Data Driven: How Performance Analytics Delivers Extraordinary Sales Results

  • 2h 22m
  • Jenny Dearborn
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2015

Data Driven is a uniquely practical guide to increasing sales success, using the power of data analytics. Written by one of the world's leading authorities on the topic, this book shows you how to transform the corporate sales function by leveraging big data into better decision-making, more informed strategy, and increased effectiveness throughout the organization. Engaging and informative, this book tells the story of a newly hired sales chief under intense pressure to deliver higher performance from her team, and how data analytics becomes the ultimate driver behind the sales function turnaround. Each chapter features insightful commentary and practical notes on the points the story raises, and one entire chapter is devoted solely to laying out the Prescriptive Action Model step-by-step giving you the actionable guidance you need to put it into action in your own organization.

Predictive and prescriptive analytics is poised to change corporate sales, and companies that fail to adapt to the new realities and adopt the new practices will be left behind. This book explains why the Prescriptive Action Model is the key corporate sales weapon of the 21st Century, and how you can implement this dynamic new resource to bring value to your business.

  • Exploit one of the last remaining sources of competitive advantage
  • Re-engineer the sales function to optimize success rates
  • Implement a more effective analytics model to drive efficient change
  • Boost operational effectiveness and decision making with big data

There are fewer competitive edges to gain than ever before. The only thing that's left is to execute business with maximum efficiency and make the smartest business decisions possible. Predictive analytics is the essential method behind this new standard, and Data Driven is the practical guide to complete, efficient implementation.

About the Author

Jenny Dearborn is one of the world’s leading authorities on sales enablement, training, and learning, with special expertise in utilizing big data and predictive analytics to improve sales effectiveness. As senior vice president and chief learning officer at SAP, she designs, aligns, and drives employee learning and enablement strategy and programs for the company’s approximately 68,000 employees around the globe. Jenny is recognized as one of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology by the National Diversity Council. Her team was named the number 1 top performing corporate learning organization in 2013 by Elearning Magazine. Although she has deep roots in Silicon Valley, with degrees from UC Berkeley, San Jose State, and Stanford University, she has a strong focus in international business and has traveled extensively in her career and, through the Fortune Most Powerful Women Network, she is a mentor for the U.S. State Department to female entrepreneurs in developing countries. She writes and speaks extensively and is a sought-after keynoter for industry and corporate events. She lives with her family in Palo Alto, California.

In this Book

  • Data Driven─How Performance Analytics Delivers Extraordinary Sales Results
  • Preface
  • Playing the Blame Game
  • Pulling Back the Curtain
  • Changing Mindsets
  • Finding the Keys
  • Describing What Happened
  • Diagnosing What’s Wrong
  • Predicting what’s Ahead
  • Prescribing What to Do
  • Celebrating Success


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