Getting started with RevOps

Jan 13, 2023 1:10:01 AM | RevOps Getting Started with Revenue Operations (RevOps)


Are you looking to get started with Revenue Operations (RevOps)? RevOps is an integrated approach to sales, marketing, customer success, and growth operations that helps companies optimize their cost of revenue and accelerate growth.

When setting up your RevOps strategy, it's important to remember that data should drive all decisions. By leveraging data insights and analytics, you can better understand your customers' needs and make informed decisions that will drive revenue growth.

In this blog post, we'll take a closer look at how to get started with RevOps and provide tips and resources to help you set up and manage your RevOps strategy. From understanding the importance of data-driven decision-making to automating processes and aligning teams across departments, we'll cover a range of topics and provide practical advice to help you create an optimized, successful RevOps program.



Revenue operations (RevOps) is a method to better align organizations based on strategy, process, workflow, data, analysis, and technology. 


What is RevOps?

Revenue Operations (RevOps) is an approach that combines sales, marketing, and customer success activities throughout the entire customer journey to accelerate growth and make sure teams meet their revenue goals. This comprehensive strategy aims to eliminate barriers between departments.


What's needed to align all three departments?

  • Agreement on metrics
  • Credibility and trust between teams
  • Defined ownership of the tech stack
  • Change management


Why was RevOps created?

Revenue Operations was created to enable business leaders to operationalize revenue generation across the entire organization, rather than relying on luck.

Historically, companies had separate departments without any coordination, leading to a bad customer experience, no data connection, and loss of business opportunities. Essentially, one team was not aware of what the other was doing, and money was being left on the table.

  • The rise of Revenue Operations came from a few core needs.
  • The importance of marketing technology has grown significantly in the business world.
  • To make operations in  Sales, Marketing, and Service more effective, it was necessary to unify them.
  • Customers demanded more practicality and customization on a larger scale for their experience.

These needs came about to address customer experience gaps, operational inefficiencies, and lack of insight into business bottlenecks and revenue-generating opportunities.


RevOps Benefits

After learning about RevOps, its components, and how to implement it in your business, what are some of the benefits? Due to its positive impacts on nearly all aspects of the company, you will experience many benefits once instituted. Here are a few of them.


1. Predictable Business Growth

With RevOps, you can have a better understanding of your business's growth trajectory. This way, you can accurately plan for future investments and new markets. Additionally, it allows you to quickly gauge whether your strategies are successful or not.'

2. Revenue Growth

Implementing RevOps will help reps become more efficient, bringing about greater revenue without needing additional resources. This leads to overall revenue growth.


3. Adapting to Market Changes

When your company expands, it requires some big shifts. Whether this transition is a CRM re-implementation or introducing new products, you'll need to back your team fully.

RevOps grants communication, education, and task management to make internal transitions without a hitch. Soft transitions minimize the danger of missing out on sales opportunities and losing time as markets change.


How does RevOps create focus?

RevOps has the following four areas of responsibility.

1. Operations Management

The operations management team is responsible for using resources efficiently to meet the goals of the business. These are the duties and tasks this team would manage:


  • Sales operations
  • Marketing operations
  • Project management


  • Business process innovation
  • Cross-functional collaboration
  • Project and change management
  • Sales planning and compensation


2. Enablement

As you know, sales enablement provides the tools and resources needed to help a sales team sell quickly and effectively. The enablement team in RevOps focuses on integrating enablement practices into marketing and customer success.

Every enablement effort adds to the efficiency of your business, your business will benefit from reps who are working more productively and efficiently.


  • Sales enablement
  • Learning management
  • Performance management


  • Onboarding
  • Coaching
  • Professional development
  • Continuous training


3. Insights

The data collected by the insights team will give you confidence in the decisions that you have made.


  • Business analyst
  • Data scientist
  • Database developer


  • Data quality and management
  • Data access
  • Operational insights
  • Strategic insights


4. Tools

All the technology used by sales, marketing, and customer success, will be managed by the tools team. Besides being technically proficient, this team should be knowledgeable in CRM and business processes.


  • Software Developer
  • Systems administrator


  • Evaluation, procurement, and vision of the tech stack
  • Integration
  • Systems administration


Getting Started with RevOps

Depending on the size of your venture and your business model, there are two methods of initiating RevOps.

Distributed capabilities throughout your team

When it comes to distributing tasks among your team, often RevOps begins with one person doing many roles. For instance, Sales Ops may also be assigned enablement and insights duties. As you scale up, these duties will become specialized roles belonging to the RevOps cluster.

Specialized roles in a department

Another option is to hire a manager who can unify the Ops roles and consolidate reporting relationships. This method is often the best choice if your business has more than a hundred employees since you probably already have siloed Ops.


Getting started with RevOps: Auditing strategies to grow revenue

When companies invest in Revenue Operations, the initial step is a comprehensive audit of their current activities and protocols. RevOps is typically responsible for accelerating what already exists. After establishing a solid marketing and sales foundation, companies usually bring on Chief Revenue Officers or Revenue Operations Managers.

To get the most effective results, it's important to focus on several key elements when auditing revenue operations. Take time to analyze your pricing structure, customer experience, sales processes, and even your data analytics.

You should also consider things like sales and marketing alignment, attribution models, and product bundling. By taking a deep dive into these areas of your business, you'll be able to identify opportunities for improvement and any underlying issues that may prevent you from achieving success.

The effectiveness of RevOps hinges on people, procedures, and technology. 



To have a successful team, it's important to become acquainted with the people on your team. You should meet one-on-one with everyone handling customer success, marketing, and sales. Furthermore, as customer loyalty directly influences revenue, the RevOps leaders should meet with the customer success group too.

Based on this audit, determine:

  • Where there may be siloed or breakdowns between different teams
  • How can team dynamics be improved and what do they look like
  • Ways to maximize employee performance by recognizing strengths and weaknesses.

Once these dynamics are clear, you'll be able to make specific tweaks to improve team dynamics and company performance.



Companies need a structured approach to increase revenue. Without a streamlined process for submitting Request For Proposals (RPFs) and onboarding new clients, you'll create more work for everyone. Therefore, assess existing strategies to identify where:

  • Great processes exist
  • Processes need to be updated
  • Processes are nonexistent

This audit will provide a roadmap for your team on how they can streamline their processes by using templates or actionable plans.



Grand View Research estimates that the digital transformation market will grow at an annual rate of 23%, reaching a value of $3.95 trillion by 2030, starting from the value of $608 billion in 2021. As businesses expand, there may be unnecessary costs and inefficiencies when it comes to investing in technology.

Failure to tackle these challenges can lead to companies lagging behind competitors, as well as hours of wasted employee productivity. As a RevOps leader, your responsibilities include:

  • Audit where technology spending is going
  • Examine competitor technology to discover any existing gaps.
  • Identify the right mixture of new and existing technologies to create the ideal tech stack.
  • Negotiate contracts with tech companies to maximize revenue.

There's no need to be highly skilled in technology to work in RevOps. It's beneficial to collaborate with a certified agency to figure out what the organization requires for progress.

If you want to take advantage of modern technology and drive growth in your business, you need the best Customer Relationship Management (CRM) available. You need HubSpot.


So, how do you know if you need RevOps?

If you don't have RevOps, you may experience certain symptoms. If any of these sound familiar, it's time to consider adding RevOps!

“We have too many tools!” RevOps solves the issue of having too many tools by combining the purchase, installment, and administration of tools under one team, helping your business save money and inspire usage with education and support.

“We need to fix our process!” Keeping up with the swiftly changing business world requires processes to be regularly revised. RevOps addresses this by bringing together all teams when it comes to formulating new approaches and providing instructional materials.

“We don't know what's working and what's not.” It can be difficult to determine what is and isn't successful, particularly when it comes to customer retention and gauging marketing ROI. Establishing a RevOps team will provide a comprehensive view of the company as a whole and help address any issues.


Build your Revenue Ops Strategy with Fine Media

At Fine Media, we offer comprehensive consulting services, from strategy and implementation to training and ongoing support, by their industry experts. We'll collaborate with you to create a vision, craft a strategy, utilize well-known tactics, observe progress and provide advice for continued success.

Contact us today to learn how we can help your organization achieve its goals.

Tumisang Bogwasi

Written By: Tumisang Bogwasi

Tumisang is a 2X award-winning entrepreneur and CEO of Fine Media, excels in driving business growth through expert inbound marketing strategies. Outside the office, he sharpens his competitive edge on the squash courts.