For years, B2B sales teams have relied on sales playbooks to standardize processes and help reps take the right actions to close deals. These playbooks are the golden standard for the way your company approaches selling, but here’s the big question: how effective are they long-term? We’re going to go out on a limb here and say that if you’re still using traditional sales playbooks, you’ve...Read more
Hype Cycle for CRM Sales, 2018
To improve sales execution, application leaders supporting sales technologies must evaluate those that are emerging to maturing in the Hype Cycle. In the 2018 Hype Cycle report, Gartner assesses the relative maturity and business impact of sales technologies in the market.
Key drivers of technological developments include improvements and innovations in:
- User experience
- Platform design and functionality
- Integration capabilities
- Mobile usage
- Predictive/prescriptive machine learning analytics
Download the full report to learn the two main areas of investment in sales innovation, as well as which sales technologies Gartner predicts to achieve mainstream adoption in the next two years.