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    Report Predictions 2018: Digital Disruption Is The New Normal For B2B Marketing

    Refine B2B Marketing's Remit To Meet The Demands Of The New Business Consumer
    October 5, 2017 | Lori Wizdo

    Historically, marketers in B2B companies have had less strategic influence than their compatriots in sales and product (e.g., engineering and manufacturing) roles. But in 2018, forces that have...

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    Report The Birth Of The B2B Consumer

    Adopt A B2C Mindset To Meet Buyers' Changing Preferences
    October 5, 2017 | Steven Casey

    B2B buyers are acting more like consumers every day. Driving this change is a combination of learned and native digital consumer behaviors that are having a dramatic impact on every phase of the...

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    Report TechRadar™: B2B Marketing Technologies, Q3 2016 (Updated)

    Tools And Technology: The B2B Marketing Playbook
    October 4, 2017 | Steven Casey

    B2B marketing technologies have changed dramatically in the past decade to support digitally enabled changes in buyer behavior and the proliferation of channels that customers use to connect with...

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    Report Hitting The Restart Button On Social Media

    Engage Buyers Across Every Stage Of The Life Cycle With New And Revised Tactics And Tools
    October 2, 2017 | Steven Casey

    After a promising start a decade ago, social media marketing is now stuck in a rut of diminished expectations. But dramatic changes in B2B buyers' behavior are reinventing social media as the...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Assess CRM Capabilities To Pinpoint Opportunities

    Assessment: The CRM Playbook
    September 12, 2017 | Kate Leggett

    This report helps application development and delivery (AD&D) pros who are looking to implement customer relationship management (CRM) strategies and solutions. The effects of automation and...

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    Report Peer Stories And Credible Data Attract And Engage B2B Buyers

    Use Short-Form Interactive Content To Capture Customers' Attention
    September 7, 2017 | Laura Ramos

    Business purchase decision makers want content — supported with evidence- and fact-based viewpoints — that comes from other customers and unbiased sources. They also prefer to consume content...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Quantify The Business Value Of CRM

    Business Case: The CRM Playbook
    August 30, 2017 | John Bruno, Kate Leggett

    CRM initiatives must not only be technically sound but must also answer the question "What will we get for our money?" This report describes how application development and delivery (AD&D)...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Vendor Landscape: Services Providers For US Government Salesforce Integration

    More US Government Clients Are Signing With Salesforce As A Path To Modernization, But Selecting The Right Services Partner Is Key
    August 21, 2017 | Liz Herbert, Rick Parrish

    The US government has received a clear message: Modernize now. Government agencies have allocated new funds for major technology refreshes, and Salesforce is garnering significant interest. But...

  • For B2B Marketing Professionals

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    Report B2B Sales Force Digital Transformation: Three Global Leaders Share Best Practices

    Fuel Your Evolution With An Innovation Mindset
    July 26, 2017 | Mary Shea, Jacob Milender

    B2B marketing and sales leaders must transform their sales forces to keep pace with digitally oriented buyers. By gleaning best practices from three global digital sales leaders at Cisco Systems,...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report The Forrester Wave™: Salesforce Implementation Partners, Q3 2017

    Dozens Of Salesforce Partners Know The Tech — But Few Have Proven Ability To Drive Digital Business In Salesforce Deployment
    July 24, 2017 | Liz Herbert

    Salesforce buyers have evolved from a seeking a cloud customer relationship management (CRM) tool to seeking a strategic platform for digital business. In our 35-criteria evaluation of Salesforce...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report The Forrester Wave™: Sales Force Automation Solutions, Q2 2017

    June 27, 2017 | John Bruno

    In our 35-criteria evaluation of sales force automation (SFA) providers, we identified the 10 most significant ones — bpm'online, CRMNEXT, Infor, Microsoft, NetSuite, Oracle, Pegasystems,...

  • For B2B Marketing Professionals

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    Report B2B Consultant Sellers Reign In The 21st Century

    Empower Your Sellers With Strategic Tooling
    May 22, 2017 | Mary Shea, Jacob Milender

    B2B sellers face buyers who increasingly prefer a self-guided journey. While simple commodity transactions can largely occur without direct sales interaction, for more highly considered purchases,...

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    Report Build A Seller Development Framework To Improve The Buying Experience

    Apply The Practice Of Customer Obsession To Sellers
    May 17, 2017 | Steven Wright

    Buyers command more power in the marketplace than ever before and consequently have different expectations of their sales reps. B2B marketers need to support sales' customer obsession by revamping...

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    Report C-Suite Tech Purchasing Patterns

    CIOs Need To Adapt To Businesses' Increasing Power In Tech Buying
    May 15, 2017 | Andrew Bartels

    Business execs are playing a bigger role in buying technologies to help their firms win, serve, and retain customers. CIOs still play a major role, but they operate in a new world of shifting...

  • For B2B Marketing Professionals

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    Report Making Content Customizable Helps Both Sales And Marketing

    Get Off The Ad Hoc Content Treadmill And Embrace Bespoke Content
    April 26, 2017 | Steven Wright

    B2B marketers have a lack of visibility into methods for customizing content and manners in which sellers use it. By leveraging sales enablement automation (SEA) capabilities, sales enablement...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Five Ways To Cut The Risk Of Going All In With A Salesforce Customer Platform

    Salesforce Is Now A Major Platform For Digital Business — Don't Let Complexity Cut Its Value

    Salesforce is the most prominent choice for enterprises seeking a single platform for all things customer. The growing number of enterprises signing up to go all in with Salesforce as their...

  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

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    Report Death Of A (B2B) Salesman: Two Years Later

    Vision: The B2B eCommerce Playbook
    March 29, 2017 | Andy Hoar

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

  • For B2B Marketing Professionals

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    Report Millennial B2B Buyers Come Of Age

    Update Your Sales Approach To Succeed With The Heads-Down Generation
    March 28, 2017 | Mary Shea, Shanta Samlal-Fadelle

    Demographics prove the heads-down generation is well on its way to becoming a dominant force within and outside their firms. While recent research indicates that 73% of Millennials are involved in...

  • For B2B Marketing Professionals

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    Report Q&A: 10 ABM FAQs — And Five More That B2B Marketers Should Ask More Often

    March 15, 2017 | Laura Ramos

    Business-to-business (B2B) marketers are aggressively moving to implement account-based marketing (ABM) and drive successful engagement at the account level. But the hype still confuses many, and...

  • For B2B Marketing Professionals

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    Report Empathetic Content: The Key To Engaging B2B Buyers

    Benchmarks Show That B2B Marketers Must Humanize Website Content To Captivate Customers
    March 13, 2017 | Laura Ramos, Jacob Milender

    Engaging content can catalyze new business opportunities as well as cross-sell and upsell conversations. Nowhere does the struggle to produce compelling business-to-business (B2B) content continue...

  • For B2B Marketing Professionals

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    Report Applying Sales Enablement Best Practices

    Reference Customers For The Sales Enablement Automation Systems Forrester Wave™ Reveal Lessons That They've Learned
    March 8, 2017 | Steven Wright, Jacob Milender

    In the first Forrester Wave on sales enablement automation (SEA) systems, we used 33 criteria to evaluate nine vendors. This report compiles the best practices, use cases, and struggles that SEA...

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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    Report Prescriptive Advice: The Salesperson's Crystal Ball

    March 7, 2017 | John Bruno

    As B2B buyers continue to self-serve and conduct more research on their own, their expectations of salespeople continue to rise. To increase seller effectiveness and close the gap between buyers'...

  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

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    Report Realign B2B Channels For A Post-Disruption World

    Buyer Journeys Dictate Dismantling And Reconstructing B2B Channel Ecosystems
    March 7, 2017 | Andy Hoar

    As B2B customers demand frictionless buy flows, global competition erodes margins, and manufacturers crave direct customer engagement, layers of middlemen are under pressure to evolve — or die....

  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

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    Report A Brand New Day In B2B Commerce

    The Time Has Come For Brands To Rethink Their Deference To The Traditional Channel
    March 7, 2017 | Andy Hoar

    B2B brands that do not sell direct are disappointing customers and leaving money on the table. New research shows that B2B buyers want to engage directly with brands, which is calling into question...

  • For Analyst Relations Professionals

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    Report Forrester's Scorecard For AR And Direct Sales

    February 28, 2017 | Kevin Lucas

    This self-assessment tool helps you review your current ability to support your company’s direct sales operation via your industry analyst relations (AR) program, analyze its weaknesses, and...

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