How Salesforce Can Win Over the Wars of Cloud Platforms?

Salesforce is adapting itself into the community of cloud platform. The progress can best be observed in the developer community. Developers are generally skeptical in using this particular platform for preventing hacks.

But new enhancements can easily streamline the developer’s codes and expand the functionalities while pushing the limits of the platform. But the skepticism of developers has led to the substantial improvements in the cloud platform. (Guest Post) Continue reading How Salesforce Can Win Over the Wars of Cloud Platforms?

What is Salesforce? (SFDC)

You probably noticed that recently we’ve been mentioning quite often. We assume that everyone knows “What is Salesforce?” However, lately, we’ve been getting emails asking what is Salesforce and what does ONDiGO has to do with Salesforce.. So here goes 🙂 Continue reading What is Salesforce? (SFDC)

8 Time Management Tips For Sales Productivity

Mike Cannon-Brookes, co-founder of Atlassian

Here are some time management tips you can use to help you get productive and focused on your sales funnel and deal flow.

Choose whichever tips resonate with you. There should be something here you can put into action straight away. You might also find it useful to come back to these tips at a later date and see what else you can do to boost your time management skills. Continue reading 8 Time Management Tips For Sales Productivity

Happy customers will always come back

Happy Customer
There is a saying in the business world which goes: “a happy customer is a loyal customer“, and customer loyalty is highly sought after. Numerous studies have shown that increasing customer retention rates by a mere 5% can increase profits by up to 95%, and the cost of keeping a customer loyal is only about 10% of the cost needed to bring in a new customer. Putting together a good retention plan will increase your company’s profits while simultaneously reducing its costs. (Guest Post)

In today’s world the market is flooded by numerous companies and the customer is likely to be well informed and know where he can get the most bang for his buck. This is where you need to step in, make sure he chooses your company, and is satisfied with the result.

So how does one go about retaining customers? Continue reading Happy customers will always come back

Why should all salespeople wage war on “Weighted Pipelines”? (Part 3 of 4)

Brian Tracy
On the previous “Weighted Pipelines” chapter we tried to understand how salespeople and sales teams can determine the REAL probability of a deal being closed.

It came down to setting a clear set of reliable parameters they can measure their progress against. Only by evaluating their pipeline worth using those clear set of parameters they can expect to assign real value to their projected revenue.

But how would you drive a systematic approach into your-day-to-day actions once you have your 80% probability deals lined-up? Continue reading Why should all salespeople wage war on “Weighted Pipelines”? (Part 3 of 4)

6 Speaking Habits That Make You Sound SMART and CONFIDENT + Bonus Video

Being smart is not enough to be successful.
Even the smartest person in the world, can stumble upon a conversation unprepared and seem as not the sharpest tool in the shed 🙂

On the other hand, regardless of how intelligent you are, you can make a great impression and seem smart.
The next best thing to being an intelligent person is having people think you’re intelligent.

Fortunately, sounding smarter is a skill that can be taught and practiced. Practice the following techniques to quickly make yourself seem smarter: Continue reading 6 Speaking Habits That Make You Sound SMART and CONFIDENT + Bonus Video

Inspirational Sales Pitch From Don Draper (Mad Men) – Video

For those of you who watch ‘Mad Men’, there’s no need to introduce Don Draper (Jon Hamm) – a creative director at the fictional Sterling Cooper advertising agency. In case you somehow managed to miss this brilliant TV series, this movie clip is for you.

This clip demonstrates effective objection handling at its best.

When Draper’s prospects are questionings his sales team’s pitch, he flips the conversation back on them and why they are not the top company in their industry. He then reminds them that they came to his firm looking for help becoming the number one company and if they are not open to his ideas, he is not interested in serving them.

Truly inspirational. Watch and learn.

Enjoy! Continue reading Inspirational Sales Pitch From Don Draper (Mad Men) – Video

Why should all salespeople wage war on “Weighted Pipelines”? (Part 2 of 4)

Last time we talked about how “weighted pipelines” distort reality.
This time we’ll dive deeper into why they do so and what can be done about it?

The simple truth is that a “weighted pipeline” is a really lousy way to calculate projected pipeline value . It simply takes the total $ value you place on a deal and based on the stage you are at with that deal, it assigns a certain percentage or likelihood of you closing that deal. Continue reading Why should all salespeople wage war on “Weighted Pipelines”? (Part 2 of 4)

7 Productivity Tips for Salespeople

Productivity is a big word.
It’s business definition is: “a measure of worker efficiency, such as one hundred units per hour”

Given the fact that we’re all are juggling through various tasks on our work and personal life, successful people are in constant search for ways to increase and improve productivity in order to do more in less time.

Below is a list of simple and doable productivity tips. Following this list will improve your productivity and help you get things done. Continue reading 7 Productivity Tips for Salespeople

102 Sales Metrics Every Manager Should Be Tracking [Infographic]

We all understand that in order to succeed, we need to set business goals. And in order to define goals, we need to select specific measurements to measure.

However, each company/department has different metrics they’re focused on and determining what metrics to focus on is often the hardest part of leading a team.

Luckily, for those of you who came across this post, this is your lucky day!
Since this blog is focused on sales, on today’s post we’ll review a compilation of sales metrics by Rain Group, which gathered 102 metrics to help you measure your sales team work.

Please note, the list goes beyond the traditional metrics. Taking notes of these objectives and implementing them into your work flow, will help you get a full pictures of your team performance.

So what are you waiting for? Start measuring 🙂 Continue reading 102 Sales Metrics Every Manager Should Be Tracking [Infographic]