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Website analytics has two distinct flavors, behavior data aggregated across all visitors versus the behavior of an individual on the website. Marketing is more interested in the former because it reveals how the website is working e.g. site visits, popular landing pages, referral sources. Sales need the latter to understand the desires, nuances, capabilities, and budget of each ...

I love both Moscows! The Russian capital and the project management prioritization technique. The latter is more correctly spelled MoSCoW and is an acronym for Must have, Should have, Could have, and Won't have. You can apply MoSCoW to any list but let's apply it a list of Sitecore to Salesforce CRM integration needs.   Like any project, integrations are subject to time, cost, ...

As innovators, we are always looking at how emerging technologies can improve operational efficiency. The following is a brief look at how Artificial Intelligence (AI) can be applied to records management systems, specifically TRIM. Micro Focus Content Manager (TRIM) is likely to be around for a long time yet! Why? Because migrating the huge volume of TRIM documents to another ...

There are many ways to transact data between Salesforce and an external system. This post considers the questions you need to ask, the leading options, and the concessions you will need to make. The Questions Before choosing a transaction approach first understand your data and capabilities: What is the data direction and which system initiates the transaction? An event in S ...

Salesforce operators can now view live Sitecore website activity and see visitor behavior, even if the visitor is completely unknown. The S4S integration exposes the browsing intelligence collected by Sitecore in Salesforce in real-time. This provides sales or support call center operators with a range of new tools and intelligence previously unavailable. Sitecore intelligence ...

Led Zeppelin famously said, "Yes, there are two paths you can go by but in the long run there's still time to change the road you're on!". They were not talking about Sitecore and Salesforce but there are two integration paths you can follow, syncing or staying afloat by transacting in real-time. Why and How to Integrate Sitecore with Salesforce First, let's look at the si ...

Selling is just one step in the sales and marketing process! A weak link in this process is the sales/marketing interface. This is where marketing-generated leads are handed to the sales team and sadly, where important sales intelligence is lost. Further, because the interface is typically primitive and the data flow is in one direction, the sales team cannot influence the lea ...

Web content personalization seems amazing until you discover how difficult it is to implement effectively! It's not technically that difficult but it is really hard to create and allocate targeted content for specific audiences and Gartner agrees. To be clear, I'm not questioning web analytics which is used to generate individual personalizations. Analytics is a powerful sourc ...

Your business has problems and you know where they are? You don't need a consultant to borrow your watch to tell you the time! I recommend a holistic approach when examining a problem. Is the problem with a process step or the entire process itself? Classically, don't replace a car battery if the alternator is not charging! It's easy to be distracted by what is immediately in ...

This article takes a high-level look at some of the problems integration solves. Why is it a high level look? Recently I got lambasted by a somewhat angry group of end-users for talking technical while hosting a round table. In my defense, I'd mentioned something technical and momentum just kicked in. To them, I was disconnected from reality and needed a hard reboot or somethi ...