Spendesk is a two-year-old FinTech startup that provides companies with easy and efficient expense management solutions. As a SaaS solution, Spendesk simplifies company bookkeeping processes by eliminating the need for expense report and paperwork filing. The company’s innovative approach organizes and details companies’ business spending so that all expenses are tracked directly within the Spendesk system. Spendesk currently services 400 customers and is looking to grow and expand its client base further.
“Cold calling isn’t an easy task,” explains Jeremy Goillot of Spendesk, “Chances are, you will almost never get to the right person at a good time. If you’re lucky enough to get through, the guy you reach is not likely to be the one who can make a company decision. Manually working your way through a calling list is also highly inefficient.”
Spendesk recognized the value of connecting a successful salesperson on their end with a decision-maker on the client’s end. “It’s so important to zero in on the right person, and actually get through to them, the first time, every time,” explains Jeremy.
Lusha joined forces with Spendesk to create a new lead generation journey:
Jeremy described how Spendesk utilized Lusha to the utmost;
The Lusha extension gave Spendesk authentic email addresses, which immediately enriched their prospects. Spendesk could then send out customized emails to prospects and track whether that email was opened. If the email was opened three times, this was the threshold that indicated significant interest in the product.
Tracking IP addresses allowed them to gauge whether the recipient also visited the Spendesk website, specifically their pricing page.
At this point, the Lusha API really took things to the next level for Spendesk. “We did the background work and we identified who the interested prospects were. We didn’t want to lose the momentum by calling around unsuccessfully or trying repeatedly to get through with no results.”
The Lusha API streamlined this entire process for Spendesk. The API added direct phone numbers seamlessly into Spendesk’s CRM system, allowing them to reach out to their desired contacts directly. Jeremy continues, “We knew they had just been checking us out online so things were still very fresh. We’d already done most of the background to build the relationship, and sales could successfully pitch the deal.”
During that call, the sales rep can really explain what Spendesk has to offer. Jeremy elaborates, “With an email, there’s little chance that the person who reads it will make the effort to follow up with questions. On the phone, though, you’re in real time. The client can ask important questions and our sales rep can immediately clarify any issues with accurate answers.”