to make 400 dials a week to get 8 meetings a month that lead to 4 proposals and 2 closed deals at an average deal size of $3500/month. There is no shortage of free sales training resources out there.

Who’s In Charge of Order Prevention at Your Company?

Cincom Smart Selling

The proposal presentation goes well, the pricing is accepted and everything points to a green light. Smart Selling Channel visibility CPQ salesOrder prevention isn’t restricted to inventory shortages, point of sale errors or poorly designed customer portals. Even companies with highly trained sales forces and high performance Order Management Systems can stumble. Every sales rep has had this experience.

How to Succeed as a Sales Ops Director

DiscoverOrg Sales

“Sales operations may very well be THE most important and unsung hero for sales teams big and small, inside and field, direct and channel.” Heinz Marketing.

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Marketing Managers Must Know the Sales Quotas


Ten years ago I asked an assembled 200 plus marketing managers how many knew the quotas for the salespeople/sales channels that sold their products. The ROI marketing manager knows: The quotas in dollars and units by sales channel (inside, direct outside, resellers, web sales).

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Are You Derailing Your Prospecting Success?

No More Cold Calling

What issues are created when you have all those old versions of proposals out there? How does that affect your distribution channel? You can’t make a living off future promises. It’s tough to shut up. We’re salespeople. We get paid to talk up our solutions.

Sales Hacks Are Not Working!!

Igniting Sales Transformation

Test different sales approaches related to prospecting, social engagement, meeting presentations, writing proposals and more. Buyers can come into the funnel in multiple ways and from multiple channels.

Jeffrey Answers a Question about Overwhelming Prospects with Data | Real World Sales Wisdom

Jeffrey Gitomer

Video is the new proposal. Whatever it is you’re selling, take advantage of every new channel of distribution. Tweet RSS readers click here for video. In your business: Video is the new brochure. Video is the new testimonial letter. Video is the new training manual.

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If You’re Building Your B2B Marketing Strategy, Start Here

Sales Hacker

In this guide, I’ll share with you a proven B2B marketing strategy framework that will help you identify the most prolific market segments, your ideal customer profile, and the right marketing channels to generate leads. How do you figure out what marketing channels you should focus on?

Sales Skills To Master

The Digital Sales Institute

Will use a multi-channel approach to selling. Can pinpoint the value that their proposal will bring to the customer. The sales skills to master and the qualities needed to become a successful salesperson can be acquired with some learning and dedication to the art of selling.

Online Sales Training Course

The Digital Sales Institute

Learning to sell better means adapting to changing buyer habits, and nothing’s changed the sales process more dramatically in recent times than the rise of social media and digital channels.

When Sales Opportunities Don’t Go As Expected with Mary Lombardo, Absolute Impact

Igniting Sales Transformation

Have you ever found yourself in a sales situation when you got through the sales cycle, presented your proposal, and your prospect says “I need to take this to my boss.”?

20 Questions that Turn Cold Prospects Into Loyal Customers

Keith Rosen

Proposal submitted, follow up done but no response from the prospect. “I sent the proposal. I’m happy to send you the (proposal, pricing sheet, agreement, details about our products/services, etc.) Maybe they won’t have a chance to review your proposal for two weeks.

Evolved Selling: The Reason Why Alinean has Merged with Mediafly

The ROI Guy

We have to get our sales reps and channel partners to move from pitch to purpose, from features to value.

Three Challenges that will Impact Your 2016 IT Sales and Marketing Plans

The ROI Guy

Regardless of whether you are marketing / selling one of these five technologies or something different, there is a tangible impact to your from IT spending constraints: Buyers are now more than ever sticking with status quo versus considering new proposals.

Sales Skills Definition

The Digital Sales Institute

Let me explain further, once upon a time door to door sales was a dominant channel in both B2B and B2C. They are trained to know that sales negotiation is a process not an event, so they constantly use the 3Ps of selling – Prepare, Probe, and Propose.

Make Marketing More Efficient by Embedding Analytics on Top KPIs


However, with embedded analytics you may see that the percentage of opportunities that move from the proposal stage to the negotiation stage is disproportionately low. Of perhaps you may determine that the ROI for this particular channel is lacking and be able to strategically dedicate these marketing resources to other higher converting channels. Frank Donny is founder and CEO of Marseli , a marketing and sales analytics and performance software company.

Best Way to Reduce Discounting: Better Negotiating or Value Selling?

The ROI Guy

With little vested interest and with inadequate time to review competing proposals, the team tends to focus on price above much else. And Procurement is getting way more involved in every transaction, with specific incentives to extract discounts from every vendor proposal. Many companies have turned to Negotiation Training to help their sales reps and channel partners try to talk their way out of the discount.

5 Steps To Landing The Biggest Deal of Your Career

Hubspot Sales

Many former athletes turn to sales to channel their competitive nature once they hang up their jersey. Take Gabe -- he proposed a three-year deal at $3.4 Control perception when proposing the plan to the client. Closing the big deal.

The Single Most Important Thing To Drive Sales

Partners in Excellence

Develop business justified proposals. Leverage social channels. I read dozens of articles outlining the single thing sales people or managers need to do to drive sales success. It’s. Constantly prospect. Constantly be developing referrals. Focus on target customers/ICP.

The Rise of the Value Management Office (VMO)?

The ROI Guy

Then, the sales tools are thrown over to sales reps and channel partners without enough education, certification and support to move the needle. Once the sale is made, too little effort is placed on assuring the value proposed is actually measured or delivered.

10 Steps: How to Build a Business Case Your Executives Will Read


Are you sure your proposed solution will solve the problem? Here’s an example: Our partner program is growing, and we’re seeing a higher return from investing in our channel reps than our direct sales reps. Motivate channel reps with rewards and helpful content.

Win Themes – Where Your Offerings Meet Customer Wants

Sales Benchmark Index

Make it known across various oral and written communication channels (e.g., marketing collateral, proposals, executive summaries, letters, emails, presentations, etc). First of all, what is a win theme? A win theme is your value proposition compacted into a manageable sound bite.

9 Things You Should Never Say to a Prospect Over Email

Hubspot Sales

I wanted to follow up on the proposal.”. "Do Have you had time to read through the proposal?". “I Never comment on a contract or proposal over email. Phrases to avoid in email: “I wanted to follow up on the proposal.”. “Do Have you had time to read through the proposal?”.

How To Be Social In Sales – Relationship Building

Score More Sales

Build your way toward further getting to know them and proposing ideas that are a win for them and a win for you or someone else. What will you do this week to connect through social channels to those who can refer you, advocate for you, or collaborate with you?

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Which Industries Need the Most Help to Get Sales to the Next Level?

Understanding the Sales Force

The software industry is notorious for having demo-crazy and technically savvy, but weak, salespeople who hunt for new business, generate binders full of proposals and convert a small percentage of them.

Sales Pipelines: A Comprehensive Guide for Sales Leaders and Reps

Hubspot Sales

Solution proposed: The buyer is interested in using your product to solve their pain point or capitalize on their opportunity. Proposal sent: The buyer reviews your proposal or contract. 8,000 proposals ÷ year = 667 proposals per month.