Vendors

Revenue teams have grappled with organizational changes and unpredictable buyer behavior in recent years. Resolving those two factors is increasingly challenging for revenue leaders to empower teams with the insights needed to call accurate forecasts, effectively manage their pipeline, and hit their...

The concept of CRM evolving into a "customer personal assistant" is feasible and aligns with the broader trend of AI-driven personalization and automation. However, its success depends on various factors, including the organization's resources, technology infrastructure, and available data quality.

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A New Era of Customer Service

Applying AI to customer service as a test case does have some advantages. Customers are different from sales prospects. A prospect can ghost you, but a customer has a need to make things work both product-wise and throughout the relationship.

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Landing Intelligent Customer Service

What a difference a decade makes. It seems only about that long ago that vendors were wrestling with providing the rudiments of automated triage for customer service. It was not often pretty, but they kept at it. Good thing, too.

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CRM’s AI Singularity

Recently, Oracle and Microsoft jointly announced a cooperative pact to interoperate several of each other’s products to support Bing searches and other applications. The questions I have include whether this is significant and, if so, what it says about the future of CRM.

A key motivation for businesses to stay updated is AI's significant enhancements in customer satisfaction compared to the previous generation of CRM bots. Understanding how to recommend the next product or appointment reminders and anticipating the customer's needs is the new playing field. So is un...

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Dr. Salesforce

Navigating the transition from CRM 2.0 to CRM 3.0 requires a focus on ethics and proactive problem-solving, paralleling trends in modern medicine. Some CRM vendors, like Salesforce, are trying to instill the idea.

SugarCRM is incorporating predictive AI to enhance its CRM capabilities, offering sales agents data-driven insights for more effective decision-making.

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Beyond AI at CloudWorld

Last week, I was all over Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) like a junkyard dog. In the quarter-mile race that is the software industry, I have to say that from a standing start, Oracle has done quite well.

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