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SalesForce.com Acquires ExactTarget

Volacci

The impact of the convergence of these technologies continues to grow, made evident today by the acquisition of ExactTarget by SalesForce.com. As companies move beyond marketing automation as a standalone product and into a more integrated solution, I expect SalesForce.com''s entry into this space to shine a huge spotlight on the integration issue. That was yesterday. Be awesome.

Good Question: How is Docalytics Priced?

Docalytics

For those who have spent any time researching our product offerings on our website , you’ve probably noticed that in some instances we’ve omitted pricing details. To publish pricing or not to publish has been a hotly debated topic in the SaaS world since the advent of pricing pages some time ago. Docalytics PricingStill not satisfied with the information above?

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Quantivo Offers High-Volume Customer Analytics at a Modest Price

Customer Experience Matrix

Support for multiple hierarchies and queries across hierarchies also minimize the price of making a bad decision during initial schema design, since even unplanned queries will execute reasonably efficiently. Quantivo pricing starts at $2,000 per month and is based on data volume and complexity. Most clients are using the system for customer data analytics, and the vendor has created connectors for SAP, Salesforce.com, Marketo, Responsys, ExactTarget, Omniture, Google Analytics, IBM, Microsoft, and NCR systems. These are exciting times in the world of analytical systems.

9 Criteria for Selecting a Social Media Monitoring Tool

Webbiquity

With almost 200 social monitoring tools (and new entrants still coming to market), available at a range of price levels from free to if-you-have-to-ask-you-can’t-afford-it, how does an organization select the right social monitoring tool for its needs? “Free&# is always a popular price point, but in the world of social media tools (as in many other areas of life), you get what you pay for. Salesforce.com ), marketing automation tools and web analytics packages. But how do you choose one? Range of coverage. Many include at least the most popular blogs as well.

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RightNow, Oracle and The Customer

It's All About Revenue

Most of the buzz has focused either deal size (more than 9x revenue) or competitive implications (particularly what the acquisition means for Salesforce.com’s Service Cloud). I’ll let the journalists, analysts and affected companies debate those two issues. Oracle paid a 20% premium (based on the company’s most recent closing price) – a signal that RightNow was “bought” and not sold, which begs the question, “What is special about the RightNow brand?”. Demand Generation Evernote Oracle RightNow salesforce.comMe, I have a different angle. The answer: the customer.

Genoo Aims to Shake Up Marketing Automation Market

Webbiquity

The company’s new marketing automation platform enables users to create complete websites as well as microsites and landing pages, automatically send emails triggered by specific actions, configure lead scoring, and integrate with Salesforce.com. Pricing starts at $199 per month for a single user and microsite, with no limit on the number of leads in the account, plus $8.50 per 1,000 emails sent. With a boatload of advanced features and an affordable price point, Genoo hopes to earn a spot on the shortlist for any marketing automation / lead gen purchase. Digg this!

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10 Insider Tips for Your Dreamforce 2013 Experience

Modern B2B Marketing

At 50% off the regular price of admission, the NightLife party is well worth the cost of a cab ride to Golden Gate Park. 7. Salesforce.com Here are our 10 insider tips on key sessions, can’t-miss parties, and local gems: 1. HAPPY HOUR IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD. First things first: Get the scoop on local happy hours. There are plenty of walkable spots to hit for a quick drink (or snack!)

The 14 Best Marketing Automation Tools

Webbiquity

Options range from fairly simple, moderately priced systems targeted at midmarket companies to sophisticated suites for enterprise users. Pricing:  contact vendor. Pricing:  $200 to $2,400 per month, plus option add-ons; the $800 per month “Pro” option is most popular with midmarket companies. Pricing:  free. Pricing:  $1,000 to $3,000 per month.

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Dreamforce ’12: Tap into Marketo’s Social Marketing Experts

Modern B2B Marketing

Join Jon Miller, VP of Marketing Content and Strategy at Marketo and Chris Roeckl, VP Worldwide Field Marketing at Fluke Networks for a frank, soup-to-nuts discussion on everything about  marketing automation, from the questions you should ask your sales rep when getting ready to buy a marketing automation solution, to the most utilized marketing automation features, and even information about pricing. B2B Marketing Salesforce.com b2b marketingby Jen Howard The countdown continues.  Enjoy! 1. Service Cloud: Self Service – The Ultimate Experience. – 1:30 p.m. 500 list.

SalesPredict Offers Highly Automated, Highly Flexible Predictive Modeling

Customer Experience Matrix

This is possible primarily because the painstaking work of preparing data for analysis – which is where model builders spend most of their time – is avoided by connecting to a few standard sources, currently Salesforce.com and Marketo with HubSpot soon to follow. Pricing was originally based on the number of leads but is currently being revised, with no new details available.

Mariana Uses Artificial Intelligence to Build Personas and Find Target Audiences

Customer Experience Matrix

Mariana has prebuilt integrations with Twitter, Facebook, Salesforce.com CRM, Pardot, Eloqua, and Marketo. Pricing for Mariana is based on the number of campaign responses. Can computers understand an individual human’s personality (and then, presumably, use that understanding to better target marketing messages)? But many of your marketing targets are less visible. How many more?

Infusionsoft: Impressive Marketing Power for a Very Low Price

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But most of us still assume there is a reasonable relationship between price and value. This is why it’s hard to imagine that low-priced software can deliver similar performance to mainstream products. The fifith core function, integration with Salesforce.com , is not provided because Infusionsoft has its own sales automation capabilities. If advanced lead scoring or Salesforce.com integration are show stoppers for you, then read no further. Infusionsoft pricing starts at $199 per month for a system limited to 10,000 leads and 25,000 emails per month.

Pardot Offers Refined Demand Generation at a Small Business Price

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Functionally, it has all the capabilities you’d expect of a demand generation product: users create personalized emails and Web pages with a drag-and-drop interface; track responders with cookies; look up visitors' companies based on their IP address; run multi-step drip marketing campaigns; score leads based on activities and attributes; and integrate tightly with Salesforce.com and other CRM systems. One other factor clearly distinguishes SMB from Enterprise systems, and that’s pricing. Pricing details are published on their Web site – which is itself typical of SMB products.)

Fliptop: A Customer Data Platform for Predictive Lead Scoring, Pure and Simple

Customer Experience Matrix

The one objective distinction is that FlipTop is publicly listed on the Salesforce.com App Exchange, meaning it has passed the Salesforce.com security reviews. There are existing connectors for Salesforce.com, Marketo , and Eloqua and it’s fairly easy to connect with others. Pricing for Fliptop is based on data volume and starts at $2,500 per month.

Bislr: A "Marketing Operating System" That Includes Marketing Automation As An App

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date from the mid-2000s and were originally built to feed leads to Salesforce.com. On the other hand, Bislr said it doesn’t synchronize with custom objects from Salesforce.com and it doesn’t directly control which users can edit specific marketing campaigns or assets. Pricing starts at $1,000 per month and is based on a combination of contact count and features available.

Terminus Offers Targeted Display Ads for B2B

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For many smaller companies, a suite like Adobe, Oracle , IBM , Salesforce.com , SAS , or Teradata isn’t an option and would be overkill if it were. Integration is currently available for Salesforce.com CRM, Marketo , and HubSpot , with plans to add Salesforce.com Pardot and Oracle Eloqua shortly. - ad inventory. pricing. Some vendors do this better than others.

IBM May Buy Silverpop: B2B Marketing Automation and B2C Email Would Be Great Fit

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The other enterprise-level B2C email vendors ( ExactTarget , Responsys ) have already been bought at wondrously high prices, and every B2B marketing automation vendor I talk to tells me that potential investors are approaching them constantly. The only surprise in this deal is the price, rumored to be about $270 million or 3x revenue. In general, the market seems to reward growth over profitability, so these results may depress their price somewhat. The company’s mix of B2B and B2C clients may also confuse potential buyers and drive down the price a bit.

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Next-Generation Marketing Automation Systems Target Small Business

Customer Experience Matrix

The new entrants are clustered towards the small business end of the market, where they see an opportunity for simpler systems at lower prices than existing market leaders. nurture campaigns), and share leads with a CRM system like Salesforce.com. System pricing starts at $99 per month for up to 1,000 contacts; a system with 15,000 contacts costs $499 per month. Among U.S-based

More New Systems Challenge the Marketing Automation Status Quo

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It also provides the rest of the standard marketing automation functions, including landing pages and microsites, Web behavior tracking, lead scoring, and integration with Salesforce.com. Pricing is based on the number of contacts and messages sent; it starts at $500 per month for corporate users with up to 10,000 contacts. Although this approach is popular, there are others.

ICON16: How Infusionsoft Plans To Dominate Small Business Marketing (and Make Life Better For Small Businesses Everywhere)

Customer Experience Matrix

Keywords alone have major limits – “price is too high” “price is a bargain” or “what’s your price” would all trigger the same reply if the system simply looks for the word “price”. ThinkingChat adds a bit more flexibility by letting users use a keyword to direct the dialog to different collections of keywords and answers, for example to give prices for different products if a product name is mentioned first.It One possible inference is that Infusionsoft would need a much lower-priced offering to reach that many customers. million $1.6 billion.

New Marketing Automation Options for Small Business in the VEST Report

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Pricing starts at $99 per month for one user and 2,500 contacts and reaches $199 per month for three users and 10,000 contacts. With a $500 per month starting price, it is targeted at small to mid-size businesses but not at the most tiny. Pricing is based on the number of contacts in the database, with unlimited users, emails, and page views. Here are thumbnails of the others.

LeadLiaison Helps Marketing Automation Users Break the Content Bottleneck

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The most impressive feature is an outsourced content creation service, which lets marketers build an online creative brief for a particular item and then send it to a network of writers who agree to produce it for a fixed price in a few days. Salespeople can also send through Gmail , Salesforce.com , or Microsoft Dynamics CRM. Zapier connector supports integration with other systems.

Brightfunnel Gives B2B Marketers Self-Service Revenue Attribution

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Brightfunnel reads lead, account, and opportunity data from Salesforce.com and supplies missing connections based on things like company name. Since Salesforce.com can also capture lead source (i.e., Pricing runs from $35,000 to $80,000 per year based on system modules and number of users. In fact, B2B marketers face several challenges on the road to perfect attribution.

5 Common Content Syndication Mistakes

The Point

Sure, you can, in essence, “buy” leads that meet your demographic criteria for a fixed price – but the price you pay, the quality of those leads, and the pace at which they arrive, all vary widely. If you offer a white paper on “Salesforce.com Success Tips” you’ll attract users of Salesforce.com. And yet content syndication is no slam dunk. Excessive Use of Filters.

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Hive9 Marketing Performance Management Includes Customer Journey Optimization

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Integration with Oracle Eloqua and Salesforce.com lets a new tactic automatically create a corresponding campaign in either system. Standard integrations are available for Salesforce.com, Oracle Eloqua, Marketo , Google Analytics , Adobe Marketing Analytics , and other systems. Hive9 modules are priced separately. What the heck does that last sentence mean? It’s bright. Bright.

How to Set Up a Promoted Tweet Campaign Targeting Keywords

NuSpark

Keep in mind, pricing is based on “pay-per-engagement” meaning a click, or a retweet, or the action of gaining a follower will charge your account.  . Keyword target examples: manage contacts, new CRM, Salesforce.com, lead management, sales tools, sales management. Below is a video of how it works. click bottom right to enlarge).  .  . Strategy for Advertisers.  . Retail.  .

Vocus Purchased by Private Equity Firm GTCR: This Could Be Interesting

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million in cash, a premium of 48% over their stock market price. It’s still a modest multiple of 2.4 x revenue, compared with the 6 to 7 x multiples paid for ExactTarget and Responsys by Salesforce.com and Oracle and the 14 x that Marketo commands in the stock market. I can think of several reasons for the discrepancy: GTCR isn’t a big software company looking to fill out an existing marketing suite; Vocus sells mostly to small business, not enterprises; Vocus hasn''t created enough buzz. Salesforce.com synch is bi-directional and works with lead and contact records.

ReachForce Buys SetLogik: One-Stop-Shopping for B2B Marketing Data Plus Database

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The name is frightfully generic, but the key points are: cloud-based system, making it easy to deploy comprehensive customer view including data from marketing automation, CRM, transaction systems, and ReachForce’s own sources continuously updated and cleansed connectors available for Salesforce.com, Eloqua, and Marketo In other words, the ReachForce solution supplements rather than replaces your marketing automation or CRM database. Pricing is based on data volume, whether the client wants a one-time append or continuous cleaning, and on the data sources included. Everybody wins!

Engagio Goes Beyond Account Based Marketing to Unify Marketing, Sales, and Service

Customer Experience Matrix

Like Engagio’s earlier analytics products, PlayMaker starts by pulling data from Salesforce.com CRM and attaching leads to accounts. Pricing will be based on the number of unique "account owners" (as shown in the CRM system) and users. Maybe you think Account Based Marketing is utterly revolutionary or maybe you think it’s nothing new at all. Or maybe, like me, you’ve decided that getting marketers to think in terms of accounts is a modest but real change whose true significance is that it finally aligns marketers with how the way salespeople have worked all along. But I digress.

42 B2B Marketing Acronyms and Abbreviations

Digital B2B Marketing

May refer to paid search or other CPC priced media programs. The most common pricing model for online banner advertising. Used for pricing email, telemarketing or postal list rentals or purchases. Used both as a pricing model for lead generation media buys and as a performance measurement to compare the cost of leads from various sources. Salesforce.com.

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Dreamforce Cheatsheet for Sales Pros

Lead411

Aaron Ross, a former Sales Director at salesforce.com, helps companies speed up revenue growth and get off the revenue rollercoaster. General. Attire : Business casual – Don’t forget to wear comfortable shoes. Weather : San Francisco 10-Day – It’s usually awesome in October. Getting Around : Dreamforce Travel Map – Uber – Lyft. Mon 6:00 PM. Mon 8:00 PM.

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Lytics Adds Marketing Recommendations to a Customer Data Platform

Customer Experience Matrix

Execution systems on the list include Salesforce.com, Marketo, Eloqua, Act-On, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Demandware, Optimizely, Adobe Target, and most major email providers. McDermot and I didn''t discuss pricing but you can be sure it was in the five or six figures. Pricing is based on the number of customer profiles and channels managed and includes all the existing connectors.

Marketo Spark Targets Small Business Marketing Automation

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So the news here is price. In other words, this is a price cut. HubSpot and Act-On have similar pricing to Spark, while Pardot runs a bit higher. Whether Marketo actually makes any money at this price is questionable. If Marketo simply wanted to lower its entry price, why bother to create a new brand? One reason is to try to avoid cannibalizing sales of its other, higher-priced editions. Those vendors have starting prices around $300 per month and offer built-in shopping carts and CRM. That’s all fine and should work.

eTrigue Puts a New Interface on Mature Marketing Automation Features

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With mature features and a $1,000 per month starting price, the system is worth a look. But pricing of DemandCenter is actually lower than most vendors in that segment, starting at $1,000 per month for a 10,000 name database. It's priced at $500 per month for 10 users. Bear in mind that’s a two-part proposition. The answer is a definite…maybe. How much does it really matter?