Today, everyone working in and around sales and marketing knows that bots are hot, in vogue and quite simply, of the moment. That’s no secret. After years of dreaming about what might just be possible, over the past 12-18 months numerous software as a service (SaaS) companies from around the globe have taken their respective bot offerings to market.
One of the exciting aspects of working in an emerging area like sales enablement is that, today, nobody knows or indeed, has all the right answers. In many respects we’re “building the plane while flying it”, as we collectively figure out what good looks like. There’s no defined sales enablement best practices.
I consider myself fortunate to work at HubSpot, where day in, day out, I partner with over 100 B2B sales reps that are at the top of the game, and only want to get better. It’s a truly inspiring place to ply my trade. Unlike other parts of the business, it’s relatively uncommon for sales enablement to share learnings, best practices and successes with the outside world.
To me, there’s never been a better time to be a sales enablement professional. It’s a rapidly growing area and while there’s a lack of publicly available sales enablement statistics or indeed, widely adopted best practices and standards, this is due, largely to the fact, that many of us are figuring out exactly what sales enablement is, means and does.