- If you have yet to automate your sales processes with an automation tool, you could be wasting time, money, and resources without even knowing it
- Sales automation is perhaps the best way to optimize your sales activities, freeing up time you can use to build relationships with customers and improve your products/services
- But before adopting a sales automation tool, there are a few factors you need to consider
As automation tools continue to get smarter and more feature-rich, there has never been a better time to start automating your company’s Salesforce processes than today. Sales automation can be the much-needed key to making your business more efficient and productive, putting it on the fast-track to growth.
But how exactly do you choose and implement a sales automation tool?
Laying the Groundwork
If your goal is to adopt a Configure-Price-Quote automation tool, you first want to do some careful thinking about the solution, specifically, what you want it to look and do. You don’t have to get all technical at this stage; you can just bounce around some ideas between your team members to identify your project needs and requirements.
If you take the time to plan and brainstorm your automation project, you’ll end up saving time, money, and effort for everyone involved.
Get Marketing Involved
Although marketing and sales teams are often at odds with each other, your marketing department will play a crucial role in identifying what a qualified lead looks like. This ensures your sales automation tool can accurately capture and recommend quality leads from your company’s marketing efforts.
Develop Clear Buyer Personas
Preparing comprehensive buyer personas will allow you to figure out just who your sales automation tool should be targeting. One of the many goals of sales automation is to initiate contact and maintain relationships with the right audience. Having buyer personas makes this process easier by outlining the kind of content that would resonate with your target audience and make them consider your products or services.
Designate a Salesforce Automation Specialist
A trained automation specialist in your company will go a long way towards ensuring the success of your automation project. You can send one person to attend training/classes and see a mockup of the Salesforce tool. From there, you can then determine how much work is required to implement the project and how complex it will be.
Remember that the time to a successful implementation of any Salesforce automation tool is to be organized from the get go, which will ensure your project team has direction. If you would rather hire a Salesforce specialist with experience in automation, let the experts do it for you.
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