Configure, Price, and Quote (CPQ) software can be a critical tool for increasing efficiency on a complex B2B sales team. But, like any software solution, whether it actually improves the effectiveness of your sales team (or not) depends on how it’s used. Here’s what leaders of complex B2B sales need to know about CPQ to make the best of it–and avoid the worst pitfalls.
My wife decided to clean up the “storage room” in our basement this weekend. A small room with lots of (rarely used) stuff... Old shoes, jackets, bags, rackets, books, etc. Needless to say, we got rid of a lot of stuff that was just taking up unnecessary space. This kind of exercise is really rewarding, as you get rid of things that no longer serve a purpose and free up space for things that you value.
They told him he would never make it in sales. Now Andy Paul is a well-known expert in the sales industry, author of two books and creator of the award-winning podcast “Accelerate Your Sales” which he sold to Revenue.io in 2020.
If there’s one thing the pandemic has taught us, it’s that almost anything can be done remotely if it has to be. But is complex b2b sales an outlier? Can you really do everything in a virtual selling environment that you can in-person? And can you do it well?
Is this you or someone you know? Somewhere on your smartphone lurks at least one… two… maybe three little apps you haven’t used in six months. At least some of those apps… maybe dozens of them… are work tools you never log into.
Travel back to 1999, perhaps in a cubicle-lined office or around a rectangular conference table, John Aiello and Drew Larsen strategized a new approach to sales operations and management.