Why Motivation in B2B Sales is overrated

Managing Sales Behaviour to Improve Sales Performance using Predictive Sales Analytics

Improving sales performance often involves coaching and modifying the way your key account managers work – what practitioners in the field of sales & marketing define as behaviour. Changing behaviour usually leads to better performance in B2B sales.

There are several known theories and models about behaviour that have not been explicitly developed for sales professionals, but about general social practice.

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erp-kuenstliche-intelligenz

Why is your ERP useless without AI?

Why is a legacy ERP becoming irrelevant in an AI era, and what can you do about it?

Let’s face it. In a few years, we will lose the battle against the terminator. Even without the help of a computer scientist, a sales manager recognizes that the near future will bring considerable changes in his profession – triggered by artificial intelligence (AI).

 

Soon machines will take over the job of a sales manager. There will be artificial thinking selling-machine more efficient than salespeople will ever be, thanks to artificial intelligence. The more data they gather, the better they get. Machines will soon take over. Brace yourself.

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Four Machine Learning Applications Your B2B Sales Teams Might Be Using Today

Real life machine learning examples for B2B sales

Without any doubt, in the coming years, progress in machine learning, artificial intelligence and sales automation, will replace many of the time-consuming tasks of B2B salespeople. Your sales team is probably already using machine learning.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) in sales does not mean that Terminator is applying for a sales job, no. It mainly means machine learning. Machine Learning (ML) is a part of what researchers call “narrow” or “weak” artificial intelligence. Neither “weak” or “narrow” sound much of a fighting robot. Weak AI uses software to solve specific problems better than humans.

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predicting-customer-churn

How to use software for customer churn to improve customer retention – Qymatix Example

Reduction of customer attrition by implementing a churn prediction software in your sales reporting

Understanding and avoiding customer churn ( or attrition) in Business-to-Business(B2B) organisations can make the difference between a successful financial year or a miserable one.

Every experienced sales leader knows that some customers will eventually churn. Studies in the field of customer retention talk of a 5 to 25 % customer churn per year, depending on the industry. Customer attrition is revenue lost.

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Vertriebsplanung und daten

How To Make Sure Your Sales Team Is Recession-Proof?

A B2B Recession-Proof Salesforce can keep any company afloat.

Is there a global recession looming? Although there is much speculation about the next global recession, most advanced economies are still not feeling the pain. However, every boom has its expiration date.

When the next recession comes and not whether it comes seems to be the right question.

Set aside for a moment the discussion about global risks outside the control of most B2B managers. Let’s focus on the specific steps that sales executives can take to make their sales team recession-proof.

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