What are essential trends in B2B sales and how to succeed in this flood of innovation?
B2B Sales is fighting an innovation race. Sales managers often have to decide whether they want to engage in a new “sales trend” or not. Which new sales channels should they consider? Which supporting IT programs implement? Which new methods are adopted and which are not?
According to Gartner, purchasing behaviour in the B2B sector is adapting to today’s fast and innovative economy. During this “big data” age of new technologies and rising customer expectations, companies should not stick for too long to old structures. In short, a stagnating company cannot survive in such a dynamic market.
Revenue stagnation is a nightmare most managers are scared to dream. If a market is growing in line with the economy and income stagnates, then market share is approximately contracting, and a company is becoming irrelevant. No manager wants that.
ERP Data Mining: what we learnt from analysing 100 million of B2B sales transactions.
Data mining is the application of a varied assortment of statistical techniques to ERP datasets. Companies nowadays use data mining to predict outcomes, identify sales trends, prevent customer churn, and dynamically adjust pricing strategies.
Mining enterprise resource planning (ERP) sales data is critical in Business-To-Business, where small improvements in sales efficiency can have a significant impact on results. Mining ERP sales data helps customers to unlock a significant amount of value, discover quick-wins, and to prioritise their sales activities. Automatizing this process is possible today with the help of artificial intelligence (AI).