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BEST PRACTICES

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In my various roles as CRO and Managing Director of Vertical Markets, I have always run my business with a Playbook whose foundation was aligning the value drivers of our Use Cases and functionality with the quantified impact on the clients P&L and the execution of their business strategy.  My architect and delivery Partner for that critical service and expertise has always been IntelliCap.

~ Patric Wiesmann, Managing Director and General Manager HealthCare Vertical and four-time IntelliCap client

IntelliCap strives to provide the best practices for customers, and understands that the below are just a few of the top topics covered in consultations.  Hover over any box below to see IntelliCap's response to key questions from clients.

Reduce number of Tech-centric sales calls and determine if a compelling Business Case exists before extensive demos, scoping and Solution Engineer visits

Cost of Sales in Excess

of Revenue Produced

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Establish at the beginning of the sales cycle that access to the Business and Economic buyers is necessary to both build the Business Case and allocate technical resources to the effort

Ceiling on Buyer Access - troubles calling high

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Make access to Economic Buyer and confirmation of their criteria for acceptance a requirement for providing ANY discounting

No Decisions -

Maybes are killing us

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Make a requirement of any discounting, Executive visits or extended scoping be the prospect agrees to determining if there is a sufficiently compelling Business Case

Elongated Sales Cycles

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Set expectations of a good level of Technical review understanding the prospect's strategy, establishing  mapping of solutions to objectives and confirm alignment will be required to allocate full technical resources

Extended Technical Sales Discussions

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Determine in Discovery the impact on key financial metrics a proposal NEEDS to have and exceed those criteria with the Business Case

Nice to Have Versus

Need to Have

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Reduce number of Tech-centric sales calls and determine if a compelling Business Case exists before extensive demos, scoping and Solution Engineer visits

Pricing Defense/
Excessive Discounting

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Develop a “Go-No Go” client engagement model that requires Business alignment as a requirement

Too Few Business Discussions

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Deliver top 20 Financial Value Use Cases from IntelliCap engagements

Insufficient Calls to Action in Demand Gen

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IntelliCap has been critical to my success as a VP Sales by being the lead partner driving us successfully to the Economic Buyers and delivering board-level analyses and sophisticated executive summary presentations. 

~ Paul Owen, Senior VP Sales and Head of Corporate Development and three-time IntelliCap customer

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