BANT is an acronym used in sales and marketing to qualify and prioritise leads based on four key criteria: Budget, Authority, Need, and Timeline. It helps sales teams determine the likelihood of converting a lead into a paying customer.  This is a method of assessing the quality of prospects and tracking them through the sales qualification process.  There are a few options available if you’re looking for an alternative to the BANT sales framework. The most popular alternatives are the CHAMP sales framework, the MEDDIC sales framework, the ANUM sales network, and the FAINT sales framework.