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What’s the difference between Groove.co, Outreach.io, Salesloft and SalesDirector.ai?

by Isaac Garcia on September 17, 2020

At the core of SalesDirector.ai is the conviction that a good sales stack always starts with good data. Your CRM is only as good as the data that it stores and this is often contingent on how good your sales reps are at logging and inputting the details of their activity. This is why our data insights, sales analytics and revenue intelligence platform all start with capturing email and calendar activity data from your sales reps.

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The Role of Revenue Operations

by Isaac Garcia on September 15, 2020

Companies (mostly) exist to solve problems for customers. The longevity and survival of a company is ultimately measured in terms of its ability to generate revenue and profits.

Over the years, the various titles, roles and functions that manage revenue generation in a company has changed from Vice President of Sales to Chief Revenue Officer and other variations. Depending on the stage and type of organization the VP of Sales might be in charge of

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Data Driven Decisions in a COVID World (Why Salesforce Activity Capture Matters)

by Isaac Garcia on August 5, 2020

Companies and sales teams that rely on data to help them make their decisions are more profitable and productive (MIT Sloan) than companies that ignore the data or rely on their gut. This is even more pronounced during times of uncertainty.

As humans, we tend to make decisions out of fear, concern for safety and a desire to eliminate risk. We are deeply wired to

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Using Autoscribe to Automatically Log Time Against Opportunities

by Arnulf Hsu on June 8, 2020

Many companies have the ability to automatically capture a limited amount of information from sales reps’ email and calendar accounts.  Most tools (including Salesforce.com Inbox) are restricted to a rudimentary form of “logging an email” or “logging a calendar event” within a contact in Salesforce but require some form of sales rep intervention. 

This week we released yet another feature that highlights the automation capabilities that the SalesDirector.ai platform can provide for those using Autoscribe

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Salesforce to Gmail Integration Using AutoScribe

by Jennifer Preston on May 14, 2020

With more than six million businesses and more than 60% of the Fortune 500 using Google's G Suite (which includes Gmail) the integration of Gmail and Salesforce is a productive move for any modern sales team. If your sales teams are using Gmail and Salesforce it is critical that they use both applications together. McKinsey & Company reports that sales reps can spend up to 28% of their workday in calendars and email. It is imperative that

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Salesforce Email Integration for Success

by Jennifer Preston on May 6, 2020

We all use email daily whether for business or personal use. And chances are you are using applications like Microsoft Outlook to manage all the incoming and outgoing emails. Applications like Outlook provide other perks like managing your notes, tasks, contacts, and calendar.

All these tools are powerful for salespeople. Knowing that your time is valuable and having the ability to communicate and schedule effectively is crucial to your sales success. Its pretty simple if you cannot

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Techniques the Best Salespeople Use

by Jennifer Preston on April 28, 2020

Any sales person knows the process of selling is never as easy as it might appear. The sales world is fast-paced and a good sales person must be able to juggle many balls in the while riding a unicycle. With sales goals, sales metrics, activity dashboards and pipeline targets to manage the need for multi-tasking is apparent. But the real question is how does the salesperson know that they are giving their attention to the right areas? The

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COVID-19s Impact on Sales

by Isaac Garcia on April 22, 2020

We've been monitoring sales activities and changes that sales leaders have been making as a result of the COVID-19 virus.

The most obvious change that almost all sales organizations have had to cope with is, for some, the first time that the entire sales force is working from home. We've been curious about how this has impacted sales organizations and their selling motion.

Over the next

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SAML Support

by Jennifer Preston on April 22, 2020

SalesDirector.ai supports Security Assertion Markup Language (aka SAML) and is SAML 2.0 compatible.

This means that you can use your corporate network's primary authentication mechanism to authenticate users into SalesDirector.ai. This also streamlines user management into a single place.

SAML has been around for a while and is the standard for Single Sign On. There is a great post here about What is SAML

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5 Tips to Help Struggling Sales Reps

by Jennifer Preston on April 21, 2020

It is estimated that the turnover rate for salespeople is roughly 27%, according to the Harvard Business Review.  What this boils down to is that out of 4 of your reps 1 will be gone within the next year. The turnover in the sales industry is double that in other industries. As salespeople know, sales is a very tough job. All salespeople, no matter how good they are at their job are bound to hit a few low quarters. As a good manager, it

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