In their CRM Talk podcast, Technology Advisors Inc. co-founder Sam Biardo and CRM Switch co-founder Steve Chipman discuss everything CRM – from the latest releases, to trends in the market, and the future of business technology. Sam and Steve have a combined expertise of 45+ years in the industry, and they bring that expertise to the table in these informative & fun podcast episodes. Join these two experts as they interview technology influencers, banter about recent software news, and give valuable advice for streamlining data & improving business processes. Available for free on the iTunes Store.
Sam & Steve talk to Max Altschuler, Vice President of Marketing at Outreach, about sales engagement and how Outreach facilitates multi-channel sales communication with prospects. Max is co-author of Sales Engagement: How The World’s Fastest Growing Companies are Modernizing Sales Through Humanization at Scale.Listen to Podcast
Sam’s latest wine club, when & why Infor CRM wins, a look back at 2018 acquisitions, ContactOut Chrome extension, Wix gets into CRM, “CX” in 2019, CRM in email client sidebars, CRM AI in 2019, 5 CRM trends for 2019, bot backlash.Listen to Podcast
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A bad technology day, how we can collectively put an end to call center cold calls, a review of CRM Magazine’s 2018 CRM Market Awards winners, The ascents of Microsoft & Zoho, how long it really takes to become a CRM leader, how little separation there is among the top ranked vendors in point scores.Listen to Podcast
Accel KKR makes a 9 figure investment in SugarCRM. Some of the other potential compatible AKKR companies. Sugar’s redesign and re-architecture. Sugar’s one-clickedness. Mitch Lieberman‘s take on the investment and his advice, including going all in on the cloud. How the sales team needs to be more consultative and real. The idea of conversational engagement. The Gartner Magic Quadrant for Sales Force Automation and some of the positional changes since last year. A close pack in the Leader quadrant. bpm’online is alone in the Challenger’s quadrant. ProsperWorks rebrands to Copper. Copper’s win percentage vs Salesforce. Salesforce and Google are cozying up. Will Google acquire a CRM vendor? Google’s Hangouts Meet as a viable online meeting app.Listen to Podcast
Sam and Steve talk with Joel Schneider, president of Liberty Technology Advisors, about what should be behind proper ERP selection and implementation processes.
Joel answers the question, “is cloud-based ERP as easy as the vendors would lead you to believe?”
Joel also addresses many of the factors that people within any organization need to consider before making a decision on an ERP vendor—whether the vendor’s offering is cloud or on-premises.
The approaches to strategy, selection and implementation for ERP and for CRM are contrasted.
Sam and Steve test-drive Zencastr, Pipedrive raises $50 million, should smaller vendors be “taking on” the big CRM vendors or is there a better strategy?, Nimble’s approach, Swiftpage’s investment and their focus on “the easiest product on the market to use”, Act! Connect, the Collabspot plugin for Office 365 and G Suite, contact enrichment, marketing approved email templates vs. empowering salespeople, TIBCO buys Scribe Software, data lakes, a deep dive on integration methods.Listen to Podcast