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IT Sales Lead Generation: Understanding the Complex Sales Needs of the IT Industry
The sales lead generation process for technology companies is very different from lead generation in other industries. Technology sector needs are more precise,

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Sales Force Automation (SFA)

Sales Force Automation (SFA) systems help sales and marketing teams with functions related to taking orders, generating proposals or quotes, managing territories, managing partners, and maintaining contact data. Systems often include various levels of analytic and reporting capabilities. 

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How Winners Trap Their Competition


Using the highest degree of professionalism and integrity, you can protect your value proposition from competitive attack by setting traps for the competition. By knowing the competition's actions, behavior, and practices, you can identify damaging behavior. After exploring the potential risks and rewards, you can then consider what might be done to snare the competition. Exposing the competition's deficiencies with this mousetrap model will not only spare your client the expense, disruption, and embarrassment of a poorly executed implementation, but it will increase your ability to effectively compete.

advertising sales proposal  Winners Trap Their Competition How Winners Trap Their Competition Featured Author - Dave Stein - February 5, 2005 Originally published - October 8, 2004 Introduction You can sell all the business value you want to all the real buyers, but if you aren't protecting your value proposition from competitive attack, your deal, your commission, and maybe even your job will be at risk. A mousetrap makes a great analogy when it comes to understanding how to protect your deal by setting traps for your Read More

Finding the Key to Small Manufacturer's Profits - Part 2


Part 1 of this blog series discussed the genesis of ProfitKey International, one of the longest-standing enterprise resource planning (ERP) providers for small to midsize discrete manufacturers that has never been merged with another peer product. After the protracted bankruptcy saga of its former parent company, HALO Technology Holdings, ProfitKey was recently bought out by Phoenix Asset

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Project-oriented versus Generic GL-oriented ERP/Accounting Systems


Caught between big-vendor ERP offerings requiring heavy customization, and off-the-shelf project management solutions that are easily outgrown, project-oriented organizations have special accounting needs. Find out more about those needs, along with recommendations for what solutions you should be taking a closer look at.

advertising sales proposal  to boost their marketing, advertising, and PR expenditures in order to gain more project contracts during the market contraction, where for example, a proposal automation capability can come in handy. While project management and resource planning software applications help service organizations deliver within a budget, in the long term, these organizations need to win a new stream of projects or customers, which involves pre-sales customer relationship management (CRM), marketing and proposal Read More

Have You Ever Asked Yourself, 'Is My Company Experiencing a Sales Breakdown?'


No matter how strong or experienced you are as a sales professional, sales executive or smaller company CEO, if the infrastructure supporting your sales effort is not in place, achieving your revenue targets will be like attempting to climb Mt. Everest wearing running shoes.

advertising sales proposal  make first contact. Since advertising is expensive, it can easily be relegated to a nice-to-have during tough times. But press and analyst relations are a must. If your company is ignoring or under investing in this area, you are working at a disadvantage. Lead generation activities and initiatives . Is your company generating sales leads for your products and services so that your time can be spent properly planning and managing the opportunities? If not, it needs to. And by the way, the glut of Read More

So You Think You Don’t Owe Sales Tax


Manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, resellers, governments, and charitable organizations are some of the business types that do not expect to pay sales tax. The burden of proof is on the seller, however, should the state express concern about exempt sales. The smartest strategy is to be aware of where you might have tax compliance obligations and how it impacts your business. This white paper explains the four most common tax compliance obligations and what you can do to make compliance easier.

advertising sales proposal  You Think You Don’t Owe Sales Tax Manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, resellers, governments, and charitable organizations are some of the business types that do not expect to pay sales tax. The burden of proof is on the seller, however, should the state express concern about exempt sales. The smartest strategy is to be aware of where you might have tax compliance obligations and how it impacts your business. This white paper explains the four most common tax compliance obligations and what you Read More

Sales Tax Compliance and the CFO: What Automation Means for Risk Management


It’s time C-level executives take a closer look at how sales tax is managed within their organizations. This report highlights what finance and accounting professionals know (and don’t know) about managing sales tax, and more importantly, why risk of non-compliance is more important in this legislative climate. This report draws upon a recent study by Wakefield Research, which investigates what leading and emerging companies in the U.S. know about sales tax compliance.

advertising sales proposal  Tax Compliance and the CFO: What Automation Means for Risk Management It’s time C-level executives take a closer look at how sales tax is managed within their organizations. This report highlights what finance and accounting professionals know (and don’t know) about managing sales tax, and more importantly, why risk of non-compliance is more important in this legislative climate. This report draws upon a recent study by Wakefield Research, which investigates what leading and emerging companies in Read More

Aligning Sales Territories to Enhance Sales Productivity: Improving Customer Relationships in a Tough Economy


In a tough economy, retaining customers and reducing costs become paramount, and sales force productivity takes center stage. You should also be thinking about territory alignment: territory management directly affects customer relationships and the ability to tailor your approach to various market segments. Learn how to optimize territory alignment with the right set of tools, and overcome sales process obstacles.

advertising sales proposal  Sales Territories to Enhance Sales Productivity: Improving Customer Relationships in a Tough Economy Aligning Sales Territories to Enhance Sales Productivity: Improving Customer Relationships in a Tough Economy If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Unlike other CRM software, the SAP Customer Relationship Management (SAP CRM) application, part of the SAP Business Suite, not only helps you address your short-term Read More

Making the Most of Your Sales Opportunities


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How To Write a Winning Proposal


Your proposal should prove your case, and motivate the client to buy your services or applications. But all too often, reading a proposal is almost as painfully difficult as writing one. So what are the secrets of truly successful proposal-writing?

advertising sales proposal  To Write a Winning Proposal In today's economy, sales people have to write more proposals, and better proposals, than ever before. As the industry has become more competitive and complex, customers have become both more confused and more demanding. As a result, they are likely to listen to a presentation, nod their heads, and mutter those dreaded words, Sounds good! Why don't you put that in writing for me? Why Do Customers Want Proposals? Writing proposals is about as much fun as having your teeth Read More

Sales Force Automation (SFA) RFI/RFP Template


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advertising sales proposal  Force Automation (SFA) RFI/RFP Template The Sales Force Automation (SFA) RFI/RFP Template lists and describes 788 features and functions found in Sales Force Automation (SFA) software solutions. This Sales Force Automation (SFA) Template can help you save time, control costs, and communicate clearly with vendors at nearly every stage of your Sales Force Automation (SFA) software selection projects. Features and functions included in this Sales Force Automation (SFA) Template: Management of Read More

How to Evaluate a Sales and Operation Planning System


The features available in today’s sales and operations planning (SOP) systems make these systems indispensable assets for an organization. Reporting tools and graphical representations are just a couple of these key features. Find out what else to look for in an SOP system.

advertising sales proposal  to Evaluate a Sales and Operation Planning System Sales and operations planning (SOP) is one of the more critical functions an organization must undertake, as its effects span across various departments, and have the potential to directly influence the organization’s profits. A successful SOP department harmonizes the different beats of each division into an agreeable melody. It is definitely a challenge to find an effective tool that can merge the data from different systems to create a coherent Read More

Sales 2.0: Faster Sales in a Sluggish Economy


The Internet offers a wealth of information for buyers, who can window-shop from their desks. Power has shifted to buyers, who no longer need to rely on salespeople for information. But sales managers can use Sales 2.0 to tap into these new buying habits to instantly interact with prospects and provide personalized service. Find out how Sales 2.0 can help you instantly view and serve prospects entering your online store.

advertising sales proposal  2.0: Faster Sales in a Sluggish Economy The Internet offers a wealth of information for buyers, who can window-shop from their desks. Power has shifted to buyers, who no longer need to rely on salespeople for information. But sales managers can use Sales 2.0 to tap into these new buying habits to instantly interact with prospects and provide personalized service. Find out how Sales 2.0 can help you instantly view and serve prospects entering your online store. Read More

Success Keys for Proposal Automation


Proposal writing has become a common requirement throughout the entire business world. And for many sales people, they are a necessary evil. If you're thinking about automating your proposal process, there are ten critical success keys to a successful implementation.

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