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  • 1. Sales ROI Benchmarking Al Falcione, salesforce.com Rick Davis, SunTrust Wes Benwick, Bennett’s Business Systems Track: Sales Executive Track
  • 2. Safe Harbor Statement
    • “ Safe harbor” statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: This presentation may contain forward-looking statements the achievement of which involves risks, uncertainties and assumptions. If any such risks or uncertainties materialize or if any of the assumptions proves incorrect, our results could differ materially from the results expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements we make.  All statements other than statements of historical fact could be deemed forward-looking, including any projections of subscriber growth, earnings, revenues, or other financial items and any statements regarding strategies or plans of management for future operations, statements of belief, any statements concerning new, planned, or upgraded services or technology developments and customer contracts or use of our services.
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  • 3. Agenda
    • Sales ROI Overview
    • SunTrust ROI Case Study
    • Bennett’s Business Systems ROI Case Study
    • Q&A
    Al Falcione Salesforce.com Rick Davis SunTrust Wes Benwick Bennett’s Business Systems All
  • 4. Al Falcione Director, Product Marketing Salesforce.com [email_address]
  • 5. What is ROI? Return on Investment (ROI) Benefit - Cost = Revenue or Net Profit Total Cost of Ownership Payback Period (months) Total Cost Benefit (per month) Internal Rate Return (5 year) Benefit - Cost Cost (over 5 years) NPV (months) Benefit - Cost (discounted)
  • 6. Use ROI for Everything
    • Initial Purchase
      • ROI for budgeting
      • TCO for software comparison
    • Renewal
      • Ongoing ROI
    • Org Consolidation
    • ROI of single customer view, integrated forecasting
    • Mobile
    • ROI for productivity
    • AppExchange Applications
    • Lower TCO with fewer platforms
    • Higher ROI with improved data sharing, productivity, better decisions
    • Upgrade
      • ROI for workflow, APIs, campaigns, etc
    • Sandbox
      • Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance
      • TCO vs. Development Environment
    Buy
  • 7. A Process for Measuring ROI 1. Develop CRM Goals
    • Baseline Existing
    • Performance
    4. Map Salesforce to Metrics 5. Cross Organizational Buy-in 7. Identify TCO 6. Map Improvements to Financial Results 8. Calculate the Hard Dollar ROI
    • Identify Metrics
    Source: Adapted from “Building a Business Case for CRM,” Gartner, 2006.
  • 8. Key Metrics for ROI Model Satisfied Customers Leads Deals Customers Close Rate Cases Resolution Rate Case Rate Conversion Rate Sales Service & Support Marketing
  • 9. Mapping Salesforce to Key Metrics Higher Forecast Accuracy
    • Forecasting
    • Reporting
    • Forecast Accuracy %
    Establish High Forecast Accuracy Visibility 5-10% improvement in conversion rates
    • Lead Routing, Queues
    • Reporting
    • Web-to-Lead
    • Lead Conversion Rate
    • Lead Volume
    Improve Lead Quality and Conversion Rate Lead Management 2-5 hours per week per rep
    • Automated Reporting
    • Collaboration/ Team Selling
    • Single Source of Customer Data
    • Mobile
    • Hours per Week
    • Volume Sales Activities
    • Convert Unproductive Sales Time to Selling Time
      • Reporting
      • Sharing Data
      • Manual Process
    Sales Productivity (Time) 2-5% higher close rate
    • Customize for Your Methodology
    • Workflow/Alerts
    • Reporting
    • Close Rates
    • Win Rates
    • Up-Sell/Cross-sell
    • Referral Rates
    Establish Consistency of Best Practices in Sales Process Sales Effectiveness Typical Improvement %* How Salesforce Helps (examples) Typical Metrics Goal
  • 10. Rick Davis Senior Vice President and Manager, Commercial Information Services SunTrust [email_address]
  • 11. SunTrust Bank Profile
    • Seventh Largest Bank in US
    • 1,700 branches
    • $179 billion in assets, $122 billion in deposit
    • Serves 5 million households
    • 550,000 business clients
    INDUSTRY: Banking EMPLOYEES: 35,000 GEOGRAPHY: Southeast US PRODUCT(S) USED: SFA, Service & Support # USERS: 2700
  • 12. Key Strategy and Business Objectives
    • Strategy
    • Big bank capabilities delivered through local relationship managers
    • Deliver products through client’s financial life-cycle
    • Local responsiveness
    • Execution: Relationship Management Model
    • Business Objectives
    • Maximize Wallet Share
    • Faster Customer Acquisition
  • 13. Key Challenges
    • Business Challenge
      • Lack of focus on high value activities
      • Lack of sales visibility
      • Inconsistent relationship planning
      • Inconsistent cross-LOB partnership
    • Technology Challenge
      • Lack of platform infrastructure and single-view applications
      • Poor support of business processes and best-practices
      • Rising IT costs and ownership issues
      • 22 back-end systems
    • Poor customer service
    • Inefficient use of selling time
    • Lost cross-sell opportunities
    • Poor execution resulting from lack of detail visibility
  • 14. Solution: Drive Consistent Sales Process
    • Sales Teams
    • 1 2 3 Call Planner
    • Senior Management on Key Accounts
    • How is Salesforce used?
      • Streamlined call, pipeline and forecast management across product lines
      • Comprehensive and targeted campaigns
      • Reduced ramp-up time for new RMs
      • 66% reduction in meeting time
  • 15. Solution: Cross LOB Partnership: 360 Degrees
    • Referral tracking
    • Different profiles for different LOBs
    • How is Salesforce used?
      • Single org, open sharing model
      • Using Opportunities to track Referrals
      • Opportunity profile can help RM gauge opportunities for cross LOB referral
  • 16. Improvement in Referral Participation
    • Salesforce helped by:
      • Enabling Relationship Managers to share client information
      • Identify new opportunities
    Improvements from Salesforce: Loans: 5% Treasury Management: 7% Corporate Finance: 21% Personal Wealth Management: 31%
  • 17. Improvement in Sales Activities to Identify More Opportunities
    • Salesforce helped by:
      • Identifying more opportunities for salespeople
      • Providing more complete client information
    • Net Improvement
      • 8% improvement per year
      • 14,000 more sales opportunities in 2006
      • $7,000,000 in additional revenue per year
    Calls per Salesperson per month Sales Activities Improvement with Salesforce 8% CAGR
  • 18. Improvement in Lead Relationships
    • Salesforce helped by:
      • Better client information
      • Improved follow-up and action steps
      • Strong pipeline management
  • 19. ROI from Salesforce ROI on Salesforce (2 years) 997% NPV on Salesforce (2 years) $2 Million Revenue ($US) 18% CAGR SunTrust Revenue
  • 20. Key Success Factors
    • Management buy-in
    • Aligned with strategic objectives
    • Ability to support cross-LOB business processes and best-practices
    • Customization and configuration capabilities towards rapid deployment
    • Ease of use drives high adoption rate
  • 21. Wes Benwick President & CEO Bennett’s Business Systems [email_address]
  • 22. Bennett’s Business Systems Overview
    • Office Equipment Dealer, Software Integrator, Custom Application Development
    • 12 Sales Reps, 2 Managers
    • 4 Specialists
    • 1 Developer/Administrator
    • > 6,000 Current Customers
    • 4,200 Assets under contract
    • 10-12% Market Share in N. FL
    INDUSTRY: Office Equipment REVENUES : 10-12 Million/Year EMPLOYEES: 75 GEOGRAPHY: North Florida # USERS: 25
  • 23. ROI Targets and Problem Areas
    • Need More “Selling Time”
      • Each Rep avg. 8-10 hours / week of internal “data mining”
    • Lower Sales Rep Turnover
      • 2 Years ago, 75% Turnover Rate in Sales
    • Sales Pipeline Growth
      • No database of opportunities prior to Salesforce.com
    • “ Neglected” Accounts & Customer Intelligence
      • No system to account for customer activity levels
      • When reps left, they took their “customer knowledge” as well
  • 24. ROI Goals and Results
    • Increasing Sales Revenue
    • Improving Sales Rep Tenure/Turnover
    • Decreasing Neglected Accounts
      • Accounts with a “Last Activity Date” older than 90 days
    Began using Salesforce.com 12 Month Trailing Sales Revenue 1999 Today 6 Million 4 Million Total Days of Sales Employment by Month 1994 Today 25,000 15,000 Began using Salesforce.com
  • 25. SFA Solution for Driving Positive Return
    • Building Blocks for Continuous Success
    Made it easier to get data concerning our customer’s assets and histories In Return, we hold our sales department accountable for providing account intelligence in real time Make a deliberate effort to find new data and processes to integrate with 100% Adoption
  • 26. Positive ROI for Bennett’s Sales Organization
    • 5+ additional “selling hours” / week
      • Average Hourly Wage * 5 hours/week * # of reps
      • Average Sales GP / hour * 5 hours/week * # of reps
    • 45% Improvement in Sales Tenure
      • 25% of Avg Sales Comp + 25% Avg Sales Rep Benefits
    • 25% Increased Sales Revenue and GP
    • Lost Opportunity Intelligence
      • $5.8 Million Today
      • $15 Million in 5 years
    $65K/year savings At 30% Closing Rate, 1.5 Million in potential $300K Avg Increase Sales GP/Year $78,000/year In labor savings $177,000/year In Sales GP
  • 27. Positive ROI for Bennett’s Sales Organization
    • 5+ additional “selling hours” / week
      • Average Hourly Wage * 5 hours/week * # of reps
      • Average Sales GP / hour * 5 hours/week * # of reps
    • 45% Improvement in Sales Tenure
      • 25% of Avg Sales Comp + 25% Avg Sales Rep Benefits
    • 25% Increased Sales Revenue and GP
    • Lost Opportunity Intelligence
      • $5.8 Million Today
      • $15 Million in 5 years
    $177,000/year In Sales GP $65K/year savings At 30% Closing Rate, 1.5 Million in potential $300K Avg Increase Sales GP/Year $78,000/year In labor savings
  • 28. Positive ROI for Bennett’s Sales Organization
    • 5+ additional “selling hours” / week
      • Average Hourly Wage * 5 hours/week * # of reps
      • Average Sales GP / hour * 5 hours/week * # of reps
    • 45% Improvement in Sales Tenure
      • 25% of Avg Sales Comp + 25% Avg Sales Rep Benefits
    • 25% Increased Sales Revenue and GP
    • Lost Opportunity Intelligence
      • $5.8 Million Today
      • $15 Million in 5 years
    This leads to increased Sales GP, It is more of a Potential ROI $65K/year savings At 30% Closing Rate, 1.5 Million in potential $300K Avg Increase Sales GP/Year $78,000/year In labor savings $177,000/year In Sales GP
  • 29. Positive ROI for Bennett’s Sales Organization
    • 5+ additional “selling hours” / week
      • Average Hourly Wage * 5 hours/week * # of reps
      • Average Sales GP / hour * 5 hours/week * # of reps
    • 45% Improvement in Sales Tenure
      • 25% of Avg Sales Comp + 25% Avg Sales Rep Benefits
    • 25% Increased Sales Revenue and GP
    • Lost Opportunity Intelligence
      • $5.8 Million Today
      • $15 Million in 5 years
    Offsets cost of a Developer/Admin This leads to increased Sales GP, It is more of a Potential ROI $65K/year savings At 30% Closing Rate, 1.5 Million in potential $300K Avg Increase Sales GP/Year $78,000/year In labor savings $177,000/year In Sales GP
  • 30. Positive ROI for Bennett’s Sales Organization
    • 5+ additional “selling hours” / week
      • Average Hourly Wage * 5 hours/week * # of reps
      • Average Sales GP / hour * 5 hours/week * # of reps
    • 45% Improvement in Sales Tenure
      • 25% of Avg Sales Comp + 25% Avg Sales Rep Benefits
    • 25% Increased Sales Revenue and GP
    • Lost Opportunity Intelligence
      • $5.8 Million Today
      • $15 Million in 5 years
    Offsets cost of a Developer/Admin Future growth of Sales Revenue & GP will come from here $270,000 This leads to increased Sales GP, It is more of a Potential ROI $65K/year savings At 30% Closing Rate, 1.5 Million in potential $78,000/year In labor savings $177,000/year In Sales GP $300K Avg Increase Sales GP/Year $78,000/year In labor savings $177,000/year In Sales GP - $30,000 (Annual User Lic.)
  • 31. Positive ROI for Bennett’s Sales Organization
    • 5+ additional “selling hours” / week
      • Average Hourly Wage * 5 hours/week * # of reps
      • Average Sales GP / hour * 5 hours/week * # of reps
    • 45% Improvement in Sales Tenure
      • 25% of Avg Sales Comp + 25% Avg Sales Rep Benefits
    • 25% Increased Sales Revenue and GP
    • Lost Opportunity Intelligence
      • $5.8 Million Today
      • $15 Million in 5 years
    Offsets cost of a Developer/Admin Future growth of Sales Revenue & GP will come from here $270,000 900% ROI for FY2005 This leads to increased Sales GP, It is more of a Potential ROI $65K/year savings At 30% Closing Rate, 1.5 Million in potential $78,000/year In labor savings $177,000/year In Sales GP $300K Avg Increase Sales GP/Year $78,000/year In labor savings $177,000/year In Sales GP - $30,000 (Annual User Lic.)
  • 32. Ongoing Measurement
    • Pipeline and Forecast Management
      • More Inventory Turns = More Cash = Less Interest
    Daily “Best Case” Snapshot $250K $255K $260K $250K
  • 33. Ongoing Measurement
    • Pipeline and Forecast Management
      • More Inventory Turns = More Cash = Less Interest
    Potential ROI of $100K per year if we can increase inventory turns by forecasting inventory better. Daily “Best Case” Snapshot
  • 34. Ongoing Success
    • Applying workflow concepts to our sales process
      • Automatically scheduled account reviews/visits
      • Better Leads Management
    • Raising the bar
      • Lower neglected account levels, tighten the criteria
      • Increase level account intelligence
      • Integration with Order Entry / Inventory Management
      • Bringing Service / Accounting on board
    Show Up + Follow Up = Sales Go Up Adoption + Decreased Turnover
  • 35. Al Falcione Director, Product Marketing Rick Davis SPEAKER TITLE HERE Wes Benwick CEO QUESTION & ANSWER SESSION COMPANY NAME/LOGO COMPANY NAME/LOGO
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