Month: May 2013

5 Statistics that every Sales Manager should track using their CRM system

By CommenceCRM / May 30, 2013

The most basic function of any sales manager is to make sure that their sales team is doing the things that they need to be in order to be successful. Sales managers should keep their eye on certain statistics that will give them valuable information about the performance of their team. These statistics can range from activity tracking, response time,…

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What’s the Best CRM Software?

By CommenceCRM / May 23, 2013

There is no such thing as the best CRM software. There are several products that may address your business requirements better than others, but there is no top CRM solution or best CRM system.  Sorry to disappoint you. There is a lot of hype in this industry sector and millions spent on marketing and branding, but the best CRM software…

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Don’t Let Quality Leads Slip Away: Executive Takes Action with CRM Software

By CommenceCRM / May 21, 2013

Larry Caretsky, Commence CEO, has released the white paper “Don’t Let Quality Leads Slip Away: Executive Takes Action with CRM Software.”   Here’s an excerpt including the introduction and you can download the full white paper below: “As a sales executive of a computer software firm, I became consistently frustrated when comparing the number of leads that we generated every quarter to…

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Sales Question and Answer #23 – Which sales magazines and sales improvement seminars do you recommend?

By CommenceCRM / May 20, 2013

This is a Sales Question and Answer article from guest poster Dave Kahle, author and leading sales educator. Follow Dave’s latest Tweets at @davekahle. Q. Dave, I’m interested in what you would recommend for a subscription to a monthly sales magazine and a sales improvement seminar. A. You have touched one of my hot-buttons with this question. So, forgive me…

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Sales Best Practice #29 – Creates a well thought out monthly plan

By CommenceCRM / May 13, 2013

A best practice for sales people by Dave Kahle, author and leading sales educator. There are several very common temptations that routinely present themselves to the field salesperson. One is to become too reactive.  When you succumb to this temptation, you eventually default to a mindset that sees your job as essentially being your customer’s gofer.  You determine where to go…

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Beliefs that limit a salesperson’s performance – the problem with passion

By CommenceCRM / May 9, 2013

This is a best practice for sales people by Dave Kahle, author and leading sales educator. Article by Dave Kahle This is one of those pieces of conventional wisdom that no one seems to question: “It’s good to be passionate about your product.” Like so many of these conventional myths that ingrain themselves into our psyche, this one has the…

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Top Tips for Using Social Media to Enhance Your Reputation

By CommenceCRM / May 7, 2013

Did you catch that Clydesdales commercial during the 2013 Super Bowl? Budweiser had just a bit of an audience that day, yes? Now – think back. How did it end? How many names did they collect? What’s the last action you can do to be a tiny part of this masterful piece of marketing? If you can get your audience…

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Using CRM to Leverage Sales

By CommenceCRM / May 6, 2013

In part one of this paper, we discussed how critically important it is to select a sales model that is appropriate for the products or services you are selling.  In our case study the ‘NewCo’ company needed to transition from a high cost direct sales organization to selling via the internet and channel partners. The second and equally important strategy to…

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Reaching Buyers at the Right Time

By CommenceCRM / May 2, 2013

Internet marketing experts estimate that at any given time only a fraction of the market is interested in the product or service you are selling.  The problem is if you don’t know who they are or when they plan on buying, how can you earn their business?  Here are some things you can and need to do. 1. Implement a…

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