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Why CRM Projects Fail

Why CRM Projects Fail

Why CRM Projects in B2B Fail and How to Make Them More Successful.

Many studies over the years have shown a very high failure rate for Customer Relationships Management (CRM) systems. Already in 2001 Gartner estimated this rate to be at about 50%.

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Badass Data Analytics B2B

Badass Sales Analytics for B2B-Companies

 
Get to know 5 Badass Sales Analytics Hacks for large and medium-sized B2B companies.

Do you know the following situation? You work for a B2B manufacturer or wholesaler, and you have some bright minds in your IT department. Data projects are a dime a dozen: in individual departments, across departments (maybe a new CRM?) and some IT people even try to create “THE ONE data analysis”.

Nevertheless, nothing works. The efforts do not pay off measurably, and the analyses wither away in archives.
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b2b sales trends

B2B Sales Trends – What Really Matters

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.

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Großhandel als nächstes OPfer des eCommerce

E-commerce trends: why German wholesalers are the next victim of e-commerce

 
B2B E-commerce in Germany keeps growing – good or bad news?

The Business-to-Business wholesale trade in Germany and the world has changed considerably over the last years and has proven to be exceptionally flexible. It is under a growing threat, nevertheless.

Several trends underpin its transformation. New forms of industrial distribution are emerging, and big manufacturers offering e-commerce are choking the middle-guy. Wholesalers are creating tangible value for their customers while providing new services, not only logistic ones.

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B2B Social Selling

Social Selling: Why B2B sales must rethink

 
What is necessary to actively and adequately pursue social selling in social media?

Salespeople will become more consultants, networkers, and influencers, due to increasing digitalisation in B2B – a fact of life.

The times of pure “order-takers” are over. However, do salespeople understand what is necessary to actively and sufficiently pursue B2B social selling?
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