We all seek proof of concept for our ideas and inventions and the same is true for new management techniques. Ambitious businesses always seek sales pipeline and performance analytics and Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP). Therefore Foresite predominantly operates with such companies to provide these solutions.
Proving the point; Foresite are coming to the end of a three-month marketing campaign. Firstly direct calls to UK manufacturing and service companies across various sectors. Next we aim them at only those companies in receipt of growth funding from PE houses. Finally, at our first wash-up meeting it was shown that 70% of companies we approached understood and expressed an interest in the sales planning solutions we provide, and 8% have requested some follow-up action.
Therefore, not surprisingly we are extending our marketing to a much wider group and will share our more detailed findings in due course – so watch this space!
We are delighted to have been picked as this week’s award winner of BrightPig.COM’s weekly Twitter competition for “Business of the Week”. Furthermore BBC Dragons Den ‘s Theo Paphitis recognises this accolade.
Award in more detail
Firstly, becoming a winner of the #BrightPigWINNER accolade is a fantastic opportunity for our business. Hence we appreciate the recognition of our efforts in supporting ambitious businesses hugely . Bright Pig are an awards-winning marketing company, helping Small Businesses become visible with Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) & Social Media.
Foresite are the first company that Yellow Mouse Studios (YMS) recommended to BrightPig that became a winner. YMS are a professional design studio that specialise in 2D and 3D animations. Foresite use YMS for their social media support. YMC have also created our awesome homepage animation. We will work with YMS to create an exciting new animated video for 2018.
They say everybody has 15 minutes of fame, so Foresite are ecstatic to receive a whole 10,080 minutes!
Foresite regularly attend and support the Sales Expo, and 2017 was no exception. Although we didn’t host any seminars this year, we did however meet with many of the exhibitors. Therefore it gave us a good insight into the latest technical developments and trends in sales innovation. The quality of businesses exhibiting in 2017 is the best we’ve ever seen. We are particularly pleased to see so many companies developing in the S&OP space. Finally this is rapidly becoming recognised as the most significant innovation in delivering sales performance improvements.
Sales Innovation Expo 2015
Foresite are active in this market and have been for over 10 years. At the 2015 Expo we gave a presentation on the importance of demand-side planning in integrated business planning (IBP). We are no doubt going to be presenting at future Expos. Because the 2018 show is scheduled for 21/22 of March there is still time for us to get involved.
New G-Index (growth index) is the ultimate metric of sales growth capability. This cardinal metric is so significant that users call it the investors dream metric.
Our clients put this simple, single figure metric to good use in a variety of innovative ways.
New G-Index – Roots
Foresite developed the metric in 2005 for the Smithfield Corporation. This powerful index gives their investors clear visibility of the value potential being created across their $2.5 billion European portfolio during its restructuring phase. It fulfils this requirement so well that we extended its functionality to provide drill-down capability to view the drivers and limiters impacting the index – an investor’s dream!
By comparison, other companies use the G metric to enhance EBITDA multiples on business disposals. Also they use it to assess sales synergies on new acquisitions.
We see a variety of innovative usages for this smart metric ranging from investment plan validation to performance benchmarking.
It’s time for ambitious businesses and investors to make those dreams come true by adopting this key business capability metric.
Foresite works with like-minded and focused Tech Hub London entrepreneurs where we can collaborate and share ideas with exciting and innovative tech companies in the UK and internationally.
Tech Hub London – Campus
In November 2016 Foresite became members of Tech Hub London, partnered with Google #GoGlobal and BT. It is exciting to be working alongside so many bright and inspirational individuals. And we feel privileged whenever we can share the benefits of Foresite’s considerable experience. We are surrounded with like-minded peers who share and understand our challenges and can help our business improve faster.
The Hub’s approach is different to that of an accelerator. First they don’t take equity, invest in member companies. Secondly they don’t impose success metrics or membership time limits on their start-up members.
Furthermore they care about creating long-term value for member companies, founders and start-up teams. They provide tech product companies, with workspace, events and support programmes near Silicon Roundabout and the City.
We are also using the Hub to meet with venture capital and private equity houses. This keeps us up to date with current investment strategies as well as market perceptions.
If you would like to know more about Foresite’s work with fellow Hub members please contact us.
Foresite creates a new animation to show off its functionality and scope to interested readers.
First we produced animated videos to demonstrate and explain our software functionality. We include these on our cornerstone web pages.
Next we found the National Geographic Mars video excerpt which matches our messaging exactly. We just had to share it with everyone and we have received very positive feedback from our followers. Then this is our first whiteboard creation.
Finally we work with Yellow Mouse Studios for our videos and social media. We work directly with their creators to create bespoke content that delivers our message in the style that suits us. We believe this presents the human face of our business in a highly technical environment.
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