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  • 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

    Tools And Technology: The Lead-To-Revenue Marketing Playbook
    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...

  • Report Modern B2B Buying Experiences Require A Singular Content Strategy

    Four Practices Align Marketing Content To Both Buyers And Sellers
    August 22, 2018 | Laura Ramos

    Sellers need marketing to support them with content that incorporates the same messages and insights to which buyers respond well. A single B2B content marketing strategy shared by marketing and...

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

    Fuel Your Evolution With An Innovation Mindset
    August 14, 2018 | Mary Shea, Meredith Cain

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

  • Report Now Tech: Sales Performance Management Solutions, Q3 2018

    Forrester's Overview Of 15 Sales Performance Management Providers
    August 1, 2018 | Mary Shea

    You can use sales performance management (SPM) solutions to better align sales execution to your business strategy, to increase sellers' motivation and effectiveness, and to optimize business...

  • Report The Forrester Tech Tide™: Sales And Customer Service Technologies, Q3 2018

    Eighteen Technologies Underpin Customer Engagement
    July 19, 2018 | Kate Leggett, John Bruno

    Delivering differentiated customer experiences is critical to firms' ability to win, serve, and retain customers. To accelerate their performance in sales and customer service, companies are...

  • Report Not Yet The New Normal: ABM Must Evolve Into Account-Based Engagement

    Use Four Best Practices To Advance Your Approach From ABM To ABE
    June 29, 2018 | Laura Ramos

    Account-based marketing (ABM) is more than just marketing. From fostering tighter alignment between marketing and sales to engaging customers across their entire life cycle, it accelerates a firm's...

  • Report The Forrester Automotive Wave™: US Websites, Q2 2018

    The Playing Field Is Wide Open For Carmakers To Break Away
    June 18, 2018 | Brendan Miller, Andrew Hogan

    US new auto sales surpassed 17 million vehicles in 2017 — one of the best years on record for the auto industry. Can it do better? Over 90% of US auto shoppers used manufacturers' websites to guide...

  • Report Anchor Sales And Marketing Alignment With Revenue Growth Analytics

    Best Practices To Collaborate On Analytics That Supports Growth
    May 30, 2018 | Allison Snow

    Analytics programs can be linchpins to revenue growth. But, too often, marketing and sales teams, operating with different perspectives and practices, fail to optimize the ROI of analytics efforts....

  • Report Direct Industry Analyst Relations Toward Achievable Objectives

    Supporting Sales Is The Hardest Challenge For AR
    May 21, 2018 | Kevin Lucas

    A bewildering array of options besets industry analyst relations (AR) as it tries to identify the value it can bring to a high-tech supplier. A Forrester trends survey shows that AR teams usually...

  • Report Quantify The Business Value Of CRM

    Business Case: The CRM Playbook
    May 9, 2018 | Kate Leggett, John Bruno

    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)...

  • Report Now Tech: Retail Associate Enablement, Q2 2018

    Tools And Technology: The Digital Store Playbook
    April 27, 2018 | Ananda Chakravarty

    You can use retail associate enablement tools to enhance the customer experience in the physical store and improve both labor and store operations efficiency. But to access these benefits, you'll...

  • Report Mega Vendors Use AI To Change The CRM Game

    How Microsoft, Oracle, Salesforce, And SAP Leverage AI For Customer Engagement
    April 26, 2018 | John Bruno

    Artificial intelligence (AI) is now reaching a level of maturity where application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals can leverage its advancements to change the way their businesses...

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