Published By: Anaplan
Published Date: Mar 05, 2015
Many sales organizations continue to operate as they have for years: At headquarters, executives work with sales leaders to set revenue targets for the year. Sales teams receive top-down goals, which cascade across product lines, channels and other business dimensions. The end result is an account-level target, which is assigned to a sales rep. Because most companies do not have an easy way to complete this process—nor do they use a common system of record—they must resort to the quickest and easiest mechanism at hand: spreadsheets, a nonscalable, single-dimensional solution that does not handle complete data sets. This approach also poses challenges across key sales management functions, including planning, execution and optimization.
In the not-too-distant past, a retailer simply had store-level sales data, from which virtually all planning decisions were made. Today, retailers—from grocery to fashion—are bombarded with data that, with the right tools, can help them gain actionable insight into shoppers’ behavior across channels. In this white paper Oracle Retail explains how retailers can accurately measure consumer interest in specific merchandise and apply that knowledge from one channel to the next, thoroughly understand the implications of promotions on specific customers and customer segments, price on product performance, plan channel-specific assortments accordingly, and coordinate the supply chain processes to ensure execution of the cross channel plan.
Published By: Optymyze
Published Date: Feb 05, 2018
Optymyze jumps to a new high in the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Sales Performance Management.
Named a Leader for the third consecutive year, Optymyze distinguished itself through agile operations, a strong business model, and excellent market execution. Gartner Research, the world’s leading research and advisory firm, also recognized our efforts to deliver innovative solutions and respond to client and market needs.
This objective vendor comparison from Gartner is a must-read for any company considering an SPM solution.
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How many of your salespeople perform at their peak potential? Probably not enough. For decades, sales teams have depended on tools and practices that don’t maximize effectiveness and execution, because they don’t address key challenges at the heart of selling: getting reps trained and up to speed fast, keeping them aligned and ready to sell at all times, helping them work together to manage and complete deals efficiently. Learn how social business drives dramatic performance improvements for individual reps and sales organizations as a whole, as verified in a major new study by a top-three global consulting firm.
In this book we describe best practices honed through 13 years of experience and partnership with some of the leading technology companies in the world.
These best practices will give you insight into three key areas:
• Data management & renewal opportunity generation
• Sales strategy & execution
• Continuing the renewal cycle
We hope you enjoy this book!
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
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
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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.
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Near-perfect inventory visibility is critical to transforming the customer experience and competing in the retail revolution. Yet inventory accuracy across retail sectors hovers at around 60%. That shortfall causes retailers to lose out on potential sales and puts customer loyalty at risk.How do retailers address this issue? RFID—or radio frequency identification—is 10 times more efficient at cycle counting and can increase inventory accuracy across the supply chain by up to 99.5%, enabling retailers to truly compete in the highly competitive omnichannel world. Launch a successful RFID technology pilot program in your retail operation with our free How-to Guide: Five Steps to Piloting RFID for Unprecedented Inventory Visibility. This guide takes you from Step 1 (a KPI checklist) to Step 5 (execution and monitoring), so you can launch a pilot program and effectively measure its ROI before moving to full deployment. Download the free Guide today.
Published By: Balihoo
Published Date: Apr 29, 2010
As a product manufacturer reaching your customers through a reseller network, you know it's critical to coordinate and leverage marketing activities with them. More than ever your marketing budgets are under scrutiny, while at the same time there's ever-growing pressure to achieve sales goals.
Download this whitepaper to learn the 5 Keys to Optimizing your Co-op or MDF Advertising Program and seamlessly translate your national strategies into local execution.
Published By: Qvidian
Published Date: Mar 04, 2015
This Sales Execution Trends Report investigates new obstacles sales organizations face to meet these objectives, as well as explores current conditions and investment areas needed to improve sales execution; providing further market insight into the state of sales today.
Published By: Qvidian
Published Date: Jan 20, 2015
Many organizations start the year with positive momentum at their sales kick-off meeting. This guide takes a look at practical tips on how to start the year off right with a successful sales kick-off meeting.
How the latest social business solutions can help you get new hires selling more, faster -- Read this white paper to learn how you can help new hires get into the field with up to date information and with the right resources at their finger tips.
There's a better way to manage deals -- For a sales organization, email and CRMs don't enable precise teamwork. Read this white paper to learn how social business tools bring critical deal management capabilities.
Traditional content centric systems and other conventional tools don't provide rich interaction. That requires a very different set of capabilities that only new generation tools can offer. Learn 4 ways that social tools an turn your reps into stars
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