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Building emotional loyalty with customers and employees might be the secret to long-term business success. One way a brand can measure emotional loyalty is to use tools such as customer analytics, which measures customer sentiment

Quantifying an opportunity to gain the ability to forecast and call a revenue number is largely the sales team's responsibility. But often, those forecasts are flawed

Oracle Alloy Debut

With Oracle Alloy, service providers, integrators, and ISVs working with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) can keep workloads in-country and operate clouds independently -- innovating and customizing as the need arises and taking advantage of new opportunities

INSIGHTS

Dreamforce Goes Back to the Future

Salesforce is reinventing itself. Again. It’s been a long time arriving, but Salesforce is changing by doing its best to change the economy and the ground rules business has been operating under since Milton Friedman’s heyday

Monday Sales CRM is built on the company’s flexible low-code/no-code framework and is a fully customizable tool that can be implemented within minutes

B2B software marketers need visibility into how customers and prospects interact with their products so they can improve product experiences. This integration enhances the streamlining of operations, improves marketing opportunities, and reduces the risk of customer churn

Virtual or hybrid work environments are likely to become standard fixtures for organizations. Knowledge management will play and imperative role, as the need for collaboration and the ability to share and find organizational information virtually, and at any time, only increases

Automation is the key to future-proofing a company’s customer service journey. Oracle’s innovative solutions solve two inherent stumbling blocks with turn-key effectiveness. One is providing effective customer service by having the ability to respond to every customer’s unique issu...

VENDOR WATCH

Zoho Consolidates Marketing Functions

Zoho Marketing Plus is an attempt to bring things back into focus so that SMBs can do the same things in marketing that larger companies do with more labor. You might call this the second democratization of information

Businesses across all industries are competing in the experience economy. The best way to stand out from the competition and retain customers is with optimal customer experiences, according to cloud technology firm Oracle. While this sounds simple, differentiation is a daunting task for many busines...

The Freshstack product suite combines Freshworks' products to unify startups' customer support, sales, and marketing teams in an easier-to-use package. The new scalable CRM bundle helps startups personalize marketing to generate pipelines, deliver omnichannel service, and grow faster at a price poi...

Zoho’s Surround Strategy

Surround strategy is the antithesis of rip and replace. Rather than replacement, a business can move parts of its workload from some workhorse system, say ERP, to Zoho -- where things like pre-built reports and Zia, an AI-based digital assistant, can help business users interrogate data stored on th...

When a complex need arises, customers expect to be connected to a well-prepared agent who can quickly resolve the situation. That fix must be applied in a way that leaves both the customer and agent feeling great about the outcome. Fortunately, the technologies now exist that allow contact centers t...

Dreamforce Observations

Dreamforce saw Salesforce continuing to build out a product offering that in some ways defies description. For the CRM rank and file there were plenty of announcements and enhancements -- and for others some tantalizing views of what may be coming in future releases

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