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Research • Sales Technology, Sales Operations, Analytics, Sales Performance Management

Research Brief: Sales Analytics Capabilities

April 21, 2017

  This research examines how sales organizations turn data into management ready insights. Doing so often involves aligning the efforts of two distinct populations: managers who must make decisions, and analytics support professionals. This latter group has access to data, but not always

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Research • Sales Technology, Sales Operations, Channel Management, Sales Enablement

Research Brief: Enabling Indirect Sales Channels

April 21, 2017

  This research investigates tactics used by firms in support of indirect sales channels – the salespeople, agencies, affiliates, and networks engaged (but not directly employed) by sellers. Special focus is given to indirect salesperson effectiveness, and how selling firms can aff

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Webcast

Webcast • Sales Technology, Sales Operations, Analytics, Sales Performance Management

Research Update: Sales Analytics Capabilities

April 20, 2017

This webcast summarizes findings from recently concluded Sales Management Association research on sales organization’s analytics capabilities. The research explores how sales analytics are currently used to support sales leadership decision making; it identifies gaps between sales manage

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Webcast

Webcast • Strategy & Planning, Sales Technology, Sales Operations, Analytics

Forecast Accuracy: Five Best Practices in Sales Analytics and Planning

April 10, 2017

   Sales forecast accuracy is especially challenging in business-to-business organizations, and is frequently cited as sales operations’ most important improvement priority. Join this web panel as we discuss five areas essential to effective sales forecasting, as supported by

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Webcast

Webcast • Strategy & Planning, Sales Operations, First Line Sales Management

Research Update: Sales Force Attitudes Towards Forecasting

March 30, 2017

Our recent research reveals surprising differences in how sales managers and salespeople view forecasting. In this web-based video panel, we explore what these differences and their impact on forecasting effectiveness. Join two practitioners and Vantage Point Performance’s Jason Jordan for

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Webcast

Webcast • Sales Technology, Sales Operations, Analytics, Sales Performance Management

Data-Driven Sales Coaching: Using Analytics to Boost Your Team's Performance

March 16, 2017

Sales coaching is widely acknowledged as a high value productivity investment, a view reinforced by Sales Management Association research. Yet few sales forces have impactful coaching programs due in part to the challenges of effectively allocated management’s limited coaching bandwidth.

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Webcast

Webcast • Coaching, Sales Technology, Sales Operations, Selling Effectiveness, Sales Training, Sales Enablement, Mobility

Harnessing Mobile Video to Certify Learning Outcomes

March 14, 2017

Sales organizations invest mightily in salesperson training. But these investments are often ineffective, in large part because desired outcomes are not observed, validated, and certified. This webcast explains how mobile video can address these challenges, transforming conventional training a

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Webcast

Webcast • Sales Technology, Sales Operations, Selling Effectiveness, Sales Enablement

Calculating the ROI of Your Sales Enablement Programs

March 09, 2017

What if not just “what” you sell, but “how” you sell is your most compelling competitive advantage? To answer that question (and many more…) an increasing number of companies are investing in sales enablement talent and technology as a means to increase team prod

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Webcast

Webcast • Sales Technology, Sales Operations, Sales Training, Sales Enablement

Establishing 2017 Sales Enablement Priorities

March 02, 2017

  The New Year is an excellent time to reexamine the sales enablement initiatives. This webcast reviews how to craft a coherent sales enablement strategy around practical objectives for 2017, focusing on foundational ideas relevant to firms just starting their enablement journey, as well

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Webcast

Webcast • Sales Technology, Sales Operations, Channel Management, Sales Enablement

Research Update: Enabling Indirect Sales Channels

February 23, 2017

This webcast features a first look at recent research on sales channel enablement. The research examines support tactics for indirect sales channels – salespeople, agencies, affiliates, and networks engaged (but not directly employed) by vendor firms. Special focus is given to indirect s

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