What is the difference?


Marketing Qualified Leads

Sales Qualified Leads

What is it?

A Marketing Qualified Lead (MQL) is a universal metric used by marketing teams to measure the quality of leads they generate and pass to sales. Most marketing teams have targets associated with MQLs that include number of MQLs and acceptance rate, for example, leads that go on to become Sales Accepted Leads.

A Sales Qualified Lead (SQL) is a prospect that meets certain conditions as defined by the sales process. SQLs are middle of the funnel, having been qualified first by marketing or a lead setting team, and are now ready to be moved to the next stage in the sales process.


ƒ Count(MQLs)
ƒ Count(Sales Qualified Leads)

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Published and updated dates

Date created: Feb 5, 2019

Latest update: Mar 14, 2022

Date created: Mar 22, 2019

Latest update: Mar 14, 2022