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Salesforce tailors new analytics apps for specific roles

The first app in the series to arrive is Sales Wave Analytics, which targets salespeople


How JetBlue uses tech to help customers take flight

Automatic check-in, faster in-flight Wi-Fi, and flight attendants carrying tablets are just a few of the new innovations at JetBlue

Oracle bolsters Marketing Cloud to show the big picture of customer data

New features aim to offer a more holistic view of customers, even as they switch devices and channels

Microsoft Dynamics CRM gets an analytics-infused update

Highlights include new social and mobility features, closer Office 365 integration

Oracle introduces big data-infused marketing services

Oracle is launching three new services around customer service and prospect marketing

Salesforce gives Service Cloud a shot of data science

New features aim to help companies be smarter in customer interactions

SugarCRM acquires Stitch to boost mobile CRM offerings and know-how

Stitch's technology analyzes email, calendar, and CRM data to help make sales staff more effective

IBM helps mobile apps meet accessibility guidelines

The Mobile Accessibility Checker flags potential accessibility issues with mobile apps

Salesforce's steps up its global focus

Targeting small businesses, the customer-support app now speaks more than 50 languages

SAP unwraps a new enterprise suite based on Hana

S/4Hana can run in parallel with its predecessor, enabling a nondisruptive transition

Oracle Service Cloud gets more social

Access to an online customer's browsing history gives a fuller view of their online experience

Enterprises win as cloud and on-site software vendors duke it out

The CRM market will see the biggest price declines in the next couple of years

Salesforce connects SharePoint files to its cloud with new tool

Salesforce Files Connect lets users index, search, and share SharePoint Online and on-premise files in one place

Microsoft delivers the talking Dynamics CRM update

The CRM software uses Cortana to process voice commands to search for contacts, set up meetings, create records, and more

43 percent of marketing organizations sell data

A survey by Gartner has found that more than four out of ten companies sell their data, with the marketing organization in charge of this business. In fact, the sale of data is only distanced in marketing P&Ls by digital advertising...

Cortana to give voice and ears to Dynamics CRM 2015

The new version of Microsoft's customer relationship management suite will be integrated with the Windows Phone 8.1 personal assistant

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Microsoft's the winner in its partnership with Salesforce

The rivals continue to build on the connection between Salesforce services and Microsoft Office apps -- but Microsoft benefits most in the long run

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Salesforce's Wave seeks to sweep aside the analytics competition

Wave is a long overdue addition to the Salesforce arsenal, designed to make analytics easy and to forestall growing competition

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