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Sales Automation

Combining Customer Relationship Management (CRM) with sales automation tools helps sales teams plan and monitor their sales activities and provides the necessary customer data throughout the entire selling process. Browse our news, analysis, and advice for sales professionals and managers looking take advantage of these time and labor saving strategies.

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7 Steps to Heat Up Cold Calling

Cold calling has become more challenging as technology has evolved, but it still offers a prime opportunity to land a new deal

2020: The 5G Revolution Begins

Wireless carriers finally begin their 5G rollouts, and the business potential is huge, as a world of new opportunities opens not just for consumers but for the companies that want to do business with them.

Customer Data Platforms Emerge as Marketing’s Latest Holy Grail

Companies adopt a new way to collect information in their ongoing quest to gain a single view of the customer

Channels Collide as Physical and Digital Converge

In 2020, customers will demand both in-store and online touchpoints

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Happier Together: 4 Steps for Merging the Customer and Employee Journeys

Despite the growing attention to customer experience, one component is still commonly overlooked: the employees responsible for delivering it. Zippering customer and employee experiences together creates an all-around stronger and more integrated business model.

The New CRM: Proactive Relationship Management

Artificial intelligence can turn customer relationship management into proactive relationship management, giving sales leaders greater visibility and better forecasting and revolutionizing the relationship between salespeople and technology.

4 Keys to Building a Strong Sales Enablement Program

Establishing a sales enablement program strengthens the bond between marketing and sales, which compresses sales cycles, increases conversion rates, and drives growth. Even the newest salespeople will be surprised at what they can accomplish.

3 Ways AI Can Help Understand Customer Intent

Artificial intelligence and machine learning can now process data at rates that far outpace traditional software, which comes in handy when analyzing the millions of moment-to-moment interactions that can make or break a customer experience.

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For Salespeople, It’s All About the Interface

Tools that are both useful and intuitive will improve customer relationships as well

CRM’s Critical Role in Successful Digital Transformation

Putting customers at the center of your digital efforts involves sound CRM processes

Don’t Repel Sales Prospects You’re Trying to Attract

Here's how to get your foot in the door with a professional approach

It’s 2020! How Did Our CX Predictions Work Out?

Let's look at how we've responded to customers' rising demands

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