The second edition of Sales Force Management: Building Customer Relationships and Partnerships prepares students for professional success in the field. Focused on the areas of customer loyalty, customer relationship management, and sales technology, this practical resource integrates selling and sales management while highlighting the importance of teamwork in any sales and marketing organization. The text presents core concepts using a comprehensive pedagogical framework—featuring real-world case studies, illustrative examples, and innovative exercises designed to facilitate a deeper understanding of sales management challenges and to develop stronger sales management skills. Integrating theoretical, analytical, and pragmatic approaches to sales management, the text offers balanced coverage of a diverse range of sales concepts, issues, and activities. This fully-updated edition addresses the responsibilities central to managing sales people across multiple channels and through a variety of methods. Organized into four parts, the text provides an overview of personal selling and sales management, discusses planning, organizing, and developing the sales force, examines managing and directing sales force activities, and explains effective methods for controlling and evaluating sales force performance.
Traditional ways of motivating a sales force have included money, incentives, contests and even turnover (regardless of performance). While it's true being a sales professional is not for everyone, there is a way to identify, build and retain a top-notch motivated sales force. The trick is to build and keep a sales team that delivers sustainable results. The insights included in this book are designed to shift your thinking about traditional ways of motivating sales professionals you manage. It categorizes key sales-motivating management skills, tools and techniques while incorporating the art and science of sales management, leadership and the human dynamic. In this book you'll learn: Coaching and Development Sales force Processes and Systems Keys to Sales force Leadership Reward, Recognition and Incentives Sales managers that learn, know and implement a next-in-class approach to motivating their sales professionals will reap high rewards and beat their competition.
By analyzing and monitoring current trends in the marketplace, Contemporary Sales Force Management helps sales managers align resources and strategic efforts to gain an edge over competitors. You will develop an understanding of where current and prospective sales opportunities exist in order to fully utilize automation, how to update crisis management policies to reflect changing industry dynamics, and how to raise your level of sales efficiency through the use of customer advisory groups and sales technological tools, such as video conferencing, database management, and up-to-date industry software. Through the book’s important discussions on lowering mutual costs, building long-term customer relationships, improving sales skills, and developing core process skills, you will also learn to think and act with a strategic perspective that successfully steers the sales process. Grounded in practical applications, Contemporary Sales Force Management unites theoretical principles with applied examples and case studies gathered from research with major firms in dynamic markets such as Beijing and Shanghai in China, the European Union, and the United States. From these case studies demonstrating how top players achieve success, you gain critical information on: the role of the sales force manager in organizations strategic issues for an international sales effort gaining functional expertise in sales and marketing along with industry knowledge globalization and its impact on sales management strategies for applying Total Quality Management to sales electronic commerce and cultivating customers on the Web the consequences of having a poorly motivated sales force with low morale developing an environment that fosters and rewards the management of crisis understanding your biases and stereotypical assumptions about others and how these affect decisionmaking dealing with the legal and regulatory environment and ethical issues that arise in the course of managing the sales force Contemporary Sales Force Management is the book managers, entrepreneurs, business people, and faculty and students of executive business education programs have long awaited. Its sample sales plan, specific strategies, and hands-on advice will prove indispensable as you maneuver away from the coattails of your competitors into a leading position in the marketplace.
In this latest edition of Sales Force Management, Mark Johnston and Greg Marshall continue to build on the tradition of excellence established by Churchill, Ford, and Walker, solidifying the book's position globally as the leading textbook in the field. It’s a contemporary classic, fully updated for modern sales management practice. Including the Churchill, Ford, and Walker approach, the new edition also features: A strong focus on leadership, technology, innovation, ethics, and global business New material integrated throughout the book on multifaceted sales communication approaches, leadership, and the relationship between the marketing and sales functions Continued partnership with HR Chally, a global sales consultancy that supplies cutting-edge data for each chapter, allowing students to benefit from understanding and working with real-world applications of current sales force challenges Enhanced learning features, such as short and long cases to stimulate discussion, leadership challenges to assess students’ ability to make decisions, role plays to allow students to learn by doing, and more Further resources for instructors and students are available at www.routledge.com/cw/johnston-9780415534628 .
As we move deeper into the 21st century, firms continue to struggle with the implementation of sales force technology tools and the role they play in sales representative performance. Foreseeing a changing environment, many sales organizations have begun to focus on technology-related strategies, business processes, and applications to adapt to these emerging issues. With this in mind, sales force technology usage has changed the methods of selling. Salespeople are no longer selling just a "product"; instead, they are providing a valuable "solution" to customer problems. Salespeople now act as consultants or experts and provide customized solutions. This role requires salespeople to develop a technological orientation to access, analyze, and communicate information in order to establish a strong relationship with customers. Sales technology enables salespeople to answer the queries of customers and effectively provide competent solutions. The ability to answer queries and provide solutions leads to strong relationships between a salesperson and a customer. Thus, technology tools are not only used for smoothing the work process, but also have strategic utilizations. With the adoption of technological tools at exponential rates, many firms fell into pitfalls and witnessed failure of their technology initiatives. The purpose of this book is to outline the important steps that must be considered and adhered to when implementing sales force technology. Perhaps the most important aspect covered within this book is that technology usage is both a strategy and a tool; therefore, we outline both strategic considerations as well as implementation procedures throughout each chapter. It is important to consider all the steps and the necessary actions that will need to take place before the first penny is spent; then and only then will the technology have its intended effect.
The ideal introductory reference on salesforce.com—now fully updated throughout! As the global leader in on-demand customer relationship management (CRM), salesforce.com helps companies all over the world manage their sales, marketing, and customer service and support operations. Written by two salesforce.com insiders, this straightforward introduction clearly explains how to organize contacts, log activities with contacts, schedule business appointments, use forecasting tools to predict upcoming sales, make accurate projects based on past performance, and more. Walks you through the benefits and capabilities of the world’s most popular customer relationship management (CRM) software—salesforce.com Covers the latest enhancements to salesforce.com and explains how to choose the right edition of salesforce.com to suit your business needs Details how to personalize your system, manage accounts, develop contacts, manage activities, track products, calculate forecasts, drive demand, utilize service and support, and more Addresses extending salesforce.com beyond CRM as well as migrating and managing your data Get started solving common sales, marketing, client, and customer service challenges with salesforce.com—and make your business a force to be reckoned with!
Your all-access guide to reaping the benefits of Salesforce.com Salesforce.com has a rapidly expanding influence over the way companies across the globe interact with their clientele. Written by Salesforce.com insiders with years of experience in customer relationship management (CRM) solutions, Salesforce.com For Dummies gives you an edge in building relationships and managing your company's sales, marketing, customer service, and support operations. You'll discover how to organize contacts, schedule business appointments, use forecasting tools to predict upcoming sales, create accurate projects based on past performance, and so much more. A customizable, on-demand CRM solution, Salesforce.com allows businesses to organize and manage all of their customer information—leads, opportunities, contacts, accounts, cases, and solutions—in one place. Whether you're a Windows or Mac user, this down-to-earth, friendly guide shows you how to maximize Salesforce.com's capabilities to close deals faster, gain real-time visibility into sales, and collaborate instantly. Customize the new user interface with apps, widgets, and tools Prospect leads, drive sales, and provide outstanding customer service Manage contacts, identify opportunities, and analyze your results Collaborate with colleagues using Chatter If you're new to Salesforce.com or an existing user looking for the latest tips and tricks to maximize its potential, this friendly guide has you covered.
Learn How to Sell with Passion and Creativity and Discover the Powerful Secrets of Highly Successful Sales People
Author: Gary P. Landreman
Gary Landreman, Author of "Cracking the Code of Success" brings you "The Professional Sales Warrior" Learn how to Sell with Passion and Creativity. Discover the Secrets of Highly Successful Sales People and how You can become a Professional Sales Warrior and Increase Your Sales and Commission Checks! Learn: * Communication & Listening Skills * Prospecting Techniques * How to Open Effectively * Time Management Skills * Cold Calling Techniques * How to Handle Objections * Goal Setting and Achieving * The Top 10 Closing Techniques * How to be an Effective Sales Manager Only a small percentage of Sales People become Highly Successful. This book gives you a Blueprint on how You can Achieve Elite Status in the Selling Profession and how You can become a Top Performer and a Professional Sales Warrior!
How has globalisation affected the executives and economy of Thailand, one of the most dynamically growing countries in East Asia? This book provides coverage of crucial industrial sectors in the Thai economy, comparisons between the past and the present Thai economy and a variety of studies aiming to explain the behaviour of Thai executives and consumers. A comprehensive approach to the globalisation of Thai executives and companies Written by a variety of industry and academic specialists Avoids academic jargon in explaining real-life issues in an easy to read style