An Introduction To RevOps

An Introduction To RevOps

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    In a nutshell, revenue operation (RevOps) gives the reason why we spend so much time and effort on our marketing, sales and customer success campaigns.  It is a way to analyse and optimise the full customer life cycle to drive growth through operational efficiency and keep all teams accountable for revenue. In this article, let's unpack the different building blocks that RevOps is made up of.

    An Introduction To RevOps

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    What is RevOps? 
    The Building Blocks of RevOps
    Obtaining Real ROI
    RevOps Implementation plan
    RevOps Automation

    What is RevOps? 

    Eighty-six per cent of executives told Forrester Consulting that revenue operations are important to meet their goals, but just 41% were confident that they understood what it is.

    RevOps is a B2B function that uses automation to help teams make decisions that grow the business. RevOps brings everyone together — from marketing, sales, service, customer success, and finance — around three shared goals: price for better conversion and margin, reduce revenue leakage, and use customer data to identify new revenue opportunities.

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    The Building Blocks of RevOps

    Now that we've got a clear understanding of what revenue operations is, we can unpack the building blocks that makeup RevOps.

    These include:

    Lead Generation

     Lead generation is the initiation of consumer interest or enquiry into products or services of a business. Effective lead generation focuses on the quality of leads rather than the number of leads. Unfocused, swing-a-wide net, feast-or-famine lead generation techniques complicate cash flow management and create unnecessary stress on you and your team. The efficiency of a more systematic, strategic lead generation process significantly lowers Customer Acquisition Costs (CAC) and moves you toward prosperity faster. 

    Sales Conversion

    Sales Conversion is the conversion of a prospect to a lead and a lead to a customer. Efficient sales operations and conversions come from reaching the right audience at the right time and nurturing each relationship until your leads convert.

    Customer Advocacy

    As inbound marketers, Velocity is passionate about customer advocacy. But what does it mean? Customer advocacy is a specialised form of customer service in which companies focus on what is deemed to be best for the customer. Customers need to be delighted in all facets of your business so they literally make sales calls on your behalf. They do this for your benefit and at little cost to you. 

    But where does RevOps fit in? Without seeming trite, RevOps magnifies the gaps between these building blocks and irons out the kinks, ensuring better communication between departments which ultimately leads to a greater return on investment (ROI). 

    An Introduction To RevOps

    Obtaining Real ROI

    A well-executed lead generation, sales conversion, and customer advocacy strategy work with every entity in any industry because the underlying principles – the people, process, and data – are constant. When organised, cost-effective, and operationally functional, Revenue Operations produce the intended Return-on-Investment.

    • Identity + Exposure = Engagement: A refined qualifications process helps your company get the right leads, manage those leads, funnel them to the solutions they seek and connect them with the right sales reps.
    • Problem + Solution = Conversion: When you shift your focus from representing your company to representing the customer and solving their problem, you move from finding customers to them finding you. 
    • Experience + Delivery = Advocacy: Your customer tells their peers about you and pre-sells your services to other qualified leads, shortening the sales cycle and your customer acquisition cost (CAC) significantly.

    RevOps Implementation plan

    RevOps is seeing consistent growth in popularity across the B2B industry. But it isn’t surprising when you consider its impact on organizational revenue and alignment of go-to-market (GTM) operations.

    According to Boston Consulting Group, RevOps-oriented B2B tech companies are reporting significant improvements in multiple areas, including:

    • 100% to 200% rise in digital marketing ROI
    • 10% increase in lead acceptance
    • 20% improvement in sales productivity 
    • 30% reduction in GTM expenses
    • 20% increase in customer satisfaction

    On top of that, a study by Forrester showed that organisations with a revenue operations platform reported nearly three times faster revenue growth than those that didn’t. Public organisations with a RevOps platform and team also reported 71% higher stock performances.

    Step 1: Get Company Buy-In

    A RevOps framework cuts across sales, marketing, customer success, and finance. To successfully onboard your revenue operations strategy, you will need buy-in from the leaders of each department.

    To get the required support, you need to:

    • Ask questions about their challenges, what sort of tools they use, and how they typically function
      Keep your pitch brief and hard-hitting
    • Highlight what each team leader stands to benefit from the restructuring
    • Speak in terms of ROI—detail how much incremental gain should be expected over time
    • Line up case studies showing how other organisations are ramping up with revenue operations.

    Step 2: Define Your Vision

    This stage involves collaborating with the executives to define a common vision and a set of milestones for all supported routes to market.

    The aim is to create a structured, trackable, and transparent process compatible with the revenue-facing teams so efforts from the various teams will lead up to the same goals.

    Step 3: Assemble Your Team

    This involves outlining the various roles required within the RevOps team. To get the best structure for your organisation, you will need to outline all of the GTM roles and processes from end to end, noting where there might be functional gaps.

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    RevOps Automation With HubSpot

    By combining your RevOps implementation plan with a powerful CRM such as HubSpot, most tasks can be automatically set and tracked. 

    Processes such as lead routing and attribution that are currently done manually, or just poorly, can be automated marketing and sales automation point solutions. Openprise offloads all of the resource-intensive processes, like lead and account scoring, that often bring those systems to their knees —restoring performance and usability to these systems.

    HubSpot is a CRM platform that’s designed to scale your business. From a one-person business to a 2,000+ employee enterprise, The HubSpot CRM platform has the marketing, sales, customer service, operations, and content management features you need to build the best experience for your customers.

    An Introduction To RevOps

    Your Platinum HubSpot Partner

    HubSpot's Solutions Partner Program is designed to acknowledge its partners who have not only brought the inbound message to the most clients but also who executed inbound marketing services to the highest standards.

    At Velocity, we take that very seriously. We continuously monitor our clients' successes and provide insights and new opportunities to help bring their marketing to the next level. 

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