A bad technology day, how we can collectively put an end to call center cold calls, Continue reading
CRM administration, the high demand for businesses analysis skills, what it takes to become a skilled business analyst, Continue reading
Unlimited Verizon data (sort of), Apple’s possible move from Salesforce to Sugar, IBM’s move to Salesforce’s Service Cloud, Salesforce’s use of IBM’s Watson to power Einstein, Marketo and Infor partnership, marketing automation system rollups, Infor CRM gets out of neutral, Windows 10 upgrade reportedly “breaks” Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011, Salesforce’s ongoing Lightning push, loyalty programs, rewards and CRM. Continue reading
Sam & Steve discuss Dreamforce, Infor Next San Diego, CPQ technology, Amazon EC2 & S3, Chromebooks, Vertical CRM vendors and LinkedIn as CRM. Continue reading
Steve and Sam lightly deconstruct the Marc Benioff / Stephen Kelly fireside chat about the upcoming release of Sage Life, a small business accounting application that’s being built on the Salesforce1 platform. This is followed by a discussion about verticalized CRM.
Sam and Steve discuss all the speculation that was sparked by Bloomberg’s report that salesforce.com “is working with financial advisors”. Zoho’s CEO speaks out. CRM product upgrades and rewrites.
Sam, Steve and guest John Kassar discuss the differences and similarities among Sugar, Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Salesforce.
After talking about Steve’s latest mountain bike mishap, Sam and Steve review their batting averages on their 2014 CRM predictions and take a stab at some 2015 CRM and marketing automation predictions.
Steve & Sam talk to Diane Berry, Chief Knowledge Evangelist at Coveo, about the present state and the future of customer service.
Diane explains how to make sense of ever changing data in different formats across different on-premises and cloud systems — in order to most efficiently solve customer issues.
Sam and Steve trace Infor’s CRM moves from the 2011 bromance between Charles Phillips and Marc Benioff to the recent acquisition of SalesLogix from SwiftPage.
Steve and Sam discuss Gartner’s 2014 Magic Quadrant for Sales Force Automation. Sam airs a few of his CRM pet peeves.
Sam & Steve review the year in CRM and make some predictions for 2014 without going too far out on respective limbs.
Steve and Sam are joined by Nolin LeChasseur of Brainrider for an insightful discussion about B2B content marketing and lead generation.
Here’s the video of Nolin’s Dreamforce presentation:
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
Establishing trust between a CRM consultant and a customer, the concept of a proof-of-concept, Steve pokes fun at Microsoft’s CRM video script writer, Marc Benioff and Michael Arrington lightly spar before delaring their bromantic affection for one another, the hackiness of CRM journalism. Hosted by Steve Chipman & Sam Biardo.
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