Knowing what course to take and which investments to make will determine your success in the new fiscal year. Read our research-based insights to navigate the annual sales planning process.
How B2B Companies Will Win The Competition For Growth
The competition for growth is fiercer than ever for B2B companies. To win, marketing, product, and sales leaders need to build a growth engine based on three fundamentals that are also simple, powerful, challenging, and achievable.
Sales Technology: Saturated To Simplified
Maximizing value from sales technology is more important than ever while budgets are lean and the economy continues to waver. Explore findings from our recent Tech Tide and what they mean for sales leaders.
Tackle 2023 With Bold Action & Clear Focus
Get our Predictions 2023 Guide to see the 12 big-impact dynamics that leaders will have to navigate in the coming year.
Sales Kickoff: Four Things The Best CSOs Do Well
To set the tone for a successful year, sales leaders should make a point of celebrating past-year wins and equipping their teams to be effective in the months ahead.
A Sales Performance End-Of-Year Review — Forrester’s SPM Landscape Can Help
Congratulations on making it through another turbulent year! As we toast our glasses to hopes of new opportunities and growth in 2023, it’s important to take some time to review what we’ve learned through the year and adapt to changes that are unfolding into the new year. This was an important year of discovery as […]
What’s Next For Sales Intelligence Solutions?
(Part two of a two-part series) Sales intelligence, in concept and in practice, has experienced a significant evolution (see part one of this blog series). Today’s sales intelligence providers give insight into buyer behaviors and provide data to salespeople. This helps sales professionals identify, analyze, present, and utilize data to increase win rates for acquisition, […]
The Future Of Account-Based Selling Technology
When properly selected and implemented, account-based selling solutions deepen teams’ understanding of key accounts. Sellers can then focus on winnable deals, increase average deal value, and maximize customer lifetime value.
Account-Based Selling Technologies: What You Need To Know
(Part one of a two-part series) Effective and actionable key/strategic account plans are an elusive quest for many sales organizations. Throughout my 30-year sales career, I’ve pursued this quest as both a rep and a sales leader. Still, it remains one of the more challenging sales issues I’ve faced. The good news is that help […]
See Why 2023 Fortune Favors The Bold And Focused
Explore our 2023 Predictions to see where strategies are shifting – and where opportunities for bold moves exist.
What I Learned About Sales Technology In 2022
In the past tumultuous year, cash flow into sales technology companies dried up. How were vendors and customers impacted?
How A Sharper Customer Focus Will Fuel B2B Growth In 2023
As inflation woes, market turbulence, and supply chain disruptions cloud the 2023 landscape, B2B organizations will look to their existing customers to forge a more predictable path to growth. On this week’s What It Means, VP, Principal Analyst Ross Graber discusses this and other 2023 predictions for B2B marketing and sales leaders.
B2B Revenue Engine Alignment: A Cultural Transformation That Begins With Customer Obsession
A customer-obsessed organization requires an optimized revenue engine. Revenue engine alignment maximizes the buyer’s experience and, in turn, the success of the organization.
Four Key Investment Areas For Sales Operations Leaders In 2023
Sales operations planning will have to account for economic turbulence, but will find big opportunities in smart tech deployment.
Three Key Areas For Sales Enablement To Focus On In 2023
Competencies, culture, and compensation — find out where you should invest your sales enablement budget in the year ahead. Read highlights from our new report, Planning Guide 2023: Sales Enablement.
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A Forrester Podcast
Hear what it takes to achieve and sustain success from top B2B sales leaders.
B2B Sales Leaders: Balance Strategic And Tactical Investments In 2023
Experience from past economic slumps indicates that B2B sales leaders’ budget plans must balance essential strategic investments with “quick win” tactical investments.
Sales Leadership, Assemble! At Forrester’s B2B Summit EMEA In London, October 11–12
B2B organisations face a range of macroeconomic uncertainties as they head into the second half of 2022 that pose risk to growth and profitability objectives. While you may not have control over these changing conditions, you can determine your own path through them to ensure that you thrive rather than just survive. Forrester’s B2B Summit […]
The B2B Sales Leader’s Strategy Guide For Economic Downturns
Discover actions you can take now to position your organization for a fast recovery.
Sales Leaders Can Improve Sales Productivity By Focusing On Four Wellness Steps
Sales leaders want to continuously improve sales productivity. What many may not realize is that high seller engagement and wellness directly correlate with higher productivity. However, evidence from Forrester’s Q3 2020 US Future Of Work Survey shows that B2B sellers feel fatigued, less engaged, and more frustrated at work compared with other B2B professionals. This […]
Recycle Opportunities To Make The Most Of Your B2B Investments
When you’re tracking B2B opportunities, some will inevitably take a detour. Learn how to manage those opportunities to successfully reengage these potential deals.
Accelerate Opportunities And Drive Revenue Growth
Discover Forrester's B2B Revenue Waterfall, a revolutionary approach to identifying, engaging, and winning selling opportunities.
Attention, Sales Leaders: Treat Potential Hires Like Potential Buyers To Quickly Fill Recs With Qualified Candidates
The competition for hiring great sales reps has never been fiercer. To ensure they hire the best candidates, sales leaders must treat candidates like buyers. Find out how in this blog post.
Sales Leaders’ Guide To Rolling Out Compensation Plans At Kickoff
Compensation plans that motivate sellers to accomplish corporate objectives are invaluable to sales growth. How sales leaders roll out compensation plans to their sales teams is crucial to gaining buy-in to the plan. Successful rollouts have three key attributes: Transparency Alignment Stakeholder buy-in It is up to the CSO/CRO to communicate the plan and ensure […]
Four Things Sales Executives Should Do Immediately To Ensure A Fast Start To 2022
A sluggish January can be difficult to recover from. Use these insights to start the year on the right foot.