Who Are Your Methods Helping?
There are a lot of sales tools out there. Some help sales management but are cumbersome to the sales teams. Some sales tools help salespeople but aren’t that great at helping sales leadership with measurement and sales rep development. It’s not just important to make sure that you invest in sales productivity tools that help your sales force and your customers because these tools actually get used, it’s also important to invest in tools that help you track sales productivity for ongoing revenue growth and success, too. Good sales tools can help your teams, can help you lead, and can ensure that your sales force operates with a commitment to continuous improvement. If the tools you use help you analyze and understand the process as well as individual and team performance as well as other indicators you’ll be sure that you’re using a tool that can help you succeed at all of your goals.
What Should Sales Tools Help with?
Traditional customer contact tools ranged, in the past, from providing an electronic database of customers that stood alone to helping customers manage the sales forecast for their territory. Many of the early sales management tools did very little to track sales productivity. But today, tools can help at all levels of a sales organization. Sales leadership can see things at a high level and sales team members can go from a main dashboard to a granular level where they can drill down to minute details that help them plan and execute strategies that will result in more revenue. The fact that all this information is trackable and can be integrated into other business productivity tools can mean that it’s extracted into highly usable data that helps with planning, process improvements, and team member mentoring, too.
Mobile CRM Tools are Essential in the 21st Century
How do you track sales productivity when you have many field sales reps that are rarely in the office? By implementing a good CRM solution that lets salespeople continually update their progress (regardless of where they are working) you can more closely track that progress. How do you get your sales reps on board? Implement a solution that helps them do their jobs better and that helps you track progress. Pick the right tool with a short learning curve and with bells and whistles that make people’s jobs easier and you’ll have a winning solution on your hands.
Use Base and See the Difference it Makes
Base does so much more than track your customers. It tracks your leads and deals. It helps your salespeople be a more productive professional and it helps managers lead their teams and nurture them with real data that can help a company operate with continuous improvement at its core. Base is a scalable, mobile, cloud-based CRM solution with awesome sales reporting capabilities and the functionality sales teams and their leaders need. Use it now and start the task of beginning to track sales productivity and use the data you find to improve the individual performance and cohesiveness of your sales team(s). Base requires no commitment and is free to try.