CRM Idol 2012: Let the Games Begin!

CRM Idol 2012: Let the Games Begin!

Summary: Each year, as many of you all know, we run CRM Idol.  This is year 2 so we are still babes in the woods and learning but because we have an amazing braintrust in Brent Leary, Esteban Kolsky, Denis Pombriant, Jesus Hoyos, Laurence Buchanan, Mark Tamis and Silvana Buljan, (and me) we just make improvements both from year to year and on the fly.

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Each year, as many of you all know, we run CRM Idol.  This is year 2 so we are still babes in the woods and learning but because we have an amazing braintrust in Brent Leary, Esteban Kolsky, Denis Pombriant, Jesus Hoyos, Laurence Buchanan, Mark Tamis and Silvana Buljan, (and me) we just make improvements both from year to year and on the fly.

Well, this morning, we announced the provisional contestants for CRM Idol 2012.  Here's what we published on the site with the names of those who are going to compete:

Okay, folks, we're getting ready to rock and roll now. As of this minute, we're announcing the provisional CRM Idol 2012 contestants for your competitive viewing pleasure! Why provisional? We have to do the reference checks, people. If they pass those, they are in. This is now their slot to lose. They have it as long as the references check out.  AND if they do check out, then this is their contest to win!  We also did something a little sorta kinda radical, which is to realign a little. We didn't see the deep traction in Asia so we combined the EMEA with the Asia/Australia candidates and after culling the herd, we found 21 candidates in that combined region and 42 in the Americas that we consider serious competitors for the CRM Idol 2012 awards.  There are 16 countries represented on this list. So, without further ado, and with no links to their sites, and in no particular order, here are the names of the companies (not the products) that are now your CRM Idol 2012 Contestants!

Americas

  1. 3CSI
  2. Cloud9
  3. SplendidCRM Software, Inc.
  4. ShopIgniter
  5. CustomerWinHQ
  6. GreenRope
  7. InfiniGraph
  8. LogicBox Software, Inc.
  9. Contactually
  10. VIPorbit
  11. Carmel Vision
  12. AllClients
  13. ReadyPulse
  14. 5Degrees, Inc
  15. Badgeville
  16. CallPro CRM, LLC
  17. InterSolutions S.A.S.
  18. LoopFuse
  19. Matrix Solutions
  20. MotherNode
  21. NextPrinciples, Inc.
  22. Performance Solutions S.A.C
  23. Remotia, Inc.
  24. Simply Measured, Inc.
  25. VirtuOz
  26. Awareness, Inc.
  27. BlueCamroo, Inc.
  28. Compendium
  29. Nimble
  30. Salestrakr
  31. Totango
  32. ToutApp
  33. Demandbase
  34. Nearstream
  35. RedHorse Systems, Inc.
  36. Mastersoft S.A.S.
  37. Sequentia Environics
  38. Social Dynamx
  39. Crushpath
  40. Sprout Social, Inc.
  41. Apptivo
  42. Crowdtap

EMEA/Asia/Australia

  1. ArtenScience
  2. Nexus Electronics
  3. Idomoo, Ltd.
  4. IKO System
  5. OnePage CRM
  6. amoCRM
  7. Selfservice Company
  8. Artesian Solutions
  9. Atol d.o.o.
  10. Atollon, Ltd.
  11. Campe de Bases
  12. Conversocial
  13. Insightera
  14. Pipedrive
  15. Workbooks.com
  16. Dimelo
  17. Acidaes Solutions
  18. Freshdesk
  19. Soft Solvers Solutions Sdn Bhd
  20. LeadMaster Australia Pty. Ltd.
  21. Really Simple Systems

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  • Thank you for opportunity and selection.

    Thank you for creating the CRM Idol competition, and we are honored to be selected again for the 2012 competition. We wish the best of luck to all competitors and look forward to a fruitful, educational experience this year!
    dan_greenrope
    • Huh?

      First, putting an ad here isn't a great thing. Second, look at #6. Greenrope made it.
      pgreenbe
  • CRM Idol 2012

    Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to compete against market leader. I'm looking forward to the fight :-) LeadMaster Australia
    Aurelie_Lead