With deadlines, targets and ever-growing to-do lists, you may feel like there isn’t enough time in the day! And you wouldn’t be alone, in one survey, 80 percent of working adults wished that they had more time to spend with their friends and family. Read More
To get the most out of your sales team and drive them towards achieving improved results you will need to measure their performance. Sales management dashboards have long been the go-to for monitoring high-level performance. They allow you to filter down data, highlighting only the key elements that provide valuable insight into a team’s success. Read More
CTI (Computer Telephony Integration) allows computers to interact with a phone system, moving control of the telephony platform to a computerized environment. There are a whole host of benefits for successful CTI adoption for businesses and users alike. CTI often takes advantage of cloud technology as opposed to a more traditional hardware approach such as an on-premise PBX. One of the biggest advantages is that it brings together CRM and communications data.
Here are 3 benefits CTI can bring to your business, ASAP: Read More
Measuring sales performance helps you improve the efficiency of your sales team. With your sales team consistently performing better, your business can generate more revenue and continue to grow. Last week we shared tips on how you can use telephony integration (CTI) like CloudCall, along with your CRM, to improve sales management and enhance your team performance. We showed you an example of how we use Salesforce custom fields and dashboards to monitor team calling activity. This week, we share some practical examples – using CloudCall Dashboards to track team performance and to demonstrate the importance of observing your team’s calling activities in more detail.
You are hitting your targets and closing more deals than ever but for a winning sales team, this is just not enough. It’s also important to consistently monitor sales performance so that you can spot issues, improve processes, and always keep your sales strategy and goals aligned. To be able to do this, you will need to analyze your team communications and see what high performing team members are doing differently and why some team members need additional support and training.
Part 2 explores some more ways in which businesses can combat the slow start and early finish to the week. Last week, we looked at how to track and analyze activities and select pre-defined activities for Monday morning and Friday afternoon, which can get all team members involved and help to revitalize low energy periods. Today, we look at how to keep the team motivated by setting goals and how to use rewards and treats to recognize the hard work that they put in during periods of ‘slump’.
A study by Accountemps has shown that Tuesday is the most productive day of the week. It also highlights that Monday morning and Friday afternoon tend to be the least productive with only 3% respondents agreeing that Fridays were the most productive days in their offices. As Head of Sales at SYNETY, this has also been my observation – an otherwise great week’s work from the team is usually marred by Monday morning and Friday afternoon blues. We believe that every business, to some degree, falls foul of these low energy periods.
Do you use a CRM system to manage information related to customers and prospects? Does your sales team use the phone extensively to connect to prospects while storing data in CRM? Is your customer services team optimised to handle a large amount of inbound calls? If you answered yes to at least two of those questions, it may be time to consider a switch from a traditional business phone system (PBX) to computer telephony integration (CTI).
Last week, we shared tips on how you can help users to love your software by boosting user adoption. Today, we discuss the role that user training plays in driving the process of user adoption. A 2010 study by Oracle revealed that even then approximately 44% of employees found that insufficient training was a barrier to adopting new workplace technologies. Training is, therefore, a critical factor in the success of software utilization and user adoption.