Channel partners are central to the success of high-tech vendors, helping to generate more than a trillion dollars in annual sales. To help maximize partner relationships, and ensure partners remain loyal, vendors are implementing voice of partner (VoP) programs, which help companies collect detailed data and feedback from channel partners. However, a new study from […]
Up to 79% of marketing leads never convert to sales due to insufficient lead nurturing efforts, according to research from Marketing Sherpa. Nearly two thirds (65%) of B2B marketers don’t have lead nurturing processes in place. Mountain West Financial, a mortgage brokerage with more than 400 employees, half of which are field-based agents, has improved […]
In a move that will seemingly shake up the retail hardware industry, Zebra Technologies has entered a definitive agreement with Motorola Solutions to acquire Motorola’s Enterprise business for $3.45 billion in an all-cash transaction. The purchase, which was approved by the Zebra and Motorola Boards of Directors, is expected to be finalized by the end […]
Partner portals and PRM systems are top investments for many vendors; but they simply are not delivering optimal results. While these solutions were designed to help vendors amplify partner engagement and overall sales and marketing productivity, they are not being used effectively enough to make the investment worthwhile.
Enterprises today are facing more unstructured data than they’re equipped to handle. Unlike structured data, which is typically collected, managed and viewed in a database with predefined columns and rows, unstructured data is data that “does not have an organized format,” noted Russell Ford, President and Chief Operating Officer of Qumulus Solutions, a managed service […]
Marketing and sales enablement play central roles in the success of the channel. It is up to vendors to not only provide the content and resources partners need to educate end-users, but the knowledge and empowerment they need to have relevant and effective sales conversations. To ensure channel sales operations are efficient and profitable, vendors […]
A common challenge for companies that operate in a channel environment is that their partners and resellers don’t have the ability to plan and execute local marketing campaigns successfully. The majority (73%) of brands surveyed for a recent study from local marketing automation solution provider Balihoo indicated that they invest in local marketing. However, only […]