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How to Rise Above Today’s Economic Challenges: Equip Your Sales Force with Mobile CRM


In today’s tough economic climate, companies need their sales teams operating at peak performance. But traditional customer relationship management (CRM) may be hampering field salespeople’s productivity, with frequent downtime and lengthy sales cycles cutting them off from their managers. Learn how mobile CRM solutions can help speed up and improve the sales process, so your company can survive even the toughest market.

salesforce ideaexchange  Sales Force Motivation , Salesforce Ideaexchange , Term Sales Force Automation , Salesforce com Integrates , Salesforce Mobile , Sales Assessments Sales Force Development , Covering Salesforce , Salesforce On-demand , Sales Assessment Test , Perspectives on Salesforce , Custom Objects in Salesforce . Executive Brief There''s never been a time when you haven''t needed your field salespeople to perform at peak ability. But a number of challenges in today''s global marketplace makes it harder than ever for Read More

Salesforce.com Wants to Help You Transition to a Customer Company


Coincidentally or not, my industry analyst career started at about the same time that salesforce.com was founded, back in 1999. And boy, has the vocal cloud software company had an amazing transition over the years—once dismissed as a fad-like niche sales force automation (SFA) vendor with glorified contact management capabilities, salesforce.com is now a $3 billion (USD) enterprise software

salesforce ideaexchange  GE Capital leverages the Salesforce Chatter social networking tool (in part based on the GroupSwim and DimDim acquisitions) so that its employees, customers, and partners can collaborate with real-time feeds, files, and updates. Reportedly, the company has cut down in-person meetings by 30 percent via Chatter communities. 2.     Connected Employees: How do you sell as a team? NBCUniversal uses multiple saleforce.com products starting with the original Salesforce Sales Cloud offering and Chatter where Read More

Oracle Buys Another Cloud—Responsys


Responsys, Inc. announced that it has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Oracle. Responsys will join Oracle Eloqua in the Oracle Marketing Cloud. The addition of Responsys further extends Oracle’s Customer Experience Cloud, which already included commerce, sales, service, social and the Eloqua Marketing solution.

salesforce ideaexchange  companies like Oracle, SAP, Salesforce, and others are willing to pay to be competitive in the cloud. Read More

FinancialForce Professional Services Automation (PSA)


FinancialForce Professional Services Automation (PSA) is a cloud-based services solution that leverages the power of Salesforce customer relationship management (CRM) and Force.com to manage people, customers, projects, and financials. FinancialForce PSA allows users to maintain a single view of customers, use social tools like Chatter to tap into the knowledge of the entire workforce, and leverage system-wide tools to break down silos. Businesses can administer, customize, and tailor the application themselves or through a partner.

salesforce ideaexchange  leverages the power of Salesforce customer relationship management (CRM) and Force.com to manage people, customers, projects, and financials. FinancialForce PSA allows users to maintain a single view of customers, use social tools like Chatter to tap into the knowledge of the entire workforce, and leverage system-wide tools to break down silos. Businesses can administer, customize, and tailor the application themselves or through a partner. Read More

Content Raven Launches Marketing Analytics


Content Raven, a cloud-based file distribution toolkit that adds content control, security, and analytics to files, has announced the addition of Marketing Raven to its suite of products. The new marketing analytics tool aims improve content marketing, lead nurturing, and revenue opportunities by providing in-depth tracking data and real-time alerts on engagement activity.

salesforce ideaexchange  Hubspot, Wordpress , and Salesforce Marketing Cloud . Content Raven’s subscription-based file distribution toolkit also integrates with popular cloud file-sharing solutions such as Box, Dropbox , and Google Drive . Read More

Red Hat’s OpenShift PaaS: Traction Update


At the recent AWS:REINVENT 2013 conference, Red Hat made two announcements about its OpenShift platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offering. Red Hat has expanded its commercial public PaaS to 14 new Eurozone countries, making OpenShift Online available in more than 30 countries. Additionally, with this announcement Red Hat is lowering OpenShift Online’s gear/hour pricing by 50 percent and providing

salesforce ideaexchange  works. Breathing Down the Salesforce Platform’s Neck? OpenShift still has a long row to hoe to catch up with the market leading Salesforce Platform and partner ecosystem, which currently boasts more than 2,000 partner apps (in the AppExchange app store), with more than 2 million installs and over 20,000 user reviews. Still, a  recent Seeking Alpha article  talked about a possible write-off of risks for salesforce.com and its investors, given that some number of these start-up platform partners likely Read More

Inside the Age of Social Enterprise with Salesforce.com


Over the past several years, salesforce.com’s annual user conference Dreamforce has become a highly anticipated and entertaining end-of-the-year fixture for enterprise applications market observers. Well, Dreamforce 2011 was somewhat different as it took place in late August and early September 2011, but the vibrant feel of the event was no different. Indeed, in these prolonged times of bad

salesforce ideaexchange  and the unveiling of Salesforce Chatter , the company’s quickly maturing social platform and collaboration cloud ( covered in my mid-2010 blog series ), the overall Dreamforce 2010 theme was cloud proliferation as well as salesforce.com’s further diversification and expansion in new frontiers ( see my blog series for more details ). Dreamforce 2011 continued with the cloud proliferation theme (with new clouds such as Data.com and Heroku for Java ), in addition to the theme of continued growth: Read More

The Scribe Solution for Salesforce and Microsoft Dynamics GP: Bridging the Gap Between On-demand CRM and On-premise ERP


For years, organizations have had to settle for inadequate approaches to front-office to back-office integration. However, with Scribe’s component architecture, when a new version of Dynamics GP or Salesforce comes out, you can plug in a new version of the Scribe Adapter for the upgraded application, and your existing Dynamics GP to Salesforce Template will experience little or no disruption.

salesforce ideaexchange  Scribe Solution for Salesforce and Microsoft Dynamics GP: Bridging the Gap Between On-demand CRM and On-premise ERP For years, organizations have had to settle for inadequate approaches to front-office to back-office integration. However, with Scribe’s component architecture, when a new version of Dynamics GP or Salesforce comes out, you can plug in a new version of the Scribe Adapter for the upgraded application, and your existing Dynamics GP to Salesforce Template will experience little or no Read More

Social ERP Emerges, Transforms the Way People Work (Part 2)


In part one of this series, we looked at how and why social media capabilities are impacting enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions. We looked at the benefits of social media in ERP, social capabilities and features, and also pointed out that user adoption and corporate governance must be considered when rolling out these tools. This second post provides an in-depth look at the different approaches major ERP vendors have taken to integrate social capabilities into their ERP systems and provides some tips for users looking for a social ERP system.

salesforce ideaexchange  Salesforce.com and The Salesforce platform— The Salesforce platform and growing solution ecosystem on the Saleforce platform must be considered when talking about the impact and importance of social collaboration in the ERP market. The combination of Salesforce.com, Financialforce.com, and any one of the manufacturing solutions integrated with the platform, e.g., Rootstock or Kenandy, also provide a company with a full ERP solution. Salesforce Chatter is the social collaboration tool of choice for Read More

FinancialForce.com Rolls Out FinancialForce ERP


FinancialForce.com, provider of cloud-based solutions on the Salesforce1 platform, has introduced FinancialForce ERP. FinancialForce.com’s move into providing a broader set of ERP capabilities is not surprising, but the speed at which it has made the move and the approach it has taken is surprising.

salesforce ideaexchange  are tightly integrated with Salesforce CRM, and all the solutions work together in the same cloud. FinancialForce.com’s move into providing a broader set of ERP capabilities is not surprising, but the speed at which it has made the move and the approach it has taken are surprising. One might have expected FinancialForce.com to organically grow the ERP offerings with UNIT4 or perhaps partner with Rootstock or Kenandy to flesh out these offerings. With the recent acquisitions, FinancialForce.com has Read More

Bunchball Announces New Release of Nitro For SalesForce


Bunchball, a vendor of gamification solutions, announced a new release of its Nitro for Salesforce product. The new release extends Bunchchall’s game mechanics service organizations using the Salesforce Service Cloud. This release makes Nitro for Salesforce the only fully integrated gamification solution available from within the Salesforce Service Cloud and Sales Cloud. The product uses

salesforce ideaexchange  Release of Nitro For SalesForce Bunchball, a vendor of gamification solutions, announced a new release of its Nitro for Salesforce product. The new release extends Bunchchall’s game mechanics service organizations using the Salesforce Service Cloud. This release makes Nitro for Salesforce the only fully integrated gamification solution available from within the Salesforce Service Cloud and Sales Cloud. The product uses motivational techniques like goal-setting, real-time feedback, competition, and Read More

FinancialForce.com Assuring the CFO’s Trust


Last week, FinancialForce.com, the cloud applications company formed as a joint venture between UNIT4 and salesforce.com, announced the availability of trust.financialforce.com, a resource for customers that describes the control processes, security, application quality, and platform monitoring environment that underpin all FinancialForce.com cloud business applications. Built on the Salesforce

salesforce ideaexchange  applications. Built on the Salesforce Platform (a.k.a., Force.com ), FinancialForce.com applications inherit all the benefits of the investments made by salesforce.com in infrastructure, data management, controls, security and certifications including SysTrust, Truste, VeriSign Secured, Safe Harbor, SAS70, and ISO 27001. Offering an even higher level of assurance as a financial applications provider for publicly traded organizations, FinancialForce.com now provides customers a Service Organization Read More

Do You Want Your App to Talk Back to You (as a Chatterbox)? - Part 2


In Part 1 of this blog series I admitted to being a late adopter of a sort, in part for not immediately jumping onto the social media bandwagon. In particular, my initial reaction to Salesforce Chatter (a.k.a. Collaboration Cloud) was tepid. To be frank, Marc Benioff, salesforce.com’s flamboyant and engaging CEO, gave an atypically incoherent and dry keynote speech when he

salesforce ideaexchange  my initial reaction to  Salesforce Chatter (a.k.a. Collaboration Cloud )  was tepid. To be frank, Marc Benioff, salesforce.com ’s flamboyant and engaging CEO, gave an atypically incoherent and dry keynote speech when he  introduced Chatter at the Dreamforce 2009 conference . However, a few months have passed and this period has helped salesforce.com craft a much clearer message. In addition, Chatter has reportedly been used within salesforce.com’s own organization (as the largest  beta site Read More

Salesforce Marketing Cloud Unveiled Today


Today at Dreamforce Salesforce introduced the Marketing Cloud. The platform offers several capabilities that appear to be handy for marketers. Social listening enables users to gain real-time insight into more than 400 million social sources. Social content facilitates the publishing of content on venues that are close to customers (social networks, mobile apps, or Web sites). Social engagement

salesforce ideaexchange  Today Today at Dreamforce Salesforce introduced the  Marketing Cloud . The platform offers several capabilities that appear to be handy for marketers. Social listening enables users to gain real-time insight into more than 400 million social sources. Social content facilitates the publishing of content on venues that are close to customers (social networks, mobile apps, or Web sites). Social engagement allows for multichannel communication with customers. Social advertising enables marketing teams to Read More