Return to work after the summer break and CCS have published the spend figures for G-Cloud & DOS from the Digital Marketplace. This covers the first 4-months of the new financial year (April – July).
I’m looking for an answer to the question “Is G-Cloud Working?”. In this first part I’ll be looking at the demand side of the equation and looking for objective evidence by comparing the period with April – July of the previous year.
To be successful on G-Cloud, you have to sell.
First you have to decide who you are going to sell to.
This article summarises some of the market characteristics to look out for.
There is a link to the free, detailed paper on selecting target markets in the ‘resources’ section.
An SME moving into selling to the public sector has a lot of specialist skills to learn and some baggage to jettison. There is a simple process to accelerate the whole thing. This article sets out a plan to quickly bring you to the top of the game without reinventing the wheel. It also has a note on how to stick-it to the competition while you’re about it.
There are roughly 140 attributes for SaaS products on G-Cloud which buyers can use to promote candidates to their shortlist, or eliminate products from consideration. Correlating attributes to sales success shows which attributes in general are key to buying behaviour. This article shows what these attributes are. Reperform this exercise with competitor and similar products to your own to find out what are the product differentiators that are effective in your market.
Buyers use Search on G-Cloud to find candidate products.
They also use Filters and may use Categories.
With 8,000 SaaS products on the catalogue – it is essential to get this right.
This insight article tells you how…