How Oracle Thrived in the 2008 Recession, Even with Missed Revenue Opportunities

Sales Benchmark Index

The year is 2007. The real estate market is flush. Stocks are booming. Getting a loan has never been easier. Companies are investing in themselves, growing their businesses, and increasing shareholder value. Now fast forward to 2008. The real estate bubble.

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Key Sales Lessons from Oracle’s 4th Quarter Miss

Sales Benchmark Index

Oracle just missed its 4 th quarter number for the first time in a decade. In contrast, forward-looking, courageous companies, like Oracle, hire into the soft economy. Why is it taking Oracle too long to ramp the new reps? Oracle’s onboarding program is based on the waterfall method. Let’s not beat up Oracle. Ironically, Oracle’s development team is considered best-in-class using the Agile Development Method to build products.

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Enterprise sales lessons: How I almost closed Google, Intuit & Oracle

Close.io

We hustled hard, we pitched perfectly, the product concept was great, and high-level leadership loved it, not just at Google, but also at Intuit and Oracle. Oracle broke our heart. But the most painful experience was Oracle. After nine months of all the schmoozing and hustling and planning, putting all this work in, and just a few weeks before signing the deal, the senior vice president left Oracle to become CEO at a different company.

How Salesforce Invested in Customer Success to Soar to $1B in the Last Recession

Sales Benchmark Index

Remember when a cloud was only a fluffy thing in the sky? It was only 20 years ago that Salesforce introduced the revolutionary idea to help companies use cloud-based applications for customer relations management. The applications would be run over.

Found - The Best Sales Learning Methodologies

Speaker: Joe DiDonato, Chief of Staff, Baker Communcations, Inc

Here’s your chance to learn from the guy who built Oracle’s Education, helped launch over 20 successful technology based learning companies in the venture capitalist space, and who last year was award the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award for advances in the world of learning. Finding the right learning approach for each topic you have to deliver to your learners can seem like a “problem of endless choices.”

Oracle Taught Me Customer Service Can Help Align Sales and Marketing

Jeff Davis

It was such a pleasure being invited to attend Oracle's Modern CX conference this past week as a marketing influencer. Thank you Oracle for such an outstanding conference and opportunity to connect with passionate CX professionals.

How Key Account Management Protected Dell in the Last Recession

Sales Benchmark Index

Benjamin Franklin once said, “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” ” In a survey of 226 economists published by the National Association for Business Economics in August 2019, 72% of the respondents said they believe the U.S.

Tom Pisello: The ROI Guy: TCA Champ - Oracle or Microsoft SQL Server?

The ROI Guy

Wednesday, November 08, 2006 TCA Champ - Oracle or Microsoft SQL Server? Two of the leading choices are Microsoft SQL 2005 and Oracle Database 10g. As expected, the Oracle databases supported more users per database (2 to 1) and larger volume size (3.6 per user for Oracle.

3 Reasons Your Sales Organization is Broken

A Sales Guy

Justin Shriber, Regional Vice President, CRM On Demand, at Oracle just delivered the best presentation at Sales 2.0 Events Coaching Justin Shriber Oracle Sales 2.0 Conference so far. Justin kicked off his presentation with a joke about a ship captain who wore a red shirt so his crew wouldn’t see him bleed when they were fighting pirates, who also had brown pants for when the odds were stacked against them. Justin led the presentation with some interesting stats.

GlaxoSmithKline, Oracle, Merck, AstraZeneca, Novartis, Henkel, B. Braun and Dozens of Other Global Organizations Agree – Coaching Salespeople into Sales Champions Provides The Transformational Framework Leaders Need To Become Powerful Coaches

Keith Rosen

Gaurav Hazra – Head of Sales, Oracle (India). Mike Cornock – Sales Manager, Oracle Corporation (Australia). In my prior post which you can find here, I shared with you the review of my management coach training program that I delivered in Asia. Here, you’ll find the detailed opinions and testimonials of many of the delegates who participated in these two events hosted in Malaysia and Singapore. Click on the picture above to view the larger picture of this group.

From a Business Case to a Case for Change

The ROI Guy

According to Cheik Daddah, Vice President North America Value Consulting for Oracle, it’s because the Traditional Business Case is too outside in (vendor-centric) , focused too much on the solution and what it can do. Alinean business case Case for Change Financial Justification Frugalnomics Oracle Pisello ROI Storytelling Value Selling Value Selling and Realization Summit VSR Summit

Finding the Right Sales Performance Management Vendor

OpenSymmetry

For the past decade, OpenSymmetry has published the Sales Performance Management (SPM) vendor guide to help organizations understand what options they have as it relates to implementing solutions to help improve the performance of their sales organization. We are excited to announce the release of our newest edition of the SPM Vendor Guide on the resource center of our company website.

GlaxoSmithKline, Oracle, Merck, AstraZeneca, Novartis, Henkel, B. Braun and Dozens of Other Global Organizations Agree – Coaching Salespeople into Sales Champions Provides The Transformational Framework Leaders Need To Become Powerful Coaches

Keith Rosen

Gaurav Hazra – Head of Sales, Oracle (India). Mike Cornock – Sales Manager, Oracle Corporation (Australia). In my prior post which you can find here, I shared with you the review of my management coach training program that I delivered in Asia. Here, you’ll find the detailed opinions and testimonials of many of the delegates who participated in these two events hosted in Malaysia and Singapore. Click on the picture above to view the larger picture of this group.

GlaxoSmithKline, Oracle, Merck, AstraZeneca, Novartis, Henkel, B. Braun and Dozens of Other Global Organizations Agree – Coaching Salespeople into Sales Champions Provides The Transformational Framework Leaders Need To Become Powerful Coaches

Keith Rosen

Gaurav Hazra – Head of Sales, Oracle (India). Mike Cornock – Sales Manager, Oracle Corporation (Australia). In my prior post which you can find here, I shared with you the review of my management coach training program that I delivered in Asia. Here, you’ll find the detailed opinions and testimonials of many of the delegates who participated in these two events hosted in Malaysia and Singapore. Click on the picture above to view the larger picture of this group.

GlaxoSmithKline, Oracle, Merck, AstraZeneca, Novartis, Henkel, B. Braun and Dozens of Other Global Organizations Agree – Coaching Salespeople into Sales Champions Provides The Transformational Framework Leaders Need To Become Powerful Coaches

Keith Rosen

Gaurav Hazra – Head of Sales, Oracle (India). Mike Cornock – Sales Manager, Oracle Corporation (Australia). In my prior post which you can find here, I shared with you the review of my management coach training program that I delivered in Asia. Here, you’ll find the detailed opinions and testimonials of many of the delegates who participated in these two events hosted in Malaysia and Singapore. Click on the picture above to view the larger picture of this group.

Ramping Sales Productivity In A Virtual World

SalesHood

I’m what they call seasoned), I’ve been very lucky to lead or work with many fantastic sales productivity leaders & teams; Oracle, Marketo and [ ] The post Ramping Sales Productivity In A Virtual World appeared first on SalesHood.

The True Value of Exceptional Customer Service & “Moments of Truth”

Jonathan Farrington

A word of thanks to Karen Clarke (VP Applications, Oracle UK and Ireland) and her superb team for hosting a very enjoyable event last night, it was a pleasure to speak to such an enthusiastic audience. General Customer Care Customer Relations Customer Service Karen Clarke Moments of Truth Oracle Top Sales Blog Post Top Sales Blog Post of the Week Before I get into today’s topic, thank you all for my exceptionally bulging mailbox today.

How to Brand Yourself As the Smartest Person in the Room

LeadIQ

Let’s peek at the company Oracle. Oracle’s company name literally is a synonym with the word “sage.”. Oracle is all about sharing things that enlighten their customers. A post from Abhiram Annangi fits with Oracle’s brand of teaching people. By: Ryan O’Hara.

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Is This an Example of Succeeding or Failing at Inside Sales?

Understanding the Sales Force

The salesperson was from Oracle and wanted to know if I was aware of and had seen their CRM software demonstrated. He said he was making a notation in the file (in Oracle''s CRM application?) Of course, if he was not an inside salesperson, he could have asked any of the following questions: Do you recommend Oracle? How many of your clients use Oracle? Can we get you to recommend Oracle more often? How do you think Oracle handles that feature?

Weekly Roundup: Disqualifying Prospects, High Performing Sales Teams + More

The Center for Sales Strategy

50+ sales leaders at companies like Dell, Workday, Oracle, and Cornerstone were interviewed, and based on what was learned, it’s clear the best sales teams practice proactive disqualification (DQ). >>> - MOTIVATION -. THE MOST UNPROFITABLE ITEM EVER MANUFACTURED IS AN EXCUSE". JOHN MASON. AROUND THE WEB -. > > Disqualifying Prospects: 50+ Sales Leaders Share Their Best Methods — Sales Hacker.

Marketo’s Chief Growth Officer Tells Us What She’s Learned In Over 50 Quarters in Software Sales

Drift

Jill Rowley has an impressive track record: 20 years in Silicon Valley and 52 quarters in software sales at companies like Oracle, Salesforce, and Eloqua. Over the last ten years she’s served as an advisor to over a dozen or so of tech’s most noteworthy companies, and been a keen observer of trends in both sales and marketing. Today, she serves as Chief Growth Officer at Marketo, the marketing. Source. Uncategorized Marketing Sales

5 Tips for Global Sales Leaders Driving Change Management

SalesforLife

We took our experiences from deploying similar engagements at Oracle, CA Technologies, SAS Institute, and Thomson Reuters, and found ways to polish the experience. I just finished a five-continent project engagement with Microsoft at each of its Digital Sales Centers around the world.

Dreamforce Scoop #3: Seriously?!

Smart Selling Tools

Seriously Oracle? This half-hearted attempt by Oracle is just a little – well – sad. Dreamforce is off to a roaring start. The streets filled with hussle and bussle. Everyone seems energized. Then there’s this… . It just seems so desparate. I remember the year Sugar CRM squatted on the sidewalks at Dreamforce. But they actually had a well thought-out marketing message. Events

New EVOLVERS Podcast: Amazing Sales Enablement Successes: Four Examples - with Matt Suggs

The ROI Guy

When you're a sales leader for some of the best, like Oracle, Ariba, and GE, you learn a thing or two about engaging prospects and enabling sales teams.

PowerViews with Jill Rowley: Social Employees Should Connect and Amplify

Pointclear

Rowley, who oversees social selling enablement for 23,000 sales professionals at Oracle, earned her marketing handle during her previous decade at Eloqua. At Oracle she heads up social selling evangelism and enablement. You can connect with Jill and learn more about Oracle via the following resources: Twitter: @jill_rowley. A lot of people don’t know how to use LinkedIn.

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Social Selling Success Stories

Score More Sales

Jill, who was most recently with Oracle represented how to gain visibility for a company – first for Eloqua and then Oracle. She helped spearhead social selling at Oracle. Many who work for companies – especially mid-sized ones selling to other businesses – get stuck in doing the same old things year after year to build sales. What if you could break out from being unstuck, and catapult your company and maybe even yourself to higher visibility and more revenues?

Podcast 110: The Changing Role of SDRs in Sales With Amir Reiter

John Barrows

Amir Reiter: I think a lot of people want to work for the bigger companies like Salesforce, Oracle and so on. But the AE at Oracle that’s making 300k, they’re really just closing the deals off from the hard work of an SDR. Don’t get me wrong, to be an AE for a big company like Oracle, you have to be a very smart professional guy. In this week’s episode we have Amir Reiter on the podcast, the CEO of outsourced sales company CloudTask.

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100 Most Prospected-to Companies of 2018

DiscoverOrg Sales

Oracle. SAMPLE SCOOP : Oracle employees have conducted significant online research into marketing return on investment (ROI) during the week of 03/09/2018, indicating an increased focus in this area. This Scoop focuses on online search behaviour, suggesting that Oracle is still in relatively early stages of gathering information. Additionally, Oracle acquired Grapeshot, Vocato, goBalto, and DataFox in 2018 – all good selling opportunities. Oracle.

We Are Hiring: Inside Sales, B2B.

MEDDIC

We have trained prestigious tech sales forces: Google Cloud, Oracle, Salesforce, Microsoft, AWS, as well as fast growing startups. Inside Sales, B2B, any US city. There is nothing more fulfilling than succeeding the Sales Job at a Sales School! In just 2 years of existence, MEDDIC Academy has trained thousands of Sales Executives, and is expanding now with a 3 digits growth rate. We sell SALES TRAINING; online courses and in-person sessions.

Are you Open Ended Questions Leading to Closed Ended Results? – Sales eXecution 316

The Pipeline

What they are looking for is a trusted advisor, again, that is not an oracle all knowing all saying, but someone with the skills and expertise to help them figure out how to bridge the gap between where they are now, and where they want their business to be. By Tibor Shanto – tibor.shanto@sellbetter.ca . Often the best sales books are not about sales or by sales experts.

Trust & Brand: How Chris Morgan Helped Build MOAT from $0 to $100M in ARR with less than $20M & 4 years

Crunchbase

Interview with Chris Morgan, CRO at MOAT (acquired by Oracle) hosted by Rajeev Batra, Enterprise Investor at Mayfield. Chris Morgan is the CRO of Moat , which was acquired by Oracle in 2017. As part of the Oracle Data Cloud’s Audience, Context and Measurement solution, Moat powers trusted measurement, analytics, and intelligence for the world’s largest brands and publishers.

PODCAST 49: KPIs to build World-class Customer SuccessOrganisation w/ Roger Scott

Sales Hacker

Roger is a world class technology executive who has spent the last 25 years in customer facing roles, first at Oracle and now at New Relic. Steps for managing your career within the context of global enterprise orgs like Oracle. I spent a total of 17 years with Oracle. At Oracle, people who took initiative, pushed change, and had ideas were celebrated. Steps for managing your career within the context of global enterprise orgs like Oracle.

Resource for Top B2B Sales Blogs

Score More Sales

At a recent conference, I liked Oracle Social Selling expert Jill Rowley’s comment: “There is no box” It makes me realize that creativity is one of the best traits in selling you can have. Nearly every day I get asked about good blogs, books, and resources for the sales reps on the front lines – those with quotas who have to come up with new ideas and think outside of the box for success.

For 2nd Year in a Row, CIENCE Honored on the Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Companies List

Cience

CIENCE has joined the constellation of companies like Microsoft, Timberland, Vizio, Intuit, Chobani, Oracle, Zappos.com, and many others, as a multi-year honoree on the Inc. On August 8th, Inc. magazine announced CIENCE as #793 on its annual Inc. 5,000 2020 list.

4 Keys to Exceeding the Expectations of the Evolving Customer

Sales and Marketing Management

Before joining Salesforce in 2008, she held positions in customer support, professional services, product marketing, and program management at Oracle, Peoplesoft, Evolve and Primavera Author: Marie Rosecrans With social and mobile tech now at our fingertips, people today are ultra-connected.

How to Grow Your Referral Network

No More Cold Calling

A young Chris Fralic is selling software for Oracle. Salespeople are only as good as the people they know. When is it time to toss the technology and start talking to people? When internet leads and a call script no longer reap new business.

Will ?Demo Automation? Work for Your B2B Sales Organization?

Smart Selling Tools

As a Senior Director of Sales Consulting at Oracle, Tod and his team of Sales Engineers and Solution Consultants support the sales team in their division and are responsible for onsite and remote demos.

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MEDDIC for sales job seekers

MEDDIC

Those companies are: Microsoft Oracle SAP Salesforce IBM VMware DELL Emc Cisco HP Enterprise Google. If you are looking for a new job in sales, you should learn MEDDIC. No, not because we are MEDDIC Academy , you should do so because it’s a must for many sales jobs. Here’s why: 10 out of top 10 Enterprise Tech companies use MEDDIC. They use MEDDIC as a sales methodology. Impressive, right? No surprise though.

Knock Knock, Who’s There? Augmented Reality in Door-to-Door Sales

Zendesk Sell

Oracle: At its Modern Customer Experience Conference, Oracle demonstrated how AR could be used in field service management to repair a slot machine. At Base, we are always on the lookout for the latest and greatest trends and thinking about how they can be applied to sales. Lately, we’ve been thinking a lot about augmented reality.

How Data is Democratizing Growth and Driving Disruption

DiscoverOrg Sales

The recent uptick in Microsoft’s presence in the cloud market alongside Amazon Web Services, and now Google and Oracle are starting to move into the space, has made our value proposition a lot stronger: Companies need to consolidate infrastructure across multiple platforms, whether they be legacy systems or something relatively new like Oracle Cloud. Launching and growing a business has never been easy, but it used to be a lot harder.

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