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IBM, Salesforce call for new skills to run AI technologies

Artificial intelligence, which equips machines with humanlike thought processes, will remake entire industries, said IBM chief executive Ginni Rometty — and, yes, it will likely lead to at least some people losing their jobs to robots. But the solution, she said, is cultivating the skills needed to run these new systems. “These technologies — they will have • Read More »

Apttus Configure Price Quote Solution Recognized as a Leader by Independent Research Firm

 Apttus, the category-defining Quote-to-Cash solution provider, today announced that Forrester, an independent research firm, named Apttus a leader in The Forrester Wave™: Configure-Price-Quote Solutions, Q1 2017. The report states that Apttus has been “at the forefront of delivering Quote-to-Cash solutions for years…,” and further notes that Apttus is a vendor that “allows you to start small, yet it • Read More »

Schisms in the #CPQ World, Icertis Scores Apttus’ Product Guy

When Salesforce acquired quote-to-cash vendor Steelbrick last year, many in the technology community were a little aghast. Salesforce was a big investor in Apttus , a company with a similar product focus to Steelbrick, albeit at an arguably broader and higher level.  Read the source article at Computerworld

Why IT Services Giant @Wipro Is Snapping Up @Appirio for $500 Million

Wipro, a global, Bangalore-based IT services power, is buying Appirio for $500 million to raise its profile in business software services.  Ten-year old Appirio made its name helping business customers set up and run popular online applications–first from Salesforce and Google, then from Workday & others.  Read the source article at

Why Have Thousands of Companies Selected #Salesforce?

In the course of my nearly 20-year career I’ve collaborated with 1000s of customers making a CRM vendor selection, many involving Salesforce. Customers would often boil it down to two questions: “Salesforce is a higher price. Is it worth it?” “Why do customers pay a premium?” Read the source article at