Sales rep for a day: Aligning sales, marketing, and support

Base CRM

Marketing and customer support are specific departments that benefit the most from understanding the sales process. Both act as the “face” of your company and are important touch points for the customer. Thus, vital customer communication falls through the cracks and creates a disconnect in the customer journey. To align marketing and support departments with sales, sales managers can construct an ongoing, interdepartmental job-shadowing program.

Sales Tech Game Changers: How to Drive Effective Relationship Management

Smart Selling Tools

To manage those insights, we’ve created a suite of powerful tools that arm sales reps and their managers with the ability to organize and develop their customer relationships. According to G2 Crowd, an independent analyst firm, 83% of our customers fully adopt and use our CRM.

7 Strategies to Motivate Your Contact Center Agents (Aside from Free Food)

ExecVision

You need some better incentives if you want to increase performance and customer satisfaction. Use these to help guide the construction of your employee engagement program. You want to set your agents up for success; otherwise, your incentives could hurt morale and affect the customer experience. don’t set up something that encourages workers to reach for the bonuses but sacrifice workflow or the customer experience in the process).

Your Sales Tech Is Destroying Your Relationships With Prospects. Here's What You Can Do About it.

Hubspot Sales

This was the era of small business owners who knew every single one of their customers and of door-to-door salesmen who were welcomed into homes to present products over a quick cup of coffee. Does it integrate with your email service provider? Does it make reporting easy?

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Customer expectations – how are they evolving, what is driving them, what should sellers do to keep up, and how to improve customer experiences

Artesian Solutions

Customer expectations – how are they evolving, what is driving them, what should sellers do to keep up, and how to improve customer experiences. But only 27% believe B2B sellers are doing a great job when it comes to offering a comparable B2B customer experience.

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SBWA — Selling By Walking Around

Partners in Excellence

The concept is that executives get a much better understanding of what’s happening in their organization through informal visits–random tours of factories, facilities, meetings with groups or people/customers. Today, as we struggle to find Insights and create value for our customers, I think SBWA, Selling By Walking Around, is critical. SBWA is an opportunity for sales people to create unique value for their customers.

Whale Hunting Part I - The Rate of Decay

Tony Hughes

The rate at which these unstable isotopes [deals] undergo decay varies greatly between the different isotopes [customers]. The process is random for each atom [customer]. Customers buy on emotion and close on pure logic. You can literally generate demand rather than servicing it.

9 Sales Trends to Watch for in 2018

Circleback

More acquisitions and partnerships, an increased role of AI and automation, a rising millennial workforce, and higher costs of customer acquisition are all making the B2B space highly unpredictable and competitive. A robust data strategy can help businesses make more accurate decisions, enhance efficiency, improve customer service and determine new opportunities. Technological is advancing, and the market is becoming even more customer-centric. 2017 is finally over.

The Growth Hacking Playbook: Your Ultimate List of Growth Hack Resources

Hubspot Sales

Neil Patel does a pretty good job explaining the concept and talking about its origin, saying that a growth marketer is someone who uses " analytics, inexpensive, creative and innovative ways to exponentially grow their company’s customer base. " Find your most talkative customers.

Is there real business value behind the hype of SOA?

The ROI Guy

Introduce Service Oriented Architecture, or SOA, with promises to change the way that IT and business work together, creating a services-centric application and IT infrastructure. At the core of SOA is an understanding by all stakeholders of specific business process steps in order that the services be aligned and applied to automate these steps, and providing an infrastructure that is virtualized – assembled flexibly to support changing business demands, growth and innovation.