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Sales

Sales so far this quarter are dismal, the numbers are not close. Going to take a miracle in the next two quarters. Somehow they will put a twist on it.. let's hope for better days.

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Post ID: @OP+19CqrAR1

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Sales lost its way after AB left. He was leading it to success, then when he left, the whole sales aspect just lost traction. In another thread, somebody said that AB supposedly left behind a business plan for the new leadership. I hope it's true and that it gets used. It could be the formula for a turnaround.

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Post ID: @2Saht+19CqrAR1

Sales essential - I've heard that in EMEA they have been running "Proposal writing workshops" for sales!..... If we can not even get the basics right, what chance do we have!

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Post ID: @fqtz+19CqrAR1

Not sure we can put all the blame on Sales, it's partly down to the poor product set.
This has got steadily worse over the years thought up by various 'Product Saviours', with the likes of CloudStack, OpenStack, ACI, HPC and now Dell VxRail, none of which are fit for purpose and too complex for salesperson to sell or level 1/2 to support.

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Post ID: @dayy+19CqrAR1

Do we have any goods sales people left? It gets worse every year and I have been saying that for a decade! It's not about sales and negotiation, it's about slashing prices and begging for business. Almost every time I am on the phone with them they are pleading to have prices lower and just folding to every request. Then we bank on a cloud that maybe 5 people know how to talk about globally? Makes sense. Rapidly sell nationally using one person, seems legit. It's almost as bad as them regionalizing.... Great plans SGAS, like they are trying to watch the place burn.

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Post ID: @ddvt+19CqrAR1

Agree 8ypa kind of sad almost pathetic to see the cheap plexiglass-looking awards shown off on LinkedIn. Good job I guess but who cares really

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Post ID: @8fhq+19CqrAR1

Yes 2ghv+19CqrAR1, "humbly" blasting your own baseless "Sales award" kudos on linkedin after the continued abysmal sales performance of your team. Do they not see the irony that every one of the rest of us see or they just don't care? Let's all pat ourselves on the back for a job ... done. Shameless self promotion in the face of company failure, PT Barnum would be so proud.

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Post ID: @8ypa+19CqrAR1

Next move AS to lease office space to homeless for tax credits to fund LT bonuses

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Post ID: @3jol+19CqrAR1

Are there any US jobs left at sungardas or have they all been offshored to the lowest bidder

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Post ID: @2hmc+19CqrAR1

Has anyone else seen all the awards that the Sales team have been flaunting on LinkedIn?

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Post ID: @2ghv+19CqrAR1

absolutely necessary; extremely important.

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