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Next Version Of Microsoft Dynamics Will Focus On Marketing Integration, Mobile

Microsoft LogoMicrosoft is set to release the latest version of its Microsoft Dynamics CRM platform this fall that will focus on integrating its CRM with the MarketingPilot marketing solution it acquired last year. While many industry observers have speculated that Microsoft is shopping for a marketing automation vendor, this move could be an indication that the company will instead look to bolster its current marketing automation technology.

The company has not disclosed any precise details of the new features that will be available, but company officials noted that the changes will center around developing a personalized experience for consumers through improved marketing automation and mobile access.

Influitive Helps B2B Marketers Fire Up Fans With Mobile And Embedded Advocacy Tools

influitive logoInfluitive, a provider of advocate marketing tools, today announced its Summer 2013 product release that includes new capabilities and features that make it easier for B2B marketers to capture and promote the enthusiasm of their evangelists.

Two new offerings – Maven by Influitive, a mobile app for B2B advocacy, and AdvocateAnywhere, which lets marketers embed “calls to advocacy” in cloud apps and web pages – headline Influitive’s release.

Act-On Extends Inbound Marketing Capabilities, Unveils Mobile App

Act-On LogoAct-On announced Act-On Inbound, which extends Act-On’s marketing automation platform to include advanced inbound marketing capabilities such as SEO enhancement and in-depth metrics. The company also announced a new mobile app for Android and iPhone users along with increased offerings of mobile-optimized templates, forms, and preview options within the interface.

Act-On Inbound allows customers to optimize their content, blog, and web site for search engines, manage keywords for both SEO and AdWords, and accurately measure the effectiveness of these campaigns.

SAP Partners With Mocana To Enhance Mobile Security

SAPMocanaIn an effort to address mobile security concern when enterprise systems are being accessed remotely, SAP has announced a partnership with Mocana to rebrand the Mocana Mobile App Protection as the SAP Mobile App Protection.

The security solution allows clients to modify usage and security policies on iOS and Android apps without coding, according to company officials. The announcement was made at the SAPPHIRE NOW conference in Orlando, Fla.

2013 B2B Content Survey: Trust Is A Make-Or-Break Issue For Today’s Buyers

cps 2013More than ever, B2B buyers rely on content – all types of content – to research and make purchasing decisions. That’s good news for content marketers working to validate their approach and secure more resources for their campaigns.

According to our 2013 B2B Content Preferences Survey, however, content marketers also face a growing number of challenges. Many buyers say they are overwhelmed by the amount of content available to them; they are more concerned about finding trustworthy content that focuses on hard data and demonstrable value, rather than still-typical sales messages.

Treehouse Debuts Mobile Device For Channel Partners

treehouse interactiveTreeHouse Interactive, a provider of partner relationship management technology, unveiled Reseller View Mobile, a customizable, full-featured solution that is optimized for mobile devices. The announcement was made at Microsoft Dynamics Convergence 2013 in New Orleans.

Reseller View Mobile extends enterprise-class partner portals so that channel partners now have access to the tools needed to more effectively sell products, provide service, and support their customers from any location, according to company officials. The solution is compatible with most mobile browsers, is immediately available and does not require users to update their mobile devices.

Salesforce Chatter Gets Mobile, Social Enhancements

Salesforce ChatterWith the latest version of the Chatter collaboration tool from Salesforce.com, users will be able to access, create and act on customer information in the Chatter feed, from any mobile device.

With the new Chatter, mobile will be able to:

  • Access all customer information stored inside Salesforce including customer accounts, campaigns, cases, leads, opportunities and custom apps built on top of the Salesforce Platform. Users can get real-time updates such as a quote approval, service inquiry or social conversation;
  • Create and edit information and notifications from the new publisher that lets users seamlessly scroll through a variety of actions including files, photos, polls, and tasks; and
  • Act on updates around contacts, accounts, opportunities, campaigns and custom records directly from the feed.

Silverpop Launches Advanced Mobile Messaging Capabilities

silverpop logoSilverpop announced new mobile messaging capabilities that allow Silverpop users to implement automated, behavior-based SMS campaigns.

Silverpop partnered with Velti, a provider of mobile marketing and advertising technology, to develop these mobile features. The functionality includes previously available features such as email opt-in via SMS, promotional texts and text alerts, as well as new capabilities, including the following:

Mimvi Launches B2B Division, Offers Marketers Mobile Expertise

Mimvi LogoMimvi, a mobile discovery technology company, announced the formation of its B2B division, LaunchPad. The division was established to address growing corporate interest in Mimvi’s search and discovery technology spanning mobile apps and content, according to a Mimvi press release.

In addition, Mimvi LaunchPad offers organizations the resources, expertise and technology to facilitate marketer’s mobile visions.

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