Digitalisierung im B2B | Herausforderungen für Marketing und Vertrieb

Exploiting the opportunities of digitalization

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Like almost all areas of work, digitisation has also presented sales and marketing with new challenges. Customers have a higher information content and therefore have higher expectations of the sales process. The customer experience has become an important criterion and requires intensive cooperation between marketing and sales, supported by artificial intelligence (AI). Read More

KI im B2B - Geschäft | Von der Vorhersage bis zur Empfehlung

B2B Application Areas for Artificial Intelligence

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The B2B business, with a focus on online commerce, is slowly discovering artificial intelligence for itself. Those who adapt their approach and track down exciting approaches will be able to offer their customers a great deal in the future and experience a significant upswing in business. Read the first part of the article to find out what additional contributions AI can make to B2B. Read More

Cross-Selling und Up-Selling Potenziale | Vertriebsziele erreichen

Securing sales with cross- & up-selling

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The old year is drawing to a close – the achievement of the sales targets for the new year is imminent. These goals cannot be achieved without the most valuable asset – the customers. Strategic cross- and up-selling offers additional sales opportunities for sales and aims at a win-win situation between customer and company. Read More

See what's next | Mit Big Data Analytics zum Erfolg

See what’s next – Big Data Analytics

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Increasing digitalization is changing the B2B business dramatically. The importance of online channels is growing and B2B buyers are digital natives. The classic business intelligence structures are overwhelmed by the analysis of large amounts of data. Big Data Analytics is the strongest trend in B2B and has gained in relevance as a pillar of digital transformation.  Read More

Predictive Analytics im B2B - Geschäft | Interview Dastani meets Universität St. Gallen

Interview: Predictive Analytics in B2B

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Our managing director, Dr. Parsis Dastani, had the opportunity to be a lecturer at the University of St. Gallen at the intensive seminar ‘B2B Marketing and Sales’. In a subsequent interview, Maximilian Pahl, Head of Studies at the Institute for Marketing at the University of St.Gallen, spoke about the decisive role of predictive analytics applications in the B2B business of the future. Read More

Rezessionen sicher überwinden | Über die herausragende Rolle von KI

About the role of AI in a recession (part 2)

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In the first part of our article you could read to what extent AI methods – from a strategic point of view – can be helpful in a recessive phase in order to realize opportunities for market share gains. In the second part of this article, we will focus on the operational aspects of sales and marketing and conclude with a comprehensive conclusion. Read More

Target Group Predict | Interactive Profiling

Target Group Predict: Interactive Profiling

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If a product is new to the market or has only been sold a little in the past, it is often difficult to define a target group. The reason for this is that the number of cases on the market is missing, so that conventional analysis methods cannot be used. In order to solve this problem, Dastani Consulting has developed an AI-based system that searches the target groups interactively. Read More

Digital Solutions | Next Best Offer mit der AIMS-App

Digital Solutions: NBO with the AIMS-App

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In our previous article you could read how you can use Next Best Offer to predict the likelihood of your potential customers buying additional products from the available range that your customers have a high affinity for. We at Dastani Consulting have developed a mobile app for the application that enables the use of predictive analytics for the field sales force. Read More

Share of Wallet | Mit Prognosen Geldbörsen öffnen

Share of Wallet: Open purses with forecasts

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When it comes to increasing turnover with existing customers, the “Share of Wallet” is the obvious choice. This concept is about how much an individual customer wants to spend or can spend for a company in a certain product area. The decisive factor is therefore not the purchases made so far in the company itself, but rather the future potential. Read More

Target Group Predict | Produktbasierte Neukundenbestimmung

Product-based new customer identification in B2B: Target Group Prediction

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The number of companies in the market is large – but only a few of them need the attention of your products. For which customers is which product relevant? Target Group Prediction uses a scoring model to calculate the probability of winning a particular company as a new customer. The software developed by Dastani Consulting is based on an algorithm that is designed for Big Data and analyzes the keywords on company websites. Read More

Dynamic Pricing | Mit Next Best Offer gegen die Preisschlacht

Next-best-offer against the price war

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In the last part of our pricing series, you read about the added value that the use of Artificial Intelligence can deliver to merchants in the context of pricing. With the right application, online merchants can achieve significantly higher profits with minimal price increases. In the following article you will read how merchants can use Next-Best-Offer to learn about their customers’ spending habits and intensify customer loyalty over the long term in order to differentiate their market position from the competition. Read More

Umsatzsteigerung mit Artificial Intelligence | Share of Wallet

Turnover driver: How to raise Share of Wallet with AI (Artificial Intelligence)

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Turnover driver: How to raise Share of Wallet with AI (Artificial Intelligence)

Sales departments are flying blind if they don’t know the turnover potential of individual customers in specific sectors. More important than the historic business volume generated by one’s own company is the general sales potential, from which the Share of Wallet can be derived – and systematically raised. Read More

Artificial Intelligence | Sartorius Werkzeuge

Sartorius Tools: Address-processing with AI (Artificial Intelligence) pays off

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Sartorius Tools: Address-processing with AI (Artificial Intelligence) pays off

Sartorius Werkzeuge GmbH & Co. KG uses an AI-based customer value prediction software developed by Dastani Consulting to manage its sales force activities. We asked their managing director, Ivica Pavlinusic, how the sales function applies the principle of customer value and what benefits this brings. Read More

Customer Value | Künstliche Intelligenz

Customer Value: AI (Artificial Intelligence) breathes life into CRM data

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Customer Value: AI (Artificial Intelligence) breathes life into CRM data

Many companies apply CRM systems but use the existing data inadequately in identifying and exploiting turnover potentials. But algorithms driven by AI (Artificial Intelligence) enable the prediction of individual purchasing behaviours, so that data that is lying dormant in a company’s CRM system can be turned into a valuable information source. Read More

Artificial Intelligence | Black Box

Artificial Intelligence: Leads from the black box

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Artificial Intelligence: Leads from the black box

The MASCHINENBAUFORUM Marketing & Vertrieb (Machine Engineering Forum/Marketing & Sales) is a major event in industry representatives’ calendars. Every year in March, Managing Director Edeltraut Horbach invites handpicked experts to the CongressCentrum Pforzheim to provide a large group of visitors with exclusive insights into the current developments. This year’s speakers included Dr. Ing. Parsis Dastani, Managing Director of Dastani Consulting. After the forum, he had the opportunity to talk with Edeltraut Horbach. Read More

Artificial Intelligence | Erfolg im Vertrieb

Artificial intelligence: Sales success is plannable

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Artificial intelligence: Sales success is plannable

Sales functions and field sales forces constitute the most valuable personnel resources in a company. Artificial Intelligence (AI) broadens the knowledge base relating to existing and potential new customers and helps boost sales performance. Consequently, this pays off for the sales function while at the same time raising the motivation of the employees. Read More

Next Best Offer | Predictive Analytics

Video-on-demand providers rely on Big Data and Predictive Analytics

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Video-on-demand providers rely on Big Data and Predictive Analytics

Providers of video streaming are keen to tailor their customer proposition in a more targeted way and also to attract new customers. Instead of offering a random variety of series or films, they use Big Data to analyse what really appeals to their customers. Netflix used Predictive Analytics to make investment decisions that eventually made it one of the largest video-on-demand providers.
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KI Vertrieb | Automobilindustrie

Predictive Sales: AI-controlled sales in the automotive industry

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AI-controlled sales in the automotive industry

Great campaigns, masterfully deployed across all channels: Car manufacturers are unbeatable in the field of marketing. However, it is a stony path from gaining a prospective customer’s attention to actually making a sale. Artificial Intelligence (AI) deepens the customer knowledge available to sales functions and increases the probability of order completion, as it focuses on promising prospects and addresses them individually. Read More

Handelsunternehmen | Künstliche Intelligenz

Trading companies: customer experience and Artificial Intelligence

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Trading companies: customer experience and Artificial Intelligence

As a transitional sector, dealers are challenged to rethink their business models and adapt to a generation of customers that is pampered by GAFA (Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple). Analyses based on AI (Artificial Intelligence) help to sustainably improve not only the digital but also the physical shopping experience. Read More

Künstliche Intelligenz | B2B

Keynote speech at the bevh: Artificial Intelligence in the service of B2B new customer acquisition

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Keynote speech at the bevh (German e-commerce & mail order association): Artificial Intelligence in the service of B2B new customer acquisition

In mid-November 2017, Dr. Parsis Dastani showed members of the bevh B2B working group how they can employ predictions based on AI (Artificial Intelligence) to identify lucrative prospective customers while cutting acquisition and sales costs. Here are the approaches in detail. Read More

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