Salesforce/Jigsaw List-Building Contrasts

May 5, 2010 by
Filed under: Direct Marketing Leads 

Customer relationship management…

Company announced its pending acquisition of database information provider Jigsaw Data Corp.

Salesforce, whose cloud based applications enable sales people in the field to rate and nurture leads will become a big player in the business to business database arena because of the acquisition.

The growth opportunities are in the 3 billion business to business service industry. Now the two merged companies can provide a fully integrated applications and data solution.

The Divide

There is a traditional divide between data and applications like Salesforce and marketing database applications Jigsaw. The marketing database industry has accepted the current merger announcement as power of business information

The third-party data is critical as part of the core foundation of the customer database business. Jigsaw is a database provider and this deal is validating Jigsaw crowd-sourcing business model.

Jigsaw’s Database

Is 21 million business contacts and about 4 million companies has been built like Wikpedia-style contact systems through the exchange of business information.

List Building Contrasts

Jigsaw’s method of list building contrasts with other marketing databases models such as magazine subscriber lists and list assemblies by editors and researchers and Internet scrubbing of online names and contact information.

Other database companies such as Demandbase Inc., Dun & Bradstreet and Harte-Hanks have liaised with Jigsaw to augment their own databases.

Jim Fowler is the Jigsaw founder and CEO, said the acquisition of his company will have no integration of sharing of the data within,

Jigsaw will be very carefully integrated into Salesforce and will have a competitive advantage for them.

Jigsaws methods include crowd sourcing is able to gain a lot of scale using a combination of Web scrubbing, member updates of their own contact information is superior to other competition.

Jigsaw users are charged a discounted subscription price of $79 per seat, per month compared to the usual $99 fee.

Until next time, here is to your continued success!


About the Author:

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