ACCOUNT BASED DATA
Business Wire | June 02, 2023
Folloze, creator of the world’s first and only no-code B2B Buyer Experience Platform (BX 3.0), today announced Folloze plus Outreach, a new integration that enables customers to connect the power of Folloze BX 3.0 and sales engagement within the Outreach Sales Execution Platform. This new single interface allows sales and marketing to auto-personalize content experiences via Folloze boards to Outreach sequences with just a few clicks, unlocking agility and productivity, while starting a long-term, rich, data-driven relationship. Additionally, first-party behavioral analytics are now easily accessed through a dashboard that allows sales professionals and managers to focus their resources on the best opportunities, winning more deals faster.
“Folloze and Outreach provide teams with the ability to uplevel sales and marketing activities in their own respective ways,” said David Brutman, Co-founder and Chief Product Officer at Folloze. “The integration addresses a critical gap as budgets are shrinking and organizations strive to garner better results with current or reduced investments. By bringing these dynamic platforms together, joint customers that lean on their sales channels as a critical driver of engagement and pipeline acceleration will now have a more unified experience that amplifies value and drives greater performance and personalization.”
A Smarter Way to Drive Pipeline and Engage Prospects
By integrating the prospecting capabilities of two industry leaders, Folloze and Outreach help sales and marketing teams play to win from the first human touch by creating a better initial experience and the backend data to prioritize the most engaged and best opportunities. Marketers can orchestrate campaigns through a variety of channels such as ads, social media, physical mail, marketing emails, as well as with the sales team, all reinforcing each other with consistent messaging and content and one standardized analytics stream handed over directly to sellers. This provides the foundation for persistent profiling and ongoing experience continuity, enabling a stronger communication channel with less back and forth email messaging, which saves time and improves relationships. Campaign efforts result in actual pipeline creation, building a revenue engine like never before.
“Outreach is committed to making it easier for our customers to create pipeline and close more deals. We seek partners who further this mission, and Folloze definitely fits our criteria,” added Phillip Friedman, Head of Partner and Ecosystem at Outreach. “This integration helps sales and marketing teams become both more strategic and personalized in their prospect interactions, making each sales rep’s touch that much more impactful.”
The integrated solution makes that all-important first touch even more compelling for joint customers by allowing Outreach users to understand prospects’ behavior with Folloze’s first-party intent signals within the Outreach platform. This deep behavioral data allows sellers to focus on the most likely prospects and quickly respond to capture moments of interest with personalized content. These benefits lead to far more cohesive, efficient, and effective sales and marketing efforts.
“We look to get the most out of every tech investment, so we talked with the teams at Folloze and Outreach to see if there was a possibility to streamline the information flow to sales reps while keeping content consistent. We also wanted our sales reps to be able to take advantage of unique behavioral insights within one view,” said Benjamin Smokovich, Global Director of Innovation and Tech at SAP. “Our partners at Folloze and Outreach instantly recognized how compelling such an integration would be, and what they developed has far exceeded our expectations. Our teams are already reaping the benefits.”
Specific capabilities available through the integration include:
Add a Folloze board to an Outreach email with just a few clicks: Sharing an entire personalized experience is the most strategic way to engage prospects and track buyer behavior.
Add a direct link to Folloze content in an Outreach email: Taking it one step further, the integration makes it possible to share a killer piece of content within a Folloze board, incorporated into an Outreach email, to quickly grab a prospect’s attention.
Personalized Folloze board experience: Through a completely automated process, each prospect receives a customized and highly relevant experience that drives accelerated engagement and generates intent insights.
View account and contact engagement activity within Outreach: Thanks to a fully integrated Folloze dashboard, sales professionals and managers are able to get real-time, first-party intent data to prioritize efforts and understand what’s working.
Identity matching capabilities provide behavioral data: More insights give sales and marketing the ability to identify and truly understand who their prospects are so they can serve them much more effectively and efficiently at scale.
On June 13th, Folloze will host a webinar with featured guests from Outreach and SAP who will discuss modern marketing and sales techniques that will help you deploy your people, technology, and processes that will result in more account engagement and higher sales velocity. Please visit https://engage.folloze.com/folloze-plus-outreach-webinar to register.
To find out more details on how the Folloze plus Outreach integration could work for you, please visit https://www.folloze.com/partners/outreach.
Folloze, creator of the world’s first and only no-code B2B Buyer Experience Platform (BX 3.0), is used by B2B marketing, sales, and revenue teams. Folloze BX 3.0 empowers any marketer to easily build data-driven, highly engaging, personalized content destinations across the entire B2B buyer journey to drive deeper account engagement and revenue growth. Top B2B brands, including ServiceNow, Google Cloud, Cisco, Autodesk, Gigamon, and UL trust Folloze to boost customer engagement, revenue growth, and expansion across their target accounts. To learn more, visit https://www.folloze.com/.
BUYER INTENT DATA
EIN News | June 05, 2023
Radical shifts in the global economy and technological advancement have many industries dealing with significant change. As businesses look to navigate the future, they are actively researching business efficiencies, automation, the growth of artificial intelligence, and other tools and strategies that will help them maintain customers and protect revenue, according to a new report from Bombora, the leading provider of B2B Intent data solutions.
The Bombora Upswell Report, unveiled at the 2023 Bombora Intent Event in San Diego, leverages Bombora Company Surge® data and dives into the latest trends and developments across eight industries: manufacturing, healthcare, finance, software, cybersecurity, professional services, telecommunications, and media/advertising. Each business vertical is analyzed in depth, with insight into the topics and issues that these businesses are researching as they formulate their business plans for 2023 and beyond.
Between Bombora’s Data Co-op of premium B2B publisher partners and the Bombora tag, its identity resolution system and unique data structuring approach allow customers to access the highest quality data in the market. These insights measure changes in research activity to see how businesses are adapting their thinking to new situations.
“Businesses across all verticals need high-quality data to help seize emerging opportunities, drive innovation, and ensure their continued growth in an increasingly competitive global market,” said Mark Connon, President of Bombora. “The Upswell Report is the first time we’ve assembled cross-industry analysis so that companies can be aware of the latest trends and developments in their industries and their customers’ markets. We’ll continue to offer businesses of all sizes the data and insights needed to navigate their changing landscapes, through these recurring reports, as well as our industry-leading Intent data and analytics.”
For example, the Upswell Report shows the media and advertising industry cooling on the Metaverse. Three key categories–Metaverse Consulting, Corporate Metaverse research, and Metaverse as a Strategy–declined in Q1 2023. However, overall Metaverse research grew by 50% in Q1 2023. So while the Metaverse is still an interesting topic overall, businesses are becoming more cautious about investing in it.
The Upswell report also highlights the technologies that matter most to businesses. Within the telecommunications industry, research on SpaceX increased by 8% in late 2022, with nearly 1,500 telecom businesses researching the organization. Compared to a year ago, research related to Low Earth Orbit (LEO) increased by 26% in Q1 2023, a dramatic increase in a short time span. Telecoms are clearly in need of space-related infrastructure for satellites, and there is a huge opportunity here.
Meanwhile, the telecom industry has clearly picked a favorite cloud provider, as research around Amazon Web Services (AWS) increased by 287% in Q1 2023, compared to a 72% increase for Microsoft Azure.
Additional highlights from the research include:
-Manufacturers are focusing on building resilient supply chains, implementing AI and automation solutions to optimize operations, and investing in marketing and brand building as direct-to-consumer sales grow.
-The healthcare industry is researching emerging technologies, such as AI automation, remote patient monitoring, and the Internet of Healthcare Things (IoHT) to address major challenges and improve healthcare delivery.
-Financial services and banking professionals are focusing on research in areas such as market volatility, pre-bankruptcy planning, and debt management while also investing in long-term wealth preservation strategies.
-Software businesses are leveraging tools like ChatGPT, conversational AI, and chatbots to improve operations and customer engagement while also adopting proactive defense strategies against cyber threats.
-The cybersecurity industry is staying ahead of the curve by investing in advanced security measures, addressing workforce shortages, and preparing for future risks to protect against cyber threats in the digital age.
-Professional services research trends show increased demand for advisory, consulting, and specialized services, while technology investments center around an open architecture, payment processing optimization, and core banking operations.
-Telecommunications businesses are exploring investments in infrastructure and innovative services to meet growing customer expectations and capitalize on new revenue opportunities.
The media and advertising sector is putting considerable resources into social media marketing, data management, and video advertising, while also focusing on improving customer experience and engagement to retain a loyal customer base.
Bombora tells businesses which companies are researching their products and services. With this understanding, sales and marketing teams can be more relevant and consistent and improve performance across all activities. This intent-driven approach revolutionizes the way businesses market and sell to other businesses through transparent data built on an ecosystem of quality, collaboration and innovation. With direct integrations with dozens of leading data and media-buying platforms, Bombora is building a world in which business buyers value sales and marketing for its relevance, timeliness and accuracy. To learn more, visit www.bombora.com.
ACCOUNT BASED ANALYTICS
EIN News | April 27, 2023
Intelligage, a fast-growth software company that turns every video call into invaluable data-driven sales playbooks, today released its Intelligent Engagement Cloud to help Sales and Customer Success teams onboard faster, qualify more confidently and forecast more accurately. Founded in 2020, Intelligage quickly gained traction among Customer Success teams by combining conversational AI with intent analytics to help leading businesses turn customer insights into positive outcomes.
“Intelligage was born when the pandemic created a tectonic shift in the way the world works together, and we knew it would never go back. Sales at every scale are - and will continue - being conducted via video in our hybrid workforce. Now, the scale and recent acceptance of AI has unleashed the power hidden in the massive data from recorded calls. This offers an unequaled advantage to our customers.” says Bryan Plaster, CEO and Co-founder of Intelligage. “Using dynamic emotional states and body language, we can couple Machine Learning with this biometric data to predict with confidence a person’s intent. We see limitless possibilities in economic disruption.”
With software sales increasingly relying on video technologies, call recordings have become standard practice for training purposes. It’s a treasure trove of data, but these calls are rarely being analyzed to determine real customer and prospect intent. Intelligage quickly and accurately conducts that analysis to help go-to-market teams learn more from every interaction, from qualification through renewal.
Optimizing video is essential after the SaaS industry’s dramatic correction.
As 2022 came to a close, the growth-at-all-costs focus shifted quickly and dramatically towards Rule of 40, where if a company's revenue growth rate were to be added to its profit margin, the total should exceed 40%. With shrinking software budgets and downsized teams, “do more with less,” has become a common strategy. Leaders who couldn’t afford to forecast inaccurately or experience unexpected churn quickly realized that coaching after a call was too late. Intelligage generates personalized coaching plans, based on both sales methodology and a rep’s emotional intelligence (EQ) to hone in on exactly which skills a rep needs to improve.
“This application is a game changer! After each call, I see what resonated with each buyer and how best to follow-up. It lets me know which deals will close or renew while also highlighting where buyer intent is slipping and how to intervene.” Ira Shaughnessy, CRO at Intelligage.
Qualify, win and retain customers with confidence and accuracy
What customers and prospects say is only 7% of the conversation; Intelligage will add the missing 93% with the power of EQ, AI and Machine Learning. Bain & Company highlight how a 5% increase in client retention can boost profits by as much as 95%. Learn how Intelligage customers are onboarding new reps 60% faster, predicting churn with 90% accuracy and much more on April 25th at 11am CT.
Attend the Intelligage Launch Party, April 25th (Register Here)
From discovery through renewal, Intelligage offers insights that allow GTM teams to build dynamic, data-driven playbooks while capturing non-verbal sentiment and buyer intent on every video call. Sales and CS leaders know which calls to review and when buyers are most engaged. Join Intelligage leadership, customers and advisors on April 25th to learn how to coach with more personalization, qualify opportunities with more accuracy, forecast with more confidence and prevent churn more predictably.
Dallas-based Intelligage (previously CompleteCSM) allows customers to gain more from video interaction. Intelligage helps customers optimize playbooks in real-time by leveraging the true sentiment of buyers and customers while helping to prevent churn when overlaid with CRM opportunity data. Learn more at https://intelligage.io.