Category Archives: Technology Sales Training

August 18th, 2014

Selling SaaS: Essential Activities and Key Dialogues to Expand After You Land

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Selling SaaS: Essential Activities and Key Dialogues to Expand After You Land 

Closing deals is important. However, closing alone is not sufficient for SaaS company success. Driving to profitable growth requires generating renewals, maintaining cash flow, and minimizing customer churn. This quest for lifetime customer value depends on two key activities and two key dialogues:

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August 12th, 2014

Building Healthy SaaS Revenue: 4 Keys for Landing New Logos

Building Healthy SaaS Revenue: 4 Keys for Landing New Logos 

Cloud computing, and the evolution of software as a service (SaaS), has transformed the technology industry. According to IBM, 85% of all new software is now being built for the cloud, and by 2016, one quarter of all applications being used around the world will be available in the cloud.

At the same time, SaaS solutions have transformed how businesses select, buy, and use software. At least half the time, if not more, SaaS vendors will sell directly to functional or business-unit stakeholders rather than just to IT people. The sales emphasis is now on a SaaS solution’s value to the business — not on the underlying technology. The nature of the sales dialogue between SaaS vendors and customers looks and sounds very different than it did in the days of on-premises applications.

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May 28th, 2014

SaaS Solution CEO Interview: Advice on Rapid Growth and Enterprise Sales Success from SAVO CEO, Mark O’Connell

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Advice on Rapid Growth and Enterprise Sales Success from SAVO CEO, Mark O’Connell

Mark O’Connell is the President and CEO of SAVO, a fast-growth enterprise SaaS company and a strategic alliance partner of Richardson. SAVO’s technology solutions improve productivity and performance of sales organizations and salespeople. Mark has led SAVO since the fall of 2010. He graciously shares his perspective on growing a company that ranked among Deloitte’s 2013 Fast 500™ list of fastest-growing companies in North America.

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