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Innovation Kudos for Jahia

Europe has some innovators among its tech companies. And Jahia is one of them.

The Geneva, Switzerland-based provider won a 2015 Red Herring Top 100 Europe Award last week in Amsterdam. Jahia won for innovation and vision for enterprise digital transformation, according to an April 21 company release.

The news comes as the Jahia team gears up for JahiaOne, its annual User conference. It will be held in Paris from June 10 to 12.

The Red Herring Award “emphasizes the perfect match between our vision and the needs of brands and organizations around the world,” Elie Auvray, Jahia CEO, said in a statement. “We help them accelerate and control their digital transformation in full autonomy, while at the same time provide their IT teams with the tools and frameworks required for secured and seamless deployments.”

The Top 100 Europe forum includes an editorial team that analyzes hundreds companies and technologies. They select the 100 that are positioned to grow at an explosive rate.

“Selecting startups that show the most potential for disruption and growth is never easy,” Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring, said in a statement. The team selected the winners from hundreds of candidates that demonstrates its definition of vision, drive and innovation.

All About Mobile for Sitecore

Copenhagen, Denmark-based Sitecore announced a technology partnership that enables organizations to integrate their native Xamarin applications with Sitecore. This allows customers to manage and analyze the mobile app experience across all popular mobile platforms, Sitecore officials said.

 Xamarin is a mobile development solution.

As mobile becomes an increasingly important part of the overall customer experience, marketers and developers need the right tools "to easily and seamlessly deliver great mobile experiences," which is where Sitecore Mobile SDK for Xamarin fits in, Nate Barad, director of product strategy at Sitecore, told CMSWire.

Developers can use Xamarin to build apps that will integrate content from the Sitecore Experience Platform, and end-users will then be able to use those mobile apps to do whatever function the app is designed to do.

“Xamarin’s one million developers can now tap into Sitecore’s platform to create exceptional mobile experiences, with just a few lines of code,” Barad said. Sitecore's Mobile SDK for Xamarin simplifies the mobile development experience and enables enterprises to build a complete, end-to-end customer experience across channels, he added.

Medallia, Meet Fred Reichheld

Customer experience provider Medallia last week teamed with Net Promoter System creator Fred Reichheld.

Reichheld will help Medallia advance customer experience capabilities through product, research and best practices. He plans to continue his role as a fellow at Bain & Company. In the partnership Medallia has also acquired rights to HuddleUp, a software platform developed by Reichheld “to capture the voice of every employee and spark team dialogue to turn ideas into action,” according to Medallia executives.

Dorian Stone, vice president of customer experience strategy for Palo Alto, Calif.-based Medallia, told CMSWire Reichheld and team have “been at the forefront of creating an operational approach to engaging employees in profitably delighting customers.”

Medallia plans to incorporate their thought leadership and expertise into products down the line, he said, adding, "In the simplest terms, companies need clear, ongoing visibility into how employees feel about their jobs, their teams, and the experiences they’re delivering. Our goal is to help companies gain the kind of real-time insights that create greater employee engagement across the entire organization and encourage employees to take actions that drive customer loyalty.”

The Salesforce is Strong with PandaDoc

With its API and SDK already at work for Yammer, Microsoft OneDrive and Insightly, among other companies, this week PandaDoc announced integration with Salesforce, which officials claim will “make sales proposal and quote generation faster, more personalized, and engaging than ever before.”

PandaDoc claims to have “the only platform that takes care of all the steps in the sales content life-cycle,” and transforms sales content platforms by:

  • Generating higher quality sales content
  • Providing a professional and safe e-signature experience
  • Facilitating higher impact sales enablement by linking content generators directly to the sales process
  • Accessing content analytics to track when, how long, and how many times documents are viewed

Mikita Mikado, co-founder and CEO of San Francisco-based PandaDoc, said the platform could provide sales teams "with all the building blocks that they need to speed up creation of sales collateral, and to ensure a consistent, seamless experience for the end clients.”

In With the G2 Crowd

Business software review platform, G2 Crowd, based in Highland Park, Ill., released its Spring 2015 grid report for organic search marketing — aka search engine optimization (SEO) platforms. The report highlights boast more than 300 reviews ranking nine products to “help purchasers with their software selections.” 

Rankings are generated by customer satisfaction reviews (more than ten) and vendor market presence “as determined from public and social data.”

Moz Open Site Explorer was categorized as a “Leader,” based on a combination of high customer satisfaction scores and its market presence.

Raven Tools, SEMrush, Ahrefs, gShift and UpCity earned G2’s “High Performer” ratings.

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