Let’s acknowledge the elephant in the room: even the best sales leader is still a single person, not some kind of commission magician. No matter how many spreadsheets you make or how many Tony Robbins podcasts you download, today’s sales workload is too much for any single person to handle. In fact, research shows that 50% of salespeople will miss their number this year. So let’s take a collective breath and acknowledge the truth: there’s just no way any one person can manage today’s sophisticated sales funnel and pipeline without significant assistance. Sales engagement platforms are a cutting edge solution to these formerly insurmountable sales challenges
Modern business-to-business (B2B) buyers have unprecedented access to information to support their buying process and, as a result, have become more self-reliant in the evaluation process. This has made B2B sellers’ jobs harder; not only do they have less control in earlier stages of the sales cycle, but they have to work harder to connect and engage with buyers, turning prospects into customers. Sales technologies have helped modernize how sellers and sales leaders manage their pipelines and execute contracts, but technology gaps around engagement persist, making it difficult for sellers to keep pace with, connect with, and support buyer engagement. The common outcome: Sellers become slaves to their CRM systems, focused more on updating reports and logging their activities than they are in driving business results.
LinkedIn is the largest social networking platform for business professionals, but utilizing it effectively to build your brand and move the needle for you business is a delicate balance. Many leaders struggle with finding the right balance of building an authentic brand.
To help you begin building your brand, establish your voice, and drive business and opportunity for yourself and your team, this guide will answer the following questions about effectively using LinkedIn:
Does building my brand help me close deals?
How can the platform move the needle for my pipeline?
What is proper etiquette when communicating with peers?
How do I enable my sales team to incorporate LinkedIn into the outbound efforts?
Download today to establish your presence on LinkedIn!
Published By: Seismic
Published Date: May 14, 2019
Sales productivity is the #1 challenge for almost 2/3 of B2B organizations.*
Although organizations are placing a bigger focus on growing their sales teams and increasing win rates, most aren't able to scale their processes, best practices, and sales tools effectively. Even a small productivity boost means more time spent selling, more prospects and as a result, more revenue.
In this guide you'll discover why your organization should prioritize improving sales productivity and 9 steps you can take now to improve sales productivity and grow your sales pipeline.
*The Bridge Group
Published By: StreamSets
Published Date: Sep 24, 2018
If you’ve ever built real-time data pipelines or streaming applications, you know how useful the Apache Kafka™ distributed streaming platform can be. Then again, you’ve also probably bumped up against the challenges of working with Kafka.
If you’re new to Kafka, or ready to simplify your implementation, we present common challenges you may be facing and five ways that StreamSets can make your efforts much more efficient and reliable
Published By: TheLadders
Published Date: Apr 14, 2011
Introducing Passport: TheLadders' free recruitment solution. Now you can access TheLadders exclusive community of top quality professionals for free. Post jobs, build a pipeline of qualified candidates, manage your applicant pool and more with TheLadders Passport.
Birst’s Salesforce Reporting and Analytics helps sales managers analyze all of the critical salesforce.com data to uncover insightful pipeline information. Combining sales data with marketing, financial and operational data to obtain a comprehensive view of the pipeline is where Birst excels.
Like fine-tuning the sales process itself, managing your Pipeline requires you to closely inspect (and clearly define) each opportunity stage, carefully track the right sales metrics, and keep a close eye on the opportunities that your reps are working on.
If you want to improve your sales team's results, you need to start by asking the right questions. Download this new best-practices eBook to learn about the 12 key questions for data-driven Sales Managers. This informative guide will help you:
- Determine Key Metrics For Sales Management
- Improve Sales Team Productivity
- Closed-Won More Deals
Download a free copy of "12 Must-Ask Questions for Data-Driven Sales Managers" today.
How confident are you in the accuracy of your sales forecast? If the end of every quarter is a surprise and you're never sure if you'll hit your number, you probably need to change the way you forecast.
Chart your course to higher revenue with ABM.
Fierce competition, complex B2B sales cycles, and limited budgets force you to make the most of every marketing dollar. Learn how to get started with account-based marketing (ABM), so you can drive pipeline, conversions, and revenue.
Published By: Docsend
Published Date: Apr 09, 2018
It’s no secret that content - from case studies to pitch decks - fuels the modern sales cycle. However, a vast majority of teams don't track prospect engagement with sales content, and if they do, it's unclear which metrics actually indicate success.
This report, From Strategy to Execution: 6 Sales Content Benchmarks Every Business Needs, reveals 6 key benchmarks for how, when, and where prospects engage with sales content.
In the report, you’ll find data-backed, actionable insights to help you:
• Identify which sales content drives the sales cycle forward
• Enable sellers to share the right content in their outreach
• Build a more efficient, higher velocity sales pipeline
Advances in deep neural networks have ignited a new wave of algorithms and tools for data scientists to tap into their data with artificial intelligence (AI). With improved algorithms, larger data sets, and frameworks such as TensorFlow, data scientists are tackling new use cases like autonomous driving vehicles and natural language processing. Read this technical white paper to learn reasons for and benefits of an end-to-end training system. It also shows performance benchmarks based on a system that combines the NVIDIA® DGX-1™, a multi-GPU server purpose-built for deep learning applications and FlashBlade, a scale-out, high performance, dynamic data hub for the entire AI data pipeline.
Read to learn how talent managers must search for pivotal roles, value competencies, identify talent pools, build a talent pipeline, speed up new hire onboarding, and become a catalyst for a high-performance culture.
Picking up the phone is not only one of the best ways to connect with customers, it’s one of the best prospecting tools you can have in your arsenal. It’s the way to take the lead. and succeed. Product Features:
• Best practices to prepare for a call
• How to efficiently organize your sales team
• Tips on how to make a connection every time
• A list of external resources for further study
The typical strategy for meeting sales targets is to set aggressive individual rep quotas, rely on your top reps to achieve them, and then hope to get enough from the rest of your team to get over the top. Find out how to make a major shift in your sales approach for the better in order to both increase individual sales rep effectiveness and improve collaborative team selling.
If you want to solve for the enterprise sales problem, there are three parts to the equation you need to revisit:
• How you manage your deals from the moment they enter pipeline • How you inspect your pipeline • How you forecast
In short, the single largest opportunity for sales organizations to transform their effectiveness lies in how they execute the critical OTC process.
The key to successful sales forecasting starts with pipeline measurement — consistent tracking in each stage of the sales cycle will bring consistent results. Careful focus on ?ve areas will strengthen the sales forecast process to drive better capacity planning, smoother operations, and most importantly, more revenue! The five metrics for every sales leader:
Pipeline Coverage & Mix
Compliance & Commitments
Download now to learn more!
Part art, part science, sales forecasting can be daunting for new and experienced sales leaders alike. Your sales forecast is required for successful company planning, and when it goes wrong, the dominoes begin to fall: your executives, investors, and even the public may question your credibility.
Download now to find out!
FREE O'REILLY EBOOK: BUILDING REAL-TIME DATA PIPELINES Unifying Applications and Analytics with In-Memory Architectures You'll Learn:
- How to use Apache Kafka and Spark to build real-time data pipelines - How to use in-memory database management systems for real-time analytics
- Top architectures for transitioning from data silos to real-time processing
- Steps for getting to real-time operational systems - Considerations for choosing the best deployment option
The Path to Predictive Analytics and Machine Learning This Ebook will be your guide to building and deploying scalable, production-ready machine-learning applications. Inside, you will find several machine learning use cases, code samples to help you get started, and recommended data processing architectures.
Pairing Apache Kafka with a Real-Time Database Learn how to:
? Scope data pipelines all the way from ingest to applications and analytics
? Build data pipelines using a new SQL command: CREATE PIPELINE ? Achieve exactly-once semantics with native pipelines
? Overcome top challenges of real-time data management
Published By: Infosys
Published Date: May 21, 2018
Our client is a Finnish consulting and engineering company that deals with some of the world's toughest industries. Since 1958, the company has handled the power transmission system for the Swedish National Grid, revamped Salzburg railway station, and has been involved in 90 percent of the world's largest pulp mill designs.
The nature of our client's work places unique demands on their IT infrastructure. Many of their projects require them to set up temporary offices in remote locations to deliver their engineering expertise, making seamless connectivity a critical business requirement. Large files, such as complex pipeline drawings, are passed between team members in different locations. Any outage that causes a delay in projects leads to potential financial penalties and damage to reputation.
Published By: EverString
Published Date: Jul 27, 2018
You have lots of leads, but finding the right match is getting harder and harder.
You know the good leads are out there. They might even be looking for you. The trouble is, those good leads are hidden among so many bad ones. Your sales and marketing teams know this. They’re facing a deluge of data, not all of it reliable, and they’re trying to decode that data using outdated point solutions and imperfect criteria. Which means a lot of time spent running campaigns, initiating conversations and booking meetings that go nowhere. If this were the dating world, we’d be talking about a calendar full of bad first dates. Everyone’s “swiping right,” but no one’s truly matching. No one’s getting a second date. No one’s committing. Something just isn’t working.
We can’t help you if you’re dating. But if you’re trying to sell your company’s products and services—well, the game is about to change. Instead of moving through a volume of potential customers as quickly as possible to build pipeline, th
Published By: Marketo
Published Date: Jun 08, 2017
As a marketer, you know how critical it is to understand how your marketing efforts contribute to the bottom line. There’s a lot that goes on behind-the-scenes to generate sales pipeline and ultimately revenue. And by becoming a data-driven marketer that’s in tune with the right metrics, you can demonstrate marketing’s contribution to both.
Metrics illustrate the impact that you and your team are driving in the organization, which is critical to ensure you have the budget and resources you need to deliver optimum business outcomes. Without metrics, it’s nearly impossible to measure the success of your activities and identify elements to optimize in future campaigns. And without them, there’s no way to determine your return on investment (ROI).