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South African sales tech provider secures Series A funding from leading software investor to accelerate adoption of its field sales app and management platform globally.
As the new year and indeed a new decade is firmly in full swing, the role of a mobile sales rep doesn’t change. Selling your product from business to business can be a challenging role without a lack of preparation or direction.
Making plans is easy. Planning is more difficult. Plans always fail. Planning involves anticipating and avoiding the impact of failed plans. Conflating the two is a costly mistake, still made too often. Here are 5 often-overlooked benefits of planning.
Here’s a throwback to our most read blog posts of 2019. It’s no surprise that practical sales advice and industry benchmarks drew our readers’ attention. And, of course, two major company milestones made some waves.
We’re not only known as “the app people” but also as “app people”. As developers of the field sales software, we specialise in a mobile sales app, yet we appreciate other applications that simplify and enhance everyday experiences. Here are some of our staff’s favourites.
Skynamo – the Field Sales app – was awarded the Sage Top ISV Partner of the Year for Africa and Middle East region at Sage’s annual Partner of the Year Award ceremony held in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Lost internet connectivity should never mean lost productivity. Field sales reps should be able to continue entering orders and customer information in their app, even while offline.
Here’s a great excuse to celebrate your talented sales team, or to recognise those trusted sales consultants who help you make the right buying decisions. Every year, on the second Friday in December, we celebrate National Salesperson Day.
More than a third of surveyed field sales reps feel that work pressure negatively affects their mental health. We look at some causal factors, impact on business and what a culture that supports mental health requires.
How helpful are business email sign-offs in generating a response? We’re considering a few examples of email endings that are great conversation starters.
What keeps sales reps from becoming trusted consultants, despite clear intentions to do so? Research suggests it involves a ‘transactional’ culture, and that sales managers are responsible for changing that.