CRM Idol 2013: public voting for winner open!

Written by Silvana Buljan for Buljan & Partners Consulting

We finally made it to the last round of this year´s CRM Idol 2013 contest, and all finalists have put lots of efforts and motivation in creating their videos to compete for the title.

As reminder, they are uservoice, cirruspath, bluecamroo, mindtouch and next principles.

The big news is that now the decision of who will make the race is not in the hands of the judges, but in yours – have a look at the videos and make your vote before Monday Dec 16th.

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CRM Idol 2013: finalists announced!

Written by Silvana Buljan for Buljan & Partners Consulting

Yesterday 5 out of 12 semi-finalists have made it to the finals of this year´s CRM Idol contest. They are mindtouch, uservoice, cirrus insight, blue camroo, and next principles. You can watch out their products and services on their websites, and have a close look at the demo reviews placed on www.crmidol.com.

What I want to share with you is their mission statements, and how they market their business model by finding the right messages for creating awareness, attraction, and curiosity for trying them out:

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CRM Idol 2013: semi-finalists announced!

Written by Silvana Buljan for Buljan & Partners Consulting

Last week the 12 semi-finalists of this year´s CRM Idol contest have been announced, all of them passed a selective process of references, presentations and product demo´s. For details on the list and contestant reviews check out www.crmidol.com. You´ll be surprised!

So what´s cooking this year? To put it into a nutshell, we are back to “keep it simple”. Social media, big data and most companies´ focus on efficient processes have led the industry to look for more intuitive, pragmatic and consolidating solutions.

For big organizations this means to have supportive tools for identifying relevant data for the specific CRM processes, and making it available across the organization. For SMB this means a complete set of CRM and ERP functionality to optimize all business processes.

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Announcing CRM Idol 2012 – season 2

Written by Buljan & Partners Consulting

CRM Idol is back! Last year we started an adventure towards engaging the CRM community in innovation, and active participation to find 2011´s promising CRM solution. “We” means Paul Greenberg as thinking head and primary judge for the Americas and EMEA, Esteban Kolsky, Jesús Hoyos, Denis Pombriant and Brent Leary as primary judges for the Americas, and Mark Tamis, Laurence Buchanan and myself as primary judges for EMEA. 

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