Technology

Creating leads in Salesforce from Sitecore web forms sounds simple until you really start thinking about it! To save a lot of effort, you need clear business rules around lead creation before you start developing a solution. So, you have a simple web form, maybe with the following fields: First name text box Last name text box Email address text box Area of interest drop ...

You could easily argue that Sitecore and Salesforce are individually the best of the best in their respective fields.  Sitecore: The ultimate website technology to attract and fascinate prospects with your amazing products (or services) Salesforce: The complete set of tools to interact with and sell to prospects and retain them when they are customers But from this, it i ...

If you are small or medium sized business it is likely that some, or all, of your customer data, is stored in a spreadsheet, word document, Outlook or another system. I, for one, completely understand – a spreadsheet is probably the most productive program on your computer, you’ve already paid for it, so why not use it for everything, right? The simple answer is no; it is as im ...

In most businesses today, there are multiple systems supporting day to day operations. A very common question I hear is, “Where do we store our master data?”. There are many answers to this question but my favorite is, “In just one place”! When the conversation involves Sitecore and Salesforce, the answer is a resounding, “Salesforce”. Why? Because the sales team go to the CRM ...

What does this mean and how can it help my business, I hear you ask! Let’s look at why you might want to let the sales team control web content, then look at some example technologies that help you achieve this. Firstly, “drive” has several possibilities: Show actual web content that comes from Salesforce Personalize the website based on settings in Salesforce Control we ...

Sitecore has powerful features to attract large visitor numbers to your website and keep them there! These include real-time personalization to deliver targeted content, component popularity testing to make sure content you do show is perfect, and advanced forms to collect visitor details. The marketing team has control over these features but after the visitor submits the we ...

Let’s look at how technology can be used to keep customers. Of course, your budget will ultimately determine which technologies you can afford but let’s say that money is not a problem. This gives us the latitude to explore the very best tools for retaining your customers. Customer retention now goes much further than having a smiling face and a snazzy website. Savvy enterpris ...

Website chat has become very popular because it feeds the need for instant satisfaction. This need may arise from thoughts like, “I need more product information before I buy” or “I want to jump the support queue and talk to a real person”. Chat is very effective in both scenarios. From a selling perspective, there is never a better time to start a conversation than when a pro ...

Website technologies may be cleverer than you think. In the 1990’s websites always looked exactly the same, no matter what. The only way to change the content would be to use a technology expert. Clearly no clever intelligence here. By 2000, organizations could add pages and easily change textual content themselves. This progressed into WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) ...

Almost every business has prospects and customers. If you cannot attract or retain connections to these people your business is headed for failure. It has been proven that regular, focused and positive communication with people will keep your brand foremost, making them more likely to buy from you again, refer your company to others, and keep the door open for you to sell addit ...