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Sales Key Info

Sales Definitions

Market Segmentation

Market Segmentation is based on Total Employee count of the Account.

  • Enterprise = 5,000+ total employees

  • Mid-Market = 500-4,999 total employees

  • SMB (Small Business) = 0-499 total employees

Total Employee count is based on the number of employees that our data tools (Clearbit & DiscoverOrg) return for that account.

Sales Channel

Sales Channels are ways of bringing products or services to market so that they can be purchased by consumers.

  • Sales Serve (Direct) = Sales works directly with the customer to complete the purchase

    • Handheld interaction with Sales that enables more customization for the end customer (payment method, discounting, MSA, etc.)

  • Partner/Reseller (Indirect) = Sales works with an approved partner or reseller to complete the purchase

  • Self Serve = Customer purchases the product through our Customer Portal

    • Allows a high volume of knowledgeable customers to purchase

    • Self Serve is not synonymous with SMB. Self Serve is a Sales Channel that caters to all market segmentations

Forecasting

  • Forecasting is a weekly process where Sales, CS and Sales Management communicate how much business they will close within a given period, usually the current quarter.

  • Forecasting Definitions:

    • Forecast: "I will close at least this much business this quarter. It is my likely amount I can close."

    • Upside: "There is a chance I will close this much additional business, but don't count on it."

  • Forecasting Category Definitions: These categories are assigned based on Opportunity Sales stages in Salesforce.

    • Close: The deal is Closed Won. It is already showing up in Won and Actuals reports. It is not considered part of the Open Pipeline.

    • Commit: Rep is guaranteeing this deal will happen based on the current Opportunity Close Date.

    • Best Case: The deal is looking promising, but cannot commit it will happen on the current Close Date.

    • Pipeline: The deal is in the early stages. Not comfortable forecasting it just yet.

    • Omitted: This deal is Closed Lost.

  • Forecast Process. The following are the steps followed in the weekly forecast calls with Sales Managers:

    • In attendance: Sales Manager, Ian, Elaine, and appropriate CSM(s)

    • The Sales Manager drives the call.

    • It is driven off the Sales (Choose Segment) dashboard.

    • New New (New and Expansion) business

      • Discuss forecast and upside for the quarter. Has it changed? Summarize highlights of changes.

      • What's closed since we last met along with any notable highlights.

      • Review Open Pipeline. All key deals based on size, logo, competitive wins. Discuss what help is needed from MLT to get the deal done. Also discuss any big deal movements in terms of progress or slip.

    • Renewals business

      • Discuss forecast and upside for the quarter. Has it changed? Summary highlights of changes.

      • What's closed since we last met along with any notable highlights.

      • Review Open Pipeline. All key deals based on size, logo, competitive wins. Discuss At Risk and Early Warning. Discuss what help is needed from MLT to get the deal done.

      • Lead pipeline

        • Review MQL Pipeline at the bottom

        • Where are they now?

        • Pipeline generated

        • Reason for Recycle and Junk

      • Old and New follow-ups related to deals and the forecast process

        • Review any old business and follow-ups that are noted in the Revenue Manager Asana board related to deals and forecast

        • Summarize any new action items moving forward.