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Subject category: Marketing
Published by: Harvard Business Publishing
Originally published in: 2000
Version: 14 February 2005
Length: 20 pages
Data source: Field research

Abstract

This is a Spanish version. In late 1996, Manuel Diaz, head of Worldwide Sales for Hewlett-Packard's (HP) Computer Systems Organization (CSO), is reviewing the results of an audit of HP's enterprise customer management approach with the objective of identifying market and organizational opportunities that might provide HP the next wave of growth while further reducing sales and support costs. HP's current customer management approach, although successful, had involved structural changes that had forced a deep-rooted overhaul of HP's traditional regional sales approach. The new recommendations would necessitate another round of drastic changes in the way HP manages relationships with its large enterprise customers. Diaz does not want to put the sales organization through another round of changes unless he is sure they are necessary. He has to figure out if the organization is ready for more change, and whether the benefits outweigh the costs of implementation. The case provides a detailed review of the audit process and the findings. To illustrate a strategic sales approach to managing large customers in high technology markets.
Size:
730,000 employees, $20 billion revenues
Other setting(s):
1996

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Abstract

This is a Spanish version. In late 1996, Manuel Diaz, head of Worldwide Sales for Hewlett-Packard's (HP) Computer Systems Organization (CSO), is reviewing the results of an audit of HP's enterprise customer management approach with the objective of identifying market and organizational opportunities that might provide HP the next wave of growth while further reducing sales and support costs. HP's current customer management approach, although successful, had involved structural changes that had forced a deep-rooted overhaul of HP's traditional regional sales approach. The new recommendations would necessitate another round of drastic changes in the way HP manages relationships with its large enterprise customers. Diaz does not want to put the sales organization through another round of changes unless he is sure they are necessary. He has to figure out if the organization is ready for more change, and whether the benefits outweigh the costs of implementation. The case provides a detailed review of the audit process and the findings. To illustrate a strategic sales approach to managing large customers in high technology markets.

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Size:
730,000 employees, $20 billion revenues
Other setting(s):
1996

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