women talk productivity

Women Talk Sales Productivity

Where are the women in sales? What advice would female leaders give to those who aspire to lead sales teams? In a new ebook entitled Women Talk Sales Productivity, Cien gathered leading saleswomen to hear their accounts of the current sales landscape, its best practices, and advice to future saleswomen looking to make their mark in […]

21 Sales Podcasts Leaders Should Listen To

For sales leaders, podcasts are the most accessible and carefree way to get information. While continuing your daily routine, you can access some of the best discussions on sales from your home, car or headphones. Listening to the podcast is the easy part, though. The hard part is choosing which ones to listen to among […]

Marylou Tyler: Women in Sales Talk Productivity

In this series, we delve into the personal and professional dimension of female thought leaders from the world of high tech sales to explore their views on productivity and sales effectiveness. This week, we connected with Marylou Tyler, renowned author and founder of Strategic Pipeline, a Fortune 1000 outbound sales consulting group. A internationally recognized thought […]

Poor Salesforce Data? 5 Ways AI Can Help

At Cien we speak to sales leaders every day, and most tell us how frustrated they are with the quality of their data in Salesforce. After all, decisions are only as good as the data on which they’re made. Sure, even when they think they do, no company I know has absolutely perfect CRM data. […]

Rob Käll on Salesforce’s Quotable Podcast

“How do you define sales productivity in your organization? Is it to automate a task and move a deal along the pipeline more quickly? Or is it to add value based on what you are given versus what you produce?”- Rob Käll   Cien’s CEO and co-founder, Rob Käll joined Kevin Micalizzi on Salesforce’s Quotable […]

Cien Wins Innovation Award for CRM Software

Winners from other categories include Salesforce, Adobe, MailChimp, Marketo and Hubspot. Cien, the AI-Powered app that helps businesses improve the quality of their data and their sales productivity, today announced it has won MarTech Breakthrough’s Innovation Award for CRM Software. MarTech Breakthrough is an independent organization that recognizes the world’s leading sales and marketing technologies. The […]

The New AI-Based CRM Data Service on the Block

The holy grail for a lot of sales and operations executives is to understand the semantic and contextual meaning of their CRM data. Cien’s Data Enhancement Services were recently featured in CRM Buyer. The service enhances and standardizes Salesforce data at a scale that was previously impossible. Cien’s Data Enhancement Services are for companies that aren’t ready […]

4 Things You Didn’t Know About Salesforce Users

What makes a Salesforce user different from someone who uses, say, Pipedrive or Nimble? Just like an iPhone user tends to be different than an Android user, it’s common knowledge that someone who uses Salesforce tends to work at a larger or more mature organization than those that don’t. In fact, they’re 5 times more […]

Dealing With Imperfect CRM Data

Everyone has issues with their CRM data, but not everyone has to suffer from it. Instead of treating poor data hygiene as a fatality, forward-looking sales organizations can make use of artificial intelligence (AI) and natural language processing to make sense out of their data in ways that were previously impossible. Here are four of […]

Sales Tips: 3 Sales Productivity Traps to Avoid

While selling has never been easy, it hasn’t become harder either. Selling has become a more refined process where efficiency is key. Increasing sales productivity requires operational awareness of the quality of leads generated from marketing as well as the productivity of individual salespeople. With artificial intelligence (AI), your business can understand the deeper dynamics […]

Rob Käll on Marylou Tyler’s Predictable Prospecting Podcast

What is a good lead, what is a bad lead? How should you evaluate when you’re giving it to a sales development rep? Cien’s CEO Rob Käll connects with revenue growth expert and bestselling author Marylou Tyler on her Predictable Prospecting Podcast. Rob and Marylou talk about how sales teams can use AI to improve […]

Use this App and it’s AI to Improve your Sales

“The app, which is currently available for Salesforce.com customers, takes into account human and behavioral elements to detect problems and predict outcomes for sales leaders.” – Dallas Business Journal Cien was recently featured on the front page of the Dallas Business Journal. Co-founders Margot Carter and Rob Käll joined Cien COO Lisa Cook to discuss […]