Course contents

Course Description

Code

4 CO19SLIX1000

Name

Sales Process and Tools

Credits

5 cr

Objectives

This course offers understanding of sales process and sales environment. It focuses on how the sales tools and digital solutions support and create efficient sales processes that creates added values to serve customers’ better. The course will also concentrate on the sales trends, digital sales tools and how these will improve the sales processes.

Students understand the components and stages of the sales process and customers’ purchase process. They deepen their skills and knowledge of customer relationship management as a system and its role to support the sales process. Students learn to manage their customer base. They learn to use various sales and negotiations techniques to close a deal.

Content

- Basics of sales process
- Buying process vs sales process
- CRM in support of sales process
- Traditional and digital sales tools
- Function and benefits of sales tools in sales process
- Different roles in sales
- Management in sales
- Sales techniques, sales negotiations: negotiation steps and negotiation skills

Requirements

- Online workshops, Case studies, and Online Tasks.
- Active participation in online discussions and group assignments.
- Tasks are designed as individual and group work.

Methods

100 % online (Moodle)

- The Moodle platform opens up for orientation and access on 20.09.2019. For to participate the course, the login is required by 15.10.2019 at the latest.
- The course and exams will open on 20.09.2019 and will be closed on 30.11.2019 at 11.55 pm.
- Assessment will be registered by 20.1.2020.

Grading Scale

0 - 5

Course material

- Selling today: creating customer value / Gerald L. Manning, Michael Ahearne. Barry L. Reece,—12th ed. - Pearson Higher Education
- Sales Force Management Leadership, Innovation, Technology Twelfth Edition Mark W. Johnston and Greg W. Marshall - Routledge Taylor& Francis
- Sales Management: Analysis and Decision Making, Sixth Edition Thomas N. Ingram, Raymond W. LaForge, Ramon A. Avila, Charles H. Schwepker, Jr., Michael R. Williams Thomson and Southwestern

Prerequisites

No prerequisites

Contact

Göker Özerk, ozerk.goker@savonia.fi