Landscape of MarTech Vendor Directories

Customer Experience Matrix

I'm making a presentation on marketing technology selection at B2BLeadsCon in New York next week, and had thought to start with the usual Oh-My-God-There-Are-So-Many-Vendors slide to get everybody's attention.

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ISVs (Independent Software Vendors), Explained in Less Than 500 Words

Hubspot

In recent years, these platforms have built marketplaces where MarTech companies can offer their software solutions to the platforms’ unique customers, which has increased a lot of MarTech companies’ visibility and, in turn, their revenue.

It's CDP Time for Marketing Cloud Vendors

Customer Experience Matrix

But the fact that all three vendors are addressing the topic raises some interesting questions. But CDPs have been developed by relatively small specialist vendors, which many enterprise buyers are reluctant to consider. It's taken a while but all three vendors now acknowledge that a CDP must store its own data. Cynics might say it also confirms that software vendors define user requirements based on what their systems currently do, not what users actually need.

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ABM Vendor Guide: Differentiators for Result Analysis

Customer Experience Matrix

and we wrap up our review of sub-functions from the Raab Guide to ABM Vendors with a look at Result Analysis. Not surprisingly, most of vendors who do ABM Result Analysis also do some sort of Execution (12 out of 16, to be exact). It's important to recognize that many of the Execution vendors will report only results of their own messages.

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How B2B Marketing is Changing in 2018

Marketing Priorities Top Priorities for B2B Software Marketers in 2018 Methodology 4Not surprisingly, the top priority for marketing leaders this year is producing high-quality leads. online and through other channels before they actually reach out to the vendor. 1How B2B Marketing.

Rating the Crowd-Sourced Marketing Software Review Sites

Customer Experience Matrix

What began as a whimsical “ landscape of landscapes ” led me to realize crowd-sourced review sites are the most common type of vendor directory, accounting for 15 of the 23 sources listed in my original graphic. I sampled leading marketing automation vendors for different sized companies.

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Self-Serve is a Great Model for Vendors – and Customers

Modern Marketing

Self-serve is an effective, cost-saving strategy for software vendors. Both customers and vendors benefit from self-serve because it places the concept of customer value front and center. Let’s get it out there right away.

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Just Released: ABM Vendor Guide Gives Detailed Comparison of 40 ABM Vendors

Customer Experience Matrix

Some of pause was due to vacation, but mostly it was because I’ve been working feverishly to finish the Raab Guide to Account Based Marketing Vendors , which I’ve released today and you can purchase here. This was a huge project with the almost insanely ambitious goal of making sense of the ABM vendor landscape. What made it challenging wasn’t just gathering detailed information on 40 vendors but the variety of the vendors serving ABM needs.

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Guide to ABM Vendors: What's in a Complete ABM Stack?

Customer Experience Matrix

Yesterday’s post announced our new Guide to ABM Vendors , which helps marketers make sense of the confusing variety of ABM-related systems. I know you really want to learn which vendors do which functions, but, as I also explained yesterday, that's not a simple question to answer. Instead, let’s start with an overview of how the vendors as a group matched up against the sub-functions. The first obvious question is how many vendors deliver each sub-function.

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Top Considerations When Evaluating Enterprise Platform Vendors

Evergage

As a business development rep (BDR) at Evergage, I’ve watched a lot of companies go through the software solution evaluation process. Selecting the proper vendor can be daunting, especially with the exponentially growing number of software providers on the market today.

Best Practices for Selling to Government Agencies

Registration to get connected with other vendors. source, then there are other vendors out there that could. say that you are trying to sell an e-signature software. Well, let’s say your software can be used with touchscreen. the B2G market for that type of software.

ABM Vendor Guide: Features to Customize Messages

Customer Experience Matrix

Moving along with our series on sub-functions described in the Raab Guide to ABM Vendors , let’s take a look at Customized Messages. The Guide lists just a half-dozen vendors in this category. So the customization vendors in the Guide either provide customization to support a different ABM function such as display advertising (Demandbase, Kwanzoo, Vendemore) or have a broadly-usable customization tool they have targeted at ABM applications (Evergage, SnapApp, Triblio).

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Supply Chain Planning Software

Aberdeen

Aberdeen conducts extensive data collection and research on hundreds of software sectors. Our data and research coverage includes factors such as: buyer demand; buyer selection preferences; buyer perception of vendors; market share; and a range of end-user and buyer behaviors.

Marketing Automation Vendor Selection: Summing Up

Customer Experience Matrix

It’s time to wrap up this series of posts on marketing automation vendor selection, which were based on my November 10 Webinar with Neolane (replay available here ). I gave my own ideas about what the future might hold in Marketing Vendor Selection: Trends You'll Need to Support.

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Vendor Selection: Writing a Good Requirements Document

Customer Experience Matrix

Specifically, they can do two things: improve the selection process itself and look beyond features to assess the vendors. This post will focus on the selection process and the next will talk about judging vendors. But don’t think you’re writing the document for vendors.

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7 Questions to Ask Your Marketing Automation Vendor

Reachforce

Purchasing marketing automation software can be tricky, particularly if you’ve never utilized the software before.

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Microsoft Buys LinkedIn for $26.2 Billion: Get Ready for Software Vendors as Data Owners

Customer Experience Matrix

This is fascinating since Microsoft intersects with LinkedIn in several areas: Dynamics CRM software, Office productivity software, and Bing online advertising. It still feels odd to think of a software company owning a data business, although Salesforce.com bought Jigsaw (now Data.com) in 2010 and Oracle purchased the BlueKai and Datalogix in 2014. Microsoft surprised pretty much everyone today by announcing a $26.2 billion acquisition of LinkedIn.

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Raab Report: Financial Comparison of B2B Marketing Automation Vendors

Customer Experience Matrix

Since we do have revenue figures for the top four vendors, we can also look at their revenue per employee. But other marketers should also find them helpful as they try to understand each vendor's business situation and determine how well it matches the marketer's own needs.

The Biggest Gap in Marketing Software Selection Isn't Product Information

Customer Experience Matrix

My solution today was: Dear [First Name], A friend of mine who is building one of those "wisdom of the crowd" software review sites tells me her research shows that what buyers want most is "apples to apples" comparisons of product features.

Engagio Tops the List of Account-Based Marketing Vendors

Valasys

Engagio has grabbed the number one position among the top 20 Account-Based Marketing vendors deduced from 1,500 manager surveys, analyst opinions & vendor evaluations. The company provides both fast-paced as well as practical advice to their enterprise & vendor clients.

Marketing Automation Selection: Finding a Future-Safe Vendor

Customer Experience Matrix

Marketers can do a better job of picking their marketing automation vendors if they roll up their sleeves and work at it. But you also need a vendor who will support your long-term success. Here are some ways to identify a “future-safe” vendor.

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B2B Marketing Automation Software for Fast Growing Companies

Act-On

Today, let’s talk about what you may need in terms of B2B marketing automation software for your fast-growing company to achieve its 2017 marketing goals. With this new worldview, what Forrester calls the Age of the Customer, you’re going to need more than just email, CRM and marketing automation software. Another pushback from finance is to choose the “one check” option, meaning choose the vendor that offers the entire ecosystem so they only have to send one check.

Workforce Management Software

Aberdeen

Aberdeen conducts extensive data collection and research on hundreds of software sectors. Our data and research coverage includes factors such as: buyer demand; buyer selection preferences; buyer perception of vendors; market share; and a range of end-user and buyer behaviors.

The 19 Best iPaaS Vendors for Any Budget

Hubspot

In this article, we'll go over some of the best iPaaS vendors, so you can discover one that fits your company's unique needs and budget. Modulus Data has out-of-the-box connectors with most popular HR applications and softwares, including Workday, Greenhouse, Monster, and Oracle HCM.

3 Software Vendors I

LeanData

Elasticsearch: In the spirit of holiday giving, I wanted to acknowledge three vendors I love. None asked me to do this and none got a chance to look at this before I posted it.

3 Software Vendors I

LeanData

Elasticsearch: In the spirit of holiday giving, I wanted to acknowledge three vendors I love. None asked me to do this and none got a chance to look at this before I posted it.

3 Software Vendors I

LeanData

Elasticsearch: In the spirit of holiday giving, I wanted to acknowledge three vendors I love. None asked me to do this and none got a chance to look at this before I posted it.

HubSpot Ranked #1 Marketing Automation Software Vendor in VentureBeat Survey

Hubspot

The questions goes on and on, but fundamentally, the proliferation of players, products, and pricing options available makes choosing a marketing automation vendor a significant challenge.

When to Use a Proof of Concept in Marketing Software Selection -- And When Not

Customer Experience Matrix

“I used to hate POCs (Proof of Concepts) but now I love them,” a Customer Data Platform vendor told me recently. “We But, as the first vendor indicated, POCs have traditionally been something vendors really disliked. A similar definition applies to software development. Of course, software buyers have always watched system demonstrations. The cost of loading client data was the reason most vendors disliked POCs.

Doughnuts and Pizza Slices: Analyzing Consolidation and Competition Among Software Vendors

Customer Experience Matrix

Summary: One way to understand consolidation and competitive trends affecting marketing software is to look at systems across several dimensions: how closely they relate to customers; whether they are operational or analytical; and whether they support online or offline activities.

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The Top 10 Marketing Attribution Software Solutions

Oktopost

Some might shy away from this but a good place to start figuring out the right attribution software for your needs is understanding the right attribution model for your customer/user journey. Marketing Attribution Software to the Rescue. Attribution.

Benefits Insights and Analytics Software

Aberdeen

Aberdeen conducts extensive data collection and research on hundreds of software sectors. Our data and research coverage includes factors such as: buyer demand; buyer selection preferences; buyer perception of vendors; market share; and a range of end-user and buyer behaviors.

ERP Extension Software

Aberdeen

Aberdeen conducts extensive data collection and research on hundreds of software sectors. Our data and research coverage includes factors such as: buyer demand; buyer selection preferences; buyer perception of vendors; market share; and a range of end-user and buyer behaviors.

Looking for a list vendor? Ask these questions first

Heinz Marketing

Many companies turn to list vendors and subscription databases to build up their audience. But if you’re thinking of pursuing a subscription service for ongoing list efforts, do your due diligence—spend some time to find the right vendor that will meet your needs. First and foremost, it’s important to have the vendor pull a list based on your target contact/account filters and give you an idea of how many records they could provide. The post Looking for a list vendor?

Is Salesforce.com a Player in Marketing Automation Software?

Webbiquity

Salesforce.com is the cloud computing darling of customer relationship management (CRM) software. They have significant control of mind share in that space, and their legacy in customer service and sales force automation software is strong. Guest post by Lauren Carlson.

B2B Marketing Automation Vendor Comparison -- Here's a Sample

Customer Experience Matrix

set their own weights for the different scoring categories and do detailed, side-by-side comparisons of vendors they select. Vendor names have been replaced with football teams and the specific details are excluded. In case it’s not obvious, you can move the little sliders on the “Sector Chart” tab to see how the different vendors move around depending on how you weight different categories of attributes. I’ve been having way too much fun working on my new industry report.

Ranking B2B Marketing Automation Vendors: How I Built My Scores (part 1)

Customer Experience Matrix

Summary: The first of three posts describing my new scoring system for B2B marketing automation vendors. I’ve finally had time to work up the vendor scores based on the 150+ RFP questions I distributed back in September. Vendor strength will be scored on a separate dimension.

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Demand Generation Vendor Traffic Rankings

Customer Experience Matrix

Summary: Based on Web traffic rankings, new demand generation vendors with low prices are gaining market presence. Last November, after much consideration of alternatives , I settled on Alexa three-month Web traffic rankings as a reasonable way to measure the relative market presence of demand generation vendors. I revisited that data today, adding a few new vendors and dropping some of the very minor ones.

Simple Questions to Screen Customer Data Platform Vendors

Customer Experience Matrix

I’ve been working for months to find a way to help marketers understand the differences between Customer Data Platform vendors. The final list also includes a few features that are present in all CDPs (or, more precisely, in all systems that I consider a CDP – we can’t control what vendors say about themselves). Now that the list is set, the next step is to research which features are actually present in which vendors and publish the results. Vendor-neutral access.

Did Morgan Stanley just kill the single-vendor marketing suite?

chiefmartech

A friend forwarded me a report, titled “Software Is Eating the CMO Suite,” that was shared by Morgan Stanley at the Ascendant Network event for digital marketers in New York earlier this month. 81% have a higher tolerance level for more vendors. Marketing Software