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Posts Tagged ‘sales proposals’

Easier ROI in CRM (via CPQ)

If you're in sales, you likely use your Dynamics CRM solution to send sales proposals. And, if you're like most salespeople, you probably view these documents as necessaries, a cost of doing business, etc. Which they are. But there's more. Seeing proposals as simply a cost may be misguided. Imagine if, instead, you thought of […]

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Why Dynamics resellers need CPQ as an arrow in the quiver

If you're a Dynamics reseller, you know it's a dog-eat-dog world out there. Sometimes, it's more like a dog-undercut-dog-leave-dog-broke-THEN-eat-dog world. In any case, safe to say the business tech world is competitive even for the most experienced ISV or reseller. And while it's often been said that there's no silver bullet to solving a customer's […]

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Improve RFP follow-up (and wrap-up more business)

Sales is a tricky business. Sometimes, you have a hot prospect who closes in a day, and other times, well, that person who downloaded your brochure, or who seemed good to go at a trade show, or attended a webcast, or put out an RFP you replied to… they just went nowhere. Some of the […]

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Three tips to make Dynamics CRM campaigns more fruitful

Your Dynamics CRM system has all the right tools and triggers to make effective campaigning as easy as “set it and forget it.” Whether it’s a Quick Campaign to get that one offer in front of that one audience, or a more drawn-out, strategic nurture Campaign with multiple touch points, lead sources, and activities throughout, […]

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Can CPQ (sales proposal automation) improve Dynamics CRM adoption?

Your Dynamics CRM is loaded with features and functionality that are proven to improve and speed how you do business on most every level. The sad fact is that your sales team likely only uses 10 - 20% of them. This problem isn't unique to Dynamics CRM or any business technology platform: it's pretty much […]

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What part of Dynamics CRM does the public see? Your sales proposals.

There are some things CRM does exceptionally well: in most cases, sending professionally designed, optimized sales proposals and automating and reporting on every customer interaction within the proposal process isn’t one of them. Rather, isn’t three or four of them. And that’s ok. Your Dynamics CRM system is designed to manage customer relationships, often of […]

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Sales proposals: CRM’s blind spot?

Name something your CRM system does well: stores contacts (yes); details customer relationships and interactions (Yes!); reports on leads, opportunities, and sales (YES!!); creates, sends, and tracks sales proposals (ummm... sorta). We don't know exactly why configure price quote solutions (a.k.a., CPQ, quote-to-cash, or sales proposal automation solutions) aren't standard in most CRMs (including our […]

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Proposal automation in your CRM: the top 6 or 7 things to look for

If you’re like most Dynamics CRM users in B2B sales, you lean on your CRM for just about everything: tracking leads and opportunities, consolidating collateral, contracts, and other documents, tracking events and tasks, storing contacts, etc. We show much love to these steps and requirements in our sales process. What’s crazy is that most CRM […]

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The best CPQ integration for Dynamics

It doesn’t depend on who you ask: the best CPQ integration for Dynamics CRM has the specific feature sets listed here. If you’re a Dynamics reseller looking at adding CPQ to your offering, make sure it includes everything listed below — otherwise, you should tell that CPQ partner, “C U later.” Templates that reinforce a […]

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Sales enablement: CRM is the engine; CPQ is the gas

Is sales enablement just a buzzword? It may have started out that way — after all, it was a whole new paradigm shift — but sales enablement is now firmly established. It’s a principle. It’s a process. It’s a platform. In our opinion, a business that is truly practicing the principles of sales enablement has […]

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