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  • Report Think SKUs, Not SOWs: How Marketplaces Will Shake Up Tech Selling

    Selling On This Channel Requires Embracing CPG-Style Approaches
    November 12, 2019 | Allen Bonde

    B2B marketplaces are not new, but even the least adventurous sellers must now consider selling through or even launching their own marketplace. Early movers demonstrate the importance of...

  • Report Now Tech: Channel Onboarding, Q4 2019

    Forrester's Overview Of 30 Channel Onboarding Providers
    November 11, 2019 | Jay McBain

    You can use channel onboarding to improve channel revenue as well as partner relationships and loyalty, which correlate to the long-term success of partnerships and require personalized education,...

  • Report Predictions 2020: B2B Marketing And Sales

    Accelerating Response To The Great Expectations For The B2B Buying Experience

    We are approaching the end of the first half of the age of the customer. Over the past decade, we've seen business buyers become increasingly self-reliant and self-directed. But we're now seeing...

  • Report The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Marketing Software Suites, Q3 2019

    Tools And Technology: The Enterprise Marketing Technology Playbook
    September 25, 2019 | Joe Stanhope

    In our 40-criterion evaluation of enterprise marketing software suites (EMSSes), we identified the seven most significant ones — Acoustic, Adobe, Oracle, Salesforce, SAP, SAS, and Zeta — and...

  • Report The Forrester Wave™: Cross-Channel Campaign Management (EMSS Modules), Q3 2019

    The Seven Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up
    September 25, 2019 | Rusty Warner

    In our 40-criterion evaluation of cross-channel campaign management (CCCM) providers that package their CCCM solutions as modules within larger enterprise marketing software suites (EMSSes), we...

  • Report Forrester Infographic: RTIM Empowers Marketing’s CX Ambitions

    Invest In Real-Time Interaction Management (RTIM) To Accelerate Marketing And CX Alignment
    September 11, 2019 | Rusty Warner

    Today's empowered customers expect consistent, relevant experiences in their moments of need. Real-time interaction management (RTIM) provides the critical marketing technology (martech)...

  • Report Partner-Based Marketing Accelerates Elusive Shadow Channel Engagement

    Model Your Partner-Based Marketing Program After ABM Best Practices
    May 22, 2019 | Steven Casey, Jay McBain

    Today's empowered B2B customers demand a new level of specialization and sophistication from third-party firms that assist them. Choosing the wrong partners can have dire consequences on your...

  • Report Now Tech: Channel Incentives And Program Management, Q1 2019

    Forrester's Overview Of 21 Channel Incentives And Program Management Providers
    March 26, 2019 | Jay McBain

    You can use channel incentives to improve indirect sales performance, orchestrate partners' behavior, and engender channel loyalty. But to realize these benefits, you'll first have to select from a...

  • Report Understanding The Cloud Services Provider Landscape

    Landscape: The Cloud Computing Playbook
    January 17, 2019 | Bill Martorelli, Liz Herbert

    With cloud computing services now central to modern technology strategy, the challenge for infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals is to focus on selecting the right partners and planning...

  • 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 The Forrester Wave™: Partner Relationship Management, Q4 2018

    The 12 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up
    October 31, 2018 | Jay McBain

    In our 26-criteria evaluation of partner relationship management (PRM) providers, we identified the 12 most significant ones — Allbound, Channeltivity, ChannelXperts, Impartner, Magentrix,...

  • Report Superconnectors: Your Channel To The Channel

    Find And Leverage Community Leaders And Influencers To Build Your New Partner Ecosystem
    October 25, 2018 | Jay McBain

    B2B channel and marketing leaders are struggling to find ways to expand recruitment across many new partner types without making significant investments. Superconnectors provide a gateway to...

  • Report The Three C's Of Shadow Channel Recruitment

    Develop And Exercise Ideal Partner Profiles To Engage The Partners You Now Need
    September 26, 2018 | Jay McBain

    In our report "Death Of The Traditional IT Channel," Forrester defined new types of hyperspecialized shadow channels that successfully sell to the new B2B buyer. B2B channel and marketing leaders...

  • Report The 3D Connected Consumer

    The Combination Of Devices, Platforms, And Channels Redefines How Connected Consumers Are
    August 1, 2018 | Julie A. Ask, Gina Fleming, Adrian Chapman

    Historically, internet speed and device type have defined how connected consumers are. This representation is too simplistic today. Three dimensions — devices, platforms, and channels — now define...

  • Report The Forrester Wave™: Through-Channel Marketing Automation, Q2 2018

    The 15 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up
    April 25, 2018 | Jay McBain

    In our 25-criteria evaluation of through-channel marketing automation (TCMA) providers, we identified the 15 most significant ones — Ansira, Aprimo (Revenew), Averetek, BrandMaker, BrandMuscle,...

  • Report Mapping The $9 Trillion US B2B Online Commerce Market

    Expect Shifting Channels For Goods And Lagging Use For Services
    April 13, 2018 | Andrew Bartels, John Bruno

    eBusiness and channel strategy professionals tend to focus on sales coming through the enterprise B2B website. But this is just one channel for B2B online commerce. CIOs need to support all the...

  • Report Tap Into Your Services Partner's Ecosystem

    Leading Services Firms Orchestrate Your Ecosystem, From Startups To Stalwarts
    January 25, 2018 | Amanda LeClair

    The drumbeat of "disrupt or be disrupted" is often substantiated by the success of Uber and Airbnb, insinuating that your organization is under threat from digital startups. But as the importance...

  • Report The As-A-Service World Disrupts Traditional Sales Models

    Prepare In Advance To Avoid Missteps When Migrating B2B Sales
    January 11, 2018 | Mary Shea, Liz Herbert

    While an X-as-a-service (XaaS) model has many benefits for vendors and customers alike, migrating from a traditional to an XaaS delivery model can wreak havoc on selling systems. When embarking on...

  • Report The Forrester Tech Tide™: Channel Software, Q1 2018

    Eight Technology Categories Automate Indirect Channel Programs
    January 10, 2018 | Jay McBain

    Channel software is increasingly critical to firms' ability to win, retain, and serve their customers. To accelerate performance of partnerships and alliances, B2B marketers need to automate...

  • Report The Sales Tide Is Shifting To Pan-Route Strategies

    Chart A Course For Customer Obsession Across All Routes-To-Market
    November 30, 2017 | Mary Shea, Jacob Milender

    As B2B buyers' expectations change, the boundaries blur between their preferred sales channels. Leading B2B firms recognize this and are adapting their routes-to-market strategies. This report...