Operationalize BANT Sales Qualification Methodology in Salesforce

ClosePlan Provides Out-of-the-Box BANT Scorecards and BANT Reporting

BANT Scorecards ensure you focus on opportunities worth persuing. The earlier you qualify out of deals you can’t win, the fewer resources are wasted.

ClosePlan provides out-of-the-box, customizable BANT templates that can be rolled out quickly across your sales organization.

We do this in three simple ways.

  • Relationship Maps visualize the key decision-makers – Champions, Economic Buyers, Technical Buyers, Coaches, etc.
  • Sales Playbooks operationalize and reinforce the BANT sales process.
  • Let us show you how we can help you operationalize BANT in your Salesforce environment.

BANT Scorecard ensures qualification and alignment is occurring within the BANT methodology.

What is BANT?

BANT was created by IBM as a way to quickly qualify leads. BANT is a proven sales qualification methodology. BANT is an acronym for Budget, Authority, Needs, and Timeframe.

BANT is very straightforward and asks salespeople to consider the following:

BUDGET – Does the prospect have the budget required to purchase your product or service? While funds may be available, larger purchases are often associated with a business case. Qualifying budget availability is a good starting point.

AUTHORITY – Does the prospect have the authority to make a purchase, or can the prospect direct you to the people who have that authority? As a note, large enterprise prospects have a more distributed authority.

NEED – Do they have a specific business pain your product or service can solve or address?

TIME-FRAME – Does the prospect have a clear time-frame related to a potential purchase?

BANT was created by International Business Machines Corporation. ClosePlan is not affiliated with or endorsed by International Business Machines Corporation.