1 Key SaaS Sales Metric to Fine-Tune Sales Productivity

InsightSquared

Sales is the Growth Engine. Sales is the engine driving SaaS company value. Top and bottom line performance are totally dependent on the sales organization and its performance. And sales expense is typically the largest expense item on a growth SaaS company’s income statement.

A Sales Management System

InsightSquared

“There’s no stronger time than now, where a sales executive needs a really strong partnership with business ops or sales ops or revenue ops,” said Todd Abbott, as he opened his presentation at Ramp 2019, the revenue ops event of the year hosted by InsightSquared.

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Best Practices to Clean Up Your Messy Sales Ops

InsightSquared

Patrick Kelly, the first sales ops group leader, described his responsibilities as “all the nasty number things that you don’t want to do, but need to do to make a great sales force.” Sales ops covers a vast array of responsibilities, which continues to expand. In the 1970s, J.

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5 Inspiring Women Leaders in Sales to Follow Today

InsightSquared

This International Women’s Day, we’d like to give a shoutout to women leaders in the tech industry, especially those in sales leadership positions. Looking for sales leaders to follow for inspiration and best practices? Jill Konrath is one of the most recognized women in sales.

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4 Competencies of a Successful Sales Team

Speaker: Collin Stewart, Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Predictable Revenue

As you scale your SaaS business, you want to be armed with all the necessary tools to ensure optimal growth, which ultimately stems from how effective your sales team is. After identifying that you have a great product that the market needs, the next step is to determine if you have the proper messaging, if you are using the correct channels, and if you have the most effective tactics in place. Join Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Predictable Revenue Collin Stewart to learn how to use this formula to fast-track your startups’ growth journey.

4 Free Tools to Streamline Your Remote Sales Force

InsightSquared

For those of us in the sales profession, we are fortunate to have a remote work option (in most cases) that allows us to continue working. While we cannot impact the behavior of your buyers, we can ensure that you and your sales organization do not skip a beat during this time of uncertainty.

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How AI is Changing the Sales Process

InsightSquared

For sales professionals, AI is not only impacting your personal life, but it will soon influence your professional work too if it hasn’t already done so. Many of today’s forward-thinking companies have already begun using AI in their sales strategies. The Future of AI in Sales.

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Three Keys to Success in Sales: A BDR Perspective

InsightSquared

My transition into a BDR role at InsightSquared came shortly after spending my first few post-grad years gaining experience in a highly transactional, customer-facing sales role. A career in sales isn’t for everyone, though. Sales is all about goals.

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Sales Operations: The Guide They Never Gave You

InsightSquared

It’s one of my favorite questions to ask a fellow professional in sales operations. Insurance sales rep. Sales Operations is Still Developing. Sales operations as a profession is growing, yet it is a comparatively new function in businesses. Sales & Process Support.

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2019 Sales Enablement Statistics

Sales Enablement, SaaS and Growth

2019 is shaping up to be another fine year for those working in and around sales enablement. We’re seeing larger numbers of people work in the industry, more companies investing in sales enablement teams and numerous tools being developed to solve sales enablement challenges.

10X Your Sales Pipeline with Data-Driven Coaching Insights: A Recap

InsightSquared

The sales processes of yesterday may now be obsolete. As reps adjust to this evolving sales environment, managers must do the same and explore more dynamic and structured coaching methods. Identify best practices and replicate them across your sales team.

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4 Tips to Sustain Your Sales Kickoff Momentum

InsightSquared

But this is exactly how most Sales Kick Off training works and why so many companies struggle to sustain their SKO momentum. . The simple fact is by the time sales reps get to the first unexpected change in the path, that mental map isn’t available anymore. .

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The sales ops tech stack

InsightSquared

Guest blog by Joe Rodden, Sales Systems Manager at Catalant Technologies. As a strategic member of the sales team, ops plays a critical role in owning the sales tech stack.

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The Ultimate Prospecting Tool for Sales Reps: Your Network

InsightSquared

The sales process is a race against numbers and time. . Sales ops is racing to capture sales data in real-time to enable data-driven decision making. And it starts with prospecting, one of the most time-consuming phases of the entire sales cycle. .

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Measuring Success in Sales Operations

InsightSquared

Guest blog by Joe Rodden, Sales Systems Manager at Catalant Technologies. In sales operations, we do a lot. A sales team typically has a quota so their success is easily measurable, but how do you measure your success? Report Requests: Tie Into Sales Metrics.

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July Sales Spotlight

InsightSquared

The winners of July’s recognition dart were Andrew Root and Annie Leng , both from the Sales department. Andrew joined the Customer Enablement team at InsightSquared two years ago and has since then moved on to the Account Management team to get back to his passion for sales.

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The Secrets to Managing a Remote Sales Team

InsightSquared

Sales teams across the country are being forced into remote work situations in response to the COVID-19 crisis. However, for some extra guidance, here are some best practices for managing a fully remote sales team from our very own sales leaders. .

How Sales Ops Can Add Value to the Sales Team

InsightSquared

If you work in sales operations, it may seem like the sales reps at your company don’t always see the value you are adding to their daily lives. It sometimes feels like the only thing you have in common is both of your job titles beginning with the word “sales”. That’s sales ops!

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You have your sales forecast. Now what?

InsightSquared

Ask any sales leader what their forecast is and where they are relative to that number, and they can tell you with precision. So much is made of delivering a trusted sales forecast , but few look beyond this critical juncture. How to Execute on Your Sales Forecast.

Sales Operations Manager Job Description

InsightSquared

Sales operations managers play a crucial role in making sure sales teams are firing on all cylinders. Click here to get a free sales operations manager job description template. ). What are Sales Operations Managers Responsible for?

InsightSquared Earns “Leader” Badge in New G2 Sales Analytics Report

InsightSquared

We are excited to once again be ranked as a leader in the G2 Grid® Report for Sales Analytics. In addition, we were honored as a Leader in Business Intelligence and Top Performer in AI Sales Assistant. For example, those in need of a sales analytics solution can compare InsightSquared directly to other vendors in the space. With our recent acquisition of Olono and launch of InsightSquared Forecasting, we are better equipped than ever to solve your evolving sales needs.

Playing Nice: Easing the Tension between Sales and Marketing Teams

InsightSquared

One of the key elements of any successful relationship is communication — and that happens to be a huge factor in successful sales and marketing interactions, too. Sales and marketing usually want to be friends. Use Sales and Marketing Tools to Reach Your Goals for Higher Revenue.

Introducing a New Sales Methodology to Your Sales Team: What To Do

InsightSquared

Guest blog by Zahra Bukhari, sales operations manager at Localytics. An effective sales methodology is arguably the backbone of a successful sales team. So what does a sales ops team do once a methodology has been selected? 1.Define Sales Stages.

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The First Three Principles of Sales Ops

InsightSquared

As the function of Sales Operations evolves within organizations, we are faced with several large challenges. How do we help the sales organization absorb the changes to process, policy and systems which we implement? Finally, plan your talk for the coming sales kickoff meeting.

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2018 Sales Operations Predictions

InsightSquared

Guest blog by Joe Rodden, Sales Systems Manager at Catalant Technologies. In the six or seven years I’ve worked in sales operations, every year seems to have brought bigger and bigger changes, and I have no doubt that 2018 will be no different.

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Your Sales Year is Coming to an End. Are you ready?

InsightSquared

December around the corner also means your sales year is coming to an end. So, as a sales leader or manager, what do you do? I’ve faced this challenge as a senior sales executive, sales enablement executive and outside sales enablement specialist.

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Master Your Sales Processes in Salesforce Lightning

InsightSquared

Salesforce provides a number of features to build out and reinforce your sales methodology. Making changes to your sales process requires planning, an understanding of the process-related features available, and some best practices for the transition. . Sales Processes and Record Types.

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The 12 Most Popular Sales Leaderboard Songs of 2017

InsightSquared

Sales teams are notorious for their traditions that spark friendly competition among their reps — gongs, chants, spiffs and more. To up the competitive ante just a bit more, sales organizations also use leaderboards.

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Why Your Cost of Sales Generally Doubles As You Scale

SaaStr

One of the biggest things first-time founders intuit wrong is how much sales efficiency plummets … just as it is getting good. Usually, most SaaS start-ups follow a pattern where the CEO starts off doing founder-led sales. Your sales reps are closing 4.0x

Human-First Sales: What Does it Mean For the SDR Role?

InsightSquared

In the 5+ years I’ve spent meeting modern sales leaders and working with SDRs within our network, I’ve learned from the front lines of 200+ SDR and sales teams about what’s really going on within the SDR function and how it could impact the role in the future.

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The sales ops tech stack

InsightSquared

Guest blog by Joe Rodden, Sales Systems Manager at Catalant Technologies. As a strategic member of the sales team, ops plays a critical role in owning the sales tech stack.

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Five Key Skills for Sales Ops Career Success

InsightSquared

When I think about sales operations, there is no defined route to take. In fact, my fellow ops colleagues have come from a variety of backgrounds: business majors, former teachers, sales reps turned ops pros, and more. Communicating well is a must for anyone in sales operations.

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Using Data to Run Your Sales Development Team

InsightSquared

Over the last twenty-five years, I have worked in a variety of environments and roles that, in one way or another, focused on the pursuit of sales. Last week, I talked about how to use data to run your sales development team and drive results during a live webinar.

An Open Letter to Sales People from Sales Operations

InsightSquared

Dear Sales, I’d like to help you more. Articles operations ops sales sales operations Sales OpsI’d like to help you faster. But to do so, I need your help.

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The Sales Ops End of Year Checklist

InsightSquared

Guest blog by Joe Rodden, Sales Systems Manager at Catalant Technologies. The end of year can often be a stressful, exciting, and chaotic time of year for a sales organization. Articles operations sales analytics sales intelligence Sales Ops sales systems salesforce

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6 Colors That Are Proven to Boost Sales

The Daily Egg

The post 6 Colors That Are Proven to Boost Sales appeared first on The Daily Egg. Color can affect us in unexpected ways. It can: Change the way hot chocolate tastes Change our heart rate Make us stronger and faster If it can do all that, can it change purchase habits?

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How to Build Your Sales Operations Team from Scratch

InsightSquared

Sales operations has been around for quite some time, but lately the function has been gaining momentum. Instead of behind-the-scenes sales support, sales ops now acts as a strategic partner for sales VPs and leadership. Let a sales ops expert handle the heavy lifting.

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Pre-written sales operations job descriptions

InsightSquared

Earlier this year we teamed up with LinkedIn to highlight the basic characteristics of professionals in three critical operations roles — sales, marketing and business operations. So if you are hiring for a sales operations pro, you’ve got your work cut out for you.

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Sales Enablement Best Practices

Sales Enablement, SaaS and Growth

One of the exciting aspects of working in an emerging area like sales enablement is that, today, nobody knows or indeed, has all the right answers. There’s no defined sales enablement best practices. Let’s get down to it - here are my sales enablement best practices: 1. Sales

The Playbook to Recruiting Your Sales Team with Brex Chief Sales Officer Sam Blond (Video + Transcript)

SaaStr

Sam Blond, CSO at Brex explains why recruiting, networking and employee happiness is the key to this playbook on recruiting your sales team. Sam Blond | Chief Sales Officer @ Brex. I’m doing The Playbook To Recruiting Your Sales Team. She was my first VP of Sales. Brendan Cassidy, second VP of Sales at EchoSign. I’m doing The Playbook To Recruiting Your Sales Team. This is why we are successful as a sales org.