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About Sales Methods
A sales method is an approach used in the sales process. The administrator sets up sales methods and sales stages that represent the organization's desired sales process. A method may encompass every stage associated with the sales process, from prospecting to forecasting to closing deals. You can set up as many methods and sales stages as your organization needs. Sales representatives can then use the method most appropriate for their opportunities.
Sales methods can differ even within one organization. For instance, a sales method for dealing with complex multimillion dollar opportunities may include as many as fifteen stages, while a sales method of a low dollar opportunity may require only four.
Sales methods and stages are only associated with activity templates and assessment templates of type Opportunity.