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6 apps to help salespeople save time and get a life

Disha Kathuria
13th Mar 2017
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One of the most stressful jobs is that of a salesperson. However, there have been some proactive solutions offered in the name of saving time that have taken the stressful world of a sales employee by a pleasant storm. Writing for Inc., Walter Chen, Founder and CEO of iDoneThis, says “The rise of cloud-based sales software has brought about a bevy of tools that can automate processes across the board. From prospecting to forecasting, previously tedious tasks can become more efficient, more productive, and--dare I say it?--even more fun.”

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Could it be? Is time-saving not a myth anymore for sales people? The good news is, yes! These six apps have revolutionised the way sales people have so far been using the time on hand. The bad news – you are probably still stressed if you aren't using them. .

GoToMeeting

GoToMeeting allows employees to start online meetings, view presentations and reports, and watch meeting participants and presenters. Now isn’t that gold? Web conferencing, what no one will tell you, is a viable tool to network and make contacts. And what better way than an app to hold all your go-to conferences right at your fingertips. Of course, you must make sure that your internet connection be sure and secure of holding an uninterrupted conference.

To know more about GoToMeeting and its benefits to your business, click here.

DocScan

Say goodbye to your yellow and dog-eared notebook and your pen whose rear end has been chewed beyond recognition. Not only do they leave a bad impression on the client (you are judged by how and on what you take notes), you might also find it difficult to read your own notes that were jotted down in a rush.

To know more about DocScan and its benefits to your business, click here.

Sybase Mobile Sales

This app helps sales professionals access SAP customer relationship management data any place, anytime through their smartphones.

Looking for accurate data is something that most salespeople waste an enormous amount of time on. From finding the right file to finding the right people, it’s all but a web of endless confusion that results in a waste of valuable work hours. However, with Sybase Mobile Sales App, you can access the perfect drop of CRM data from a sea of information, hence saving yourself an enviable amount of time. A practical requirement indeed.

To know more about Sybase Mobile Sales and its benefits to your business, click here.

Hubspot

An article on Forbes sheds light on this multi-faceted app: “HubSpot is an all-in-one inbound marketing software that helps businesses generate inbound leads through SEO, blogging, social media, marketing automation, and marketing analytics.”

Believe it or not, despite all the efforts you put in to run behind leads, there is a huge amount of data that misses even your salesman eye. The reason for this is because with the rising amount of digital content, it’s virtually impossible to keep track of every lead generated. Needless to say, some of these ‘missed’ leads could have been heavy with conversion potential. But sigh no more, because with Hubspot you are sure to not miss even a single lead. Hurrah, anybody?

To know more about Hubspot and its benefits to your business, click here.

Nitro

Bunchball’s Nitro is a gaming software that uses various aspects of gaming to, as Forbes puts it, “automate recognition, competition, and achievement programs to engage and motivate sales teams as well as drive sales results and better service.” Now isn’t that every sales manager’s dream-come-true and to a large extent even an employees’? With its game mechanics Nitro focuses on helping the player/salesperson become motivated by challenges, get incentives to cross levels and participate in team competitions. In short, it’s an ingenious way to add spice to a traditionally boring field. By employing the many facets of gaming, Nitro is built to engage more employees to become team players who are driven by rewards. If used strategically and strictly as a business skill enhancing tool, Nitro has the power to help managers save a lot of time that would otherwise be spent repeating the same things over and over again.

To know more about Nitro and its benefits to your business, click here.

Conga Composer

As a salesperson, you may be well aware of creating documents, presentations, and reports using Microsoft Office, and other tools like PDF and HTML email. You may also be aware of the amount of time a seemingly simple and easy presentation can take to be built. Conga Composer is here to customise all that. The simple yet highly efficient tool can personalise templates, help automatically log activities, create follow-up tasks, and update fields. Apart from this, Conga Composer will also help you generate quotes, proposals, account plans, invoices, contracts, and letters. Conga Composer is a time saver and game changer, to say the least.

To know more about Conga Composer and its benefits to your business, click here.

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