keeps the Sales Rep accountable

English translation: gives the sales rep continued involvement and responsibility

14:02 Apr 15, 2018
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Marketing - Business/Commerce (general)
English term or phrase: keeps the Sales Rep accountable
I am translating a text about how to make deals with potential clients.
Here they are talking about the onboarding process, but I think I cannot understand properly the meaning of the word "accountable" in this context.

"Onboarding primarily consists of tasks for other departments, but keeping a Deal in Sales’ radar keeps the **Sales Rep accountable** and can speed up the Onboarding process."

Does it mean "responsible" or "up-to-date"? How would you explain this sentence?
Thank you in advance for your kind help.
Eleonora_P
Italy
Local time: 09:51
English translation:gives the sales rep continued involvement and responsibility
Explanation:
It's a slightly strange text by someone with a less than perfect command of written English - hence the Trumpian use of initial capitals. And I assume onboarding refers to new customers rather than employees.
I also assume that keeping a deal in Sales' radar means keeping an eye on it and not forgetting it.
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philgoddard
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keeps the sales rep accountable
gives the sales rep continued involvement and responsibility


Explanation:
It's a slightly strange text by someone with a less than perfect command of written English - hence the Trumpian use of initial capitals. And I assume onboarding refers to new customers rather than employees.
I also assume that keeping a deal in Sales' radar means keeping an eye on it and not forgetting it.



    Reference: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/accountable
philgoddard
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agree  Hilary McGrath: Yes, responsible, so that if anything goes wrong (s)he is the one who is blamed/or has bonus slashed
2 hrs

agree  Tina Vonhof
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agree  AllegroTrans
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agree  NishantM
1 day 15 mins
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