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Connecting Your Selling Technology Portfolio to Simplify and Streamline the Seller Workflow

LISTEN TO MICHAEL SMITH AND JEFF MCKITTRICK OF THE REVENUE ENABLEMENT INSTITUTE DISCUSS HOW GROWTH LEADERS ARE GENERATING MORE GROWTH AND SIMPLIFYING THE DAY-TO-DAY SELLER WORKFLOW BY CONNECTING THE DOTS ACROSS THEIR SELLING TECHNOLOGY PORTFOLIO

Digital technology offers tremendous but unfulfilled potential to improve the productivity, engagement, and speed of sales teams at lower costs. But for most organizations it hasn’t. But six months of leading remote revenue teams has given senior executives the motivation to find better ways to use digital technology to boost sales productivity and performance. The pressure to adapt to remote selling and cut spending in the recession is forcing business leaders to find ways to grow more for less. The only scalable way to do this is to cut sales travel, events and real estate and reinvest the savings in technology and training that creates leverage. This means managers must get far better performance from their large sales technology portfolios that support pricing, training, coaching, content sharing, customer relationships and contract management. To do this business leaders to reimagining their growth technology portfolio from the top down to focus on the biggest hot spots in the sales process: prioritizing opportunities, preparing for sales calls, getting access to product knowledge, finding content, capturing data, and preparing proposals.

The next generation of growth leaders will distinguish themselves by how they get their sales technologies to work together to support their processes and create value. They’ll stitch together the building blocks in their legacy technology stacks into technology ecosystems that capitalize on the most obvious opportunities to grow sales, profit, and firm value. Specifically, we see growth leaders actively “knitting together” the various pieces of their technology portfolios to build Digital Selling Platforms that automate, simplify, and speed up selling by addressing the major hot spots in the selling process.

A DIGITAL SELLING PLATFORM

DIGITAL SELLING PLATFORM
DIGITAL SELLING PLATFORM

With an investment of only several hours, the faculty of the Revenue Enablement Institute can create a detailed revenue operations assessment analysis that can help your leadership team understand, visualize, agree upon and prioritize the steps they can take in the short, medium, and long term to grow faster and more profitably.

HOW TO SIMPLIFY THE SELLER EXPERIENCE WITH SALES ENABLEMENT

Greg Munster of our faculty explains why the success of sales Enablement is (still) about simplifying the seller and administrator experience to improve seller usability and adoption.

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CONNECT THE DOTS ACROSS YOUR SELLING TECHNOLOGY PORTFOLIO

Jeff McKittrick of our faculty explains how his team was able to rationalize their sales technology portfolio to better support day-to-day selling, reduce costs, and improve adoption.

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Read a case study from our new book Revenue Operations which explains how to connect the dots across your commercial technology portfolio to simplify the day to day selling workflow

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