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  • 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...

  • Report Build Analyst Relations Programs On Buyer Priorities For Analyst Interaction And Insight

    Understand What Information Buyers Want From Analysts And The Interaction Types That Buyers Use To Obtain It
    October 31, 2018 | Kevin Lucas

    When vendors know how buyers interact with analysts, analyst relations (AR) programs can prime analysts to give buyers the most productive information. But different buyer groups use analysts...

  • Report Help Happy Customers Share Their Delight By Prioritizing Post-Sale Marketing

    How To Create Customer Advocacy Programs That Boost Your Brand's Influence And Success
    October 25, 2018 | Laura Ramos

    Customers would rather share their knowledge, experience, and advice than deliver some inconsequential, promotional testimonial. To tether post-sale experiences to authentic advocacy, B2B marketers...

  • Report The Forrester Tech Tide™: B2B Marketing Technologies, Q4 2018

    18 Technologies Underpin Modern B2B Marketing
    October 25, 2018 | Steven Casey, Laura Ramos, Mary Shea

    B2B marketing technologies are increasingly critical to firms' ability to win, serve, and retain their customers. To accelerate their performance in B2B marketing, companies are evaluating and...

  • Report Predictions 2019: B2B Marketing And Sales

    Leaders Embrace Full Life-Cycle Engagement
    October 25, 2018 | Caroline Robertson

    As B2B marketers increasingly lead the entire buying experience, they must establish a foundation of insights and pivot from campaign to engagement design that encompasses both digital and human...

  • Report The Forrester Wave™: B2B Marketing Automation Platforms, Q4 2018

    The Six Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up
    October 15, 2018 | Lori Wizdo

    In our 36-criteria evaluation of B2B marketing automation platform (MAP) providers, we identified the six most significant ones — Act-On Software, bpm'online, Marketo, Oracle, Salesforce, and SAP —...

  • Report Humanize B2B Insights With AI

    Three Ways To Boost Buyer Experiences With Empathy, Engagement, And Emotion
    October 4, 2018 | Allison Snow

    Your customers' technological superiority defines the age of the customer. Their source of power? The mighty mobile device — symbolic of their access to information. The main problem for firms? The...

  • Report The Forrester Wave™: Sales Enablement Automation Platforms, Q3 2018

    The 12 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up
    September 24, 2018 | Mary Shea

    In our 33-criteria evaluation of sales enablement automation platform providers, we identified the 12 most significant ones — Accent Technologies, Bigtincan, Brainshark, ClearSlide, ClientPoint,...

  • Report The Forrester Wave™: B2B Marketing Data Providers, Q3 2018

    The 12 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up
    September 24, 2018 | Steven Casey

    In our 21-criteria evaluation of B2B marketing data providers, we identified the 12 most significant ones — Bombora, DataFox, DiscoverOrg, Dun & Bradstreet, Infogroup, InsideView, Leadspace, Orb...

  • Report The Forrester Automotive Wave™: European Websites, Q3 2018

    European Auto Brands' Sites Don't Meet Customers' Evolving Expectations
    August 29, 2018 | Brendan Miller, Alex Causey

    More than half of European consumers spend 10 hours or more researching a new car, and nearly three-quarters consider three or more brands before they purchase or lease a vehicle. To gauge how...

  • Report B2B Consultant Sellers Reign In The 21st Century

    Empower Your Sellers With Strategic Tooling
    August 27, 2018 | Mary Shea

    B2B buyers prefer a self-guided journey. While simple commodity transactions can occur without direct sales interaction, more highly considered purchases require B2B marketing and sales leaders to...

  • Report GDPR And The B2B Seller

    Keep Calm And Sell On
    August 27, 2018 | Lori Wizdo, Mary Shea, Matthew Camuso

    B2B companies are wrestling with the impact that new privacy regulations will have on seller behaviors and selling processes. They must rethink everything from the collection and storage of...

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