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.

Inside sales – 3 research findings for improving B2B performance

Sales Training Connection

Inside sales. Recently we published a blog on the emerging importance of inside sales in the B2B market. Key Takeaways. The study focused on the specific best practices for converting leads generated from the website. 2014 Sales Momentum ®.

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.

Study: Think duplicate leads are all bad? Think again.

Velocify

New Leads360 study identifies several characteristics of duplicate leads that show a higher likelihood of conversion than average. Among lead generators and sales teams alike, there’s often confusion or disagreement about duplicate leads and how to best handle them.

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A Career in Inside Sales – Survey Says Yes

Score More Sales

Just a few years back, we were unsure how many sellers there are out there, let alone inside sales professionals. Recently a paper came out called Inside Sales Market Size 2013 – published by the InsideSales.com Research Division with Ben Warner who ran and challenged the data.

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Winning contact strategies used by high-performing inside sales teams

Velocify

New Leads360 study analyzes the contact practices of more than 400 inside sales teams, identifying the methods and actions that drive best-in-class sales performance. But how quickly should sales follow-up?

The best sales reps win with stories. Here is what inspires them.

RingDNA

Storytelling works in sales because humans experience life as one big story. Scholars like Walter Fischer, a USC professor and researcher, have been have been studying how we interpret our experiences and how that affects […]. The post The best sales reps win with stories. appeared first on RingDNA Inside Sales Software & Enterprise Telephony for Salesforce.

12 inside sales skills you need to master to be a top-performing rep

Close.io

If you’ve got ambitions of becoming a top inside sales rep at your company, you’re going to have to build and sharpen these critical sales skills first. Want to master today's most important sales skills? GET FREE ACCESS TO THE SALES LIBRARY NOW. Closing the sale.

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 To Inspire & Motivate Your Inside Sales Team

ExecVision

There is no question-sales is not for the faint of heart. The idea of inside sales motivation is a bit of an oxymoron. In that same study, Kimberly Schaufenbuel and her team uncovered that you can retrain the brain to be motivated by rewards. As an inside sales leader, part of your job is creating an environment conducive to success for individual reps and teams alike. Think about the DNA of your top inside sales reps.

Infographic: How to use SMS to win love, leads, revenue

Velocify

As Valentine’s Day approaches, we thought we’d take a lighthearted twist on a recent text messaging study we conducted by comparing text messaging usage and etiquette in both business and love. Texting: A new frontier in sales.

12 inside sales skills you need to master to be a top-performing rep

Close.io

If you’ve got ambitions of becoming a top inside sales rep at your company, you’re going to have to build and sharpen these critical sales skills first. Want to master today's most important sales skills? GET FREE ACCESS TO THE SALES LIBRARY NOW. Closing the sale.

Cold calling tips and tricks for dealing with the toughest gatekeepers

RingDNA

A recent study revealed that 71% […]. The post Cold calling tips and tricks for dealing with the toughest gatekeepers appeared first on RingDNA Inside Sales Software & Enterprise Telephony for Salesforce. Inside Sales Sales Best Practices Sales Strategy B2B sales outbound sales sales calls sales voicemailsThere’s an ongoing debate about whether or not cold calling is dead.

Become the salesperson prospects want to talk to

RingDNA

In their 2018 buyer preferences study, CSO Insights found that salespeople ranked ninth out of the top ten ways buyers prefer to solve their business problems. The post Become the salesperson prospects want to talk to appeared first on RingDNA Inside Sales Software & Enterprise Telephony for Salesforce. Inside Sales Sales Best Practices Sales Strategy B2B sales sales strategy Sales Tips target buyers

Ultimate guide to sales emails: How to write sales emails that convert (templates, examples and case studies)

Close.io

B2B buyers receive hundreds of sales emails each and every day. They open only a small percentage of these sales emails, read even fewer, and it’s only a very small amount that they actually act on—whether by writing a reply or clicking on a link. Ah, the sales email subject line.

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.

Determining the right number of sales leads for reps and vice versa

Velocify

Leads360 shares its formula for optimizing the sales leads-to-rep ratio. So we put our resident sales scientists to the test, mining millions of sales calls to build out a formula for one of the most common questions we get asked from sales managers.

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The four pillars of sales tool evaluation

RingDNA

According to a study by CSO Insights, sales organizations are using an average of 10 sales tech tools, with a plan to add another four in the next 12 months. Affectionately named the “sales stack,” […]. The post The four pillars of sales tool evaluation appeared first on RingDNA Inside Sales Software & Enterprise Telephony for Salesforce.

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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.

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.

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.

Guaranteed Rate Rises to the Top with Velocify

Velocify

However, before working with Velocify, they lacked a unified system that could track and optimize performance and had no way to truly measure the success of their sales and marketing strategies. Like any growth-oriented business, Guaranteed Rate’s primary focus was to accelerate sales.

Non-business hour sales leads are more valuable

Velocify

Leads360 recently published a new study, the Ultimate Contact Strategy, highlighting the importance of sales lead follow-up including prompt response, appropriate persistence, and optimal timing between attempts for both phone and email communication.

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.

How High-Growth Companies Buy Leads

Velocify

A recent study shows that of the four primary lead sources – purchased, website/self-managed SEO, referral, and direct mail – purchased leads accounted for nearly one-third of the total volume of leads for high-growth companies. Leads are expensive!

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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). 1) Sales Gamification.

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? Events Inside Sales Lead Management Sales

OneLaw increases productivity and gains momentum using OnePageCRM

OnePageCRM

The management team at OneLaw (A Legal practice management software company) believed there was a better way of streamlining their daily operations and decided to do a complete company-wide systems overhaul. As OnePageCRM, came highly recommended by a friend they were confident it would be a good match for their sales process. This meant they needed to implement a more streamlined sales process so each team member was reminded when to follow up.

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Using Dispositions to Automate The Sales Process & Standardize Data

DialSource

There's an emerging term in modern sales rhetoric that you may have heard but can not yet define. Dispositions have been talked about as an automation and sales intelligence tool, a new way to leverage your CRM, a data consistency practice and more. To understand dispositions and how they relate to the sales process, it's helpful to first think about the meaning of the word itself. When applied to the sales follow-up process, it's exactly what you might imagine.

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Asset Vue Gets 80 Hot Leads and Counting with MarketJoy

MarketJoy

At MarketJoy, we adhere to the unique challenges that software companies face while matching target customers’ pain points with their highly technical key features and consistently deliver qualified leads and appointments that convert. Also, with a small internal sales team and very much targeted prospects in a tough industry, they wanted to grow their sales pipeline significantly in the coming years. The Sales and Marketing Blog from MarketJoy, Inc. case study

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

How Much is Your Address Book Worth?

B2B Lead Blog - Inside Sales

Software, which was amongst the first in CRM available. Inside SalesHow much is your address book worth? I know that seems like a silly question because very few people even have a little black book that contains all of their contacts’ phone numbers and addresses.

CRM Hijacks Customer Experience Strategy

Tony Hughes

In the last few days I have been facilitating focus groups for a research study in Australia being conducted by The Eventful Group who are running a big CRM conference in Melbourne in July 2015. I asked for a show of hands: “Who here regards their CRM software implementation a success?”

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12 Sales Metrics that Matter Most-Harvard Business Review

HeavyHitter Sales

Here’s one of my recent Harvard Business Review articles titled the THE 12 SALES METRICS THAT MATTER MOST.     Sales is both an art and a science. However, the number of salespeople who achieved one hundred percent of quota varied greatly by sales organization.

Forrester Predicts the Death of 1 Million Salesmen by 2020: Henry Schuck Disagrees

DiscoverOrg Sales

The author, Andy Hoar, outlines the following as major contributors to this demise: B2B buyer preferences have fundamentally shifted from speaking with a sales rep 1-on-1 to a self-education ecommerce type model for purchasing. By 2020, the B2B SALESMAN WILL BE DEAD.

3 Big Challenges for the CSO in 2013

Sales Benchmark Index

5 years ago, the two black boxes of reliable data were Sales and Marketing. Armed with Marketing Automation Software, CMOs are tracing new customers back to their campaigns. However, it leaves sales as the sole department with spotty metrics.

Personalize B2B Mobile Site to Grow Revenues

Score More Sales

Did you know you’re missing out on sales opportunities by having a poor mobile company website? 94% of digital marketing professionals surveyed agreed that personalization is “critical to current and future success” according to an eConsultancy study.

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22 Things We Learned About the Sales Industry in 2017

Hubspot Sales

Every year at InsideSales.com Labs, we dig through thousands of data points to identify how the world of sales has changed. Sales Org Structures Are Changing. Inside Sales Is an Unstoppable Trend. This is the Year of the Sales Development Rep. Sales Trends

SaaS Sales: The Ultimate Guide

Hubspot Sales

SaaS stands for software as a service. It is a type of software hosted, secured, and managed by a single provider. Software as a service, or SaaS, is software that’s accessed, managed, and used on the internet. This guide will teach you the basics of SaaS sales.

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The Next Big Prediction in B2B Sales

Sales Benchmark Index

Mike Drapeau is famous for looking into the dusty corners of sales productivity. Sales leaders hire Mike to fix revenue shortfalls before they happen. For example, Sales VPs at HP, Phillips 66, and Dow Jones have relied on Mike’s advice to make their quotas.

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