Tools for media monitoring, competitive intelligence, note sharing, research and link building

Has marketing done a good job at translating content for sales?

Having an eye on where the traffic to this blog comes from allows me to see which tools for media monitoring, CI [competitive intelligence], note sharing, research and link building are being used by [the sales enablement] market players and analysts.

Last edit: 6-May-2021

Affinio

affinio.com Segment audiences on Twitter etc to build personas, uncover media placement, or study competitors.

Agility PR

enterprise.mediamiser.com and agilitypr.com (“Intuitive Media Outreach, Monitoring & Measurement: Discover journalists and influencers, amplify your messages, monitor media coverage, and measure the success of your PR campaigns”)

Awario

awario.com “Be the first to know when important conversations spark out online. Unlike other monitoring apps that rely on a single 3rd-party data provider, it crawls over 13 billion web pages daily, in addition to the APIs.” Use Awario as an immediate way to learn about new mentions.

Battlecard Quickcard

Battlecard battlecard.com @battlecardHQ parsegon.com @parsegon @quickcardhq Quickcard is the main product (Battlecard was the brand/ecosystem name. Pivoted) quickcard.com Sales Playbook Platform: Teams use Battlecard to organize their sales playbook, conquering the chaos of their daily revenue operations. Sales Collateral: Create tailored, shareable, & tracked sales collateral in 30 seconds after every discovery sales call. Just like you tailor your sales pitch on a call, tailor your follow-up collateral. Sales collateral is rarely something that should be one-size-fits-all for all prospects. Create tailored sales collateral. Gain Insights to what is Helpful. Get granular, event driven analytics that help you improve your sales. ZPtCgVzC_400x400Document sharing platform designed for sales. A way to send sales materials: Personalize your sales decks & gain insights on readership in one place. Learn what is & isn’t working in your materials. Send, tailor, & analyze your sales collateral content. Highlight top features: Focus on the topics or features that the prospect specifically cares about based on discovery calls. Inject prospect’s variables: Name, industry, company size, or anything onto sales materials to provide a personal touch. Insert in the Prospect’s Logo, which 97% can be auto-fetched from just providing their domain name. San Francisco, CA, USA

Brandwatch

Brandwatch brandwatch.com acquired by Cision for USD $450M, creating a PR, marketing, & social listening giant: 26-Feb-2021, Online consumer intelligence & social media listening platform Brandwatch has been acquired by Cision, best known for its media monitoring & media contact database services. Brandwatch’s key executive team will be staying on. The move combines two large players to offer a broad range of services, from PR to marketing & online customer engagement. The deal is expected to close in the 2nd quarter 2021.

Brand24

brand24.com @brand24 instant access to brand mentions across social, news, blogs, videos, forums, reviews & more. Brand24 Global Inc., Daytona Beach, FL 32114 USA

cisionpoint cision

cisionpoint.com cision.com Power your stories with CisionPoint, the fully integrated, on-demand PR Solution. Brandwatch acquired by Cision for USD $450M, creating a PR, marketing, & social listening giant: 26-Feb-2021, Online consumer intelligence & social media listening platform Brandwatch has been acquired by Cision, best known for its media monitoring & media contact database services. Brandwatch’s key executive team will be staying on. The move combines two large players to offer a broad range of services, from PR to marketing & online customer engagement. The deal is expected to close in the 2nd quarter 2021.

Crayon

crayon.co @Crayon a market intelligence company helping businesses track, analyze, & act on everything outside their four walls. Keep Sales Battle cards up-to-date seamlessly by integrating them with Crayon’s continuous feed of software-driven competitive intelligence (CI). Get alerts when new intel is ready to review, always staying in sync with market movements. Access battlecards wherever your sales team spends their time – available by desktop, mobile, or directly from within Salesforce CRM. Boston, MA, USA

diigo

diigo.com Collect: Save & tag your online resources for easy access anytime, anywhere. Annotate: Annotate web pages & PDFs directly as you browse online.

Oktopost

oktopost.com media management platform. Helps you manage, measure, & monitor social media – all from one place. Measure the impact of every post, network, & campaign with rich social media analytics – designed to reach your B2B marketing goals.

OZMOSYS

ozmosys.com Organize Your Trusted Content in One Place: Manage Your Content, Blogs & Social more effectively with AI. OZMOSYS: Keep Your Team Informed. “Content Integration” provider of content aggregation, search, alerting & content delivery used by enterprises to control both information overload & overlook. Consolidates high-value information from leading content providers & publishers and removes barriers found in typical distribution methods. Customers worldwide rely on it to keep them more up-to-date & competitive. OZMOSYS Clipper, Alert Manager, & OpenAlerts (Competitive Intelligence)

pipedrive Web Visitors

pipedrive.com/en/blog/web-visitors “Web Visitors”: Discover organizations from your website traffic that so far remained hidden, anonymous or unconverted. Track companies that visit your website, how they found out about you & your website, what they engaged with & how long they stayed. Use these insights to optimize your site’s content & tailor your outreach to new leads or existing customers, anticipating their needs before you even make contact. Web Visitors will automatically rank organizations based on their web activity. However, you can also use custom filters to segment your visitors by properties such as URL visited & organization location to help your sales team target their most ideal leads.

PHISHLABS

phishlabs.com @PhishLabs Digital Risk Protection through curated threat intelligence & complete mitigation. Brand Protection, Domain Monitoring, Social Media Protection, Account Takeover Protection, Advanced Email Protection, Executive Protection, Data Leak Detection. Charleston, SC, USA.

trendkite

trendkite.com (“Intelligent Communications Platform that puts earned media at the heart of the marketing mix.”) TrendKite was acquired by Cision, provider of earned media software & services to public relations & marketing communications professionals.

SIGNAL

signal-ai.com AI powered media intelligence: Signal AI is an AI driven global solution provider for real-time unlimited information & insights for media monitoring, reputation management & market intelligence (MI).

Sendible

sendible.com Social Listening: Improve your client’s trustworthiness with social listening: Track brand, competitor & key industry terms to stay ahead of the curve. Amaze clients & followers by monitoring conversations & delighting them with quick responses. Stay one step ahead of competitors: Understand the social media landscape for your client’s industry by monitoring hashtags, relevant keywords & their competitors. Stay on top of trends, & be the first to engage with their prospects.

SocialAnimal

socialanimal.com @SocialAnimal_io Get deep insights, find influencers & get content inspiration for any keyword. Find & analyze top performing content for any topic or competitor. Find influencers who can amplify your content’s reach. United States

spyfu

spyfu.com (“Download Your Competitors’ Most Profitable Keywords and Ads For Paid and Organic Search”) SEO/PPC analysis

talkwalker

talkwalker.com @talkwalker Empowering impactful digital communication teams globally with q social listening, analytics & influencer marketing software. Your extra set of eyes & ears. Monitors what’s happening on all social channels & online media in real-time, on all markets, in 187 languages. Find out what customers think about your campaigns, products, events, earnings calls & brands. Or track your brand awareness & message impact globally. Talkwalker Alerts talkwalker.com/alerts free alternative to Google Alerts. The most important conversations on the internet (+Twitter) delivered to your inbox… Talkwalker Alerts delivers the top results & tweets that make up your digital footprint from across the web & Twitter to your inbox. Social media analytics filters out & cover the most important conversations – tweets with the most engagement – so you only receive the alerts that matter & can customize your strategy accordingly. Free marketing tool that includes results from social media. Talkwalker Inc. / TALKWALKER Sàrl, Luxembourg

Klue

klue.com @kluein competitive intelligence software that helps Marketing & Enablement teams collect, curate, & deliver intel to Sales to close more deals. Track Competitors: Stay on top of the competition. Klue tracks relevant news & data and combines it with internal sources. Deeper competitive intelligence gives you the edge. Centralize Competitive Content: Update sales battlecards, collaborate, & deliver consumable competitive strategies in the tools your Sales reps use every day. Improve Sales Performance: Arm reps with sales strategies to be more effective in closing deals. Easily searchable sales battlecards give tactics to handle objections, deposition competitors, & leverage strengths. $800K in estimated revenue annually & competes with CI Radar, PlainSight Intel LLC, & Digimind. By KLUE LABS, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Kompyte

Kompyte kompyte.com @kompyte helps product, marketing & sales teams collect, organize & act on CI (competitive intelligence) to differentiate, provide unique value & earn market share. kompyte.com/sales-enablement/ COMPETITIVE INTELLIGENCE FOR SALES ENABLEMENT: Differentiate & win more deals. Improve sales effectiveness with up-to-date intelligence on competitor pricing, products & promotions. $1M in estimated revenue annually & used to compete with Rival IQ, TrackMaven, & L2. Now saying they don’t compete with RivalIQ or Track Maven anymore, but their main competitors are Klue & Crayon. Intellikom, Inc., doing business as Kompyte. San Francisco, CA, USA & Barcelona, Spain

Onclusive

Screen Shot 2021-04-30 at 3.22.48 pmanalyst.onclusive.com @onclusive Formerly AirPR. Proprietary newscrawler which captures millions of pieces of earned, owned, & newswire content each month – more content than any other source. Onclusive provides media monitoring, which includes digital, newswire, print, broadcast, & radio coverage. Data science company for communications. San Francisco, CA

quip

quip.com (by Salesforce.com)

Quickcard

(See above)

Socialmention.com

socialmention.com @socialmention developed by @jonnyjon Social Mention is a social media search engine that searches user-generated content. Real-time social media search & analysis.

getpocket

getpocket.com

Dropbox Paper

paper.dropbox.com

Google Keep

keep.google.com (“Quickly capture what’s on your mind and share those thoughts with friends and family.”)

Kerboo

kerboo.com Backlink software for link audits. Make the time intensive task of doing a link audit on your backlink profile as painless as possible. Identify where the risks & patterns lie in the backlink profile & move efficiently to create a disavow file. By creating a disavow file you can tell Google what links you no longer want to count towards ranking & therefore insure yourself from the build up of a dangerous amount of bad links.

Edelman intelligence

edelmanintelligence.com (command center Edelman intelligence) edelmandataxintelligence.com Edelman Data & Intelligence (DxI): Global, multidisciplinary research, analytics & data consultancy with a distinctly human mission. We use data & intelligence to help businesses & organizations build trusting relationships with people: making communications more authentic, engagement more exciting & connections more meaningful. DxI brings together & integrates the necessary people-based PR, communications, social, research & exogenous data, as well as the technology infrastructure to create, collect, store & manage first-party data & identity resolution. DxI is comprised of 350+ research specialists, business scientists, data engineers, behavioral & machine-learning experts & data strategy consultants based in 15 markets around the world. Edelman & Cision agency partnership that combines Cision’s communications technology with Edelman’s suite of Performance Communications services. The advent of the communications cloud, true ROI measurement for communications, & the ability to integrate comms back into marketing and advertising at the individual audience level, will, over time, be as revolutionary as the marketing clouds have proven to be.

Right Relevance

rightrelevance.com by Cronycle @cronycle cronycle.com Knowledge sharing workspace to foster learning & innovation in the enterprise

ciradar

ciradar.com (“Spend More Time Acting on Competitive Intelligence and Less Time Searching for It”)

LinkMiner

linkminer.com Find powerful backlinks you can replicate easily. LinkMiner is a backlink checker tool. Try mangools.com or kwfinder.com/features/

majestic

majestic.com Find out who links to your website: Majestic maps the web to bring you the Link Intelligence data that you need to dominate your market. You don’t have to be an SEO to enjoy award-winning data from one of SEO’s most established brands. Searching for link prospects within a given industry? By inputting up to 10 different domains or URLs, Clique Hunter will find domains that are currently linking to more than one competitor. A way to find low hanging fruit for link building

meltwater

meltwater.com (“Media Monitoring, Insights and more”)

PublicRelay

PublicRelay publicrelay.com @PublicRelay media analytics for communications & marketing pros at the world’s most recognizable brands, associations, universities & federal agencies. Transform media monitoring into media intelligence: Comprehensive coverage. Conceptual analysis. Executive reporting. PublicRelay discovers insights communicators can’t live without. Their human-AI hybrid makes conceptual insights possible. Leave messy, automated tone behind with precise sentiment & messaging – for all companies, topics, & concepts mentioned in your content. Tysons Corner, VA

SEOreviewTools.com

seoreviewtools.com/valuable-backlinks-checker/ Backlink Tool / Links checker. Check your competitor’s backlink profile.

cognitiveSEO

cognitive SEO cognitiveseo.com/site-explorer/ Site Explorer: Link Research to Spot Growth Opportunities & Investigate Rankings for Your Site & Competitors.

SEMrush

Screen Shot 2021-05-06 at 4.41.48 pmsemrush.com measurable results from online marketing:
Do SEO, content marketing, competitor research, PPC & social media marketing from one platform.

sourcescrub

sourcescrub.com (“M&A Software for Deal Origination: Revolutionize your deal sourcing & tracking efforts with the SourceScrub M&A platform. Learn more about the technology & its solutions”)

competitors.app

competitors.app from Sibiu, Romania.

Wonder

askwonder.com Wonder @AskWonder Get Smart. Fast. Wonder is the ultimate on-demand research assistant for consultants, agencies, entrepreneurs, & the chronically curious.

Small tools for links

rapidlinkr.com (“Open multiple links with a single click!”)

10bestseo.com/url-opener/ URL Opener Open a whole list of URLs at the same time

linkrr.com (“Transforms your non-clickable multiple links into clickables.”)

flipboard
flipboard.com one place to find the stories for your day, bringing together your favorite news sources with social content, to give a deep view into everything…

Sales Enablement SaaS software for b2b startups

Below is my list of Sales Enablement software/tools perfect for b2b startups. My complete list (which is mostly B2B) is here.

Last updated 9-Apr-2021:

ActiveCampaign activecampaign.com @ActiveCampaign customer experience automation platform helping businesses grow through meaningful engagement with their customers. Notify your team when leads take action: Tell your salespeople when their leads take action. If a lead browses specific pages or puts in a pricing request, send an automatic notification so that your salesperson can follow up directly. ActiveCampaign enables Sales teams in volume: 125 email templates available on the customer experience platform. Each template has been designed using HML & includes images & layout suitable for a wide range of B2B & B2C engagements. The templates also include the codes to draw in data from the Active Campaign platform to enable the easy creation of targeted email campaigns. Email marketing is still the king of B2B marketing! The responsive templates slot into one of 500+ automation recipes that ActiveCampaign has on its platform. These enable the automation of the complete sales lifecycle for a customer. Templates are usable for any product & any brand within a portfolio. It is possible to switch colours, fonts, & images & update text. The responsive design ensures that every email sent is easily read, no matter what the device used. More than half of all emails are opened on a mobile device! ActiveCampaign, LLC. Chicago, IL, USA

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

Asana asana.com @asana a work management platform for teams. The work management software vendor launched its first offering aimed at a specific job role in 2019 with Asana for Marketing. The list of options for individual business units grew in 2020 with the addition of Asana Operations & Asana Sales. Asana for Operations lets users access Asana’s gallery of workflow templates or create their own custom versions to standardize processes such as vendor & employee onboarding & management. Asana for Operations & Asana for Sales and Account Management are two new end-to-end solutions for teams to manage their entire operations & sales workflows. The suite of capabilities is available on Asana’s Business & Enterprise offerings. Asana targets sales & ops teams with new integrations: Salesforce, Jira Cloud & Tableau integrations are designed to help the work management app appeal to specific business functions. San Francisco Bay Area, West Coast, Western US

Atlassian Corporation Plc (Confluence Cloud, Trello, etc) atlassian.com/software/confluence @confluence Confluence is a team workspace where collaboration & knowledge meet. Create, collaborate, & organize all your work in one place. Many organizations use Confluence as their intranet & some even as the Sales Enablement portal. Confluence Cloud: Get your files together: With the new Microsoft OneDrive for Business integration, embed Microsoft Word, Excel & PowerPoint files in your Confluence pages so it can always be your single source of truth! By typing “/trello” on a Confluence page, you can embed a complete Trello board for easy access. Work together from anywhere with Confluence Mobile: Stay on top of the latest with your team & move work forward – straight from your device. Sydney, NSW, Australia

Autopilot autopilothq.com @autopilotus visual marketing software for automating customer journeys. Automate your marketing visually & create remarkable customer journeys. Integrate with @burstsms using the new webhook shape to instantly send an alert to your customers when a payment is overdue. Autopilot (formerly Bislr) was founded in 2012 by three brothers from Australia. Sydney, NSW, Australia

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

Brandcast brandcast.com @brandcastapp code-free web content system. Create branded websites & content in a connected, design-driven system. Customizable. Engaging. Trackable. Discover the power of interactive sales collateral. Your prospects will love it & you can track their interactions from cold call to closing. Pitch decks, Sales proposals, Case studies, & Web brochures. Replacing static, slow-loading PDFs with interactive content is a new idea. Adding videos, demos, or showrooms to presentations livens up the pitch like nothing else. Going forward, you may have fewer live meetings where you can develop personal bonds with customers. That makes lively, engaging presentations more important than ever. Brandcast Salesforce Studio is an integration that allows a Salesforce user to automatically create a personalized website directly from a Salesforce Account or Opportunity record. The personalized website will pull content & data from Salesforce to create a personalized experience. All websites created from Salesforce can be updated in real-time & are automatically equipped with tracking metrics that allow a Salesforce user to see engagement activity directly from Salesforce. San Francisco, CA

Screen Shot 2021-04-09 at 3.03.35 pmBurst SMS burstsms.com @burstSMS global online messaging platform, delivering messages since 2008. They pride themselves on providing an easy-to-use online SMS platform with a focus on marketing, operations, & advanced SMS API solutions. Innovation is what they strive for, by building new communication features to enhance customer experiences. Salesforce integration to send SMS from within Salesforce. Also Eloqua, Marketo, Oracle Responsys, Zoho CRM, Zapier.com, etc…

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 Screen Shot 2021-04-01 at 7.36.26 pmstock library of photographs, illustrations, & imagery. Real-time collaboration: Design with your team or co-presenters via a link or email, then comment, edit, & collaborate in real-time. Pre-record to present confidently, every time: With Canva, you don’t need a live audience to deliver great presentations. Add audio, or pre-record yourself talking over a Screen Shot 2021-04-01 at 7.34.11 pmpresentation, then share your video to be viewed anytime, anywhere. Download “Talking Presentations” as MP4 videos. It’s excellent for capturing audiences beyond a one-time event. Established in 2012. $500M in revenue projected in 2021. Competes with Loom.com, Pitch.com, PicMonkey, Piktochart, & Adobe Systems. Sydney, NSW, Australia.

Close close.com @close (also known as close.io or Elastic) inside sales CRM for startups & SMBs. Close more deals. Supercharge your sales with one of the best CRMs for startups & SMBs. Get pipeline view, calling, lead management, email automation, & more. Palo Alto, California, United States blog.close.com/sales-enablement & sales enablement toolkit

Dropbox dropbox.com @Dropbox (acquired HelloSign) Dropbox for Business helps companies seamlessly collaborate with secure file sharing, access from anywhere, & robust admin controls. San Francisco, CA, US. Acquired HelloSign hellosign.com @HelloSign Simplifying work for the businesses of tomorrow: We are HelloSign, HelloFax & HelloWorks. San Francisco, CA. 10-Mar-2021Dropbox announced it plans to acquire DocSend for $165 millionDocSend docsend.com @DocSend helps customers share & track documents by sending a secure link instead of an attachment.

Google Cloud Platform (G Suite / Drive / Docs / Sheets / Slides / Keep / Forms / Sites) Alphabet Inc., Mountain View, California, USA

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

Screen Shot 2021-04-07 at 5.45.31 pmLoom loom.com @loom work communication tool that helps you get your message across through instantly shareable video. Say it with video! Get your message across, no matter where you work. Sending a Loom is more efficient than typing long emails or spending your day in meetings having conversations that don’t need to happen in real-time. You talk up to 6x faster than you type. Capture you screen, record their front-facing camera, & narrate video all at once with no switching apps or upload required. Whether it’s training new teammates or replying to a customer inquiry, Loom enhances the way people communicate at work by allowing them to send the next best thing to being there. Why Sales teams use Loom: Improve outreach. Accelerate sales cycles. Optimize performance. Streamline onboarding. San Francisco, CA, USA. Legal name Opentest, Inc.

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

Pipedrive pipedrive.com @pipedrive web-based Sales CRM. CRM platform developed from the salesperson’s point-of-view. 5-Mar-2020, Pipedrive announced it acquired Mailigen, provider of an email marketing automation solution. Their first acquisition will make it easier for Pipedrive customers to access software that generates leads & nurtures customers. Mailigen mailigen.com @mailigen email marketing automation platform & agency servicing small to medium size companies around the world. Email marketing for Pipedrive users: Get ready to engage your customers & make entirely new ones. Mailigen in Riga, Riga, Latvia (Pipedrive estimated annual revenue $46.5M, based in New York, New York, US) August 2020 saw the launch of Sales Docs (in beta): Send trackable quotes, proposals, & contracts from your CRM. See when files are opened & make updates in real-time. Follow up at the right moment and close deals faster. Auto-fill docs with Pipedrive data: Send quotes faster with less manual copy-pasting & fewer errors. Create document templates that automatically pull products from your catalog or information from any Pipedrive field. By sending trackable documents, you get notified whenever they’re opened. Follow up at the right time to lock in sales quickly. Find docs easily: Store quotes, proposals & contracts where you can quickly locate them. Track them against deals in Pipedrive or your chosen storage drive to evaluate their effectiveness & make improvements.

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

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

SalesLoft salesloft.com @SalesLoft sales engagement platform. Transform the way sellers engage with their customers by delivering a better selling experience. Finally experience true marketing & sales alignment on a single platform. With improved visibility & easy collaboration on templates, sales plays, & lead routing, SalesLoft puts marketing & sales on the same page. Expanded Machine Learning (ML) capabilities enable sales professionals to take personalization to the next level. Eg: Seniority model automatically recognizes a person’s position in the organization & place them into the ideal persona-based cadence. Hot Leads injects Artificial Intelligence (AI) into workflows where it counts, prioritizing engaged contacts, so users can focus their efforts connecting with the right people at the right time. $23M in revenue annually & competes with Outreach, Velocify, Inc., & Insidesales.com. 2k+ customers, including Square, MuleSoft, WeWork, & Dell, use the company’s sales engagement platform to engage in more relevant, authentic & sincere ways. (Acquired Costello on November 4, 2019.) Headquartered in Atlanta, they have additional locations in San Francisco, New York City & Guadalajara, Mexico. Atlanta, GA, USA

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. 30 Nov 2020: Salesforce Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Slack.

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

Sales Enablement software perfect for Low Code or No Code or DIY Do It Yourself and for B2C

Below is my list of Sales Enablement software/tools perfect for No Code or Low Code or DIY (Do It Yourself) and for B2C (Business-to-consumer). My complete (mostly B2B) list is here.

Last updated 9-Apr-2021:

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. Need to make an emergency change to the app? Designers can push an update the same day. Sep-2018, Adobe Systems Inc. acquired software maker Marketo Inc. for $4.75bn. 19-Apr-2017, Marketo acquired ToutApp: $7M in revenue annually & competes with Velocify, Inc., Outreach, & SalesLoft.

airtable.com @airtable Creation guide for 5 essential pieces of content to 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

Asana asana.com @asana a work management platform for teams. The work management software vendor launched its first offering aimed at a specific job role in 2019 with Asana for Marketing. The list of options for individual business units grew in 2020 with the addition of Asana Operations & Asana Sales. Asana for Operations lets users access Asana’s gallery of workflow templates or create their own custom versions to standardize processes such as vendor & employee onboarding & management. Asana for Operations & Asana for Sales and Account Management are two new end-to-end solutions for teams to manage their entire operations & sales workflows. The suite of capabilities is available on Asana’s Business & Enterprise offerings. Asana targets sales & ops teams with new integrations: Salesforce, Jira Cloud & Tableau integrations are designed to help the work management app appeal to specific business functions. San Francisco Bay Area, West Coast, Western US

Atlassian Corporation Plc (Confluence Cloud, Trello, etc) atlassian.com/software/confluence @confluence Confluence is a team workspace where collaboration & knowledge meet. Create, collaborate, & organize all your work in one place. Many organizations use Confluence as their intranet & some even as the Sales Enablement portal. “Confluence Cloud: Get your files together: With the new Microsoft OneDrive for Business integration, embed Microsoft Word, Excel & PowerPoint files in your Confluence pages so it can always be your single source of truth! By typing “/trello” on a Confluence page, you can embed a complete Trello board for easy access. Work together from anywhere with Confluence Mobile: Stay on top of the latest with your team & move work forward – straight from your device.” Sydney, NSW, Australia

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

Brandcast brandcast.com @brandcastapp code-free web content system. Create branded websites & content in a connected, design-driven system. Customizable. Engaging. Trackable. Discover the power of interactive sales collateral. Your prospects will love it & you can track their interactions from cold call to closing. Pitch decks, Sales proposals, Case studies, & Web brochures. Replacing static, slow-loading PDFs with interactive content is a new idea. Adding videos, demos, or showrooms to presentations livens up the pitch like nothing else. Going forward, you may have fewer live meetings where you can develop personal bonds with customers. That makes lively, engaging presentations more important than ever. Brandcast Salesforce Studio is an integration that allows a Salesforce user to automatically create a personalized website directly from a Salesforce Account or Opportunity record. The personalized website will pull content & data from Salesforce to create a personalized experience. All websites created from Salesforce can be updated in real-time & are automatically equipped with tracking metrics that allow a Salesforce user to see engagement activity directly from Salesforce. San Francisco, CA

Screen Shot 2021-04-09 at 3.03.35 pmBurst SMS burstsms.com @burstSMS global online messaging platform, delivering messages since 2008. They pride themselves on providing an easy-to-use online SMS platform with a focus on marketing, operations, & advanced SMS API solutions. Innovation is what they strive for, by building new communication features to enhance customer experiences. Salesforce integration to send SMS from within Salesforce. Also Eloqua, Marketo, Oracle Responsys, Zoho CRM, Zapier.com, etc…

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 Screen Shot 2021-04-01 at 7.36.26 pmstock library of photographs, illustrations, & imagery. Real-time collaboration: Design with your team or co-presenters via a link or email, then comment, edit, & collaborate in real-time. Pre-record to present confidently, every time: With Canva, you don’t need a live audience to deliver great presentations. Add audio, or pre-record yourself talking over a Screen Shot 2021-04-01 at 7.34.11 pmpresentation, then share your video to be viewed anytime, anywhere. Download “Talking Presentations” as MP4 videos. It’s excellent for capturing audiences beyond a one-time event. Established in 2012. $500M in revenue projected in 2021. Competes with Loom.com, Pitch.com, PicMonkey, Piktochart, & Adobe Systems. Sydney, NSW, Australia.

Checkbox checkbox.ai @CheckboxAI No-code Workflow & Automation Platform. Legal, risk & compliance automation platform. Triage Automation! Let Checkbox show you how to boost efficiency and where business users can request & access various services via an automated process. Sydney, NSW

Close close.com @close (also known as close.io or Elastic) inside sales CRM for startups & SMBs. Close more deals. Supercharge your sales with a CRM for startups & SMBs. Get pipeline view, calling, lead management, email automation, & more. Palo Alto, California, United States blog.close.com/sales-enablement & sales enablement toolkit

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

Dropbox dropbox.com @Dropbox (acquired HelloSign) Dropbox for Business helps companies seamlessly collaborate with secure file sharing, access from anywhere, & robust admin controls. San Francisco, CA, US. Acquired HelloSign hellosign.com @HelloSign Simplifying work for the businesses of tomorrow: We are HelloSign, HelloFax & HelloWorks. San Francisco, CA

Gather gathercustomers.com @GATHERcustomers Convert visitors to subscribers, to customers, to ambassadors. 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

hatchbuck hatchbuck.com @hatchbuck all-in-one sales, CRM, & marketing automation software to help your business capture more leads & close more sales. Formerly known as Systematic Revenue, Inc. Changed its name to Hatchbuck in May 2013. Acquired by Benchmark Email on Sep 10, 2019. St. Louis, MO, USA

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

Internal internal.io @Internal_io “Internal tools? You’ve got other things to build. Free up valuable engineering time to move your business forward with no-code internal tools.” No-code software that instantly connects the company’s data in useful, actionable ways while controlling access and protecting customer privacy. No-code customizations: Internal makes it easy for anyone to create custom internal tools. No SQL or Javascript knowledge required. From customer onboarding and customer service to data processing and on-demand operations, Internal helps teams do their jobs better. Legal Name “Console Corp”. San Francisco, California, USA

involve.me involve.me stereosense GmbH (also known as brandquiz) @involvemeapp Make “no code” interactive content in minutes. Set up funnels with 2 minute landing pages, surveys & accept payments online. User engagement platform that helps businesses create personalized customer interactions. Engage Your Users With Interactive Content: Create personalized interactions at every step of the customer journey. Acquire & keep customers involved. involve.me is reimagining customer experience by allowing e-commerce shops & digital marketers to easily create personalized interactions at every step of the customer journey, so they can better acquire & keep customers involved. Vienna, Wien, Austria

Kbee kbee.app @tryKbee Knowledge Base Software. Kbee lets anyone create a searchable & branded knowledge base straight from Google Docs. Turn your content into a fast, searchable space for you, your team, or your customers. Create instantly: Turn your existing Google Drive folders & files into a professional knowledge base. Find answers quickly: Full-text search across all of your content. Match your brand: Customize your domain, logo, color schemes, & layout. Horatio, Inc. San Francisco, CA, USA

Screen Shot 2021-04-07 at 5.45.31 pmLoom loom.com @loom work communication tool that helps you get your message across through instantly shareable video. Say it with video! Get your message across, no matter where you work. Sending a Loom is more efficient than typing long emails or spending your day in meetings having conversations that don’t need to happen in real-time. You talk up to 6x faster than you type. Capture you screen, record their front-facing camera, & narrate video all at once with no switching apps or upload required. Whether it’s training new teammates or replying to a customer inquiry, Loom enhances the way people communicate at work by allowing them to send the next best thing to being there. Why Sales teams use Loom: Improve outreach. Accelerate sales cycles. Optimize performance. Streamline onboarding. San Francisco, CA, USA. Legal name Opentest, Inc.

Microsoft: Microsoft Office, Office Delve, Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, Dynamics, Yammer, LinkedIn, LinkedIn Learning, Skype, etc…
Greg Poirier of Cloudkettle explains:

By @TheCoolestCool here: foundationinc.co/lab/the-saas-opportunity-of-unbundling-excel/

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.

 

miro miro.com @miroHQ used to be known as Realtime Board (RealtimeBoard). 6-Mar-2019, they have a new name & brand identity: Miro, online collaborative whiteboard platform that enables distributed teams to work better together. Offers a collaborative whiteboard platform that is designed to allow distributed teams to work effectively together. Support includes running presentations / slides, brainstorming sessions & workshops to planning projects & designing new products & services. San Francisco, Bay Area, USA

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

 

OscilloSoft oscillosoft.com.au @oscillosoft IT Consulting firm providing services across many platforms for SMB to enterprise clients. Specializes in CLOUD solutions like Zoho. Find out how you can use OscilloSoft’s BurstSMS extension with your @zohocrm to engage more with your clients! Sydney, NSW, Australia

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, & 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. Slack acquired by Salesforce 1-Dec-2020. Combining @SlackHQ with @Salesforce Customer360 “will be transformative, creating the operating system for the new way to work. Together, we’ll enable companies to grow and succeed in the all-digital, work-from-anywhere world.” Slack shareholders will receive $26.79 in cash & 0.0776 shares of Salesforce common stock for each Slack share, representing an enterprise value of approx. $27.7 billion based on the closing price of Salesforce’s common stock on 30-Nov-2020.

tray.io tray.io @tray integrate your entire stack with this general automation platform. Empower your workforce with automated processes & integrate your cloud stack to work in real time. Automate your organization without taxing development resources. Turn your team into citizen automators. Marketing: Improve marketing efficiency and scale growth like never before. Lead list uploads, Personalized email, Lead scoring & routing, Data enrichment, Happy customer detection. Sales: Stream buying signals & sales updates directly to sales reps. RFP Process, Alerting, Approval process, Sales Enablement, Swag automation. tray.io, inc. San Francisco Bay Area, West Coast, Western US

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

Weld weld.io @Weld_io Interactive content in minutes – Create visual, animated, interactive content on your website. “No Code” BE CREATIVE WITHOUT CODE. Allows you to create visual, animated, interactive content on your existing website. No need for developers or agencies. Be more flexible, work faster, save money. Stockholm, Sweden

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

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.; $310M (estimated revenue). Development headquarters in Chennai, India. HQ Pleasanton, California, US

Sales Enablement software solutions from the Nordics

Screen Shot 2021-04-21 at 4.23.47 pmGiven the number of views/visits this blog gets from Nordic countries, I’m starting a list of Sales Enablement software vendors from the Nordics.

Last edit: 21-Apr-2021.

Please also see them in my table which you can export/download yourself:

Screen Shot 2021-04-21 at 1.19.28 pmAttach attach.io @attachio acquired & powered by Cirrus Insight @cirrusinsight sales enablement platform (See Cirrus Insight) cirrusinsight.com/products/attachment-tracking Helps align your sales & marketing team with it’s centralized content hub. With one place to distribute content to your team, salespeople know where to go to find the right content. Marketers know how Screen Shot 2021-04-21 at 1.13.37 pmthat content is used & can optimize it’s effectiveness through data to help the sales force sell. Know who reads your documents, where they spend time and who they share them with. Understand your prospects engagement & transform the way you sell forever. Align your sales & marketing department with a library of approved content, & make sure everyone shares the latest version. Analyze the effectiveness across your team, optimize your content & build winning sales decks. Stockholm, Sweden (Cirrus Insight developed by Laguna Hills, CA-based “Cirruspath” / Irvine, CA, USA)

CrankWheel crankwheel.com @crankwheel Also known as joisig. Enterprise-friendly screen sharing. Screen sharing for telesales teams. Enables unique new use cases for sales over telephone plus screen share. CrankWheel ehf. operates the crankwheel.com, syna.is & meeting.is websites. Reykjavík, Iceland

Data Dwell datadwell.com @data_dwell sforce.co/2qzkZyh enables sales & marketing teams to close deals faster by using intelligent content matching & measuring content ROI. The best content, analytics & prospect tracking, native in Salesforce. Increase sales conversion by dynamically matching relevant content to any prospect attributes. Generate relevant conversations, track detailed content consumption & notify sales of interactions in order to focus sales efforts – all in Salesforce. City of London, London & Reykjavík, Gullbringusysla, Iceland

Digizuite digizuite.com @DigizuiteDAM Take control of your content with digital asset management. Enterprise digital asset management software that lets you search, manage, & distribute your brand assets from one centralized source. DAM for Sitecore @damforsitecore: The Digizuite DAM for Sitecore module makes Sitecore even more powerful. Digital asset management seamlessly integrated with Sitecore. Built by @DigizuiteDAM damforsitecore.com Manage digital files and customer experience from one place. The Digizuite™ DAM for Sitecore module gives you a single source for all digital files. Upload, manage, search & share files on multiple channels from within Sitecore. Denmark

GetAccept getaccept.com @getaccept AI-based eSignature & document tracking platform. Harness video, live chat, proposal design, document tracking & e-signature to simplify the life of your sales team. High Performer Sales Enablement Software. Send, Track & E-Sign your Documents. Reach the full potential of your sales process. Intelligent automation, personalized recipient engagement, and digital signature. Create & send documents that stand out against your competition. An electronic signature & document tracking platform, but for the closing stages of your sales cycle. Combine document tracking with eSigning & use machine learning to predict the next action needed to get the document signed. Enterprise features include video-introduction, automated live-chat, connected calls, & deal based display re-marketing. $5M in revenue annually. Competes with RightSignature, PandaDoc, & DocuSign. San Francisco, CA, USA based, but founding team comes from Sweden

Kahoot! kahoot.com @GetKahoot Helping unlock the magic of learning. Kahoot! for business: Enterprise: Create a learning culture that all employees want to be part of. Deliver engaging training and e-learning at scale. Make internal presentations and events engaging. Enable collaboration across your organization. Onboard your entire organization easily & securely. Deliver engaging training & e-learning at scale: Build a content library. Create game-based learning programs with colleagues in a shared team space. All team space members can search & reuse questions or kahoots made by others. Enable company-wide collaboration: Collaborate on content in a shared team space. Save time by reusing content – either entire kahoots or individual questions. Oslo / Austin / London

Membrain membrain.com @membrain_com Used to be known as Upstream business solutions? SALES ENABLEMENT CRM FOR TEAMS COMMITTED TO GROWTH. Sales Improvement Software that helps B2B companies execute their sales strategy & achieve consistent performance in complex sales. Allows you to integrate educational information, collateral & guides in the right context – your sales process. This helps all your sales people to increase their skills from hire date through every deal they work. Provide training material to reinforce new knowledge; Ensure that everyone uses the same sales language; Provide deal-level coaching to increase win-rates. CONTENT IN CONTEXT: Provide sales collateral from the right context (sales process); Use in-process sales guidance to get new hires up to speed; Model the behaviors of top performers & share best-practices. ENGAGE: See when your customers engage with your content. $2M in revenue annually & competes with Revegy, Altify, & AXIOM Sales Force Development. Stockholm, Sweden

Molnify AB molnify.com Turn your Excel files & Google Sheets into web-based applications. Application development & deployment platform which lets you turn your Excel models & Google Sheets into online web applications. No coding. No lock-in. No fuzz. Build complex data models in Excel or Google Sheets & visualize them using Molnify. Let the user alter the assumptions & visualize the effect. Automatically selects the most appropriate chart for displaying your data, such as bar, line, pie & waterfall charts. Easily add the functionality of saving data as a specific scenario. You can later simply load or share this set of presets. Stockholm, Sweden

Napp napp.dk @Napp_dk Acquired by Templafy (See Templafy) on 18-May-2020. Enabling sales & marketing teams to solve the needs of the ever demanding buyer. Ensure the right sales material is always available at all meetings. Control content in one centralized platform, & push updates instantly to all sales teams. SaaS software company helping B2B sales & marketing organizations succeed by empowering their sales teams with a better sales support tool that help them close more deals & have better conversations in meetings. Founded in Copenhagen, & venture funded in 2017, it empowers thousands of sales reps. Sales enablement platform that gives the sales team a tool to help before, during & after client meetings, & provide clients with a better buying experience. Copenhagen, Denmark

Prezentor prezentor.com @PrezentorCom Sales Enablement platform that transforms sales. Stand out, sell value & win time. Smart, easy-to-use editor, to build feature-rich, clever presentations with just a few clicks. Add videos, hotspots & relevant files to better sell your services or products. Sales teams appreciate it before, during & after meetings. Copenhagen, Denmark

Salesframe salesframe.com @Salesframe Sync latest materials, videos & other content via web-based management system. Integrate Salesframe with your existing systems such as Salesforce CRM, Microsoft Sharepoint, & IBM Notes. After meetings, quickly create a branded PDF of the materials & notes so customers have something to take away. Make winning pitches wherever you are with the app for iOS&Android. Finnish company; client base so far mostly Finland-originated B2B companies. Salesframe Oy; old name “sales interactive”. Helsinki, Finland

SalesValue @salesvaluexpert also see @thomasthejn salesvalue.net Sales & Consulting Enablement made easy / Sales & Consulting Enablement solution: Intelligent content management, Automated knowledge sharing, Personalized recommendations, Analytics & insights. Activates the knowledge & power of your whole organization. We enable your Value Creators to help your customers. SalesValue ApS, Capital Region, Denmark

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

SHOWELL showell.com @ShowellApp Simple, Fast & Elegant Tablet Sales App / solution for sharing & presenting documents, videos, images & HTML5 content on the iPad. A sales enablement platform for winning sales teams. Easy & lightning fast platform for sales & marketing teams to provide the best experience for buyers & beat competitors. Sales acceleration & presentation app for iPad, Android & Windows 10. Tool to distribute, present & track your sales materials. Consists of Showell Admin, Showell App & Analytics. Showell Admin is where you manage content, users, permissions & settings. Showell App is what your sales reps use to browse, search, present, create & share content. With Showell’s Analytics you keep track of your sales team’s activities. Enterprise-ready , Showell has an API for integrations, e.g. SSO, CRM, DAM. It also provides a full support for HTML5 apps, e.g. forms, calculators, configurators, & other interactive content like animations & 3D. Sales Content Management: Central cloud storage for all your sales materials. Upload & organise PowerPoints, PDF’s, videos, images. Let your reps know what’s new & notify them by sending push / email messages. Manage users & set permissions. Control your Showell account’s branding, e.g. logo, colors, images & front page. Access analytics & track your sales team’s activities & more.crunchbase.com/organization/showell-the-simple-fast-and-elegant-tablet-sales-app Jyväskylä Helsinki, Finland

Templafy templafy.com @Templafy manage, dynamically update & share business templates & brand assets throughout your organization, from anywhere & from any device. “Employees now know that they are always using the latest version of the templates & everything is completely integrated into the Office package.” Distribute the latest company templates & assets instantly & directly to the employees who need them available, right where they work. Governance resides in the central admin interface. Entire document ecosystems are centrally controlled, & global distribution takes just a click – with no need for IT involvement. All available company content is approved by your in-house experts & made available directly in the apps employees use. $9.8M in revenue annually & competes with HotDocs, Sparx Systems, & PandaDoc. Copenhagen, Denmark & Berlin, Germany (Acquired Napp on 18-May-2020)

Weld weld.io @Weld_io Interactive content in minutes – Create visual, animated, interactive content on your website. “No Code” BE CREATIVE WITHOUT CODE. Allows you to create visual, animated, interactive content on your existing website. No need for developers or agencies. Be more flexible, work faster, save money. Stockholm, Sweden

Yooba yooba.com @YoobaStudio Sales Meeting Performance Management Platform. Buyers today are more informed which means they are more in control of each sales opportunity. Sales people today have to be more advisers than ever before to build trust. They need to act as experts to create measurable business benefits by solving the customers needs. Yooba ensures that your salespeople are armed with: The right knowledge – Specific to the current selling situation – At the right time – In the right place – Tailored to the needs of the buyer. Craft beautiful, branded material with the user­-friendly design studio with 3D capabilities, polls, forms, & video. Marketing & management departments can instantly publish updates to reps— anytime, anywhere. Backend analytics record how presentations were delivered, & which material & messaging captivated clients. Get an unprecedented, comparative view on rep’s performance. Website offline since 23-Jan-2020. Social media silent since Feb-2017. Used to have $308.7K in estimated revenue annually & used to compete with Vablet, ClearSlide, Salesframe & Showpad. Stockholm

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Indian Sales Enablement vendors and Market players based in India or doing development there

Starting this list based on India consistently being in the top 3 countries in terms of visitors to this blog.

Below my list of Indian Sales Enablement software vendors/apps/tools & Sales Enablement solutions, B2B marketing content management, B2B sales knowledge management, Digital Content Management for B2B sales (DCMS), Sales Asset Management (SAM), etc… based in India or with development mostly in India; as of 2-May-2021.

act-on Software act-on.com @actonsoftware Act-On’s Adaptive Marketing Platform is your command center to get the right messages, to the right people, at the right time. Emphasizes the importance of not only providing a sales team with the right content & tools & aligning those assets with the buying cycle, but aligning the right tools with the right sales person. $70.5M in estimated revenue annually & competes with Hatchbuck, Percolate, & V Locators. Portland, OR / Scottsdale, AZ, USA & Reading, UK & India

BirdzAI p360.com @P360_Solutions Optiks Solutions, Inc D\B\A P360 Solutions. Sales solution: 360 degree full-lifecycle suite for sales performance, from data management & lead resolution to data compliance. Updated the sales enablement platform, BirdzAI, with artificial intelligence that provides insights for sales forecasting, churn prediction, brand propensity analysis, next best action recommendations, & more. By adding artificial intelligence capabilities it helps life sciences companies eliminate the guesswork often associated with sales operations. Piscataway Township, New Jersey, USA. Cockburn Central WA, Australia. Eksar, Borivali, Maharashtra, India

Bsharp bsharpcorp.com @bsharpcorp mobile sales enablement tools accelerate sales through continuous training, effective sales conversations & more productive sales reps: Inform, train, assess, equip, hear from & motivate the sales team. Mobile platform & services methodology to help you build a formidable team. Continuously train thousands of sales personnel across geos; Keep them informed of important decisions at the corporate office; Send product collateral, brochures, videos for customer use; Get info like sales, inventory, merchandising, customer meetings for analytics daily. Marlborough, MA, US & Bangalore, India

ContentRaven (See Raven360 below)

ContexTip contextip.com @contextip the right insights at the right time with the right context. In large globally spread sales teams, where many divisions often sell into the same accounts, the potential to cross-sell often goes unrealized because information is trapped in silos. ContexTip digs through all data in Salesforce & recommends the best sales executives across divisions to reach out for help with a deal. A recommendation engine gives a ring-side view of your account & helps your team with timely, relevant & optimal date to help the deal move further & faster to closure. Have the power of critical information at your finger tips just when you need it. By Lister technologies, India

DocShare docshare.io @docshareio Track document opening & performance with easy to share weblinks. Document tracking app by SalesHandy.com @saleshandy (send, track, control, engage & present sales collateral with actionable document analytics. CENTRALIZED SALES COLLATERAL: Manage all your sales documents at one place. Organize your files by teams, company or private.) India

Draup Platform draup.com/sales/ @draup_sales Machine Learning startup incubated at @Zinnov zinnov.com Powering Sales Enablement: Empowers sales teams with comprehensive account & stakeholder intelligence to enable micro-targeting. Analyzing millions of data points to help sales teams understand finer details about their prospects, such as buying preferences, technology choices, outsourcing deals, buying centers, strategic & investment priorities etc., while also obtaining a deep understanding of the key decision makers among your prospects. Equip you with sales intelligence & help you answer pressing sales questions such as “leads to prioritize”, “Right stakeholders to target”, & “How to approach the targeted opportunity”. Cloud hosted web application with data rich insights & visualizations to help you know the most important information about your prospects. US-India-China-Singapore. Santa Clara, CA, US; India

DronaHQ dronahq.com/sales-enablement-platform/ @dronahq Legal name: Deltecs Infotech Pvt Ltd No code app development platform for building mobile & web business apps. Cloud-based no-code app development platform for building business apps & automating business operations for SMB, Enterprises, Business Units & IT Depts. Developer productivity gains, speed of delivery, while ensuring rich end-user experience. Digitize everyday sales activities along with sales support apps to help train sales team on processes, product knowledge, pricing competitive positioning or more. Enable instant reporting & automation of approvals with workflows to keep the back office connected with the sales force for faster detection & decision making. Maintain a central database of all complex sales processes, numbers & learning with real-time access to inventory status, pending requests, orders & more. India

Enablix enablix.com @enablix sales enablement platform for marketing. Know when buyers engage with your shared content: Share content with your buyers & learn when they engage with your content. Provide your buyers with a value-driven content experience. Fast access to the right content can increase a rep’s efficiency many folds. Reps can find the right content, in less time, focusing on the more important task of selling. Present in USA, Canada, & India. Virginia, USA

Infinite Possibilities in-pl.com Instructor-led & Digital Sales Enablement Platform. Our mission is to help Sales Teams be more productive through Enablement & Sales tools. The platform will enable sales people to learn world class sales skills & provide tangible metrics to measure sales effectiveness. Developed by SIB Infotech. Kondivita, Andheri East, Mumbai, Maharashtra

Journey Sales journeysales.com @JourneySales smart rooms digitally engage customers with sales teams across the customer lifecycle, allowing them to easily collaborate – all in Salesforce.com. B2B sales solution designed for you & your customer. Smart Rooms are private digital collaboration spaces where a sales team & a customer team can work together, engage key decision-makers, invite colleagues, quickly reach consensus etc. Say goodbye to repeat conversations, endless emailing & unproductive phone calls & say hello to everyone on the same page. Once had $5.8M in revenue annually. Competes with Abtech Holdings. Most recent tweets, blog posts & news from 2017/2018! Philadelphia, PA, USA & Chandigarh, Chandigarh, India

KnoBis knobis.co @knobis_kb KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT PLATFORM: Somewhere along the way, Knowledge Base got really hard to use. Simple, intuitive & requires no training. By Bellurbis Technologies Pvt. Ltd., India

Raven360 ContentRaven raven360.com @Raven360_ sales enablement platform that allows companies to train, onboard, & coach their team into shortening their sales cycle & closing more deals. They focus on Sales & Partner enablement specifically, video-based coaching & learning. Content Raven (Enterprise Content Enablement Platform) has 25+ enterprise customers & 300k+ users. ENABLE YOUR SALES TEAM: Onboarding, Training, Coaching, & Confidence to Close More Deals. Provide the right training, content & messaging for complex product sales in one easy experience for reps. Also marketed as “Sales readiness platform that delivers up-to-date & consistent sales content, training & coaching.” $5M in revenue annually & competes with Syncplicity, OpenDrive, & SugarSync. Framingham, MA, US & R&D in Chennai, India

Mutual Mobile mutualmobile.com @mutualmobile Create rich user experiences that re-invent how businesses engage the world through mobile. Custom software solutions. Increase the demonstrable value of mobile. Austin, TX & Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Nowigence nowigence.com @Nowigence AI Platform Delivering The Personalized Sales Intelligence You Need To Close Deals Faster. “Work Even While You Sleep – Be Prepared”. Automatically extracts & synthesizes sales intelligence. Pluaris™, Solomon™, & Artemis™ from Nowigence. For sales: Achieve Sales Quotas, Identify New Sales Opportunities, Get Live AI Generated Briefings, Reduce Employee Turnover, Know Current Industry Dynamics. Top-Down Transparency, Expert Knowledge Sharing, View Entire Data Landscape, Institutional Memory Hub, Reduce Onboarding Time. Charlotte, NC 28202; Albany, NY 12207; Noida 201301, U.P. India

Persistent Systems persistent.com @Persistentsys announced Apr 1, 2016 that it acquired Genwi genwi.com @Genwi put the power of information in the hands of sales teams. We make it easy for sales reps to find, share & track content interactions via mobile. crunchbase.com/organization/genwi Had $1.4M in revenue annually & used to compete with Highspot, Seismic, & Bigtincan. Had joined twitter May 2008. San Jose, CA. Persistent Systems is from Pune, India

Playbook AI playbook.ai @playbookai guides sales professionals in B2B businesses to contact the right prospect, at the right time by using artificial intelligence. Accelerate Growth in SaaS – Using AI-first Account Based Sales Acceleration Platform: Playbook AI provides task-by-task prescriptions to inside sales teams, which increase effectiveness, efficiency & velocity of winning deals. Training Creator: Are you new recruits taking a long time to ramp up? Get them boiler room ready in a few days. Create micro training videos personalized to each task to teach new recruits how to interact with a prospect. AI-first omni-channel inside sales acceleration technology, which prescribes activities to B2B sales teams that increase conversion & velocity. Bengaluru, India

Regalix regalix.com @regalix nytro.ai Nytro Platform (Agency turning into product) solutions for Sales Enablement, Revenue Operations & thought leadership. Create, organize & measure interactive content so you can more effectively coach & train your sales teams to close deals quicker. The Nytro Trainer app includes remote coaching capabilities including: Role-based virtual onboarding (ability to onboard Screen Shot 2021-03-29 at 4.24.41 pmsales reps remotely & at scale, enabling them with the right sales readiness content so they can start selling to buyers across the various stages of the funnel), AI-Powered Training (Sales leaders can create customized quiz + assessment journeys, powered by artificial intelligence that recommends guided selling paths that prepare SDRs, BDRs, AEs & Field Reps with selling capabilities), Pitch Master (practice, perfect & record demos & pitches for quick evaluation, powered by AI, that provides insights into which reps are ready to sell & which require more practice to master the perfect pitch), Continuous-Coaching (create PinBoards which inform reps on the latest & greatest sales tips, plays, industry news & best practices, keeping them on top of their game to constantly improve their sales skills in an ever-changing market). Palo Alto, California, United States (Old branding was sharedemos.com) Many offices in India

Sales Bridge salesbridge.in Sales Acceleration through Sales Training: SalesBridge is your Unified Sales Training Platform to deliver all your sales training. Visual Training & Sales Acceleration Platform. Using video, search & social training technologies we make training personal, collaborative & effective. It is multilingual in architecture & built for linking related ideas & information components to a central core concept, product, skills or process. India

Salespatron salespatron.com @salespatron distribute any sales content to your sales reps with a single click/tap & ensure only the latest content gets used. With advanced analytics, find out how your content gets used in the field & align sales & marketing goals. Find out how your content gets used & create better content. Have a structured analytical way to know which pieces of sales content gets used more often than others & by whom. Use these insights to create even better content next time to improve rep productivity. Increase ROI on marketing content by helping reps close more deals. Reps gets insights on how clients are engaging with their emailed sales content with analytics (when was content opened, which pages were read & for how long). Follow-up smarter & close more deals. Have all content available neatly organized & updated any time on any device, even offline. New Delhi, India

SmartWinnr smartwinnr.com @smartwinnr Gamified platform to improve sales & training through better retention. Compliance onboarding, Sales Development, Sales Knowledge, Learning. Sales Acceleration Platform: Drive knowledge through AI-driven quizzes & feeds. Enhance performance by data-driven coaching. Boost performance by gamifying Sales KPIs. San Francisco, CA / Walnut, California & Gachibowli, Hyderabad, India

Stratbeans stratbeans.com @Stratbeans Stratbeans Consulting Pvt. Ltd. provider of AI-based online learning solutions. Advanced sales enablement tool for the BFSI sector (Banking, financial services & insurance) consisting of technologies like virtual sales training, gamified onboarding activities, & coaching templates. The tool is tailored to specific business needs that connects sales & marketing, simplifies the content library, & offers powerful sales metrics. Helps companies boost the performance of their sales & marketing teams which not only results in a higher conversion rate but also leads to enhanced customer experience & engagement. Organize & track content. Sales readiness function: Equips teams with the right training & coaching for their needs as well as a tool to continually drive more revenue. Break the boundary between coaches & experts on one hand & the sales executives on the other. India, USA, Dubai

streamz streamz.ai @Streamzai AI-based mobile sales readiness platform that empowers companies to build & maintain a highly prepared, engaged, & differentiated sales team. Enable, train & empower your sales talent everywhere. Get your team sales ready- Faster & Easier. Accelerate your business with our world-class mobile-driven sales enablement & readiness platform. Leverage our AI-enabled continuous measurement technology. Set yourself apart from your competition now. GROW YOUR SALES REVENUE WITH PROVEN DATA DRIVEN AI-ENABLED APPROACHES. Track, measure & improve sales knowledge & skills continuously with mobile-first sales enablement technology. Correlate with various sales metrics, & address key learning gaps. Create effective sales readiness programs that can drive improvements individually & at enterprise level. Achieve your sales goals through smarter actions. TeamStreamz Pte Ltd. Singapore, India

Tesseract Learning tesseractlearning.com @TesseractLearn Digital learning company helping global organizations equip their learners to perform better & be future-ready. E-Learning: deliver effective/efficient training. A training platform that you & your employees will love. Create faster & better with KREDO. Templates anybody can create training content in KREDO. Create engage bite-sized learning content, gamified content & video based content & more. Tesseract Learning Pvt. Ltd. Bangalore, Karnataka; Bengaluru, India

UpsideLMS upsidelms.com @Upside_LMS AI-powered Learning Management System & Off-the-shelf Online Content Library (Plethora). AI powered LMS, mobile-ready, SaaS Learning Management System for eLearning, Classroom Training, Virtual Training, Gamification, Social Learning & Mobile Learning. Deliver training programs to your Sales teams anytime, anywhere & on any device. Pune, India. UpsideLMS HR Tech Pvt. Ltd.

Wittyparrot wittyparrot.com instantly access & reuse relevant information on any device to save time. Share best practices across teams to improve performance & consistency. Align sales & marketing messaging, maintain freshness of content, track usage. Cloud-based content delivery platform that helps companies to speak with one voice. Cupertino / Bay Area / San Francisco, US & Bangalore, India. Legal Name: Acrowit, Inc.

Vymo getvymo.com @getvymo personal assistant app that automates sales force activities, driving sales effectiveness. By capturing rich, contextual data, it generates actionable insights that help managers make need-based interventions to close more deals. Personal sales assistant; captures activities, automatically & predicts next best actions. Vymo, an India-based developer of software for sales automation & field force productivity, raised $18 million in Series B funding. Investors include Emergence Capital & Sequoia India. Vymo’s entry into the US market comes at a key moment for the banking and insurance industries. According to the 2019 Accenture Global Financial Services Consumer Study, banking and insurance customers want greater personalization services along with more efficient ways of integrating digital channels with physical customer interactions. Enables high-value interactions with prospects & customers through data & intelligence, thus also leading to an increase in customer trust & share of wallet. New York, NY, USA & India

Xoxoday xoxoday.com @thexoxoday all-in-one tool to connect, align, motivate & engage your employees, channel partners, sales & consumers. Improve business efficiency, productivity, performance & optimize costs in employees, sales, channel & consumer engagement. Digital rewards & software to engage employees, channel partners, fleet-on-street, & consumers. Business software products to solve problems around employee rewards & recognition, channel sales incentives, & consumer promotions. Serves customers worldwide. Nreach Online Services Private Limited. Bangalore, India

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

Predicting a Sales Enablement software market size for 2020

Jim Lundy, CEO & Lead Analyst at aragonresearch.com says:

“Aragon expects the worldwide sales engagement platform market to grow from U.S. $1.57 billion in 2017 to $5.59 billion by 2023.”

If expecting linear growth that would mean 23.56% growth per year?

My own graph using Aragon Research start and end point
My own graph using Aragon Research’s start and end points

Aragon believes the “fractured sales enablement category would consolidate into the sales engagement market. Today, some sales enablement providers are now offering a complete digital selling platform—what Aragon calls a sales engagement platform”.

Aragon includes vendors such as Outreach and VanillaSoft which I did not use to include in my definition of “Sales Enablement”. My definition of Sales Enablement is a bit closer to Gartner’s “DCMS” (digital content management for sales):

“By the end of 2017, Gartner estimates that DCMS vendors will generate $423.5 million in revenue, up by approximately 16% from the previous year.” (Source)

16% is a bit less than the approx. 23.56% growth Aragon seems to have for sales engagement platforms and from my point of view 16% are more realistic.

Since I started tracking the Sales Enablement market in 2007 (and started this blog in 2009) my list of vendors has grown to above 480 line items (table) with a crazy long death watch list of dead or zombie startups.

My estimation of the total Sales Enablement software market for 2020 is more than USD $2.6Bn, if you do count some of the revenue of the 800-pound gorillas such as Microsoft & Salesforce where Sales Enablement is more of a byproduct or additional use case.

I’m guessing none of the Sales Enablement vendors are wildly profitable (outside the 800-pound gorillas). Excluded from this chart are the very small ones.

If we do enter a recession, it will be interesting to see how many of the vendors that were not acquired in 2017 – 2019 can attract follow up funding or become profitable.

On January 3, 2019, Casey Winters posted: The Problems With Martech…:

“[…] In short, I hate martech, and think martech will decline as a category, and most martech businesses will not be very successful. I think there are a few reasons for this that are not well understood, but if you understand them, it can unlock some martech opportunities that are still quite large for entrepreneurs, and help marketers understand which technologies to bet on vs. bring in house. […]”

Long overdue consolidation in the B2B Sales Enablement market

By the end of 2017 – Gartner estimated – Digital content management for sales (DCMS) vendors “generate $423.5 million in revenue, up by approximately 16% from the previous year”.

That is obviously not that big an annual revenue and not that big a growth rate…

…to justify the high number of over 186 market players (depending on how you count). Hence, the last 18 months saw long overdue consolidation in the Sales Enablement market:

[Edit] July 25, 2019, Bigtincan acquired the assets of Portland, Oregon, USA based Veelo, Inc. for US$1.8m.

[Edit] May 28, 2019Upland Software acquired Kapost (Had $19M in funding) for approx. 3x revenue ($45M in cash) + $5M cash holdback payable in 12 months.

[Edit] November 15, 2018, Compelligence, LLC compelligence.com had a relaunch of their new company name, brand & website: CompeteiQ competeiq.io Competitive intelligence platform built for sales: Win Intelligently, Intelligent sales battle cards, Integrated win/loss workflow, Track news, website changes & trends, Salesforce AppExchange certified.

[Edit] Nov. 14, 2018Showpad sales enablement platform for sellers, acquired meeting intelligence software Voicefox to help with seller productivity, buyer engagement/experience. By recording, transcribing & analyzing business conversations, it gives sales managers the ability to understand & validate what’s happening in the field. Armed with this intelligence, sales managers can more effectively & scalably coach their teams.

October 25, 2018: Mediafly mediafly.com @Mediafly announced the acquisition of Alinean Inc. alinean.com @AlineanROI

[Edit] September 25, 2018Bigtincan announced the acquisition of Customer Engagement Platform FatStax fatstax.com @FatStaxApp creating end-to-end connections across CRM & sales enablement.

Sep 20, 2018: Adobe Systems Inc. agreed to acquire software maker Marketo Inc. for $4.75bn. [On April 19, 2017 ToutApp had been acquired by Marketo.]

Sept. 4, 2018: DocuSign, Inc. completed its acquisition of SpringCM, a cloud-based document generation & contract lifecycle management software company. With SpringCM, DocuSign will accelerate customers’ ability to modernize their Systems of Agreement—all the way from preparing to signing, acting-on, & managing agreements.

Enhatch stopped selling a digital content management for sales solution (DCMS). [I’m removing them from my Sales Enablement market revenue chart.]

On Jun 28, 2018Upland Software @UplandSoftware announced their acquisition of RO Innovation roinnovation.com. Uplandsoftware.com/roinnovation/

June 18, 2018, Bigtincan @bigtincan announced the acquisition of learning vendor (micro-learning / training and enablement platform) Zunos: “As part of the integration, Bigtincan will leverage Zunos’ expertise to shape its comprehensive learning platform in the Bigtincan Hub, focusing on micro-learning strategies to ensure retention, gamification to boost engagement and partner enablement to ensure holistic dissemination of content and knowledge across partner teams and organizations.”

June 5, 2018, Showpad (around since 2011) acquired LearnCore (provider of sales training & coaching software) to deliver an integrated Sales Enablement platform: Sales content, engagement, training & coaching. LearnCore & Showpad’s combined platform will leverage data analytics & artificial intelligence to optimize investment in content, deliver relevant content recommendations for sales, and improve the skills of sales teams through personalized training & coaching at scale. Showpad expanded its operations with new offices in Amsterdam, Munich, & Chicago. The combined company will have 350 employees globally.

May 8, 2018, it was announced that Seismic acquires SAVO Group. On Jun 12, 2017, KnowledgeTree was acquired by SAVO Group. SAVO Group also had an investment from SAP.

March 7, 2018, Octiv acquired by Conga @congaHQ. Octiv was formerly known as TinderBox. On May 7, 2020 Conga conga.com @CongaHQ was acquired by Apttus which had been acquired by Thoma Bravo on Sep 4, 2018. The company will be known as Conga.

Jan 29, 2018, CallidusCloud acquired by SAP. Price $2.4B. Callidus itself had been “quite acquisitive, acquiring 14 companies dating back to 2010 including 4 in 2017 alone, according to data on Crunchbase.” Jul 6, 2011, Callidus Software Inc acquired iCentera (on-demand sales enablement software to increase sales revenue through marketing, sales, and customer messaging vehicles)

December 12, 2017, ClearSlide joined Corel Corporation. ClearSlide clearslide.com had acquired SlideRocket to let you create & edit presentations in the cloud with slide-by-slide analytics. (Sold to Bigtincan in 2020)

Dec. 06, 2017, Quark Software @QuarkNews took over Docurated Inc. Docurated’s inception was in 2012.

Nov 30, 2017 we learned Bigtincan acquired Contondo. “Contondo’s data science team and core technology will be incorporated into the Bigtincan Hub Sales Enablement Automation Platform.”

Nov. 17, 2017, Upland Software, Inc., cloud-based Enterprise Work Management software, acquired Qvidian Corporation, provider of cloud-based RFP and Sales Proposal automation software. After Sant and Kadient had already merged into Qvidian, Qvidian is now owned by Upland Software.

Sep. 7, 2017, Vision Critical @visioncritical announced its acquisition of Pressly @pressly a Toronto-based software company. Vision Critical provides customer relationship intelligence software that improves customer relationships to grow customer lifetime value. Vancouver, Canada

June 12, 2017: Jive jivesoftware.com @jivesoftware “provider of modern communication & collaboration solutions for business. We empower people & organizations to work better together.” Though based in California, Jive’s largest site is in downtown Portland, its onetime headquarters. Aurea completed its $462M purchase of Jive. Jive once employed upward of 200 people in Portland, but after a 2016 layoff & an exodus following the company’s sale, its workforce has fallen considerably. Jive Software had $203.5M in revenue annually & competed with Get Satisfaction, Slack, & Workfront.

Trapit was acquired by ScribbleLive in May 2017. (Rock Content has acquired ScribbleLive on Dec 10, 2019. Rock Content: SaaS, Marketplace. Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil)

April 19, 2017: ToutApp was acquired by Marketo (Sep 20, 2018: Adobe Systems Inc. agreed to acquire software maker Marketo). ToutApp: $7M in revenue annually & competes with Velocify, Inc., Outreach, & SalesLoft.

MarcomCentral acquired by Ricoh Company on Dec 9, 2014 marcom.com @MarcomCentral an online, on demand marketing assets management (MAM) solution. “Become a marketing rockstar with MarcomCentral’s marketing asset management software.” Manages & customizes marketing content across your entire organization. $10M in estimated revenue annually & competes with Pageflex Inc., SproutLoud Media Networks, LLC, & Elateral. Solana Beach, California, US

My frequently updated lists tracking the market:

2021 B2B Sales Enablement market size, growth rate, overview and book

Pam Didner’s book Effective Sales Enablement

Pam Didner’s book Effective Sales Enablement. Honoured to be mentioned. The book will be launched in the UK on 10/3 and in the US on 10/23: https://amzn.to/2uf6scr
Pam Didner’s book Effective Sales Enablement launching in the UK 10/3 & and in the US 10/28 https://amzn.to/2uf6scr

I received my copy of Pam Didner’s excellent book Effective Sales Enablement.

I’m honoured to be mentioned in it.

Thank you Pam Didner and everyone who was part of the start of my journey in this space at Nortel and BizSphere.

In discussion forums of the SALES ENABLEMENT SOCIETY sesociety.org and on Quora I see the ongoing demand for numbers on the market size of the Sales Enablement market.

On Jun 28, 2018 when Upland Software announced their acquisition of RO Innovation, they called it…

…the $400+ million annual sales enablement software market

… which is quoting Travis, T. (2017, September 6): Sales Enablement Platforms Expand the SalesTech Stack.

Obviously there are many ways to define the boundaries of this market.

Here my definition of Sales Enablement.

The Gartner Report: Market Guide for Digital Content Management for Sales published 17-Nov-2017 sees…

…“Digital content management for sales (DCMS)” […] vendors […] “generate $423.5 million in revenue, up by approximately 16% from the previous year.”

In 2017 (22-June-2017), Sales Engagement Platforms (SEP) were a $780M/year market, and “expected to be worth $5B by 2021” (Aragon Research).

My table using start & end points from Aragon Research
My table using start & end points from Aragon Research

Obviously the Sales Engagement Platform market is different from the Sales Enablement Technology [or Sales Enablement Platform] market.

However, it is interesting to take Aragon’s numbers to see what growth rate they are assuming.

If they really think that market can reach $5B by 2021 (which I question; unless they count some of Salesforce’s revenue) and if they assume a linear growth rate, then they are assuming a market growth rate of 59.12% a year.

If not assuming a linear growth rate, then their model might look something like this:

My own graph using start & end points from Aragon Research
My own graph using start & end points from Aragon Research

As you can see from the links further down below I’m trying to track both the growth & consolidation of this market.

Scott Brinker’s Marketing Technology Landscape Supergraphic grew again:

In 2018 the largest category with the greatest number of vendors was Sales Automation, Enablement & Intelligence with 490 solutions.

Scott actually wrote a post on this growth & consolidation entitled The paradox of simultaneous MarTech consolidation and expansion, illustrated

the paradox of simultaneous martech consolidation and expansion
the paradox of simultaneous MarTech consolidation & expansion

Whilst this blog salesenablement.wordpress.com just wants to show a complete picture of the market without rankings or recommendations, I have recently come across a couple of such perspectives:

The Forrester Wave™ : Sales Enablement Automation Platforms | Q3 2018

The Forrester Wave™ : Sales Enablement Automation Platforms | Q3 2018
The Forrester Wave™ : Sales Enablement Automation Platforms | Q3 2018

g2crowd.com/categories/sales-enablement

https://www.g2.com/categories/sales-enablement

Ignoring detailed revenue numbers for Salesforce, Hubspot, Adobe, Microsoft, IBM, Oracle, Velocify Inc., and Jive Software; here my current Sales Enablement market overview by revenue.

[Edit] July 25, 2019, Bigtincan acquired the assets of Portland, Oregon, USA based Veelo, Inc. for US$1.8m.

[Edit] In October 2019 @servicenow acquired @attivio

[Based on Crunchbase data, but very likely to be outdated.] Please help me improve this@salesenablement

b2b_sales_enablement_saas_market_May-2021

The first 18 are not in order of revenue.

My total count is 186 vendors.

The revenue shown in the graph above (I took out Enhatch) is a lot more than the $400M from Travis, T. (6-Sep-2017): Sales Enablement Platforms Expand the SalesTech Stack.

I added some to account for the elephants in the software market and some for the very long ‘long tail’ of small vendors. Hence, you get to more than the $780M Aragon Research has for the so called Sales Engagement Platform market. I know many companies consider their Microsoft SharePoint document repository as their Sales Enablement portal:

  • Salesforce (Slack, Salesforce CRM Content / Chatter / Einstein / AppExchange / Trailhead / ‘Sales Cloud’ files & libraries)
  • Google Cloud Platform (G Suite / Drive / Docs / Sheets / Slides / Keep / Forms / Sites)
  • SAP (Callidus / iCentera / Litmos, LMS, Emarsys, Signavio) CRM, CPQ, CLM, Marketing Automation, …
  • Hubspot
  • Adobe Systems (Marketo + ToutApp + Adobe Digital Publishing Suite, now part of Adobe Experience Manager Mobile)
  • Microsoft (Microsoft Office, Office Delve, Teams, SharePoint, Dynamics, Yammer, LinkedIn, LinkedIn Learning, etc…)
  • IBM (IBM Smarter Workforce former kenexa.com + Vivisimo Velocity Platform = IBM InfoSphere Data Explorer)
  • Oracle (Oracle CPQ Cloud former BigMachines Inc + InQuira)
  • Velocify Inc. ($50M in revenue annually; competes with SalesHood)
  • Jive Software (used to have $203.5M in revenue annually, now $38M?)
  • Zoho
  • ServiceNow

This blog turns 12 years old in 2021. See the archive going back all the way to 2009.

I’m always looking for new ways to show the entire market size and the percentage breakdown of all the market players.

I see the market at $3.4Bn USD in annual revenue in 2021, but only if counting some of the revenue of the really large players in software that bought out smaller Sales Enablement players or those big players who offer free/freemium tools that could be used for Sales Enablement.

Here my complete lists:

consolidation in the Sales Enablement market

In my post More recent Sales Enablement market overviews and ownership changes from April 16, 2018 I mentioned examples of consolidation in the Sales Enablement market where one vendor – or assets of one vendor – changed hands twice already.

 

Here a more complete list:

[Edit] July 25, 2019, Bigtincan acquired the assets of Portland, Oregon, USA based Veelo, Inc. for US$1.8m.

[Edit] Nov. 14, 2018, Showpad sales enablement platform for sellers, acquired meeting intelligence software Voicefox to help with seller productivity, buyer engagement/experience. By recording, transcribing & analyzing business conversations, it gives sales managers the ability to understand & validate what’s happening in the field. Armed with this intelligence, sales managers can more effectively & scalably coach their teams.

[Edit] October 25, 2018: Mediafly mediafly.com @Mediafly announced the acquisition of Alinean Inc. alinean.com @AlineanROI

[Edit] September 25, 2018Bigtincan announced the acquisition of Customer Engagement Platform FatStax fatstax.com @FatStaxApp creating end-to-end connections across CRM & sales enablement.

[Edit] Sep 20, 2018: Adobe Systems Inc. agreed to acquire software maker Marketo Inc. for $4.75bn.

[Edit] Sept. 4, 2018: DocuSign, Inc. completed its acquisition of SpringCM, a cloud-based document generation & contract lifecycle management software company. With SpringCM, DocuSign will accelerate customers’ ability to modernize their Systems of Agreement—all the way from preparing to signing, acting-on, & managing agreements.

[Edit] Enhatch stopped selling a digital content management for sales solution (DCMS).

[Edit] On Jun 28, 2018Upland Software @UplandSoftware announced their acquisition of RO Innovation roinnovation.com. Uplandsoftware.com/roinnovation/

[Edit] June 18, 2018, Bigtincan @bigtincan announced the acquisition of learning vendor (micro-learning / training and enablement platform) Zunos @GetZunos:

“As part of the integration, Bigtincan will leverage Zunos’ expertise to shape its comprehensive learning platform in the Bigtincan Hub, focusing on micro-learning strategies to ensure retention, gamification to boost engagement and partner enablement to ensure holistic dissemination of content and knowledge across partner teams and organizations.”

June 5, 2018, Showpad (around since 2011) acquired LearnCore (provider of sales training & coaching software) to deliver an integrated Sales Enablement platform: Sales content, engagement, training & coaching. LearnCore & Showpad’s combined platform will leverage data analytics & artificial intelligence to optimize investment in content, deliver relevant content recommendations for sales, and improve the skills of sales teams through personalized training & coaching at scale. Showpad expanded its operations with new offices in Amsterdam, Munich, & Chicago. The combined company will have 350 employees globally.

May 8, 2018, it was announced that Seismic acquires SAVO Group. On Jun 12, 2017, KnowledgeTree was acquired by SAVO Group. SAVO Group also had an investment from SAP.

March 7, 2018, Octiv acquired by Conga @congaHQ. Octiv was formerly known as TinderBox. On May 7, 2020 Conga conga.com @CongaHQ was acquired by Apttus which had been acquired by Thoma Bravo on Sep 4, 2018.

Jan 29, 2018, CallidusCloud acquired by SAP. Price $2.4B. Callidus itself had been “quite acquisitive, acquiring 14 companies dating back to 2010 including 4 in 2017 alone, according to data on Crunchbase.” Jul 6, 2011, Callidus Software Inc acquired iCentera (on-demand sales enablement software to increase sales revenue through marketing, sales, and customer messaging vehicles)

December 12, 2017, ClearSlide joined Corel Corporation. ClearSlide clearslide.com had acquired SlideRocket to let you create & edit presentations in the cloud with slide-by-slide analytics.

Dec. 06, 2017, Quark Software @QuarkNews took over Docurated Inc. Docurated’s inception was in 2012.

Nov 30, 2017 we learned Bigtincan acquired Contondo. “Contondo’s data science team and core technology will be incorporated into the Bigtincan Hub Sales Enablement Automation Platform.”

Nov. 17, 2017, Upland Software, Inc., cloud-based Enterprise Work Management software, acquired Qvidian Corporation, provider of cloud-based RFP and Sales Proposal automation software. After Sant and Kadient had already merged into Qvidian, Qvidian is now owned by Upland Software.

Sep. 7, 2017, Vision Critical @visioncritical announced its acquisition of Pressly @pressly a Toronto-based software company. Vision Critical provides customer relationship intelligence software that improves customer relationships to grow customer lifetime value. Vancouver, Canada

June 12, 2017: Jive jivesoftware.com @jivesoftware “provider of modern communication & collaboration solutions for business. We empower people & organizations to work better together.” Though based in California, Jive’s largest site is in downtown Portland, its onetime headquarters. Aurea completed its $462M purchase of Jive. Jive once employed upward of 200 people in Portland, but after a 2016 layoff & an exodus following the company’s sale, its workforce has fallen considerably. Jive Software had $203.5M in revenue annually & competed with Get Satisfaction, Slack, & Workfront.

Apr 19, 2017: ToutApp was acquired by Marketo. $7M in revenue annually & competes with Velocify, Inc., Outreach, & SalesLoft.

Jul 26, 2016: PointDrive pointdrive.com @Point_Drive Chicago; acquired by LinkedIn (acquired by Microsoft)

MarcomCentral acquired by Ricoh Company on Dec 9, 2014 marcom.com @MarcomCentral an online, on demand marketing assets management (MAM) solution. “Become a marketing rockstar with MarcomCentral’s marketing asset management software.” Manages & customizes marketing content across your entire organization. $10M in estimated revenue annually & competes with Pageflex Inc., SproutLoud Media Networks, LLC, & Elateral. Solana Beach, California, US

My frequently updated lists tracking the market:

Sales Enablement tools powered by Machine Learning and AI Artificial intelligence

After a decade of Sales Enablement vendors having to optimize their experiences for mobile, now almost every new vendor seems to have a Machine Learning (ML) or Artificial Intelligence (AI) story to tell.

Here is my list of Sales Enablement tools powered by – or at least integrating – ML / AI (obviously most uses of the term Artificial Intelligence are talking about Machine Learning). Last updated 2-May-2021:

2Viz 2VizCon 2viz.io 2vizcon.com business productivity through AI-driven enterprise apps. Software for the development of platform independent enterprise apps in marketing, sales, communication, learning. Sales Enablement: Transform your sales strategy with impactful sales enablement applications to sell more. Marketing Enablement: Stage your brands, marketing messaging & content on an engaging mobile platform. Combine fragmented technology stacks to create one integrated technology, one connected platform, one productive team. 2VizCon GmbH, Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany & Kingston, Greater London, UK

Ada Inc / Ada Support www.ada.support/ @adasupport Chatbot platform that makes artificial intelligence accessible to non-technical support teams. It operates through both web & mobile machine learning engine that reduces support volume, empowers customers to find answers on their own, & automatically learns how to better serve customers in the future. $2M in estimated revenue annually & competes with Pandorabots, Dexter, & Passage AI. Toronto, ON, Canada

ASAPP asapp.com @asapptech Making knowledge workers radically more productive. Powering effective and efficient customer experiences. An artificial intelligence customer service software that helps call center agents work more efficiently. Provides customer care & sales agents with a platform to know the right thing to say & the right action to take, in real time. Its machine learning models are continuously learning & predicting from every customer interaction, effectively turning every agent into the best agent without the need for manual programming or extensive training. Also offices in Silicon Valley, Raleigh, London & Buenos Aires. Manhattan, NY

Attivio (See ServiceNow below) attivio.com @attivio a cognitive search & insight platform company. Unified information access platform: Active Intelligence Engine® (AIE®). Ingests both structured & semi-structured data, Big Data & unstructured content, from a wide variety of databases, document repositories, content management systems, email systems, websites, social media & file servers. $11.9M in revenue. Boston, MA, USA acquires Attivio IP, core technology, & select R&D talent; expects to complete the acquisition by the end of Q4 2019. Announced October 2019. With the addition of the⁦ @attivio ⁩search engine ⁦@servicenow will move beyond keyword-based search to deliver conversational AI & search experiences at scale to customers.

Aviso aviso.com @avisoinc helps sales organizations close more deals with AI-powered opportunity management. Sales teams rely on our AI-powered WinScores, Opportunity Insights & Opportunity Maps to take control of pipeline & deliver better, more predictable outcomes. Aviso’s AI-powered platform for sales helps close more deals. $12M in estimated revenue annually & competes with EverString, Lattice Engines, & Leadspace. Redwood City, CA

basix.ai basix.ai @basix_ai predictively target the best leads, automate everything, & uncover deep sales insights with the help of machine learning & AI. When reps perform 100 activities daily, & you factor time in between, it’s no wonder less time is spent selling & no time personalizing. It’s not just about activity but quality activity – What activities drive sales forward? Make more sales conversations happen: Turn your sales organization into a repeatable revenue machine. Massively increase your revenue per rep: What if your winning sales strategies were used by everyone all the time? Align your sales team to go after prospects with the highest potential. Whether you are a team of 2 or 100+, get on the same page, & start executing. Basix Concepts Inc. Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Bigtincan bigtincan.com @bigtincan (ASX:BTH) helps sales & service teams increase win rates & customer satisfaction. The mobile AI-powered sales enablement automation platform’s user experience empowers reps to more effectively engage with customers & prospects & encourages team-wide adoption. Enhance sales productivity at every customer interaction. Bigtincan’s Genie can answer questions, help a sales rep find the right content for an upcoming call or meeting & improve overall sales productivity. Genie can also help deliver training, so it’s a learning assistant. Nov 30, 2017, Bigtincan provider of mobile AI-powered sales enablement automation, acquired Contondo, provider of sales enablement automation tools for discovery & classification of available sales & service content enhancing measurement & improving ROI. Contondo’s data science team & core tech will be incorporated into the Bigtincan Hub Sales Enablement Automation Platform. June 18, 2018, Bigtincan acquired learning vendor (micro-learning / training & enablement platform) Zunos: “Bigtincan will leverage Zunos’ expertise to shape its learning platform in the Bigtincan Hub, focusing on micro-learning strategies to ensure retention, gamification to boost engagement & partner enablement to ensure dissemination of content & knowledge across partner teams & organizations.” September 25, 2018, Bigtincan acquired FatStax (creating end-to-end connections across CRM & sales enablement). July 25, 2019, Bigtincan acquired the assets of Portland, Oregon, USA based Veelo, Inc. for US$1.8m. Xinnovation, Inc “XINNxinn.com @GoXinn acquired on 30/09/19. Global sales & marketing headquartered in Boston + offices across EMEA, Australia & Asia. Waltham, Massachusetts, USA but listed on the Australian ASX

BirdzAI p360.com/birdzai/ @P360_Solutions Optiks Solutions, Inc D\B\A P360 Solutions. Sales solution: 360 degree full-lifecycle suite for sales performance, from data management & lead resolution to data compliance. Updated the sales enablement platform, BirdzAI, with artificial intelligence that provides insights for sales forecasting, churn prediction, brand propensity analysis, next best action recommendations, & more. By adding artificial intelligence capabilities it helps life sciences companies eliminate the guesswork often associated with sales operations. Piscataway Township, New Jersey, USA

Bit.ai bit.ai @Bit_docs Smart Document Collaboration for Teams! Your complete document ecosystem. Create, Manage, Track all from one simple to use platform. Collaboration tool that empowers sales teams to make marketing & sales materials while collaborating in a common workplace. Sales teams create, customize, collaborate & share sales proposals, sales decks, & client facing material. Receive notifications whenever a client or prospect views your sales proposal. Get engagement metrics e.g. how much time they spent on your smart document, how far they scrolled (scroll ratio) & how often they returned to the documents you shared. This data is extremely useful as you can instantly receive feedback on your proposal & make changes to improve the sales collateral you & your team create. Add a lead capture form while sharing a document. In order for your recipients to access the shared documents, they are required to fill out their name, company, email &/or phone number. Salespeople can also password protect their documents or even add an expiration date after which, the documents can’t be accessed. San Francisco, CA

https://www.brainshark.com/Brainshark brainshark.com @brainshark a single platform for content creation, training (formal & just-in-time), & video coaching… Sales readiness software equips businesses with the training, coaching & content authoring capabilities to achieve sales mastery. Helps reps learn & prepare wherever, whenever, & however they work – so they’re always ready for any selling situation. The sales enablement software prepares sellers with the knowledge & skills they need, from the same systems & devices they use every day. SaaS-based sales enablement & readiness solutions. Applying artificial intelligence (AI) to drive sales productivity. Machine Analysis solution: AI-based engine for improving sales coaching & practice. Applies sentiment & other analyses to practice videos that sales people create before meetings. Their machine analysis engine, brings sales enablement AI to Salesforce to aid in sales rep training. The sales enablement tool uses machine learning to score & analyze sales-pitch practice videos created for reps. Algorithms screen for product coverage, key topics, speaking rate & emotions exhibited. By automating this analysis, sales teams can get faster feedback on videos to improve sales coaching. $50M in revenue annually & competes with MindTickle, SAVO, & CallidusCloud. Waltham MA, USA

Chatlets Chatlets.ai @Chatletsai platform enabling personalized micro conversions through conversational interfaces. Not your average sales bot: Curate content. Personalize experiences. Convert more leads. Builds dynamic conversations with relevant content to move B2B prospects through the sales funnel faster. Mountain View, CA, US

ChipBrain @realChipBrain Emotionally intelligent AI for sales professionals. An artificial emotional intelligence company. We build AI to recognize emotional markers in conversations that reveal key turning points, whether they happen over text, voice, or video. What if you knew exactly what prospects & customers were feeling? What if every member of your team could read the emotional & conversational cues of the client like a book? Effective communicators close more deals. Our emotionally intelligent AI assistant supports sales professionals by providing real-time feedback on the emotional response of the client to their messaging, pinpointing key turning points in the conversation when they were particularly effective or ineffective. Over time, our adaptive intelligence platform allows us to deliver tailored recommendations specific to the client, the company, & the representative. We believe that artificial intelligence can teach people to be more emotionally intelligent, more persuasive, & ultimately more effective in conversation & negotiation. We imagine a world in which our AI can help any human in any company – in any market – sell anything. We believe that most conversations will take place virtually via voice & video calls within 5yrs, & we’re on the cusp of this massive transition. The company that wins in this future is the one that gives people the tools to be more present, connected to their audience, empathetic, & persuasive even through the disconnect of telecommuting.

Chorus.ai Chorus.ai @chorus_ai helps capture & share your sales team’s best talk tracks to create more quota-crushing A​ players. Conversational intelligence platform that helps businesses to capture, store & analyze their sales meetings. Conversation cloud. AI driven conversation intelligence for sales teams. $7.4M in estimated revenue annually & competes with Aviso, People.ai, & Clari. AffectLayer, Inc. is a privately-held company that develops Chorus, a conversation intelligence tool, for sales teams. AffectLayer, Inc. founded 2015. San Francisco, California, USA & Tel Aviv, Israel owler.com/company/chorus

Conversr (powered by Burst SMS @burstsms) conversr.com @conversr 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

Ciara GmbH getciara.com @getciara All-in-one conversation assistant who brings all your skills together, focuses on work so you can focus on results, & levels up your game. Virtual assistant exclusively for inside sales reps / inside sales teams. Provides them with interactive guides, proven playbooks, & smart objection handling, helping them to structure their phone conversations & increase their success & productivity. “With the best questions & best answers during your sales calls Ciara makes you an inside sales rockstar – right away. Outside sales is still around, but compared to inside sales it is trending down. Ciara will be able to understand a conversation in full & will provide real-time sales enablement skills to inside sales reps. Sales professionals spend just 34% of their time selling. They spend the rest of their time with data entry, quote generation, & other tasks.” These tasks keep them away from customers. Ciara is driven by the success of AI & real-time communications currently used by virtual assistants. With the playbook, reps can answer customer questions on competition, pricing, & new product capabilities quickly. The more you use it, the better it gets by using deep learning from daily interactions. Inside sales is growing because of the way consumers & businesses now interact with technology. When someone wants to buy a product or service, the first thing they do is search for it online. By the time they have made the decision to buy, they have all the information they need. In most cases, they make the first contact. Whether it is through email, chat or a phone call, this contact is made to an inside sales rep. How the rep responds will dictate if the customer is going to move forward with the purchase. This highlights the importance of proper training & having the right tools in place.” Founded Date: 2019. Munich, Germany

Complexica complexica.com @Complexica_AI specializing in AI-based enterprise software applications that improve the effectiveness of sales & marketing activities. Optimise your Sales, Marketing & Supply Chain with Complexica’s Decision Cloud® Powered by Larry, the Digital Analyst®. Adelaide, South Australia. Australia

Conga (See Octiv, formerly TinderBox) conga.com @CongaHQ end-to-end, AI-powered digital document transformation. The Conga Suite helps to simplify user experiences & increase productivity. Conga acquired Octiv, formerly known as TinderBox. Announced Date: Mar 7, 2018. Broomfield, CO. On May 7, 2020 Conga conga.com @CongaHQ was acquired by Apttus which had been acquired by Thoma Bravo on Sep 4, 2018.

Conversica conversica.com @MyConversica automate email conversations with all your leads to qualify them for Sales. AI software for marketing & sales, fosters real conversations to discover your most qualified sales opportunities. AI-powered sales assistant; uses human-like, two-way email conversations to automatically engage & qualify leads, freeing up Sales to close more business. Conversica, Inc. [conversational artificial intelligence (AI) for business] announced 30-Oct-2018 it secured a $31M Series C funding round led by existing investor Providence Strategic Growth Capital Partners L.L.C. (PSG), an affiliate of Providence Equity Partners, with participation from other existing investors Toba Capital & Kennet Partners & from new investors CIBC Innovation Banking & Savano Capital Partners. This brings the total invested capital to $87M. Investment proceeds will be used to fund global sales & marketing expansion, as well as to continue development of Conversica’s technology incl. an AI-powered system that automatically carries on conversations. Foster City, CA

Costello andcostello.com @andCostello (See SalesLoft. Acquired by SalesLoft on November 5, 2019) A.I. powered sales co-pilot software that shows your team what questions close deals & helps them keep deals on-track. We live in an era of hypercompetition. In response, sales teams increased the volume of prospecting calls & emails to an all-time high. The result is that buyers no longer give second chances on sales calls. Costello is A.I. powered sales co-pilot software that helps sales professionals consistently have great conversations with buyers & keep deals on-track. It identifies the questions that determine whether or not you will close deals & then helps your reps beat the competition by guiding them through the critical moments in sales calls that determine whether you win or lose. $3M in estimated revenue annually & competes with Pattern, Clari, & SalesHood. Indianapolis, IN

https://www.coveo.com/enCoveo coveo.com @coveo combines unified search, analytics & Machine Learning (ML) to deliver relevant information & recommendations across every business interaction. Transforms businesses by improving customer engagement & up-skilling employees by providing the best information, every time, everywhere. AI-powered Search for every Salesforce community & app. Immediate access to all the content, wherever it resides. $38.8M in estimated revenue annually & competes with BA Insight, Sinequa, & Attivio. Québec, Canada

Curata curata.com @curata Content Marketing Software Solution. Our platforms are powered by machine learning, natural language processing, & AI. Content Curation Software (CCS): Fuel Your Content Marketing Engine. Discover the best content with our self-learning engine. Easily organize & contextualize with just a few clicks. Publish & promote your content anytime & anywhere. Boston, MA

CXera cxera.com @CXeraLLC From First Contact to Customer Success. Digital Customer Experience (CX) Micro-sites. The way we do business in today’s digital sales & service economy has changed for virtually every organization. To get it right, you need a digital approach that supports customers from first contact to their success & with a digital approach you can enable sales & services success while also improving the customer’s experience at every point in their journey. CXera produces digital microsites that we call Experiences in minutes in order to deliver & track great customer experiences, every time. Not a platform & won’t take weeks or months to deploy. Our cloud-based application is engineered to make the digital age of selling & buying easy—with no technical expertise required. This is made possible by integrating with many popular cloud-based solutions & using Experience templates that are fully customizable through our Experience creation wizard. In minutes, design, populate & launch Experiences to your staff & customers to make a difference starting today. Ready-made Experience templates make it easy to create Experiences in minutes. AI-driven CXassistant makes recommendations &, if permitted, takes action to optimize Experiences. CXera offers built-in integrations with your company’s website & popular services. CXera LLC. Edina, MN 55424, USA

Daisee daisee.com artificial intelligence software company that builds cutting edge AI applications for business. Lisa: AI-driven speech analytics that drives compliance in every conversation with your customers. Increased Revenue: Identify cross-sell & up-sell opportunities, Predict sales success, Increase customer satisfaction, Identify new commercial opportunities from conversational data. Compliance remediation, Individual agent & team training, Brand experience improvement, Key metrics improvement (AHT, FCR), Customer satisfaction improvement, Customer buying predictors, Agent & customer churn predictors. Bridging the gap between technical AI & commercial application for businesses worldwide. Lisa is an enterprise-ready speech analytics solution built with the future in mind delivering ROI to business from day one. Platform agnostic working with the appropriate telephony provider for each client. St Leonards, Sydney, NSW, Australia; Melbourne, VIC, Australia & Palo Alto, CA, US

Docurated quark.com/products/docurated/ @docurated Sales enablement & sales asset management platform powers content recommendations with AI & predictive analytics. Faster deck creation, Access the newest & most relevant content, Assemble new pitches in minutes, Pitch better & more often, Seamless integration with existing file storage, Automatic indexing & visualization of content, Mobile & desktop access. NYC, NY, USA. Their inception was in 2012; now part of Quark Software, Inc. Denver, CO. Quark Software announced 6-Dec-2017 it acquired Docurated.

DOOLY www.dooly.ai angel.co/company/dooly @DoolyHQ close deals faster with sales enablement software that adapts to what your customers say. The time you felt flat-footed on a sales call because a prospect brought something up that you hadn’t anticipated yeah, that wasn’t fun & we felt your pain. Dooly’s realtime playbook engine keeps your conversations as sharp & on-point as the buyer you talk to, matching their every move with sales tools that answer even their toughest questions. Update Salesforce 10x faster. Automate your CRM busywork so you can focus on selling. Sell more with less admin work slowing you down. dooly.ai/roles/sales-enablement/ Ramp your sales reps faster at scale: Empower all of your sellers quickly to be aconfident on day 1. Feed relevant talking points and tools to your teams live during their sales calls based on the flow of the conversation. Your buyer doesn’t wait. Dooly surfaces the gaps in your sales process giving you essential insight into where your playbook needs improvement. Stop with the guesswork. Know what talk tracks & content perform best allowing you to continually optimize your enablement strategy. Quantifying the results of your enablement efforts isn’t easy. $2M in revenue annually & competes with Chorus, Gong.io, & Conversable. Vancouver, BC, Canada

Draup Platform draup.com/sales/ @draup_sales Machine Learning startup incubated at @Zinnov zinnov.com Powering Sales Enablement: Empowers sales teams with comprehensive account & stakeholder intelligence to enable micro-targeting. Analyzing millions of data points to help sales teams understand finer details about their prospects, such as buying preferences, technology choices, outsourcing deals, buying centers, strategic & investment priorities etc., while also obtaining a deep understanding of the key decision makers among your prospects. Equip you with sales intelligence & help you answer pressing sales questions such as leads to prioritize, Right stakeholders to target, & How to approach the targeted opportunity. Cloud hosted web application with data rich insights & visualizations to help you know the most important information about your prospects. US-India-China-Singapore. Santa Clara, California, US; India

Drift drift.com @Drift Drift.com, Inc. (Connect your sales teams with your future customers now. Provides a buying experience for potential customers, generate more qualified leads, & accelerate the sales cycle. Conversation-driven marketing & sales platform. With its evolving set of tools & playbooks, Drift unlocks the insights buried in conversations to accelerate business success.) acquired Giant Otter Technologies, 3-Sep-2019. Giant Otter offered a way to create conversational AI directly from existing call recordings or chat transcripts. Massachusetts, USA

EdCast edcast.com @EdCast AI-powered knowledge cloud for personalized learning & sales enablement. Deliver the content your learners need, when they need it, & where they want it. Aggregates your learning content including from your LMS, intranet, external providers, your subject matter experts, & your team’s preferred resources on the web. The most valuable content you have is the ‘tacit’ knowledge in the minds of your experts: Release it & build your own libraries of expert content. Machine Learning curation engine: Ensures that only high quality, most relevant, & contextual content is presented to your team. AI based targeting engine learns about your team & makes continuous learning recommendations directly to where they’re working – incl. Slack & Salesforce. A real time view of flow of expertise & knowledge across your teams. Helping you identify your most acknowledged, best connected, & influential team members. Mountain View, CA

Einstein (salesforce.com) learns from all your data to deliver predictions & recommendations based on your unique business processes. Coach sales reps with “Sales Cloud Einstein”. Assist service agents with “Service Cloud Einstein”. Guide marketers with “Marketing Cloud Einstein”: Create more predictive marketing journeys. Deliver the right content, to the right audience, on the right channel, at the exact right time with AI right where you work.

ExecVision ExecVision.io @ExecVision_io Conversation Intelligence software built for coaching. Washington, DC

Fireflies.ai fireflies.ai @firefliesai AI Voice Assistant For Meetings. Record, Transcribe and Search across
your voice conversations. Your AI assistant notetaker. Automatically record, search, & collaborate across your meetings. Fireflies for Sales: Sales Reps, Customer Success, Customer Support, Marketing, Sales Leaders. Automate CRM data entry. Clone top performers. Onboard new reps faster. Collect customer feedback & requests. Nail the messaging for marketing. Ensure quality assurance & compliance. San Francisco, CA, USA

FlamingoAI flamingo.ai @FlamingoAI Machine Learning Cognitive Virtual Assistants & FAQ & Knowledge Retrieval technologies (ASX:FGO). Conversational AI Platform for Enterprise: Cognitive Virtual Assistants for Employees & Customers. Empower your employees & customers to find your compliant, up to date information, fast! Improve operational efficiency & customer response times. Increase accuracy in information provision & compliance. Offers true unsupervised machine learning & Ai capabilities. A Conversational Ai Product for your sales journeys, from inquiry to Quote to Application & Purchase. The Virtual Sales Assistant guides your customers or employees through the sales journey from inquiry, quotation & application to purchase. The Virtual Sales Assistant can be used in fully automated or HAVA (Human Assisted Virtual Assistant) modes, where operators can join the conversation in real time & provide assistance. The platform is fast to deploy & easy to manage without technical expertise. It is highly configurable, auditable & secure, easily integrating with existing technologies. (Previous name Cre8tek.) crunchbase.com link AU$635,692 in revenue over the last twelve months as of May 2019. New York, NY, USA & Sydney, NSW, Australia

GetAccept getaccept.com @getaccept AI-based eSignature & document tracking platform. Harness video, live chat, proposal design, document tracking & e-signature to simplify the life of your sales team. High Performer Sales Enablement Software. Send, Track & E-Sign your Documents. Reach the full potential of your sales process. Intelligent automation, personalized recipient engagement, & digital signature. Create & send documents that stand out against your competition. An electronic signature & document tracking platform, but for the closing stages of your sales cycle. Combine document tracking with eSigning & use machine learning to predict the next action needed to get the document signed. Enterprise features include video-introduction, automated live-chat, connected calls, & deal based display re-marketing. $5M in revenue annually. Competes with RightSignature, PandaDoc, & DocuSign. San Francisco, CA, USA based, but founding team comes from Sweden. Some staff in Australia.

Gong gong.io @Gong_io conversation intelligence platform for sales. Drive higher quota attainment across your team by recording, transcribing, & analyzing their conversations. Record: Automatically records every sales call or demo that happens across your sales floor. Transcribe: Each sales call is transcribed from speech to text, turning every conversation into data. Analyzes everything your star reps do differently during their sales conversations, helping you bridge the gap. $30M in estimated revenue annually & competes with Seismic, Highspot, & Chorus.ai. San Mateo, CA. Vayo vayo.io (acquired by Gong 1-Sep-2020) enables SaaS companies to grow their business by turning cross-organizational customer data into actionable insights; Tel Aviv, Israel. Gong was founded in 2015. Since it was established, the company has raised $334 million. The company holds a team of 350 employees split between offices in the U.S. & Israel, with the latter becoming the brand new home for the incoming Vayo team. On 16-Apr-2018, Gong.io acquired ONDiGO ondigo.me (Sales-automation platform powered by deep-data) to extend its Conversation Intelligence Platform.

Grapevine6 grapevine6.com @Grapevine_6 Relevant content to build your personal brand at digital selling. Enterprise social & digital sales engagement platform. Personalized content that allows your sales force to start valuable conversations & build relationships with the right buyers. Get your sales team working smarter & faster with AI. It analyzes the interests & posts on their personal digital profile then picks the best content on the web based on that profile. Your sales people choose which of the selected articles to share. Grapevine6 automatically schedules the content to post on their social accounts & digital channels or they can share it one-to-one. Toronto, ON, Canada. On 1-Dec-2020, US based Seismic (Nu:Pitch became Seismic) acquired Grapevine6 (a social & digital sales engagement platform / a way to engage with buyers on social media). As a result of the acquisition, Seismic launched a new integrated offering called Seismic LiveSocial, a social engagement solution for sales & client-facing teams. It leverages the AI engine built by Grapevine6 to help sellers become advisors by authentically engaging with their prospects & clients across the social media landscape. Sales teams can share timely & compliant content from 11k+ third-party publishers across 6 different languages, targeting the right buyers across multiple social platforms. Additionally, brand leaders can measure the ROI of their social engagement strategy.

Highspot highspot.com sales engagement platform providing visibility & insight across the sales cycle. End-to-end platform that closes the loop between marketing, sales & the customer providing real-time alerts & predictive analytics on all your business content. Increase seller effectiveness, improve sales management visibility to best practices, & deliver insights to marketing to produce content that drives engagement & revenue. Optimize how your marketing & sales teams use content to effectively engage customers & drive revenue. “Content Genomics” analyzes numerous signals for each piece of content, such as text, color, size, aspect ratio, & graphics. It applies Machine Learning (ML) to determine a genetic code for the content, identifying slides & pages that are related even though they are in separate documents & have been modified. This information is then used to provide an accurate analysis of all the content used by the sales team, measuring usage & performance across the sales cycle. Content Genomics powers many features, including advanced analytics, semantic search, intelligent recommendations & content scoring. Seattle, WA. Source: butleranalytics.com

Screen Shot 2021-05-02 at 10.21.35 amIntrohive introhive.com @introhive relationship intelligence platform for CRM that drives user adoption & proactively delivers insights about clients & prospects. Insights: Build business with insightful relationship mapping – where & when you need it. Productivity: Accelerate sales cycles & arm your team with data-driven strategies to liberate them to do what they do best – deliver results. With Productivity Intelligence, custom-built AI models leverage your company’s historical data to quickly navigate future opportunities & accelerate sales cycles, arming your team with data-driven strategy & liberating their ability to deliver. Deal Coach: Arm your sales teams with next best actions to expedite deal velocity & improve the likelihood of success. Ensure your team is working smarter by maintaining focus & accomplishing more, with less effort. Enable sales people with a clear path to navigate complex sales. Shorten the sales cycles and increase win rates with AI-guided ‘next best action’. Decrease ramp time by equipping every seller with AI-identified next steps on deals. Predictive Deal Scoring: Equip your sellers with AI-backed predictions surrounding the likelihood that an opportunity will be won and increase the accuracy of deal forecasting. Introhive Services, Inc., Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

Jiminny jiminny.com @JiminnyInc a platform for all your customer conversations. Use Automation & AI to help your team grow & develop. “If you’re already using Slack to share new sales wins, product feedback, pipeline updates & sales content, then you should probably be using Jiminny.” Transcribe, search & save time with Voice AI: Transcribes your calls instantly after the meetings are finished. Search specific moments in the call to spend time coaching where it matters. New York, New York, United States

Kemvi kemvi.com AI-powered growth automation for B2B sales & marketing teams. Applying artificial intelligence & machine learning to help sales teams. Launched DeepGraph, a product that analyzes public data so that salespeople can identify the best time (say, after a job change or the publication of an article) to reach out to potential customers. It also proactively reaches out to verify leads. Acquired by HubSpot. Announced Date: Jul 25, 2017. Had $3M in revenue annually & used to compete with Scoop.it, feedly, & Kapost. crunchbase.com/organization/kemvi San Francisco, California, USA

Kiite kiite.ai AI for Sales Enablement kiite.ai/sales-enablement/ @kiiteHQ “The future of work is being built today. Supercharge your workforce with Kiite, the world’s first Intelligent Sales Coach. Streamline Sales Enablement: Let’s face it, there’s too much company knowledge & it’s impossible to train reps on everything. Knowledge is scattered among applications & websites, making it difficult for sales reps to access & leverage to sell more.” Dec 27, 2017, raised undisclosed amount / Seed from Xfund. crunchbase.com/organization/kiite Waterloo, Ontario

Mediafly mediafly.com @mediafly offers sales & marketing a selling experience that values the buyer & drives business growth. Ensures sales teams, partners, & customers have immediate & secure access to the latest sales & marketing materials, online or offline. AI-powered content usage analytics let you know what is working, what is not, & your content’s contribution to revenue. Chicago, IL (25-Oct-2018, acquisition of Alinean Inc. (See above). B2B buyers changed / became more digitally savvy & sophisticated. To stay competitive, sellers need to change along with them. Buyers aren’t looking for sellers to present static, boring pitch decks with product information they’ve already found online. They’re looking for sellers to bring additional value to sales conversations – to effectively communicate the impact their product or service will have on the buyer’s business in the context of what the buyer cares about.) $18.4M in revenue annually & competes with Showpad, Brainshark, & ClearSlide. On the SAP App Center: Mediafly for SAP Sales Cloud. Sell more effectively by giving customers a more personalized, interactive & data-driven experience. Gives your team a single, mobile-ready repository for distributing, managing & accessing all your current marketing content, in all formats – documents, presentations, audio, videos, PDFs. The right content is far faster & easier to find & use, saving time & administrative headaches. After content is shared, it is automatically tracked, so managers know what’s working. Content can be moved from any existing system into Mediafly. Once incorporated, users can work with the Mediafly App right within SAP Sales Cloud. Recommends content based on the stage of sales cycle, applying metrics drawn from how your materials perform against closed sales. Recommended content helps sales reps use the right content at the right time, in the moment during sales presentations. It can also be used for internal coaching & developing sales best practices, & by marketers/ managers to plan future content pieces that can most effectively support sales. 5-Sep-2019, Mediafly acquired iPresent Ltd. Mediafly Content Hub announced July 2020: A solution providing marketers the ability to manage public-facing website sales content, customer-facing sales content & internal-only sales content all in one place, allowing teams to share relevant, engaging & personalized content throughout every stage of the buying process. Content Hub & the suite of sales enablement & content management solutions positions Mediafly as a sales enablement technology provider to support the entire buyer journey in one platform, enabling a consistent, personalized & engaging sales content experience from a buyer’s first interaction with a brand through to conversion & post-sale. The typical B2B buyer is already 57% through the purchase process before reaching out to sales. This makes the content that buyers self-discover online a critical component of the sales process. To win attention / new customers, companies must offer a consistent, premium, end-to-end sales content experience that guides a buyer from education to purchase. This flow is typically obstructed by sales & marketing content housed in disparate, non-communicative systems that fail to leverage the collective insights that guide buyers toward confident purchase decisions. CHICAGO, 28-Oct-2020, Mediafly mediafly.com @mediafly a provider of sales enablement technology, content management & advisory services that create interactive, value-based selling experiences, announced it acquired Presentify presentify.co.uk a global visual communication solution based in the UK. 21-Nov-2020, Mediafly launched Jumpstart Presentations, a new offering to help brands accelerate their digital sales transformation & move beyond the traditional pitch presentation.

MindTickle Inc. mindtickle.com @mindtickle sales enablement & readiness platform. Gives you the power to ramp up new reps faster, coach them effectively, keep them up-to-date & create a culture of sales excellence. 360 degree Sales Readiness Solution (Accelerate time-to-productivity of new sales reps). Onboarding. Ongoing. Coaching. Anytime Anywhere: Native Mobile app & responsive design built on HTML5 delivers a rich user experience with high usability. Reporting Pull reports, slice & dice data + analyze performance of sales teams by location, department, product line or any custom parameter. Machine learning (ML) & Artificial Intelligence (AI) to enable administrators & managers to assess rep performance effectively, coach individuals & teams, & prescribe targeted remediation. New capabilities included machine-assisted evaluations such as automatic transcription of virtual role-plays, keyword identification, & machine-assisted seller performance monitoring with quantitative & qualitative scoring. New micro-learning & content creation capabilities with advanced support for webcam & screen capture. This capability assists creators in quickly developing & distributing relevant & timely content to teams. Has $13M in revenue annually. Competes with SalesHood, Rehearsal, & Cornerstone OnDemand. San Francisco, CA

https://www.minerics.com/minerics minerics.com startup founded 2018. Allows companies to embrace their full innovation potential by automating the management of ideas with natural language processing & machine learning. Thanks to instant feedback on ideas, we help making every employee an innovator. Bring your sales content to the next level: Our solutions helps you to better engage with your leads & to get the most out of your sales content. Without doing anything. Thanks to our sales automation algorithm you are always a step ahead. Stuttgart, Germany

Modus modusengagement.com @modusengagement gomodus.com (used to be known for their product App Data Room AppDataRoom.com @AppDataRoom) Sep 19, 2018, Modus rebranded its company Sales enablement platform used by 70k sales & marketing professionals to conduct critical customer conversations to engage buyers. Simplified digital sales enablement platform to help organizations empower sales teams, optimize buyer interactions & boost marketing ROI by digitally transforming their sales & marketing. Ensures sales teams, distributors, & dealers always have access to the right sales materials, at the right time via an easy-to-use, fully brandable mobile application with AI-assisted content management. Minneapolis, MN

Napp napp.dk @Napp_dk enabling sales & marketing teams to solve the needs of the ever demanding buyer. Ensure the right sales material is always available at all meetings. Control content in one centralized platform, & push updates instantly to all sales teams. SaaS software company helping B2B sales & marketing organizations succeed by empowering their sales teams with a better sales support tool that help them close more deals & have better conversations in meetings. Founded in Copenhagen, & venture funded in 2017, it empowers thousands of sales reps. Sales enablement platform that gives the sales team a tool to help before, during & after client meetings, & provide clients with a better buying experience. The small IT company has received a million Dollar grant from the Innovation Fund’s Innobooster program to staff up & work on artificial intelligence features. Copenhagen, Denmark

Nektar Nektar.ai @AiNektar building the future of Sales: AI-driven collaboration engine for modern GTM Teams. Helping sales people sell more. With the power of AI & human collaboration, use Nektar playbooks to coach & ramp your fast growing sales teams & new hires easily. Customise, implement & track the sales plays to fit your sales process. Your rules, your plays with AI at its core & a dash of human expertise! Selling as a team leads to 45% better closures compared to flying solo. A collaborative tool for all things Sales. Integrated with communication channels & CRM for faster collaborations, single window of deal execution for the whole organization with the ability to create, view, edit & assign tasks to cross functional teams. Sell remotely as a team from anywhere to anyone. Central Region, Singapore

Nudge Software neednudge.com nudge.ai @nudgeai a social selling app that helps you grow the right relationships from your network of weak connections Toronto, ON, Canada. NUDGE.AI ASSETS ACQUIRED LESS THAN TWO MONTHS AFTER COMPANY SHUT DOWN: SAN FRANCISCO, CA; 11-Mar-2020, Nudge has been acquired by Affinity affinity.co. Affinity’s new Relationship Intelligence product for sales teams due out later 2020; Affinity expands to open Canadian office. Affinity relationship intelligence platform, announced the acquisition of Nudge, a revenue intelligence platform designed to build relationships & grow sales. Affinity (founded in 2014 just like Nudge) offers a platform that (using AI) collects & analyzes data to build better network relationships. Similarly, Nudge had developed an AI-based revenue intelligence platform for sales teams, used to identify gaps in stakeholder relationships, with the goal of finding & increasing pipeline attrition.

Obie obie.ai Tasytt Inc. operating as Obie.ai @AskObie The fastest way to find knowledge at work. Connect existing knowledge tools in seconds or document knowledge with Obie to create a single source of truth for your team. Integrated with the tools your team already uses like Slack, Confluence, Jira, Google Drive, Dropbox, & much more, so setup is a breeze. Reduce the time knowledge workers spend looking for information by more than 30%. Automatically detects company knowledge gaps to enable better product development & support. San Francisco, CA, USA

Olono olono.ai previous name nexd.io @nexd_ai @OlonoAI sales orchestration. Intelligent next best actions that improve win rates & quota attainment. Real-time guided selling for B2B sales organizations. SaaS-based solution: Leverages the sales & marketing application investments organizations have already made, capturing all sales activity from any source—then delivers Intelligent Next Best Actions that increase engagement & improve win rates for AE’s & AM’s. Austin, Texas, US. 3-Oct-2019 InsightSquared insightsquared.com @insightsquared provider of revenue intelligence solutions, acquired Olono. Together, InsightSquared & Olono offer an end-to-end revenue operations (RevOps) platform, connecting your sales & marketing data with historical & real-time activity & engagement data to boost sales execution & grow revenue. InsightSquared alone had estimated $9M USD in annual revenue & Olono estimated $5.1M USD.

Outreach outreach.io @outreach_io Sales Engagement Platform (SEP) accelerates revenue growth by optimizing every interaction throughout the customer lifecycle. Manages all customer interactions across email, voice & social, & leverages machine learning (ML) to guide reps to take the right actions. Knowledge AI Assistant (Kaia) is designed to provide secure sales enablement intelligence, advanced task automation & organization and management capabilities for web conference integration that enables users to conduct meetings & track important data from sales conversations to cater the right follow-up: Call-recording & speech-to-text transcription capabilities; Content cards provide information on a requested topic; People cards summarize known information on clients; & Meeting summaries. Also designed to highlight critical action items for sales reps to complete, bookmark important information and ensure the privacy of its users by storing all data & recordings in Outreach’s servers. $87.8M in revenue annually & competes with Litmos, SalesLoft, & Rehearsal. Seattle, San Francisco, USA

Playbook AI playbook.ai @playbookai guides sales professionals in B2B businesses to contact the right prospect, at the right time by using artificial intelligence. Accelerate Growth in SaaS – Using AI-first Account Based Sales Acceleration Platform: Playbook AI provides task-by-task prescriptions to inside sales teams, which increase effectiveness, efficiency & velocity of winning deals. Training Creator: Are you new recruits taking a long time to ramp up? Get them boiler room ready in a few days. Create micro training videos personalized to each task to teach new recruits how to interact with a prospect. AI-first omni-channel inside sales acceleration technology, which prescribes activities to B2B sales teams that increase conversion & velocity. Bengaluru, India

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

Qurious qurious.io (Founder @Sabrina_Atienza) Real-Time Voice A.I. To Drive Sales. AI helps you to create a superstar sales team!

Qymatix Solutions qymatix.de @Qymatix Cloud technology that combines data models for machine learning (ML), artificial intelligence (AI), & HTML5 data visualisation for ERP & CRM systems. Maximise customer lifetime value with predictive sales analytics from Qymatix AI. Helping B2B companies transform sales data into insights that support profitable growth. The AI-based Qymatix Predictive Sales Software provides analytics for cross-selling, churn risk & pricing in traditional & digital channels. CROSS-SELLING: Use ML & AI to predict B2B cross-sell & up-sell. Predictive sales analytics software enables sales managers in B2B to perform cross-selling, churn prevention & pricing analytics in one click. Karlsruhe, Germany

Refract refract.ai @refract_ai Shine a light to reveal what aligns with success in your business. Profile coachable insight on every rep on every call, to improve performance & revenue. Turn sales starters into stars, faster. AI insights from every conversation: What do your top performers do in sales conversations that makes them successful? Every company is different, each conversation unique. AI determines what creates successful outcomes for you & delivers personalized coachable insight for every rep. Reduce ramp time for new hires with improved coaching & personalized feedback. Refract empowers reps to learn from their peers, explore a best practice playbook & track their progress, all in one place. Integrates with an ever growing range of CRMs, call dialers, call recording systems, & video conferencing platforms. No need to jump between tabs & services, harness the power of Refract within the products your reps rely on, with one click integrations. North East, England

Regalix regalix.com regalix.com/sales-enablement/nytro-platform/ nytro.ai Nytro Platform (Agency turning into product) solutions for Sales Enablement, Revenue Operations & thought leadership. Create, organize & measure interactive content so you can more effectively coach & train your sales teams to close deals quicker. The Nytro Trainer app includes remote coaching capabilities including: Role-based virtual onboarding (ability to onboard sales reps remotely & at scale, enabling them with the right sales readiness content so they can start selling to buyers across the various stages of the funnel), AI-Powered Training (Sales leaders can create customized quiz + assessment journeys, powered by artificial intelligence that recommends guided selling paths that prepare SDRs, BDRs, AEs & Field Reps with selling capabilities), Pitch Master (practice, perfect & record demos & pitches for quick evaluation, powered by AI, that provides insights into which reps are ready to sell & which require more practice to master the perfect pitch), Continuous-Coaching (create PinBoards which inform reps on the latest & greatest sales tips, plays, industry news & best practices, keeping them on top of their game to constantly improve their sales skills in an ever-changing market). Palo Alto, California, United States (Old branding was sharedemos.com) Many offices in India

RocketDocs rocketdocs.com @rocket_docs B2B SaaS company who wants to make your job easier completing proposals, RFPs, RFIs, & more. Our platform is a single source of truth for your content needs. Integrated sales enablement platform that helps clients of all sizes & industries succeed by moving at the speed of sales, with the power of productivity. RocketDocs 2.0: Collaborative Response Management Platform that helps businesses by securely centralizing a single content library across all sales & proposal management teams. Our platform of solutions makes it easier than ever to create & respond to RFPs, RFIs, & questionnaires, as well as assemble & configure proposals, contracts, & sales collateral. RapidDocs, our mobile sales engine lets you pull content & create whatever document you need — whenever & wherever you need it. Smart Response Technology: Machine-learning & AI technology searches your content library & instantly pulls up-to-date answers for quicker response time. Rebranded from responsefull.com Baltimore, Maryland, USA

SalesChoice saleschoice.com @SalesChoice_inc a lot more on the CRM system side of the definition of Sales Enablement than I would normally go. AI for B2B sales analytics that is proven on the largest dataset in the world. Salesforce ISV-certified. AI SaaS-based predictive & prescriptive analytics company that increases the performance of business-to-business sales. Co-Founder Cindy Gordon is also the founder of Helix Commerce. Toronto, ON, Canada

SalesLoft salesloft.com @SalesLoft sales engagement platform. Transform the way sellers engage with their customers by delivering a better selling experience. Finally experience true marketing & sales alignment on a single platform. With improved visibility & easy collaboration on templates, sales plays, & lead routing, SalesLoft puts marketing & sales on the same page. Expanded Machine Learning (ML) capabilities enable sales professionals to take personalization to the next level. Eg: Seniority model automatically recognizes a person’s position in the organization & place them into the ideal persona-based cadence. Hot Leads injects Artificial Intelligence (AI) into workflows where it counts, prioritizing engaged contacts, so users can focus their efforts connecting with the right people at the right time. $23M in revenue annually & competes with Outreach, Velocify, Inc., & Insidesales.com. 2k+ customers, including Square, MuleSoft, WeWork, & Dell, use the company’s sales engagement platform to engage in more relevant, authentic & sincere ways. (Acquired Costello on November 5, 2019.) Headquartered in Atlanta, they have additional locations in San Francisco, New York City & Guadalajara, Mexico. Atlanta, GA, USA

SalesProQuo salesproquo.com @SalesProQuo Sales intelligence platform designed for – & built by – the sales community. SPEND LESS TIME RESEARCHING & MORE TIME SELLING: Combines AI with crowdsourced data to provide the information you need to start selling faster. Close more deals fast by using ML to transform data into actionable intelligence. Tap into the hidden power of the sales community to unlock the knowledge of other salespeople. Venice, LA

SAM (Sales Accelerator Matrix) SAM.Coach @samcoachai “Powered by AI”. Intuitive platform with human-like intelligence calibrated for improving sales forecast accuracy & generating more sales. Helps salespeople increase ROI on their selling time. Enables BDMs, AMs, Pre-sales consultants effectively capture & validate critical customer information, which ultimately underpins the accuracy of sales forecast. By leveraging a common & objective platform, SAM also helps sales managers reduce time & increase effectiveness when providing accounts review, win/loss analysis & coaching. The startup has three objectives, 1. increase ROI on salespeople’s selling time (& sales managers’ time on accounts review, win/loss analysis & coaching); 2. improve sales forecast accuracy, & 3. eliminate the need to manually enter information into CRMs. [By SAAPRO Technologies saapro.net a specialist Salesforce consultancy that helps minimize costs while maximizing your ROI; Chatswood NSW 2057.] Sydney, Australia

ScopeAI getscopeai.com @ScopeAI automatically extracts actionable insights from customer service conversations using NLP (Neuro-linguistic programming). San Francisco, CA

Scopify AI scopify.ai @Scopify_ai Google your next customer! No more email, phone number, job titles, firmographic data based spray & pray. Scopify’s AI gives you Budget, Authority, Need, Timeline (BANT Intel) on leads & prepares outreach scripts which get you more qualified meetings. Platform that gives you the intelligence that pre-qualifies your leads for you. Decision Maker engagement with on demand personalized sales outreach scripts. Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Scratchpad scratchpad.com @scratchpad_ai Update Salesforce faster with Scratchpad. Designed specifically for AEs to reduce clicks, tab switching, & admin work. THE REVENUE TEAM WORKSPACE: Improve your sales performance. Workspace built for sales – with account executives in mind, which means speed. Combines sales notes, spreadsheets, tasks, Kanban boards, search, collaboration, & sales process adherence in one simple & intuitive workspace – connected to Salesforce to eliminate all those tabs & double work. End scattered sales data: Eliminate the spread of high value sales data across sheets, docs, & apps. Scratchpad consolidates valuable sales data in a workspace that syncs instantly with Salesforce. No more reps copying & pasting from random apps & no more missing sales data. Scratchpad, Inc. California, USA

ServiceNow acquired Attivio IP, core technology, & select R&D talent; announced October 2019. With the addition of the⁦ @attivio ⁩search engine ⁦@servicenow moved beyond keyword-based search to deliver conversational AI & search experiences at scale to customers. servicenow.com cloud-based platform & solutions deliver digital workflows that help people do their best work. Santa Clara, CA, USA. ServiceNow, Inc. acquired Attivio, Loom Systems, Passage AI, Sweagle, Montrêal Canada based Element AI elementai.com @element_ai (on 1-Dec-2020).

Shamaym shamaym.com @shamaym_it platform for continuous improvement that creates a culture of high performance in organizations. AI-powered collaborative Win/Loss analysis: Mainly collaborative real-time learning solutions, but also automates the process of a win/loss analysis on its sales team platform. Sales teams often conduct a win/loss analysis after deals are closed, ostensibly to share information with other sales team members about what worked, what needs to be improved, & how the information learned should be applied to future deals. When a salesperson now changes the status of an opportunity (eg in Salesforce), Shamaym automatically generates a deal analysis report, & prompts the salesperson to add their insights & create a win/loss debrief. These takeaways are shared with team members, empowering them to tap into the lessons learned in relevant situations & increase their success rate in future deals. Automating the win/loss analysis process ensures it gets done every time & gives the team the tools they need to be successful for the next deal. Also makes sure salespeople have the information of what works & doesn’t work in the sales process, improving closing rates by continuously updating the team in real-time. Eliminating missed opportunities to close deals: The sales team platform efficiently integrates learning from past experiences into the day-to-day work process of its customers. The automated win/loss analysis adds immediate feedback & creates valuable opportunities to learn at the moment of need. It will improve an important sales process & the opportunities to close deals successfully. Powered by AI, the platform integrates with Salesforce & other CRM systems to deliver real-time sales guidance, increase visibility for managers, & foster strong team collaboration. Shamaym, Inc. Boston, MA, US; Tel-Aviv, Israel

Showpad (around since 2011) acquired LearnCore (provider of sales training & coaching software) to deliver an integrated Sales Enablement platform: Sales content, engagement, training & coaching. LearnCore & Showpad’s combined platform will leverage data analytics & artificial intelligence to optimize investment in content, deliver relevant content recommendations for sales, & improve the skills of sales teams through personalized training & coaching at scale. Nov. 14, 2018, Showpad sales enablement platform for sellers, acquired meeting intelligence software Voicefox to help with seller productivity, buyer engagement/experience. By recording, transcribing & analyzing business conversations, it gives sales managers the ability to understand & validate what’s happening in the field. Armed with this intelligence, sales managers can more effectively & scalably coach their teams. Chicago, IL, US

SmartWinnr smartwinnr.com @smartwinnr Gamified platform to improve sales & training through better retention. Compliance onboarding, Sales Development, Sales Knowledge, Learning. “Sales Acceleration Platform: Drive knowledge through AI-driven quizzes & feeds. Enhance performance by data-driven coaching. Boost performance by gamifying Sales KPIs.” San Francisco, CA / Walnut, California & Gachibowli, Hyderabad, India. MobillionLabs, Inc.

Stackchat stackchat.com @StackchatApp AI-driven chatbot platform. AI/Chat Assistant. Sydney, New South Wales

streamz streamz.ai @Streamzai AI-based mobile sales readiness platform that empowers companies to build & maintain a highly prepared, engaged, & differentiated sales team. Enable, train & empower your sales talent everywhere. Get your team sales ready- Faster & Easier. Accelerate your business with our world-class mobile-driven sales enablement & readiness platform. Leverage our AI-enabled continuous measurement technology. Set yourself apart from your competition now. GROW YOUR SALES REVENUE WITH PROVEN DATA DRIVEN AI-ENABLED APPROACHES. Track, measure & improve sales knowledge & skills continuously with mobile-first sales enablement technology. Correlate with various sales metrics, & address key learning gaps. Create effective sales readiness programs that can drive improvements individually & at enterprise level. Achieve your sales goals through smarter actions. TeamStreamz Pte Ltd. Singapore, India

https://squirro.com/Squirro Squirro.com @squirro Squirro AG also known as Nektoon AG. “Do more with data! Boost your client engagement & service levels with the Squirro Insights Engine, combining human intelligence & powerful AI”. Delivers real-time context intelligence by combining structured & unstructured data. Harvest content that matters: Revolutionize the way you gather/store/use content that matters. AI-platform – a self-learning system keeping you in the know & recommending what’s next. Extracts & delivers the right insights to you at precisely the right time, automatically. We call it “Augmented Intelligence” because machines augment human intelligence enabling us to make better decisions. Doing more with your data is critical. Forrester calls it the ‘Insights Economy’. Because smart business is about connecting the dots, you develop a deeper understanding of customers, partners, & markets, spot trends & predict anomalies in all of your data – automatically. $6.7M in estimated revenue annually. Competes with Sinequa, Attivio, & Expert System. Zürich/Zurich, Switzerland

Tact tact.ai @tact_ai sales experience platform. Turns a salesperson’s connected device into an AI-powered smart assistant. Works through voice, SMS & offline mobile app. Right there when you need it, automating data entry, delivering insights, & turning admin time into more selling. A single pane of glass to augment daily seller productivity, drive business collaboration, & provide key sales insights across teams. Connects Sales organizations to the data they need across CRM, email, calendar, LinkedIn, Zendesk & beyond, through natural text, touch, & voice conversational experiences. 27-Jan-2020: The AI platform caught the attention of their 5th Fortune 500 organization: Honeywell invested into the human-friendly customer relationship management (CRM) company via Honeywell Ventures & is planning to fully deploy the Tact.ai assistant to their sales teams. Previous investors include Salesforce Ventures, M12 Ventures, Accel Partners, & Upfront Ventures. Redwood City, California, USA (Former name tactile?)

UpsideLMS upsidelms.com @Upside_LMS AI-powered Learning Management System & Off-the-shelf Online Content Library (Plethora). AI powered LMS, mobile-ready, SaaS Learning Management System for eLearning, Classroom Training, Virtual Training, Gamification, Social Learning & Mobile Learning. Deliver training programs to your Sales teams anytime, anywhere & on any device. Pune, India. UpsideLMS HR Tech Pvt. Ltd.

Vervoe vervoe.com @VervoeHQ sales hires made through Vervoe are converting sales at a rate nearly twice as high as the benchmark. Hire on performance, not background, with Vervoe’s instantly autogradable skills assessments. Uses machine learning to create tailored skills assessments that are instantly auto-gradable. Vervoe Pty Ltd. Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Vivun vivun.com @Vivun_Inc AI-powered platform for presales, unleashing their strategic potential & creating a seamless interlock between sales & product. Vivun keeps product & sales teams aligned, improving product-market fit – while unlocking the strategic potential of presales, ultimately leading to sales acceleration. Vivun provides a SaaS platform called Hero that automates the management of pre-sales processes. Applications optimized for pre-sales teams that are made up of engineers who often have more insights into which deals are likely to close than other members of the sales team. Pre-sales processes are especially critical in IT sales involving software & increasingly complex IT infrastructure platforms. The platform applies AI & other data science techniques. The expert system is invoked via a natural language processing (NLP) engine Vivun developed. Insights from pre-sales can be balanced against less technically oriented members of the sales team who often tend to be overly optimistic about the prospects of closing a deal. By leveraging market intelligence from the team having the most forward looking conversations with potential buyers, you can grow faster while leaving competitors in the dust. Oakland, CA, USA

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 Philadelphia, PA, US & Sydney, NSW, Australia

XANT, Inc. XANT.ai @XANT_AI Playbooks Mobile by XANT (previously insidesales.com) PLAYBOOKS: The Intelligent Sales Engagement solution that improves the productivity, visibility and effectiveness of teams in a way CRM & AI alone cannot. Complete sales enablement solution available on mobile devices. Guides reps to focus on the accounts, people & opportunities that will actually generate revenue. Playbooks does this by prioritizing a reps daily tasks & enables AI driven engagement. Modern engagement powered by Buyer Intelligence. PROVO, UTAH, US

xiQ xiqinc.com personalized account based-marketing (ABM), content marketing. Curated insights empowering B2B teams to sell smarter & faster. Combines AI with human intelligence to equip sales & marketing teams with curated insights to personalize customer engagement, generate better quality leads & win more deals. Filters information from millions of sources into relevant, beautifully packaged & highly shareable content to make customer engagement faster, smarter & easier than ever before. Silicon Valley

Zensight zensight.ai used artificial intelligence to help sales professionals deliver relevant sales messaging & collateral to accelerate sales. 8-Dec-2017, Seismic (Also see Grapevine6) acquired Zensight for an undisclosed amount. Cambridge, Massachusetts, US