“Fortune favors the prepared.”
In the world of B2B sales, this couldn’t be more true.
Let’s talk about spreadsheets and slide decks. Nearly 80 percent of financial decisions are supported by spreadsheets, while one in two businesses use spreadsheets to prepare accounts. Despite this, 88 percent of spreadsheets contain errors. So, what do all these numbers mean—that businesses are still relying on error-ridden spreadsheets? Are these same spreadsheets costing them time and money? Sounds like a managerial headache waiting to happen.
With more than 100,000 customers using Salesforce globally, it’s safe to say the platform is the world's most popular customer relationship management (CRM) system. This should come as no surprise. The tool is used by savvy medtech sales professionals literally every day.
For many sales and marketing professionals, starting the day with Salesforce is like starting the day with a cup of coffee. This habit not only informs the brain that it’s time to start functioning, but it inspires productivity. Unlike coffee, however, making the most of Salesforce requires a little effort. To help, we’ve rounded up five expert Salesforce tips. From account planning to closing deals, here are ways to make the most of your CRM:
Strategic account planning takes typical account planning a step further by not only outlining an account's goals—and how an organization can help them achieve these goals—but also evaluating which accounts are essential to your company's growth.
If a customer is responsible for the bulk of your company’s revenue and profits, it doesn’t matter if they are a “good” customer or a “bad” customer. High-profile accounts inarguably become your most important customers because they generate a disproportionate part of your income. Regardless of the size or difficulty, organizations need a way to land and maintain these deals.
As a medtech marketer, your sales team’s efficiency relies on you and the marketing materials you provide. You must also ensure compliant communication efforts, and it’s up to you to streamline marketing and sales interactions. In the ever-evolving medtech space, growth means choosing a technology solution that’s affordable, boosts productivity, and helps both marketing and sales teams keep up with customers.