It’s that time of year again when the hotels, restaurants and Ubers surrounding Moscone Center are packed with Dreamforce goers. Each year Dreamforce is determined to out-do themselves with a bigger and better event than the last year. With the conference just one week away, we’ve included 7 tips for Dreamforce survival.
By Walt Rossi, VP Business Development
I had the great opportunity to attend Oracle OpenWorld, Oracle’s annual user conference in San Francisco covering all products and solutions. Oracle’s product line now spans everything from databases, enterprise applications, middleware, hardware, cloud infrastructure, SaaS applications, enterprise services, and more. I spent my time focused on the cloud applications and in particular the Customer Experience (CX) portfolio. Oracle’s CX solutions cover the Sales, Marketing, Service, Commerce, Social, configure, price and quote (CPQ) business processes. As any customer sure knows, to have a truly positive experience with a business, it requires seamless interactions across these business processes. Customers want to feel as if they are talking to one company, as opposed to five or six different people across different departments of a company.
By Scott Black, Director of Business Development
Fall is my favorite season and typically signifies autumnal changes that you expect to see, such as: changes in color, changes in temperature, and an anticipation for the fall harvest. In a similar fashion, I’m excited about the transformations we’re experiencing with one of our key strategic partners, Oracle, and the synergies we expect to have during Oracle OpenWorld (OOW) this week in San Francisco.
Recognizing industry trends is one thing. Actually delivering a solution to support those trends is another. The companies that recognize and deliver the answer that best aligns with modern customers will be the ones rewarded. The best reward comes from someone who has the depth and breadth of knowledge required to be considered an industry expert.
Which brings us to some fantastic news.
By Mayur Anadkat, VP Product Marketing
One in two men & one in three women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime.
That is a statistic that cannot be ignored. More often than not, people can relate to cancer in some form or another. Everyone has a reason to give back.
Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) is initiating the acceleration in innovative cancer research to bring new treatments to patients faster, and saving lives now. Tonight (Friday, Sept 9 at 8|7c) this amazing organization is hosting a live, commercial-free fundraising telecast to support cancer research with Tom Hanks as host. To call this event massive is an understatement. The results are groundbreaking as everyone, including celebrities such as Elton John, George Clooney, and Bradley Cooper to name a few, get behind this, act as agents to take pledges and support the mission that all cancer patients become cancer survivors.
By Kevin Gavin, CMO
I joined Five9 as CMO recently and this is my first post to the Five9 blog. I intend to be a frequent contributor to the blog so for this first post, I’ll share a few observations that seem particularly relevant as I “ramp up to speed” at Five9.
1. Dedicated, smart team. Continue reading
By Mayur Anadkat, VP Product Marketing
We have all had the following experience: You call into a customer service line and an interactive voice response (IVR) guides you through options such as billing, customer support, or technical support by pressing numbers on a keypad. Once you’ve picked through the available options, the IVR then asks you for your name, your account number, and your social security number.
Current status: Feeling honored.
With last night’s VMA’s, everyone has awards on their brain. Why do these awards matter? Because other people say you’re doing something right. Third party validation is one of the most important forms of recognition as it confirms that things like a strategy, viewpoint or product is accurate. At Five9, being recognized by an independent organization underscores that our company and solutions are on the path to continued success; that we’re doing something right.
By Mayur Anadkat, VP of Product Marketing
There’s no doubt the internet has completely changed the way today’s modern consumer does business with a company. Before the internet, the only way a customer was able to reach a business was to pick up their landline phone, dial a 1-800 number, and wait their turn in line for an agent to pick up. What if there was no answer, or a busy signal? The customer had to try again on another day and hope an agent would pick up then. Whether the transaction was big or small, they all came through the same channel, a telephone.
By Sabine Winterkamp, Senior Director of Marketing EMEA
The contact centre market is undergoing a major evolution. Moving from complex, legacy, on-premise, multi-vendor technologies to easy to use, all-in-one solutions in the cloud. These cloud-based solutions are delivering the same capabilities and functionalities as traditional on-premise solutions – with a lot of additional advantages and fewer investments.