• December 9, 2013
  • Ok, it’s that time of year and you know what I’m talking about — CRM Idol voting!

    The judges and contestants have been toiling away since there were green leaves on the trees listening, watching, evaluating and replying all in the effort to find one hot new company that is the IT company of this fading year.  We’ve boiled it all down to five finalists from the strongest field of contestants we have ever had and now it’s your turn to judge.

    There are five videos, one from each finalist company.  The videos explain each company and the way they influence how business gets done.  Your job, should you decide to do it (And you will because you hate the idea that you’ve read this far and would otherwise waste some valuable time if you decided not to, and also because it’s the holidays and what else have I asked you to do this year?  Hmmm?) is to watch each video (they are about 4 minutes each) and vote for your favorite.  Then watch for the announcement of 2013’s CRM Idol between the holidays.

    Here are some links.

    There will be a place to view all the videos in one spot at both CRM Idol (  Otherwise the individual URLs for the videos are:




    Cirrus Insight:



    Thank you too much! And happy holidays!

    Published: 10 years ago



    Beagle Research Group Announces 2013 WizKids Award

    Emerging software companies with remarkable approaches to business top the list.


    April 17, 2013 — Stoughton, MA Denis Pombriant, founder and managing principal of Beagle Research Group, LLC, today announced the winners of the company’s 2013 WizKids Award which is given to outstanding emerging companies in the front office and CRM market.  Award winners include Apttus, Badgeville, HubSpot, NextPrinciples, Skyword and Totango.

    “This year’s winners span multiple front office categories from social media to analytics and from gamification to adding new twists to old processes like CPQ (configure, price, quote),” Pombriant said.  Each year the analyst firm reviews hundreds of companies and profiles outstanding firms whose offerings are disruptive and provide significant improvement over conventional business processes as well as some that introduce completely new ideas.  It then collects its profiles in a report and announces these awards.

    “We were impressed with the variety represented by this year’s winners,” Pombriant said.  “With all the attention given to social media in the front office, it has been gratifying to see so many companies innovating in other equally important areas,” he concluded.

    The full report is available as a free download at and it contains Website addresses and contact information for all winners.


    Published: 11 years ago