A 30-year veteran of the computer industry, Nikolaus has founded and run several software companies. He and his company uptime iTechnology are the developers of World-Check, a risk intelligence platform eventually sold to Thomson Reuters for $520 million. He is currently the founder and CEO of Pipeliner Sales, Inc., developer and publisher of Pipeliner CRM, the first CRM application aimed squarely at actually empowering salespeople.
Also a prolific writer, Nikolaus has authored over 100 ebooks, articles and white papers addressing the subjects of sales management, leadership and sales itself.
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This book examines the sales techniques of the greatest salesperson of all time: Jesus of Nazareth. I’ll begin with the disclaimer that began every post on which this ebook is based: this doesn’t mean I’m taking a jaded view of Jesus and only characterizing him as a salesperson. Nor does it mean I’m stepping all ... Read More
Much has been written about “how to sell”—the rules, the methods, ways to vastly increase your sales. Nikolaus Kimla has written a number of books himself on the successful methods he´d seen and personally used. But little is said about the things you can do wrong, and for that reason he decided to write about ... Read More
You may not realize it—or the fact may have snuck up on you while you weren’t looking—but today there are far more smartphones out there than computers. There are currently an estimated 3 billion smartphones in use globally. Just to show the comparison, in 2017, the percentage of smartphone users accessing the internet was 63%, ... Read More
In this ebook, Nikolaus Kimla discusses the two pillars of the future are technology, and human beings and how you have to have the perfect technology, and then the perfect human being in application, performance, and presentation. He argues that today and into the future, it’s a 50-50 balance. In the past, it was perhaps ... Read More
Being connected has always been a goal of humanity. In the beginning it only happened through personal contact, shortly followed by written messages such as letters. Coming into the modern age, we then had the telegraph and then the telephone. The computer age eventually brought about the internet, which meant we were connected like never ... Read More
Pipeliner is a CRM (Customer Relationship Management) product of which Founder and CEO, Nikolaus Kimla, is extremely proud of. It was and is the first CRM product developed to actually empower salespeople—prior to Pipeliner, a CRM was intended to control salespeople (and in many cases still is). Pipeliner is a true sales enablement tool. How ... Read More
Network Selling is a sales model we created several years ago, that expresses the ideal needed in today’s interconnected digital sales landscape. It is expressed in this graphic: In this ebook, Nikolaus Kimla goes through each of the factors in Network Selling, fully explaining each. Respect We start with the very first element required in ... Read More
In this ebook author, Nikolaus Kimla gets very specific, dealing with sales management through CRM. He personally believes (as do a lot of experts today) that utilizing a CRM is the only way to manage a sales team—and in fact, it is practically impossible to manage one without it. There is no system in the ... Read More
There are literally hundreds of pain points that plague a sales manager. In Pain Points of Sales Management, Nikolaus Kimla gives you a fascinating and insightful tour of the most important of these. These pain points can be broken down into 3 categories: Management Technology People Throughout the book, pain points fall within one or ... Read More