Sales success requires a great deal of planning. From identifying and nurturing leads to renewing and retaining existing customers. While CRM platforms have managed to enhance sales efficiency and provide visibility, there’s still room for improvement.
We already know how essential business documents are for the multitude of tasks that distract reps from selling. Documents connect every area of a business and enable information sharing across departments. They’re also the source of almost all sales-related work and day-to-day tasks: 50% of knowledge workers’ time is spent creating and preparing documents, and 92% of professionals still collaborate on and review documents by email.
When you manage a team of sales reps, your compensation structure is responsible for the success rate of your team. But sales targets aren’t everything and the relationship that your agents can nurture with clients is just as important for your brand.
The answer is not always simple – should you offer bonuses or commissions for high customer retention rates? Does a fixed salary or variable compensation make the most sense for your team?
The contract execution process seems fairly straight-forward. As it is the last stage of the contract management process, many businesses fall into the pitfall of not actively monitoring contract execution. But there is plenty that could go wrong.
Staying on top of implementing the terms of a contract is usually far more important for its success. For all companies, it is crucial to learn how to monitor the execution of your contracts, and in this article, we want to explain to you why it is important.
New contract management solutions are popping up all the time. This push towards new technology makes it hard for businesses to tell a platform with real merit from a flashy gimmick. It’s easy to get lost in a sea of endless choices. But the long and short of it is this: Companies that understand the benefits of blockchain and other technology will likely be positioned to increase customer success via smart contracts.
Smart contracts and blockchain technology are relatively new developments in contract management. So far, we have seen the adoption of smart contracts help with MBO programs as well as make contract negotiation and renewal a snap. Making the process of signing a contract easier for clients is one way to keep everyone on track as well. Perhaps most importantly, the fast transfer of reliable data through a blockchain and the ability to automate payment and contract execution also drastically reduce the amount of time it takes to get paid.
We’re stepping into the next stage in consumer-business relationships. As consumer awareness of environmentally friendly practices increases, companies need to enact significant changes towards building the ethical and sustainable supply chain of the future. One that ensures sustainable sourcing, manufacturing and product distribution.
In this article we explore 6 concrete steps to make your supply chain more ethical and sustainable.