ShoreTel Infuses Predictive for More Efficient Demand Gen

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Every Infer customer we talk with seems to share a new best practice that can benefit the entire sales and marketing community. Most recently, we explored how 20-year-old ShoreTel is infusing predictive insights into its mature demand generation workflows to drive dramatic efficiency improvements. This large telephony and unified communications provider has no shortage of leads, and recognizes that having more people to call isn’t necessarily better. Instead, their demand gen team focuses on working smarter by tightly aligning effort around those activities that deliver the greatest impact for the business.

In a recent conversation with ShoreTel’s head of demand gen (and one of Infer’s Top 25 Predictive Sales and Marketing Innovators), Carolyn Wellsfry Cheng described her company’s demand generation programs, predictive use cases, marketing challenges and cost-per-MQL measurement approach.

Inbound Marketing, AI and the Future of Stack Interaction [Podcast]

We’re back with another great episode of Stack & Flow! In this episode, Jon Dick, VP of Marketing at Hubspot, joins the podcast to talk about how marketers can leverage technology to interact with their data and martech stack more closely to better understand performance. We take an introspective look at Jon’s scientific approach to marketing, why ABM isn’t all that new, and how he uses predictive analytics to make the Hubspot sales team more productive and efficient.

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Improving the Customer Journey through Lead Routing [Podcast]

In this episode of Stack & Flow, we’re talking all about how to keep your sales and marketing stack agile. Evan Liang, CEO of LeanData, discusses the benefits of lead management in this endeavor and the impact it has on the customer experience. Evan also shares how he prioritizes agility within LeanData’s expansive martech stack, which includes technologies like Builtwith, Datanize, Yesware, Outreach, SalesLoft, Persist IQ, Trello, SFDC, GoToMeeting, WebEx, Zoom, Capterra, UberFlip, DocuSign and Marketo!

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Infer Introduces New Connector for Microsoft Dynamics 365 to Help Amplify Sales Effectiveness

Press Release: New Integration Marks Significant Expansion of Infer’s Open Ecosystem, with Over a Dozen Pre-Built Connectors

Infer Inc., a leading predictive sales and marketing platform that helps companies win more customers, further expanded its open ecosystem today with a new connector for Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Sales. With this integration, Infer now supports all of the major customer relationship management (CRM) and marketing automation (MA) platforms, and offers more connectors than any vendor in its industry. By bringing predictive analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) into any application a company uses, Infer helps businesses fuel more intelligent, successful customer growth strategies.

Infer mines comprehensive customer information and buying signals from CRM, MA and web analytics systems, and returns accurate predictions and insights through connectors for Dynamics 365 for Sales, Salesforce CRM, Marketo, Oracle AppCloud, Pardot, HubSpot and Google Analytics. It also pushes out data signals, predictions, profile segments and other useful insights to sales management and engagement applications – including AdRoll, LeanData and Velocify – in order to orchestrate a variety of go-to-market workflows across automation platforms. Finally, Infer delivers its predictive intelligence to analytics systems like Microsoft Power BI, InsightSquared and Tableau to drive transparency through next-generation sales and marketing management reporting. Infer’s predictive platform can also seamlessly connect with any other system via open REST application programming interfaces (APIs).

Stack & Flow: The Inspiration Behind Our New Sales & Marketing Technology Podcast

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Today, we are excited to announce that we are launching our very own podcast series called Stack & Flow. Hosted by Infer’s Sean Zinsmeister and EventHero’s John Wall, the podcast is designed to be a platform for up and coming thought leaders to share how they’re solving technology and data challenges in modern businesses. With the sales and marketing automation landscape being reimagined everyday, we aim to provide listeners with tangible insights that will enable them to implement innovative programs, tactics and best practices to fuel go-to-market success in real-world scenarios.

Each episode will discuss key news stories and events in the sales and marketing technology space, and feature interviews with the top practitioners, strategists and influencers who are helping to shape a vision for the sales and marketing technology stack of tomorrow.

Infer’s Top 25 Predictive Sales & Marketing Innovators (INFOGRAPHIC)

One of the best parts of Dreamforce is getting to meet so many pros who are changing how their companies do business and engage customers. This year’s event was a great reminder of all the passion for sales and marketing innovation that exists within the Infer community of folks who we have the pleasure of growing with and working alongside everyday. These innovators are helping to build and align their businesses using predictive intelligence, and many of them joined us at our booth to share how they leverage Infer. They talked about how they’ve reinvented the way their companies identify and target their best prospects to increase conversion rates, boost average deal size, optimize marketing spend, and more.

When we decided to celebrate the Top Predictive Sales and Marketing Innovators, it was hard to narrow it down to just 25. However, the following group of Infer customers are truly leading the pack when it comes to predictive sales and marketing. Each of these predictive practitioners has their own unique story of how they’re driving real and tangible value across their businesses, and they share a spirit of innovation and dedication to building data-driven sales and marketing organizations.