As with the former, the latter can mean a lot of different things. It’s important for CRM buyers to define what the business needs are behind a desired technological connection between CRM and CMS — and develop definition beyond listing “Website Integration” as a bullet point on a CRM feature requirements list. (more…)
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As the sales force automation and marketing automation worlds continue to converge, one of the issues that has arisen is a level confusion resulting from the fact that salespeople and marketers have traditionally used the same words to describe different things. (more…)
On a recent podcast episode in which Sam Biardo and I served up our 2015 CRM and marketing automation prognostications, Sam predicted that in 2015, mobile CRM apps will be broken up into multiple apps. (more…)
There has always been a tradeoff between how much information a website visitor is asked for when they fill in a form and the likelihood of the site visitor actually submitting the form or “converting” as marketers like to refer to the action.
In general, the fewer fields that a site visitor is asked to fill in, the higher the visitor-to-lead conversion rate. So, how can you ask visitors for less information on your landing pages and other places that your forms live — and then make up for more scant visitor-supplied data after the fact? For that matter, how can you enrich leads regardless of the source? (more…)
Before marketing automation became popular, lead scoring in CRM was a calculation based on user-maintained values in various fields. For example, if a salesperson selected “Hot” from the Rating picklist field, this would increase the score for the lead. (more…)
Many people recognize CRM as an essential tool for salespeople. However, CRM is increasingly being integrated across all departments within an enterprise. One of the key focuses of this increased integration is on marketing departments. Nearly every generation of CRM development now introduces expanded options for using CRM to improve and inform marketing efforts.
Marketing automation software has rapidly become the “other half” of many businesses’ core enterprise customer relationship management solutions, complimenting and integrating with CRM.
Unlike the market for enterprise CRM, in which there is a wide range of opinion about the perceived value of various enterprise solutions, the market for enterprise marketing automation software has a group of close competitors that each offer high quality products and all of which are well regarded within the enterprise community. (more…)
Salespeople love the mobility an iPad offers, while managers and support personnel love having as many people as possible on the same device. Homogeneity makes everything from security to CRM easier to manage. (more…)