How to transition from outside sales to inside sales

Nutshell

Inside sales refers to any form of selling that isn’t done face-to-face. Unlike outside sales (or field sales ) reps, inside sales reps connect with potential customers remotely through phone, email , and web conferencing. Among B2B companies, the use of inside sales reps has exploded in popularity. According to one Salesloft study, inside sales reps are hired more frequently than outside sales reps by a ratio of 10:1.

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).

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.

4 Ways to Achieve Better Personalization with Inside Sales: How a Data-Driven Approach Will Help Your Reps Work Smarter. @TechTarget

Smart Selling Tools

Inside sales reps who engage prospects with a personalized pitch see better open rates, have longer conversations, and book more meetings. As a sales technology and data provider, a key element of our process, similar to any provider in this space, is onboarding.

Adapting the Sales Team to a Changing Buyer Journey

Sales Benchmark Index

Our guest today is Mike Huseman, Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Business Development at EnterpriseDB. Mike is a proven revenue growth leader who has successfully navigated his sales organization to transition from field selling to a model that.

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Adapting the Sales Team to a Changing Buyer Journey

Sales Benchmark Index

Our guest today is Mike Huseman, Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Business Development at EnterpriseDB. Mike is a proven revenue growth leader who has successfully navigated his sales organization to transition from field selling to a model that.

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Signs it’s time to consolidate your sales stack

RingDNA

According to CSO Insights, organizations are using an average of 10 sales tools and plan to add another four within the next 12 months. The post Signs it’s time to consolidate your sales stack appeared first on RingDNA Inside Sales Software & Enterprise Telephony for Salesforce. Inside Sales Sales Best Practices Sales Enablement B2B sales sales enablement sales stack Sales Technology Stack

The tools you must have in your sales stack in 2019

RingDNA

In its sales operations optimization study, CSO Insights found that sales technology is a key differentiator of high performing sales organizations. In fact, Salesforce found that 88% of high performers use sales technology. The post The tools you must have in your sales stack in 2019 appeared first on RingDNA Inside Sales Software & Enterprise Telephony for Salesforce.

Study: Is Your Team Prepared for the Coming Wave of Sales Tech Innovation?

Velocify

A wave of new sales technologies is providing businesses unprecedented choice in building out their ideal sales stack. Outdated sales technology just won’t cut it. They’re knowledgeable about leading and leading-edge sales technologies.

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How High-Growth Companies Buy Leads

Velocify

If you’re interested in learning more about tracking sales performance, this post might help: How to Improve Sales Performance: KPIs for Better Decision-Making. The post How High-Growth Companies Buy Leads appeared first on Velocify: High Performance Sales.

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Velocify Named AA-ISP Sales Acceleration Service Provider of the Year

Velocify

But for inside sales organizations, the AA-ISP (American Association of Inside Sales Professionals) is the ultimate one-stop shop. It connects inside salespeople with industry-focused technology providers, service providers, and consultants.

The 2019 SalesTech Landscape: What’s Hot and What’s Not Today

Sales Hacker

This hardship, combined with the CRM transition to the cloud and the rise of digital selling, has created a mini gold rush for sales software fueled by abundant VC money. Last September, it introduced High Velocity Sales for inside sales. Sales have become a number’s game.

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Best Practices of Top-Performing Sales Teams

Velocify

Best-in-class sales organizations consistently exceed expectations and outperform the competition. While each organization has its own unique structure, goals, and KPIs, top-performing sales teams commonly employ a few key strategies in their quest for success.

First Direct Lending Achieves Rapid Growth with Velocify

Velocify

Despite operating in a highly competitive market with stiff competition, First Direct Lending has achieved impressive growth in a short amount of time, and continues to expand by leveraging Velocify to optimize their sales and marketing strategies.

Top Four Lead Management Features

Velocify

High-growth companies have one thing in common: they have successfully mastered the sales process. It sounds simple enough, but can be quite complex if you’re not leveraging technology that helps manage and automate workflow, maximize speed, and optimize performance.

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.

Building an Effective Lead Management Process for High-Growth Sales

Velocify

Demand generation marketers are focused on supporting sales teams, and a large part of their role is ensuring that carefully curated leads are moving through the funnel effectively. Last year, our sales and marketing teams aligned on a high-growth strategy for 2017.

Guaranteed Rate Rises to the Top with Velocify

Velocify

As an early adopter of digital mortgage, Guaranteed Rate has always been ahead of the curve in terms of using innovative technology to simplify the lending process. Like any growth-oriented business, Guaranteed Rate’s primary focus was to accelerate sales.

Best 150+ Sales Tools: The Complete List (2019 Update)

Sales Hacker

It takes a lot to succeed in sales. And then, there are sales tools…. The human element of sales will never go away – that’s a fact. But here’s another fact: sales is HARD! There’s Plenty Of Fish (I Mean Sales Tools) In The Sea. Account-based Sales and Marketing.

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How Sales Leaders Can Prepare for the Future of Work

Velocify

The world of work is changing, and sales leaders are turning to technology to accelerate deals and improve sales team productivity. So, how can sales leaders support their teams and prepare them for the demands of the future? — With technology of course!

Sales Automation: 210+ Tools to Turbocharge Your Sales Process

Sales Hacker

We’ve been compiling this sales automation tools list for a while, trying to figure out the best way to get the information out there. There are a number of existing resources available on sales automation, but they don’t offer use cases and examples of how to put the tools to action.

Mad Men Era: 3 Timeless Sales Techniques

Velocify

How the sales profession has evolved from the Mad Men era, the tools change but the basics endure. Wining and dining is much less frequent in today’s sales environment with more deals done remotely; however, sales reps have an advantage that didn’t exist 50 years ago — the worldwide web.

4 Steps to Shorten Your Sales Cycle and Bump Up Low-Touch Conversions by 70%

Sales Hacker

This will massively increase the effectiveness of individual sales reps and help you shorten your sales cycle. At Appcues —as in many SaaS companies—our sales team operates on an entirely inbound model. Low-ACV leads seldom justify a sales rep’s time.

Appointment Setting: To Build or to Outsource, That is the Question

OutboundView

The ability of sales reps to consistently fill sales pipeline by finding new qualified opportunities proves a lot of benefits for a growing business. Building an inside sales team internally OR. Building an Internal Inside Sales Team. Sales Technology.

Blast Off of the Sales Tech Stack: An Interview with Holger Schulze

DiscoverOrg Sales

Holger Schulze is an experienced B2B tech marketer and advisor for SaaS, marketing / sales automation and cybersecurity vendors. Recently, DiscoverOrg sat down with Schulze to uncover the momentum sales technology has gained over the past 12 months.

Human-First Sales: What Does it Mean For the SDR Role?

InsightSquared

In the 5+ years I’ve spent meeting modern sales leaders and working with SDRs within our network, I’ve learned from the front lines of 200+ SDR and sales teams about what’s really going on within the SDR function and how it could impact the role in the future.

Sales Hacker’s 35 Most Influential Women in Sales

Sales Hacker

Welcome to Sales Hacker’s first-ever Influential Women in Sales list! In this exclusive list, we wanted to honor not just female leaders that promote their own sales platform (no shame in that!) They say “You can’t be what you can’t see,” and the sales floor is no exception.

How to Measure Sales Fitness

Sales and Marketing Management

Despite the plethora of martech and sales enablement technologies now on the market, most sales teams are still performing at sub-optimal levels. With all these new tools making a salesperson’s job easier, there’s no excuse for your sales team not to excel. Sure new technologies in other industries can be a little daunting. Sales technologies, on the other hand, aid the process of generating revenue and should never cause fear, uncertainty or doubt. .

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5 Game-Changing Trends Shaping the Future of Sales [New Report]

Sales Hacker

Once again, Salesforce presents a strategic look into the rapidly shifting world of sales. The third edition of the widely anticipated State of Sales report surveyed more than 2,900 sales professionals and leaders from around the world. State of Sales (Third Edition).

Why the Future of Sales and Marketing Success Hinges on Innovation

Showpad

The world of sales and marketing technology is an exciting space to be in. The market has grown rapidly and over the past seven years we’ve helped our customers realize incredible benefits from aligning their sales and marketing efforts. Consolidation in sales technology.

4 Warning Signs of a Stagnating Sales Pipeline

Velocify

Are your sales efforts producing diminishing returns? No matter what industry you’re in, it’s inevitable that your market approach, processes and technologies will need to evolve over time in order to maximize revenue potential. CRM technology not used effectively.

16 Top Sales Conferences You Should Attend in 2017 & 2018

Hubspot Sales

So we’ve compiled a list (in chronological order) of the top sales conferences you should attend in 2017 and 2018. The Best Sales Conferences. Digital Sales Engine. Sales Acceleration Technology Summit. Sales 3.0 AA-ISP Digital Sales World 2018.

What is a sales dialer? How it works, and why you need one

Close.io

It’s a no-brainer: If your sales reps over-achieve their quotas, you’ll have more prospects. That’s why the best sales managers spend time and money motivating their teams and sending them to training seminars to perfect the craft of cold calling. But even with their sales reps calling prospects and leads every day, many businesses still don’t see the revenue growth they aim for. Only 60 percent of sales reps meet their quotas. And that’s where sales dialers come in.

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Sales productivity – it’s the time, stupid

Sales Training Connection

Increasing sales productivity. Senior sales leadership spends a great deal of time thinking about how to improve sales productivity. They invest in sales training . However, the striking difference is they have “30% more sales staff in support roles.”.

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How To REALLY Run An Effective Sales Discovery Call

Sales Hacker

In this article, I will breakdown how to run effective discovery calls within the sales process, in just 7 easy steps. But whilst discovery is deemed so crucial to sales success, its high importance is often correlated to its difficulty at being executed effectively. Sales Calls How T

Top 15 Sales Conferences to attend in 2018

OnePageCRM

It’s that time of the year where we set new goals, try new business tactics and most importantly fill in our calendars with the must-attend sales conferences of 2018. Many sales reps are guilty of spending too much time behind a computer screen. Conferences are a great opportunity for salespeople to connect with potential prospects, network with like-minded people and learn about new technologies all of which can help them grow their business. Sales 3.0 Sales 3.0

Sales Hacker’s Top Sales Trends & Predictions You MUST Be Aware Of In 2018

Sales Hacker

The race to the 2017 finish line is in full throttle – While last minute closed deals are still trickling in, B2B organizations are researching how to shape next year’s sales strategy to align with the top sales trends that are expected to emerge in 2018.

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The 33 Best Sales Training Video Channels on YouTube

Hubspot Sales

in 2013 on hiring sales training companies, one of the top five outsourced training expenditures, according to Training Industry. Clearly, if your team needs sales training, there's a lot of options out there. Best Sales Videos. Sales Videos by Well-Known Selling Experts.

Sneak Peek: See The 26 Sales Hacker Contributors That Will Be at Unleash ‘19

Sales Hacker

Outreach’s annual sales industry summit, Unleash, has a speaker lineup for 2019 that is absolutely packed with genius-level sales insights. It just so happens that many of the speakers (26 of them, actually) are also some of our favorite Sales Hacker contributors!