Email is a messy platform for getting deals done. ToutApp has come up with tools to make it consume less of salespeople’s time, and new funding could help them become more pervasive.
Just because lots of companies use Salesforce.com’s software for managing sales leads doesn’t mean the program can’t get better. Startups have found ways to improve on it with data and analytics.
The company announced in press release today that the runners-up, “Healthcare.love” will also receive $1 million along with the winners, ”Upshot.”
Guest Post Isn’t it time we reclaimed social media’s true mission of building genuine connections?
A thread on Hacker News has erupted, with developers claiming that the whole thing was a sham.
In Salesforce’s vision of the future, everything is connected — and everything is a marketing tool. But it remains to be seen if customers really want that.
“You are everything Dreamforce stands for,” Salesforce chief executive Benioff told the young Drew Houston minutes ago on stage.
Cloudconnect cofounder and CEO Adam Gross is back in the Salesforce family.
“This effort is a culmination of everything we’ve learned over the past few years about the mobile world,” Salesforce’s Al Falcione told VentureBeat.
Customer relationship management software helps salespeople keep track of leads, meetings, marketing efforts — anything relevant to retaining old customers and signing new ones. But even powerful CRM systems like Salesforce.com are useless if salespeople don’t want (or remember) to use them.
Selligy, a customer relationship management app for iPhone, aims to make salespeople more effective by automating much of the sales process. And Salesforce.com, the CRM giant, appears to like it.
Guest Post Of course, the most common answer is, “It depends,” but I thought it might be helpful to outline some of the advantages and challenges of building on Force.com.
“We’re not building a new mobile CRM,” said Nichols in an email interview. “We’re turning your mobile inbox into a platform that will connect to lots of different systems over time.”
Salesforce is offering a private version of its AppExchange marketplace that enables managers to create a custom storefront for their company.
Corporate performance management (CPM) company Adaptive Planning just got some valuable market validation.
Guest Post While most of us thought the “social enterprise” was played out, there’s a good reason to think this movement is just getting off the ground.
“Companies everywhere are starting to take the excitement they see in startups and figure out how to put that in their businesses … to not be lame,” said Seligman.
Guest Post Enterprise software is changing in many ways. It’s moving to the cloud. Profit margins are getting squeezed. Customers are cutting costs and demanding more. The onus is now on vendors to prove their value-add.
A startup called Apttus closed its first round of funding today, a massive $37 million.
Marc Benioff doesn’t hate Larry Ellison, calls Steve Job his “guru”, and thinks Bill Gates should return as CEO of Microsoft.
Editor’s Pick At CloudBeat 2013, Salesforce COO George Hu offered a fascinating and rare glimpse into the company’s culture.
“It’s a critical part of the Ruby infrastructure,” the programmer said. “Everything depends on RubyGems.”
Offerpop is taking a page from Dropbox. Or Salesforce.com. Or, if you want to go old-school, the personal computer itself.
Blue Jeans Network, the company that offers super-simple video conferences in the browser, is announcing the first-ever videoconferencing integration with Salesforce.com.
As a software securities analyst for investment banking firm Canaccord Genuity, Richard Davis spends 200 days a year on the road visiting companies. He goes to public companies such as Oracle and Salesforce.com, but he also visits up-and-coming software companies he thinks will go public in the near future. In his new column, Davis talks about some candidates he thinks may be ripe for the IPO class of 2012 or 2013.
Bunchball is trying to “gamify” every web site in the world via tools that make sites more game-like. Its new Nitro for Salesforce.com uses game-like rewards to motivate salespeople, driving up adoption, engagement and performance among sales employees.
Spigit, the maker of a social networking platform that lets businesses use crowdsourcing to solve internal problems, is launching a new platform today that will allow external crowdsourcing as well.