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CRM Idol

The CRM Idol competition is underway.

The CRM Idol submission process is complete. The Mentor program has offered an impressive cadre of coaches to each of the contestants. Presentations and software demonstrations are now past.
Now we await the judges decisions in order to get to the short list of finalists - where audience participation and community votes count.

CRM Idol


About CRM Idol
CRM Idol is a unique opportunity for CRM and social CRM software providers to make their pitches to the industry's most recognized influencers and advocates and connect with bloggers, analysts, venture capitalists, global integrators and alliance partners all while garnering valuable media coverage and highly focused publicity.


CRM Idol Updates

October 8
As of today we're down to 7 finalists—4 from the Americas and 3 from Europe/Asia/Australia.

The Americas finalists include Awareness, Compendium, Crowdtap and VirtuOz while the Europe/Asia/Australia finalists include Artesian Solutions, Self Service Company and

On another personal note, I'm super pleased to see Awareness make the list as I was privledged to be named their mentor. The 7 finalists will now prepare a 5 minute or less video to demonstrate their company and/or CRM solution, and from here, one finalist will be selected for each region by the combination of a popular vote from the community and the extended judges on December 5th.

September 24
The EMEA/Asia/Australia semi-finalists have been named, and the winners include

  1. Artesian Solutions
  2. Camp de Bases
  3. OnePage CRM
  4. SelfService Company
  5. Soft Solvers Solutions Sdn Bhd

On a personal note, I was fortunate to be named the mentor of Soft Solvers and am quite excited for their progress and continued good fortune. These 7 semi-finalists were down-selected from a group of 17, and in only a few weeks the semi-finalists will further narrow to group of 3 finalists.

August 14
The 2012 CRM Idol semi-finalists for the Americas have been selected, and without further delay here they are:

  1. 3CSI - Customer Connect Portal - @3CSISocialMedia
  2. Awareness - Social Marketing Hub - @awarenessinc
  3. Blitz_SCRM (Performance Solutions) - @Blitz_Scrm
  4. Compendium - Marketing Platform - @Compendium
  5. Crowdtap - Influencer Marketing - @Crowdtap
  6. Demandbase - B2B Sales & Marketing - @Demandbase
  7. InterSolutions Respond - Citizen Relationship Management
  8. Mothernode - CRM & ERP - @Mothernode
  9. Nearstream - Social Lead Generation - @Nearstream
  10. NextPrinciples - Social 'Insight to Action' - @NextPrinciples
  11. ShopIgniter - Social Retail/Commerce - @ShopIgniter
  12. Social Dynamx - Social CRM - @Social Dynamx
  13. VirtuOz - Customer Service Virtual Agents - @VirtuOz
  14. Matrix - SCRM & Sales Management - @MatrxSolutions






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