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Sales Force Performance
Understanding market drivers is key to managing customer behavior. To do this, organizations must state and qualify their assumptions about the real drivers of

sfa direct sales force  it is true that SFA can introduce mechanisms that encourage follow-through on deals, it is absolutely ridiculous to assume that software alone is going to somehow magically reduce the length of the sales cycle. For every purchase decision there is a corresponding buy decision on the part of the customer. The most effective way to shorten the sales cycle is to reduce the buy cycle. Understanding the customer''s buy cycle is fundamental. Once this is understood, there are ways to leverage technology to Read More...
Sales Force Automation, Customer Relationship Management, and Sales Training: A Fusion of Methodology and Technology
Many organizations find it challenging to adopt sales force automation and customer relationship management solutions. Formal sales training and the related

sfa direct sales force  and identify possible solutions. SFA and CRM tools do not help the salesperson: The salesperson''s fundamental goal is to convert qualified leads and prospects into buyers. If these tools neither store crucial customer information (and then provide easier access to this data), nor reduce the salesperson''s workload somehow, the tools will be additional overhead to the salesperson and their use will likely be rejected. Here''s the real question to ask: If this is the case, does the benefit to management Read More...
Assessing the Drivers of Sales Performance
Outmoded measures are being used to develop marketing strategies and allocate resources. Existing go to market models often fail to consider the customer''s

sfa direct sales force  successful national implementations of SFA in the United States. He has held senior level management positions with system integration and end user organizations. As a consultant, he developed a number of proprietary facilitation techniques to help organizations to better understand technology, and how to rally around a single threaded, phased implementation approach. Prior to founding GSP & Associates, Petersen was senior vice president at ONE, Inc. and Ameridata. He has authored six books including Read More...
Sales Performance Management
A productive sales force must concentrate on acquiring, growing, and retaining profitable relationships with its clients. This requires clear, detailed views of

sfa direct sales force  essential functionality of an SFA system to help manage pipeline performance, align territories, and analyze data. Inadequate system support will hinder their abilities to perform timely and accurate value-rating activities, assign resources, evaluate opportunities, and plan productive sales activities. It is, therefore, critical to deploy the appropriate SFA system before you attempt to address your sales processes and anticipated objectives. DETERMINE KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS   THE RIGHT PERFORMANCE Read More...
Oracle Boosting Its Sales Cloud with BigMachines Buy
In a matter of days, the cloud-based configure, price, quote (CPQ)/quote to order (Q2O) market has lost its leading vendors to bigger software companies: PROS

sfa direct sales force  Cloud sales force automation (SFA) offering has been rapidly taking share from Oracle and SAP ''s on-premises CRM solutions. The purchase comes shortly after Oracle  acquired cloud content marketing software vendor Compendium . The purchase was the latest in an array of cloud marketing-related acquisitions by Oracle, which is competing in this space with salesforce.com''s Marketing Cloud , as well as offerings from Marketo , SAP, Adobe , Teradata , and IBM . It is interesting that salesforce.com invested Read More...
PROS Acquires Cameleon Software for Richer Sales Big Data
PROS Holdings, Inc., a provider of sales effectiveness big data solutions, and Cameleon Software, a provider of multichannel, multi-device product configurator,

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UpSync Adds HTML5 App Store to Its Sales Enablement Platform
UpSync introduces the option for its users to upload and manage HTML5 interactive apps to its iPhone and iPad sales enablement platform, Intelligently

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Emotional Intelligence and Sales Results: Closing the Knowing and Doing Gap
The challenge facing many sales managers and business owners is the transfer of selling skills that made them top sales producers. When you take on the role of

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Automation: A Company''s Best Ally Against Sales Tax Audits
Sales and use tax management is a challenge for every business, and there can be major financial repercussions if a taxing agency questions the figures

sfa direct sales force  automation, sales tax, use tax, tax automation, tax management, audit, tax, tax reporting, tax compliance, Avalara Read More...
Web-enabled Sales Tactics
The Internet has changed the buying process for enterprise level solutions and sales departments must learn to adapt to today''s self-directed buyer. The new

sfa direct sales force  sales,customer relationship management,CRM,business to business,B2B,web site,Internet,marketing,buy cycle,sales cycle,value chain,consumption chain,self directed buyer,on-line Read More...
Case Study: TradeTools Direct
Since opening its first location in 1987, Australia’s TradeTools Direct has become a multilocation retailer to customers in the building trade. When it came

sfa direct sales force  Study: TradeTools Direct Since opening its first location in 1987, Australia’s TradeTools Direct has become a multilocation retailer to customers in the building trade. When it came time to transition from its cumbersome paper-based record-keeping system, the company chose Pronto Software. Find out how Pronto’s fully integrated point-of-sale (POS) system and accounting functions helped TradeTools increase efficiency and improve customer service. Read More...
Sales and Operations Planning Part One: Identifying and Forecasting Demand
An effective sales and operations planning game plan results in fewer stock-outs, shorter delivery lead-times, higher on-time shipping percentages, a manageable

sfa direct sales force  and Operations Planning Part One: Identifying and Forecasting Demand Sales and Operations Planning Part One: Identifying and Forecasting Demand Featured Author - Dr. Scott Hamilton - December 11, 2003 Introduction A firm''s sales and operations planning (S&OP) process starts with the definition of all demands for the firm''s goods and services. It formulates game plans that drive supply chain activities to meet those demands. Hence, an effective S&OP game plan requires consideration of both demands and Read More...
InfiniteKM: Knowledge Management for Sales Channels and Contact Centers
InfiniteKM, a cloud (and on-premise)-based sales and service enablement platform, helps organizations’ sales channels and contact centers run smoothly and

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Sales Is from Mars, Marketing Is from Venus
There is a disconnect between marketing and sales. Marketing is focused on the consumer experience while sales is all about the merchandise. Technologies, such

sfa direct sales force  marketing,sales,customer experience,merchandise,auto identification,RFID,radio frequency identification,sensors,voice activated technologies,retail Read More...

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