Below my list of Sales Enablement software/tools perfect for DIY (Do It Yourself) and for B2C (Business-to-consumer). My complete (mostly B2B) list is here.
Last updated 21-Jan-2020:
Adobe Systems: Adobe Digital Publishing Suite (now part of Adobe Experience Manager Mobile). Create content like you always did for print, but publish to a tablet instead. If you need to make an emergency change to the app, your designers can push an update the same day. On Sep 20, 2018, Adobe Systems Inc. agreed to acquire software maker Marketo Inc. for $4.75bn. On April 19, 2017, Marketo had acquired ToutApp: $7M in revenue annually & competes with Velocify, Inc., Outreach, & SalesLoft.
airtable.com @airtable Creation guide for 5 essential pieces of content to help you drive deals, from start to close: offers.hubspot.com/sales-enablement-guide ebook. Sales Collateral Management. Made Flexible & Effortless. Manage case studies, call decks, & more with the ease of using a spreadsheet. 350+ App Integrations. Spreadsheet Interface. Used by 30,000+ companies. Realtime Collaboration. Drag & Drop File Uploads. Gallery & Card Views. Easy As A Spreadsheet. $5M in revenue annually. Competes with Basecamp, hopTo, & Trello. San Francisco, CA
box box.com @box Online file sharing & cloud content management service offering unlimited storage, custom branding, & administrative controls. Simplify how you work. One platform for secure content management, workflow, & collaboration. The all-new Box Relay is now available. A way to automate processes in Box. For the first time ever, enterprises have a single content management platform to drive team collaboration & streamline processes across the extended enterprise. Productivity & workflow tools usually fall on the extreme ends of the “how work gets done” spectrum: they’re either designed for ad-hoc collaboration or for rigid processes. Yet in today’s agile business, teams need both — a way to collaborate in real time, while also automating the manual work that’s done every day. Competes with Accellion, Dropbox, & ShareFile. San Francisco Bay Area, USA
Burst SMS burstsms.com @burstsms online SMS service. Global online messaging platform: Delivering messages since 2008. Specializing in helping businesses communicate with their customers via SMS with simple yet highly intuitive messaging tools. Increase Sales: SMS Marketing, Sales Automation. White Label & Sub Accounts Perfect for agencies, enterprise companies, & resellers. Fully self funded & taking no investment to date. Burst SMS has grown to be one of the most successful self serve SMS software services in the world. (Also Conversr; see below) With primary business beginning in Australia & New Zealand, Burst SMS is now expanding rapidly globally. With staff in Sydney, Melbourne, Vancouver & Manila, the company has grown rapidly. AU, HK, NZ, PH, SG, UK, US
Canva canva.com @canva graphic design software solutions provider that helps users to design presentations, & more: Brand Kit, “Make an infographic in minutes, not months, with Canva’s easy-to-use infographic creator”. The platform combines a drag-and-drop design tool with a stock library of photographs, illustrations, & imagery. Established in 2012. $22.6M in estimated revenue annually & competes with PicMonkey, Piktochart, & Adobe Systems. Sydney, NSW, Australia.
Conversr (powered by Burst SMS @burstsms; see above) conversr.com The next generation of customer engagement: A conversation control hub that enables you to manage the conversations you have with your customers by combining the powers of human logic & artificial intelligence. Personalized Conversations: Send & receive SMS. Flow Editor: Rapidly design & build custom solutions from our platform, or select one of our turn-key solutions to help you get started quickly. Reporting: Get reporting on key campaign metrics, including campaign goals & objective reporting. With primary business beginning in Australia & New Zealand, Burst SMS is now expanding rapidly globally. With staff in Sydney, Melbourne, Vancouver & Manila, the company has grown rapidly. AU, HK, NZ, PH, SG, UK, US
Gather hq.gathercustomers.com @GATHERcustomers Convert visitors to subscribers, to customers, to ambassadors. “The only tool that combines Exit Intent email lead popups, customer-to-customer referral automation, and coupon distribution to boost your email list.” Create a lead referral campaign by incentivising your existing customers to refer their friends to your list. Sydney, NSW, Australia & New Zealand. Built by @elbahnasy (linkedin.com/in/izelbahnasy/)
Google Cloud Platform (G Suite / Drive / Docs / Sheets / Slides / Keep / Forms / Sites) Alphabet Inc., Mountain View, California, USA
hubba hubba.com more focused on fast moving consumer goods than any other vendor on this list. Helps with sharing of product information between brands and retailers. Managing product information sucks. You are faced with more information to manage, more digital channels to oversee & more demand for product images, descriptions, videos, & more. Hubba’s B2B Product Information Network gives brands the ability to generate a hub of comprehensive product information while providing retailers with real-time access to this accurate, up-to-date content. Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Hubspot hubspot.com @HubSpot inbound marketing & sales platform. hubspot.com/sales-enablement Sales enablement is the technology, processes, & content that empower sales teams to sell efficiently at a higher velocity. Sales Content Optimization: Contrary to common assumptions, marketers are not the only people producing content. In fact, in many companies, sales produces more content than marketing. Every minute a sale rep spends creating content is a minute they aren’t selling. The fact that salespeople take time to produce personalized content shows how important it is in the final stages of a buyer’s journey. Organize sales content: The first step in a sales enablement content strategy is a full content audit. NYSE: HUBS. Competes with Act-On Software, Marketo, & Pardot. Cambridge, MA
Microsoft: Microsoft Office, Office Delve, Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, Dynamics, Yammer, LinkedIn, LinkedIn Learning, Skype, etc…
Greg Poirier of Cloudkettle explains:
I spend a lot of time with startups. We tell them all that Excel is your worst competitor. Everyone already has it (no new cost), they kind of know how to use it (no onboarding) and it’s very reliable (in general startup software is not). It’s a startup killer.
— gregpoirier (@gregpoirier) June 8, 2018
A simple Google search for “Excel Template” will show you the thousands of applications that spreadsheets offer us. And a quick visit to the Excel templates found on the Office 360 website will show you the plethora of templates and examples that are being turned into companies.
Notion notion.so @NotionHQ all-in-one workspace – for notes, tasks, wikis, & databases. Note-taking & collaboration application for your notes, tasks, wikis, & databases. $11M in estimated revenue annually. Competes with Quip, Airtable, & Simplenote. San Francisco, CA
OneMob OneMob.com @OneMob Personal, trackable & company branded video & voice messages tracked in Salesforce. Create a webpage of content, including videos, documents, website links & URLs, buttons, YouTube, & Social Media. Brand pages to match company branding. Real time chat directly with viewers. Upload any document: Import from Box, Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox or Evernote. $1M in revenue annually & competes with BombBomb, JangoMail, & A2Stream Inc. San Francisco
Pegasystems pega.com @pega strategic applications for sales, marketing, service & operations that drive business agility for Global 2000 enterprises. Sales Content Management: Share, discuss, & work together on content for any sales situation. Intelligently guide B2B or B2C sales professionals & automate the sales process with Pega Sales & Onboarding. Cambridge, Mass., USA
Pitch pitch.com @Pitch Pitch Software GmbH. Open platform for presentations & content collaboration. Improve the way presentations are crafted & knowledge is shared. Presentation tool & platform for students, teachers, creatives, managers, startups & teams everywhere. “With Slack & Front transforming business communication, Airtable & Coda disrupting Excel, & Sketch & Framer on a mission to break Photoshop’s monopoly, we saw innovation & thoughtful design resetting expectations & reimagining the user experience of complex business software. Yet, even with this shift, presentation tools have not kept pace with technology; we believe there needs to be something new, different & substantially better.” Software startup founded Jan-2018. Now $22.7M funding: Index Ventures, BlueYard, Slack Fund, Zoom CEO Eric Yuan, Framer CEO Koen Bok, Elastic Co-Founder Simon Willnauer, Datadog CEO Olivier Pomel, Wunderlist-backer Frank Thelen & Metalab Founder Andrew Wilkinson. Their founding team created Wunderlist. $1M in revenue annually & competes with Prezi, Powtoon, & Slidebean. Berlin, Germany
Pobuca pobuca.com @siebenGR (“Transforming CRM to AI bots. Pobuca CRM suite of PobucaConnect, PobucaSales & PobucaLoyalty for brands & retailers”) Sales, marketing & productivity software that helps brands & retailers grow in the fast-paced digital economy. Pobuca Sales is a mobile field-sales automation solution for sales representatives & merchandising auditors that enables you to achieve more sales per day, automate merchandising tasks & be more productive. $5M in estimated revenue annually & competes with Insightly, Spiro.AI, & SugarCRM. Athens, Greece & London, UK
PostBeyond postbeyond.com cloud-based Employee Engagement & Advocacy Platform that enables employees & partners to post approved brand content to their personal networks in an efficient, consistent, and measurable way. PostBeyond Inc. Toronto, ON, Canada
Practice Ignition practiceignition.com @ignitionapp Eliminate debtors & fully automate client onboarding. “Proposal to paid in one place! Eliminate the friction by sending your clients a single smart proposal they can read, sign, & make a payment on in one sitting. That’s more closed deals for you and less back & forth for everyone”. Create intelligent proposals that trigger workflows, automate your back office & increase conversions. “No more word docs, email trails, or data duplication. Software that facilitates proposals, payments, insights, scope management, & integrations.” Competes with Jetpack Workflow, Capium Ltd, & Canopy. Sydney, NSW, Australia
Process Street process.st @processstreet document, track, automate & optimize customer-centric processes. Help sales & customer success teams drive revenue & reduce churn. “The home for your team’s recurring tasks. Create, track & optimize business process workflows.” SaaS platform that lets non-technical teams create powerful, API driven workflows. They don’t seem to compete with Zapier, but integrate with your Zapier account. San Francisco, USA, but many roots in Sydney, Australia
Qwilr qwilr.com @Qwilr Pitch with confidence & win more work. Quickly create beautiful & intuitive proposals, sales & marketing documents. Whether you’re creating internally or sharing externally, Qwilr allows you to build document processes that are fast & easy-to-adopt. Set up your brand once, and it’ll update everywhere. Ensure consistency across all of your documents by setting up your colours, fonts & templates so your team is always on brand. Streamline your sales process: Remove the hassle for clients, & start working & earning faster. Integrate with CRMs, accounting tools & more. Integrate with other tools you love: Integrate Qwilr with the CRM, accounting, live chat & analytics tools. Understand your clients better: Track & analyze how your sales & marketing material is browsed. Be notified when your document is first viewed, see how many times it was viewed & what sections your customer actually cared about. Analytics features. Competes with PandaDoc, Bidsketch, & Proposable. Sydney, NSW
Seidat seidat.com @SeidatApp cloud-based slide deck platform that enables creating interactive slide decks for any occasion & easily sharing them with your team & customers. Gives you the opportunity to manage all your slide decks under one platform. Keeping your material up-to-date & according to your brand for all your team members has never been this easy. Presentation platform for teams. Create, edit, present & share interactive presentations within the same app. Sell more efficiently with navigable pitch decks, save time with updates by using Smart slide, keep your brand consistent in all slide decks with brand & team management. KEEP YOUR TEAM’S PITCH DECKS UP TO DATE: Any changes made within a team are visible to all. You no longer have to worry about everyone having the most recent presentation materials. Seidat’s cloud does that for you. Team collaboration is easy when everyone always gets the latest materials automatically. “Presentation platform for teams. Create, edit, present & share interactive presentations within the same app.” $99.4K in estimated revenue annually. Helsinki, Finland
Slack slack.com/intl/en-au/solutions/sales @slackhq enterprise software platform that allows teams & businesses of all sizes to communicate effectively. Hub for your sales management process: From research to pitch decks to contracts, Slack is where sales happens. Sales teams use Slack for: COMMUNICATION, AUTOMATION, TEAM-BUILDING, HANDOFFS. SF, CA, USA
Uberflip uberflip.com @uberflip helps marketers create, manage, & optimize content experiences at every stage of the buyer journey – without relying on IT. Use Uberflip to power your: Company Blog, Resource Center, Content Library, Sales Enablement. Streamline content management, accelerate lead generation, & fuel marketing automation. Toronto, Canada
WebinarNinja webinarninja.com @WebinarNinja Not just a webinar platform. A complete marketing, training and sales system. “All in the cloud. Your attendees can join your webinar with any web browser, on desktop or any mobile device. There is no need for them to download or install any software. It couldn’t it be faster or easier for them to attend your webinars.” Sydney
Wistia wistia.com @wistia video hosting built for business. Share internal or private videos: Selectively set permissions so you can securely share internal videos & collaborate with your team. Collect feedback on your videos: Share videos & analytics with the rest of your team (or clients), & collect their feedback with time-coded comments. Cambridge, MA
Woveon woveon.com @Woveon “conversational technology that absorbs & analyzes billions of conversations, giving you unrivalled business intelligence to win”. Intelligent customer Service. Organise all of your customer channels into one. Put the “smarts” into your customer service. Using Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning, Woveon helps businesses make smarter decisions about customer service 24/7. Identifies valuable customers, prioritises conversations & integrates with multiple systems. Helps companies use conversation to automatically fix their customer experience. Learns how to best reply to customers using easily searchable historical conversation data. crunchbase.com/organization/woveon Philadelphia, PA, US & Sydney, NSW, Australia
Zoho zoho.com @Zoho suite of business, collaboration, & productivity applications. Over 30 online applications from CRM to mail, office suite, project management, invoicing, email marketing, social media management, & more. Sales & Marketing: Give your sales team the perfect set of apps to help close more business deals in less time. Email & Collaboration: Empower your workforce with apps to collaborate & transform the way they work. Custom Solutions: Simplify complex business processes with apps that will make your team’s work easier. Founded Sep 15, 1996. Founder Sridhar Vembu. Zoho Corporation Pvt. Ltd.; $310 million (estimated revenue). Development headquarters in Chennai, India. HQ Pleasanton, California, US