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Enterprise Software Chronicles: A synthesis of the rapidly evolving customer technology landscape

Brian Vellmure

I didn’t necessarily see ExactTarget coming as Marketo was the obvious choice to fill the hole, especially since Oracle scooped up Eloqua last December. Oracle is very uniquely positioned.

InsideSales.com Launches PowerDialer for Oracle at OpenWorld 2012

The Sales Insider

It’s been a busy past few weeks here at InsideSales.com with attending Dreamforce and now Oracle OpenWorld this week. We became a Silver member in Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), and this week we announced the integration of the PowerDialer into the Read more. Cool New Stuff Dialers Inside Sales InsideSales.com Oracle Phone Dialer Software Power Dialers Predictive Dialer Predictive Dialers SaaS CRM Dialer Hosted CRM OOW OOW12 OpenWorld 2012 Oracle OpenWorld PowerDialer

Updated thoughts / probabilities of SFDC acquisition $CRM

Brian Vellmure

Oracle – 25%. Oracle still the favorite, and most straightforward case. Though Oracle is dominant from a CRM install base perspective, their current CRM offering has gaps. Benioff as CEO would be a win for Oracle. Yet another company to integrate for Oracle adds additional complexity to an already monumental challenge. HP has been attempting to move more into enterprise software.

European courts allow online re-sale of Oracle software

Mukesh Gupta

In a landmark decision, the European Court of Justice dealt a major blow to Oracle on Tuesday, ruling that the software maker cannot block the resale of its software online. What does this mean for other software makers like SAP or Microsoft? How does the vendor keep track of who is the current user of the software? How can you track if a customer has made copies of the software? Business Model Microsoft oracle re-sell licenses SAP

Divergence at Convergence? Is it a Resurgence?

Brian Vellmure

Perhaps one of the largest announcements at the event was Microsoft’s pending support of multiple platforms and multiple browsers of its Dynamics business applications , a change in its strategy that has long sought to bundle platform, infrastructure, and software components together, exclusive of other alternatives. It’s not as simple as being fully dedicated to SAP, or Oracle, or Microsoft.

#1 Reason You Need To Automate Your Marketing

Fill the Funnel

Also, relationship building tasks cannot be done by a software program, an outsourced worker across the planet, or a nifty gadget. If you run a medium or large organization, you have a budget for the massively expensive marketing automation platforms like Pardot, Oracle, Marketo or Act-on.

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Campaigner Partners with AddShoppers to Provide Leading Influencer Marketing Solution

Inside Campaigner

AddShoppers integrates seamlessly with any eCommerce platform, including Magento, Oracle, Shopify, Demandware, and more. Campaigner is pleased to announce that we are now partnering with AddShoppers, the world ’ s leading on-site influencer marketing platform!

Want to get Sales Healthy? Get Up and Go Outside… (of Your Head)

Smart Selling Tools

Jill Rowley of Oracle : On the importance of clarity of purpose and passion. We’ll be promoting our free short-courses on Sales Productivity University , and producing an ebook of the Top Questions to ask When Building Your Vendor Short-Lists for sales software.

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Rethink Commerce – SAP to Acquire Hybris

Software Business Blog

“ SAP to Acquire hybris to Deliver Next-Generation Customer Experience” – the recent consolidation is reflective of maturity in key software markets such as commerce, and the need for unified solutions to tap into eCommerce growth across the globe.

PowerViews with Jill Rowley: Social Employees Should Connect and Amplify

Pointclear

Rowley, who oversees social selling enablement for 23,000 sales professionals at Oracle, earned her marketing handle during her previous decade at Eloqua. She spent six years in management consulting and 52 quarters in software sales. A lot of people don’t know how to use LinkedIn.

Five Important Microsoft Dynamics Themes From Convergence 2014

Brian Vellmure

The maturation of Azure and Office 365 is enabling Microsoft to bundle ERP software with their traditional productivity apps. Microsoft has solidified themselves as a strong #2 contender in most CRM deals, especially in deals outside of the deeply embedded SAP and Oracle install bases.

5 Marketing Trends That will Impact 2013

Sales Benchmark Index

Oracle’s recent acquisition of Eloqua for $871 million puts the definitive statement on this trend. IT related software and infrastructure needs for the new marketing engine are going to grow exponentially. One thing is abundantly clear.

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Brent's Social CRM Blog: Google, Salesforce.com and Sequoia.

Social CRM

I was recently interviewed by Lauren Carlson of Software Advice for a piece she was writing about whether Google will directly enter the CRM market.  I was recently interviewed by Lauren Carlson of Software Advice for a piece she was writing about whether Google will directly enter the CRM market.  oracle. Brents Social CRM Blog. Zuoras Tien Tzuo Discusses Life in the Subscription Economy | Main. | Yo Dog, Do You Have What It Takes to be the First CRM Idol? ».

Your Value Proposition Is Irrelevant To Me!

Partners in Excellence

There are some that want to impress me with their prestigious customer list, with claims of what they’ve done for Google, Microsoft, Oracle, Citicorp, GE, IBM and dozens of other companies. One said, “We helped [Very Large Software Company] grow revenue by 33% in 90 days.

The circus known as Dreamforce and the company behind it: A 2014 Retrospective

Brian Vellmure

” In addition to the art and music on display from the people we more easily recognize as artists, Salesforce does their own version of “theater” with software demos that are intended to inform and inspire.

If Hunter-Farmer Fails: What Next?

Sales Benchmark Index

a provider of software to simplify and improve business operations and customer communications. For Cincom to compete with 800-pound gorillas like Oracle and SAP, they needed a high-touch, high-tech approach. Turnover is a fierce headwind for leaders of Sales and HR. It is impossible to outrun the drag of vacant territories. Last week I talked with two Steves who faced this challenge and developed a sustainable solution.

Why Are Big Companies Like Yahoo Hungry For Commerce Startups Like Lexity?

Software Business Blog

In fact, the recent market news – the acquisition of commerce platforms – hybris (SAP), Order Motion (NetSuite), ATG (Oracle) – reflects the fundamental need for a new commerce system of record that is not CRM or ERP, but able to work across these front and back-end systems.

PowerViews with James Obermayer: Why Don’t Sales Reps Follow Up On Leads? The Real Issue

Pointclear

There are also so many automated software programs out there that marketing, especially, has become confusing for the average marketer. The next PowerViews will be with Jill Rowley of Oracle. We’re nearing the last quarter of 2013, and another year of sales will soon be behind us.

Differentiation, Dissimilarity, Disruption

Partners in Excellence

A great example of this is in the shift from premise/license based software solutions to cloud based solutions. It disrupted not only the software solution providers but also the systems providers. Recently, I was being interviewed on value creation and differentiation.

Brent's Social CRM Blog: The Cloud, The Drugstore and The Social.

Social CRM

They just published the follow up e-Book to that event, a Software-as-a-Service Guide for Leaders of Growing Enterprise. They just published the follow up e-Book to that event, a Software-as-a-Service Guide for Leaders of Growing Enterprise. oracle. Brents Social CRM Blog. Best One-on-One Conversations of 2011: Social CRM, Entrepreneurship and Connecting with Real Influencers | Main. Social CRM Mainstreaming Continues With Hearsay ». December 22, 2010.

5 Tips for Managing a Small Team

All Biz Answers

Many of the pop3 software systems available, including that which comes with Microsoft exchange hosting and Google apps, provide the opportunity to easily manage your emails and files.

Dreamforce 2013: What Salesforce1 actually means

Brian Vellmure

Is there really such a center of gravity that over 100,000 people would care to pay attention and invest time, money and resources in attending a software vendor’s user conference? This announcement immediately opened the door to questions about Salesforce’s recent announcements and partnership with Oracle, and Benioff quickly redirected towards the need for greater customer flexibility. Dreamforce is a circus. It’s a human phenomenon.

Ad Sales Blog: A white paper of mine hits #1 over a year after its.

Ad Sales Blog

published by The Customer Collective , and sponsored by Oracle, just became the most downloaded financial management white paper on ZDNet’s worldwide network of websites.   Download the study for free on the Oracle Website: [link]. Ad Sales Blog.

Brent's Social CRM Blog: MyVenturePad.com and SAP Present the.

Social CRM

I’m just coming back from Oracle OpenWorld (a post on this is forthcoming), where the most talked about thing throughout the whole week was cloud computing – or just “the cloud”.   It’s a free online event for leaders of growing enterprises who want to capitalize on Cloud Computing and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) to achieve their business objectives. oracle. Brents Social CRM Blog. Watch Live Tech with Ramon Ray and Have A Chance to Win a New HP Printer | Main. |

Brent's Social CRM Blog: Yo Dog, Do You Have What It Takes to be.

Social CRM

So if youd like to be an up and coming player (or is that playa) in the CRM/Social CRM software industry, this one is for you.DOG! But it bears some repeating: Small companies - at least in the CRM software related world - and that means social software world, in this case, too - abound. You have to have software that is commercially available by the time of the demo - that would be in August - again see below. Anthony Lye - Senior Vice President & GM, CRM, Oracle.

Brent's Social CRM Blog: Is Your Midsize Business Ready to.

Social CRM

For instance, CustomInk, a 300-employee custom t-shirt company, uses IBM Software for Enterprise Marketing Management, specifically IBM Coremetrics, to improve the customer experience and grow the business. oracle. Brents Social CRM Blog.

Who Is The Customer?

Partners in Excellence

For example, Microsoft, Oracle, and SAP are huge enterprise software companies. Some of you are scratching your heads. What’s Dave getting into? Aren’t customers the people that buy our stuff? Aren’t they the prospects we go after to convince to buy our stuff?

Brent's Social CRM Blog: Tweet for a Chance to Win a Free Dell.

Social CRM

oracle. Brents Social CRM Blog. HubSpot Really Is A Bad MoFu… | Main. Becoming a Smarter Customer ». September 28, 2011. Tweet for a Chance to Win a Free Dell Laptop September 29th. Sorry for the short notice, but this is pretty cool.    I’m helping the small business folks at Dell ( @DellSMBUS ) give away a Latitude™ E-6320 laptop (approximate value of $1,529). 

PowerViews with Dave Munn: The Transformed Marketing Organization

Pointclear

Prior to joining ITSMA in 1995, Dave held field marketing and sales positions with Oracle and Apple and started his career in 1984 as a market research analyst at The Ledgeway Group, now part of Gartner Group.

Brent's Social CRM Blog: One on One Back Story: Jeff Haynie of.

Social CRM

Apps have been somewhat removed from the traditional process of [software] distribution and maintenance, which has really helped oil the machine. Apps have been somewhat removed from the traditional process of [software] distribution and maintenance, which has really helped oil the machine.

Casual Drinks with Avangate ? spring edition | Avangate Blog.

Software Business Blog

Software Business Blog. for software submission. Welcome to the Avangate Blog, the place to hang out if you have a software business. Taking our lead from nature we hosted the second edition of “ Casual Drinks “, Avangate’s networking event focused on software publishers and their partners. With Gus from Nvidia and Daniela from Oracle I discussed being a good parent and the balance between family and work. Software Business (64).

What platform are you going to build your product on? | Avangate.

Software Business Blog

Software Business Blog. for software submission. Welcome to the Avangate Blog, the place to hang out if you have a software business. Recently I’ve been working on my next book – working title The Software Startup Success Guide – and I noticed that easily one of the most important decisions you can make as a startup gets practically no attention: What platform are you going to build on? Does your software idea play to that, or is it a mismatch?

Brent's Social CRM Blog: Cisco Dives Deeper into Social Media.

Social CRM

Cisco also announced Cisco Finesse , which is a desktop app that leverages Cisco Quad social software capabilities to pull information from traditional and social channels into a single, customizable view. Cisco also announced Cisco Finesse , which is a desktop app that leverages Cisco Quad social software capabilities to pull information from traditional and social channels into a single, customizable view. oracle. Brents Social CRM Blog. «

NetProspex Product Review: Powerhouse for Lead Lists

Green Lead's B2B Blog

Users can search on meta-data of specific attributes at companies such as what software system their organization is using, for instance Salesforce.com, NetSuite or Oracle. As many of you would expect, Green Leads consumes prospect lists at a rate that far exceeds most outbound marketing efforts. With over 30 clients running their appointment setting programs through us, having volumes of accurate contact names is essential to our business.

PowerViews with Andrew Gaffney: Tipping Points & Differentiators

Pointclear

Working with a wide variety of clients from tech firms to sports properties and lifestyle brands, Andrew has crafted successful campaigns built around white papers, event-based advertising and sales training materials for clients such as Major League Baseball, Canon, DuPont, SAP, Business Objects, Oracle and many others. Widespread Use of Outbound Marketing Among Software Providers. My PowerViews guest today is Andrew Gaffney.

Brent's Social CRM Blog: 2011 Small Business Technology Kick.

Social CRM

And the best way to make the most of a great laptop, is to have some great software running on it. I think the ProBook and the accompanying software and services should help any small business person get off to a quick start in 2011. Thankfully, my friends at Research In Motion have provided me with a brand new BlackBerry Torch to add to the ProBook and all the great business software. oracle. Brents Social CRM Blog. «

Sales Training Blog : Three free sales training sessions on selling.

Ad Sales Blog

The program was sponsored by Oracle Corporation. You can increase your business sales volume according to your desire by using KAP proposal automation KAP content presentation, and KAP document Collaboration softwares. Posted by: Proposal Software | March 27, 2011 at 02:43 PM.

Brent's Social CRM Blog: Social CRM: The #SCRM Accidental.

Social CRM

I had just finished a whitepaper on Social CRM for the folks at Sage Software and was looking try to connect with other folks interested in this area. And the hash tag made it feel like I already knew them when I met them face to face, like recently at the CRM Evolution and Oracle OpenWorld conferences. I had just finished a whitepaper on Social CRM for the folks at Sage Software and was looking try to connect with other folks interested in this area. oracle.

Ad Sales Blog: Three FREE sales training sessions for selling.

Ad Sales Blog

 The program was sponsored by Oracle Corporation. page flip software on BPA Testing New Metrics for Digital-Only Magazine Audit. Ad Sales Blog. Ideas and strategies to grow business. Archives. Profile. Subscribe. Videos. Testimonials. Digital Magazines. Training. Books.

Brent's Social CRM Blog: Ten MORE Minutes with Ramon Ray.

Social CRM

We cover a lot of ground in ten minutes, including: New GPS-enabled software called proTextor , blocks incoming and outgoing text messages and phone calls while your vehicle is in motion. The software sends all phone calls directly to voice mail and all texts are logged when the vehicle is traveling over a preset speed. The software sends all phone calls directly to voice mail and all texts are logged when the vehicle is traveling over a preset speed. oracle.