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Create engagement with the consumer through qualified communication

Ana is Account Executive in the Success department of Quipu. It means that her principal function is to be in contact with consumers, namely the bookkeepers, in order to reach their demands and expectations regarding the service Quipu offers. Ana gives them the necessary tools to cover all their needs and solve their problems. For example, if a client has the opportunity to improve his use of the software, but isn’t aware of it, Ana is responsible to help him make the most out of Quipu. Her final goal is to generate engagement with clients to establish a long term relationship.

A different communication for a different function

If today Ana is in the Success department, she has experienced another function in the Sales department. Ana used to be Inside Sales Manager which requires a different type of communication. Indeed she was the first contact with the client, who doesn’t know Quipu and has never heard about its service. In this function, it is important to introduce Quipu to the clients and to show him what the software can bring to his business in order to close the deal. The aim of the Sales department is to acquire new clients by showing them how Quipu can facilitate their daily life and improve their decision-making thanks to real-time data. Once the account is closed, Sales passes the torch to Success. In the Success department, the communication with the clients is all about creating engagement and long term relationships. These two departments require different approaches. In Sales, you need to be “straight to the point” and audacious. You have to detect problems and opportunities quickly to be able to anticipate. However, in Success, you have more time to care about the client, to get to know him better, and to create and maintain the relationship. Ana experienced both departments and succeeded in adapting her communication to understand his clients better.

An ambitious start in Quipu, which ended up in great memories

When Ana arrived in Quipu 10 months ago, at that moment there were only few people in the Sales department. They had to create a new sales department, which is very ambitious. Indeed, it requires establishing new relationships with your colleagues and figuring out how to create, work and collaborate with them effectively. Thanks to synergies and shared skills, this was a success. And this sales project, even though how complicated it was, was the best part for Ana.

An environment allowing relationships, experience, learning and changes

What Ana likes the most in her job are the people and the environment she’s working in every day. Firstly, “the people in Quipu are amazing, you can have nice relationships with them”. Secondly, the environment allows employees to acquire a lot of experience. “In Quipu, you need to be able to adapt yourself, you need a lot of capacity of transformation and capacity to learn because the every day life and the working environment is quite fast”. This allowed Ana and her colleagues to learn more by moving on function rapidly. What Ana likes about this, is the capacity and the possibility they have to see the company as a whole. Indeed, thanks to these changes and flexibility, they have a full understanding of Quipu, its whole strategy and how the business works.

An impactful work, with the help of the colleagues

Ana’s best memories in Quipu are the important sales closed by her and her team. It is always a nice moment because she sees how happy people are. For every new client, Ana or one of her colleagues rings the bell to announce the good news to the colleagues. This is a tradition here in Quipu.

Every month, her department has a different objective. They work individually in order to achieve this common goal. If one of them has any problem or any doubt, they help each other out to solve it. Among the several life experiences Ana had in Quipu, the best one she had was the biggest account she closed, two months ago. She had been dealing with it for six months, and this was very important for her. Once it was done, she felt so happy and proud of herself and her team, which supported and helped her a lot during these 6 months to achieve this goal. What Ana likes the most in her job, is when she makes efforts real and possible. After trying different strategies to sell the product, it is always a pleasure to see they find the right solution which actually brings concrete results, such as closing an account.

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The story of Nitya’s vocation and dedication for Sales

A Sales profile detected in the Administration department

 

Nitya, Sales Manager in Quipu, has more than 20 years of experience in Sales. She started working very young, as she wanted to be independent as soon as possible. Thanks to her parents, both entrepreneurs, she started doing some administration and accounting very young, helping them in their daily tasks.

But her vocation for Sales was actually born a few years later, while she was working in a real estate agency. Although she was in charge of the administration, she succeeded in selling flats to the clients. This is the reason why she was offered a position in the Sales area in order to benefit from this potential. And here started her career in Sales.

Nitya’s passion for Sales

Today, Nitya has a passion for Sales. She likes being in contact with the clients since the beginning in order to create trust, listening to them and empathizing with them. For Nitya, it is important to understand the clients’ needs to know how to help them using the product she sells. Because if a client does not have the specific needs to be fulfilled by the service offered, they won’t buy it. A seller has to know what he is selling to know who and how he can help, because this is the final satisfaction: closing a deal by helping a client in his business.

A lonely but experienced start in Quipu which led to a team management

Nitya had the opportunity to develop her career in Sales in different firms. This is how Nitya arrived in Quipu with more than 20 years of her professional life dedicated to Sales in SMEs, more precisely in the area of technology and B2B software.

When Nitya started in Quipu, two years ago, she was alone in the Sales department. She was in charge of all the SDR part (Sales Development Representative), she was finding and generating leads, obtaining visits, doing demos of the product, as well as all the follow-up part until closing the sale. Later, people started joining the team as the startup was growing. Today, Nitya is our Sales Manager and she is in charge of the team capturing new firms as potential clients.

Nitya’s definition of the perfect Sales profile

To be able to sell a product to the clients, it is important to have a particular profile. Nitya explained to us what are the most important characteristics according to her to be a perfect salesperson.  

The Sales profile is extroverted and curious. Someone cheeky and shameless who is not embarrassed to ask lots of questions and able to entertain the relationship with the clients through a follow-up. A good salesperson also needs to be able to control their frustration so that if you don’t sell you are not discouraged.

Then, it is important to be flexible and to be able to adapt yourself. However, being able to express yourself and to share your opinion is also important. It is crucial to be able to learn and unlearn, and these are two things totally different according to Nitya. Every person can learn from anyone : juniors, seniors, interns and colleagues from any department.

“There are some things that look good to me, but maybe they aren’t. Sometimes there are new things better than the old ones, and we need to be able to change.”

 

Her daily life in Quipu

Once the acquisition team found people with the needs we cover or people who are looking for our services, these potential clients go to the Sales Team, and a Sales Development Representative listens to them and tries to get to know their business and needs. The aim is to teach them how the software works.

 

Nitya has lots of memories in Quipu. One of her best memories, although, is her first sale. Every time they close a sale, they celebrate it and communicate it to the others by ringing the bell. This is such a satisfaction for her because the whole firm learns of the good news and applause fills the room. She also remembers the first time she called the clients to talk with them about the product, her first demo, etc. Although it was a lot of pressure, it is now a good memory for her.

“In a startup, you have plenty of memories, and they are really good.

This is not a monotonous job, you are in contact with all the teams of the startups.

Things happen every day, this is nothing boring.”

 

As a Sales Manager, Nitya has to make sure the whole Sales Team has all the tools needed to develop the business. Everything needs to be 100% clear so the Sales Team can work. They need to know the pitch to tell to the clients, theirs needs, etc. Individually, they try to achieve common goals.

When Nitya was asked to describe Quipu in three words, she answered that, above all, “eQuipu” is the most important for her.

 

“I could say words like technology, simplifying, etc. But these words you can also find them in many other firms. For me the most important in eQuipu is the energy, vitality, movement, connection, etc.”

 

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