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January 26, 2015

Gartner Recommends TopOPPS as a Sales Predictability Tool

TopOPPS is excited to be recognized in the Gartner's 2015 Market Guide for SaaS-Based Predictive Analytics Applications for B2B Sales and Marketing.  The guide is purposed to understand how these applications are helping B2B sales leaders more effectively win deals.  Gartner included TopOPPS due to its "focus and early success". ...


January 2, 2015

TopOPPS Among St. Louis Tech Companies to Watch in 2015



December 22, 2014

Sales Forecasting Is More Than Pretty Dashboards

Inaccurate sales forecasts are a great way to kill the board’s confidence in you.  So, let me tell you a personal narrative having to do with that. Right after getting out of a board meeting once, I found out that my sales forecast was way off.  A few of my bigger deals fell out that really changed the outlook.  It was one of my first board meetings with this particular group of investors, and I was hoping to gain a lot of confidence out of the gate. This did not help. ...

Sales, Sales Forecasts, Sales Predicability, TopOPPS, Sales Process, Sales Tools

December 4, 2014

Startup Guidelines for Building Sales Teams

Overview As founder of two market-leading tech startups, and now a third company that is well on its way to be, I have a lot of experience in building sales teams. One thing that I’ve picked up along the way is that you have to be extremely aware of your company’s stage to determine the best time for adding to the team. Below are three stages typically experienced, and the strategies implemented based on where we were at as a company. This is my personal account of what we did and why. ...

Sales, Startups, TopOPPS, Sales Executives, Sales Process

November 21, 2014

Three Steps to Stop Blowing Sales Calls

As an experienced sales person you can always spot a rookie rep on a bad sales call. They have a lack of confidence in their voice, unprepared answers to the most common objections and then there is the epic meltdown: a 15 minute uninterrupted sales monologue. The client will try to interject, but there is no stopping this locomotive. The rookie will continue to spew out unnecessary information until they run out of breath. This is what we call “word vomit”. ...

Sales, Sales Calls, Sales Rep, Sales Representatives, Selling, TopOPPS, Word Vomit

November 20, 2014

TopOPPS Developer Wins MasterCard's Hackathon



October 14, 2014

Steve Case's Rise of the Rest Visits TopOPPS



October 8, 2014

Defining Your Sales Milestones

In today’s technology industry, business-to-business decisions are rarely made by one person. The typical buying decision cycle is overly democratized with input from the following personnel: ...

Blogs & guidebooks

October 6, 2014

STL Business Journal Talks TopOPPS's Rapid Growth


Press, St. Louis BizJournal, St. Louis Business

October 1, 2014

TopOPPS Seed Round Leads to $1.25 Million


Board of Directors, Funding, Press, Sales, TopOPPS, Cliff Holekamp, Cultivation Capital

September 12, 2014

Your Sales Forecast Is In Trouble...But You Can Save It

The search for the perfect balance between what your sales people say and what the data in your CRM reflects reminds me of reading about Ponce de Leon’s 16th century search for the Fountain of Youth. Expeditions were provisioned and  ships set sail for the new world, but despite great effort and expense, the fountain remained elusive and ultimately undiscovered. ...

Happy Ears, Pipeline Optimization, Sales, sales executive, Sales Forecasts, Sales Rep, Sales Representatives, Webinars & events, CRM, Sales Executives, Blogs & guidebooks, Sales Pipelines, Sales Process, Sandbagging

August 25, 2014

GlobalHack II: "School is Cool, This Kicks Ass"

GlobalHack II kicked off tonight at the Cortex Innovation District. ...


August 20, 2014

Correcting Inefficiencies Within Your SalesForce

The evolution of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems has had a major impact on sales forces across the world. It’s given companies a place to store knowledge, which in turn gives them the opportunity to deepen customer understanding, grow revenue and improve internal communications. These are the benefits of CRM. ...

Sales Tools

August 18, 2014

Five Venture for America Fellows Join St. Louis Firms

Venture For America, a nonprofit group that places college graduates with early-stage companies, has placed five of its fellows in St. Louis. ...


August 8, 2014

How to Build a Savvy Sales Team

In the sales industry, you can teach many skills: how to create a report, how to negotiate on pricing and even how to craft a persuasive pitch. All of this instruction is done to lead to the greater objective of building a savvy sales team. One that has the confidence and edge in their ongoing training to close more deals. Of course, this is much easier written down on pen and paper than done. However, as competition in the global marketplace grows, it’s become more and more evident that such a task is not infeasible, nor a years long undertaking. ...

Sales Executives

August 4, 2014

How A Sales Rep Loses Money


Sales Representatives

August 4, 2014

Pipeline Visibility

  Managing the sales pipeline is absolutely one of the most critical processes for a sales manager or sales VP to master throughout their career. The sales pipeline is designed to show all opportunities from newly identified opportunities through opportunities about ready to close. Organizations that fail to have adequate pipeline visibility tend to experience major challenges in accurately predicting future revenue, analyzing the strengths and weaknesses of the sales team, accelerating deals through the pipeline, and ultimately ending up with inaccurate forecasts and missing their quotas. ...

Sales Tools

August 4, 2014

Hitting Quota


Sales Executives

July 23, 2014

Sales Pipeline Optimization: Build vs. Buy

Do you need more visibility into the sales pipeline? Need better sales forecasting? Evaluating tools and consulting to solve this problem? This article will simplify your decision making process and spell out exactly what to expect with our tool - no fluff, just the info. ...

Sales Tools

July 11, 2014

Washington D.C., Tech Firm to Sponsor Second GlobalHack

OGSystems, a Washington, D.C., tech firm that develops software for federal and commercial clients, will spend $50,000 to sponsor the second GlobalHack competition. ...

Hackathon, Press

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