Next-generation sales brings together the power of analytics, digital tools, agile processes, and people expertise to create an efficient go-to-market strategy—creating cost-effective, organizational efficiencies. BCG helps clients unleash the full potential of digital sales.
Companies face an explosion of digital touchpoints and channels—and the opportunity to access customers who couldn’t be reached with traditional models. To meet consumers’ evolving needs and stay ahead of the competition, organizations must adopt a next-generation sales approach: transforming from an outdated sales function to an omnichannel champion.
Our digital sales consultants work directly with sales teams on the ground to benchmark your current B2C and B2B digital sales processes, identify untapped opportunities, and establish a data-driven sales strategy. Armed with this analysis, we roll up our sleeves and enable your teams to launch agile sprints and test ideas in the market—then scale up quickly.
In the last five years, we have completed more than 1,800 digital sales projects across all industries and regions—each one tailored to meet our clients’ unique circumstances. These projects have driven significant results:
In addition to our deep experience in digital sales and digital marketing, we also bring comprehensive expertise in digital innovation, big data, and IT architecture. This allows us to deliver end-to-end solutions that integrate a data-driven sales strategy with cutting-edge technologies, tools, and data and analytics.
Our successful digital sales transformation is built upon five principles:
Optimize sales processes. Integrate marketing and sales with digital tools, such as digital inbound marketing, account-based marketing, and data-driven, customized offers.
Integrate channels. Align online and offline channels using next-generation sales management, shared incentives, and a real-time sales cockpit.
Implement sales enablers. Ensure that key enablers are in place, including a centralized global demand center, advanced analytics, and the right culture and talent.
Companies that master these five principles not only gain, on average, a 3% EBITDA margin advantage over competitors, they also outperform in terms of profits, revenue, and growth.
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