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UPDATED: CRM Idol - only one EMEA slot remains!

3rd May 2011
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UPDATED 5th MAY: Only one slot now remains for EMEA - see here for the latest news on the remaining times and the latest entrants.

If you haven’t heard, we launched CRM Idol 2011 as of last week. You can check out the fundamentals here but due to the enormous amount of activity since the launch we're in what I want to do is update you on what’s happened since Monday including who is now in and what slots are still available – and all the additions and even some rule changes and clarifications.

The Americas are now filled but in EMEA we have 14 of the 20 filled. See below for the who fills what slots when and which ones are still open (check out rules changes and clarifications for the explanation). Please note that if you’d like feel free to submit your entry (without times and dates) to a waiting list. We are going to do reference checks and if the references fail to check out, the entrants will be disqualified and the slot filled from the waiting list. Your call. Please note in your entry that you’re asking to be on the waiting list.

Human Being Additions

  1. We’d like to welcome Barry Trailer, Managing Partner, CSO Insights.  Barry  along with partner Jim Dickie, are perhaps the two most influential individuals in the world of sales. Barry joins the CRM Idol Influencer Extended Judges Panel.
  2. We would also like to welcome Michelle DeHaaff, Chief Marketing Officer of Attensity to the Vendors Extended Influencers Panel.
  3. Bruce Culbert, Chief Service Officer at the Pedowitz Group, a CRM industry pioneer and influencer joins Anthony Lye, Joe Hughes and Larry Augustin as a mentor to the finalists and winners.
  4. We’d like to welcome Alex Williams and Ramon Ray, both highly influential journalists in the social and small business world respectively to the Journalists Extended Judges Panel.

New Prizes

  1. Thanks to Jive Software for the addition of their prize which they are calling an Enterprise Launch Package:
    1. Free workshop with Mark Weitzel, Jive Apps developer evangelist and President of the OpenSocial foundation on how to socially enable your application with Jive’s enterprise social graph
    2. 12 months free in Jive Apps Market (Jive waives their 25% revenue share)
    3. Free attendance and demo pod at JiveWorld 11 in Las Vegas on October 4th-6th (1,500 enterprise attendees)
  2. Thanks to Attensity for donating a free year of Attensity 360, their social media monitoring package, with 1 user and 5 topics.  Give them a huge round of applause, at least in your heads.
  3. Primary Judge and CRM influencer, Denis Pombriant adds a free webinar to the prize list for the winners.  Cheers from all for this one.

Rules Changes and Clarification

  1. Rather than “first come, first serve” on the times and “you’re out of luck” if the two times/dates you picked are already taken, we are going to be publishing the times and dates (see below) that are still available. For those who chose already taken dates/times, we’ve given them a single open date and time which they had the option of choosing or not. They’ve all taken the date/time available.
  2. As we’ve seen the entrants register, several of the judges (including me) have had some sort of paid relationship with a small handful of the registrants. Each judge who has had that relationship can recuse themselves from the demo/evaluation and leave it to the other judges to make the evaluation. Those judges who make the evaluation will sign off on the evaluation that will be published the next day.

The Current Competition Calendar – Meet the Entrants

The Americas (all times are Eastern Time)


  August 15
– PhaseWare
4pm – Performance Solutions
5pm – Solucciones
6pm – Jaguar TPM
August 16
– Relenta CRM
4pm – LuxorCRM
5pm – thedatabank
6pm –Connected
August 17
3pm –Assistly
4pm – SplendidCRM
5pm – RO/Innovation
6pm - GreenRope
August 18
3pm – Cosential
4pm – Media Funnel
5pm –
6pm – Aplicor
August 19
4pm – Interactions Corp
5pm – Anthana LLC
6pm – Relayware
  August 22
3pm –
Lookout Software, Inc.
4pm – InvisibleCRM
5pm – Negoxia
6pm -CiviCRM
August 23
3pm –
Vigilius LLC
4pm – Hyperoffice
5pm – SalesNexus LLC
6pm – Salestrakr
August 24
3pm –
Brick St. Software
4pm – Stone Cobra
5pm – VIPorbit
6pm – Nimble
August 25
3pm –
Front Row CRM
4pm – GetSatisfaction
5pm – ContactMe
6pm – FuzeDigital
August 26
3pm -
4pm – Loopfuse
5pm – Vertical Solutions, Inc.
6pm – Dovetail Software


EMEA (all times are GMT)


  September 5
3pm - Swivelscript
4pm – InTouch
5pm - Efficy NV
6pm -
September 6
3pm -
4pm –
5pm – Atollon
6pm -
September 7
3pm -
4pm – Akordis
5pm - WorkBooks Online
6pm -
September 8
3pm –
Iko System
4pm – Zestia Ltd
5pm - Really Simple Systems
6pm -
September 9
–The SelfService Co.
4pm – Digita Srl
5pm –ABCrm
6pm -


Thus….Available Times as of May 3


EMEA (all GMT)

  • September 5 – 6pm
  • September 6 – 3pm, 6pm
  • September 7 – 6pm
  • September 8 – 6pm
  • September 9 – 6pm

Please don’t bother to apply for any other times (which of course means that you’ll read the update notices on the original blog post to get to this one).  This is what is there.

Well, that’s the first update. More coming as soon as we’ve accumulated enough to update you on. Congratulations to those who have entered and the rest of you….get your butts in gear, slackers. You want to win right?

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