099 Slackquisition

Salesforce’s acquisition of Slack (and Acumen), SugarCRM acquires its largest partner W-Systems, CRM vendors & leads, getting found for CRM searches, Creatio’s 24 hour event, low-code solutions, BA to developer ratios, Facebook acquires Kustomer, visual development tools & whether they are necessarily simple, the Microsoft/C3.ai/Adobe alliance, CRM predictions for 2021.

098 Wistia Adds Audio

An interview with Josh Johnson, senior product manager at Wistia, about Wistia’s new audio hosting platform for marketers.

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097 David Campbell of SugarCRM

David Campbell, Vice President of Product Marketing at SugarCRM, joins Sam & Steve to discuss sales, marketing, customer support, data, AI and the customer experience.

096 Muting Rogan

The west coast in flames, whether a podcaster should host the next presidential debate, CRM product news from Inforum, updates from HubSpot’s virtual Inbound conference.

095 Emoji Queries❓

Sam’s commitment to golf, the NHL and NBA bubbles, deploying CRM & training CRM users during a pandemic, using emojis for product searches, the most effective forms of marketing in 2020

094 Zooming Requirements

A moratorium on CEO interviews, iOS 14 & location tracking, an “off the grid” mobile option, marketers’ digital transformation, new Google My Business features, gathering requirements & conducting online workshops.

093 Meteorologist Backdroppings

Musings about online meeting technologies and how they’re being used. How CRM vendors are helping out with discounts and free components.

092 Adaptation

Sam & Steve talk about ways to adapt your sales and marketing to our current reality.

091 Work Distancing

CRM & marketing automation news and information for March 2020

088 Power Shutoffs & Parasites

Reasons for our absence—long vacations, Public Service Power Shutoffs and parasites. bpm’online becomes Creatio. More Salesforce acquisition rumors. Dreamforce ’19 report. Video outreach. Observations on Gartner Magic Quadrants. CRM industry maturity and commoditization. Accelerated release cycles by CRM vendors. Vendors increasingly aligning their offerings around analysts’ “three pillar” expectations.

087 Beta Blues

Sam’s iOS 13 beta testing blues, Gartner Magic Quadrant for Sales Force Automation, a variety of HubSpot to CRM integrations, declining website visitor conversion rates.

086 Rich Green of SugarCRM

Rich Green is Chief Product Officer and CTO at SugarCRM. Rich leads SugarCRM’s engineering and product management teams and is responsible for the product vision and global strategy of the award-winning Sugar platform.

In this episode, Sam and Steve ask Rich for his perspectives on CRM and his vision for CRM.

085 Widespread CRM Panic

Massive Salesforce outage, multi-tenant vs. single tenant hosted CRM databases, SugarCRM acquires Collabspot and Salesfusion, Sugar’s new quoting module, Sage sunsets SageCRM Online, bpm’online’s low code no code, citizen developers.

083 Seedy CRM

A discussion with Greg Martinelli about CRM in the agricultural business. Greg is an ag sales trainer, coach and speaker.

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082 Polar CRM

The deep freeze hits Chicago just in time for the bpm’online conference. Sam previews his talk at the conference.

081 Winery CX

Sam’s latest wine club, when & why Infor CRM wins, a look back at 2018 acquisitions, ContactOut Chrome extension, Wix gets into CRM, “CX” in 2019, CRM in email client sidebars, CRM AI in 2019, 5 CRM trends for 2019, bot backlash.

080 UX Darkness

Instead of show notes for this episode, we’d like to use this real estate to provide information about options for making a donation to victims of the Camp Fire.

The Red Cross and AT&T

Text CAWILDFIRES to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

NorCal United Way

Go to the donation page and select Camp Fire Relief in the “What would you like your donation to support?” field. You’ll have to scroll up in the drop down list, as the list is overcrowded with options.