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  • Do Job Titles Kill Innovation

    CRM Blogs
    26 Jan 2015 | 4:30 am
    I think they can... let's call it job title-itis.
  • The Necessity Of Brand Stories

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    The Leads Explorer
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:02 pm
    According to Ian Rowden, Chief Marketing Officer, Virgin Group: “The best brands are built on great stories.“ If you don’t have a brand story then your brand won’t stand out from the crowd. Your brand and products will be more like a commodity: there are no differentiators. In the case of brand stories people will replicate them because they believe about you based on the signals your brand sends. It is not enough or sufficient to just create, put up and publish a story around your brand. The story has to be interesting enough to be replicated by your potential customers or by…
  • Why You Should be Paying Attention to “Wearables”

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    Jacob Morgan
    30 Jan 2015 | 12:08 am
    Wearable devices are making their way into our professional and personal lives. Fitness trackers (Fitbit, Jawbone, Nike), eyewear (Google Glass, Microsoft Hololens, MetaPro), smart watches (Pebble, Fitbit Surge, Apple Smartwatch) , clothing with sensors (Athos smart pants, AiQ), and the like, are all examples of wearable devices. Gartner predicts that by 2016 we will see around 100 million wearable devices sold and some estimates see this number being much higher. In the latest episode of The Future in 5 I explore how and why wearables are making such a big impact in our lives. The…
  • How CPQ Software Improves Sales Effectiveness

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    Michael Bauer
    21 Jan 2015 | 1:59 pm
    Product Configurators and Configure-Price-Quote (CPQ) systems have been on the market for roughly ten years. I think at this point, most businesses and people understand the basic concepts of CPQ systems. If not, a CPQ system is designed to improve the overall sales experience, scalability, and productivity by reducing errors, rework, and time during the quoting and ordering process. In a nutshell, it helps … Continue reading »
  • Tracks is…

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    Lewis Spearman
    22 Jan 2015 | 3:58 pm
    Human. Simple, friendly, honest and approachable. Focused. Focused on doing one thing very well. Responsive. Fast and proactive. Beautiful. Hey, it’s Lewis (the new guy). My first task at Tracks was to rebrand the company – no mean feat! But before I even started to tackle the new logo I needed to get a sense of what Tracks stood for and where it was going as a company. After many Skype calls and email/IM exchanges with Gregor, our design principles have been carefully chosen. They are as above: Human, Focused, Responsive and Beautiful. And they encompass what we, as a company, want…
 
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    The LEADSExplorer Blog: Lead generation - Website visitors - CRM - B2B

  • The Necessity Of Brand Stories

    The Leads Explorer
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:02 pm
    According to Ian Rowden, Chief Marketing Officer, Virgin Group: “The best brands are built on great stories.“ If you don’t have a brand story then your brand won’t stand out from the crowd. Your brand and products will be more like a commodity: there are no differentiators. In the case of brand stories people will replicate them because they believe about you based on the signals your brand sends. It is not enough or sufficient to just create, put up and publish a story around your brand. The story has to be interesting enough to be replicated by your potential customers or by…
  • Internet Schmoozing With Your Clients

    The Leads Explorer
    18 Jan 2015 | 1:07 pm
    Social went Internet Schmoozing: to converse casually, especially in order to gain an advantage or make a social connection. Probably since ever schmoozing has been used in sales with clients. Now that the relationships have expanded into the Internet on social websites, you should be schmoozing with your clients on the Internet too. Schmoozing should go Internet too Thus search for your clients on the different popular social websites like Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Google+, … . Follow them in order to review their content in order to know what interests them.
  • The future vs budgets

    The Leads Explorer
    13 Jan 2015 | 11:14 am
    The future You cannot control the future You cannot create the future You can only be part of the future The future will happen with or without you Make sure you are part and fit in with the future. The budget These are the reasons why budgeting is so difficult. It is beyond the control of all CEO’s and Board of Directors whatever models and information are being used. The future will happen whatever decision is being made about the budget. It is likely not to be inline with the budget as there are too many parameter, variables and events that have an influence on the future and your…
  • How To Reward New Customers

    The Leads Explorer
    6 Jan 2015 | 9:14 am
    Burning the resistance to change A customer finding the way to your products or services and actually purchasing them is an achievement as most people don’t want to change their habits. People and companies continue to purchase from the same vendors over and over again for a long time: the resistance to change. There has to be a good reason for change. The previously used vendor, reseller or supplier must have upset the customer or the products or services were below expectations. A reason for burning the resistance to change. How did they find you? With every new customer it is…
  • How The Me Generation Culture Impacts Your Selling

    The Leads Explorer
    30 Dec 2014 | 9:48 am
    From collectivism Up to thirty years ago most popular sports were exercised in group: Football, soccer, basket ball, volleyball, sailing, rowing, … All these sports required a team and collaboration in order to perform the sport and win the contests. Collaboration and group activity was the primary method to enjoy your spare time. To Individualism Since then the individual sports haven’t stopped gaining popularity: Surfing, skiing, skating, windsurfing, snowboarding, paragliding, kite surfing, base jumping, … All these new sports are about one person and his proper…
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  • Why You Should be Paying Attention to “Wearables”

    Jacob Morgan
    30 Jan 2015 | 12:08 am
    Wearable devices are making their way into our professional and personal lives. Fitness trackers (Fitbit, Jawbone, Nike), eyewear (Google Glass, Microsoft Hololens, MetaPro), smart watches (Pebble, Fitbit Surge, Apple Smartwatch) , clothing with sensors (Athos smart pants, AiQ), and the like, are all examples of wearable devices. Gartner predicts that by 2016 we will see around 100 million wearable devices sold and some estimates see this number being much higher. In the latest episode of The Future in 5 I explore how and why wearables are making such a big impact in our lives. The…
  • Turning the Ship Around–Breaking Traditions to Redefine Leadership at Work

    Jacob Morgan
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:56 am
    Click Here to Subscribe via iTunes Click Here to Subscribe via RSS Feed (non-iTunes feed) http://traffic.libsyn.com/futureofworkpodcast/David_Marquet_Podcast_Done.mp3 The one stat you need to know The spirit of leadership is often misjudged as a gainful way of exercising control, leading to chaos. In essence, it should be recognized as a model that gives more weight to “Giving Control” over “Taking Control”. What this episode is about and why you should care David Marquet, a former submarine captain and author of “Turn the Ship Around!” unlocks a new angle in redefining…
  • Evolution of the Organization Pt. 1

    Jacob Morgan
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:08 am
    This concept a~d visual was taken from my new book, The Future of Work: Attract New Talent, Build Better Leaders, and Create a Competitive Organization. A few weeks ago I introduced the concept of The 14 Principles of the Future Organization which outlines the crucial characteristics that organizations must have in order to succeed in the new business landscape that we are seeing emerge. For quite a while now I have been writing about and exploring how employees, managers, and organizations are evolving. To specifically show how organizations are evolving from past to future I wanted to…
  • What Does Your Corporate Culture Look Like?

    Jacob Morgan
    23 Jan 2015 | 1:44 am
    In this video I talk about corporate culture while visiting Mulesoft in San Francisco. They were recently ranked as one of the “Best Places to Work” by GlassDoor so I went to check them out. Corporate culture means a lot of things and is impacted by everything from the physical office setting to perks and benefits to how approachable your manager is. Think about what your corporate culture looks and what changes you can make to improve it. In the video I also give you a tour of Mulesoft’s offices. Enjoy! Send to KindleThe post What Does Your Corporate Culture Look Like?
  • From the Quantified Self to the Quantified Workplace

    Jacob Morgan
    22 Jan 2015 | 12:08 am
    Click Here to Subscribe via iTunes Click Here to Subscribe via RSS Feed (non-iTunes feed) http://traffic.libsyn.com/futureofworkpodcast/kris_duggan_done.mp3 What this episode is about and why you should care Many people are already using technology to track things in their personal lives such as the food they eat, steps they take, sleeping patterns, and much more. However, what if we took this same approach of the “quantified self” and applied it to creating the “quantified workplace?” That is, using data and technology to measure and track how we work. In this podcast…
 
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  • How CPQ Software Improves Sales Effectiveness

    Michael Bauer
    21 Jan 2015 | 1:59 pm
    Product Configurators and Configure-Price-Quote (CPQ) systems have been on the market for roughly ten years. I think at this point, most businesses and people understand the basic concepts of CPQ systems. If not, a CPQ system is designed to improve the overall sales experience, scalability, and productivity by reducing errors, rework, and time during the quoting and ordering process. In a nutshell, it helps … Continue reading »
  • Powertrak 3D Visual Configurator at Microsoft Convergence 2015

    Michael Bauer
    14 Jan 2015 | 12:50 pm
    Axonom Features Visual Configurator at Microsoft Convergence 2015 We are pleased to announce our participation as an exhibitor at the Microsoft Dynamics Convergence conference in Atlanta, Georgia, from March 16-19, 2015. Our staff will be in the Expo Experience Hall to educate Microsoft Dynamics customers on how to radically improve their customer and channel partner’s ordering experience using an interactive and … Continue reading »
  • 3 Unique Ways to Use 3D Configurators

    Michael Bauer
    7 Jan 2015 | 2:53 pm
    3D technology is exploding in growth, with seemingly endless ways to customize creations for business, home, personal use, artistic creations – you name it! A few of the new and exciting ways that 3D product configurators are being used include home remodels, athletic facilities, and to support a sales team. Here are three unique ways that … Continue reading »
  • How much does Microsoft Dynamics CRM cost?

    Michael Bauer
    6 Jan 2015 | 10:02 am
    Price and Feature Comparison Tool for Microsoft Dynamics vs Salesforce.com vs Oracle  If you’ve landed on this page, I’m guessing that you’ve entered the third stage in the (CRM) buying process? It’s time to find the best value for your money by evaluating and comparing CRM solutions. You’ve identified a problem with a certain business process and are in need of a CRM system. You’ve done your … Continue reading »
  • The Most Notable Powertrak Product Configurator Moments of 2014

    Michael Bauer
    31 Dec 2014 | 11:17 am
    As we say goodbye to 2014, let’s take a moment to reflect on the powerful advancements made in our Powertrak Product Configurator. In this post, we celebrate the memorable moments, milestones, highlights, and achievements that happened this year. Here is a list of the most notable Powertrak Product Configurator (CPQ) moments of 2014. Enjoy! New Team Members. We’ve added a number … Continue reading »
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  • Tracks is…

    Lewis Spearman
    22 Jan 2015 | 3:58 pm
    Human. Simple, friendly, honest and approachable. Focused. Focused on doing one thing very well. Responsive. Fast and proactive. Beautiful. Hey, it’s Lewis (the new guy). My first task at Tracks was to rebrand the company – no mean feat! But before I even started to tackle the new logo I needed to get a sense of what Tracks stood for and where it was going as a company. After many Skype calls and email/IM exchanges with Gregor, our design principles have been carefully chosen. They are as above: Human, Focused, Responsive and Beautiful. And they encompass what we, as a company, want…
  • Insider Tip #13 – From freelance to agency

    Gregor McKelvie
    21 Jan 2015 | 9:43 am
    This week in our Insider Tips interview, we spoke with Giles Adam Thomas, Technical Director of Whole Design Studios, a design and marketing agency with an office in the U.K. and Germany. This interview explores how to organically grow freelance businesses into a full service agency. Can you introduce Whole Design Studios and what your role is? Whole Design Studios is a holistic design agency, we specialize in ux design and conversion rate optimization. Building complex applications and websites that are focused on results and revenue. My role is Technical Director, I focus on client…
  • “Showing up” led to 50% more traffic and a bit more

    Gregor McKelvie
    13 Jan 2015 | 7:20 am
    Seth Godin said in an interview in 2006 on being successful that “showing up is underrated“. In a time of rapid change, it seems that this advice is truer than ever before. But how do you keep showing up? I’ve got a tactic that might help when it comes to your blog or company website that, since June, has helped us at Tracks show up – even through some difficult months. Last year I met with my friend Al Cattell and talked about content ideas for our site. I also mulled over some ideas with my mastermind group. And I took some inspiration from Brian Casel’s…
  • Our new logo concepts

    Gregor McKelvie
    5 Jan 2015 | 12:40 pm
    Since announcing Lewis coming onboard he’s been beavering away on lots of things. First there was the new homepage. Second there was a new login and registration process (currently being built). Third there were the redesigns of the deal edit page (more on this later). And recently, it has been our rebrand. Yes that’s right, we are getting a face-lift. Well… more than a face-lift actually. After a difficult 2014, we are shaking things up in 2015. We are going back to what we know best and that is to focus, iterate, improve, bit by bit. That’s why we are all so excited…
  • Building Tracks in 2014

    Gregor McKelvie
    30 Dec 2014 | 8:27 am
    Last December I wrote an article on our winners and losers in 2013. There were, I was pleased to write, more winners than losers. This December I’ve written a similar article. And although, I am so happy with how the year is ending, the first half of the year was tough for a lot of reasons, some of which I’ve shared below. January Winners We got off to a flier by launching v1.0 and started implementing improvements to customer communication and education. We also continued to run a remote company spending time in London, France, Poland and Norfolk.Losers As part of our quest to…
 
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  • 18 CRM Statistics You Need to Know for 2015

    Mark Taylor
    26 Jan 2015 | 11:16 pm
    The CRM industry continues to grow at a staggering rate, and each year new statistics are reported based on CRM trends. In 2014, we saw increased use of CRM software on mobile devices. This was aided by businesses increasingly adopting cloud based CRM solutions, allowing their employees to access the software anywhere they go on the smart device of their choice. Those who have embraced these technologies have seen a huge improvement in both the adoption of CRM software by their employees and the meeting of sales quotas. But, which statistics should you pay close attention to? And moving…
  • The Buyer’s Guide to CRM (New Chapter)

    Jennifer Lund
    21 Jan 2015 | 1:24 am
    CRM software is at the heart of any business. Using the data that CRM software provides your business, you are able to create a 360 degree overview of your prospects and customers in order to communicate personalized marketing messages that deliver a high ROI. But, choosing CRM software involves more than simply selecting a provider. And how do you go from the initial discussions and planning stages to then implementing the software and measuring its success? If you search the web, you will find plenty of CRM guides about how to choose the right CRM, or how to implement it, but you…
  • Customer Service Tactics to Help You Beat the Competition

    Steven MacDonald
    5 Jan 2015 | 2:35 am
    Download 3 tips to delivering excellent customer service here Customer service is one of your strongest assets, but are you doing all you can to keep customers happy? Despite the advance in technology and new ways that consumers shop, good old-fashioned customer service is still highly valued. According to a 2013 survey by O2 published in the Business Report, 70% of people won’t forgive a business if they receive bad customer service. And furthermore, 71% of consumers expect that they should be able to reach companies quickly and easily. And not only that, further stats from the report…
  • Press release: SuperOffice CRM wins PC World’s ‘Best-in-Test” Award

    Hans Christian Grønsleth
    17 Dec 2014 | 2:29 am
    Oslo, December 16, 2014 SuperOffice has, again, won PC World’s Best-in-Test award for its cloud solution, SuperOffice CRM Online. PC World says, “Good CRM systems help you to find, catch and keep more customers.” “A sales person will use a CRM system to work on a campaign, send mailings and contact potential customers by phone.” “In the process which goes from a potential customer to an offer to an order, the sales manager has a full overview of sales opportunities and where they are in the process.” And “even after a sale is completed, it’s important to follow up on the…
  • Top 10 Most Read SuperOffice Blog Posts in 2014

    Steven MacDonald
    14 Dec 2014 | 11:14 pm
    We hope you have had a great year! And as 2014 comes to an end, we have rounded up ten of your favorite SuperOffice blog posts from this year and packed them into a single post to make sure you don’t miss any of them, which you can use to can catch up on the best sales, marketing and customer service content. We’ll start from the 10th most popular post and work down towards the most read blog post of 2014. How to Exceed Customer Expectations in 2014 The SuperOffice blog has mentioned it on a few occasions – The figures that show 80% of companies believe they are providing superior…
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  • Amazon Webstore Design- Exceptional Services to Boost Sales & Grow Business

    Justin
    30 Jan 2015 | 11:17 pm
    When it comes to the world’s largest internet retailer the Amazon comes at the top, with revenues scoring more than trillions of dollars, it’s the name that comes to everyone’s mind that defines online shopping. Incorporating your ecommerce site with name as big as, it helps you to get benefited by the renowned brand reputation, and the reach of it to the widest audience in the world. Its Design Services surely will make your base and will give you an unrivalled boost in sales. It is a great tool to increase your business’s strength through and hire it’s…
  • Amazon Webstore Templates- Make Design Changes on the Fly with Ease

    Justin
    30 Jan 2015 | 3:53 am
    Amazon Webstore templates are the easiest way to make best designs for your store. Here the reference is to the online stores. With changes in the customers purchasing habits, companies too need to change their selling approach. In today’s time, consumers are buying through Internet and are making sellers sell online. Amazon Webstore is the platform for creating that store. Amazon Webstore provides some outstanding designs which when gets reformed by professionals make the Webstore an eye-catching and bestselling online store. About the Webstore of Amazon: Amazon is the platform for…
  • 7 Far-Sighted Ways to Get Backlinks That Actually Increase Traffic

    Justin
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:39 am
    Fade up of saying the same thing again and again to people that writing great content on website will lead to natural backlinks? It’s really true to some extent, but if you wait for natural backlinks, it will take months or some years to get thousands of visitors for website. So what is the actual way to get the backlinks in short interval of time? Follow these 7 far-sighted Ways to Get Backlinks That Actually Increase Traffic 1) Write Answers for Questions on Quora Quora is the best source where people always seeking help. You just have to search the question related to your industry, and…
  • How to Boost Website Traffic without Any Marketing?

    Justin
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:38 am
    Can you believe me if I told you that now you can boost website traffic without any marketing? Yeah that is absolutely right… even if you do not have a marketing bone in your body, you can generate more sales and traffic. “How?” you may ask. All you have to do is follow this long tail strategy: Leveraging long tail SEO Who doesn’t want to rank for terms like “auto insurance” and “credit cards,” right? Although those terms are profitable, they are truly & tremendously difficult to rank on search engines. On the other hand, long tail keywords are much less economical, and…
  • Amazon Webstore- A Profitable & Hassle-Free Business Solution

    Justin
    27 Jan 2015 | 12:55 am
    Amazon Webstore is a platform that aids a company in opening an online store. It is good to know that Amazon Webstore development through experts can make online dealing a profitable activity for the business. Before we go into details about Amazon Webstore and development, let’s focus on the activity of ecommerce. Ecommerce refers to all those activities which are done with the use of internet. The activities which are called ecommerce one is no more restricted to some people around the world. Instead, many across the globe are taking up online way of selling and buying and are being…
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  • What Is A Virtual Assistant And What Can They Do For My Business?

    Annie Andre
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:49 am
    A famous French writer named Charles-Guillaume Étienne once said, “On n’est jamais servi si bien que par soi-même.”  To avoid being pretentious, the English version is “If you want something done right, do it yourself”. Doing it all yourself might seem like a good idea for certain situations, but every successful executive will tell you that you can’t grow your business without delegating. Other than cloning yourself, what can you do? You could hire a full-time employee to help with your business but sometimes that’s just not possible. For example, you might not…
  • Email Subject Line Best Practices to Improve Your B2B Open Rates

    Andy Mowat
    21 Jan 2015 | 7:30 am
    “64% of people say they open an email because of the subject line” - Chadwick Martin Bailey   When deciding on a subject line, you must first gain clarity on the purpose, on the email, and the audience. From there, a set of best practices should flow. We’ve got strong opinions on email subject line best practices for inter-office communication, for example, but I’ll save that for another post. This post is about best practices for subject lines in your mass-email, marketing blasts. Email Subject Line Best Practices To Improve Customer Email Open Rates It should come…
  • Why You Should Supercharge Your Professional Network

    Eric Taussig
    13 Jan 2015 | 9:23 am
    It’s a common dilemma for professionals: -You love your craft, but you need more business and don’t have time to nurture it. -Your clients like you, but they don’t refer you often enough. Most professionals don’t consider themselves salespeople, but they ultimately must sell either their businesses or themselves in order to get ahead. Acquisition vs. Retention Most service professionals are locked in a constant state of dilemma – “Do I spend more time pleasing the customer in front of me or do I spend more time getting the next customer?” -According to the White House Office…
  • Get More Qualified Leads By A/B Testing Your Email Campaigns

    Annie Andre
    7 Jan 2015 | 6:53 am
    If your business relies on email campaigns and newsletters for lead generation, then you know how important it is that your email recipients actually open your email and see your offer. How else will you turn those leads into new or repeat customers? That’s why it’s so important to improve your email open rate and click through rates by testing various parts of your email through split testing, also known as A/B testing. The truth is, most businesses should spend a lot more time testing their email marketing campaigns which means you can stand out from the crowd by being one of the…
  • Why Even Tech Savvy Execs Should Delegate Travel Booking To A Personal Assistant

    Eric Taussig
    29 Dec 2014 | 2:37 pm
    Travel has traditionally been a common activity for busy executives to delegate. Unfortunately, in an effort to reduce head count, cut costs, and flatten organizational structures, many execs, especially younger and more tech-savvy managers think that booking and managing travel arrangements are tasks they can and should handle on their own. Although it is true that online travel booking sites like Orbitz and Expedia allow execs at all levels to operate with a greater degree of self-sufficiency, booking your own travel and dealing with all the travel minutia is still an activity that steals…
 
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  • Death of a Salesman

    John Golden
    30 Jan 2015 | 8:56 am
    I came across some interesting questions in a Teacher’s Guide to the Penguin Edition of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman - that timeless portrayal of the common man as a tragic figure. The questions that the teachers are encouraged to ask of their students before they begin studying the play are: What is your definition of [...]The post Death of a Salesman appeared first on Pipeliner CRM Blog.
  • Pipeliner CRM Tip: Not All Targets Are Created Equal

    Richard Young
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:29 am
    A quick overview of the Pipeliner CRM Targets: The Pipeliner CRM Weighted Target The Weighted Target is the sum of opportunities’ values according to their sales step position (its percentage of probability). For example, I have a deal worth $100,000 at my Value Proposition stage with a win rate of 60%.  This would be viewed [...]The post Pipeliner CRM Tip: Not All Targets Are Created Equal appeared first on Pipeliner CRM Blog.
  • Top 10 Business Trends for 2015

    Ian Altman
    28 Jan 2015 | 7:07 am
    In 2015, you have an opportunity to take some risks, change how you market and sell, as well as define your niche in your market. Here are my predictions for ideas and trends that will shape sales and business development for top performing companies in 2015. 1. The Role of Salespeople Will Evolve Savvy customers [...]The post Top 10 Business Trends for 2015 appeared first on Pipeliner CRM Blog.
  • Keeping Up the Property Value of Your Very Fine (Sales) House

    Dale Zwizinski
    27 Jan 2015 | 10:24 am
    We have all heard that Sales is in the middle of a huge transformation, focused on buyers, their concerns, their worries, and their patterns. There are many evolving theories and approaches, some of which will bear the test of time and others which will fall by the wayside. While all of this new construction is [...]The post Keeping Up the Property Value of Your Very Fine (Sales) House appeared first on Pipeliner CRM Blog.
  • Why Visualization Matters in CRM

    Bruce Boyers
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:22 am
    When it comes to CRM, why does visualization matter? Is it just because visualization makes things “look cool”? Or are there deeper reasons? The Old Way: A Spreadsheet on Steroids Let’s take a look at what our CRM solutions have looked like for the past 20-some years. While they’ve become enormously complex—evolving from mere contact [...]The post Why Visualization Matters in CRM appeared first on Pipeliner CRM Blog.
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  • Retail in Crisis: How To Stay Afloat

    Shai Berliner
    23 Jan 2015 | 5:31 am
    It’s important that entrepreneurs and c-suite executives keep a keen eye out for long-term trends. The point in doing this allows them to predict the future and grasp potential markets that will keep the business profitable and above water. This is something that many retailers this past decade were not able to do and were forced to make cutbacks and changes; Target and Mexx are perfect examples. One such trend to look out for is e-commerce- buying and selling products on the internet. It’s a well-recognized revolution. Ecommerce is destined to change the way goods are being bought and…
  • 12 Ways To Increase Productivity

    Alex Noudelman
    11 Jan 2015 | 6:23 pm
    I was rebranding my Pinterest page this weekend when I received a notification from the social network that I could upgrade my account to Pinterest for Business. I came across this very interesting infographic titled “12 Ways to Increase Productivity”. As a content marketer, I was immediately inclined to share it with my readers:   (c) successfulgroupsystem.com Browsing through the methods for increasing productivity, number seven was the first one to stand out from the crowd. I am a proponent of the Pomodoro Technique and this technique is at the heart of my strategy for…
  • 5 Tips For Warming Up Those Cold Calls

    Shai Berliner
    8 Jan 2015 | 8:22 pm
    The obituary that speaks about the death of cold calling is written all wrong. While in the perfect world, your phone would be ringing off the hook all day with customers wanting to buy your products or services, the reality is that if you want business, you need to go find it. Cold calling is one effective sales tactic to lead generation if done properly. Here are 5 tips you can implement in order to “warm up” those cold calls. 1. Job Titles: When you’re on the phone with a prospect, be 100% certain of their job title and responsibilities. Don’t rely on one source to…
  • Document Scanning Cuts Clutter and Improves Productivity

    Alex Noudelman
    24 Dec 2014 | 4:11 am
    If you have a small office, improving efficiency in the way you manage your files is not as difficult as you may think. You would just have to be more organized and systematic. Do a weekly review of your paper files. Clean up, throw out, prioritize, and plan. Then categorize new tasks needed to be complete. Locate papers that have to be filed and file them, separating them from papers to recycle. Managing your documents this way can reduce clutter and give you a clear picture of what you should do the week ahead. The right solution to managing your voluminous documentation would be to invest…
  • 5 Tips For Writing An Effective Product Review

    Alex Noudelman
    15 Dec 2014 | 7:04 pm
    What does it mean to be a savvy consumer? A savvy consumer is someone who puts more weight in their friends’ opinions and independent product reviews. Before we buy a new gadget or try a new restaurant, most of us look at the reviews on Yelp, Facebook and Google+ to make sure we’re not wasting our money on something that is useless. Unfortunately, not all reviews are reliable. Some are useless and anger some, while others are so glowing that they are too good to be true. The best reviews are the ones that walk in between. Regardless of the consumer experience, they offer up the type of…
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