How Your Company Can Benefit from Cloud CPQ Software

Sales and Marketing

The sales process too has been drastically affected. Working with software that’s even a little bit obsolete is kind of like driving on an interstate highway with a Model T. To adapt, sales agents need to create and send quotes more quickly, which in turn allows them to close deals faster and more accurately. Cloud-based CPQ software. First, let’s look at the sales environment. Sales teams have massive churn.

How High-Growth Companies Buy Leads

Velocify

Naturally, companies only want to invest in lead generation channels that yield higher returns. With some companies struggling to see value in purchased leads, this begs the question: Should they continue to buy leads or just cut them altogether? Leads are expensive!

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First Direct Lending Achieves Rapid Growth with Velocify

Velocify

Before opening, First Direct Lending had planned to use a proprietary lead management system, but from past experience, Mike knew that optimizing a homegrown solution would require extensive IT resources – something a new company simply couldn’t afford.

BambooHR Makes the Switch to Velocify Pulse

Velocify

BambooHR added Velocify Pulse® and Velocify Dial-IQ® to their sales stack in 2016, working alongside Salesforce and ActOn to empower SDRs in ways that were impossible with their previous inside sales solution.

New Company Launches – Sales People Need Not Apply

Fill the Funnel

If you are like many in the sales profession you probably thought – “that’s not possible in my industry.” ” Unfortunately I have come to believe that the headline is actually a new reality for a large and ever-expanding list of companies and industries.

Configure Price Quote Software Prevents Order Prevention

Cincom Smart Selling

Configure price quote software makes approving complex sales orders easy and fast. It is amazing what some companies do to make sure they want to accept a deal brought in by their hardworking sales force. In many instances, it is easier for the sales rep to cash in a million-dollar lotto ticket than it is to get approval for their latest deal. Each order went through the following checks: The sales manager confirmed pricing and evaluated commission processing.

We Drink Our Own Champagne: Cheers to Happy Selling!

Velocify

I have been in technology sales for more than 16 years—six of which have been at Velocify. In my sales career, I have used Goldmine, ACT, Microsoft Access, Siebel CRM, Right Now Technologies, Netsuite and also Salesforce at three previous companies.

The 13 Least Known Sales Technologies

Velocify

Did you know that high-growth companies are more likely to be familiar with the different types of sales technologies on the market? Of the sales technologies listed, here are the 13 least known according to participants (in order, starting from the least known).

How Fast Growing Companies can Fuel Your Revenue

Smart Selling Tools

Fast growing companies are often the best prospects for products and services. Fast growing companies need to hire more people, open new offices, and acquire additional hardware, software and services. These companies not only have a need to change, they are changing.

Proposal Automation Software Elevates the Proposal Automation Process

Cincom Smart Selling

Proposal automation software offers two big advantages to selling organizations. Secondly, it liberates valuable knowledge workers and sales personnel from the time-consumptive task of assembling, formatting and producing the proposal documents. Well-executed proposals are critical to facilitating the sale of your product and communicating the value of your whole product to your prospects. Proposal automation software ensures that your image is consistently positive. .

Marketing Automation Software that Delivers the Most Data Wins!

Pointclear

James Obermayer, Executive Director and CEO of the Sales Lead Management Association and President of Sales Leakage Consulting is a regular guest blogger with ViewPoint. Software programs that explain the most data, verified by the most evidence, are better than those that do not. CRM properly applied, in conjunction with marketing automation software, explains the most data on marketing performance and gives more evidence than any other combination of software.

How CPQ Software Enhances the Buyer Experience

Cincom Smart Selling

CPQ software enhances the buyer experience and offers a unique opportunity to accelerate the process of turning prospects into buyers. CPQ Software Elevates Confidence during the Buy Cycle. CPQ software telegraphs a distinct “ we are buyer-focused ” message to your prospects. Let’s take a look at how CPQ software drives this process. CPQ software ensures that your solution configuration is tightly aligned with prospect needs.

Heavy Hitter Sales Blog: IT Sales Strategy: Software, SaaS.

HeavyHitter Sales

Heavy Hitter Sales Blog. Closing Techniques Using Sales Linguistics. Top 7 Critical Sales Trends for 2012. IT Sales Strategy: Software, SaaS & Hardware Sales. Best New Sales Book of 2011. If Sigmund Freud Was Your Sales Manager. Sales Tips.

Sales Technology Best Practices: Superuser Tips for Success

Velocify

New technologies are automating the sales process and making organizations more productive and efficient than ever before, and the impact on business growth is undeniable. Read on for superuser tips from Velocify customers on how to get the most out of your sales solution.

Configurator Software Facilitates Effective Risk-Management Processes

Cincom Smart Selling

Configurator software may help to solve key business problems. Configurator software is helpful to both sellers and buyers in mitigating risk by helping both parties in a buying cycle fully understand what the buyer needs and what is being sold to fulfill that need. Sales folks do not have the expertise to volunteer those types of knowledge points because to do so requires domain expertise that only the buyer has. Game with Configurator Software.

10 Reasons For Using Sales CRM System Or Software For Your Sales Reps

Tenfold

And the numbers prove this fact quite well: A 29% increase in a company’s sales revenue is made possible by the implementation of a CRM ; agents are fully mobilized and organizations will experience a 26.4% Automation Of Daily Sales Operations. Sales Reporting

CPQ Software and Multiple Channel Sales Management

Cincom Smart Selling

If your sales strategy includes moving your product and services through multiple selling channels , you know very well that all channels are not created equal. This basic truth is too often ignored by companies, especially those embarking on a multichannel strategy for the first time. Forcing a sales relationship model that works for selling into the heavy-industrial-equipment world upon a market that serves financial services is a recipe for failure.

Medical sales training – something different vs. more of the same

Sales Training Connection

Medical sales training. If your customers are making changes, then the case is made that it’s no longer business-as-usual for your sales team. So, what does it take for a company to implement a sales transformation? Building transformational sales training.

Price Optimization Software Means the Price Is Right

Cincom Smart Selling

Price optimization software helps you make sure that the price is right. Price optimization software makes sure that the price is correct not only from a financial standpoint but also from the standpoint of the customer and their perception of value for their market as they see it. Price Optimization Software Works with All Common Pricing Variables. Price optimization software will ensure that the right price is used in any given situation.

We Analyzed 1,000 Emails & Voicemails to Understand How the Top SaaS Companies Chase Enterprise Deals.

Openview

A new study from Process Street in partnership with sales email tool PersistIQ reveals the inside sales outreach of the world’s 281 top SaaS companies, and how they respond when a high-ticket lead (in this case, we used Vodafone) signs up for a free trial or demo. Sales

The Real Challenge of Selling without CPQ Software

Cincom Smart Selling

To appreciate the value realized using CPQ software, simply look at how difficult life is for those sales reps who work without a CPQ solution ; it’s like going back to the ‘50s. Selling without CPQ software works the same way. Wait a minute, is there an encyclopedia for sales reps who don’t have a CPQ solution? Sales reference materials before CPQ solutions. Before CPQ, sales was a job that involved a lot of reading and memorizing.

Using Leverage in Sales: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game

Smart Selling Tools

As it goes for business, so it goes for Sales. Do you employ leverage to get the most from your sales organization? One way to accomplish that is to deploy sales tools. Back in 2010 when I first wrote about the topic of leverage in Sales, I talked specifically about DiscoverOrg.

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?

5 Critical Things to Consider When Evaluating Lead Generation Companies

Pointclear

What is called “Inside Sales”, “Sales Support”, “Telesales” and dozens of other names is growing 15x faster than field sales—in fact, my colleague, Jonathan Farrington, published a blog stating that within three years 80 – 90% of all B2B transactions will be done online—most with some form of sales support but not field sales. Why buy leads that are not going to be accepted by sales? One of the world’s largest software companies—since 2002.

[VIDEO] Top Qualities of High-Growth Companies: A Conversation with Henry Schuck

DiscoverOrg Sales

Join DiscoverOrg CEO Henry Shuck and Justin Withers, VP of Product Management and Marketing, for a conversation about what drives high-growth companies. DiscoverOrg released a Growth Drivers survey of high-growth companies , analyzed key findings, and found some surprising commonalities among these rising stars. So relax, get comfortable, and listen in as Henry and Justin discuss what fuels growth at companies who outpace the competition. What drives high-growth companies?

3 Software Tools That Can Speed Up Your Sales Cycle

Cincom Smart Selling

If you asked a any modern business how it would want to improve, there’s no doubt the sales cycle would come up. This cycle represents the critical stages of bringing on new customers, the art of moving a lead to a sale. According to Implisit , the average B2B sales cycle is 102 days, with 84 of those days allocated for the lead-to-opportunity process, and 18 days for the average opportunity to close. CRM Software. CPQ Software. ERP Software.

Is There a Sales Enablement Bubble and Will it Burst?

Smart Selling Tools

Just before the Thanksgiving holiday, Scott Santucci of Forrester Research, published an article entitled, “ Is the Sales Enablement Space a Growth Market or a Hype Bubble? ” Make no mistake, companies and industries always fuel growth with hype.

20 GREAT COMPANIES TO SELL FOR IN 2013

HeavyHitter Sales

I’ve had the privilege to work with and study hundreds of companies and their sales organizations. Based upon my experience, here’s my list of the best companies to sell for in 2013. It is the fastest growing storage company in history in terms of both revenue and new customers.

The 8 Buying Considerations CRM Vendors Don’t Want You to Know About

Smart Selling Tools

Like most ad-numbed and ‘spin’-undated consumers, when considering a CRM solution, sales software buyers focus on the usual eye popping standards like price and features, while leaving the most important element a distant third – the one that will keep the system in the ‘go-to’ category long after price and features have faded from memory – and that is use-ability. Remember, it is touted as a game-changing solution that can transform sales.

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PowerViews with Craig Rosenberg: Growth Hacks & Consumerized B2B Software

Pointclear

My guest today is Craig Rosenberg, Vice President, Sales and Marketing and Co-Founder at Focus. He is also author of a popular sales and marketing blog, Funnelholic , where he shares B2B content with an edge. He notes Zendesk got 6,000 customers without a sales guy.

Four Tips to Tune Your Sales Process in 2013

Velocify

The Ultimate Contact Strategy provides a ready-to-use road map to rev up your sales process in 2013. And if history repeats, Sales leaders are undoubtedly spending a significant amount of time strategizing on how they’ll hit a bigger number in 2013.

Sales Tips: Who Owns the Pipeline?

Customer Centric Selling

Sales Tips: Who Owns the Pipeline? Slightly more to the right would be Sales VP’s as they are more involved in the implementation. The primary titles are IT (they have to implement and support the new software) and salespeople who ironically serve as the data entry staff.

How to Turn CRM into a Strategic Advantage

Smart Selling Tools

Implementing CRM across any sales organization is a big deal. Were you expecting to have a great deal more insight into your sales pipeline? Were you hoping to instill more accountability across the sales organization? Why you need to be involved (and not leave it to Sales Ops).

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It’s Official: Selling Will Be Automated From This Day Forward

Smart Selling Tools

The perfect sales tool is finally here. It marks the first major shift in sales solutions since SFA (Sales Force Automation) was first introduced in the mid-80’s. It’s a revolutionary sales software solution – and I do mean revolutionary.

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Sales Tips: Which Language Are You Using?

Customer Centric Selling

Sales Tips: Which Language Are You Using - Your Key Player's or Yours ? By John Holland, Chief Content Officer, CustomerCentric Selling® - The Sales Training Company. Player: our software. Need some help to increase sales?

Want to sell more? Do This, Not That!

Smart Selling Tools

I love to figure out how seemingly unrelated concepts can apply to the field of sales. David and Matt have discovered that simplicity in sales matters, and as a result, they’ve hit the big time book lotto. Sales people get relevant content that resonates with prospects and customers.

Why Your Focus on Quota is Killing Revenue Growth

Smart Selling Tools

Quotas are derived from financial projections which are created and necessary for companies to operate. We rely on quotas as a method for measuring sales rep performance. These are sales productivity issues. That’s their total available sales capacity.

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Price Management Software Always Has the Right Answer

Cincom Smart Selling

Price Management software lets you confidently answer that most common question in a sales transaction: how much does it cost ? That is where Price Management software comes into play. The fact is, when we talk about managing a product price, we are typically not managing a single price but rather a family of prices whose use is driven by conditions present during the sale. Sales campaigns and periodic pricing adjustments are managed from a central admin function.

Sales Tips: Garbage In, Garbage Out

Customer Centric Selling

Sales Tips: Grading Opportunities - Garbage In, Garbage Out. The major reason Sales Force Automation (SFA) failed was that technology absent process merely speeds up the mess. While often glossed over, the fact is that salespeople were the data entry people for SFA software.

Our Head’s in the (Sales Development) Cloud with SalesLoft CEO Kyle Porter

DiscoverOrg Sales

Sales is a tough job, on that we can all agree. SalesLoft is one of those resources, and we are proud to be partnering with them as part of their new Sales Development Cloud. We think we’ve created that with Sales Development Cloud.