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Articles & VIDEOS BY JANE GENTRY

Jane Gentry discusses sales, leadership and overcoming business challenges in these videos and blog articles.

Your Sellers Aren’t Using Your CRM?

How to Get the Most Out of Your Crm

In this video, Jane Gentry discusses the most likely reasons your salespeople are struggling to adopt your CRM. This invaluable tool needs to be aligned to your customer’s buying cycle and your sales process to be appropriately effective.

 

Here are a few reasons why your salespeople aren’t using your CRM:

  1. The CRM is more of a sales tax , than a sales tool.  Your CRM should support your salespeople as they pursue prospects through the sales process. Instead many companies use their CRM as a data collection database, thereby deterring their salespeople from using it appropriately.
  2. The sales process in your CRM isn’t effective. Your CRM should be aligned to your sales process as well as your customer’s buying cycle to be truly effective.
  3. The tools within your CRM are not easy for your salespeople to leverage. Playbooks, templates, case studies and presentations are either overwhelming or inaccessible, complicating the way your salespeople interact with the CRM and their customers. 

An effective sales process and CRM should primarily work for your salespeople to do what they do best – sell! If your sales people aren’t using your likely very expensive CRM, you need to take a closer look. It’s important to align the sales process in your CRM with the customer buying cycle while keeping in mind tools and development needed for each stage of the process.

Honing in your CRM system with a clear sales process will prove invaluable for your sales people. 

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Jane Gentry

Jane Gentry leverages her experience with Fortune 500 clients to help mid-market companies grow revenue by solving key sales issues like: process, pipeline, leadership, relationship management and hiring. She speaks worldwide on topics about sales growth and leadership. Her clients include companies in manufacturing, medical, professional services and technology.
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