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Sales Quota: The Complete Guide to Hitting & Crushing Quota in 2023


In 2018, Salesforce found that only 57% of salespeople expected to hit their quota. Jump to 2022, and Salesforce found that a staggering 72% of salespeople expected their team to miss annual quota. Yet, the sales organization is failing to crush their quota, let alone hit it. Why is sales quota important?

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How Sales Managers Help Their Team Reach Sales Quotas


At the start of each year, the sales manager is given a sales quota, which is the total of their salespeople's individual quotas. For example, a sales manager with 10 salespeople who each have a goal of $1 million has a $10 million quota.

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How to Double Your Selling Time & Crush Quota (5 Steps)


Not surprisingly, only 42% of these sales reps expected to meet (not crush) quota. Should we be surprised that sales reps are less confident in meeting (not crushing) quota? That’s why we’re writing this blog post to give you the 5 step roadmap to doubling your selling time and absolutely crushing your quota.

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Can We Be Helpful And Still Make Our Quotas?

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When I read my feeds or listen to a lot of “experts,” the focus is always on hitting our quotas, maxing our commissions, achieving our goals. One imagines a sword of Damocles hanging over seller’s heads with the constant threat of making quota. The post Can We Be Helpful And Still Make Our Quotas?

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The Impact of Direct Dials on Sales Productivity

Often, sales reps who fail to hit the phones hard are left wondering how they missed their quota. To understand the importance of direct dials, you need to understand connect rates. While dialing away at targeted prospects, it’s important for them to remember that not all sales outreach is created equal.

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Dear SaaStr: If You Sell a Multi-Year Deal, Does The Whole Amount Count Toward Quota?


Dear SaaStr: As a salesperson, if you sell a multi-year SaaS deal, does the whole amount count towards your current year quota? First, what you pay on vs. quota retirement can vary. The second question is quota. There, you have to be much more careful what quota you retire for multi-year deals. Approaches vary here.

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Cloudflare: Our Top Reps Are Hitting 129% of Quota. But 100 of Them Are Closing Almost Nothing.


And I think it’s also telling, as it summarizes what has happened all across SaaS sales in the past 24 months: Their top reps are still closing, and closing well — at 129% of quota. “The top 15% of our sellers have achieved 129% of quota over the last four quarters.” And their productivity is only down 1%.

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Best Practices for Pay Transparency Around Your Sales Reps

Speaker: Grayson Morris, CEO, Performio & Lisa Wallace, Co-Founder, Assemble

Join us for this insightful session in which you can expect to learn more about: How pay transparency is not only a best practice for retaining quota-bearing roles, but it’s also increasingly mandated through pay transparency legislation (NY, CO, CA). As a result, companies are facing operational risks threatening growth and other goals.