ElasticSales is no longer accepting any new clients. Instead, we're happy to support your sales efforts via our sales expertise on our Close blog and free email course as well as giving you access to our sales communication software Close.
–Steli Efti, Co-Founder/CEO Elastic Inc.
Over 2 years ago we started a "Sales As A Service" business called ElasticSales. The vision for Elastic was to build a massive sales infrastructure and empower startups and companies around the world to tap into that infrastructure in order to scale their sales efforts.
Think Amazon AWS for Sales.
Our mission was simple:
Never again should a great company fail because of a lack of sales.
We started hiring top sales talent, opening offices and signing up clients within the first few weeks. It was clear that there was massive demand for this service out there. What wasn't clear was what kind of software we would have to use to make this whole sales operation work smoothly.
We went out in the market to research the best technologies available and came back incredibly disappointed. Nothing out there was designed to actually help you sell more successfully.
All existing solutions seemed to be focused on the premise of turning sales professionals into manual *data-entry-monkeys*. None of them showed any understanding whatsoever of what a sales person's needs are when it comes to their job and daily workflow.
So after a lot of frustration we decided to fix the problem instead of complaining about it and we started developing our own internal sales application.
We lovingly called it our secret sales sauce :)
We knew nobody had ever been in a better position to develop next generation sales software since we had a few unfair competitive advantages:
All that translated in a few simple principles when we started developing our software:
We wanted to build software that sales people would actually love. We wanted to build something WE WOULD LOVE.
It took about 1.5 years of constant development and iteration with our internal development and sales team to realize that early vision and create something truly special.
During that time our sales people generated millions and millions of dollars in sales for hundreds of venture backed Silicon Valley startups using our secret sales sauce: Close
We knew we had a huge winner when we suddenly started to get more and more demand from other people who wanted to use our internal "secret-sauce-sales-software". At first we resisted (there is a reason you call it your secret sauce after all) but eventually we realized that it was the right thing to do to be true to our core mission:
>> Never again should a great company fail because of a lack of sales.<<
So we did it. In January 2013 we finally released Close to the world. And the response from the market has been incredible:
“Close is awesome! Moving over from Salesforce is mindblowing. I just wanted to see something and found it immediately. Funny how that's an advantage. Keep it up!” Joseph Walla, Founder & CEO, HelloFax
“The straightforward email and calling integration in Close helped us solve many of our workflow issues and increased our outreach by over 30%. This has caused us to achieve huge growth in revenues while doing less work!” Nick Persico, Director of Sales Operations, Krossover
“Close radically increased the number of calls and emails to our leads by logging everything automatically so the reps can focus on talking not logging.” Jeff Zwelling Co-Founder, Convertro & Co-Founder, EchoSign
Not too shabby right? :) Yes! Well… But how exactly does that effect you?
Let me tell you...
There are 4 reasons why Close CRM will help you Close More Deals & Make More Sales:
1.) You will make more & better calls
Make and receive calls with just 1-click. All calls are logged automatically. Lead activity information pops up as soon as the phone rings so the data you need is always at your fingertips!
2.) You will send more & better emails
All your sales related emails are automatically tracked within the app no matter where you write the emails. You can see who opens your emails, save templates to improve your email workflow and keep all digital sales communication in one place without any manual work.
3.) You can finally say NO to data entry
We hate data entry as much as you do, so we tried our hardest to help you avoid it. With auto-logging of calls, emails, and activity you can spend more time closing deals instead of entering data.
4.) You can get answers to all your questions
The app collects most data based on your actual behavior and thus has not only more data but also more accurate sales data. We've built a powerful search platform that allows you to answer any question within seconds. Example? “Show me all leads in California with a 70 percent or greater chance of closing, whom I haven’t called or emailed in the last week.” Boom!
BUT IT'S NOT FOR EVERYONE!
Close CRM is not for you if:
If you fall in one of these 3 categories you SHOULDN'T BUY Close since it's not a good fit for you. Don't worry, if you email me and tell me this is not for you, I will personally send you recommendations for other sales software that will help you be more successful. I know them all. No problem.
In all other cases you seriously need to become a Close customer and see the immediate boost in sales success it will give to your startup.