immersive 3D Augmented reality AR and Virtual reality VR b2b Sales Enablement software

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Hoppin’ World hoppin.world/business/ @HoppinVr THE FUTURE OF REMOTE GROUP TELEPRESENCE: Want to meet remotely in real world locations? Allow your prospects, clients & collaborators to get a live face-to-face guided tour of your real world location without anyone needing to be physically present. Avoid unnecessary travel, saving time & money with our VRaaS Platform. Remote group telepresence into real world locations using 360videos. Upgrade the way you do business with Hoppin’. Hoppin’ World Ltd. Montreal, Canada

Screen Shot 2021-04-18 at 9.01.04 pmSciolytix sciolytix.com @sciolytix software company revolutionizing the way organizations onboard & develop people, & align training with performance. Through experiential learning & predictive analytics, we are changing the way organizations onboard & develop people, & align training with performance. UPtick Sales Simulation Training Ecosystem: Unlock the power of immersive 3D simulations for all organizations to train & develop their sales teams. UPtick: The Practice Simulator for Salespeople: 3D immersive simulations & analytics to onboard & develop salespeople more effectively. Enables reps to practice the real-life customer interactions they face. Like playing a video game, reps work their way through challenging scenarios & receive consistent, expert feedback from UPtick’s virtual coach. Simulators are effective tools for developing mission-critical skills: Challenging, engaging video game-like experience applied to sales training. Creates an emotional connection to training content that drives repetition. Extensive simulation library, fully customizable to your selling situation. Founded 1998. New York, NY, USA

HIfv4cwK_400x400Vidinoti vidinoti.com/en/home/ @Vidinoti User-friendly platform to create, deploy & manage localised Augmented Reality content. Implementation of solutions in AR & VR for events & expos / trade shows. Enterprises can benefit from AR to better train & onboard their employees & reduce maintenance & intervention costs thanks to immersive manuals & AR-based remote assistance. Augment your content with more engaging content, in just a few clicks & track the popularity of articles via analytics dashboards. Create & deploy AR-based interaction & tours using Vidinoti’s CMS. That content can then be easily accessed using an installed mobile app. Switzerland. 17-Jun-2021, Bigtincan @bigtincan Australian sales enablement vendor acquired 100% of Switzerland-based tech company Vidinoti SA for roughly $770k in cash & shares. The Swiss acquisition specialises in augmented & virtual reality systems: Suite of tools to create, deploy & manage augmented reality content including V-Director, V-Player & the Vidinoti SDK.

Screen Shot 2021-04-13 at 7.44.31 pmVRtuoso vrtuoso.io @VRtuosoGlobal “PowerPoint® + Webex® for VR & much more!” Making VR-based enterprise learning & marketing a reality for all. Immerse. Experience. Enjoy. Creating VR content-based presentations, training & any immersive experiences has never been easier. Presenters can rapidly create VRtuoso slides with 360° & 2D content, like video, images, text, shapes & polls. VRtuoso is the PowerPoint for VR & much more! TOGETHER WITH OUR ECOSYSTEM PARTNERS & RESELLERS WE MARKET & SUPPORT WORLDWIDE VR/AR ENTERPRISE’S ROLLOUTS AT SCALE. Enterprise product to create VR presentations in-house. VR live content creation, real-time guided content consumption & live VR streaming platform over 5G network for enterprise rollouts at scale. Available as either Cloud or private On-Premise SaaS – enables any in-house team to quickly & easily create & deliver real-time, guided, on- & off-line, immersive VR business presentations & interactive training experiences. During any meeting or training session with VRtuoso you can also interact, moderate & control what the audience views on either their VR headsets or personal devices in real-time. Capture & create your own VR content & use rich content libraries. 500k+ stock VR images & videos & 5k+ stock 2D vector icons & shapes that can build or enhance your virtual experiences. Designed for people who aren’t VR experts, with near zero learning curve: VR learning product for enterprise rollouts at scale. London, England, United Kingdom VRTUOSO LIMITED Company number 11512819 – USA – ITALY

1519922011651Wonda VR wondavr.com @wonda_vr Creative Learning & Collaboration Solutions. We design intuitive tools & robust solutions to make the most of emerging VR, AR & MR technologies. Wonda VR Spaces, is an all-in-one Web application to create & share immersive learning & discovery experiences on all platforms. In 5 years, our solutions have been chosen by 10k+ creators, educators & communicators working for top brands & institutions such as Salesforce, EY, VMware, NYU, Parsons or Harvard University. Brooklyn, NY, USA. Paris, France, Wonda VR, Inc.

AvayaLive Engage conferencing in 3D environments with spatial audio for meetings, training, sales & support. Collaborative browsing & presenting marketing material in on-demand, web-based, immersive collaboration environments. I worked on this at Nortel Networks. 3D spatial audio: Proximity based audio means “walking” away from others lets their voice get softer & therefore allows for break-out sessions.

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Overall my count of Sales Enablement software has over 186 relevant vendors:

web conferencing in a virtual 3D environment for remote meetings, training, sales enablement, and sales support

On March 28, 2012 Corporate Visions @corpv tweeted:

“Key findings: Sales enablement tools for customer conversations in a virtual environment are missing”

I would suggest to take a look at my posts on AvayaLive Engage.

AvayaLive Engage (formerly named web.alive and originally developed at Nortel) is was web conferencing in a virtual 3D environment for remote meetings, training, sales [enablement], and [sales] support. I’m no longer affiliated with the product or any of the companies behind it, but I used to do product marketing for it back in 2009.

“[…] rich and immersive avatar-based collaboration […]

    • […] allows you for the first time to meet with your online customer in the same way as if they crossed the physical threshold of your business’ front door. Unleash your real-time voice and existing highly skilled staff to go and talk to your customers, either one-on-one or in a crowd. By doing so, you provide them relevant information to help them down ‘off of the fence’ […]. The same environment can be used to provide support, and a community of users with knowledge can help deepen your relationship with customers, as well as providing a place to work with your customers […]”

Environment for web-based customer meetings, collaboration, eLearning and virtual conferences

I have blogged about web.alive, now “avayalive engage”, the immersive internet experience, a couple of times already.

Integrating streaming video, all kinds of documents like PDF, PPT, etc and a web browser – as in the screenshot below – this environment can be used for for web-based customer meetings, assisted eCommerce, online collaboration, eLearning and virtual conferences.

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web.alive meeting

What stands out about web.alive is:

  • It is easy to get started: Download the plug-in when you first visit a website with web.alive, grab a stereo-headset if possible and then start walking around with the A-W-D-S keys on your keyboard.
  • It can be embedded into any website.

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  • It has 3D spatial audio. (That is proximity based audio, which lets you use your voice and makes using text chat the exception. Walking away from others lets their voice get softer and therefore allows for break-out sessions which conference calls don’t.)
  • You always know who is speaking and won’t be in the situation not to know someone’s name.
  • The host/admin can mute people with bad background noise.
  • It is SPAM free.
  • It has low hardware/graphics requirements.

Why not have your Sales 2.0-type webinars in web.alive?

[Disclosure: Until October 2009, I used to work for Nortel Networks; at the time the company behind web.alive]

How can Sales 2.0 webinars, presentations and virtual conferences evolve beyond the 1.0 style?

In her blog post Making Webinars and Presentations Sales 2.0 Anneke Seley, author of The Sales 2.0 Book, says

“I’ve had many opportunities to participate in Web and speaking events on the topic of Sales 2.0. While I am grateful for the invitations to spread the important message of reinventing sales to achieve better results, something has been troubling me: the typical approach many of us take to presentations is best described as Sales 1.0. Sales 2.0 is about collaborative, two-way communication and sharing of ideas with prospects and customers. Sales 1.0 describes the traditional feature/benefit-oriented pitches or presentations that we often make in one direction – to our customer or audience – without engaging them and letting them tell us about themselves and their business objectives.

Isn’t the PowerPoint presentation the ultimate Sales 1.0 offender, whether given face-to-face or online? […]”

I could not agree more. Besides the fact that customers should be there as additional speakers and present their own case study I would even go further and say that as few people as possible should be in ‘listen only mode’. ‘In browser virtual worlds’ with 3D spatial audio like the Lenovo eLounge, where anybody can un-mute their avatar at any time or decide for their own audio stream who to mute (for example people on a bad connection), would be a great space for really 2.0-like webinars, presentations and virtual conferences that break the one-to-many pattern. @skribe wrote a review of former web.alive now Avayalive Engage, the technology used for the Lenovo eLounge.

Lenovo eLounge

[Disclosure: Until October 1, 2009, I used to work for the company behind web.alive]

As you can see in the comment below @skribe also did a video walk through of the Lenovo eLounge