B2B Commerce Suites: Key Takeaways From The Forrester Wave™ (Q2 2020)

Forrester IT

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A Just-Published Forrester Wave™ Proves That B2B Commerce Suites Have All Grown Up

Forrester IT

We’ve just published “The Forrester Wave™: B2B Commerce Suites, Q3 2018,” and B2B companies, you’re in luck — you now have a viable list of options with a focus on B2B.

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IBM Goes All In On Cloud And Sends Collaboration And Experience Products To HCL

Forrester IT

IBM’s journey to rebalance its enterprise software portfolio around areas such as AI, hybrid cloud, and supply chain shifted into high gear with an agreement to sell a group of its collaboration and experience products to HCL Technologies for $1.8

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15 Stats About High-Tech B2B

Perficient - Digital Transformation

CMO.com has an interesting article on some key stats in the B2B world. By that we are talking about buying software or using solutions meant for business to business rather than a consumer facing solution. Think campaign management software rather than a shopping cart. B2B digital leaders drive five times more revenue growth than their peers. Digital Experience b2b digital marketing marketing trends

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Anaplan Doubles Down On Predictive With Mintigo Acquisition

Forrester IT

On August 27, 2019, Anaplan, a San Francisco-based business performance management software company, announced its intention to acquire the Israeli-founded predictive marketing and sales analytics company Mintigo. age of the customer B2B customer analytics sales

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B2B IT Forum: How the Cloud Enables Legacy Market Disruption

The Investing Edge

I take legacy industries and try to build software around them and the cloud enables me to…bridge that asymmetry” between buyers and makers. “I Cloud Business Services Events B2B IT Forum cloud cloud security

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Winning the New Enterprise Sales Game: This Week’s B2B IT Forum

The Investing Edge

We are very pleased that our second B2B Enterprise IT Forum was so well received. All software ends up in the CIO’s budget for maintenance, so you have to keep the CIO in the loop in order to build a long term relationship within the organization.

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Experts Tackle Enterprise Mobility at Latest B2B IT Forum

The Investing Edge

we had well over 100 folks at our most recent B2B IT Forum, and the feedback has been universally positive. App development and distribution: Building apps for the enterprise is not easy, Verivo Software CEO Steve Levy said.

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FORRward: A Weekly Read For Tech And Marketing Execs

Forrester IT

His firm unveiled its flagship software-defined edge services platform last week, which it claims delivers 5–9 times better technological advantage, productivity, performance, […].

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The Combination of Cloud & Mobile and its Grip on B2B Automation – Part 2

The Investing Edge

The goal is to enable enterprises to take full advantage of mobile and cloud to create better mobile user enterprise software, mobile cloud and device features, and move toward the next generation of cloud/mobile apps and services. Cloud Mobile B2B cloud mobile

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Ascent B2B IT Forum – Machine Learning: How Artificial Intelligence is Invading the Enterprise

The Investing Edge

On Tuesday night at our B2B IT Forum on machine learning, our moderator, BBJ executive editor Doug Banks, began by asking our panelists from Nara Logics , Luminoso , Zaius , and RapidMiner , a simple question: what’s the difference between machine learning and AI?

Axway: cloud integration, API and Identity management software

CTOvision

Axway (NYSE Euronext: AXW.PA), a market leader in governing the flow of data, is a global software and services company with more than 11,000 public- and private-sector customers in 100 countries. For more than a decade, Axway has empowered the world’s top organizations with proven solutions that help manage business-critical interactions through the exchange of data flowing across the enterprise, B2B communities, the cloud and mobile devices.

5 B2B lead technology strategies for 2018

Galido

Information Technology Blog - - 5 B2B lead technology strategies for 2018 - Information Technology Blog. As an long-term strategy to help with B2B lead generation, the search tactic is a no-brainer. The lowest line is that there’s no one killer B2B lead generation approach.

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Who Will Buy your Emerging Software Company?

The Investing Edge

But over the last decade, there is an important distinction that has developed into a serious trend regarding who might want to buy your growing software company one day. Ascent works with B2B Tech/SaaS software companies in the U.S.,

The Combination of Cloud & Mobile and its Grip on B2B Automation – Part 1

The Investing Edge

While security remains a concern for cloud computing, a study from the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) suggests 65 percent of security officers and IT managers think the cloud is at least as secure as their on-premises software.

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Who Will Buy your Emerging Software Company?

The Investing Edge

But over the last decade, there is an important distinction that has developed into a serious trend regarding who might want to buy your growing software company one day. Ascent works with B2B Tech/SaaS software companies in the U.S.,

Is "Mobile Approval" An Oxymoron?

Forrester IT

I've recently been studying what a customer-obsessed operating model means for Purchasing functions and the software they use. I've been warning ePurchasing software companies for years about the potential impact of Mobility, but while a few visionaries have heard and acted on the message, most are lagging behind. B2B ecommerce. mobileapps B2B ecommerce Finance P2P Sourcing and Vendor Mgt Transaction Approval eProcurement process automation purchasing

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Commerce During the Coronavirus – What Business can Do Now, Next, and for the Future – Part 3

Perficient - Digital Transformation

Think about software, platforms and infrastructure to identify where the greatest opportunities are for migrations and build these into your revised roadmap.

Cloud to Represent 75% of Total Spend on CRM in 2019

CEB IT

In 2019, spending on software as a service (SaaS) will reach approximately $42 billion and represent 75% of total customer relationship management (CRM) software spend, continuing the rapid decline of on-premises deployments.

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Mobile App Development in the Enterprise: What’s Next?

The Investing Edge

Not only has there been a significant shift in how enterprises develop and deploy software (enterprises now deploy more apps for employee internal use (22%) than consumers (12%) , but smartphones have become the dominant interaction point for employees, as they have with customers and consumers.

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Sales Lead Management: The Right Way

IT Toolbox

When it comes to sales and making the sales team more effective, the right software is crucial. This is even more true for B2B companies whose customers require more attention. Today, maintaining a good relationship with customers is a competitive advantage that can make or break a business. Tracking

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Ascent B2B IT Forum – CX in the Age of Innovation: The Convergence of Digital & Physical

The Investing Edge

Last week, we hosted our 10th B2B IT Forum where we explored customer experience in the age of innovation. Ambrosino drove this point home, mentioning “the problem with software today is that it cannot understand humans.”

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Revolutionary machine learning CRM service unveiled by startup

IT Toolbox

CaliberMind, a start-up launched by software industry veterans based in Boulder, Colorado, says it has become the first company in the CRM industry to apply machine learning and human language analysis to build up psychographic B2B buyer profiles based on data from many sources.

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Welcome Peter Lee as CEO of Rapidminer

The Investing Edge

He brings a wealth of experience in the analytics space including running and rapidly growing the Analytics/Big Data, B2B, Cloud, CXM and SIEM product groups as an Executive VP at Tibco. I’m thrilled today to welcome Peter Lee as the new CEO of RapidMiner.

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Why business apps design must better cater to consumer habits to improve user experience

IT Toolbox

As more emphasis is placed on user experiences and the application of consumer-like processes in B2B commerce, a softer side of software seems to be emerging. We explore a new approach to design that emphasizes simple and intuitive process flows

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{Salesforce + Demandware}: DX Reactions and Predictions

Forrester IT

Reaction: At first glance these two software vendors compliment each other well because there is so little redundancy -- Demandware filling a commerce gap in the Salesforce portfolio. On paper, calling these two competitors is an apples and oranges comparison: Salesforce has a strong B2B, CRM heritage (although B2C client wins are increasing since the ExactTarget acquisition); whereas. Salesforce made its largest acquisition ever yesterday, acquiring Demandware for $2.8B.

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How Apigee and Boomi Accelerate Digital Transformation

Perficient - Digital Transformation

Boomi is a unified, cloud-native, and purpose-built iPaaS catering to hybrid integration requirements of both large and medium-sized enterprises and of different user personas through integration, data quality, governance, B2B integration, and low code app deployments.

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FireMon’s Immediate Insight Now Available at No Cost

CTOvision

Enterprise security management company, FireMon, has announced that its Immediate Insight security analytics software is available at no cost. FireMon : Launches Community Version of Advanced Security Analytics Software (4-traders.com). 5 B2B data trends (biznology.com).

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Digital Razorblades: CIO Insight from App Stores

CIO Dashboard

Can this model translate into a full-fledged enterprise revenue model, especially ones in which primary interactions are B2B? App Stores Business Strategy app App Store apps business models business software cio insight data set freemium iPhone itunes razorblades Web 2.0 Razorblades.

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How Far has Face-Tracking Technology Come in 2016?

CTOvision

Looksery, the Ukrainian startup that developed Snapchat’s filter technology (which Snapchat acquired for $150 million), created software that can not only recognize a human face, but accurately map it to ensure that those fox ears are on top of your head and not floating in space.

Measuring Marketing is Science, Not Art.

Fountainhead

Step #1: Break down your stages / define your marketing processes I like to use this 8-stage loop that’s specific to enterprise software marketing and purchases - but you can adapt it to your unique product/market circumstances.

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Need a web solution right away? Here are two options.

mrc's Cup of Joe Blog

Or, maybe they’ve focused on B2B but now need to make the switch to B2C. Integrate easily : m-Power generates industry-standard code that integrates easily with your existing systems and software. Want to learn more about our software consulting services?

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Why I Joined Ascent Venture Partners

The Investing Edge

Given all they do is B2B software investments, I became a SaaS expert. Over the years, they have helped support and grow B2B IT companies to become category leaders. Hi everyone!

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Why I Joined Ascent Venture Partners

The Investing Edge

Given all they do is B2B software investments, I became a SaaS expert. Over the years, they have helped support and grow B2B IT companies to become category leaders. Hi everyone!

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Be future ready: Selling to millennials and a marketplace of one

Cloud Musings

This is not only important to the consumer market, but it plays well in the business-to-business (B2B) market as well. Organizations make decisions by committee and the key to a successful B2B engagement today is through the use of an individualized persuasion campaign aimed at each decision maker. That is why cloud service marketplaces may be even more important in the B2B realm.

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Be future ready: Selling to millennials and a marketplace of one

Cloud Musings

This is not only important to the consumer market, but it plays well in the business-to-business (B2B) market as well. That is why cloud service marketplaces may be even more important in the B2B realm.

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Staying Ahead of Digital Commerce Trends: What You Need to Know

Perficient - Digital Transformation

This news prompted B2C and B2B commerce sellers to accelerate their initiatives for building mobile-first, responsive designs to maintain and enhance their overall organic ranking. Digital innovation continues to disrupt industries at lightning speed.

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These Are the Eight WordPress Tools You Can’t Go Without

Galido

It is a user-friendly, open-source software application which allows web developers to create and customize websites using over 50,000 plugins. This plugin offers the best popups that will help you expand your business whether you are a B2B, eCommerce company, agency or publisher.

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Smart Manufacturing Is Cloud Computing

Cloud Musings

They are created in the same computer-aided design (CAD) and modeling software that designers and engineers use in the early stages of product development. As cloud computing simultaneously transforms multiple industries many have wondered about how this trend will affect manufacturing.

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The Importance of an Online Encryption Policy

CTOvision

Corporate B2B and B2C companies. It’s indispensible if your organization runs in: On-premise environment – if your software and other computing resources run within your premises, yet the Internet is still a requisite for file sharing and handling within two or more computers within your location. Cloud – your software and computing resources are stored, managed, and communicated in the cloud. Benjamin Franklin once said, “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.”

Customer Service Week and The Future of Work: Where Are We Headed?

The Investing Edge

At our last B2B IT Forum, our panelists discussed the impact innovation is having on customer experience – with a strong focus on the end-customer.

How the Splash Customer Team Transformed the Company

The Investing Edge

Thus came the genesis for Splash’s B2B business. If you’re an enterprise software company leader who hasn’t put a plan in place around account management, you’re missing the opportunity to listen to and serve your customers.

How the Splash Customer Team Transformed the Company

The Investing Edge

Thus came the genesis for Splash’s B2B business. If you’re an enterprise software company leader who hasn’t put a plan in place around account management, you’re missing the opportunity to listen to and serve your customers.