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Vote: Most hated admin non-selling task part of seller's job in 2022?

Hello friends, as a seller, what's the admin task(s) you hate the most doing as a part of your job?

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      Profile picture of Tess Brown
      @tessbrown
      ( 1.9k POINTS )
      1 month, 2 weeks ago

      ENTERING DATA INTO THE CRM!!!!!!!!!!!! Who’s with me!? 😉

      @naaabs

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        Profile picture of naaabs
        @naaabs
        ( 226 POINTS )
        1 month, 2 weeks ago

        @tessbrown I’m with you for sure!! 😅 Is this specific to updating pipeline, account qualification data or just in general?

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          Profile picture of Tess Brown
          @tessbrown
          ( 1.9k POINTS )
          1 month, 2 weeks ago

          Is it safe to say all of the above!? Hahaha

          Generally account pipeline. Major headache 😉

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            Profile picture of Lydia Sugarman
            @lksugarman
            ( 607 POINTS )
            1 month ago

            What are specific reasons why you hate updating the CRM?

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        Profile picture of Lydia Sugarman
        @lksugarman
        ( 607 POINTS )
        1 month ago

        Hey, Tess, are you all using Salesforce?

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      Profile picture of CyberGuard
      @cyberguard
      ( 205 POINTS )
      1 month, 2 weeks ago

      All of the Non-Sales, non-revenue, non-commissionable activities that eat up your time and are not focused on selling and winning business.

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        Profile picture of Tess Brown
        @tessbrown
        ( 1.9k POINTS )
        1 month, 2 weeks ago

        Amen to that @cyberguard!

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        Profile picture of Lydia Sugarman
        @lksugarman
        ( 607 POINTS )
        1 month ago

        You’re not including updating the CRM in that list, are you?

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      Profile picture of Mark Fershteyn
      @markfer
      ( 410 POINTS )
      1 month, 2 weeks ago

      As part of product feedback, I speak with hundreds of AE’s on a weekly basis. It’s almost always “updating information in CRM to get your manager off my back” and “managing a million tabs and tools, trying to figure out if I did x thing for y prospect”

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      Profile picture of ZackCox
      @zackcox
      ( 240 POINTS )
      1 month, 1 week ago

      When I was a rep, lead research… especially finding past users. it was a major drag.

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      Profile picture of Colin Campbell
      @colin-campbell
      ( 14.5k POINTS )
      1 month, 2 weeks ago

      When I used to travel a lot: expenses.

      When I was more inside sales, by far my least favorite activity was logging notes in Salesforce. I honestly can’t even fathom that it’s still a thing. A few manual fields might make sense. But manually logging all notes from calls is… archaic at this point.

      It made me feel like my management didn’t value my time, especially when they focused on me entering notes over me closing deals, which only happened sometimes, but still. Not cool.

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        Profile picture of Lydia Sugarman
        @lksugarman
        ( 607 POINTS )
        1 month ago

        Submitting expense reports or updating Salesforce made you feel like mgmt. didn’t value your time?

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          Profile picture of Colin Campbell
          @colin-campbell
          ( 14.5k POINTS )
          1 month ago

          Specifically the logging notes in SFDC made me feel like management didn’t value my time, but it was because of the way they managed me. They weren’t asking for outcomes, they were asking for outputs. They never said this, but their behavior told me they were more interested in my notes being logged than in me achieving quota. It was just bad (or lack of) coaching.

          Doing my expenses never made me feel like management didn’t value my time – it just felt like a huge time-suck. Time I would have much rather spent selling, if it didn’t mean I’d lose my reimbursement.

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