Do you sell into companies which are are Salesforce.com customers? If the answer is yes then I can relate to your need to build a database of very specific contacts who are directly responsible for managing Ready Contacts. While building a target list of companies who sell into Salesforce.com companies there are two universal questions they need to know about each account they plan on selling into:
- Does this company use salesforce.com as their CRM?
- If yes, who is the person directly responsible for salesforce.com operations and managing the use of SFDC within this company?
Knowing who is the best person within the organization to speak to discuss Salesforce.com related requirements is essential to approach these accounts and locating these contacts and building your lead database can be a time-consuming task but should be worth your effort. A consistent effort of navigating marketing departments at target accounts and qualifying them to understand whether they use Salesforce.com will help build a steady pipeline of leads and then talking to folks within marketing and sales will really help you determine who to sell to within the organization and give you that dependable database on which you can build an effective sales effort. So if you sell into Salesforce.com customers focus on building a great list. The rest will follow.