Thomas Wieberneit

Nimble 2018 – The Story continues

The year 2018 is coming to an end, which means it is high time for some interesting product and roadmap news. Here’s some Nimble news (ok, not THAT fresh anymore, I have been incredibly busy recently). For starters, Nimble released its long awaite...

AI 2019 – A View Into the Glass Bowl

It is hard to believe, but the year 2018 is already coming to an end. It has been an exciting, yet incredibly busy year...

The Secret Sauce of Success – Recipe unveiled by the DC Office of Unified...

Back in 2015 the Washington D.C. Office of Unified Communications (OUC) started a re-platforming exercise of their backbone from an on premise system to a cloud based customer service solution. The Washington, D.C. Office of Unified Communications mana...

Data Rules – SAP acquires Qualtrics

The News On November 11, 2018 SAP announced that it has entered a definitive agreement to acquire Qualtrics, the “global pioneer of the experience management (XM) software category”. Here is the full announcement for you to read: WALLDORF, Germany, PRO...

Are AI-Powered Chatbots Ready for Mainstream Adoption?

Blockchain, hyped as the technology is at the moment, has not only quite some potential but has matured considerably over the past months. Still, after...

Clash of Titans – The IaaS Platform Providers

In the past three posts of this series I have covered the definition of a platform, followed by a brief analysis of the big four players in the customer experience world, namely Microsoft, and SAP, followed by Salesforce and Oracle. And ...

Clash of Titans – The War Cry: Oracle and Salesforce

More Food for Thought In the last article Clash of Titans – Microsoft and SAP weigh in of this little series, I discussed the strategy of two of the big four and how they are positioned in the platform play of the business software titans – and others....

Clash of Titans: Microsoft and SAP weigh in

A little recap As it has been some time since I published Clash of Titans – Platform Play, the first part of this little series, let me start with a little recap. The business applications market, especially the CRM market, is evolving fast. CRM has mo...

Clash of Titans – Platform Play

A lot has evolved since my Clash of the Titans post that looked into how the big 4.5 (Microsoft, Oracle, Salesforce, SAP, and Adobe) and others are positioning themselves and their platform in the greater CRM arena. First, the commoditization of the bu...

How Blockchain Can Fix Advertising

The biggest asset an organization can work with is trust. Trust in a brand and its messaging, aka marketing, is what makes marketing successful...

SAP C/4HANA! Explosive? Some Questions and some Answers

During SAPPhire 2018 SAP announced C/4HANA with quite a fanfare. I covered and analysed this announcement in my post SAPPHIRE 2018 – The Return of the Suite. Sure, C/4HANA marks the return of SAP to the suite, just in another shape than previously know...

Einstein smartens up Salesforce Service Cloud

The News A few days ago Salesforce released a new iteration of its Service Cloud Einstein after infusing its artificial intelligence, Einstein, into the Service Cloud in February 2017. This release comes with three major enhancements to the Service Clo...

Here’s why Nimble is so successful

The News In the past few weeks there have been two interesting announcements by Nimble. First, on June 14, 2018 Nimble announced a partnership with Velosio, one of the largest Microsoft Dynamics VARs in North America. Velosio and Nimble entered into a ...

The future of CRM – as seen by Salesforce

The News On June 13, 2018, during its annual Connections event, Salesforce announced a number of additions to their marketing cloud and their ecommerce and service clouds. The announcement goes into three main directions: Based on the strategic allianc...

SAPPHIRE 2018 – The Return of the Suite

SAPPHIRE 2018. In an Orlando convention center, far away from Walldorf SAP holds its annual conference, boldly going where no one has gone before. But enough of this poor allegation to Star Trek although it reasonably sets the tone. The first two days ...

Engagement, Experience, GDPR and Data Greed

As you might guess if you have read a few of my posts, I am not a person that is adverse to CRM and other customer facing technology that help improving the value created for said customer. Well, I am working in the CRM arena for more than twenty years...

Blockchain and AI — Power Unleashed

Two of the biggest and most discussed topics in the past couple of years or so have been Bitcoin and artificial intelligence with machine...

SAP Strategy – Decyphered

Much has happened in the SAP world in the past few months that were covered by the requisite number of announcements – and a good deal of analysis, including mine. SAP has Released its first release of S/4HANA for Customer Management Acquired CallidusC...

Salesforce Field Service Lightning – Bulls Eye on better Experience?

The News On April 17, 2018 Salesforce announced their next-generation Field Service Lightning, which shall take customer experiences to new heights. The release implements four major improvements, which are: The ability to easily plug in an appointment...

SAP acquires CallidusCloud – Take Two

The News SAP has recently announced the completion of the acquisition of Callidus Software, Inc. Unsurprisingly, CallidusCloud’s assets shall get consolidated under the umbrella of SAP Hybris leveraging the customer relationships that the existing lead...

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