Kate Leggett

VP, Principal Analyst serving Application Development & Delivery PROFESSIONALS

Kate serves Application Development & Delivery Professionals. She is a leading expert on customer relationship management (CRM) and customer service strategies, maturity, benchmarking, governance, and ROI. She is an accomplished public speaker and frequently presents at industry events such as CRM Evolution. She has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes magazine, and industry publications such as CRM Magazine, KM World, and Destination CRM.

Previous Work Experience

Kate has extensive industry experience, with more than 10 years of leadership at CRM and customer service software companies, where she held senior product marketing and product management roles. She is also a published author on customer service trends and best practices.

Education

Kate earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto and a Master of Science from the University of Pennsylvania.

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  • Past 18 months
  • Sales Enablement
  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:Partner Loyalty Metrics That Matter

    Performance Management: The Channel Partner Loyalty Playbook

    Program performance management is about systematic measurement and relentless adjustment, in this case, of your channel partner loyalty program. The first step for sales enablement professionals in...

    • Downloads: 355
  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:Elevate Your Sales Training Impact With A Strategic Framework

    Introducing Forrester's Sales Training Solution Framework

    Buyers command more power in the marketplace than ever before, and consequently they have greater expectations for sales reps they meet with. Sellers who do not understand and cannot help solve their...

    • Downloads: 160
  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:Using Selling Objectives To Corral Random Acts Of Sales Support

    Simplify Sales Content, Tools, And Training By Developing A Common Organizing Framework

    In an effort to improve the productivity of the sales force and drive more revenue, business-to-business (B2B) companies are inadvertently making it harder for individual salespeople to do their...

    • Downloads: 177
  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:The Selling System In The Age Of The Customer

    Part One: Illuminating The Gap Between Strategy And Execution

    The age of the customer is upon us. Buyers are more demanding, informed, value sensitive, and have more choices available to them than at any other point in history. As executive leaders drive...

    • Downloads: 338
  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:Buyer Role Profile: Application Manager

    This report is designed to give sales enablement professionals an introduction to the application manager role, as well as an overview of the general concerns facing people in this position. The...

    • Downloads: 91
  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:Tap Resources To Optimize Partner Loyalty

    Organization: The Channel Partner Loyalty Playbook

    This report maps out the range of stakeholders within your organization whom you will work with, and work for, in executing the channel partner loyalty playbook. It is designed to help sales...

    • Downloads: 290
  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Salesperson Development Tool — Master

    Understanding The Characteristics Of Your Sales Messengers

    Successfully engaging with today's business buyers — from procurement professionals to executive buyers and their teams — requires different combinations of seller competencies. The...

    • Downloads: 21
  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:Case Study: SAP Simplifies Its Pricing

    SAP's Pricing Team Standardizes On Fewer Metrics While Better Aligning Licensing With Business Value

    Forrester recently published our software pricing and licensing best practices to help software company sales enablement (SE) professionals to decide how to package software into price list products,...

    • Downloads: 116
  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:Foster Channel Partner Loyalty For Competitive Advantage

    Executive Overview: The Channel Partner Loyalty Playbook

    Business-to-business (B2B) vendors have long understood the power of channels and wielded their channel networks as competitive weapons. But the channel ecosystem is undergoing dramatic changes, and...

    • Downloads: 457
  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:Do Your Salespeople Meet Your Buyers' Needs?

    Introducing The Forrester Salesperson Development Tool

    The characteristics of a successful salesperson are no longer easily identified or developed. As buyers' expectations increase, sales leaders require a new approach to salesperson development. The...

    • Downloads: 90
  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:How Prepared Do Sales Reps Think They Are?

    As a leader responsible for delivering content or programs to prepare salespeople to have successful sales conversations, there are some important things you should know about the perspectives of...

    • Downloads: 181
  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:Score Your Partner Program For Loyalty

    Assessment: The Channel Partner Loyalty Playbook

    To determine how well your partner program is performing today, and set a baseline for what to improve moving forward, measuring all the significant activity you put into building channel loyalty is...

    • Downloads: 322
  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:Enabling Value-Added Resellers In Asia Pacific

    Support Your Channel Partners' Services-Driven Transformation

    IT resellers in Asia Pacific (AP) are being affected by technological disruptions and changing IT consumption models. Selling hardware and software alone is no longer the most profitable business...

    • Downloads: 130
  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:Tip The Balance From Reference Customers To Advocates

    Capture Buyer Satisfaction And Enthusiasm Earlier

    Most business-to-business (B2B) marketing budgets have a significant and recurring line item entitled "customer reference program," which involves extensive spending and effort so the sales force and...

    • Downloads: 241
  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:Make The Case For Partner Loyalty Investment

    Business Case: The Channel Partner Loyalty Playbook

    Partners will remain loyal to a vendor to the extent that the vendor relationship helps them achieve their business goals. The strength of this partner-vendor relationship is determined by multiple...

    • Downloads: 275
  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:What Do Executive Buyers Find Valuable?

    Your buyers have changed, and there are some things you should know about them if you expect to get any money out of their wallets. If you are a sales, marketing, product, or other leader with...

    • Downloads: 197
  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:Marketing Automation Success With European Companies

    Who's Hot In Europe? Local Vendor Innovations Thrive

    Wake up, sales enablement professionals, especially those of you in North America. Many of you in firms with marketing automation solutions have not yet seriously set up shop in Europe because you...

    • Downloads: 201
  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:Asia Pacific Tech Distributors' Business Confidence Is Waning

    Technology distributors are an integral part of the tech value chain in Asia Pacific and command a key role in the partner ecosystem of most tech vendors. To assess the health of the tech industry in...

    • Downloads: 36
  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:The Sales Enablement Execution Landscape

    A Framework To Organize Sales Enablement Suppliers And Solutions

    Sales enablement professionals — and their partners in sales, marketing, training, and product groups — are under constant pressure to deliver greater impact in their support of sales...

    • Downloads: 237
  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:Valuable Message Development For B2B Marketing In The Context of Sales Enablement

    Introducing Forrester's Message Framework For Content Creation And Audit

    The starting point for creating valuable content is a framework of your buyers' varying information needs across their journey — from recognizing that they have a problem to settling on how to...

    • Downloads: 313
  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:Channel Partner Loyalty Capabilities Assessment

    Forrester's Channel Partner Loyalty Capabilities Assessment is a tool that illustrates and scores the seven critical program elements that contribute to channel partner loyalty.

    • Downloads: 57
  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:Improve Sales Hiring With Better Use Of Technology And Analytics

    To keep pace with the growing expectations of executive decision-makers and other people involved in buying business products and services, sales enablement professionals must improve their capacity...

    • Downloads: 68
  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Salesperson Hiring Tool — Candidate Self-Assessment

    The candidate self-assessment in the Forrester Salesperson Hiring Tool for sales enablement professionals provides sales candidates with the opportunity to think about and identify how they sell to...

    • Downloads: 20
  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:Improve Pipeline Health By Scoring Opportunities Through The Customer's Lens

    How To Methodically Gauge Buyer-Perceived Value

    As sales forces increasingly suffer from unhealthy pipelines, the usual prescription for more activity is actually contributing to the problem. Sales managers attribute lagging sales productivity to...

    • Downloads: 79
  • For Sales Enablement Professionals

    Report:What It Takes To Earn Strategic Provider Status

    Informing And Transforming Your Reps For Success

    North American technology salespeople have a grossly inflated idea about how many of their customers perceive their companies to be valued strategic suppliers. The fact is, buyers are more...

    • Downloads: 191