Technology

Business is about creating solutions and selling them. Marketing is finding buyers that need the solutions and sales is selling the solutions to them. That's it in a nutshell! This primer article is about the software that smart companies are using to make this work! The prospect to customer journey can be summarized as attract, amaze, convert, and retain: Attract: Systems to ...

FuseIT has been an outsourcer, outsourcee, and insourcer and we've learned a few lessons along the way. There is no easy answer to deciding if a complex software project should be done internally (insourced or in-house) or farmed out (outsourced). For most companies, building software is not a strategic objective so the first consideration is, do you really want to focus on som ...

A visitor on your website is mesmerized by your web content and excitedly completes a lead form or phones your sales team. Filled with anticipation, they have the "I want it now" mindset which, from a sales perspective, is about as hot as it gets! So what tools and processes exist to take advantage of this key moment in the sales cycle? As it turns out, very few! The ultimate g ...

The value of an integrated system is often far greater than the value of the individual components. Software integrations expose the features and data in one system to another and vice versa which can add significant value.   Why Integrate? Some common reasons to integrate are: Prevent the need to enter and edit the same data in multiple systems e.g. sharing CRM campaign m ...

You can't have it all! Or can you? GDPR has made us more aware of how personal data is captured and ring-fenced but on the flipside, this data is needed to personalize web experiences. Peter Schwartz, the renowned futurist, talks about this in a recent Salesforce blog and summed it up in one sentence: "On one hand, consumers want greater personalization and on the other, priva ...

Salesforce Marketing Cloud and Sitecore are best-of-breed systems that specialize in delivering a personalized experience to your prospects and customers. "66% of consumers say they're extremely or somewhat likely to switch brands if they feel like they are treated like a number rather than an individual" Salesforce Marketing Cloud has powerful tools to send personalized emai ...

Attracting students by inbound marketing is an important tool for colleges and universities. Leads are typically generated from an advertisement on a third party website, or directly from the provider's website. This article looks at increasing student numbers by integrating two best-of-breed systems to provide superior web content and efficiently process leads.  Higher educat ...

Yes sirree! Why? Well, to start with, it's far too long for a word so frequently used (up to 45 syllables depending on pronunciation). Secondly, it can be spelled two ways, with an "s" in English-UK and a "z" in English-US, and lastly, it is probably the wrong word anyway.  This tirade started when we were required to create a code namespace of fewer than eight letters (sev ...

With Salesforce now using Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud infrastructure in Australia, Government departments are assured their data is no longer offshore. AWS also has parallel government cloud offerings which present an opportunity to see what else can be done to take advantage of cloud computing. What are some typical systems you could potentially host in AWS? Web Conten ...

Right now, simplifying and protecting data collection and management systems is more important than ever before. With the GDPR deadline behind us and moves afoot to introduce similar protection policies in the US, businesses have to take a close look at how they collect, store and protect sensitive personally identifiable information (PII). Typically PII is: racial or ethnic ...