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Allocating Sales Territories For Maximum Revenue Growth

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Is Your Top Rep Superman or Just a Super Territory?

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The Simple Tool that Simplifies Account, Time and Territory Management

Understanding the Sales Force

Until now, I have talked only about sales process scorecards used to further qualify opportunities and predict the chances of winning the business. In the table below, you can see a generic Kurlan scorecard for time/territory management as well as account management.

Your Territory is Your Business | Sales Tips

Sell More and Work Less

Throughout this year, we’ve been talking a lot about the hallmarks, the characteristics, and the personality types of the top performers.

4 Steps to Master Your Territory

Sales Benchmark Index

A higher sales number to hit. As a sales representative these are a few of the hurdles you may face. One of the most dreaded can be a change to your territory. Where should my focus be in my new territory? Offer to buy them a drink at the upcoming sales kickoff meeting.

Sales VPs - Are 'A' Player Quotas Rising and Territories Shrinking?

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This blog is for Sales Leaders running rapidly growing sales forces. Subsequently, this leads to smaller territories. It is dividing up the total sale target between reps. Typically sales leaders also add 5-10% to the number as cushion.

Are Your Sales Territories Keeping Pace with Customers?

Sales Benchmark Index

Sales reps want to be productive. One root cause of rep turnover is an unproductive account/territory assignment. Often, territory assignments are outdated and have not kept pace with market changes. Productivity results in quota attainment and job satisfaction.

How to Optimize Inside Sales Territories

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96% of organizations are increasing or maintaining their investment in inside sales last year. It is a good bet your SVP of Sales is implementing, expanding or considering an inside sales team right now. Are you prepared to optimize the investment in inside sales? (To To learn the latest on why insides sales is on the rise sign up for our Making the Number Tour here.). Where I have seen some of the greatest amount of pain is around territory design.

Prevent a Revenue Miss – Take a Closer Look at Your Territory Alignment

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Today we’re going to discuss territory alignment and demonstrate how to balance customer requirements, company revenue expectations and sales rep workload to grow revenues.

Sales Ops Resolution: Build Market-Focused Territories in 2013

Sales Benchmark Index

As the Sales Operations leader, you’re out of a job without customers. Make a New Year’s resolution to build territories that are market-centric in 2013. Doing so will help the sales team make their target and increase your value. How Market Focused Are Your Territories?

Territory Alignment: The Right Resources in the Right Place

Sales Benchmark Index

Our show today demonstrates how to balance customer requirements, company revenue expectations and sales rep workload to grow revenues. Turn to the Sales Strategy section and flip.

5 Steps for Designing Territories for your Top Talent

Sales Benchmark Index

Since January 1 st , your top 3 sales reps have all left the company. These strong reps may not be in the right territories calling on the right accounts. It may be time to assess whether your territories are optimally designed. Getting the best reps in the best territories.

7 Ways to Become the CEO of Your Territory

Modern B2B Sales

Author: Chris Gillespie When your sales management team gathers to talk about their salespeople, they’re going to discuss two types: problems and stars. These are the people who are given added responsibility, and entrusted with the larger deals and better territories. Sales b2b

The Comfort and Safety of “Me Only Territory”

Jonathan Farrington

The very best consultative sales professionals operate exclusively in “me only territory” and that demands an explanation, so let’s begin by examining the traditional sales environment. For the sake of this exercise, let’s use a baseball park (not that I know too much about baseball) So traditional salesmen and women are operating left field; they are usually totally focused on a single sales event, and they sell products.

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. Territory Definition and Modeling.

7 Steps to a Quota-Busting Sales Force

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Sales Management World Class Best Practices around Territory.

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What’s it Like in “Me Only Territory?”?

Jonathan Farrington

The very best consultative sales professionals operate exclusively in “me only territory”and that demands an explanation, so let’s begin by examining the traditional sales environment. For the sake of this explanation, let’s use a baseball park (not that I know too much about baseball): So traditional salesmen and women are operating left field, they are usually totally focused on a single sales event, and they sell products.

Why Your Contacts Are Territorial About Your Relationship

The Sales Blog

Why Your Contacts Are Territorial About Your Relationship is a post from: The Sales Blog | S. It isn’t always pretty, and it isn’t usually easy to find your way out of a territorial relationship. Building Consensus Relationships Sales 3.0

No Sales Territory, No Sales

Sell More and Work Less

Is your sales team a territory free-for-all? In this podcast I share why not organizing into territories is a terrible decision that’s stunting your sales growth. Is your sales team a territory free-for-all? In this podcast I share why not organizing into territories is a terrible decision that’s stunting your sales growth. Podcast Series: The Sales Leader 3D Sales Training System Colleen Francis Engage Selling Solutions Lead Up!

What Makes Territories Unfair

The Sales Blog

What Makes Territories Unfair is a post from: The Sales Blog | S. Territory plans are mostly unfair. Territory plans are unfair to the clients within the territories because they are designed to ensure that the opportunities have coverage, not that the right salesperson is assigned to the right prospect. Territories aren’t built on the criteria of who the best person to create value for the client would be. When is a geographic territory the best plan?

Save a Sinking Sales Territory in Exactly 400 Words

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What’s it Like in “Me Only Territory?”

Jonathan Farrington

The very best consultative sales professionals operate exclusively in “me only territory” and that demands an explanation, so let’s begin by examining the traditional sales environment …. These people are all operating exclusively in “me-too territory”.

Get the Sales VP’s Attention with This Enablement Tool

Sales Benchmark Index

As a sales enablement leader do you think about sales territories? Territory Design Sales Operations Strategy Sales Enablement Director of Sales Enablement Have you been asked if they’re optimized to market potential?

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7 Key Responsibilities of Sales Managers

Pipeliner

Armed with a territory, price structure, and targets, they could roam, free-range style, so long as they managed their territory and produced results. Sales management provided oversight, bridged with […].

Announcing Our 3rd Annual Guide to the Best Sales Acceleration Tools #TopSalesTools

Smart Selling Tools

If you’re seeking smart tools to drive sales performance, I’ve got great news for you. We’ve just released our 3rd annual Top Sales Tools of the Year Guide. Find the best sales tools to: Help salespeople convert more calls into appointments. Sales Enablement.

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What Sales Tools do You Use to Fuel Your Revenue?

Smart Selling Tools

You’ll need a new fuel source if you want to blast sales into the next stratosphere. Today’s best-in-class sales organizations implement a variety of sales tools to impact their revenue. Sales & Marketing Content. Sales Enablement.

Baseline Selling Time to Increase Revenue Per Sales Head

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Spring Cleaning: Tools to Rejuvenate Sales

Smart Selling Tools

Tweet Spring cleaning to rejuvenate sales. If you find a renewed sense of purpose emerging from the all-too-long winter months, here are several tools you’ll surely want to consider for rejuvenating your sales life. How can you alter, or refocus your sales plan accordingly to optimize your efforts? Plan2Win software helps salespeople like you develop territory and account strategies. It can serve that same purpose for your sales team.

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How to Get The Most Out Of Your Sales Talent

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The majority of your “A” sales players are talented. Territory Design Sales Performance Management Talent Management Compensation In all professions, talent is a key element to success. This is most obvious in sports but can be said for all professions.

What’s it Like in “Me Only Territory?”

Jonathan Farrington

The very best consultative sales professionals operate exclusively in “me only territory” and that demands an explanation, so let’s begin by examining the traditional sales environment …. These people are all operating exclusively in “me-too territory”.

Account-Based Everything: Is it Time for a New Territory Analyst Manager Role?

DiscoverOrg Sales

As a newly hired sales rep, I began the way I did at every new company, spending the first several weeks typing furiously into a growing Excel spreadsheet. My manager liked the approach and asked me to present the process to the entire sales team. How about Territory Analyst Manager?

6 Reasons Why Having a “Territory Free For All” Will Hurt Your Sales

Sell More and Work Less

Recently I have met a few companies that insist on not having territories for their sales team. I call this a "territory free for all." A "territory free for all" only leads to dysfunction and poor sales. Bad decision. Here are 6 reasons why: Best of the Sell More Work Less Blog

How to Change a Crappy Sales Compensation Plan to a Better One

Understanding the Sales Force

Nearly every company gets to the point where they must realign territories, accounts or roles. Let's take John, who is being paid a $75,000 base salary and earns commissions of 10% on the revenue generated in the territory. Dave Kurlan sales compensation sales commissions dunkin donut

How Your 5th-Grade Geography Quiz Informs Sales Force Design

Tech Bytes

I recently helped a high-tech client revamp its North American sales territories. Even in an increasingly digital ecosystem, the geography of a sales territory influences the effectiveness of the sales rep assigned to it, regardless of the rep’s individual capability. ZS Associates ZS High Tech sales force design Ryan Madsen sales territory planning geography

Sales is (Becoming More of) an Inside Job

Tech Bytes

At a 2013 Inside Sales Virtual Summit , one speaker noted, “Prospects now participate in sales presentations via Skype, web conferencing and video. Inside sales will soon surpass field sales.”

"Everyone" is Not Your Prospect: Boost Sales Success with a Segmentation Strategy

Sales Result

A common mistake made by sales leadership is not including segmentation in their territory planning process and overall sales strategy.

Improving the Sales Organization’s Change Readiness

OpenSymmetry

Sales organizations face a constant challenge responding to changing selling techniques and markets. In meeting this external change readiness challenge, businesses need to effectively manage internal changes to their organization, technology, and sales behavior.

Rehearsal Is the Work in Sales Presentations

Pipeliner

Imagine my surprise when the national sales manager said to 60 of his top associates, “At lunch the sales team and I decided we have no idea how we managed to sell anything before we met Patricia.” It is common practice for companies in all industries to invest time and money making sure their sales associates know all about their territories, the company history, the products they sell, and their competitive marketing place.

Sales Performance Management: Not Your Parent’s Compensation Calculator

OpenSymmetry

Sales Performance Management (SPM) has truly evolved over the last 10+ years from the days of having an on-premise solution that primarily automated the compensation calculation process with basic reporting, to a new dynamic frontier with extended capabilities.