Spreadsheets are alive and well in B2B sales. There are lots of reasons to love them. But there are plenty of reasons to hate them too. In this post, I'll explore why spreadsheets are still so important and why you'll be so much happier and successful when you automate them.
We recently examined the power of stage conversion rates and how they’re an awesome tool for sales managers. In addition to conversion, there’s another very valuable metric when it comes to understanding opportunities’ behavior. I’m talking about opportunity stage duration. Stage duration paints a vivid portrait of the sales process, both for a team and individual reps.
I frequently get asked by customers about leading performance indicators for sales reps. The thing they want to know is: "how do I know if I'm on track to hit targets before it's too late?"
Great question, glad you asked.
Here are four KPIs that you can use to track your reps, your team and your company. These early indicators will give you a heads up that something is off the rails before it's too late to course-correct.
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Metrics can be a sales leader’s secret weapon. The best CRO's, VP's and Directors of Sales manage their teams to hit the metrics they need to support the overall quota. They achieve consistency by creating a plan and hitting it.
The best sales leaders also instill ownership of these metrics by their reps. When reps own their metrics, it's a mindset shift that turns them from reactive into proactive businesspeople with a goal and a plan for how to get there.