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.

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).

How Host Analytics Operationalizes Intelligent Workflows With Predictive Analytics

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Over the years we’ve had the tremendous opportunity to work with some of the best companies in the world that are helping to shape the future of predictive for sales and marketing. One such business is veteran customer Host Analytics, who has achieved amazing business results over the years by leveraging predictive intelligence in their sales and marketing stack.

With the entire company focused on MQLs as a leading indicator of whether it will hit its revenue targets, the Host Analytics marketing team needed a better way to evaluate and prioritize good leads. This included reducing spend on marketing channels that deliver bad leads and gaining real-time insight into how marketing programs are performing. On the sales side, the team couldn’t risk spreading itself too thin by calling every lead that exhibited any type of interest.

Infer Infuses Microsoft Power BI with Predictive Intelligence to Deliver Next-Generation Sales Analytics

Press Release: New Analytics Bring Unprecedented Pipeline Transparency to Best-in-Class Business Intelligence

Infer Inc., a leading provider of predictive technologies that help companies win more customers, today launched a new sales analytics package for Microsoft Power BI. Designed to deliver deeper insight into the untapped revenue opportunities within a business’ existing pipeline, Infer’s rich reports help sales and marketing leaders easily find deals that will close quickly. The package combines Infer’s valuable predictions, buyer signals and scores in meaningful, detailed data visualizations.

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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.

Infer Grows Partner Ecosystem to Help Marketers Build Best-In-Class Programs

We believe that predictive intelligence serves as the brain of the sales and marketing stack. As such, we partner with technologies all across the stack to make sure it’s easy for our customers to fully power any workflow with predictive for maximum business impact. Today, we’re happy to share that Infer has officially joined the Oracle Marketing AppCloud and Terminus ABM Cloud ecosystems — extending upon our long-term collaboration with companies like Salesforce, Marketo and others.

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The ABM Cloud for Salesforce partner program is helping marketers understand the MarTech software product landscape and select best-in-class tools across functional categories to implement account-based marketing programs at scale. Our integration with Terminus lets marketers measure the quality of their ABM programs in real-time, enabling them to quickly fine-tune messaging and channels for maximum effectiveness and efficiency.

Infer Named a 2016 CRM Market Rising Star

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Infer is honored to be named a 2016 CRM Market Rising Star! The Market Awards aim to recognize leaders in the CRM industry, and are selected based on a composite score that includes revenue, company growth, market share, customer wins, reputation for customer satisfaction, depth of product functionality, and company direction. You can read the full write-up on Infer here, or below.

Infer Scores Now Available in Marketo Sales Insights

We’re excited to share that Infer Scores are now integrated with Marketo Sales Insights to give more reps visibility into their best-fit prospects so they can close deals faster. This Marketo view can be fully integrated within Salesforce records, where it displays Infer Scores as easy-to-understand stars and flames to help sales reps to more quickly identify and prioritize the leads that are most likely to convert.

Once Infer is configured with your Marketo instance, any administrator can edit the standard setup for Sales Insights. Infer’s scoring options appear in the drop-down menu of possible scoring fields for configuring this view into Marketo. Customers like Druva are already using the integration to help them predict their highest potential prospects

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