Milind Katti

Milind Katti

February 25, 2016

In Complex B2B Selling, Sales Enablement Makes A Huge Difference.

Spread the love

What are the critical elements of sales enablement? They are the sales procedure or methodology, sales process or execution, and technology deployed for reinforcing the process and methodology.

Sales Procedure:

This is the overall framework, the combination of the way ahead, a larger roadmap, how to do it and, the decisive actions that need to be taken to ensure we go with the big picture. It covers competition analysis and strategy, risk assessment, relationship mapping with key influencers highlighted, and how you leverage them and position how you will deliver value that is seen as ‘value’ by your buyer.

There are various procedures and methodologies available, such as Miller Heiman and TAS, but it is more important how you use the one you select for training the team, than which one you select.

Sales Process and Execution:

In Sales Enablement, this part is the one that needs a lot of detail. It begins with creating the right sales funnel and ends at the execution of the sale. It is about qualifying leads based on deep discovery, working on the right proposals, demo selling, closing (this is critical and often neglected), getting into a contract, starting work, reviewing, and so on.

The process needs the right account planning templates, which are tried and tested and proven, yet are flexible to changes – a tool for qualifying inquiries/leads, questionnaires for discovery, proposal templates, review forms, planning templates, call planning, and scheduling calendars and schedules and account plan templates.


It is the technology platform to be used for automating your planning and delivery, and other parts of the process. It is a combination of the standard inquiry and delivery platform as well as the Key Salesforce Account Planning, which needs more than a CRM. What is of the essence here is a single window, a single platform that enables your sales force including your Key Account Managers to have a bird’s eye view as well as a hawk’s eye on the normal and critical movements in the accounts.

A platform that is more than a CRM is essential, one which helps you map the relationships along with the pipeline and forecasting that a CRM affords. Sales transformation and Sales enablement are about having a tech platform that places the customer at the center of all your sales and account management efforts, procedures, practices, and delivery.

To mastermind all of this, an organization cannot forget good sales management and sales leadership. Explore our blog on cross-selling and up-selling in which we’ve elaborated how it can be used to grow business in 2021.

Ready to discuss your Account Management Needs?

Talk to our Product Expert
Milind Katti
About the Author

Milind Katti

CEO & Co-Founder, DemandFarm

Milind is CEO & Co-Founder of DemandFarm. Having practiced and evolved the ‘account farming’ principle for over a decade he established DemandFarm and is passionate about delivering the best B2B key account management tool to serve the needs of key account managers. Milind also serves on the Board of LeadEnrich & is a Strategic Adviser.

Ready to Grow Your Accounts Faster with the World’s Smartest Technology?

Other reads

Key account management skills for the new paradigm

Read More

Predicting the next move in sales and account management – the AI and machine learning way

Read More