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Decluttering Your CRM The Marie Kondo Way

If you read her 3m-selling book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying or the hugely popular Netflix show Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, then you know that there is a zen to be found in cleaning and decluttering your home. The same applies to your CRM. Here we take a quick look at how you can […]
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Cien on Outreach’s Sales Engagement Podcast

“It’s not that a rep has to be amazing at everything. They just can’t be terrible at anything.” – Rob Käll, Cien CEO. Cien’s CEO and co-founder, Rob Käll joined Joe Vignolo on Outreach’s Sales Engagement Podcast. Outreach.io is a leading sales engagement platform that accelerates revenue growth by optimizing interactions throughout the customer lifecycle. […]

Cien Opens Center of Excellence and Completes New Financing Round

The purpose of the Center is to understand B2B buyer and seller behavior by analyzing CRM data. DALLAS and MIAMI, Dec. 19, 2018 Cien Inc., a leading provider of AI-powered sales productivity solutions, today announced it closed a seed equity round and obtained financing, via Spain’s Center for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI). The proceeds totaling over $1.8M USD will, among […]
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Women Talk Sales Productivity

Where are the women in sales? What advice would female leaders give to those who aspire to lead sales teams? In a new ebook entitled Women Talk Sales Productivity, Cien gathered leading saleswomen to hear their accounts of the current sales landscape, its best practices, and advice to future saleswomen looking to make their mark in […]

21 Sales Podcasts Leaders Should Listen To

For sales leaders, podcasts are the most accessible and carefree way to get information. While continuing your daily routine, you can access some of the best discussions on sales from your home, car or headphones. Listening to the podcast is the easy part, though. The hard part is choosing which ones to listen to among […]

Marylou Tyler: Women in Sales Talk Productivity

In this series, we delve into the personal and professional dimension of female thought leaders from the world of high tech sales to explore their views on productivity and sales effectiveness. This week, we connected with Marylou Tyler, renowned author and founder of Strategic Pipeline, a Fortune 1000 outbound sales consulting group. A internationally recognized thought […]

Poor Salesforce Data? 5 Ways AI Can Help

At Cien we speak to sales leaders every day, and most tell us how frustrated they are with the quality of their data in Salesforce. After all, decisions are only as good as the data on which they’re made. Sure, even when they think they do, no company I know has absolutely perfect CRM data. […]

Rob Käll on Salesforce’s Quotable Podcast

“How do you define sales productivity in your organization? Is it to automate a task and move a deal along the pipeline more quickly? Or is it to add value based on what you are given versus what you produce?”- Rob Käll   Cien’s CEO and co-founder, Rob Käll joined Kevin Micalizzi on Salesforce’s Quotable […]

Cien Wins Innovation Award for CRM Software

Winners from other categories include Salesforce, Adobe, MailChimp, Marketo and Hubspot. Cien, the AI-Powered app that helps businesses improve the quality of their data and their sales productivity, today announced it has won MarTech Breakthrough’s Innovation Award for CRM Software. MarTech Breakthrough is an independent organization that recognizes the world’s leading sales and marketing technologies. The […]

The New AI-Based CRM Data Service on the Block

The holy grail for a lot of sales and operations executives is to understand the semantic and contextual meaning of their CRM data. Cien’s Data Enhancement Services were recently featured in CRM Buyer. The service enhances and standardizes Salesforce data at a scale that was previously impossible. Cien’s Data Enhancement Services are for companies that aren’t ready […]

4 Things You Didn’t Know About Salesforce Users

What makes a Salesforce user different from someone who uses, say, Pipedrive or Nimble? Just like an iPhone user tends to be different than an Android user, it’s common knowledge that someone who uses Salesforce tends to work at a larger or more mature organization than those that don’t. In fact, they’re 5 times more […]

Dealing With Imperfect CRM Data

Everyone has issues with their CRM data, but not everyone has to suffer from it. Instead of treating poor data hygiene as a fatality, forward-looking sales organizations can make use of artificial intelligence (AI) and natural language processing to make sense out of their data in ways that were previously impossible. Here are four of […]