This is a follow-up to my post ‘What is the Sales Enablement market size and how hot is it?’ triggered by seeing that Sales Enablement grew on the Marketing Technology Landscape by Scott Brinker; becoming part of its largest category (by number of solutions included) “Sales Automation, Enablement & Intelligence” (with 220 solutions).
Obviously my own count of Sales Enablement vendors/solutions grew too.
The interest in ‘Sales Enablement’ has continued to increase and left ‘Sales 2.0’ in the dust as Google Trends shows.
Visits & views to this very blog have also been up, but that is obviously not the best reference point for growth in the Sales Enablement market:
As promised in my post ‘What is the Sales Enablement market size and how hot is it?’ I have been tracking the number of LinkedIn users with Sales Enablement in their current job title. As of December 22, 2016, LinkedIn has 4,185 users like that globally.
Here my own graph tracking this:
Here a snapshot of what the Google Adwords tools can tell us about people using Google to search for Sales Enablement portal/solutions/tools and related phrases:
- Mar 2015 – Feb 2016
- across all languages
- Google and search partners
You could obviously take many approaches to use these data points and the number of vendors (with their revenues or simply employee numbers from LinkedIn for example) to calculate the size of the Sales Enablement market.
However, it is obvious: Things are going up and to the right (including the cost of acquiring a customer; see bids for Google AdWords above).
In Forrester’s ‘Vendor Landscape: Sales Enablement Automation Solutions’ [from March 21, 2016] the average annual growth for 18 of the vendors surveyed was 38%.