Configure Price Quote Software – Ask, Listen, Sell

Cincom Smart Selling

Configure Price Quote software helps keep the sales conversation alive and focused on the needs of the customer. Much has been written about the value of listening in the process of marketing or selling, and Configure Price Quote software assists in the conversation.

2-5x Your Revenue With These 9 Sales & Marketing Alignment Steps


“Aligning sales and marketing is an absolute must because they should work hand in hand,” says Nate Masterson of Maple Holistics. “If Sales and marketing alignment is about leveraging those insights to drive business results. leads, marketing qualified leads, opportunities, etc.).

Moving From Mid-Market to Enterprise {Part 1} – Product and Market Readiness

Sales Hacker

If you have a product that is absolutely crushing it in SMB/mid-market, you may be tempted to dive straight into the Enterprise market. We have worked inside organizations that have successfully transitioned from selling into mid-market to selling into Enterprises.

The Pipeline ? How Marketing Can Help Sales After the Handoff

The Pipeline

How Marketing Can Help Sales After the Handoff. Stored in Attitude , Communication , Guest Post , Lead Management , Marketing , Reputation 2.0 , execution. Marketing automation software generates the data marketers need to provide new levels of support to sales.

The Pipeline ? Sales And Marketing Alignment In Terms Of Lead.

The Pipeline

Sales And Marketing Alignment In Terms Of Lead Generation In A 2.0 Stored in BANTER , Business Acumen , Guest Post , Marketing , Proactive , Productivity , Sales 2.0 , execution. Sales and marketing are merging for small businesses and require strong collaboration for larger companies.

Why Your Professional Expiration Date is Out of Sync and What to Do

Babette Ten Haken

The average tenure of a CMO (Chief Marketing Officer) is anywhere from 18 months to a little over 4 years compared to the rest of the C-Suite, averaging around 5 years. A software engineer has a fleeting professional expiration date, lasting 2 years, if that long.

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Do We have a Couch Potato Storytelling Culture?

Babette Ten Haken

When our organization’s storytelling culture (if indeed we have one) is the responsibility of, say, the marketing or public relations department, we can miss the best stories of all. Hire me to speak or conduct a workshop at your next corporate or association event.

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Why We are More than our Job Title or at least We should be

Babette Ten Haken

Software engineers? My Defining Voice keynote expands into workshops and coaching programs focused on professional innovation. Engage me to speak or conduct an interactive workshop at your next corporate or association event.

The Lasting Impact of Smart Service Delivery Experience

Babette Ten Haken

Clearly, a well-trained customer success and service wizard and well-integrated software interface are waving their magic wands in the background. service delivery experience involves a lot of moving parts, processes, software interfaces, equipment and, most of all, people.

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The Pipeline ? Take Control!

The Pipeline

I had a call from Bob, a director of sales with software company. Marketing. When Sales Met Marketing. Workshops. Community Marketing Blog. Sales and Marketing Loudmouth. Home About The Pipeline. Contest. Free Resources. Search. 0 Subscribers.

Sales Tips: Measuring and Tracking Success

Customer Centric Selling

Software firms struggle the most in all three KPI categories. Primary Intelligence offers the following strategies for leveraging Key Performance Indicators when selling into competitive B2B markets: Ensure you’re collecting ongoing feedback about your firm’s product or service quality.

Customer Success Storytelling leverages Customer Experiences

Babette Ten Haken

Considering how connected everything and everyone is to each other and software and machine interfaces, that’s a lot of stickiness to stick close to. Truth be told, customer success storytelling is more than a content marketing and demand generation exercise.

Sales Hacker’s 35 Most Influential Women in Sales

Sales Hacker

Andrea Austin – VP at Nokia Software | Published Author. She is the co-author of a business book, called Aligned to Achieve , about sales and marketing alignment. She is a thought-leader and expert in growing sales, inside sales and marketing organizations.

[TEMPLATE] How to Start a Conversation Using the “Foot-in-the-Door” Email

DiscoverOrg Sales

Marketing VPs. A few examples of CTA’s you can use: If you sell b2b software…. “Hi Hi {{FirstName}}, I noticed that you’re using {{competing software tool}}. Books, courses, seminars, workshop, etc.?). Email Marketing Outbound Selling Sales Strategies B2B Sales B2B Sales Insights cold email Decision Makers Outbound Sales Prospecting Sales Effectiveness sales strategies Sales Success Sales Tips

CRM Hijacks Customer Experience Strategy

Tony Hughes

So far we’ve done half-day workshops in three cities with approximately 80 people ranging from senior business leaders to IT system managers. But CRM software quickly emerged as a burning issue and I made the comment that some research states 70% of CRM software implementations fail.

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A Hopscotch Client Retention Strategy will not boost Client Success

Babette Ten Haken

When you implement out-of-the-box software solutions to serve specific needs, are you limiting your focus? Hire me to speak or conduct a workshop at your next corporate or association event. If you practice a hopscotch client retention strategy, do not get your hopes up.

Why Technical Decision Makers remain Skeptical of You

Babette Ten Haken

First, they do not assume anything, including the validity of marketing and sales materials. Technical decision makers are just as skeptical with each other as they are with the sales, marketing and non-technical types reading this article. Let’s chat, shall we?

New Ideas Don’t Have To Be “New”

Partners in Excellence

We do it through some sort of groupthink process, perhaps getting our best sales people together, or getting marketing/product management together to come up with new ideas. If we’re doing our jobs right, if we are researching our customers and their markets, of we are looking at competition, it becomes very difficult for us to see something new. Or maybe it’s looking in completely different disciplines or markets.

A Potent Human Capital Strategy needs a Potent Client Retention Strategy

Babette Ten Haken

Otherwise, no matter how well marketing and sales efforts attempt to convince clients otherwise, your organization “looks” like everyone else’s. A potent client retention strategy is driven by an equally potent human capital strategy.

How to Create a Sales Plan: The Ultimate Guide

Hubspot Sales

Market conditions. For example, HubSpot salespeople might primarily sell marketing software to CMOs and sales software to sales directors. Now that the product is far more robust and you’ve raised the price, mid-market companies are likely a better fit.

30 of the Best SaaS Partner Programs (and Why They Are So Good)


With so many new SaaS providers hitting the market every month, running some form of partner program feels like table stakes. After all, partnering up with other companies that share customer bases can be a huge asset in amplifying your sales and marketing.

Why Getting Testimonials May Be Difficult

Leading Results Rambings

I do a lot of work with a mid-sized software company, and their marketing director is always commenting about how hard it is to get the sales team to give her good customers to talk to for reference stories and quotes.

Sales Tech Game Changers: @Highspot – How to Equip Sellers to Be Effective in Every Buyer Conversation

Smart Selling Tools

This week I interview Jake Braly , VP of Marketing of Highspot. Jake: Highspot’s sales enablement platform gives sales and marketing teams the ability to equip sellers to be effective in every buyer conversation.

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3 Industry40 Soft Skills catalyze Personal Development and Leadership

Babette Ten Haken

or #Industry40) business environment includes processes, software interfaces, equipment and machinery and people. In my work with clients who are wrestling with digital transformation for business growth, the machinery and software collaborate far better than their human co-workers.

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Five Sales Certifications to Help Advance Your Career


It is a two-day workshop for sellers and managers. 5) Software Certifications. No matter your field, software knowledge will be greatly valuable in helping you get ahead. Similar to Salesforce, Hubspot is one of the most widely-used sales and marketing platforms on the web. Where a career in sales is concerned, on-the-job experience is only part of the equation.

Top 20 Sales Tech Vendors to Follow (and Party with) at Dreamforce #DF18

Smart Selling Tools

MediaFly @mediafly MediaFly gives your sales and marketing teams a simple way to create, deliver, and analyze engaging sales presentations all from one technology solution. Quickly deploy strategic sales and pricing plays based on changing market, cost and competitive dynamics.

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Sales Tech Game Changers: How to Exceed Revenue and Profit Projections

Smart Selling Tools

Director of Product & Corporate Marketing for Zilliant. Our AI software delivers real-time sales and pricing guidance for all sales channels – direct, inside, eCommerce and more. The team uses proven methods that deliver fast time-to-market results while also mitigating risks.

Sales Habits, Sales Managers and Changing Habits

Anthony Cole Training

Ike is a media relations specialist at SoftwareAdvice a company that helps businesses find sales software. I asked Ike to tell me more about Software Advice. Don’t let them get hung up on the marketing glitz of the CRM with the biggest marketing budget.

Top Sales Conferences and Events You Can’t Miss in 2019

Sales Hacker

2018’s session did a deep dive into account-based marketing. The sessions, workshops and everything about the event is designed to put you on the top of the revenue game. They have some of the best workshops and training sessions.

Sales Tip: The Evolving Role of Sales Requires Business Experts

Customer Centric Selling

I found the results of a recent Software Advice™ study encouraging (Software Advice™ is a sales software reviews firm ). Marketing (23%). Save your seat now for the FIRST public workshop of 2015 in Boston, Feb 3-6! Sales Tips: Want a Future in Sales?

The “Remora Fish” Of Sales 2.0 Tools

Partners in Excellence

Half of Moscone Center, and many of the workshops will be turned over to the “Remora’s.” Various surveys talk about the average “spend” per sales person on the software/SaaS licensing for these tools. ” To some degree that is fair, but to a large degree, it isn’t–they can’t possibly respond to the diversity of needs or the speed at which alternatives can be brought to market.

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Why Customer Micro Experience Specialists impact Customer Retention

Babette Ten Haken

This phrase often refers to business-to-consumer (B2C) marketing activities, including retail spaces created for specific customer niches. Yes, you are in the midst of decision-making overwhelm, with digital transformation, retrofitting old equipment and choosing software interfaces.

How to Increase Sales Myth Work Smarter Not Harder

Increase Sales

Attend many of the sales training coaching seminars to workshops or even some some of the sales management software tools (customer relationship management CRM) and eventually you will hear all about you, as the individual contributor, need to “work smarter not harder” if you want to increase sales. There are a lot of how to increase sales myths with “work smarter not harder” as probably one of the most common.

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Sales Tips: Dangers of Selling Technology to IT

Customer Centric Selling

Sharing best practices in software development. Increased market share by responding more quickly to market needs. Increased revenue by bringing new offerings to market quickly. Sign-up NOW for the next open workshop coming May 5-8 in Boston.

Sales Tips: Making Sense Of Vague Advice

Customer Centric Selling

After graduating from college, IBM spent a year teaching me about computers for the SMB market, business fundamentals and selling skills. IBM taught me about hardware and software and I mistakenly thought my job was to educate buyers. Sales Tips: Making Sense of Vague Advice.

B2B Sales Outsourcing Is Dicey. Here’s How to Do It Right

Sales Hacker

I run a European-based sales agency for software and technology companies. Entering new markets (geographically or target-segment). lead generation) are obvious, but some are not: 1) Finding a product/market fit. Would the product fit the selected market?

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Artesian Solutions – 2018 A Year in Review

Artesian Solutions

During 2018, the team delivered in excess of 350 training courses, workshops and webinar sessions to over 3,000 Artesian users, and delivered 1,200 pieces of online content via the Artesian Academy. 2018 was a huge year for Artesian Solutions.

Discovery, Demo, or Disconnect?

DiscoverOrg Sales

The hypothesis above is based on the research and conclusions of four leading sales trainers who shared their findings at the 2015 PipelineDeals Accelerate Sales Conference and Sales Hacker Workshop with Microsoft in Seattle, WA. Sales people have been giving tech demos for a long time.

When Customer Retention becomes a Sales Spectator Sport

Babette Ten Haken

It doesn’t matter whether you sell coffee, the latest App, manufacturing outcome, medical device or software system. Because, otherwise, every employee (not just the marketing or marketing research folks) has no idea why customers continue to do business with your organization.

16 Top Sales Conferences You Should Attend in 2017 & 2018

Hubspot Sales

CEB Sales and Marketing Summit. Sales, sales operations, sales enablement, and marketing executives will learn to improve sales team results. SaaStr is a conference for -- you guessed it -- people working at SaaS (Software as a Service) companies. marketers and salespeople.