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What Salesloft’s Acquisition Of Drift Means

Seth Marrs February 13, 2024
Salesloft’s acquisition of Drift is a first step into marketing technology for sales tech vendors.
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Understanding The Real-Time Revenue Execution Platform Landscape

Seth Marrs January 24, 2024
Real-time revenue execution platforms strengthen prospect identification and digital engagement while also providing capabilities that ensure the best buyer experience. Learn more about how they can improve business outcomes.

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What I Learned About Sales Technology In 2023

Seth Marrs December 20, 2023
The past year was an exciting one for the sales technology market. Here are some of the highlights, along with a look ahead to 2024.
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What Google’s New Spam Protection Means For Sales And Marketing

Seth Marrs December 11, 2023
Learn more about the impending changes to Gmail and Yahoo spam rules, along with what you can do about it.
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Salesforce Now Available On AWS Marketplace

Liz Herbert November 30, 2023
Salesforce and Amazon Web Services recently announced that Salesforce will be available on the AWS Marketplace. Learn some of the biggest implications for Salesforce customers.
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Shift From Manual To Automated Account Planning To Deliver Results

Steve Silver November 13, 2023
I’ve been involved with account planning programs for over 30 years — first as a sales rep, then as a sales manager, then as a sales operations leader, and, finally, as an analyst and advisor. And in all that time, resistance by sellers to the process of creating and leveraging account plans remains high. Why? […]
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Conversation Intelligence For B2B Revenue Drives AI-Generated B2B Insights

Seth Marrs October 31, 2023
The recent evaluation, The Forrester Wave™: Conversation Intelligence For B2B Revenue, Q4 2023, revealed trends that help customers understand what they should look for in providers when purchasing CI solutions.
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An Overview Of The Current B2B Revenue Conversation Intelligence Landscape

Seth Marrs October 16, 2023
The COVID lockdown rapidly advanced the adoption of digital versus in-person communications, creating a significant demand for conversation intelligence (CI) solutions. CI solutions for B2B revenue allow sales teams to translate unstructured digital conversations into actionable insights.
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Salesforce Debuts New High-End Editions For Sales And Service

Liz Herbert September 22, 2023
As Salesforce quietly debuts a new tier to customers, the advice for buyers is simple: do the math. Learn more in this post.
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Apollo And Mediafly Funding Signals Renewed Interest In Sales Tech

Seth Marrs August 29, 2023
This blog covers the impact that Mediafly and Apollo’s recent funding will have on the two firms, the sales technology market, and buyers of sales technology.
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Clari’s Acquisition Of Groove Is A Milestone For Revenue Tech

Anthony McPartlin August 15, 2023
Clari’s acqusition of Groove cements the convergence happening at the core of sales tech and is a milestone for the market.
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Conversation Intelligence Is The Key To Unlocking Sales Productivity

Seth Marrs July 31, 2023
This blog describes how conversation intelligence solutions can reverse the seller productivity decline and increase win rates.
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How B2B Companies Will Win The Competition For Growth

John Arnold July 25, 2023
The competition for growth is fiercer than ever for B2B companies. To win, marketing, product, and sales leaders need to build a growth engine based on three fundamentals that are also simple, powerful, challenging, and achievable.
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Is Your Tech Stack Confusing Your Sellers? Help Is On The Way.

Seth Marrs June 26, 2023
The proliferation of sales technology has created significant potential, but the volume of new tools is confusing overworked sellers who do not have time to learn about all these new capabilities. Sales technology providers have realized this and are now building new workflows to simplify this process, making it easier for sellers to get the most from their company’s technology.
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Digital Sales Rooms: Hype Or Reality?

Anne Slough May 4, 2023
Like other business innovations, digital sales rooms are not a magic wand. Learn what’s needed to capture the biggest benefits — and learn more at B2B Summit North America.
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CPQ: Empowering Buyers To Buy With Omnichannel Sales

Robert Muñoz March 30, 2023
Learn how your organization can leverage CPQ solutions to win, retain, and grow customers, This blog will highlight trends uncovered during research for The Configure, Price, Quote Solutions Landscape, Q1 2023.
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Disruptive Innovation Is Shaking Up The Sales Performance Management Technology Category

Seth Marrs March 21, 2023
Until recently, cost and implementation complexity limited SPM solutions to mostly large companies with complex use cases. Our Forrester Wave™ evaluation covering SPM shows that new entrants are providing solutions using modern technology that disrupt the status quo and generate value beyond the most complex use cases.

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Beyond The Hype Of Generative AI For Users Of Sales Tech

Seth Marrs March 20, 2023
This blog provides an overview of what generative AI is — and what it is not — for B2B sales organizations.
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Is Your Revenue Tech Strategy Beach-Ready?

Anthony McPartlin March 17, 2023
Despite heavy investment in tech, many B2B organizations struggle to show related business impact due to implementation, integration, and adoption issues. It’s time for revenue technology management to be elevated as a strategic capability to drive sustainable business value from tech.
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Sales Content Solutions: A Lid For Every Pot

Kathleen Pierce March 9, 2023
The Forrester Wave™: Sales Content Solutions, Q4 2022, revealed a market that has radically expanded its capabilities, truly providing a lid for every pot. Modern sales content solutions (SCS) are multifaceted, highly integrated keystones of the sales/marketing tech stack and are table stakes for most companies past the startup stage. Providers are focusing their innovation […]
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