Act-On’s a Leader in the Forrester Wave™ and What That Means to You

Act-On

So, with that said, we were pretty excited to see Act-On Software named a Leader among lead-to-revenue management (L2RM) platform vendors in the Forrester Research, Inc., report: The Forrester Wave™: Lead-to-Revenue Management Platform Vendors, Q4 2016. “… What Act-On might miss in depth, it reaches in breadth,” writes author Lori Wizdo, Principal Analyst for Forrester Research in the report. It’s no longer just about connecting to a CRM or offering lead gen on steroids.

Oracle Attains Highest Score for Current Offering and Strategy Categories in The Forrester.

Modern Marketing

Forrester Research recently evaluated 6 top Marketing Automation Platforms in The Forrester Wave™: B2B Marketing Automation Platforms, Q4 2018 and we’re exceptionally pleased to share that Oracle is a leader in their assessment.

Sales and Marketing: The technology behind CRM

B2B Lead Generation

Tweet Customer relationship management (CRM) is defined a number of different ways. At the same time, the real engine driving CRM and keeping prospects moving through the sales funnel is technology. The first technology that comes to mind is CRM software, such as Salesforce.com or Microsoft Dynamics. However, CRM technology potentially includes multiple pieces including email software and marketing automation (MA) solutions. How does your company handle CRM technology?

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Oracle Attains Highest Score for Current Offering in The Forrester Wave™: Lead-To-Revenue.

Modern Marketing

Forrester Research recently evaluated 11 lead-to-revenue management (L2RM) platform vendors including Act-On, Adobe, bpm’online, CallidusCloud, HubSpot, IBM, Marketo, Oracle, Right On Interactive, Salesforce, and Salesfusion against 36 criteria.

How B2B Marketing is Changing in 2018

Gartner, Forrester, Aberdeen) 2 Sales tech (e.g., analytics, CRM, social media, email, etc.) 1How B2B Marketing. is Changing in 2018 Insights on Priorities, Tactics, and Challenges.

Lead to Revenue Management Programs: How to Invest and Select the Right Agency Partners (Forrester Report Review)

Fathom

It’s written for companies that are evaluating their investment options in a Lead to Revenue Management (L2RM) strategy , a term first coined by Forrester in 2010, categorizing the marketing processes involved from lead generation to sales close.

A Double Take on the Forrester New Wave: ABM Platforms

6sense

The Forrester New Wave report lists 14 ABM platforms that matter the most and how they stack up. Forrester says: “6sense announced its acquisition of ZenIQ on April 11, 2018. But the more accurate number is… lucky number 13!

Required Reading from the 10 Most Influential CRM Blogs for B2Bs

Hatchbuck

Whether you’re researching CRM options, or just trying to get the most out of your existing CRM and sales and marketing tech stack, there are a handful of experts who are the most qualified to guide you. Check out these posts from 10 of the most influential CRM blogs on the world wide web, and follow them to stay in the know. The CRM Consultant. This blog was created by Richard Boardman, who spent 15 years as a CRM consultant. CRM Switch.

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Insightly Pushes The Envelope With Their Upgraded CRM

Valasys

The CRM platform that builds lasting customer relationships, Insightly, announced on 13 th February 2019, the launch of a new and updated version of their product. The relative sophistication of CRM implementations increases as the rapid expansion of Insightly continues into the midmarket.

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Salesfusion Leaps into the World of Dynamics CRM

Salesfusion

Gartner Group and Forrester Research Group predict record levels in Marketing Automation (MA) spending and exponential growth in the field. Many agencies, firms and CRM solution providers already understand the importance of partnering with a MA Company. [one_half valign="middle"].

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Best CRM for Marketing Automation: Salesforce.com, Microsoft or Oracle?

LeadSloth

Forrester recently released a vendor evaluation for midmarket CRM vendors. If you look at Marketing Automation systems, the best supported CRM system is Salesforce.com. However, Forrester states that Microsoft Dynamics CRM may actually be a better CRM product.

Top 20 CRM Blogs of 2009

B2B Lead Generation

Forecasting Clouds ranked the top 20 CRM blogs based on their content, readability and frequency of posting. Here's a partial list of the CRM blogs on their list: PGreenblog and CRM: The Conversation – Paul Greenberg. Brent’s Social CRM Blog - Brent Leary. The Forrester Blog for Business. Destination CRM Blog –. Read Forecasting Clouds' Top 20 CRM Blogs of 2009

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50 Facts about online consumer behavior not to ignore

Biznology

Forrester ). CRM Magazine ). Forrester ). 81% of consumers research online before buying. ( GE Capitol ). If the goal of marketing is to reach the consumer at moments that most influence their buying decision, then understanding online consumer behavior is key for any business.

Real examples of how account-based marketing & selling is driving higher revenues on LinkedIn

Biznology

He has also created market assessments where he evaluated the positioning of market leaders in the CRM, CPM/BPM, BI industries plus many others. Many social media and social selling experts say “volume” is the key to success on social media platforms like LinkedIn.

Forrester: Understand and Drive Outcomes for Sales & Marketing Success

The ROI Guy

In a recent Forrester Sales Enablement blog post, Dean Davison reminisces about his years of selling technology solutions, and how today's successful best practices are so different than those of years past. Acronyms such as ERP and CRM were common, and the services industry exploded. We concur with Forrester's Davison that Frugalnomics changes everything. The original Forrester blog post can be found at: [link] _.

How Different is Small Company CRM?

Customer Experience Matrix

Continuing with yesterday’s theme of hosted CRM, two more studies have come to my attention: - Forrester Research ( www.forrester.com ) published “Comparing The ROI Of SaaS Versus On-Premise Using Forrester's TEI™ Approach” which concluded that SaaS (software as a service) offerings are clearly cheaper for installations with under 100 users, and competitive even up to 500 users. This study looked at several types of software, not just CRM.

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Email Tools and Forrester's Best & Worst of Email Marketing

Anything Goes Marketing

then check out Email Labs Email Marketing Usability Rating Calculator as well as the Email Evaluation Scorecard from Forrester (page 4 - provided by Responsys). In the Forrester report: " The Best and Worst of Email Marketing of 2006 ", there are some useful tips for email marketers. In B2B, the average score for the Forrester Email Evaluation Scorecard was -0.8 (10 A number of different ways - I typically see clients use the campaign feature in their CRM.

DemandCon: Why Storytelling Drives Demand Generation [Video]

Modern Marketing

Ernst, a Principal Analyst at Forrester Research , who spends the majority of his time talking to CMOs, dedicated his entire presentation at DemandCon today dispelling what he considers common myths of marketing. As a CRM solution, Salesforce has a relatively simple product position to sell.

Why You Should Invest In Inbound Marketing Before CRM Implementation

Hubspot

What should you focus on first, building an effective inbound marketing/lead generation process or implementing a CRM to manage your sales and customer acquisition process? The Purpose of CRM. 1) CRM Doesn’t Fix Bad Processes, But Inbound Can. Inbound CRM

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Social CRM: The Latest Evolution for Managing Customer Relationships

Modern B2B Marketing

The need to better understand online behaviors to convert leads jump-started the evolution of customer relationship management (CRM). With CRM, organizations benefit from increased operational effectiveness, easier access to data and improved collaboration.

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What is the Social Enterprise?

Modern Marketing

Is it all about social CRM? “The ‘social enterprise’ to me refers to a business that connects employees to each other and to customers, through the power of social technologies,” says Zach Hofer-Shall , an analyst at Forrester Research.

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CMOs Win When High-Value Customers Are Treated Personally Online

Buzz Marketing for Technology

According to a new Forrester Research global eCommerce report, e-commerce revenues are going to continue to grow in 2014 as customers’ online buying habits evolve.

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The Data Quality Crisis

Radius

Radius is connected to over 200 CRM and marketing automation platforms. When comparing the average accuracy of those systems to The Network of Record™ we find that 33% of our customers CRM data is useless due to inaccurate, outdated, duplicate, or missing data. of contacts in the average CRM become unreachable, 4.2% ” Forrester cited Radius as a strong performer in its 2017 Wave report on predictive analytics for B2B marketing.

Return on Sales Enablement: The Adoption Challenge

The ROI Guy

This weeks’ Dreamforce event, with some 135,000 attendees, brought home the enormous investment organizations make in their CRM solutions and sales reps. But also begs the question – is the large investment in CRM and sales enablement delivering an adequate payback?

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The ROI of Website Redesigns per Forrester

WebMarketCentral

Forrester Research makes a collection of its past webcasts on various online marketing topics freely available (registration required). Forrester's key findings from their website redesign research: By Forrester's standards, 97% of business websites fail to earn a passing grade for usability. For B2B websites: Among the companies Forrester studied, site traffic increased anywhere from 0-15%.

Live From SXSWi: Social Capital & The Hunt For The Magic Metric

Modern Marketing

The panel featured some sluggers like Richard Margetic of Dell, Bill Parkes of nFusion, Zach Hofer-Shall of Forrester Research and Michael Spataro of Visible Technologies. by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this. If marketers know one thing it’s that social media is huge.

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10 Must-See Marketing Takeaways From AdExchanger Industry Preview 2014

Modern Marketing

The shift is a result of the evolution of CRM, marketing automation, cross-channel analytics, and data management. Jenny Wise , Mobile Marketing Analyst, Forrester Research.

5 Memorable Takeaways From the Modern Marketing Tour Amsterdam Stop

Modern Marketing

Peter O’Neill of Forrester kicked off the day by explaining how consumers researching products and services online and expecting a joined up customer experience across all marketing channels is driving marketing today. by Sylvia Jensen | Tweet this Have you ever been to Amsterdam?

Personalizing With Purpose

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Posted in CRM eCommerce Personalization. This failure to integrate customer relationship management (CRM) activities with online visitor behavior is wasting a significant opportunity to transform CRM into Customer Relationship Marketing. The Path to CRM Nirvana.

3 Strategies You Need for Social Selling: The Non-Creepy Solution to Your Tedious Investigative Past

Sales Intelligence View

Afterall, 82% of consumers trust a company more if they are involved with social media (source: Forbes ) and 70% of B2B decision makers use social media to help make their decisions (source: Forrester ). Learn how to infuse CRM Intelligence into your selling activities (booth #2713).

Marketing Automation Done Right

Salesfusion

one_half] [one_half_last valign="middle"] [frame style="none"] [/frame] [/one_half_last] [divider style="simple"] Gartner Group and Forrester Research Group predict record levels in Marketing Automation (MA) spending and exponential growth in the field.

The State of B2B Software Reviews, Martech Growth and the G2 Stack [Podcast]

Ignite Tech

The online B2B software review company has built an impressive community made up of over 100,000 crowdsourced reviews from real-life users, then turns those thousands of data points into trend reports, a la Gartner and Forrester. CRM Marketing Automation Thought Leadership Uncategorized Use CasesG2Crowd is disrupting the traditional analyst quadrants.

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Gamification of the Sales Process

Sales Intelligence View

According to Forrester, gamers span just about every demographic. Social Media Tips Social Selling achievement B2B b2b sales CRM crm 2.0 What is Gamification? One of the trending topics in business is gamification.

The Perception of Sales and Marketing Alignment from the Executive Level

Salesfusion

Gartner Group and Forrester Research Group predict record levels in Marketing Automation (MA) spending and exponential growth in the field. Many agencies, firms and CRM solution providers already understand the importance of partnering with a MA Company. [one_half valign="middle"].

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Great Minds & A Great Time: Insider Summit 2013 Recap

Sales Intelligence View

In the second keynote of the morning, Scott Santucci of Forrester Research declared that the traditional four “P’s” of Marketing (Product, Price, Place and Promotion) have been replaced with “Problem, Patterns, Path and Proof.”