10 Best Sales Intelligence Tools for Prospecting in 2019

Jan 16, 2019

Erika Granath

Traditional sales prospecting is incomplete in the fast-paced modern era. It ought to be backed up with technologically equipped sales tools that are innovative and futuristic in their orientation.

Sales professionals who rely on sales technology outperform their peers. There's a vast ocean of tools available today that all promise to help salespeople skyrocket their numbers. There are ten sales tools categories that sales professionals should be acquainted with. One of these, sales intelligence, empowers salespeople to organize relevant searches for companies with a specific set of updated data-points.

In this article, we'll go through the fundamentals of sales intelligence and take a closer look at ten vendors that stand out from the crowd.

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Topics: Sales Tools

The Definitive Guide to Account Scoring

Dec 20, 2018

Juuso Helander

This blog acts as a general introduction to account scoring and offers a few ideas on how to build your very own account scoring machine. At the end of the blog, you're provided with an excel template to try out account scoring yourself.

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Topics: Account Scoring

Smartbound: Combining Inbound and Outbound Sales Prospecting

Dec 3, 2018

Erika Granath

During outbound’s period of greatness, the sales department at pretty much every company outnumbered the marketing department by far. As inbound grew stronger, marketing departments did the same and some companies came to only trust inbound activities to drive business to the company.

Today, the fastest growing companies in the world are doing both outbound and inbound, the frontrunners combining these two processes with a strong data-driven approach.

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Topics: Sales Prospecting

USE CASE: Machine Learning infused sales solution for Telia

Nov 22, 2018

Juuso Helander

Vainu has initiated a collaboration with Telia to develop a new B2B sales solution enabling Telia to prioritize the most fruitful accounts according to available data. The innovation involves machine learning and the use of both Telia's internal data and Vainu's company database.

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Topics: Press Release, Sales AI

Sales Process: The Ultimate 7-Step Guide for Creating One

Nov 20, 2018

Juuso Helander

A successful B2B salesperson is an expert in handling uncertainty and one needs to have a stable sales process to succeed. In this blog, we'll introduce you to an outbound sales process taught at Vainu Sales Academy.

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Topics: Sales Process

These are the Sales Prospecting KPIs Your Business Should Focus On

Nov 1, 2018

Erika Granath

The most successful sales organizations are the ones working systematically. To do that you have to have clearly defined goals, KPIs, and relentlessly measure and monitor how your sales and marketing efforts contribute to help you reach them.

This is why performance sales development teams have well thought out KPIs that are being tracked daily, weekly and monthly.

With modern technology, the question is not what you can measure, but what you benefit from measuring. Following the right metrics will help you as a sales executive evaluate the performance of your team and steer them in the right future direction. Measuring the wrong or additional metrics will simply take precious time away from the things that matter.

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Topics: Sales Prospecting