Salesforce to Acquire Tableau

Salesforce announced it will acquire Tableau for $15.7B, its most expensive acquisition yet. Earlier, Google acquired Looker. For Digital Marketing Technology, especially for those use cases that require a unified customer profile across channels, Analytics plays a very important part. I think of these as three important pillars for these use cases: Customer Data Platforms … Read moreSalesforce to Acquire Tableau

Updates to CDP Vendor Evaluations

This post first appeared on the RSG Blog. The Customer Data Platform (CDP) marketplace is rapidly evolving and we are continuously updating our evaluations to track updates to existing offerings as well as to add new vendors.  RSG’s latest update has the following new vendors: ActionIQ: CDP focused on complex, enterprisewide data management use cases … Read moreUpdates to CDP Vendor Evaluations

Myth: IT Not Required for Marketing Platforms

One major selling point of newer, cloud-based marketing tools such as Customer Data Platforms (CDPs) and Journey Orchestration Engines (JOEs) is that you can quickly get started without involving IT, and that your marketers and other customer experience specialists can do everything on their own. Myth or Reality? It is… #EntArch #martech This post first … Read moreMyth: IT Not Required for Marketing Platforms