Microsoft Azure Cloud Exec, Leading Sales Expert, and Former VP of Sales, Jim McGuire joins Cien.ai’s Board of Advisors.
[ 2 -3 min read ] Dallas, TX, March 25th, 2021 – AI-for-sales company Cien.ai expands its advisory board and introduces a new API to fix dirty CRM data. Cien Inc., a fast-growing provider of AI-driven sales performance solutions, today announced the addition of Jim McGuire to its board of advisors. Mr. McGuire is […]
Beyond Sales Quota: What Keeps Decision Makers Up at Night?
[ 2-3 min read ] Did you know that, “Only 17% of sales professionals working at companies with more than 250 reps are satisfied with their visibility on their sales pipeline.” It is no secret that B2B sales leaders spend their days and nights thinking of ways to help their teams make their numbers. However, […]
Seasoned Corporate Director, Leading Sales Expert, and Former Tableau EVP of Sales, Kelly Breslin Wright joins Cien.ai Board of Advisors
[ 2 -3 min read ] Dallas, TX, December 15th, 2020 – AI-for-sales company Cien.ai expands its advisory board, and introduces new AI-Driven Assessment for B2B sales teams. Cien Inc., a fast-growing provider of AI-driven sales performance solutions, today announced the addition of Kelly Breslin Wright to its board of advisors. AI-for-sales company Cien.ai […]
Digital Selling: Transforming B2B Sales (2020 Update)
Shifts in Consumer Behavior And Technology Four years ago, Andy Hoar writing for Forrester Research, famously postulated that a million B2B sales representatives would be displaced by 2020. Andy asserted that the combination of digitally enabled self-service models and the retirement of previous generation buyers who are replaced by digital-native buyers would form new […]
Does Quota Even Matter?
Several years ago, in my last position as a major account executive, my brand new first-line sales manager asked me to sit down with him so he could give me my new quota for the year. I told him that I did not care what quota number he assigned to me and that the quota […]
21 Stats Every Sales Leaders Should Know
Whether you’re a numbers person or not, here are 21 stats that every technology sales leader should know. Sales Quotas & Win Rates 1. Only 60% of companies say that quotas are set as a collaborative effort between the CEO with input from senior management. (CFO Alliance) 2. 64% of sales organizations reported correct […]
The Problem with Sales Performance Programs
Whether you’re a numbers person or not, advances in technology and data management are continuously creating new opportunities for transforming and improving an organization’s sales effectiveness. To understand how sales managers can improve their teams’ sales performance, we spoke with Mike Kunkle, founder of Transforming Sales Results, LLC and Vice President of Sales Enablement Services for the […]
Cien Launches New Hidden Revenue Assessment
Dallas, TX, November 20th, 2019 – Cien Inc., a leading provider of AI-powered sales performance solutions, today announced the launch of its new Hidden Revenue Assessment. Cien’s Hidden Revenue Assessment applies over 100+ AI models to a company’s CRM data to reveal the factors that are preventing their teams from achieving their sales quotas. […]
3 Sales Performance 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 performance requires operational awareness of the quality of leads generated from marketing as well as the performance of individual salespeople. With artificial intelligence (AI), your business can understand the deeper dynamics […]
Getting to the Root Cause of a Lengthening Sales Cycle
[ 2 -3 min read ] Most sales organizations have a well defined sales cycle, from initial contact to the closing of a deal. However, if you’ve noticed your sales cycle getting longer and longer, it can be hard to understand what’s causing it. Are you not qualifying your leads well enough? Or are your […]
The Anatomy of a High Performing Sales Operations Team
Do you have a sales operations team? Do you have a revenue operations team? It’s what all the fashionable sales teams are wearing this season. Think of a high-performing operations team as the “sales enabler,” according to Matt Cameron, Managing Partner at Sales Ops Central, and right-hand-person to a Chief Sales Officer (CSO). “If the […]
Achieving Sales Mastery with AI
Quota attainment went from 63% in 2012 to 53.8% in 2018 – that’s nearly a 15% drop. Today, we constantly hear that “sales are harder than ever before”. The question is – is this just a perception or reality? To understand how much sales have changed and how managers can improve their teams’s sales performance, […]