DecisionLink was thrilled to be Sponsors of Gainsight Pulse 2022. From incredible keynote speakers, to dynamic and thought-provoking breakout sessions and finally being reunited with the Puppies of Pulse in real-life, the conference proved to be two jam-packed days of inspiring and actionable content for customer success leaders and practitioners.
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Currently, companies are investing heavily in training their salesforce to become value sellers. There are numerous reputable companies offering commercial excellence training combined with a value management approach. No methodology is perfect and there is always room for improvement. However, there are certain things a company must do before embarking on a strategic value-based selling program for their go-to-market teams. I list six considerations that sales leadership and training professionals need to keep in mind when designing value-based selling programs.
5 tips to grow in an unfavorable market
Talks of an upcoming recession have prompted businesses to take a hard look at their revenue streams—and to find ways to boost their sales. Tackling the challenges ahead will require a new approach that emphasizes value to the customer. From initial conversations to renewals, customers need to understand the benefit they get from a product as they tighten their belts. To learn more about how businesses can beat the upcoming recession, we sat down with Joe Sexton, current Board of Advisors member at DecisionLink and former President of Worldwide Field...
Deepen and strengthen your relationship by focusing on customer value
For as-a-service businesses, retention is the lifeblood of your business. By focusing on value management as a continuous process, you help ensure customers understand the value of your services. As a result, they are more likely to renew and spend additional money through expansion and upsell. The end result: higher net retention rate and increased profitability. In his analysis of a survey performed by Dimensional Research, Peter O’Neill indicates that approaching customer value management as a continuous process is...
Sales is a noble yet challenging profession. And in the current work environment, practicing your craft can be downright exhausting. However, effective onboarding and training keeps life manageable (and goals attainable) for your sales reps. The key is to simplify your approach. Starting a fresh sales role is like learning a new language — easy to understand when shared in small, frequent chunks of knowledge. With constant iteration. We use these approaches at DecisionLink yielding powerful results.
SaaS business models have transformed the way the world looks at the sales process. What used to be a one-and-done, sign the deal, and ring the bell process has necessarily changed. Even for companies with tangible products like hardware, the sales relationship has thankfully evolved. Instead of a transactional perspective, today’s most successful organizations see sales as a relationship-driven process. Most importantly, it’s about forging long-term, mutually beneficial relationships, which has made the connection between sales and customer success even clearer.