Category Archives: SFE News

Corporater – “The World’s First Business Management Platform”

SFE is proud to announce Corporater as a client. Corporater was  established in 2000 with a vision to provide easy-to-use software that drives business outcomes, and to use its business gains for the betterment of the world. They are headquartered in Norway and are among the fastest growing global software companies in  performance management. Corporater has offices and partners across the globe to support their customers.

Corporater is a global software company that empowers medium and large organizations to evaluate, manage, and continually improve business performance by providing a business management platform that adapts to client’s unique business model, out of the box.

To learn more about Corporater, visit: http://corporater.com/en/

Sales Force Europe Invests in Meetle, the First Geosocial Mobile App & Platform with Privacy Protection

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SEPTEMBER 27, 2017

Sales Force Europe Invests in Meetle, the First Geosocial Mobile App & Platform with Privacy Protection

Meetle is now available in the Apple App Store and Google Play

San Francisco, California: Sales Force Europe, the leader in on-demand sales outsourcing in Europe, has invested in Meetle. Meetle is a smartphone app & platform that offers a geosocial networking service aimed at users of all ages and nationalities.

Meetle provides a new and easy way for people to meet each other, explore their environment and organize their social life – complete with a messaging service, the ability to easily customize their characters and create events. Meetle quickly and easily displays contacts that happen to be close by. Meetle’s map & proximity driven user interface is truly innovative and engaging. And fun!

Rick Pizzoli, the president of Sales Force Europe stated: “As a company that operates internationally, we decided to invest in Meetle because their core values of data security and personal privacy align with our values. It is in alignment with our vision of helping SaaS companies scale quickly and effectively.”  

About Meetle GmbH:

Meetle GmbH was founded in Leipzig, Germany, in 2014 by Axel Augstein and Karl-Ludwig Wachler. To this day the Meetle team has grown up to 13 persons worldwide, including developers for Android and iOS, graphic designers and innovation assistants. Meetle develops geosocial smartphone apps with guaranteed data security for personal privacy.   

  • Intuitively Meetle enables people to meet spontaneously and provides a convenient way of keeping in touch
  • Meetle is the first geosocial mobile app that allows you to be social online, yet guarantees your privacy
  • Meetle is now available for free in Apple App Store and Google Play

Please visit www.meetle.me/press.html for more information.

About Sales Force Europe: SFE has helped over 200 technology companies expand to international markets. With over 75 active Sales and Marketing professionals, SFE’s mission is to help high-tech companies rapidly and profitably launch, develop and expand their business – without the costs, risks and delays associated with opening foreign offices and hiring local employees.

Sales Force Europe works as on-demand sales professionals who represent your brand in-country, blend into your company culture, and use our local market knowledge and sales contacts to make revenues manifest quickly. We work in 28 countries and 14 languages throughout Europe and beyond. For more information about Sales Force Europe, visit www.salesforceeurope.com.

 

QuintilesIMS – “Joined SFE On September 1st”

Around the world healthcare stakeholders are working to improve real-world patient outcomes through treatment innovations, care provision and access to healthcare. For the information, technology and service solutions they need to drive new insights and approaches, they count on QuintilesIMS. 
 
With a global team of 50,000, they harness insights, commercial and scientific depth, and executional expertise to empower clients to achieve some of their most important goals: Improving clinical, scientific and commercial results. Realizing the full potential of innovations. And, ultimately, driving healthcare forward.

InsightNow – “Customer Experience And Identifying Opportunities”

InsightNow was founded in 2007 with the purpose of collecting the voices of  customer and employees and using this insight to develop easy customer journeys for their customer’s customers.

As digital channels develop both the amount of feedback available and the richness has increased. Whilst their purpose remains the same our emphasis has moved from gathering structured feedback to a much greater reliance on understanding what customers are saying and feeling in their free text comments. They are able to unpack and classify comments into actionable themes with  associated positive and negative sentiments to create a much more accessible and engaging means of understanding customer feedback that connects and resonates through all parts of of their clients organisation.

This enables them to  provide  direct line of sight between strategic intent and the actual customer experience and identify opportunities for real-time service recovery through to  elimination of glitches and their root causes that prevent the intentional experiences being delivered.

http://www.insightnow.co.uk/

OnTruck – “Brings Innovation To The Road Haulage Industry”

OnTruck provides a platform for shipping regional freight has teamed up with Sales Force Europe. OnTruck has been sending pallets in Spain and is now expanding to the UK. Shippers can get an instant price quote and the next minute a lorry is on its way. OnTruck offers the highest quality of service by offering real time tracking service status for all shipments. 
 
The road haulage industry has been trapped in the same way of doing things for the past 30 years, with complex telephone transactions that could be speeded up and more efficient using the right technology. OnTruck is a European company dedicated to bringing the road freight transport industry to the 21st century.
 
Their team has more than 10 years of experience in similar challenges. They have provided solutions to tens of thousands of companies and tens of millions of users. 
 

Lemonbeat – “Intelligence for Smart Things Embedded Software for IoT Devices”

Lemonbeat, at its core, is a Smart Device Language. Flexible, simple and universal, it allows seamless communication between all sorts of smart things, from complex autonomous systems right down to a simple light switch – all on the same basis. Very little storage capacity needed, no need for light versions for small devices.
 
Lemonbeat GmbH, based in Dortmund, Germany, was established in October 2015, and is a 100% subsiduary of innogy SE (RWE Group) — one of Europe’s largest utility companies with many years of experience in Smart Home applications.
 

NephoScale – “Software Stack A Powerful Turnkey”

SFE is please to announce that NephoScale has hired our accelerated sales service to expand their sales reach to 27 countries throughout Europe.

NephoScale is a cloud technology company that has developed the NephOS OpenStack-based cloud software stack. The members of the core NephoScale engineering team are all pinoeers in the cloud computing industry, and have previously developed and deployed two different IaaS public cloud platforms starting as early as 2005.

The NephOS software stack is a combination of proprietary technology, and multiple open source software technologies, that extensively leverage commodity x86 hardware for network, compute, and storage to achieve a combination of low price, maximum flexibility, and high performance. NephOS is the industry’s only turnkey multi-tenant service-provider-grade software stack that provides a full stack installer empowering a Linux administrator to do an unassisted deployment in only 24 hours. Additional automated upgrade and asset management systems make NephOS the easiest multi-tenant software stack to deploy and manage.

http://nephoscale.com/

mmuze – “For Online Business Boosting E-Commerce”

SFE is proud to announce mmuze as a client. mmuze was established to leverage the data on the web to create the best mobile shopping experience for businesses. Mobile messaging platforms will be the new normal for online shopping – Now is the time for businesses to jump in.

mmuze artificial intelligence is savvy enough to amiably chat with customers and offer them the perfect product.  It also plays a critical role in notifying businesses what’s trending, enabling optimal product offerings.

To learn more about mmuze, visit: http://mmuze.com

AudioCodes – “Joins Forces With Sales Force Europe”

Sales Force Europe and AudioCodes’s affiliation will bring many levels of opportunity for the international markets. 
 
AudioCodes is a VoIP market leader and they design and sell advanced Voice-over-IP (VoIP), converging VoIP and data networking products and communications applications for Service Providers and Enterprises. VoIP technologies and products provide enhanced intelligibility and a better end user communication experience in emerging voice communications. 
 
With over 20 years in the telecommunications market, AudioCodes’ offers a broad range of solutions for both service provider and enterprise deployments. These solutions are built around the Company’s field-proven VoIP product range that includes session border controllers (SBC, digital and analog media gateways, IP phones, and a diverse suite of communications and management software applications. 
 
Learn more by visiting their websitehttp://www.audiocodes.com/

SaaS Trends: Explaining The 15x Growth In Inside Sales Model

 

According to research from Vorsight and Insidesales.com, jobs for inside sales rep’s are growing 15x times faster and than traditional field sales; VentureBeat’s Inside Sales Landscape shows there are 669 sales-related technology start-ups in 2017; and the category of sales acceleration technologies has already pulled in more than $1.2 Billion in VC investments.

Sales methodologies have changed, and ‘Inside Sales’ is trending faster than fidget spinners and the latest Minecraft meme. The trend bodes particularly well for companies looking to expand into international markets, as it lowers up-front risks and costs.

Especially in the technology sector—and even more acutely in sales of SaaS services—the time-honored approach to prospecting, qualifying, and closing sales revenues is morphing radically in response to new workforce demographics, new sales technologies, and new customer expectations.

“Source: VB | Profiles”

What does the inside sales trend mean for CEOs and CROs, and what should your sales organization be doing about it? Here are 4 drivers that explain the inside sales trend, and that your sales management exec’s need to understand right now.

1) Sales closing cycles are accelerating: While large enterprise deals in the past might have required 6-12 months from to courting-and-close, a well-oiled inside sales team might do the same in 30-90 days. How?

– Forget getting on an airplane and instead use inside sales to increase the velocity of sales processes. Especially with SaaS products, it’s not about getting 10 meetings per week anymore. It’s about giving prospects the tools and information to qualify themselves at your website, and then answering whatever questions remain so that they feel comfortable moving forward with a free trial or paid pilot.

– Inside sales processes better optimize the handoff from marketing to sales. According to research from HubSpot, at least 44% of inside sales’ pipeline typically comes from marketing, and marketing automation tools allow those better quality leads by analyzing and fine-tuning a larger volume of prospects at the top of the funnel.

– Try rapid iterations in your high-velocity sales approach, and double-down on channels and techniques that are gaining the traction. Start by creating buyer ‘personas’ of your ideal customer and then gather whatever data you can to analyze the buyer journey and decision psychology. Using a more data-driven approach, instead of relying on the ‘gut’ of your best sales reps can increase sales volume and lower your sales costs.

– And finally, make it painless (or automatic) to schedule a meeting or demo by using free online tools like Calendly or Doodle. Remember also to make it easy to sign the contract! HelloSign and Docusign can help there.

2) Workplaces are now global: Companies operate in a global context and target prospects can procure from anywhere. Inside sales teams can be located in any country.

– Connected technologies have created a global marketplace and workplaces where colleagues can be sitting in different parts of the world yet still collaborate effectively. Video messaging apps let people have a face-to-face experience with anyone, without leaving the office.

– Likewise, sales people can be hired anywhere in the world—to localize inside sales processes to suit local cultures, and to call on prospects in their time zones to provide support and that final push.

3) SaaS and Services are proliferating: Mega-$$$ enterprise software deployments are fewer and fewer, replaced by SaaS services and monthly subscriptions. Front-loaded field sales processes are too expensive and risky for these types of deals.

– Subscriptions services can be found everywhere now, from your dinner meal delivered at home to your e-mail host at work. The proliferation of SaaS technologies has matured beyond hosting and storage and security, and is now driving the rise of inside sales as the SaaS mentality and technology is finding its way into marketing and sales processes.

– Along with inside sales processes, sales compensation models for SaaS products should be calculated based on lifetime value of the deal (expressed as MRR or ARR or TCV) versus price.

– This influx of SaaS technologies and on-demand services is driving the trend to measure and optimize everything, including sales processes.

4) Workforce demographics are changing: Your target buyer is likely a Millennial who is not interested in having lunch and more likely to respond to inside sales’ self-help product materials and marketing’s digital funnel campaigns.

– A sea change is happening in the demographic of tech buyers and tech salespersons. Millennials already dominate the workforces in the majority of technology companies, and GenZ is entering now. These new workers have already impacted everything from HR policies to office food choices, and they are a major force behind the inside sales trend as well.

By using modern inside sales methodologies, companies can capitalize on these trends and lower their overall cost of sales. In particular, companies can reduce the risks and costs of sales expansion into new markets and geographies like Europe.

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SFE is a pioneer of the Sales-as-a-Service model, starting in 2003. More than 200 enterprises have trusted SFE to expand their sales into Europe and other international regions using our acclaimed Accelerated Sales Platform. Our Platform includes Accelerated Market Analysis, Accelerated Lead-Gen, and Accelerated Sales modules, which can be delivered as an integrated service or as stand-alone modules.

If your company is looking for the latest sales methodologies to reach enterprises and channels throughout Europe, SFE can help you. Let’s talk. –Rick

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