Five Key Imperatives for Getting Started With Suggestions

Posted by Saby Mitra on Tue, Oct 25, 2016

Digital is the preferred method to engage with the pharmaceutical industry for a vast majority of physicians today. But as physicians interact with company assets across multiple channels, sales organizations need to work smarter than before and sales reps need to coordinate more purposefully with marketing channels. Several companies either are considering or are already experimenting with the concept of “field suggestions,” a data-science-driven capability that links multiple data assets across sales, marketing, market access and other functions to produce deep customer insights and suggested actions for sales reps. Without this capability, these insights would otherwise be extremely difficult to predict, even for some of the best reps in the industry.


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Conducting the Sales Symphony: How the ‘Orchestrator’ Rep Addresses a Restricted-Access Multichannel World

Posted by Saby Mitra on Tue, Jan 13, 2015

Physician access for pharmaceutical sales reps continues to erode. According to the 2014 edition of ZS’s AccessMonitorTM report, access is in some way restricted for almost half of U.S. physicians, compared with 23% in 2009. More interesting are the changes in rep access by specialty: While oncologists and cardiologists have always imposed severe access restrictions, physicians in formerly “rep-friendly” specialties such as dermatology and gastroenterology are now becoming more difficult to see.


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Unlocking the Value of Closed Loop Marketing Analytics to Drive Customer Centricity

Posted by Saby Mitra on Thu, Jul 10, 2014

A significant portion of closed loop marketing (CLM) programs in the pharmaceutical industry have traditionally focused on converting paper assets to digital content and pushing this digital content to the sales representative’s tablet as detailing aids.


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