Is Poor Territory Design Undermining Your Sales Strategy?

Sales Benchmark Index

It’s the beginning of a new year, you are looking at a map of the United States hanging on the wall of your office.

Is Poor Territory Design Undermining your Sales Managers, Contributing to Undesirable Turnover, and Hurting Overall Sales Growth?

Sales Benchmark Index

It’s the beginning of a new year, you are looking at a map of the United States hanging on the wall of your office.

Uncover the Blind Spots in Your Territory

Sales Benchmark Index

When your territory is changed, it opens a lot of questions for Sales Reps. Good Managers can provide answers, but typically from the “big picture” perspective. But can you, the Sales Rep, make a living in this new patch? Why Territories Change.

The Territory Optimization Revolution

OpenSymmetry

A critical element that is relatively new is territory optimization and we will examine the case for this in this article. The territory optimization and alignment element of salesforce effectiveness is vital for three reasons. New Concepts Driving Greater Performance .

7 Must-Have Automated Documents for Sales Success

don’t move as quickly as they’d like--especially when it comes to sales teams. Many companies have adopted technologies like customer relationship management. CRM) platforms, lead funnel strategies, and new communications tools to accelerate. State of Sales Productivity Report.

The Key to Sales Territory Mapping

Xactly

In order to manage your sales performance, you need effective sales territory mapping. Sales territory design must be a thoughtful process that involves data and a balancing act to ensure every sales rep has adequate sales potential within their territory.

5 Benefits of Territory Mapping Software

Xactly

Your sales territories are geographical areas managed by a sales rep or sales team. A territory can be defined by several factors, but most commonly, territories are mapped based on sales potential, sales history, geography, or a combination of factors.

Unleashing the Power of Frontline Sales Management

Sales and Marketing Management

From sales force training and compensation to investments in sales processes and technology, organizations relentlessly seek to pull the right levers that will drive revenue growth and improve sales effectiveness. In this study, top managers brought in an average $3.5

Unleashing the Power of Frontline Sales Management, Part 3: Institutionalizing Sales Management

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Brad Wilsted Note: This is part 3 in a 3-part series on the powerful role sales management plays in driving sustained revenue growth – and how companies can better leverage this critical position for improved top-line performance. Hire the right sales managers.

Five Elements of an Effective Sales Territory Map

Xactly

Your sales territories are geographical areas managed by a sales rep or sales team. A territory can be defined by several factors, but most commonly, territories are mapped based on sales potential, sales history, geography, or a combination of factors.

Part II The Territory & Quota Management Revolution

OpenSymmetry

The Territory & Quota Management Revolution – New Incentive Compensation Platforms Blazing the Trails to Greater Efficiencies. Gone are the simplistic days of sales reps simply “having a patch” to cover for selling their goods and services.

How to Optimize Sale Territories for a Strategic Advantage

Xactly

Effective territory design is the basis of strategic sales planning. Balanced territories allow you to set fair quotas, which have a huge impact on your incentive compensation and success of your salesforce. The Effect of Bad Territory Planning on Sales Performance.

Five Elements of an Effective Sales Territory Map

Xactly

The sales territory is a geographical area that is managed by a sales rep or sales team. A territory can be defined by sales potential, history, geography, or a combination of the above. See if your sales territories have room for improvement.

Sales Strategy #4: Plan to Succeed

Steven Rosen

I hope you have enjoyed our video series so far in terms of strategies to Crush your Sales Numbers. Strategy #4 is have your sales reps develop their own territory business plans. Would You Like to Crush Your Sales Numbers in 2018? Plan to Succeed.

Sales Strategy #5: Develop a Coaching Culture

Steven Rosen

Hi, this is my fifth video on Sales Strategies to Crush Your Sales Numbers, I call it Develop a Coaching Culture. . Sales Strategy #2 Execute with Excellence because most companies do not execute with excellence. Sales Strategy #3: Invest in Yourself.

Hacking Sales Management

Partners in Excellence

As with the prior articles, I get huge numbers of requests from sales manager to help Hack their jobs. “What are the short cuts?” ” “How do I manage my time better?” Having said that, here’s a few of my favorite hacks to sales management.

Unleashing the Power of Frontline Sales Management, Part 2: What ‘Good’ Looks Like

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Brad Wilsted Note: This is part 2 in a 3-part series on the powerful role sales management plays in driving sustained revenue growth – and how companies can better leverage this critical position for improved top-line performance. What sales skill sets and capabilities (e.g.,

7 skills you’ll need to become a sales manager

Close.io

So you want to become a sales manager ? First you’ll need to make sure you’ve got the right skills, experience, drive and track record at the helm in both selling and at managing others—in order to back yourself up. First and foremost, what exactly is a sales manager?

Hiring a Sales Manager - External or Internal?

Sales Benchmark Index

"Should we hire an external Sales Manager or promote from within?". Open Sales Management positions are bad for sales organizations. Having the wrong Sales Manager (SM) is worse. Hanna has two candidates to help Sales decide between: Iris and Eddie.

Sales Management Review Cadence

Partners in Excellence

I’m not sure anyone looks forward to the Sales Management Review (sometimes these are called QBR’s, but there are other reviews). It’s unfortunate, because there’s a huge amount of value in the review process–both for sales people and managers.

Sales Manager Or Sales Person?

Partners in Excellence

Sales manager, or sales person—-choose, you can only be one! While it seems so obvious, too many managers make the wrong choice–that is they try to be both. There are several devastating scenarios: Sales manager as super sales person.

Sales Managers Only Have One Real Goal!

Partners in Excellence

There’s a lot of stuff written about what sales managers have to do and their key job responsibilities. There lots of ways we see managers behaving. Some seem to think they have to be super sales people–the person that comes in to close the deal.

CRM’s Big Blind Spot: Measuring Sales Managers

Sales and Marketing Management

For most organizations, the answer is to gain visibility into the activities of individual sales reps. There’s nothing wrong or nefarious about this strategy. If leaders can’t see what salespeople are doing, they can’t manage what their reps are doing. Management Matters.

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You Just Got Promoted to Sales Manager – Now What?

Sales Benchmark Index

Most organizations believe that their most successful sales people will make great sales managers. A recent study showed that only 11% of organizations train their sales managers. If you are a new manager, you are asking, “What do I do now?”.

Why You Can't Fill Your Open Sales Manager Positions

Sales Benchmark Index

A post for Sales and HR Leaders to find root causes of Sales Manager (SM) vacancies. The Sales Manager position is the fulcrum between sales leadership strategy and sales force execution. Weak sales strategy. Poor territory.

Practical Market, Territory and Account Planning

Pipeliner

Off the Cuff Instant Interview Question: “What are some tips for doing practical market, territory and account planning?”. While those of us in sales are usually viewed as not the best of planners, my experience is that we welcome practical, streamlined planning that helps win business. Market Understanding – The fundamentals are the bedrock for sound business decisions, focusing on: Accounts: Verticals, challenges, sizes, sales cycles, market attraction, etc.

Four Reasons Sales Managers Fail

MJ Hoffman

You might be a horrible leader, but if you stay in sales long enough, you will be promoted to management. However, your chances of ascending higher — to a VP or Director of Sales position — are zero. Only successful sales managers become sales executives.

Four Reasons Sales Managers Fail

MJ Hoffman

You might be a horrible leader, but if you stay in sales long enough, you will be promoted to management. However, your chances of ascending higher — to a VP or Director of Sales position — are zero. Only successful sales managers become sales executives.

Sales managers and the story of the “super salesperson syndrome”

Sales Training Connection

Sales Manager. Well, a sales manager with the “super salesperson syndrome ” will probably exhibited some of these 6 characteristics : Sell rather than coach. When push comes to shove, S 3 sales managers will spend their time selling rather than sales coaching.

Sales Strategy Plan

The Digital Sales Institute

A sales strategy plan is your strategic approach to winning new customers plus developing and retaining existing customers. It also outlines in detail your sales goals and objectives for the period it covers including all the major marketing or sales tactics to be used.

The Sales Manager New Year’s Resolution: 3 Do’s & 3 Don'ts

Sales Benchmark Index

Each recommendation addresses the biggest obstacles every sales manager faces to making the number: Not enough ‘A’ players on the team. Every sales manager is time starved. Sales Managers should be spending 75% of their time coaching their team.

8 KPIs Every Sales Manager Should Measure in 2018

Hubspot Sales

KPIs for Sales Managers. Sales Volume by Location. Sales managers -- and particularly field sales managers -- can often feel like they are trapped in a fog. Download our free report here to learn the top 3 metrics ranked by sales professionals.

Sales Managers, More Important than the Head of Sales?

A Sales Guy

They spend more time with your sales people than anyone else in the company. They manage to the quotas. They influence the deal strategies. They resolve territory disputes. Sales managers are the lynchpins to success in sales organizations.

Sales Manager—Business Manager Or Coach?

Partners in Excellence

The responsibilities of a sales manager are very broad. Frontline managers have to work to make sure each person on the team is performing at the highest levels possible. At the same time, there’s the “business management” aspect of the job: Are we going to make our numbers? Are we managing our budgets effectively? There are strategy discussions, meetings with other functions, meetings to plan meetings, and the list goes on and on.

Sales Enablement Versus The Front Line Sales Manager

Partners in Excellence

Mike Kunkle is leading an important discussion about a new trend in Sales Enablement. Mike identifies the issue: “I’ve been reading Sales Enablement leadership job descriptions lately. But isn’t that what front line sales managers are supposed to do?

7 Leadership Interview Questions to Ask a Sales Manager Candidate

Hubspot Sales

The jump from salesperson to sales manager is extremely challenging. A manager has an entirely different job: Leading, inspiring, coaching, and training a team. Some managers are hands off. It’s detailed, authentic, and foreshadows how she’d act as a manager.

Sales Management SOP

Partners in Excellence

The other day I wrote about the “Almost Perfect Sales Management Article.” ” That post stimulated a flurry of questions about a Sales Management Standard Operating Process/System. There are a few key building blocks to the Sales Management/Leadership Process. Overall Sales Strategy. Business Management. Coaching focuses on the role of the manager in providing day to day coaching.

Start/Stop/Pivot/Restart Sales Strategies

Partners in Excellence

Sales, as with most things, is something that demands regularity in execution. By that, I mean, there are many things a sales person or manager has to do to perform. Unfortunately, too often, managers and sales people don’t recognize this.

Sales management – pitfalls and perils of power

Sales Training Connection

Sales Management. A case in point is an empirical study reported in strategy + business where Booz and Allen looked at the relationship between power and decision-making. The account a sales manager used to know and the one that exists today probably isn’t the same.

You Just Got Promoted to Sales Manager – Now What?

Sales Benchmark Index

Most organizations believe that their most successful sales people will make great sales managers. A recent study by the ASTD found that only 11% of companies train their managers. If you are a new manager, you are asking, “What do I do now?”. Sales Manager Killers.