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We have recently hired a Sales manager who comes from a very good company and has a good track record. His reference check feedback was also good. Now its been a few months but he has not generated any revenue as promised. He is hired for an outstation location and is working out of home, is getting a comfortable salary with no pressure of sales a such.
There is no one to monitor his performance. He is reporting to a senior at a different location. How can his performance be managed from a remote location...?? Please suggest...

From India, Mumbai

Hi jyoti,
As far as my experiance goes for sales guys you can measure his performance through how much business he generates for business there is no other option to measure sales people. But as you mention in your mail that his last record is very good with last employer so that there may be few chances he is trying togenerate business but not able to convert in revenue.
so in this case you call the guy n try to motivate him first n give him minimum targets for the area where he is deputed in survive the job. even than if he is unable to deleiver the revenue so issue him one notice about his performance for the past period.
Hope this would help you
Ravi Wadhwa

From India, Lucknow
Hi Jyoti,
If you are looking for a performance monitoring or daily sales monitoring software from a remote location perhaps you should try FieldMax - a mobile based sales force automation solution
FieldMax is a mobile based SA tools available in different flavor - from order management to daily sales monitoring. The reason for its uniqueness is
1. Simple to use interface
2. Requires just a simple Java enabled mobile phones
3. Instant updates to back office on minute to minute sales activity
I have attached a file for your reading. Please let me know if you would be interested in knowing more on the offering.

From India, Bangalore
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Hi jyoti,
Inn such cases we used to have daily sales report and revenue report, which mentions about how many cold calls are made, what is the possibility of calls getting converted and approximate time to convert a prospective client, and revenue generated on a daily basis.
This report will help you analyse if the things are going in a right direction...
Secondly, at remote locations people can work only with inner motivation and loyalty towards one of such cases, we appointed a trainee under the sales guy to find out the reasons of not getting the desired results...without mentioning anything to the trainee about the actual situation so that the feedback can be utilised to look deeper...
Ravi's suggestion can also work, while you can set revised targets and then see his performance for few more months...sometimes, we make mistakes in realizing if the targets are realistic or not...

From India, Delhi
Dear Jyothi,
As the track record of the concerned sales person is good you need to give him some time for generating the business. First get in touch directly with the sales person for his updates,the happenings and the reason for not generating the business these days..Since he is reporting to the higher authority u can also get in touch with him for the updates/progress..No matter senior/junior end of the day everyone works for the company & for the business to get generated. Hope the info helps you.
Thanks & Regards,
Chandra Mouli Uppala
"Analyzing what you haven't got as well as what you have is a necessary ingredient of a career."

From India, Hyderabad
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