Top Sales KPIs for Your B2B Sales Reps

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Unclear sales goals are costly. These are metrics that prioritize and improve sales performance and yield valuable specifics like percent of team meeting quota, average on-target earnings, and sales cycle length. KPIs should match the specific needs of your sales team.

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1 Key SaaS Sales Metric to Fine-Tune Sales Productivity

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Sales is the Growth Engine. Sales is the engine driving SaaS company value. Top and bottom line performance are totally dependent on the sales organization and its performance. And sales expense is typically the largest expense item on a growth SaaS company’s income statement. When scaling the business, sales typically averages roughly 30% of revenue, so therefore sales spend is one of the biggest investments a company can make.

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How to Use Sales Multi-Threading to Your Advantage

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Hitting an early impasse with a prospect is an age-old sales dilemma. “I They said, ‘You need to reach out to our CEO directly,’” recalls Megan Hanisko, manager of sales development at ZoomInfo. “So Reaching a dead end when bringing in a new sales account is nothing new.

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Market & Sales Intelligence — Why Both are Essential for Sales Teams

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Sales reps can easily lose a successful sale if they don’t have the right tools or framework to work with. Both market and sales intelligence fall under the umbrella of lead intelligence, which collectively gives comprehensive insights about prospects. What is Sales Intelligence?

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B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

How to Create an Effective Sales Plan: Components and Tips

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A sales plan is a document that helps you better organize your sales process and reach specific goals step by step. Sales plans vary in form depending on the number of sales objections, budget, deadlines, and the number of resources needed. Sales Plan Structure.

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The Sales Prospecting Strategy Guide

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Learn what sales prospecting is, and how business development professionals can go to market using outreach strategies that deliver business results. What is Sales Prospecting? The ultimate goal is to guide your prospects through the sales funnel until they eventually make a purchase.

A Sales Management System

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“There’s no stronger time than now, where a sales executive needs a really strong partnership with business ops or sales ops or revenue ops,” said Todd Abbott, as he opened his presentation at Ramp 2019, the revenue ops event of the year hosted by InsightSquared. When forecasts are missed, confidence is lost and job security for the sales executive, and in turn the CEO, can be in jeopardy. That strategic framework starts with documenting the sales process.

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Sales Planning Means Sales Success

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When it comes to sales planning, leaders traditionally go with their gut instead of using data to make efficient, equitable decisions. These sales planning decisions, especially on prioritizing accounts and territory mapping , are usually based on previous years’ results.

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Top 14 Sales Skills Every Sales Rep Must Master

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The best sales teams consistently deliver for their organizations, plain and simple. This is no mistake, as the elite teams are relentless in their development of sales skills. Superb sales skills do not come naturally to every young rep. Sales Process Adherence.

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4 AI Hacks to Make Sales Teams More Efficient

Over the last two years, there’s been a 76 percent increase in AI adoption across sales organizations. For sales teams, AI opens up a world of new possibilities, including automating outreach, identifying best-fit buyers, and keeping CRMs flush with fresh data. Read on to learn the four AI hacks sales teams need to improve their performance. Download the eBook today!

28 Effective Tips for Shortening Your Sales Cycle

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On the other hand, a faster sales cycle keeps your buyer’s attention on your offering. Understanding the sales cycle in separate stages helps predict buyer behavior and selling outcomes. Today we’re sharing tips and tricks to shorten the sales cycle, broken down by stage.

Sales Productivity: Where Are You Wasting The Most Time?

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If your goal is to increase sales productivity, start by asking yourself: “how much time do I waste on non-selling activities?”. In fact, there are a host of obstacles that keep sales reps from being their most productive selves. Where Do Sales Reps Waste The Most Time?

How to Improve Communication Between Marketing and Sales

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In theory, your sales and marketing departments should be the best of friends. What if I told you that misalignment between sales and marketing technologies costs B2B companies 10% of revenue or more per year? Why is Sales and Marketing Communication Important?

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7 Sales Prospecting Tips to Ignite Even the Coldest Pipes

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If your sales pipeline is colder than a Siberian spigot in January, it’s time to rethink your sales prospecting techniques. Sales prospecting techniques are the tactics a salesperson uses to find new customers. Prospecting is an early and critical stage in the sales process.

The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.

Prospecting Insights: Boost Your Sales Strategy with High-Octane Data

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How important are prospecting insights to your sales strategy? Of course, your sales strategy’s success, including reaching your revenue goals, depends on the sales team hitting their numbers. It could be that their sales reps know how to prospect effectively.

Sales Reporting: A Guide to Creating Useful Sales Reports

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Exceptional sales performances aren’t achieved through sheer willpower — they’re accomplished by understanding goals that are easily tracked and planned out. Sales reporting helps managers track and monitor progress to keep a pulse on sales cycle profitability. B2B Sales.

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Help your sales team succeed in 2018: Hire sales ops

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SaaStr founder Jason Lemkin recently discussed the reality a sales team faces on January 1: the closed/won deals start at $0. The commitment of new goals can be daunting, even for the most seasoned of sales teams. To alleviate some of the pressure of the new year, Lemkin offered a list of ideas you can implement to help your sales team succeed in 2018. Hire dedicated sales ops. Lemkin argues, “ Many of you will have little to no dedicated help in sales operations.

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Map Your Sales Funnel for a Smoother Sales Journey

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Overflowing the sales funnel with leads doesn’t necessarily guarantee more paying customers in the end. Abundant lead conversion can happen when sales reps practice meaningful engagement with them throughout the sales funnel. Sales Funnel vs. Sales Pipeline.

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The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

An SDR’s Field Guide to Sales Territory Mapping

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Sales territory maps serve as the game boards for outside sales, which makes field sales reps the game board pieces. Though it can be tedious, sales territory mapping provides a framework for strategic planning — ensuring that sales reps don’t go into meetings blind.

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Survey: How sales reps adapted to the pandemic

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The pandemic changed the day-to-day processes of the B2B sales organization practically overnight when the world went 100% digital. Here’s a closer look at how sales rep processes changed in the past year and whether these new methods will outlast the pandemic.

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Data-Driven Sales Forecasting Using Facts, Not Feelings [Part 1]

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Q: What do sales leaders, meteorologists, and economists all have in common? It’s a tough ask, and in many ways, sales leaders have the most difficult time of them all when predicting the shape of tomorrow. Some 57% of sales reps do not accurately forecast their pipeline.

Sales Account Management: Your Go-To Guide for Greater Growth

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Sales account management, like sales, is selling. For the sales account manager, getting processes down can mean the difference between achieving massive growth and losing customers to the competition. What Is the Difference Between Sales and Account Management?

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How to Overcome the Pain Points of Your CRM

When used effectively, a CRM can be the life blood of your sales team – keeping everyone organized, efficient, and at peak productivity. However, as a company, sales stack, and database grow, it becomes difficult to uphold structure and governance to keep a CRM up-to-date. The result? Less organization, more confusion, and fewer deals closed. Leveraging leading industry research from industry analysts, this eBook explores how your sales team can gain back valuable time.

Old School Sales vs New: The Rise of the Modern Sales Model

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We all know Tom: the sales guy trying to sell you something you don’t really need on a Tuesday afternoon. The Old World vs. New World of Sales. In the new world of sales, being well connected is no longer as important as being well informed. The Rise of Inside Sales.

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Embracing New Sales Traditions in 2020

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From sales processes to how we celebrate holidays, there has been no area left untouched by this pandemic. So, as sales leaders, how have we kept ‘remote’ control? Communication in Sales: Clear is Kind. Sales is an individual sport but sharing insight helps us all win.

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How to Maximize Your Sales Navigator ROI

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LinkedIn transformed the way working professionals network and became a pillar of sales outreach. . LinkedIn Sales Navigator is an excellent tool. Whether you’re new to Sales Navigator or an existing user, these ideas can help you boost your social selling game.

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Best Practices to Clean Up Your Messy Sales Ops

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Patrick Kelly, the first sales ops group leader, described his responsibilities as “all the nasty number things that you don’t want to do, but need to do to make a great sales force.” Sales ops covers a vast array of responsibilities, which continues to expand. In the 1970s, J.

Why Start With Marketing & Sales Alignment

Speaker: Molly Rigatti, Marketing Strategist at SmartBug Media

Before you plan your next sales kickoff or bottom of the funnel marketing campaign or any effort where sales and marketing are both on the hook for performance, you need to check in on your teams. Sales and marketing both oversee a very important part of the pipeline and revenue process for your organization. But that doesn’t mean they should function in silos. When building up your sales enablement program, think about the three “P”s—practicality, productivity, and profit—when defining responsibilities and facilitating communication between your teams.

5 Inspiring Women Leaders in Sales to Follow Today

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This International Women’s Day, we’d like to give a shoutout to women leaders in the tech industry, especially those in sales leadership positions. Looking for sales leaders to follow for inspiration and best practices? Jill Konrath is one of the most recognized women in sales.

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Triple Touch: A Stealth Sales Tactic for Rapid Prospect Responses

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It’s time to activate the triple touch sales tactic. What is the Triple Touch in Sales? The ‘touches’ include contacting the prospect three different ways, each time building trust, getting on their radar, and moving them further into the sales funnel. .

The Formula For a Winning Sales Stack

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The modern sales stack has become a tangled mess. Building the right sales stack shouldn’t be such a difficult endeavor. In fact, often you have more than you need and the answer is to consolidate your sales stack. To simplify it, let’s compare the sales stack to a formal suit.

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Researching Personas? Ask Sales!

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Your sales team. Sales representatives and account managers know your audiences better than anyone else in the company. Schedule some time with a top sales rep to discuss what they know about your customers. Ask Sales!

The Ultimate Buyer’s Guide for Sales Enablement Platforms

According to Gartner, 15% of all technology spending in 2021 is predicted to go toward sales enablement technology. When identifying a platform that bridges the gap between sales, marketing and customers while staying within budget, the selection process quickly becomes overwhelming. So, what features do you need to consider? What questions should you ask? Our buyer’s guide will help you evaluate your options and find the sales enablement solution best suited to your needs.

Artificial Intelligence for Sales: Discover How Sales is Changing

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Today John Holland, Chief Content Officer of CustomerCentric Selling, helps us cover the other side of the coin—artificial intelligence within the sales process. The Problem with B2B Artificial Intelligence and Sales. Only a mere 13% of the modern sales force consists of ‘A Players’ – or reps who consistently exceed quota. In fact, for the last few decades, only about 50% of sales reps have achieved quota ( source ). Key Takeaways Regarding AI for Sales.

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10 Secrets of Top Sales Performers

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But being a top sales performer isn’t easy. Whether you want to make money online, on the phone, or in-store, these 10 secrets of top sales performers will help you get there. It’s impossible to overstate the importance of relationship-building in the world of sales.

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Sales Training vs. Sales Coaching: What’s the Difference?

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Sales training and coaching are key pillars of a comprehensive sales enablement solution, so it’s important to understand the difference between the two and why they work so well together. What is sales training? While related, sales training is slightly different from coaching.

How AI is Changing the Sales Process

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For sales professionals, AI is not only impacting your personal life, but it will soon influence your professional work too if it hasn’t already done so. Many of today’s forward-thinking companies have already begun using AI in their sales strategies. In fact, Gartner reported by the year 2020, AI will become a more integral part of the sales process for up to 30% of companies around the world. Strengthens Communication With Sales Leads. The Future of AI in Sales.

The #1 Reason Why Sales Coaching is Critical to Your 2022 Sales Success

Speaker: Tim Hughes, Co-Founder and CEO of Digital Leadership Associates

Join Tim Hughes, Author of Social Selling – Influencing Buyers and Changemakers and Co-Founder/CEO of Digital Leadership Associates, as he details how investing in sales coaching will teach your team how to navigate social media and therefore create greater sales success.