Top 10 Dreamforce Vendors, listed by user Satisfaction rating

Dreamforce Grid G2 CrowdAt the beginning of the week, we announced the launch of our very first special-edition Grid (pictured at left; click to zoom), based on the list of this year’s Dreamforce sponsors. We went through the list, and the ones with 10 or more reviews made it onto our first GridScape for Dreamforce, as covered here by VentureBeat.

One of the great things about our Grids is the fact they update in real time. This means that with each new review, they update and normalize accordingly.

During the show, some new players appeared on the Grid, including InsideSales.com, Cvent, RingCentral, DemandTools and Velocify. By the end of the show, nearly 80 vendors were on our Grid. It was also a race to the finish for the final satisfaction rankings, as the list changed several times during the show.

As of this morning, here are the top 10 ranked Dreamforce vendor sponsors, ranked by satisfaction:

1) DiscoverOrg

2) Silanis e-SignLive

3) Act-On

4) Evernote

Tied at 5) Dropbox, Pardot, Docusign

Tied at 8) LevelEleven, Freshdesk

Tied at 10) InsideViewSertifi

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Megan Montgomery: G2 Crowd Member Q&A #6

megan montgomery g2 crowdFor our latest Q&A, we feature Megan Montgomery, an administrator and marketer from the city where everything stays weird: Austin, Texas.

To be considered for future Q&As, all you have to do is post about five to seven business software reviews on the site, and email dhonigman-at-g2crowd-dot-com to get the process started.

Read the full Q&A after the jump.

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G2 Crowd’s Ryan Abramson wins episode of TNT’s ‘On The Menu’

Here at G2 Crowd, we’re not only about providing the best business software review platform; we’re about pursuing our passions as well, as they often lead us to great places.

Ryan Abramson, a member of our community development team, is passionate about cooking. This passion led him to participate in an episode of TNT’s “On The Menu” reality show.

Luckily for us – and fortunately for Denny’s – Ryan’s a heck of a chef. He not only won the episode + a prize, but his dish, Apple Danish-Stuffed French Toast, will be featured on the Denny’s menu as well!

Congrats to Ryan on this tasty achievement. You can watch the reveal video below:

Greg Fazekas: G2 Crowd Member Q&A #5 (and a milestone reviewer!)

Greg Fazekas G2 CrowdOver the past month or so, we have featured a few different G2 Crowd users on our site in Q&As.

This one’s just a little bit different.

This week’s featured member, Greg Fazekas, not only lives in Iceland, but is the lucky winner of our 15,000th review giveaway a few months back. (Since he lives in Iceland, it took a little while for the prize to arrive in the mail!)

As always, you can be featured on our blog as well! To be considered for future Q&As, post five to seven reviews on the site, then email marketing-at-g2crowd-dot-com to get the process started.

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G2 Crowd announces Fall 2014 rankings of the best Cloud Data Integration platforms

Microsoft Azure BizTalk Services and Dell Boomi named Leaders in crowdsourced ratings, while Jitterbit takes top honors for customer satisfaction.

best data integration platform cloud fall 2014 g2 crowdCHICAGO – October 10, 2014 – The inaugural Grid℠ report for Cloud Data Integration tools, announced today by business software review site G2 Crowd, ranks seven products to help software buyers in their selections. The report is based on more than 125 reviews written by real users.

The Grid℠, G2 Crowd’s software recommendation engine, factors in customer satisfaction reported by users and vendor market presence determined from social and public data to rank products.

To qualify as a Leader, a product must receive a high customer satisfaction score and have substantial market presence. Microsoft Azure BizTalk Services and Dell Boomi were named Leaders. In addition, Jitterbit, SnapLogic and Actian DataConnect were named High Performers, while Jitterbit had the highest customer satisfaction rating.

Read the rest of the release after the jump.

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