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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 • 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 • Sales Enablement

Driving Sales Enablement Adoption and Engagement

April 17, 2017

  This webcast focuses on deploying sales enablement technology. Addressing best practices in content mapping, training, and platform adoption it will equip sales enablement leaders with practical frameworks and actionable ideas for driving platform success.

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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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Research • Coaching, Sales Training

Research Brief: Salesperson Learning Preferences

April 10, 2017

  This research investigates the range of training and development practices utilized by sales organizations. These practices are rapidly evolving in response to emerging technology and the quickening pace of change in sales job content and learning objectives. This study illuminates whi

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Webcast • Coaching, Sales Training

Research Update: Salesperson Learning Preferences

April 06, 2017

  Join us for a first look at a recently concluded research on how salespeople prefer to learn, and the effectiveness of various learning delivery approaches. This webcast examines training modalities such as in-the-field coaching, online courses, and classroom instruction, as well as mo

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Webcast • Coaching, Recruiting & Selection, First Line Sales Management

Research Update: Salesperson Retention and Turnover

April 03, 2017

  Sales positions are notoriously tricky to recruit for, and high performing salespeople challenging to retain. Join us for a first look at recently concluded research as we investigate sales force practices in hiring, onboarding, and retaining key performers. It identifies root causes o

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Research • Coaching, Recruiting & Selection, First Line Sales Management

Research Brief: Salesperson Retention and Turnover

March 31, 2017

  This research investigates sales force practices in hiring, onboarding, and retaining key performers. It identifies root causes of salesperson churn, methods used by organizations to retain salespeople, and the impact of these strategies on sales force and firm results.

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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 f

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Research • Coaching, Selling Effectiveness

Research Brief: Salesperson Development Priorities

March 29, 2017

  Two questions underlie every firm’s efforts to build a successful sales force: “What qualities make salespeople successful?” and “How do we develop these qualities?” This research identifies how organizations answer these two fundamental questions. Most im

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