Marketing keeps sending sales poor quality leads. Sales don't manage them correctly and the vast majority don't eventuate in successful conversions as a result. Unfortunately, this dire state of affairs is common in most New Zealand businesses, thanks to a damaging disconnect between marketing and sales.
Every day the average salesperson juggles a hundred and one urgent tasks while facing constant pressure to deliver results. It can feel like there just isn't enough time in the week to deliver excellence.
Sales and marketing are meant to work together to reach the achieve the same goals but they usually don't. This means that neither can reach their potential - sales won't get the quality leads they need from marketing and marketing don't get feedback so that they can fine-tune their approach.
Sales enablement is just that. Enabling your sales (and marketing) teams to, well, sell! In this day and age, the great news is that technology is our best friend and there are many ways to use technology to assist your sales and marketing teams with streamlining and improving their lead generation and sales conversion approaches. So what should you look for in your sales enablement tech stack to arm them with the right tools?
Sales enablement describes the technologies, processes and strategies that allow sales teams to sell faster, better and more efficiently. In many organisations (larger corporations in particular) sales enablement strategies and technologies are the keys to unlocking the business's full potential and resolving frustrations between sales and marketing departments.
Early this month the Done by Friday team hosted another successful HubSpot User Group (HUG) event. What a turn out! The growing network of inbound marketers filled the Viaduct venue to discuss the hot topic of Sales Enablement.