Seth Marrs

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Does My RO&I Or Sales Engagement Platform Need To Be Native To Salesforce?

Seth Marrs 4 days ago
Have you considered buying a revenue operations and intelligence (RO&I) or sales engagement platform? If so, you’ve likely seen vendors touting the benefits of their native Salesforce capabilities. That’s a good thing, right? Most clients I’ve spoken with believe a native application is a positive feature. Vendors know this and look for any opportunity to […]
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Sales Tech Innovation Is Declining — And That’s A Good Thing!

Seth Marrs October 27, 2022
From 2020 to 2021, we saw a renaissance in sales technology. COVID-19 forced sellers to work from home, leaving no choice but to adopt new technologies to do their job. In addition, low interest rates provided an almost unlimited supply of funding to help sales technology companies solve this challenge. Investors funneled almost a billion […]
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Sales Engagement Platforms Optimize Sales In A Hybrid World

Seth Marrs October 6, 2022
The Forrester Wave™ evaluation covering sales engagement vendors in 2020 was released at a point during the COVID-19 epidemic when sellers could no longer visit customers and 53% of white-collar workers were planning to work from home for the foreseeable future. One year later, the Forrester/Human Resource Executive© Magazine Q3 2021 US HR Decision-Maker Survey […]
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Clari’s Acquisition Of Wingman Signals A Deeper Push Into Revenue Intelligence

Seth Marrs June 15, 2022
Clari is a sales technology provider that helps sales teams streamline operations and improve revenue predictability. Traditionally, it has stayed away from deeper revenue intelligence capabilities that focus on interaction execution, preferring to aggregate that information from other tools and present it in Clari. The Wingman acquisition is a shift away from this approach, as […]
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Time For Sellers To Exit The Activity Capture Game

Seth Marrs May 27, 2022
New tools that automate data capture from buyer-seller interactions will unlock a plethora of benefits for sales organizations.
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The Sales Engagement Landscape And The Case For The Single Pane Of Glass

Seth Marrs May 19, 2022
In this fast-moving sales technology environment, the sales engagement feature set has never been more valuable. Our new research provides insight into what the future may hold.
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Recycle Opportunities To Make The Most Of Your B2B Investments

Vicki Brown March 3, 2022
When you’re tracking B2B opportunities, some will inevitably take a detour. Learn how to manage those opportunities to successfully reengage these potential deals.
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Why Don’t Sales Leaders Care More About Seller Insights?

Seth Marrs March 1, 2022
Advanced analytics are changing sports as teams collect data that provides insights about the opposing team, its players, and in-game opportunities. These insights only work, however, if the players take advantage of them during the game — in the moment. The three-point shot in the NBA is a great example. Obviously, scoring three points is […]
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In The Future, Will You Really Need A CRM?

Seth Marrs January 25, 2022
Just a small fraction of sellers use CRM stages to manage deals. So why do companies continue to pay so much for tools that go unused?
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With Sales Tech, Getting You To Your Destination Is The Easy Part

Seth Marrs November 15, 2021
Ask sales technology vendors these three questions to determine if their solutions can go beyond forecasting and provide insights that will help you consistently hit sales targets.
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Get To “Yes” Faster By Embracing The Switch From Relay To Adventure Racing

Seth Marrs September 7, 2021
Revenue organizations need to work together to optimize human and digital interactions with buyers, rather than restricting functional groups to “their” position in the buyer’s journey.
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The Future Of Sales Compensation Is Insight-Driven

Seth Marrs March 31, 2021
Sales compensation plans have not kept up with the realities of how B2B sales are won. This will change as insights are increasingly folded into the compensation planning process.
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Are You Optimizing Your Sales Compensation Program?

Seth Marrs February 17, 2021
Use the four stages of annual compensation planning to maximize the effectiveness of your plan today and in the future.
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What You Can’t See Will Hurt You: Leveraging Digital Insights To Drive Sales

Seth Marrs January 19, 2021
Buyers who conduct online research provide better signals than what sales reps can get through direct interaction alone. Learn how to translate this data into recommended next steps.
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Can Your Sales Rep Be Influenced By Commission?

Seth Marrs January 5, 2021
Compensation is important — but it isn't always the primary sales motivator. Evaluate these three factors to determine the true impact of commission.
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The Six Components Of Effective Sales Compensation Plans

Seth Marrs November 24, 2020
An effective sales compensation program keeps sales reps motivated and drives revenue goals. Learn about the six elements of an effective compensation program.
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Quoting Is About More Than Just Efficiency — It’s Also A Key Sales Driver

Seth Marrs September 28, 2020
Discover how to use quoting results to identify cross-sell opportunities and improve sales productivity.
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The Best of Both Worlds: Sales Reps Can Finally Get Value From Their Customer Interactions Without Needing to Log Them

Seth Marrs September 2, 2020
  • Sales activity analysis identifies insights that enhance the quality of buyer interactions
  • Automating activity capture reduces sales administrative time while increasing insights
  • Better insights help sales reps shift behavior from doing the same thing to doing the most meaningful thing
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Cadence Optimization Is a Sales Rep Prospecting Superpower

Seth Marrs August 4, 2020
Follow three steps to improve the effectiveness of your prospecting teams, and leverage AI to enhance your sales reps' ability to connect with buyers.
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Sales Reps as Psychics: Buyers Want You to Know Their Expectations, Even if They Haven’t Told You What They Are

Seth Marrs July 14, 2020
  • Use digital interactions to educate sales reps about buyer needs
  • Three specific opportunities allow reps to take advantage of digital interactions to close more sales
  • Analyzing digital interactions is an underutilized tool that helps reps to anticipate buyers’ needs
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