Activating Competitive Response to Fintech Disruption

Access our on-demand webinar to learn how Financial Services incumbents can capitalize on the advantages they already have and execute tactical go-to-market actions to respond to FIntech competition.

Levers for Disruption: How Incumbents Can Compete Against Fintech

The history of fintech (financial technologies) may be rightfully traced to 1915 with the advent of wire funds transfer via telegraph and Morse code. The ensuing confluence of technology, digitization, and globalization throughout the twentieth century revolutionized all aspects of global financial systems…

Be Bold and Innovate Your Sales Enablement

When it comes to the impact of COVID-19 on sales channels, we’ve seen startling data on the short-term shift in channel usage by both sellers and buyers. Traditional FTF and inside sales channels have taken steep hits in usage — dropping by over 30 percentage points in some instances — which has affected direct and indirect sellers alike.  For Sales Enablement teams, this presents an immediate challenge and […]

Two Core Go-to-Market Principles to Future Proof Growth Post-Disruption

The most pronounced issue this pandemic has brought front and center for revenue leaders is the imperative to operate in ever smaller ‘windows of certainty’. While this is undoubtedly true in the midst of disruption, it will also be true post-disruption. In fact, it is increasingly clear that for the foreseeable future there will be no obvious demarcation line…

Potential COVID-Driven Go-to-Market Adjustments for the Healthcare Industry

Early on in the pandemic, an influential article—The Hammer and the Dance—was published in The Medium attempting to predict the course of society’s response to COVID-19. Whether you agreed with the data science, it was an interesting thought piece that most definitely affected policy. It argued that the initial response to COVID must be a harsh, months-long lockdown to bring R—the virus reproduction rate—below 1…

Partners in Peril: 5 Strategies for Channel Adaptation

By now, everyone in the technology business has seen the tweet above.  It may be equally apt to ask, What led partner transformation at your company? Cloud XaaS/Subscription Models COVID-19 In 2019, Forrester stated that the indirect channel was transformed more in the previous 18 months than the almost 40 years preceding – combined.  And […]

Are Geographic Sales Territories Dying?

As the COVID impact increases remote working, virtual conference calls, and online purchasing, sales leaders need to be asking a simple question: Should we actually eliminate geographic territories? The simple answer is “No, but…..”.  We all must recognize that for >100 years the entire DNA of the sales profession has been based on geography.  Whether […]

Executing Customer Retention in Times of Disruption

We are living through an era of ‘what’s old is new’ as it relates to retention. While executives have always understood the value of keeping loyal customers, massive market transformations have raised the stakes and forced what often was a behind the scenes ‘autopilot’ type of effort to a critical front and center strategy. In […]

Building an Agile Sales Enablement Program Roadmap

Top performing sales enablement programs drive deeper seller resonance and program innovation at a market segment or role level to ensure actionability. Our core building blocks of best-in-class sales enablement programs are essential starting points for Q4 and 2020 planning.