If you’re a sales manager, you’re probably feeling stuck in the middle. On one hand, you have a huge employee engagement movement going on with HR departments focusing on developing leaders and recognizing achievements with substantial budgets. On the other side, marketing departments are using technology and creativity (and also large budgets) to connect with and educate customers about their products, solutions and brands.
The trend is to challenge every dollar spent on sales compensation to maximize ROI. HR departments are treating salespeople like all other employees. And customers are going online to avoid anyone with sales in their title.
Based on our research and applications we see in our customers’ leading sales initiatives, if you’re a sales manager, you are trying to maximize results out of your sales team by increasing your teams engagement to meet company goals. Download this white paper to see which eight trends you should consider as you strategize for the year.
Do you recall the commercial a cellular provider once ran a that displayed cellular-connection “bars” above people’s heads to indicate the signal strength of the connection? Maybe that’s the way we can all look at employee engagement. Employee engagement is measurable, and we call that engagement signal strength (ESS). It’s not a static score, but a dynamic measurement that may change every day depending on what happens at work with a co-worker or supervisor, or at even home. This white paper from TharpeRobbins explains how you can understand your ESS and increase it with smart solutions.
Looking for cost-effective benefit alternatives that increase productivity and reduce absenteeism? It’s time to look at workplace wellness programs. These programs are no longer a trend — they are here to stay. Providing employees with incentives to get healthy and stay healthy can have a positive impact on engagement and the bottom line. This white paper from TharpeRobbins shows you the advantages of an employee wellness program and how you can get started with one in your organization.
Many companies are adding integrated recognition and reward strategies specifically to engage employees, enhance the employee experience, and drive shared responsibility for reaching corporate goals throughout the organization. This white paper from TharpeRobbins shows you how performance-driven rewards help our clients move beyond traditional service and safety reward programs to new levels of employee recognition.
Employee recognition is constantly evolving. As people’s tastes change, new generations enter the workforce and recognition’s effectiveness in driving employee engagement continues to get results. This e-book from TharpeRobbins explains the top five employee recognition trends to watch for in 2015.
Download this very brief guide now and reflect on the 9 Indicators. If you answer "no" to two or more of the questions listed within, there is undoubtedly sufficient ROI to strongly consider replacing your current incentive compensation system.
In every organization, five main processes usually are occurring simultaneously, but often disjointedly: customer management; pipeline and forecast management; sales enablement and training; quote and proposal management; and sales compensation and incentives. This e-book covers the ways in which they need to evolve and be streamlined, and puts the following questions for a quick self-assessment:
? Is my sales organization evolving at pace with customer expectations?
? Are my sales reps providing value to every customer exchange?
? Are my reps set up for success, and set up to sell quickly after they onboard or change territories?
? Do you provide your reps with the tools they need to be efficient and effective?
SAP has been ranked a leader in the latest Gartner Magic Quadrant for Sales Performance Management.
The Gartner Magic Quadrant for Sales Performance Management (SPM) examines the fast-growing SPM space and helps companies identify the best solutions for driving sales, aligning incentives, automating commissions, and effectively planning your territory and quota strategies. For the third year in a row, SAP is listed the highest and furthest to the right for “Ability to Execute” and “Completeness of Vision”. This marks our sixth year in a row positioned among the leaders.
Discover the important trends in SPM solutions that can help you make a buying decision. The report includes:
? A comprehensive evaluation of 11 leading vendors in the SPM space.
? Key trends in sales plan optimization, including why companies are increasingly using AI to achieve more effective sales incentive plans.
? Strategic planning assumptions, including the assumption that 40% of B2B providers with more than 10
A trending topic amongst Sales Leadership is whether to SPIF, or not to SPIF. Do Sales Performance Incentive Funds (SPIFs) motivate or distract? With Salesforce and Xactly, it all comes down to how you use them!
The number one driver of your organization’s success is sales performance.
In this new eBook, 10 industry experts provide their top tips on how to inspire sales reps and maximize their selling power. With decades of sales management and training experience between them, they share proven practices to accelerate performance across your organization.
You will learn how to:
Improve coaching and training processes with weekly teaching labs and goal setting
Motivate behaviors through incentives like SPIFs, bonuses, and recognition awards
Build a better team culture by taking the time to personally connect with reps
Increase rep productivity with practical advice you can start using today
Don’t miss this guide on how you can incorporate continuous improvement and drive better performance. Download the eBook today!
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To manage this growing technology and business complexity, modern ERP is a must for distributors.
It’s needed due to:
• A need for multiple sales channels, both offline and digital
• Ever-growing product portfolios, including offerings that may be customized, complex or bundled
• The addition of value-added services, which could include assembly and labelling
• Pricing, rebates and the addition of incentives that could drive profitability
• Calculation and demand complexity, which increases the need for customer segmentation
Modern ERP is the driver of digital transformation for a distribution business. It can provide streamlined processes, centralize back office functions, allow new service offerings, and help in understanding profitability.
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