Using CRM Software to Build a Better Prospecting Strategy


A good prospecting strategy requires consistency, research, documentation, and persistence to build a continuous pipeline that provides the company with qualified leads and engaged customers. Does your ideal customer work at a large or small company, and what industry does she work in?

Sales Alignment with Company Strategy Part-2


This is part 2 of a 2 part interview with Frank on the crucial subject of aligning sales efforts with company strategy. How can sales metrics be better aligned to forward company strategy? Every company is different but every business has a funnel. Consider two SaaS companies.

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3 Reasons SMBs Are Moving Towards CRM Software


Customer relationship management CRM software is no longer just for large corporations with huge budgets and the IT infrastructure to support the system. Large companies with more money, more people, and better technology used to be the only players who could make use of a CRM platform.

Top Software Verticals to Promote in 2017

Software Business Blog

There are several reasons why the Software and Digital Goods category has long been among the top choices for affiliates when choosing what products to promote: An “evergreen” perception. Software products are updated frequently and new companies come out with winning products all the time.

How Your Company Can Benefit from Cloud CPQ Software

Sales and Marketing

Working with software that’s even a little bit obsolete is kind of like driving on an interstate highway with a Model T. Cloud-based CPQ software. But, the learning curve for those just entering takes a little bit longer – technology is new, processes are new – this affects the entire team and company. Many sales teams use Excel to create quotes, which can be fine in the early stages of a company, but presents problems for the growing company.

10 Review Directories for Listing Your Software & SaaS Products

Software Business Blog

Not only that, but buyers who consulted online reviews during the software selection process were ultimately more satisfied with their purchases. . Let’s take a look at some of the most popular business review directories for listing your SaaS/software products. Software Advice. Recognized as Utah’s Top Software Company

The Sales Insider, the leading cloud-based sales acceleration technology company, received Utah’s Best of State Award in the software category at an awards gala in Salt Lake City on Wednesday night.

Be One of the Five Emerging Software Vendors with Innovative Business Models to Receive the Awards

Software Business Blog

When I started speaking with Mark Littlewood, the lead organizer of the Business of Software Conference (BoS) about how Avangate could contribute to BoS and the good work they are doing to help software companies grow — two things became very clear. “Pay it forward.”

Is every company becoming a technology company?

Brian Vellmure

Why is a coffee company and a footwear company talking about revenue related to technology? From the Quartz article: What’s interesting: Starbucks is at its core, a coffee company. The company is evaluating these approaches, but Schultz said it could be a future source of profit.

5 Localization Tips for Software and SaaS Companies

Software Business Blog

Learn how to solve the global ecommerce puzzle one local piece at the time, by downloading and reading Avangate’s free “Global eCommerce Strategies in Key Local Markets for Software and SaaS Companies” whitepaper.

What Software Companies Can Learn from 7-Eleven: How to Make Self-Service Work for Software Customers

Software Business Blog

We’ve established that the software sales landscape is changing – creating a new world where vendors must tailor the software sales process to individuals. But every software buyer has slightly different needs. So how can companies cater to all types of tastes without breaking the bank to build a different experience for each customer? It’s a simple self-service model that software companies could stand to imitate.

Three Online Selling Capabilities Software Firms Need to Increase Customer Lifetime Value

Software Business Blog

Undoubtedly, customer lifetime value (CLV) is a core success metric for any SaaS company. Here are three capabilities that a SaaS or digital services company needs to have increase customer lifetime value.

How High-Growth Companies Buy Leads


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!

8 Tips to Consider When Creating Pricing Packages for Subscription-based Software

Software Business Blog

Subscription software revenue is expected to hit $130 billion by the end of this year. Determining the right price and model for your subscription or SaaS offering is one of the most difficult decisions a software business needs to make.

Cool Companies Interview Series – Zemana

Software Business Blog

After almost a decade, Zemana has evolved from a small team into an award-winning security software provider with a team that pulls hard and always stays together. In addition to teamwork, our company encourages an empowering environment where people can pursue their passions, create innovation and gain expertise. Regarding Cloud… well, for us, Cloud takes the security software business to another level. Here’s one more interview that we’re glad to add to this blog.

Software ROI (Return on Investment) for Startups


In this post, we will show you the four tips that help you to understand the Software ROI (Return of Investments) for your startup company. In today’s automated world, one of the important startup costs is that of software. CRM Sales Software

Cool Company Interview Series: SnapFashun

Software Business Blog

Software is omnipresent in today’s world and clearly the fashion industry couldn’t stay away from this transformation. Absolutely, software and technology are firmly entrenched in the fashion industry. Today software is downloaded directly off websites.

Why I Love the Business of Software Conference

Software Business Blog

This is what Bill Aulet , a professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management reminded us at the recent Business of Software Conference or BoS in Boston. Last year I came away feeling a bit intimidated by all these great people building great software businesses.

Is a Cloud CRM Solution Right for Your Company?


The post Is a Cloud CRM Solution Right for Your Company? CRM Sales Software Salespreneurs With regard to a CRM solution, it is a question on the minds of many businesses these days: should we move to cloud CRM, or “stay on the ground?” What would be the benefits? What are the risks?

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.

New Company Launches – Sales People Need Not Apply

Fill the Funnel

” 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. Educate yourself on the newest tools and technology being deployed in your industry and in your own company.

7 Best Practices for Localized Pricing for Software Applications

Software Business Blog

Want more tips and best practices on selling software online worldwide? Check out our whitepaper on Global Commerce in Local Markets for Software and SaaS Companies. The post 7 Best Practices for Localized Pricing for Software Applications appeared first on Rethink Commerce Blog.

Sales Force vs. CRM Software Solution


Who is a CRM software solution for, really? A company adopts and implements a CRM software [.] The post Sales Force vs. CRM Software Solution appeared first on Pipeliner CRM Blog. Who is it that actually creates customer relationships in the first place?

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3 Innovative Software and Online Services Companies Embracing the New Services Economy

Software Business Blog

Starting a company is hard. But having been a founding member of companies in the past – I can tell you that the good times outweigh the bad times by a zillion to one. At times it’s both the best job and the worst job in the world.

Confidence Comes With Quotation Management Software

Cincom Smart Selling

Quotation management software does more than organize outstanding quotes. Worse yet, maybe another rep who quoted some deal in a confusing way left the company, and now you inherit the mess. Quotation Management Software Has Your Back. An effective quotation management software system will serve as the elephant memory to clarify and testify to exactly what was quoted, by whom and for how much. Configuration software or CPQ is a natural venue for QMS.

Enterprise Software Chronicles: A synthesis of the rapidly evolving customer technology landscape

Brian Vellmure

With ExactTarget , Salesforce picks up a company with a large install base with at least twice the revenue of Marketo and for likely less than twice the multiple of trailing twelve months revenue. Lithium is one such company.

Cool Companies Interview Series – About Big Content with Treparel  

Software Business Blog

As is the case with many other software verticals, Big Content buyers want to try before they buy and want to pay with subscriptions to avoid high upfront costs. JK : The buyers of our software are private and public organizations that, most often, provide Analytical use cases.

First Direct Lending Achieves Rapid Growth with 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.

CPQ Software – Who Needs It?

Cincom Smart Selling

Lots of hype, lots of trade-journal coverage, but, I wonder if companies are really taking advantage, and are they finding a demonstrable advantage using CPQ software? Lead Conversion Rates for CPQ Software. Aberdeen’s research reveals that lead conversion rates for users of CPQ software run about 8.2 times higher than those companies not using a Configure-Price-Quote tool. CPQ Software and Customer Renewals. The post CPQ Software – Who Needs It?

Day With 60 Software CEOs … It’s Still All About Growth

Software Business Blog

I recently had the pleasure of spending a day with 60 Software and Online Services CEOs as part of SIIA’s Deciphering the CEO event. Organizational Alignment is Key to Keeping Innovation Alive – CEOs agreed that keeping the entrepreneurial spirit alive was critical as companies grew.

Cool Companies Interview Series: 123ContactForm

Software Business Blog

I recently had the pleasure of chatting with Florin Cornianu, CEO and Co-Founder of 123ContactFrom , a SaaS company that has grown steadily over the last few years. Give us a quick overview of the company, how did you get started and touch on this vision?

Software and SaaS Sales in 2013: Our Expectations and Predictions

Software Business Blog

Software buyer behavior has shifted over the last few years, and this change has been driven by the rapid adoption of cloud-based services and solutions. Marketing will play a greater role in software sales in 2013.

What will CRM look like over the next 5 years? Software Advice Interview Highlights

Brian Vellmure

Companies like Lithium , BazaarVoice , Get Satisfaction , and Jive are a few enabling such brand-owned communities. Most companies that I’ve seen make progress in this regard have a central hub that gathers all data into a unified profile and enables multi-channel communication from there. But companies like Cisco and Avaya and other telecommunications are far ahead on some of those enterprise class technologies.

Upcoming Ecommerce Trends: What SaaS Companies Need to Know

Software Business Blog

How will this already massive market continue growing so much, and what are some of the issues that companies will face as SaaS surpasses the $100 billion mark? This will create new opportunities for companies to monetize these products through an eCommerce platform.

BambooHR Makes the Switch to Velocify Pulse


As a result of working smarter, BambooHR was able to significantly improve production and double the size of its SDR team to support the company’s continued growth.

Innovative Software Companies — Win a Scholarship to attend the Business of Software Conference

Software Business Blog

It’s this dynamic which makes BoS truly unique and a must attend for anyone who is looking to build a successful software company. I don’t know about you, but for me the past year has flown by.

Inbound Marketing Software


Many agencies, firms and CRM solution providers already understand the importance of partnering with a MA Company. The question now shifts from, if you should partner with a company, to who you should partner with. [one_half valign="middle"] Partner Portal.

Back to the Future: Is Electronic Software Delivery Making A Big Return?

Software Business Blog

For the past couple of years, software as a service has been all the rage, with most companies adopting at least some form of online delivery for their products. For this and other reasons, electronic software delivery (ESD) is making a comeback.

4 Crucial Factors for CRM for Startup Company


Are you looking for a CRM solution for your Startup company? Do you know why is your choise of a CRM Software so vital? In this blog post we will explain you the four crucial considerations for CRM System for your Startup Company. The post 4 Crucial Factors for CRM for Startup Company appeared first on Pipeliner CRM Blog. As startups get off the ground, they have numerous choices to make [.]

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. All of this reviewing was done by faxing copies of the order documents around the company for approvals, modifications or denials, which were faxed, phoned or mailed back to the sales office. What’s a Company to Do? Trust Your Configure Price Quote Software.