Strategic Planning for Sales Territories: Creating a Roadmap for the Future

on January 10, 2020

In a recent blog, we looked at how eSpatial's new Territory Manager can be used for operational scenario planning. Our hypothetical regional sales manager had to quickly cover a territory after a sales rep left the company. Now we'll look at how Territory Manager can be used for long-term strategic planning.

Sales Capacity Planning: Are You Getting the Most Out of Your Sales Team?

on January 2, 2020

It's a business death knell: "But we've always done it this way!" Getting stuck in a rut is bad for business, especially when it comes to your sales team. Just because you've had five sales reps in a region for years doesn't mean it's the ideal number. That's why you need a sales capacity model. If you haven't reviewed your sales territories recently, business activity may have drastically changed. And if your sales reps have too many accounts or leads to follow up with, you're probably...

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Save time by reporting sales territory performance with mapping

on September 13, 2019

If you're still using spreadsheets to track your sales territories and performance, we have good news for you. You can reclaim your time through territory and performance mapping! Nortek Air Solutions started mapping and cut the time they spend preparing reports by a month every year. Putting a little initial effort into preparing your data and mapping your territories can help you achieve similar long-term results. But how does mapping help improve the efficiency of your reporting? We'll...

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How to Balance Home Care Provider Workloads

on August 16, 2019

As the population ages, providing home care is becoming increasingly important. But caring for patients is a demanding job, and overbooking staff can quickly lead to burn out and high turnover. That's why it's important to balance home care provider workloads. Retaining personal support workers, nurses and other home care staff is critical when running a home care business, but it's an area where the industry is struggling. A 2018 study by Home Care Pulse found that turnover had hit an...

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How to Increase Client Renewal Rates in Field Sales

on August 2, 2019

Renewals are the life blood of many businesses. If you’re losing these customers at renewal time, your whole field sales process is stalled. While you keep bringing in new customers, you’re not going anywhere fast. To keep your business healthy and growing, knowing how to increase client renewal rates in field sales is critical. Luckily, there are many things you can do to keep your customers on board.

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How To Create Fair Sales Territories

on July 4, 2019

There are lots of factors that go into creating a successful sales team. You have to choose the right candidates, provide good training, and find the right motivational tools. But even if you've nailed all those steps, your team isn't at peak performance until you've created fair sales territories. As a manager, you may be wondering how to create fair sales territories and why it's such a concern. First, we'll take a quick look at why you should be paying attention to sales territories and...

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5 Common Challenges for Field Sales Analysts

on March 14, 2019

Within a sales organization, the sales analyst plays an important part in strategic decision making. They prepare sales forecasts and collect and analyze data to evaluate current sales goals. With great responsibility, comes great challenges and today we discuss some of the most common challenges that field sales analysts face in their day to day.

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3 Data Driven Questions to Answer Before Making Your Next Sales Hire

on January 10, 2019

Is your field sales team in need of some additional resources? Have you been receiving customer complaints about the quality of service they're getting from your sales reps? Is your sales team starting to complain about the workload? You know you need to increase the number of field sales reps on your team to carry the workload efficiently. However, your opinion isn't likely to be enough for a recruitment drive to be signed off on by senior management.

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5 Heat Maps for Understanding Retail Data

on November 29, 2018

Understanding retail sales data is a difficult and complicated task in the era of ‘Big Data'. It's all too easy to get lost in reams of Excel spreadsheets and miss the big picture or the golden nugget you were looking for. Specialty roles and consulting firms have been born out of the need to understand the plight of large volume retail sales data. But we can make this simple.Here at eSpatial, we've helped many retail giants such as Gamestop and Burlington understand their retail data in the...

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5 Ways Organizations Use Heat Maps

on November 15, 2018

Heat maps are probably one of the most common types of mapping analysis undertaken by eSpatial customers. Whether you have a knowledge of data visualization or not, most people are familiar with Heat Maps in some shape or form. They're one of the first types of analysis that comes to mind when one thinks of mapping data. However, heat maps are not simply just a method for visualizing data, the real benefit comes from understanding the data being presented. After all, a heat map can represent...

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The Best Sales Territory Mapping Software

on November 2, 2017

Looking for the best sales territory mapping software? You're looking for eSpatial There are many benefits to mapping your sales territories geographically, such as identifying hidden patterns and trends in your sales performance, reducing conflict between salespeople, and ensuring a fair and profitable workload for your sales reps. Once you know that you want to map out your sales territories, your next job is to ensure that you're choosing the best sales territory mapping software for your...

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