How to Create a Sales Territory Plan with a Buyer-Centric Approach

DiscoverOrg Sales

But don’t forget about your sales territory plan. In this blog, you’ll learn how to create a sales territory plan in 3 steps: Identify buyer-centric market opportunities. Why is sales territory planning important? 3 steps to build a laser-focused sales territory plan.

SMA Research Findings: 10 Important Territory Planning Statistics

Xactly

Earlier this year, we teamed up with the Sales Management Association (SMA) to conduct a survey on sales territory design. More than 100 organizations participated in the survey and provided insights into how they design and plan their sales territories.

Research Reveals Best Practices for Sales Territory Design

Xactly

By adopting advanced territory planning software, Xactly’s sales operations team shortened the time spent designing territories from a month to a week – shaving hundreds of hours off the process. Read case study here.). Data Has Become Essential for Effective Territory Design.

How to Strengthen Sales Territory Planning with Data Intelligence

Xactly

Download our executive guide, "Optimizing Sales Territories for Strategic Advantage," to see how optimized territory planning can help companies maximize return on sales resources, shorten the planning process, and reduce travel inefficiencies. Sales Planning Sales Territories

Sales Ops Resolution: Build Market-Focused Territories in 2013

Sales Benchmark Index

Make a New Year’s resolution to build territories that are market-centric in 2013. Today’s post explores designing sales territories based on your customers and prospects. For a step-by-step guide on how to do this, Download the Territory Design Whitepaper Here !

How to Create a Sales Territory Plan: 5 Simple Steps

Hubspot Sales

Sales Territory Plan. Assess Territory Quality. One of the essential pillars of a successful business is a robust and organized sales territory strategy. Studies show that effective territory management can increase overall sales, improve customer coverage, and reduce costs.

Sales Selection Experiment - a Must Read Case Study

Understanding the Sales Force

This case study is a great example f or those who think that Desire and Commitment are enough, for those who think that strong salespeople will succeed, even without Desire or Commitment, and for those who wonder how OMG''s Sales Candidate Assessments can be so predictive.

Why Evaluate Potential Sales Talent? - A Great New Case Study

Anthony Cole Training

The beauty of this case study is that Market Sense was able to isolate the relative effectiveness of individual findings, something that hasn’t been done since the mid-80''s! This kind of story doesn''t happen every day.

What makes a stellar B2B sales person?

Artesian Solutions

To get to the heart of the issue we thought it best to take inspiration from those in the know, and who better to give us the low down on what makes a stellar sales person than 2018’s BESMA Sales Professional of the Year – Andrew Jenkins , Territory Account Executive at Autodesk.

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Improving the Sales Organization’s Change Readiness

OpenSymmetry

As we know, SPM is a ‘broad church’ spanning talent acquisition and development, sales process, Territory and Quota Management (TQM) and incentive compensation design and management. TQM – High modeling capability to deliver new territory alignment and quotas.

The Key to Setting Quota Correctly

Sales Benchmark Index

” Some will look at historical data and add a growth percentage to the territory. Another approach is to pick states or accounts and build a territory from that. A territory can be a list of accounts or a geography). How many of you want to hit your number?

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Sales Incentive Optimization

OpenSymmetry

Territories have been arbitrarily changed and accounts reallocated so that Account Managers have to spend the first quarter getting to know new customers, so undermining their ability to hit target. The Journey to Sales Incentive Optimization.

10 Sales Statistics You Should Know in 2019

Xactly

Companies that set cookie-cutter quotas across similar roles see 14% lower quota attainment than those that assign quotas based on territory-specific opportunities ( Complete Sales Planning Handbook. ).

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

Sales and Marketing Management

As a result, they often retain weaker performers, believing it is better than having an open territory. They constantly reassess sales territories to optimize results. Great managers don’t accept existing territories as unchangeable. are required for each territory?

10-Point Inspection for Top Sales Performance

Sales Benchmark Index

They roll out the draft plans in November, have a few meetings, adjust the territories and quotas, roll it out to the field and run off to the next challenge.". Here’s the two step process to that Managers and Reps follow in the first month: Step One : Complete a Territory Account Plan.

Inside Sales Power Tip 150 – Positive Attitude Wins Business

Score More Sales

Seligman spent years studying the relationship between positive attitudes and sales success. To challenge your beliefs, and be more open to optimism, think of yourself as a learner when you are new to a job or new to a territory, or have new products and services put on you to sell.

7 Key Responsibilities of Sales Managers

Pipeliner

Before, salespeople armed with price structure, territory and targets did fine as long as they managed their territory and produced results. Think of territories, customers and products as if they were a financial portfolio that you’ve invested in.

How Realistic is your 2014 Sales Quota?

Sales Benchmark Index

Territory Potential: Growth rates for newer territories will rapidly outpace more mature markets. Territory potential can vary widely based on demographic trends and Ideal Customer Profile saturation. Perform a Time Optimization Study if you need to.

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Change Your Sales Teams Bad Habits Before 2013

Sales Benchmark Index

The rep’s territory potential starts to max out. Complete a Time Study. This is critical to the success of the study. The study told us this customer needed to reprioritize time in several different areas: Internal Email. Travel - Redesigned sales territories to reduce travel time. Related compactness of a territory to available warehouse space (They sold industrial cleaning supplies).The

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Where can I get the best prospect list?

Sales 2.0

They are building out a new territory so they need people to contact. She’s been doing studies on B2B data providers for the last several years and has written up each study in a white paper.

Five Essential Strategies for Setting Aggressive but Attainable Sales Targets

Miller Heiman Group

According to CSO Insights’ 2018-2019 Sales Performance Study , only 54 percent of salespeople are making or exceeding quota. For instance, the top-down approach may miss the potential of each individual sales rep’s opportunities in their territory or accounts (e.g. knowing that a new regulation is going to impact a particular seller’s territory).

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Sales Strategy #5: Develop a Coaching Culture

Steven Rosen

In that video, I talked about the impact of sales reps planning their own territory and building their own plans for their business and for their accounts. Develop a Coaching Culture.

Unleashing the Power of Frontline Sales Management

Sales and Marketing Management

In one study, Wilson Learning Worldwide found “high-skill” sales managers drove 29 percent higher revenue performance and 16 percent higher customer satisfaction than managers with low-skill ratings. In this study, top managers brought in an average $3.5

2013 TOP SALES TRENDS

HeavyHitter Sales

More organizations will study their top salespeople in 2013 to understand how they formulate their winning account strategies based upon customer politics, evaluator psychology, and the human nature of executive decision makers that are unique to winning every account. 

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Smart Selling Tools: Value Selling & ROI Tools Key Characteristic for Innovative Organizations

The ROI Guy

These are the findings of a recent Smart Selling Tools research study of sales and sales enablement executives, investigating B2B Sales Tools to determine which delivered the biggest benefits. A whopping 88% of study participants reported a positive impact on revenue from Sales Tools.

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How you manage makes a difference

Sales and Marketing Management

A 20-year study was conducted with residents of Framingham, Massachusetts, to understand how happiness and heart attacks connect in the real world. 2 That was revolutionary in 1898, but it’s been carefully studied in recent years and the results are more nuanced.

10-Point Inspection for Top Sales Performance

Sales Benchmark Index

They roll out the draft plans in November, have a few meetings, adjust the territories and quotas, roll it out to the field and run off to the next challenge.". Here’s the two step process to that Managers and Reps follow in the first month: Step One : Complete a Territory Account Plan.

4 Cold-Call Lines That Don’t Creep Out Your Prospect

DiscoverOrg Sales

Welcome to Definite Creeper territory, where overzealous salespeople can easily tip their hand too much and make target buyers feel like they’re being stalked. Get the complete study. “HOW THE %$#@ DID YOU GET THIS NUMBER? Take me off your call list!”.

5 Ingredients To Win In Sales

Score More Sales

Complicated commission plans or unwieldy territory rules and exceptions cause a half-baked sales team. They need to track their buyers and clients through social platforms or by aggregated content specific to their industry niche, geographic territory, or through named accounts.

Self-Serve or Full Service? – Sales eXecution 242

The Pipeline

They study their territory, understand who potentially will benefit from their offering. By Tibor Shanto - tibor.shanto@sellbetter.ca. I overheard an interesting discussion recently at the airport.

DiscoverOrg Mad Libs: Filling in the Blanks on CEO and Culture

DiscoverOrg Sales

Study after study cites culture as a real competitive advantage. When you add compensation tied in part to a sales quota, a little healthy competition comes with the territory. Peter Drucker, the father of modern management, famously said “ Culture eats strategy for breakfast.”

Breaking Open the Predictive Black Box: What Data Points Actually Predict a Purchase?

DiscoverOrg Sales

In the resulting study , we organized results according to 7 key findings : Buying magic happens at the confluence of 3 different types of predictive data: Fit , Intent , and Opportunity. STUDY] Breaking Open the Predictive Black Box : What Data Points Actually Lead to Higher Conversion Rates and More Sales? For complete results, download the new study. Get our study for complete results. Get the complete study.

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[Webinar Recap] Enhance Your Workforce Culture and Sales Performance through Incentive Compensation

Xactly

In the recent 2018 mid-market sales incentive study, CFO Alliance reviewed the relationship between Sales and Finance departments—and how this partnership can positively impact a company’s revenue potential. In a recent webinar with CFO Alliance, we reviewed the findings of the study.

How to Avoid Wasting Money on a Compensation Assessment

Sales Benchmark Index

Rinse and Repeat: The Annual Comp Study. The standard comp study may be dangerously inadequate. Propose a Solution: Conduct a compensation study and redesign the plan. Unfortunately, HR's usual solution to sales comp problems is a one-size-fits-all tool – the compensation study. Here is what a complete assessment uncovered: Heavy Equipment Company: A territory design and organizational structure problem was the root cause. Compensation Study ?

From Player to Coach: Helping New Sales Managers Succeed

Miller Heiman Group

To lead their teams to success, sales managers must achieve a complicated balance across three focus areas: Customers: Territories, opportunities and troubleshooting: sales managers must align their company’s goals with their customers’ journeys. Study participants that invested less than $500 in sales manager training achieved a similar average win rate (46.1 percent, according to the 2017 CSO Insights Sales Optimization Study.

5 Ways to Create a Successful Sales Coaching Program

Steven Rosen

Study after study has shown that sales manager coaching has a significant impact on performance. CSO 2015 Sales Management Optimization Study: Formal coaching process: 17% improvement in sales win rate. As a result, very few companies realize the gains promised by these studies. Other areas can include product knowledge, territory management, and key behavioral competencies.

“It’s All About Execution,” Easily Said

Partners in Excellence

Grow our share of account/territory Constantly learn and improve Leap over tall buildings… (Oops). For those of you interested, I suggest you start studying this, I know I am. One learns you can’t change habits by yourself, when you study, you hear of things like “accountability partners.” I’ve been obsessed with failure recently.

How to Increase Your Sales through AI

Pipeliner

According to a study by Accenture, 91% of customers will more likely spend their money on the brands that remember, recognize, and offer relevant deals and recommendations. Region/territory, etc. There is a huge buzz about AI (artificial intelligence) in the business world.

5 Ways to Create a Successful Sales Coaching Program

Steven Rosen

Study after study has shown that sales manager coaching has a significant impact on performance. CSO 2015 Sales Management Optimization Study: Formal coaching process: 17% improvement in sales win rate. As a result, very few companies realize the gains promised by these studies. Other areas can include product knowledge, territory management, and key behavioral competencies.

Is Your Sales Talent Getting in the Way of Your Sales Transformation Initiatives?

Miller Heiman Group

However, according to CSO Insights’ newly released 2018 Sales Talent Study , only 16.4 months in which a territory is being underserved. Furthermore, after a territory remains vacant for a while, it can “go fallow” and allow competitors to step in to fill the gaps – leading to further underperformance.