KPI of the Day – Sales: $ Revenue from new business operations
Measures the total revenue generated from new services and products sales, or from new business lines & ventures.
To assess the sales effectiveness and customer interest in the new products or services.
Launching a new product or service is an important step for economic entities, often so for startups, but not neglected by established organizations as well. For startup companies, launching a product that is competitive is vital for entering the market.
For well-established organizations, modernization and constant adaptation to market trends are actions which need to be undertaken in order to remain competitive on the market. Even in the case of companies which do not operate in the technology sector, lack of innovation can lead to an outdated product/service offer and thereby to a decrease in sales.
It is recommended that at least 20 – 30% of a company’s sales comes from new products which have been launched three years prior at the most. On the other hand, designing a strategy mainly based on new business operations and which strives to achieve over 40 – 50% of sales from these sources alone, holds a great amount of risk.
Given this reason, the services/product portfolio should be based on both new products and well established ones. Thereby, it is important to highlight that innovation does not only mean developing entirely new products. To some degree it can be accomplished also by repackaging or repositioning an older product.
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