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Your Company’s Quota Attainment Is Probably Around 50%, And That’s Not A Bad Thing
Quota attainment is consistently used as a sales performance metric but is misunderstood and should not be used as an indicator of sales success. Read this blog to understand the reasons for quota attainment challenges and why different measures should be used.
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.
B2B Summit North America
Discover research-based insights, tools, and frameworks to power your success in a tumultuous 2023. Join us for the year's premier event for B2B marketing, sales, and product teams.
Leverage Data In Your Sales Strategy To Win 2023
Attention, sales leaders! In case you missed it, to win in 2023, your reps must leverage digital selling tactics and listen to buyer signals. Today’s buyer is empowered and increasingly reliant on self-discovery through digital experiences. Sales leaders need to adapt fast to win, retain, and grow revenue in this increasingly turbulent market, but the […]
Navigating The Economic Headwinds Of 2023
The inability to sell in person during the pandemic gave rise to the perception that we needed more meetings and emails — taking away from direct selling time. As we’ve moved past the pandemic, learn what our data is telling us about where sales reps are spending their time now.
Take Your TEI Investment Farther With Derivative Assets
An e-book is a great way to illustrate and add a bit of color to your TEI content. The digital content focuses on visually representing your TEI results and highlighting your customer quotes in a beautiful and easy-to-browse website-embedded format.
Time To Track Sellers Like Athletes
Many companies adore their top-performing sellers and treat them like elite athletes. They literally have days of celebrations to reward their success. In the sales world, we call these President’s Club trips. While this reverence has merit, it has also created a double standard that limits company performance. Reverence for top sellers often leads to […]
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.
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.
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.
The State Of B2B Sales Intelligence Vendors: What Is It, And Why Should You Care?
(Part one of a two-part series) In the recently published Forrester Landscape report, we define B2B sales intelligence as: Solutions that offer data, insights, and data management services to optimize sales efficiency and effectiveness. Companies use sales intelligence vendors to augment and enhance sales data about markets, accounts, prospects, buying groups, and contacts. Insights delivered […]
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.
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.
B2B Buyers And Digital Selling (Part 2): Buyer Enablement And Buying Signals
Sell something to a prospect, and you might earn a valuable commission. Help a prospect buy, and you might earn a valuable customer. This practice — helping prospects buy — is buyer enablement. And it requires a deeper understanding of purchasing preferences and the buying process itself, particularly with self-service. In this area, B2B teams […]
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.
Throw Out That Old Sales Playbook
Stop relying on a small group of superstar reps to achieve quota. Download this free guide to learn more about the insights driven sales system.
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.
B2B Buyers And Digital Selling (Part 1): Self-Service, PLG, And Consumption Pricing
Digital selling insights from buyers and B2B sales executives, covering self-service purchasing, product-led growth (PLG), e-commerce, and consumption-based pricing. Will they converge or remain distinct practices shaping the buying experience?