Infer’s Artificial Intelligence Platform for Sales and Marketing Now Powers the Industry’s Largest Customer Community

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Infer Inc., a leading provider of predictive technologies that help companies win more customers, today announced significant growth across the business, including doubling its customer base year-over-year and increasing average deal size (ACV) by 50 percent in its most recent quarter. In addition, the company announced a 41 percent increase in bookings quarter-over-quarter, marking the highest bookings achieved to date in the company’s history. This continued expansion underscores the accelerating market demand for artificial intelligence and for Infer’s solutions, as well as the consistent success Infer customers experience from infusing predictive insights into their own growth strategies across sales and marketing.

“The increasing speed of our sales cycles indicates that we’re on the precipice of mass adoption for artificial intelligence and predictive solutions. Businesses are increasingly recognizing the huge opportunity and very low risk of  leveraging accurate, actionable insights to convert more customers faster than ever before,” said Vik Singh, co-founder and CEO of Infer. “Our strong business and customer results — including consistent growth in deal sizes and customers — reflect Infer’s continued commitment to creating the most scalable and advanced products, and ensuring customer success across the board.”

#GoPredictive with Infer at Dreamforce 2016

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We’re officially kicking off the countdown to Dreamforce 2016!  With over 2,000 sessions to choose from over four days that span industries, specialties, and roles, there’s truly something for everyone. We’re looking forward to connecting with many of you there, so we’ve put together a list of where you can find us at the big event. See you in San Francisco!

Visit our Booths, #2104 & #2212. Drop by one of our two booths located in Moscone South, where you can meet the Infer team (we’ll be wearing the green Infer t-shirts below!), chat with some of our best and brightest customers, or get a demo of our predictive solutions like Predictive Scoring or Profile Management. You can also pre-schedule a demo here.

How Belly Aligned Marketing and Sales to Build a Successful Inbound Sales Organization

This article was originally published on MarTech Review by Infer customer Lauren Licata, Vice President of Marketing at Belly.

Lessons on How Belly Retooled its MarTech Systems and Processes to Increase Leads by 125% and Close Rates by 30%

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Belly is a high-growth company based in Chicago. It was founded in 2011 as a technology company focused on enhancing customer loyalty for small and medium-sized businesses, like coffee shops, retailers and dry cleaners. Belly has helped over 10,000 businesses serve loyalty rewards programs to about 8 million consumers with its iPad and mobile-based solutions. It’s a “two-sided” network that serves both businesses and consumers (those businesses’ Members).

Belly landed its initial customers with outside sales and “feet on the street.” By 2014, Belly had gained a significant market presence, and shifted from a dominant outside sales team to a dominant inside sales team. We de-emphasized cold calls, and invested heavily in Web-based leads for this transition. We found that customer acquisition costs were 30% lower with inside sales than outside sales, and that inside sales were more willing to properly use CRM (Salesforce), giving Marketing more control. However, the shift to inside sales required that we retool our marketing and sales systems to optimize the sales process.

Act-On Improves Marketing Efficiencies by Embracing Predictive Marketing

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At Infer, we’re fortunate to work with forward-looking marketers around the world. As more companies join the predictive revolution, we love sharing their great success stories — and marketing automation innovator Act-On is no exception. To support its focus on the mid-market CMO, the company’s marketing team adopted Infer Predictive Scoring and gained a better understanding of how closely each lead fits Act-On’s ideal customer profile.

In a recent conversation with Act-On CMO, Kevin Bobowski, he discussed why his team adopted predictive, how it has changed their workflows, and several benefits that they’ve realized in just their first year of using Infer.

Druva Chooses Infer to Predict Highest Potential Prospects

We’re always happy to welcome another customer to the Infer family. Like many of our customers, Druva has grown rapidly in recent years and needed a better way to evaluate and prioritize good prospects for personalized follow up. The company chose Infer Predictive Scoring to take the guesswork out of the equation and better predict its highest converting leads.

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In a recent conversation Melissa Davies — who is in the process of implementing Infer Predictive Scoring at Druva — shared her adoption tips learned from building successful predictive programs over the years, why she chose Infer, and her goals for predictive at Druva.

How Marketing Helped Social Tables Increase Leads and Revenue 400+%

This article was originally published on MarTech Review by Infer customer Ray Miller, Senior Marketing Operations Manager at Social Tables.

Lessons from Using a Smorgasbord of Approaches including Content Marketing, Social Marketing, Lead Generation, and Predictive Analytics

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Social Tables is a high-growth company based in Washington, DC. It was founded in 2011 as a cloud-based event management software platform. Social Tables has helped venues and event planners work more collaboratively and efficiently together to plan over 1,000,000 events to date.

With our free mobile applications and 14-day free trial on our Website, we had figured out a way to consistently generate about 1400 leads per month. The Business Development team would pursue most of these leads, but they were often not great. They could be international leads (in markets we do not support), or leads from smaller event planners or venues where the transaction would be too small to justify an extensive sales effort.

In this blog, we will be sharing details about how we increased leads from 1400 to over 6000 per month, and then how we started managing those leads for maximum efficiency and impact. We used a number of techniques and technologies to achieve this, including:

  • Whitepapers and new mobile applications on the content side;
  • Facebook and Twitter advertising;
  • Deep analyses with Excel’s Stat Pack to assess the value of different types of leads;
  • Lead scoring and management with Infer (predictive analytics), Velocify (lead operations), Pardot, and Salesforce;
  • A full Marketing Technology stack for improved operations, including C3 Metrics; and
  • An online (aka, “low-touch”) sales model for smaller leads.

This blog is most relevant to B-to-B marketers, especially within high-growth companies.

New Relic Wins 2016 Demand Program of the Year

It’s always exciting when one of the outstanding predictive innovators in the Infer customer community is recognized for their forward-looking approach. We are thrilled to congratulate Baxter Denny, Isaac Wyatt and the New Relic team on winning a SiriusDecisions 2016 Demand Program of the Year Award. This impressive achievement celebrates their success using predictive analytics over the past four years to create demand for New Relic’s software analytics products.

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Rapid7 Discusses Shift to Predictive-Driven Sales and Marketing

Our friends at Marketing Over Coffee recently interviewed one of our fantastic customers, Allison MacLeod from Rapid7. A provider of security data and analytics solutions, the publicly traded company has experienced major growth in recent years and needed a better way to qualify best-fit prospects. In this podcast, Allison talks account-based marketing, achieving sales and marketing alignment, and how Infer has helped Rapid7 shift to a quality over quantity approach.

Listen to the interview here, or check out some excerpts from Allison’s interview below.