Tag Archives: CRM

8 ActiveCampaign Alternatives That Won’t Break the Bank

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ActiveCampaign is a fantastic email marketing service, but it’s not for everyone. Perhaps you’ve tried it out and couldn’t get your head around it, or perhaps you’re specifically looking for a free or more affordable tool? Whatever the reason, we’re glad you’re here, because we’ve got a whole host of excellent ActiveCampaign alternatives to show you! Most of which include a freemium plan. Due to

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Top 10 Tips to Improve Your Salesforce Data Quality

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In the old days, we relied on phone calls, handshakes, and in-person meetings to contact customers and close deals.   But advancements in communication technology have pushed us out of the Stone Age and completely transformed the way businesses and customers interact.   Most companies today use an ever-growing mix of communication channels to reach customers, including email, LinkedIn, chatbots, Pinterest, YouTube, and even TikTok. These new…

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The Best Salesforce Alternatives For Your Business

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Salesforce CRM was originally built to meet the needs of enterprises and large businesses. It’s not surprising, then, that it can feel pretty overwhelming for the little guys. When I was working for what I’d call a small-to-medium-sized company in Barcelona, we had a dedicated Salesforce expert on the team to help the salespeople with Pardot, Salesforce’s marketing automation solution. And this isn’t uncommon. As

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Salesforce Market Share – Does it Really Own That Much?

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Salesforce has more products than any other SaaS application I know, so it’s no wonder this company dominates the CRM market. Launched in 1999 in San Francisco by former Oracle executive Marc Benioff, together with Parker Harris, Dave Moellenhoff, and Frank Dominguez. Back in the day, Siebel (which now belongs to Oracle) was the big name among CRMs, however, they failed to innovate and adopt…

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Best Free CRM Software For Your Business in 2022

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Whether you’re a solopreneur or a small business, the likelihood is you have to manage a number of clients and all that relates to them (invoices, emails, orders, contracts, etc.). This can get messy quickly, especially if you have to share this information with other members of your team. Don’t get me wrong, I love the old pen and post-it combo, but there comes a…

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Salesforce Ben and Validity Discuss Managing Salesforce Data as a Team

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Cross-functional collaboration is a top priority for leading businesses, but how do they get separate teams on the same page? How do they all speak the same language so they can move the business forward, together? Join Ben McCarthy—known to the Salesforce Ohana as “Salesforce Ben”— and data expert Olivia Hinkle at 9 A.M. ET on Friday, May 22 for a special presentation: Tips and Tools…

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Notes from the Field: Single Table Dedupe Module

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Clean, robust CRM data is a thing of beauty, offering businesses a single view of each customer, all in one place. But when duplicate records make their way into the database, that “single” view ceases to exist. Duplicates create headaches throughout the organization, negatively impacting sales forecasts, pipeline management, marketing spend, and customer experiences. “Seeing double” in the CRM is just one of the many…

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The State of CRM Data Management 2020

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What’s the impact of CRM data quality on your business?  What do the “elite eight” percent of top performing companies do to maintain high data quality in their CRMs?  Validity partnered with global research firm Demand Metric to measure the impact CRM data quality has on a company’s overall revenue and the effectiveness of sales teams. We reveal the findings in our State of CRM Data Management 2020 report, with results…

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Salesforce Ben and Validity Discuss the Secret to Cross-Functional CRM Collaboration

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Cross-functional collaboration is a top priority for leading businesses. But how do they get separate teams on the same page? How do they all speak the same language so they can move the business forward, together? Join Ben McCarthy – known to the Salesforce Ohana as “Salesforce Ben” – and data expert, Olivia Hinkle at 9 AM ET on Wednesday, April 22 for a special…

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What Makes Leads 5x More Likely to Purchase?

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Leads nurtured using demand generation strategies are five times more likely to purchase than those nurtured using conventional, outbound tactics. And just one type of demand generation – inbound marketing – has been shown to deliver 10 times the number of leads. Want to chase results like that? Apply these four smart strategies to increase demand generation and, ultimately, lead conversions. Demand generation pulls together a…

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Lost in the Data Wilderness? We’ve Got the Tools Data Managers Need

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If you ever find yourself lost in the woods — or even enjoying a backwoods camping trip — few tools could be as useful as a Swiss Army knife. With components ranging from knife blades and screwdrivers to a can opener and a corkscrew, it’s truly the tool to get you through any situation. While their physical surroundings may be less intimidating than your average…

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What Is the State of Your CRM Data Management?

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Validity and Demand Metric partnered to understand how data quality issues affect an organization’s ability to fully leverage its CRM system. We invite you to our first-look at the results of this research effort during our on-demand webinar, Wednesday, April 8, at 12 PM ET / 9 AM PT. Join Olivia Hinkle, Product Marketing Manager for Validity, and John Follett, Co-Founder and Chief Customer Success…

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