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5 Strategies to Drive Sales Productivity

5 Strategies to Drive Sales Productivity

Dan Burtan
Written by Dan Burtan September 3, 2019

Almost every company struggles with sales productivity, and this problem is only exacerbated by the rising pressure to meet or exceed increasing revenue targets. Organizations are growing their sales teams and chasing more aggressive sales goals, but they aren’t scaling their processes, best practices, and sales tools at the same rate. As a result, productivity…

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Asset Management, Banking, Consulting, Financial Services, Life Sciences, Other Industries, Technology, Telecommunications, Wealth Management, Sales Effectiveness, Sales Enablement, Sales Productivity
How to Leverage Sales Efficiency and Sales Effectiveness to Improve Sales Productivity

How to Leverage Sales Efficiency and Sales Effectiveness to Improve Sales Productivity

Dan Burtan
Written by Dan Burtan August 26, 2019

“Efficiency is doing things right; effectiveness is doing the right things.” – Peter Drucker, father of modern management theory In other words, just because you CAN do something, does that mean you SHOULD? And what SHOULD you be doing anyway? ‘Sales efficiency’ and ‘sales effectiveness’ sound like vague concepts, but they can actually have a…

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Asset Management, Banking, Consulting, Financial Services, Life Sciences, Other Industries, Technology, Telecommunications, Wealth Management, Sales Effectiveness, Sales Enablement
automate proposals, RFP automation

Top 13 Tools to Automate Proposals

Matt Ellis
Written by Matt Ellis November 2, 2018

Tools that automate proposals save organizations countless hours and dollars. Without a tool to automate proposals your organization can miss out on deals. The platforms available today reduce the friction of fulfilling an RFP by providing users with the ability to automate the process, track results, reuse templates, quickly customize a proposal, and collaborate within…

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Technology, Marketing Efficiency, Sales Effectiveness
sales excellence

What is Sales Excellence?

Matt Ellis
Written by Matt Ellis October 26, 2018

What is sales excellence? Well, excellence is an amorphous and difficult thing to not only define but also achieve. We could spend years in therapy talking about how to know when you’ve achieved excellence in both your personal and professional life. When will all these feelings of inadequacy and inability to measure up to Bill…

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Technology, Sales Effectiveness
How to Improve Sales Productivity: 7 Helpful Hints

How to Improve Sales Productivity: 7 Helpful Hints

Dan Burtan
Written by Dan Burtan May 15, 2015

Sales productivity is the #1 challenge for almost 65% of B2B organizations, according to research from The Bridge Group. Therefore, optimizing sales productivity should be one of the most important aspects for a business to focus on – the efficiency, effectiveness, and productivity of the salesforce has a direct and significant impact on revenue. What is…

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All, Asset Management, Banking, Consulting, Financial Services, Life Sciences, Manufacturing, Other Industries, Technology, Sales Enablement, Sales Productivity
8 Reasons Your Sales Reps are Losing Deals

8 Reasons Your Sales Reps are Losing Deals

Dan Burtan
Written by Dan Burtan July 23, 2019

Buyers have taken control of the modern sales cycle, and successful salespeople today know they need to act like trusted advisors with prospects to simplify their decision-making process, understand their needs and behavior, and deliver immediate value, otherwise they will lose the deal. Great sales managers and sales reps won’t just accept that a deal…

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Asset Management, Banking, Consulting, Financial Services, Life Sciences, Other Industries, Technology, Telecommunications, Wealth Management, Buyer Engagement, Sales Effectiveness, Sales Enablement
Seismic Acquires SAVO: What it means for customers

Seismic Acquires SAVO: What it means for customers

Doug Winter
Written by Doug Winter May 8, 2018

Today we announced a definitive agreement to acquire SAVO Group, bringing together two of the major global sales enablement brands. It is a significant chapter in our company’s history and the overall sales enablement market. By bringing SAVO Group and their customer base into the Seismic family, Seismic will have more than 450 employees and…

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Asset Management, Banking, Financial Services, Life Sciences, Other Industries, Technology, Wealth Management, Seismic News
sales enablement plan

A Cheat Sheet for Your Sales Enablement Plan (Infographic)

Matt Ellis
Written by Matt Ellis August 2, 2018

Enacting a successful sales enablement strategy requires a thoughtful sales enablement plan. The sales enablement plan needs to be built on a solid understanding of the strategy as a whole. Because when a  plan is successful an organization sees many benefits. Organizations with a sales enablement platform experience: 350% increase in content usage, 275% boost…

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Technology, Sales Effectiveness, Sales Enablement