Cheap MacBook upgrade, Apple’s port reduction, Yathit for Sugar and Gmail, Microsoft’s big win over Salesforce, Wells Fargo’s sales compensation plan “glitch”, autonomous selling, AI-powered CRM.
Steve & John discuss Convergence 2015, InsideSales, ProsperWorks, HubSpot CRM and Larry Ellison.
Sam, Steve and guest John Kassar discuss the differences and similarities among Sugar, Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Salesforce.
Glenn Lehner of LinkPoint360 and Brandon Bruce of CirrusPath, publishers of Cirrus Insight, join Steve and Sam to discuss an assortment of topics around email client to CRM integration.
Sam reports in from the SwiftPage partner conference in Scottsdale, AZ; the latest on SalesLogix and ACT!; Contatta’s low-key, guerilla partner marketing; the pros and cons of mix and matchable CRM licenses; Google Apps vs. Office 365; the latest from Nimble; the commoditization of CRM
Why CRM data migration is more complex than most people naturally assume, what’s wrong with CRM RFPs, A Sugar competitive advantage, Microsoft’s reimagined UI, Salesforce’s seamless upgrades. Hosts: Steve Chipman and Sam Biardo
Steve outlines a seven step CRM buying process, Sam explains the value of riding along with a sales rep, present state vs. future state, why to avoid RFPs, SAP misses earnings target, Microsoft announces new pricing for Dynamics CRM. Hosts: Steve Chipman and Sam Biardo
Contatta gets more money, Salesforce leapfrogs SAP, 63% of CRM initiatives fail (really?), G2 Crowd ratings, why you should plan your CRM implementation, Gene Marks covers “11 Terrible CRM Systems” for Forbes. Hosts: Steve Chipman & Sam Biardo