The Case for Win Loss Analysis
Diet and exercise. If you ask anyone competent in dealing with body health, they will invariably come back to these two items. When it comes right down to it, that is the key. It is a lifestyle change. However, our society is riddled with quick…
Buyer Evaluation Process: What Every Sales & Marketing Leader Needs to Know
Knowing your buyer’s evaluation process is one of the most critical elements to include in the sales strategy. Having this knowledge is critical to not only the sales rep’s success but also can serve as a roadmap for the marketing team to create sales and…
Sales Insights: How to Respond to “Best and Final” Pricing Requests
Always and never don’t usually apply to sales, but my suggestion is to alwaysact as though you are Column A when asked for better pricing. If you are, buyers will come back to you. If you’re not, you keep your dignity by not getting dragged into a discounting death spiral.
Win Loss Best Practice Series: Four Ways to Eliminate Bias in Your Win Loss Analysis Surveys
Demonstrating the value of your products and services in a way that resonates with your buyers is the difference between winning and losing, between developing a trusted partnership or just being another vendor. To do this effectively, you need to know and understand your buyers,…
Win Loss Analysis Best Practice Series: How to Beat an Incumbent in Sales
Convincing a prospect that you offer the best solution and they should make the changeover to your product/service may appear to be a dauntless task. Nonetheless, there are ways to win them over and beat the incumbent.
After the Customer Interview, Turn Feedback into Action
Increased revenue, saving existing relationships, and applying the key learnings towards future opportunities should be the result of actionable intelligence gathered during customer interviews. No one likes to lose, but in sales it is going to happen. Instead of looking around for someone to blame, the key is to gather as much information as possible about why you lose and then apply those learnings to future opportunities. If done correctly, the improvements made as a result of the feedback should help to reduce the number of losses that happen.
The Compartmentalization of Competitive Intelligence in a Company
At Primary Intelligence, we have a strong value proposition and were pretty good at communication the message. To us, the true value of what we do is obvious. The list of people in a company that should benefit from our services is well defined. In other words, were a simple plug-in solution that solves a set of problems and provides an expected value.
Customers vs. Prospects: Aligning Customer Experience and Win Loss Analysis
There are more questions that can and should be asked; the important concept though is that you need to design your research to be able to make appropriate comparisons between the two groups of customers. Without the ability to align the needs of customers and the wants of prospects, I cannot understand what my products need to satisfy the differing desires of each.