A sales activity plan is a crucial element of achieving sales goals. Without clear guidance on how to create, progress and close opportunities, your reps are left to take a trial-and-error approach to winning business – which is something none of us can afford. Just a few weeks ago, CSO Insights released the 2017 Sales...Read More
Have you looked at your sales metrics lately? What types of metrics are you tracking? More than likely, they include measurements like profit, revenue growth, customer retention or market share. Those result metrics are important, because they communicate how the company is performing overall. But research shows that you can’t directly manage result metrics because...Read More
306 sales management metrics. That’s the number of data points “Cracking the Sales Management Code” authors Jason Jordan and Michelle Vazzana studied when they partnered with the Sales Education Foundation to survey its corporate constituents. The researchers asked sales leaders to provide the most important key performance indicators they used to drive performance in their...Read More
You’ve probably seen some variation of the statistic below, but it’s still worth sharing: Every day, 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are created. That number is unfathomable, but it’s great news for sales leaders. That data includes valuable activity data, lead information and pipeline statistics that can be used to improve your sales process. But...Read More
Driving revenue with sales metrics is an iterative process. Even if you define the right operating metrics, align your team around them and course-correct performance, your sales metrics need continuous evaluation. Perhaps new initiatives require a shift in your process. And even if your plan of action hasn’t changed, the market, economy or competitors can...Read More
The end of a quarter is a hard time to be a sales leader. You’re stressed about getting in those last vital deals for this quarter. Your CEO needs next quarter’s sales forecast. Your reps want to take off time for the holidays. And to top it all off, you need a new sales strategy to achieve...Read More
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