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IT Sales Lead Generation: Understanding the Complex Sales Needs of the IT Industry
The sales lead generation process for technology companies is very different from lead generation in other industries. Technology sector needs are more precise,

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Quote-to-Order (Q2O) Systems

Quote-to-order (Q2O) solutions (sometimes known as configure, price, and quote or CPQ) enable manufacturers to mobilize their mass customization initiatives. These systems can reduce time-consuming quoting and ordering processes, decrease unit costs, and lower sales costs. Q2O suites can further help enterprises increase sales effectiveness across all channels. These solutions help companies that sell complex products and services shift their focus to customer-facing sales and service issues. 

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it sales leads lead to order  antiquated. We find that it frequently takes weeks, sometimes up to a month, for anybody to follow up to a prospect or customer. In fact, in 2003, META Group (Gartner Group) reported 70 to 90 percent of leads generated from marketing activities go uncalled on by the company’s sales department. If your marketing plan is to drive potential customers to your website, why not have a system that automatically segments visitors and immediately sends not just a single generic auto responder email, but a Read More

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