Thursday, May 28, 2009
Well, it is fair to say that by Mid-March, we wondered whether the post-Lehman slump in confidence would ever bottom out. Steeling ourselves for a prolonged and painful journey through 2009, we looked forward to better times. And yet, here we are at the end of May and currently working through the strongest sales pipeline we have enjoyed for years. Driven by the innovative and new 3EX.NET eCommerce software, sales cycles, typically 6 months, have fallen to 6 days in one case last week. One wonders why there has been this sudden switch-on of energy within the market. Perhaps people shut their eyes expecting a crash that never came, or is this just a blip? Certainly people are still consuming and some of our clients have experienced double digit year-on-year sales growth in the first quarter. Who knows what economic weather system will pass overhead next, but for the moment, we are not complaining!