Sales Training Success: CustomerCentric Selling® helps Endforce increase their pipeline by 350% with 100% forecasting accuracy.
EVP of Sales
Goal and Current Situation
Following a successful round of funding, Endforce hired a new SVP of Sales, Herb Jones, whose goal was to build and lead the sales team required to meet the company’s top line revenue projections. Mr. Jones conducted a brief assessment of the current sales staff and selling practices and reached the following conclusions:
- Endforce lacked a defined sales process;
- Forecasting was inaccurate because opportunity qualification and pipeline grading varied with by salesperson;
- Sales cycles involving pilots dragged on for six to twelve months with no end in sight and required the support of expensive technical personnel; and
- Endforce typically initiated sales cycles through technical buyers (evaluators) rather than business executives resulting in a high percentage of opportunities that continued indefinitely without the buyer making a decision.
In light of these conclusions, Mr. Jones, together with the Endforce executive team, determined that the most efficient way to increase sales performance and revenue generation was the introduction of a consistent, repeatable sales process. Specifically, he wished to use the sales process to generate the following capabilities within Endforce’s sales and marketing teams:
- Establish a consistent sales methodology for use by all sales and marketing personnel;
- Improve the consistency of sales execution through skills training and reinforcement;
- Provide sales persons with the sales messaging and related tools that helped them translate technical discussions into discussions of business value with senior executives and technical personnel; and
- Establish a centralized source of sales information within the current SFA system to improve pipeline management and forecasting.
CustomerCentric Selling® provided Endforce with the capabilities that Endforce required to achieve its goals. Steve Berger and Mike Mozenter, both CustomerCentric Selling® Business Partners, conducted a customized CustomerCentric Selling® Workshop for the entire sales, marketing and executive staff.
During the six month period following the CustomerCentric Selling® Workshop, Endforce achieved the below results.
Benefits to Endforce:
- Sales pipeline increased by 350%
- Average length of the sales cycle was reduced by 30%
- Achieved forecasting accuracy of 100% for two consecutive quarters
- Gross sales revenues increased by 150% compared to pre-implementation performance
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About CustomerCentric Selling® – The Sales Training Company
CustomerCentric Selling® (CCS®) is a proven methodology for predictably improving revenue growth and sales performance. Founded in 2002, CCS® helps clients worldwide to implement repeatable, auditable and scalable sales processes that, when combined with Sales Ready Messaging®, guides marketing and sales to have meaningful conversations with customers and prospects. This results in winning high-value deals, retaining and growing client relationships and improving the predictability and accuracy of sales forecasts.
CustomerCentric Selling® is regularly named to the Top Sales Training Companies list. Clients such as Microsoft, Hewlett Packard, Business Objects, Rockwell Automation, EMC and Raython have deployed CCS® worldwide. For more information, vist www.customercentric.com, or call Jill Perez at 800.993.1228, ext.706.