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Sales tools: A barrier to your team's performance?

Global research reveals five reasons that may explain why your investment isn’t paying off.

AT A GLANCE

Sales organizations have a big issue and it’s hiding in plain sight: their sales tools. Despite massive investments in implementing these platforms ― from customer databases to enterprise solutions — sales teams are growing frustrated with using them. What’s going on?

One factor at play is that the tools are procured by the C-suite with little input from the sales team. And once implemented, they are not customized to fit the organization’s sales strategy. In fact, a global Accenture Digital study of more than 800 sales reps and executives revealed significant priority gaps among chief sales officers and the teams on the ground, as well as a move away from the transactional selling and toward personalized interactions.

We take a closer look at the top issues sales teams have with their tools.

A CLOSER LOOK

It’s not just automation. It’s personal.

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