Purpose-built for Sales Reps, Sales Edge allows you and your sales team to operationalize all your account mapping data. Sales Edge gives reps workflows and tools for co-selling to help close deals faster with your existing partnership ecosystem.

Sales Edge does all the work for your reps:

  • Analyzes all your overlaps and sifts through the data for salespeople

  • Pushes salespeople actionable insights where they already live (Salesforce, Slack, LinkedIn, Email)

In this article:


Sales Edge Overview

Who is Sales Edge for?

Your sales team does not need to use another tool; they can set Sales Edge and forget it. Sales Edge can just live in the background pushing relevant opportunities for your salespeople straight to them. Sales Edge can be used by:

  • Account Executives (AEs)

  • Sales Development Reps (SDRs)

  • Customer Success Managers (CSMs)

  • Sales Directors (CROs / VPs)

  • Partner Account Managers (PAMs)

Is Sales Edge a Crossbeam Product?

Yes, Sales Edge is a Crossbeam Product. If Crossbeam is LinkedIn, then Sales Edge is LinkedIn Sales Navigator.

📝 Please note that in order to use Sales Edge, you must be a paying Crossbeam Core customer; i.e. either a Connector tier or Supernode tier customer. If you are on a free plan (Explorer) and would like to use this feature, simply visit your billing page and upgrade.

How much does Sales Edge cost?

To purchase Sales Edge, you must first be a Crossbeam Core Connector Tier or Supernode Tier customer. If you are on a free plan (Explorer) and would like to use this feature, simply visit your billing page and upgrade.

Billing Frequency

Annual

Monthly

Platform Fee

$500/month Annual Platform Fee which includes 5 seats

$600/month Monthly Platform Fee which includes 5 seats

Fee for Additional Seats

$60/seat/month for each additional seat

$70/seat/month for each additional seat

Notes

If you are an Annual Customer for Connector, you must purchase Annual Sales Edge seats. Crossbeam will co-term the contracts so Billing End Dates are aligned.

If you are a Monthly Customer for Connector, you must purchase Monthly Sales Edge seats. Crossbeam cannot provide Annual Sales Edge contracts to Monthly Connector customers because Connector access is a prerequisite to Sales Edge; i.e. Crossbeam cannot return funds for Annual Sales Edge if Connector access were discontinued.


Understanding Crossbeam Core vs Sales Edge

  • Crossbeam Core is purpose-built for your partnerships team. It includes the functionality you know and love, including The Crossbeam Network, Automating Account Mapping, & more.

  • Crossbeam Sales Edge is purpose-built for your sales team. It includes functionality that allows your sales team (AEs, SDRs, CSMs) to maximize co-selling — including Actionable Insights, Co-Selling Workflows, & more.

Do I need to be a Crossbeam Core user to use Sales Edge?

No, you do not need to have a Crossbeam Core seat in order to use Sales Edge. Sales Edge is predominantly used by Salespeople which more often than not do not have Crossbeam Core seats.


Setting Up Sales Edge

To set up Sales Edge, login to Sales Edge using your Crossbeam Core credentials. Setup and configuration takes anywhere from 5 - 15 minutes.

How do I manage access to Sales Edge, what are the roles?

Access to Sales Edge is managed in the place as all other Team Member management.

Use Sales Edge roles to control access and provide the right experience for a given user in Sales Edge.

Roles include:

  • Partner Manager

    • Manage Sales Edge generally, including which partners your sales team can work with.

    • Manage rules of engagement for the sales team with partners.

    • As long as you have seats available, they can invite team members and give them Sales Edge roles.

  • Salesperson

    • Currently the least privileged role.

    • Sales Edge access which is tailored for someone who owns accounts. This ensures that get updates on where they can work with partners on accounts that they own in your CRM.


How Sales Edge Works

By logging into your Crossbeam account, Sales Edge will automatically sift through all your overlaps and let your reps know where to focus with your partners. Reps can then take action and get connected with your partners straight from Sales Edge. Partnerships Managers get full control over who can message which partners & full visibility of each interaction to avoid conflicts.

How do I start a Message in Sales Edge?

To start a Message in Sales Edge, you must have an existing Sales Edge seat.

If you already have a Sales Edge seat, you can kickoff a Message from multiple places:

  • Sales Edge Chrome Extension

  • Sales Edge Emails

  • Sales Edge Deal Navigator

  • Sales Edge Lists

  • Sales Edge Salesforce Widget

    Coming soon!

Messages will automatically pull in the Partner Manager associated with the partner that is being contacted. This is so that the Partner Manager always has visibility on each interaction happening with their partners (and so that they can understand which partners are sourcing and/or influencing their sales pipeline).

What if my Partner is not on Sales Edge?

Not a problem! Sales Edge allows you to message with any Crossbeam customer.

If your partner is not on Sales Edge, you can still message the Partner Manager at the partner. The Partner Manager will be alerted that they have a Sales Edge message.

The Partner Manager at the partner can then loop in any sales team members from their side to a “Sales Edge Reply Only” experience. The partner not using Sales Edge can only reply to messages and will not get any additional functionality of Sales Edge, including being unable to start conversations; they can only reply.

If your partner is on Sales Edge, then salespeople and Partner Managers can reply to and start messages with partners (based on the control settings set forth by the partnership team).

What is “Reply Only" Access?

This is the default role that all Crossbeam users will have. This is not a paid role and doesn’t give them access to the features of Sales Edge.

What does Reply Only do?

Reply Only, the default for all Crossbeam users, brings a user to a separate experience where they can receive messages from partners who are using Sales Edge.

Reply Only View

Paid Sales Edge View

Why does Reply Only exist?

Paid Sales Edge users need a way to message all of their partners from Sales Edge, and those partners need a way to receive messages from their partner. So, all have this default role of “Reply Only” so partners can loop them in.

What notifications will non-Sales Edge users receive?

Non-Sales Edge users can receive notifications in the Crossbeam app, letting them know they have messages waiting from partners.

Can a Partner Manager control sharing settings?

Yes, they have full control & visibility over each of their partner relationships. Partner Managers can easily:

  • View every partner interaction happening for their partners in one quick glance.

  • Control which partners can be contacted directly and which partners must get approved before the partner sees the messages.

How do I create a List in Sales Edge?

Lists are a collaborative way to interact with account mapping data. You can quickly create custom lists of account/overlaps and share with teammates.

  • Partner Manager → Salesperson: Partner Managers can create focus lists for salespeople.

  • Salesperson → Partner Manager: Salespeople can create lists for Partner Managers to help them on.

  • Salesperson → SDR: Salespeople can create lists for Sales Development Representatives (SDRs) to help them on.

Sales Edge makes it easy to take account mapping data and collaborate with colleagues.

What is Deal Navigator in Sales Edge?

The Deal Navigator is the best single view of your sales pipeline, designed so you can move each deal forward. This is the default page in-app for all Salespeople.

Certain filters are applied by default, and the resulting deals are sorted based on open deal status and the size of the deal.

Overview

Deals are listed in a sorted order on the right side of the navigator [1]. Your filter controls are on the left [2]. You can search in real-time using any custom string at the top [3].

Default Filters

By default, Deal Navigator only shows the most promising deals which deserve attention. This means the deals in the default view include your prospect accounts that both:

  1. Have a status of "Cold' or "Has Opportunity" and

  2. Are your partners' customers

It may feel a bit like magic, but the way we order deals in the Navigator is straightforward: We show you active deals first, sorted by the value size.

Deal Details

Each deal card in the Navigator shows you important account details, including the Account Name [1], your deal status [2], and your deal size [3]. Clicking on the Account Name will take you to that Account's details page.

You can also see all the signals [4] that apply to each account, and each partner that has account overlap [5].

Partner Deal Signals

Partner Deal Signals help you cut through the noise and gain important timing insights. Use them to determine which partners can be most helpful today and understand where your prospects are in deal cycles.

With the exception of the Recently Won signal (any deal that was won within the last 90 days), all of the signals are self-explanatory, and within the last 30 days:

  • Deal Movement

  • New Deals

  • Recent Activity

  • New Contacts

My Accounts

My Accounts gives you control over filtering based on your account status:

  • Customer

  • Has Opportunity

  • Cold

You'll also see a link that takes you over to Configure Target Accounts.

Show Accounts For has three selections:

  • My Partners (Default for Partner Managers)

  • My Accounts (Default for Sales Users)

  • All Accounts

Owner

The Owner field takes an account owner name, and will only show deals that are owned by that individual.

Partners

The Partners filter lets you control the deals shown based on partner account status. Often, you'll be interested in accounts that are already Customers of your partners for the best connections.

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