Should You Use CRM Platforms to Manage Documents?

  • June 10, 2014

In a webinar last week on options for enabling salespeople to access documents, one option I discussed was to use your incumbent salesforce automation / customer relationship management (SFA/CRM) platform for document management. Many such platforms now provide interesting capabilities like basic document lifecycle management and file sharing as part of their core services...

ECM file sync - dedicated folder vs arbitrary folders

  • May 14, 2014

One new feature that many ECM platforms (and all Cloud-based file sharing tools) provide is the ability to sync files across your multiple devices: desktop, laptop, mobile phones, and tablets. The idea is that you should be able to access your files -- and optionally complete tasks -- irrespective of your location or device type...

Which Hybrid Cloud Model Works Best for ECM?

  • April 25, 2014

These concerns are particularly germane for the enterprise content management (ECM) tools and consequently, hybrid clouds are somewhat of a rage amongst ECM vendors these days...

IBM to acquire Silverpop

  • April 14, 2014

In our last update to RSG's Marketing Automation and Social evaluations, we had mentioned that the company is a prime acquisition target as one of the few remaining major independent marketing automation vendors. All the big ones -- Oracle (Eloqua and Responsys), Salesforce.com (ExactTarget and Pardot) and Adobe (Neolane) have already been active in M&A in this marketplace and so in that sense, this wasn't a big surprise...

Mobilizing your Salesforce: EMC|Documentum, IBM FileNet, SharePoint, Box, or...?

  • March 28, 2014

Your enterprise salespeople are increasingly mobile. More than ever, they need access to collateral — brochures, presentations, contracts, pricing charts, and so forth — while on the move. How can you provide effective access to the latest documents for salespeople who aren’t tethered to your internal enterprise network?...

Insert SharePoint Joke Here...

  • March 6, 2014

So I open the morning paper today and even in a groggy, pre-caffeinated state, this full-page Microsoft advertisement jolted me good...