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5 Sales Engagement Tools That A Sales Team Should Not Miss

5 Sales Engagement Tools That A Sales Team Should Not Miss

When it comes to Sales Engagement, the major chunk lies in emails. Hence, the need for email tracking comes into existence. Email tracking is a way of monitoring delivery of email to intended recipient. When one wants to know if a recipient has opened the email or not, email tracking comes into a need. Most of the email tracking technologies use digital time stamped record which gives the exact date and time when email was opened and  IP address / location of the recipient as well.

Moreover, these days email tracking is not enough to know prospects engagement. Hence, beyond email tracking tools there is the suite of tools available which gives a detailed behavioural analysis of prospect to a sales team. So that the sales team can take known and calculated decisions & can turn more prospects into customers.

This Suite of tools contains email tracking with  email scheduling, document tracking,  mail merge, click-to-calls & live meetings.

Collectively this suite of tools is called Sales Engagement Platform. Yesware a well-known email tracking tool has shifted its business towards sales engagement trying to solve a big pain of industry i.e Predicting which prospect is actually interested in the proposal & has more chances that it turns to a customer in near future.

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There are number of tools available, which are worth mentioning when considering the sales engagement tools:

1. SalesHandy

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    This is web based data analytics and sales solution which helps you to track emails, share & track documents / attachments, engage with leads and centralist content management. This tool is best suited for medium and small sized businesses & individuals but also caters the need of large enterprise at the same time. With SalesHandy sales teams can work on building viable sales strategies with prospects behavioural insights and hence can ultimately work towards increasing sales.

    SalesHandy comes with Gmail & Outlook extension. A user doesn’t have to dump here in there to send tracked email or schedule an email. Attachment tracking and CRM Integrations add the value to extensions.

    Mail Merge functionality of SalesHandy is quite interesting, it allows a user to send up to 200 personalized emails at a time. If connected with Gmail, the emails will be sent from users own Gmail address. To make sure that emails land perfectly in an inbox and not in spam box to get the maximum opening and reply rate.

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    2. ClearSlide

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      This is web based sales engagement tool helps to increase sales team efficiency. The Live Pitch feature enables screen sharing and in one clicks presentations having high definition video can be shared in real time on screen. Email Pitch Feature lets you share sales content through personalised emails.

      And it also sends an alert when email is viewed and has analytics to customised future conversations. With the mobile app, sales professionals can address to customer pain on the move. The other features include such as calendar, email, follow up and contacts for instant response.

      3. Fileboard

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        Fileboard is kind of service that is applicable to sales engagements. It uses a cloud to give the common platform for tracking and collaborating how customers are reacting to presentation sent by a sales person. Fileboard does not allow editing slide content. Fileboard offers an easy way to rearrange and upload slides and sending them directly from the console.

        Fileboard lets you target the prospects on daily basis for sending out presentations and emails and presentations, by knowing who has opened those presentations which help sales team to know who is interested. The uploaded files can be converted into data objects and saved as links thus making it easy to track. It supports screen sharing and integration with Dropbox and Box so presentations may be updated automatically.

        4. LiveHive

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          This allows marketers and sales representatives to track emails send through email tools, group emails and Outlook. They will get information on email whether it is opened, clicked, forwarded and attachment downloaded or not.

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          It also shows how long recipient took looking at each page of the attachment which really helps marketers and representatives to focus exactly where so as to engage prospects and interests of theirs. Another feature includes LiveClip, which gathers prospect email addresses from third party website directly in the tool.

          5. Yesware

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            Yesware is an extension available for Outlook and Gmail. One can see who has opened emails and when, whether from mobile or desktop and can obtain IP address too. Emails can be scheduled to be sent at the later time, and one can choose which emails needs to be tracked.

            Yesware also has the feature which lets to identify most interested clients and when to send timely follow up which can even be scheduled as soon as they have seen the original email. In general, it’s a great tracking service that comes with extremely affordable variety of pricing plans.

            Conclusion

            There are a number of reasons to use these Sales engagement services, in spite of which industry or job position you are in. Moreover, there are a number of services available though my personal favourite is SaleHandy as it’s not only a price competitive solution but it comes very handy when it comes to user-friendliness and simplicity.

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            Published on September 20, 2018

            11 Google Chrome Apps and Features to Help You Get More Done with Less Effort

            11 Google Chrome Apps and Features to Help You Get More Done with Less Effort

            In today’s fast-paced and never-ending busy world, we are overwhelmed by tasks that need to be completed by tight deadlines. With so much technology it is difficult to find the right tools to help boost our efficiency. And, many tools get obsolete so its essential to stay up-to-date to know when you will have to make adjustments to these tools. Independently of where you work, there’s a good chance that you have to be working on a PC or a laptop.

            Do you are feel like you do not have enough time, or cannot accomplish much as of late? It is recommended to take a step back and look at the big picture. Also, you want to explore new and innovative ways to improve productivity.

            In this article, I outline 11 features and apps within the Chrome browser that can help you do just that.

            Minimizing Tabs

            Let’s face it we all have more than a dozen tabs opened on our computers. One neat trick to still keep most of them open is to turn them into pinned tabs. On Google Chrome you can right-click the tab and select “Pin Tab” option. This turns the tab into an icon enabling you to continue multitasking.

            Pinning a tab anchors the tabs on the left of your toolbar; a great benefit of the “Pin Tab” feature is that you can’t close these tabs accidentally since the “X” disappears after pinning them.

            Incognito Mode

            Google Chrome is a very easy-to-use and intuitive. But, Google does collect our browsing data; so to remedy this, you can use Incognito Mode. This feature does not keep your browsing or download history. You can enable or access it in three different ways:

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            1. Press Ctrl/Command+shift+N
            2. Select File Menu and choose New Incognito Window
            3. Download extension New Incognito Window

            This feature is very handy if you’d rather not have your browsing history stored and utilized for future advertisement or suggested pages.

            Save Webpages as PDF Files

            Have you ever browsed interesting or important information and then forgot to bookmark or save it in “favorites”, making it impossible to find again? Chances are you have done this on a number of occasions.

            Thankfully, there is an easy solution. You can save webpages as PDF files. On your keyboard, press control/command+p and you will be able to save webpages as PDFs.

            Open Recently-closed Tabs

            Ever had dozens of tabs opened and all of a sudden your browser shuts down? It has probably happened to all of us. You can easily recover all of your tabs using two approaches. Don’t panic if this happens because there is a workaround and solution for it.

            One is by pressing Ctrl/CMD+Shift+T.

            The other approach is to click on the three vertical dots on your browser and hover over “History”.

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            Solve Mathematical Problems

            Google’s Chrome browser doesn’t just search for relevant and updated information. It is also capable of performing some mathematical problems. Within the omnibox (Chrome’s address or URL bar), you can perform mathematical exercises.

            For example, if you are struggling with percentages you can search 20 percent of x amount and it will instantly provide a result. Pretty handy, right?!

            Play Media Files

            Are you frequently met with difficulties when playing or watch a video files? Well, once again Chrome comes to the rescue. You can can listen or play videos from all sorts of movie or music files (mp3, mp4, .mov, .mkv, .ogv, .webm, .wav, etc.) by simply dragging the file into the search bar.

            In addition, you can view images, PDF files and Microsoft Office files, too.

            Navigate Swiftly Between Tabs

            With all of those tabs opened comes great navigation responsibilities. Rather than clicking through every tab, you can use shortcut keys like Ctrl+Tab to navigate all of the different tabs. Also, you are able to navigate to the first tab by pressing Ctrl-1, Ctrl-2, and so on. If you want to switch to the very last tab, press Ctrl-9.

            Stay Focus(e)d

            Computers nowadays have awesome capabilities.

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            Sometimes we like to get work done, but let’s face it, we’re all human. We sometimes procrastinate by visiting a website we really like, or maybe take a break with watching a flick on Netflix, a video on YouTube or browsing Facebook.

            With Chrome’s StayFocusd extension, you can truly stay focused and get more done in less time.

            This extension naturally helps you stay more productive by limiting the amount of time you spend on websites. You can set the time and it will automatically block those sites after a certain period.

            Grammarly for Editing

            Grammarly is a must have, and it’s really a complete powerhouse. Grammarly helps you check your grammar and spelling for everything you write online.

            You can use it professionally or as a student, which will make the editing process much easier and more efficient. Furthermore, it can automatically check for typos when you send an email, type a Tweet, or post a Facebook comment. It’s like having your own personal copyeditor!

            Loom

            There are times that words in an email or written text in a chat app will just not convey the right meaning.

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            There is a saying that a picture is worth a thousand words. Well, the same is true of videos.

            With Loom, you can capture, narrate and immediately share video recordings of your screen, which will help coworkers understand issues you are facing, or to easily convey an explanation on screen. Plus, with video you will be able to easily walk people through a process, and you can use it to create simple how-to videos.

            Chrome Calendar Extension

            No matter what your level of responsibility is at your job, Google Calendar is another essential resource to have at your fingertips.

            Specifically, you can have this extension added as an icon in the toolbar of your browser, which I highly recommend. Once you add the extension to your browser, you can check for upcoming events with a single click without leaving your current page.

            Final Thoughts

            Google Chrome has definitely evolved from its inception. As you can see you have a very powerful tool that comes as a free installation and is loaded with dozens of capabilities. The above listed Chrome apps can resolve some of the most common obstacles to your time management and productivity.

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