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  • 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 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 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 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 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 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 Now Tech: Sales Readiness Tools, Q1 2018

    Forrester's Overview Of 15 Sales Readiness Providers
    March 28, 2018 | Mary Shea

    You can use sales readiness tools to overcome the limitations of event-based sales training, engage with learners in the formats they prefer, and utilize analytics to drive better commercial...

  • Report New Tech: B2B Social Selling Tools, Q1 2018

    Forrester's Landscape Overview Of 18 B2B Social Selling Providers
    February 6, 2018 | Mary Shea, Jacob Milender, Carlton A. Doty

    With traditional sales channels fatigued, B2B marketing and sales leaders are getting serious about rolling out social selling programs. This report presents a review of 18 vendors in the B2B...

  • 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 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...

  • Webinar Best Practices For XaaS Sales In A Multimodel Business

    September 18, 2017 | Mary Shea, Liz Herbert

    With the increasing demand for as-a-service (XaaS) delivery, B2B sellers working with a multimodel portfolio must reorient their approach to remain successful. For B2B marketing and sales leaders...

  • Webinar Taking Flight With Social Selling

    April 4, 2017 | Mary Shea

    B2B sellers that embrace social selling are 72% more likely to exceed quotas than their peers that don't. However, our most recent survey reveals that only 31% of B2B firms have rolled...

  • 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...