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2016 Sales Engagement Trends

Published By: BI WORLDWIDE     Published Date: Mar 07, 2016
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.
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bi worldwide, sales, incentives, effectiveness, sales incentive, productivity, engagement, business technology
    
BI WORLDWIDE

2017 Learning Buyer Report Key Findings

Published By: The Starr Conspiracy     Published Date: Jun 29, 2017
In this report, discover what’s important to learning buyers and what has changed with them since 2014.
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sales engagement, active evaluation, brand and need awareness, sales leveraging, trade show, active evaluation
    
The Starr Conspiracy

5 Habits of the Best Employers

Published By: Aon Hewitt     Published Date: Nov 16, 2016
The research is clear, organizations that create a culture of engagement see stronger business performance including customer satisfaction, sales, operating margins and shareholder value. This article explains the 5 Habits Best Employers practice to improve employee engagement and drive better business outcomes.
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aon, best employers, customer satisfaction, operating margins, employee engagement
    
Aon Hewitt

5 Mistakes Retailers Make When Selecting a Point of Sale Solution

Published By: Epicor     Published Date: Oct 17, 2018
Replacing your point of sale (POS) software can be daunting, yet most Farm and Agriculture retailers recognize that innovation is important for delivering on evolving customer expectations. Selecting the right software is an investment of time and money that can pay off with increased customer loyalty, more productive employees, and simpler business management. Epicor has been a part of successful retail businesses for years. All that industry experience has given us insight into what not to do, like: 1. Not involving the head of the organization in the decision-making process 2. Skipping the planning phase because it “takes too much time” 3. Considering a technology partner that doesn’t truly understand your industry 4. Assuming you will do things exactly the same way you do things today 5. Selecting a vendor that lacks a long-term product vision Read the white paper to learn more about how these mistakes can cause your organization to stumble—and how you can avoid them.
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retail store software, retail sales software, retail saas, p o s, point of sale, epicor eagle, benefits of epicor eagle, benefits of retail pos, advantages of retail saas, advantages of retail store software, retail pos software, mobility software, mobile pos, inventory management, customer engagement software, customer loyalty software, mistakes when selecting a new software, mobility, mobile technology, pos technology
    
Epicor

5 Mistakes Retailers Make When Selecting a POS

Published By: Epicor     Published Date: Jun 26, 2017
Replacing your point of sale (POS) software can be daunting, yet most Sporting Goods retailers recognize that innovation is important for delivering on evolving customer expectations. Selecting the right software is an investment of time and money that can pay off with increased customer loyalty, more productive employees, and simpler business management. Epicor has been a part of successful retail businesses for years. All that industry experience has given us insight into what not to do, like: 1. Not involving the head of the organization in the decision-making process 2. Skipping the planning phase because it “takes too much time” 3. Considering a technology partner that doesn’t truly understand your industry 4. Assuming you will do things exactly the same way you do things today 5. Selecting a vendor that lacks a long-term product vision Read the white paper to learn more about how these mistakes can cause your organization to stumble—and how you can avoid them.
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retail store software, retail sales software, retail saas, p o s, point of sale, epicor eagle, benefits of epicor eagle, benefits of retail pos, advantages of retail saas, advantages of retail store software, retail pos software, mobility software, mobile pos, inventory management, customer engagement software, customer loyalty software, mistakes when selecting a new software, mobility, mobile technology, pos technology
    
Epicor

5 Mistakes To Avoid When Selecting a Point-of-Sale Solution

Published By: Epicor     Published Date: Oct 05, 2018
Replacing your point of sale (POS) software can be daunting, yet most retailers recognize that innovation is important for delivering on evolving customer expectations. Selecting the right software is an investment of time and money that can pay off with increased customer loyalty, more productive employees, and simpler business management. Epicor has been a part of successful retail businesses for years. All that industry experience has given us insight into what not to do, like: 1. Not involving the head of the organization in the decision-making process 2. Skipping the planning phase because it “takes too much time” 3. Considering a technology partner that doesn’t truly understand your industry 4. Assuming you will do things exactly the same way you do things today 5. Selecting a vendor that lacks a long-term product vision Read the white paper to learn more about how these mistakes can cause your organization to stumble—and how you can avoid them.
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retail store software, retail sales software, retail saas, p o s, point of sale, epicor eagle, benefits of epicor eagle, benefits of retail pos, advantages of retail saas, advantages of retail store software, retail pos software, mobility software, mobile pos, inventory management, customer engagement software, customer loyalty software, mistakes when selecting a new software, mobility, mobile technology, pos technology
    
Epicor

5 Ways to Get Sales & Marketing Aligned

Published By: InsideView     Published Date: Aug 17, 2015
Creating alignment between sales and marketing can be a challenge—competing priorities, differing success measures, and even separate terminology. We had the pleasure of hosting Forrester’s Laura Ramos, Vice President and Principal Analyst Serving B2B Marketing Professionals. Laura charted the path to successful sales and marketing alignment and share critical steps to strengthen the partnership and increase revenue success. You will learn how sales and marketing can: · Make revenue generation more efficient and predictable. · Move from a relationship of open hostility to one of smooth collaboration—ultimately becoming high-performance partners. · Work together to create lifelong customer engagement—the lifeblood of every successful company.
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InsideView

6 ways to know it’s time to reconsider your product recommendations solution

Published By: Monetate     Published Date: Oct 11, 2018
Product recommendations are a proven way for marketers to drive sales, boosting the revenue potential of every shopping experience and increasing customer engagement overall. However, most current recommendations tools have not kept up with the level of personalization that customers have come to expect, and they often fall short of the precision that marketing teams need to create meaningful business impact. It may be time to reevaluate whether your solution is doing all it can to meet the needs of your customers and your team.
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product, recommendation, solution, customer, experience, monetate
    
Monetate

6 ways to know it’s time to reconsider your product recommendations solution

Published By: Monetate     Published Date: Oct 12, 2018
Product recommendations are a proven way for marketers to drive sales, boosting the revenue potential of every shopping experience and increasing customer engagement overall. However, most current recommendations tools have not kept up with the level of personalisation that customers have come to expect, and they often fall short of the precision that marketing teams need to create meaningful business impact. It may be time to reevaluate whether your solution is doing all it can to meet the needs of your customers and your team.
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product, recommendation, solution, customer, experience, monetate
    
Monetate

A Buyer's Guide to Finding the Right Solution

Published By: Groove     Published Date: May 16, 2018
From equipping them with accurate data to efficiency-driving tools to impactful training, you want to find the best systems to help your reps soar. As the market floods with technology (and a lot of lofty claims), it may be tough to know what you actually need and where to start your research process to help — not hinder — your team. You’ve probably heard a lot of buzz about sales engagement platforms, and there are quite a few to choose from. But what is it? What does it do? In sales, time is money. If you find that your team’s time is tied up in manual or administrative tasks, consider looking into a sales engagement platform. The right sales engagement platform will power outreach quality and quantity, ultimately helping your team crush their goals and boost the bottom line. In this guide, we’ll help you think through what features you should look for and what questions to ask as you begin to compare your options.
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Groove

B2B Telemarketing: Generate More Leads and Close More Sales

Published By: The Mx Group     Published Date: Jul 12, 2017
As the number of tactics available to marketers has multiplied, it has become harder and harder for many to determine where they should focus their resources. Digital marketing, in particular, is becoming increasingly sophisticated and offers opportunities for highly targeted and effective campaigns. But as B2B marketers are designing integrated programs, many overlook a tactic that has successfully generated leads and closed sales for decades: telemarketing. Strategically deploying telemarketing to enhance engagement, nurture prospects and improve your data can make the difference between revenue that goes to your bottom line and revenue that goes out the door. This kind of direct, one-to-one communication has a natural connection with the B2B world, a field built around relationships and tightly targeted audiences.
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digital marketing, telemarketing, lead generation, sales, engagement
    
The Mx Group

Banking and the Connected Customer

Published By: Salesforce.com     Published Date: Jul 02, 2014
A well-executed "System of Engagement" strategy provides value to banks and customers. • Approximately 45% of bank customers today regularly interact with their institution through a mobile channel, with estimates of 70% within a few years. • Why it’s time to break down the System of Record and move to a System of Engagement. • How this shift can increase customer satisfaction and create new business opportunities. Download this white paper to get the full details on how a new approach to banking pays off for everyone.
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salesforce, system of engagement, banking, increase customer satisfaction, mobile channel, system of record, knowledge management, enterprise applications
    
Salesforce.com

Beneft Case Study: Brightcove ExactTarget

Published By: Brightcove     Published Date: Sep 17, 2014
Salesforce ExactTarget Marketing Cloud, a digital marketing company, adopted Brightcove’s Video Cloud to manage the development and publication of video content to its Web site through a custom video portal to increase user engagement and increase the amount of time users spend learning about the brand. Nucleus found that using Brightcove enabled ExactTarget Marketing Cloud to better leverage its online video presence to increase its engagement with users and more effectively manage its digital brand.
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digital marketing, video content, online video presence, custom video portal
    
Brightcove

Best Practices for Sales Engagement

Published By: ClearSlide, Inc     Published Date: Jan 28, 2015
As the landscape of modern sales evolves based on global trends, sales people are finding themselves stretched to do more, sell on the go, and make quota faster. Today, sales leaders need to increase productivity and reduce friction in the sales process in order to hit their quotas. This white paper orchestrates the five steps necessary to improve your sales pipeline and forecast.
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b2b sales, buyers journey, sales strategies, sales-engagement, engagement strategies, prospecting solutions
    
ClearSlide, Inc

Build an Advocate Marketing Legion: How Target Scaled Employee Advocacy to Thousands

Published By: SocialChorus     Published Date: Jan 06, 2015
During this on-demand webinar, Nancy Brandt, Senior Editorial Specialist at Target, shares how they scaled their employee advocacy program to thousands of exempt and non-exempt employees and drove brand awareness and employee engagement.
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socialchorus, marketing, advocate marketing, employee advocacy, brand awareness, customer engagement, sales, employee advocacy program, social media marketing, social engagement
    
SocialChorus

Conversion Mapping: Building a Call-to-Action Architecture that Speeds Your Sales Pipeline

Published By: Bulldog Solutions     Published Date: Jul 20, 2009
A call-to-action architecture helps you engage more prospects in conversations that could lead to closed sales. This white paper outlines a strategy to create a call-to-action architecture that sets your sales team up for a success.
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conversion mapping, sales pipeline, prospects, call-to-action architecture, lead generation, sales engagement, conversion points, planning, btob, hosted solutions, on-premise, bulldog solutions, lead gen, nurture, convert, sales leads, bds
    
Bulldog Solutions

CSO Insights White Paper: Optimizing Incentive Compensation – Aligning What You Say With How You Pay

Published By: Anaplan     Published Date: Apr 06, 2016
Optimizing incentive compensation: aligning what you say with how you pay CSO Insights’ ICPM study* found that 69 percent of organizations use three or more metrics to build their sales compensation plans, but modeling and planning this sales strategy can quickly become too complex as a spreadsheet-driven exercise. It is crucial to get these incentive compensation structures right, because sales reps receive up to 60 percent of their income from incentive comp. In this white paper, we discuss the disconnect between sales behavior and incentive compensation structure and provide recommended steps towards optimizing your compensation plan.
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sales performance management, compensation management, incentive compensation, sales planning, incentive comp, commission structure, sales performance, xactly, callidus, cso, cso insights, incentive based compensation, excel, spreadsheet planning, spreadsheet, spm, commission, compensation, global compensation, sales engagement
    
Anaplan

CSO Insights: Optimizing Sales Engagements

Published By: ClearSlide     Published Date: Oct 24, 2013
To explore how effectively sales organizations are dealing with change, CSO Insights conducted a Sales Engagement Optimization (SEO) study, gathering input from 354 firms. Download now to see the results.
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sales engagement platform, customer engagement, shorten sales cycles, sales enablement software, sales analytics, clearslide, customer management software, sales prospect tracking, customer engagement tools, optimize sales process, sales predictability tools, sales productivity tool, sales web tools, mobile apps for sales, online collaboration tool, how to deliver a good sales pitch, email pitch, presentation sharing software, improve sales forecasting, improve sales management
    
ClearSlide

Decoding Consumer Needs for Health & Beauty Brands

Published By: Zoovu Limited     Published Date: Mar 20, 2019
Health and beauty products have always been personal and emotional purchases. More than in any other sector, consumers want products to reflect their individuality and expect them to be tailored to their ever-changing preferences, as well as their appearance and personal goals.
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customer engagement, digital engagement, guided selling, e-commerce, engagement economy, digital commerce, digital marketing, conversion, sales, growth, health, beauty, brands, customer experience, customer journey, conversion, engagement, product finder, machine learning, personalization
    
Zoovu Limited

Digital Body Language: Reading and Responding to Your Prospects’ Digital Buying Behavior

Published By: Oracle     Published Date: Sep 05, 2014
B2B transactions are no longer driven by sales. At least not during the first half of the engagement process. Research shows that more than half of the product and solution information gathering has been done online before a prospect even talks to someone in sales. To succeed in this new business climate, smart businesses are adapting and realizing that the next frontier is to read and respond to the “Digital Body Language” of their prospects. This new body language is revealed through online activities such as website visits, white paper downloads, and email responses. Find out more about Digital Body Language. Download “Reading and Responding to Your Prospects’ Buying Behavior in the Online World"
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digital, body language, sales, responses, transactions, b2b, body language, downloads, engagement, business, climate, product, solution
    
Oracle

Digital Body Language: Reading and Responding to Your Prospects’ Digital Buying Behavior

Published By: Oracle     Published Date: Sep 30, 2014
B2B transactions are no longer driven by sales. At least not during the first half of the engagement process. Research shows that more than half of the product and solution information gathering has been done online before a prospect even talks to someone in sales. To succeed in this new business climate, smart businesses are adapting and realizing that the next frontier is to read and respond to the “Digital Body Language” of their prospects. This new body language is revealed through online activities such as website visits, white paper downloads, and email responses. Find out more about Digital Body Language. Download “Reading and Responding to Your Prospects’ Buying Behavior in the Online World”
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digital, body, language, b2b, transaction, buyers cues, intentions, networking
    
Oracle

Digital Transformation in Sales: Evolving the Art of Customer Engagement

Published By: Microsoft     Published Date: Jan 05, 2017
Customer engagement requires an organization-wide commitment to creating meaningful connections, building relationships, and nurturing those relationships to establish trust and keep your brand top-of-mind.
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microsoft, customer service, customer engagement, digital sales, lead nurturing, customer interaction service, customer relationship management, customer satisfaction, ebusiness, sales automation, customer experience management, business technology
    
Microsoft

Digital transformation in sales: evolving the art of customer engagement eBook

Published By: Microsoft     Published Date: Jul 20, 2018
For sales organizations, customer engagement is about more than touchpoints—it’s about everything that happens in between personal and digital encounters. Customer engagement requires an organization-wide commitment to creating meaningful connections, building relationships, and nurturing those relationships to establish trust and keep your brand top-ofmind. “The realignment of, or new investment in, technology and business models to more effectively engage digital customers at every touchpoint in the customer experience lifecycle.” - Altimeter Group The realignment of, or new investment in, technology and business models to more effectively engage digital customers at every touchpoint in the customer experience lifecycle. - Altimeter Group Customer engagement drives every interaction, every process, and every decision—and it’s the key to driving sales. In fact, respondents from a May 2016 Microsoft survey of sales leaders across multiple industries ranked customer engagement the #1 dr
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Microsoft

Digital transformation in sales: evolving the art of customer engagement eBook (existing)

Published By: Microsoft Azure     Published Date: Apr 10, 2018
For sales organizations, customer engagement is about more than touchpoints—it’s about everything that happens in between personal and digital encounters. Customer engagement requires an organization-wide commitment to creating meaningful connections, building relationships, and nurturing those relationships to establish trust and keep your brand topof-mind.
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Microsoft Azure
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