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  • Report Milestones On The Journey To Modern Sales Enablement

    Road Map: The Sales Enablement Playbook
    June 7, 2019 | Lori Wizdo, Mary Shea

    The vanguard of sales enablement (SE) leaders is tracking a new North Star. They are building on past success as direct sales supporters to become the strategic business architects for the entire...

  • Report The Forrester Wave™: Salesforce Implementation Partners, Q2 2019

    The 12 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up
    June 3, 2019 | Liz Herbert

    In our 21-criterion evaluation of Salesforce implementation partners, we identified the 12 most significant ones — Accenture, Capgemini, Cognizant, Deloitte, IBM, Infosys, Isobar, NTT DATA, PwC,...

  • Report Now Tech: Salesforce Implementation Services, Q2 2019

    Forrester's Overview Of 35 Salesforce Implementation Services Providers
    May 29, 2019 | Liz Herbert

    You can use Salesforce implementation services to navigate the complex and growing Salesforce product set, implement faster based on industry specialization, and re-invent the business. But to...

  • Report Forrester Infographic: B2B Budgets Bank On Programs And Tech

    May 2, 2019 | Laura Ramos, Meredith Cain

    Large B2B companies spend, on average, about 7% of annual revenues on marketing programs, technology, market research, and data services. As proportionately more of the marketing budget shifts away...

  • Report Forget Marketing And Sales Alignment: Calibrate To The Customer For Optimal Buyer Experience

    May 1, 2019 | Lori Wizdo

    B2B marketers know they need to operate across their sales and marketing silos to connect with buyers via content, channels, and tactics that deliver the best buyer experience. But the diversity of...

  • Report Sales Guarantees Creep Into TV Ad Buying

    Don't Assume Proving Sales Is The Holy Grail Of TV Measurement
    April 18, 2019 | Jim Nail, Arleen Chien

    With the pressure to demonstrate marketing ROI steadily escalating, Chipotle and Turner Broadcasting System have set a new standard in post-campaign ROI measurement, conducting a pilot in which the...

  • Report The Forrester New Wave™: Sales Social Engagement Tools, Q2 2019

    The Eight Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up
    April 18, 2019 | Mary Shea

    In Forrester's evaluation of the emerging market for sales social engagement tools, we identified the eight most significant providers in the category — Dynamic Signal, EveryoneSocial, Facelift...

  • Report The Future Of Sales Enablement Is The C-Suite

    Lead Change By Calibrating Selling Motions To Buying Preferences
    April 3, 2019 | Mary Shea

    Whether or not your organization is one of the only 25% that have a mature sales enablement (SE) function in place, know that evolving buyer dynamics demand a scope well beyond the content-focused...

  • Report Direct Mail Captures The Attention Of Buyers Overwhelmed By Digital Tactics

    Use Direct Mail To Complement And Amplify Digital And Human Touchpoints Throughout Your Buyer Journeys
    March 12, 2019 | Steven Casey

    Today's attention economy is making it harder than ever for B2B marketers to connect with their prospects and customers. Many go-to engagement channels, such as email and cold calling, are becoming...

  • Report Q&A: How To Win Enterprise Clients And Survive The Process

    A Guide For Emerging Vendors On How To Excel At Selling To Enterprises
    February 26, 2019 | Oliwia Berdak

    Technology startups are keen to win enterprise customers. Just a few marquee names can anchor the business and make it easier to hire talent and secure funding — and a few hundred can create a...

  • Report Now Tech: B2B Customer Engagement Marketing, Q1 2019

    Forrester's Overview Of 22 B2B Customer Engagement Marketing Providers
    February 22, 2019 | Laura Ramos, Matthew Camuso

    You can use customer engagement marketing (CEM) to identify and engage passionate customers, turn them into advocates, and use post-sale customer experience (CX) to outdistance the competition. But...

  • Report How US Customers Research And Buy Life Insurance

    Meet Prospects At The Point Of Need With Easy Ways To Research And Apply
    February 14, 2019 | Benjamin Ensor, August Du Pont

    Life insurance isn't consumers' top priority — until life events prompt them to buy it. Digital teams need to have the right resources in place for when that moment hits. This report explains why...

  • Report Digital Ups The Stakes For B2B Sales Pros

    Vision: The B2B eCommerce Playbook
    February 13, 2019 | Allen Bonde

    Nearly four years after forecasting that 1 million B2B salespeople would be displaced by 2020, Forrester sees B2B buyers both accelerating their shift to self-service and demanding higher-quality...

  • Report The Forrester Wave™: Sales Performance Management Solutions, Q1 2019

    The Eight Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up
    January 18, 2019 | Mary Shea

    In our 35-criterion evaluation of sales performance management (SPM) providers, we identified the eight most significant ones — Anaplan, beqom, IBM, NICE, Optymyze, Oracle, SAP, and Xactly — and...

  • Report The CIO's Guide To Lead-To-Revenue Management

    Examining The CMO's World Through A CIO's Lens
    January 14, 2019 | Leslie Joseph, Lori Wizdo

    Marketing teams today make ever greater demands on their firm's technology strategy and budgets. In response, today's CIOs must forge a close strategic partnership with their CMOs. To do so, they...

  • Report Transform Marketing With A Revenue-Relevant Customer Engagement Strategy

    Executive Overview: The Lead-To-Revenue Marketing Playbook
    January 7, 2019 | Lori Wizdo

    The lead-to-revenue (L2R) marketing playbook is for marketers who must power up L2R processes to achieve new customer acquisition, current customer expansion, and overall revenue growth....

  • Report Winning In The Channel Requires Data-Driven Program Innovation

    Leverage Channel Data To Give Partners A Better Experience
    January 2, 2019 | Jay McBain

    Channel partners demand consistent, predictable programs, but indirect sales strategies, teams, and technologies reinforce silos in the partner journey, causing partners' dissatisfaction and...

  • Report Now Tech: Configure Price Quote Solutions, Q4 2018

    Forrester's Overview Of 27 CPQ Solutions Providers
    December 21, 2018 | Tom Kaneshige, John Bruno

    You can use configure price quote (CPQ) solutions to shorten deal-cycle times, increase deal conversion, and improve customer experience. But to access these benefits, you'll first have to select...

  • Report The Forrester Tech Tide™: Sales Technologies, Q4 2018

    Seventeen Technologies Underpin The Sales Ecosystem
    December 20, 2018 | Tom Kaneshige, Kate Leggett, John Bruno

    Consultative selling is increasingly critical to firms' ability to win, serve, and retain their customers. To accelerate their performance in sales, companies are evaluating and adopting a range of...

  • Report Take L2RM To The Next Level With A Pivot — From The Funnel To Your Customer

    Vision: The Lead-To-Revenue Marketing Playbook
    December 18, 2018 | Lori Wizdo

    Savvy marketers are re-engineering their lead-to-revenue (L2R) process to transform marketing from a top-notch supplier of leads for the load-bearing sales channel to the architect of customer...

  • Report Gauge Your CRM Maturity

    Assessment: The CRM Playbook
    December 10, 2018 | Kate Leggett

    An explosion of channels, new technologies like artificial intelligence, and demanding consumers challenge organizations to reshape the way that they target, acquire, retain, understand, and...

  • Report Credible, Empathetic Content Wins Over Elusive B2B Buyers

    Four Practices Deliver Value And Engage Your Buyers' Attention
    December 7, 2018 | Laura Ramos, Matthew Camuso

    Self-sufficient and digitally adept business buyers are tired of wading through piles of marketing and sales content that isn't helpful or interesting. B2B marketers need to step away from...

  • Report Q&A: B2B Marketing Automation Platforms 101

    Get To The Heart Of The B2B Martech Stack
    November 21, 2018 | Lori Wizdo

    The B2B marketing technology landscape is confusing, with thousands of vendors in dozens of categories. But one application category is the heart of the B2B marketing technology (martech) stack. It...

  • Report Predictions 2019: Customer Service And Sales

    Invest In Humans In 2019, As Chatbot Backlash Will Emerge
    November 8, 2018 | Daniel Hong, Tom Kaneshige, Ian Jacobs

    The promises of AI have yet to make a material impact in customer service and sales. Companies cannot simply replace employees with AI-driven software, as customers and markets are becoming far...

  • Report Evaluate Your Sales Enablement Maturity

    Five Core Competencies Increase Sales Effectiveness
    November 6, 2018 | Laura Ramos, Meredith Cain

    B2B firms are reshaping their sales enablement function to give evolving business consumers a better experience, support sellers more effectively, and reduce the cost of selling to the business. To...

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