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Inside ProsperWorks: 4 Ways to Combat Summer Seasonality (Webinar)

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Feeling the heat to keep your sales team fighting through the summer months? We know the feeling.

From people on vacation to general software usage drops in Q3, there are a lot of things to go up against in June, July and August. Here are a few tips from ProsperWorks Sales Manager, Brittany Perez, on how to fight the seasonality slump, and what you can do to prepare your team.  Read More

Using CRM to Align Marketing and Sales

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Odds are your marketing and sales teams say they’d like to be more aligned. But, without these teams operating with the same goals, information, and open communication, you’re not going to have successful alignment.

That’s why today, “51 percent of marketers are not satisfied with the level of communication between the teams and 53 percent of sales professionals are not pleased with marketing’s support,” according to a study by Pandadoc.

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While marketing is focused on creating a strong brand, acquiring new leads, and nurturing them for the handoff to sales, sales is focused on hitting their monthly or quarterly quotas. Read More

Cold nurture email templates

4 Prospecting Nurture Email Templates

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Cold emailing prospects can be tricky – you need great content to break the ice.

Your number one focus when reaching out to prospects is to outline value. These recipients might not know who you are, and therefore may not give you the time your product or service deserves. Show them that you understand their time is valuable and what you’re offering is something that will add value to their business. Here are a few tips and templates to help you hit the ground running. Read More

Inside ProsperWorks: How to Maintain Your Winning Streak in 2017

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Prior to joining ProsperWorks, Senior Account Executive Marina Fishman used CRM in a variety of roles. As a sales development rep (SDR), it was for lead generation and setting demos. Once she became an account executive (AE), she’d rely on her CRM to sift through accounts and setup demos on her own. As an SMB sales manager, she would help her team of SDRs and AEs do all of the above.

But what made her job difficult was the CRM that she was using. “I hated Salesforce from day one. I couldn’t get any of the data I needed out of it. I never knew what leads to go after or what to prioritize. I had a crazy, never-ending list of past due tasks from months prior. It was a constant challenge of knowing what to do to grow revenue.” Read More

What Makes Us Proud

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We’re celebrating Pride Month at ProsperWorks, both in our workplace and in our SF community.  Diversity and inclusion conversations come in many forms, ranging from equality in pay, marriage, income, education, race and gender relations, etc. We’re hyper-focused on building a fast-growth technology company, and knowing how and when to balance diversity efforts with many other priorities is not an easy task. So, we’re boiling it down to a simple concept here in our office: Belonging. Read More

Why UrbanVolt Chose G Suite & ProsperWorks to Scale Their Business (Webinar)

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In the last year alone, UrbanVolt has contributed to over 40,000 LED fittings for businesses across Europe, amounting to over €20 million in cash savings. The company combines skills from corporate finance (Kevin Maughan CEO), property management (Declan Barrett CCO) and logistics (Graham Deane COO), investing their capital installing energy-efficient LED lighting for businesses. Their business model carries the installation for companies with no upfront cost, with an agreement to split the energy savings between both parties over five years.

But, before UrbanVolt even had a single client, they trusted ProsperWorks and G Suite to help scale their business. UrbanVolt’s Head of Marketing, Edel Kennedy, recalls, “We needed a solution that would allow us to scale our inbounds and deal flow with ease,” she says. “ProsperWorks was the clear choice for our team. There was no learning curve since it works seamlessly with G Suite, where we spend the majority of our day.”

So, what are some of the ways that ProsperWorks and G Suite has helped UrbanVolt as they’ve completed over 100 installations? Find out in the webinar here.

 

UI is critical to User Adoption

Why UI is Critical for User Adoption

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CRMs have a reputation for being ugly – both inside and out. Not only are they difficult to use, but their core UIs are often just a database with a form slapped over it. It’s no wonder user adoption is such a problem.

User Interface (UI) is critical to the success or failure of a product in any market. Implementations fail when users have to compensate for a clunky user interface and confusing processes.

So, what makes for a good UI that can increase user adoption? Read More

How to Create a CRM Implementation Plan that Works

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A correctly implemented CRM is an absolute goldmine.

On average, the ROI on a suitable, well-used CRM system is estimated at $8.71 for every dollar spent. To realize this potential, however, you’ll need to ensure your staff knows how to use your CRM.

At the same time, managers often assume that user engagement is sealed during the selection phase –  once you select a CRM that meets all your key requirements, everyone will be happy from then on.

However, nothing could be further from the truth. Engaging your staff with the CRM implementation process is absolutely essential if you want to ensure user adoption and make your purchase worthwhile.

Here are three steps to start of a CRM implementation plan that will engage key user groups and maximize ROI: Read More