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Louie Andre

B2B & SaaS market analyst and senior writer for FinancesOnline. He is most interested in project management solutions, believing all businesses are a work in progress. From pitch deck to exit strategy, he is no stranger to project business hiccups and essentials. He has been involved in a few internet startups including a digital route planner for a triple A affiliate. His advice to vendors and users alike? "Think of benefits, not features."

Articles published by Louie Andre:

5 Great CRM Software Services And Their Unique, Strong Points
Category: B2B News

5 Great CRM Software Services And Their Unique, Strong Points

Your goal is not to find the greatest app, but where the app is great at. That way you can leverage its strength to your specific need. In some instances, you may need two or more great CRM apps to engage and convert your customers. Here are five “great” CRM solutions in their respective fields.
Types of Collaboration Software: 5 Groups You Should Know About
Category: Collaboration Software

Types of Collaboration Software: 5 Groups You Should Know About

What are the types of collaboration software? The types of collaboration software are communication, conferencing, and coordination. In addition to these, there are two dimensions of operation when it comes to collaboration software–asynchronous/non-real time and synchronous/real-time. Also known as groupware, collaboration software, is a technology designed to facilitate and handle group work. The collaboration software […]
Insider’s Guide To The Challenges Of On-Demand B2B Marketing
Category: B2B News

Insider’s Guide To The Challenges Of On-Demand B2B Marketing

There is no question about it: The dawn of on-demand marketing is here. It has been touted for several years, and finally, it is already right round the corner. It is a new world out there for businesses, and they should be ready to tackle it out and survive. New technologies are already radically changing […]
Highly Efficient Strategies That Improve SaaS Marketing Conversion Rates
Category: B2B News

Highly Efficient Strategies That Improve SaaS Marketing Conversion Rates

SaaS brands have many important performance indicators to evaluate the effectiveness of their marketing practices including free trial registrations, feature usage, and sales conversions. This article provides tips for brands to improve their SaaS conversion rate. 1. Free Trial or Freemium Offering Give customers a free trial of your offering to help them evaluate its […]
Marketing Tools For B2B Companies: How To Build Trust & Nurture Your Leads
Category: B2B News

Marketing Tools For B2B Companies: How To Build Trust & Nurture Your Leads

Content marketing can play a big part in the sales process of software companies. This strategy can be a robust tool for generating leads, and converting the leads into sales. First, software companies should draft a process and allocate resources to it. Then, they should use a tool to measure the results, and improve the […]
B2B Marketing Strategies: How To Make Your SaaS Marketing More Effective
Category: B2B News

B2B Marketing Strategies: How To Make Your SaaS Marketing More Effective

Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions are becoming popular among customers and enterprises. As a result, the SaaS market is growing fast with the high demand. This is not surprising given the many benefits of using this type of service. In this article, we provide effective tips for SaaS marketing that can help to boost […]
B2B Decision Making Process: How To Address Your Customers’ Needs
Category: B2B News

B2B Decision Making Process: How To Address Your Customers’ Needs

Business-to-business (B2B) markets are different compared to consumer markets in two ways. First, B2B decision making process and units are more complex. While a consumer purchase decision is made by one or two individuals, B2B decisions are made by several employees, each specializing in a different field. Second, B2B decision makers are accountable for their […]
Why B2B Marketers Need to Appeal to their Customers’ Emotions
Category: B2B News

Why B2B Marketers Need to Appeal to their Customers’ Emotions

To meet the demands of today’s competitive marketing scenario, business-to-business (B2B) marketers are focusing on becoming more customer-friendly, and improving their branding strategies. Should they also appeal to their customers’ emotions? This question is answered by a research survey conducted by Google in partnership with CEB’s Marketing Leadership Council. We bring you the findings of […]
Buyer’s Guide To Cloud-hosted LMS
Category: Learning Management Software

Buyer’s Guide To Cloud-hosted LMS

Web-based solutions are becoming popular these days, and there are good reasons for its popularity. Even in the field of training—whether in an educational or business setting—learning management systems (LMS) that are hosted on the Internet are considered a top choice for many organizations and companies, especially for small business groups. In case you are […]
10 Most Expensive Items Ever Sold On eBay: Top Spot Bought For $168M
Category: Financial News

10 Most Expensive Items Ever Sold On eBay: Top Spot Bought For $168M

What is the most expensive item ever sold on eBay? It turns out even billionaires drop by eBay for deals. Russian oil magnate Roman Abramovich bought a 405-foot yacht worth $168 million after seeing it on the popular online marketplace. We’ve updated our most expensive eBay list for CURRENT_YEAR and the items cannot be as […]
10 Most Expensive Superhero Films Ever Created
Category: Financial News

10 Most Expensive Superhero Films Ever Created

In the past decade, many superhero films have undoubtedly enjoyed huge box office success and heaped critical acclaim. A few superhero movies did not sit well the general moviegoers and critics alike, though. Green Lantern, Daredevil, Elektra, and the two Ghost Rider movies failed to capitalize on the success of their predecessors such as the […]
FilesTube.com Top Alternatives & Competitors
Category: Alternatives

FilesTube.com Top Alternatives & Competitors

What used to be a highly popular and useful metasearch engine for files and content has recently died. FilesTube shut down its operation on December 1, 2014 after seven years of providing users of a search tool that has retrieved countless files and other content from notable file sharing and uploading services including Mega. During […]
10 Most Expensive Photographs In The World: Images Worth Millions
Category: Financial News

10 Most Expensive Photographs In The World: Images Worth Millions

Almost anyone these days can take tons of tphotos using a smartphone or a tablet, so our modern culture might not be paying too much attention to photographs compared to fame they reveived even a few decades ago. Today tablets and smartphones can take breathtaking pictures of outstanding quality; thus they are always present in most events, family reunions […]
1000 dollar loan no credit check: Easy Help In Emergency Situations
Category: Questions & Answers

1000 dollar loan no credit check: Easy Help In Emergency Situations

A 300- to 500-dollar personal loan for someone with bad credit is reasonable to cover for minor emergencies like changing a busted faucet valve or a car tire. But you may need a 1000 dollar loan no credit check if the situation is more complicated like a busted plumbing system or car wreck. Trell wants […]
10 Most Luxurious & Expensive Casinos In The World
Category: Financial News

10 Most Luxurious & Expensive Casinos In The World

For a long time, many people automatically associated the most extravagant casinos with the city of Las Vegas. Who wouldn’t? The shining metropolis that stands out in the middle of the Mojave Desert has been (and still is) home to some of the world’s poshiest hotels and high end casinos. But the world of casinos […]
Need An Efficient CRM Software? Here are 7 Alternatives to Salesforce
Category: Alternatives

Need An Efficient CRM Software? Here are 7 Alternatives to Salesforce

Customer relationship management software (CRMs) has become an essential part of modern business practices. CRM platforms help entrepreneurs to effectively identify their target audience, design efficient customer acquisition strategies, and gather data to improve customer relationship by enhancing the company’s products and services. Salesforce is one of the best CRM systems out there and has proven […]
Want To Party The Night Away? Here Are Top 10 Most Luxurious Nightclubs
Category: Financial News

Want To Party The Night Away? Here Are Top 10 Most Luxurious Nightclubs

Nightclubs are an indelible part of the modern culture’s night scene, hubs where people converge to dance and drink the night away. But not all nightclubs are created equal. While most of them cater to average Joe’s and Jane’s, there are a specific bars out there that carry the most outrageously priced menus, flaunt posh […]
Tired Of The iPad Trend? Here Are 10 Great Alternatives Including Galaxy Tab & Surface
Category: Alternatives

Tired Of The iPad Trend? Here Are 10 Great Alternatives Including Galaxy Tab & Surface

Apple iPad may be revolutionary, but not everyone is keen to own the said device. Some say Android-based tablets are much better. Others prefer more productive models like the WIndows 8 hybrids that have popped on the scene lately. Whatever your preferences, if you are looking for tablet other than the one carrying the Apple […]
Wondering Which Video Streaming Service Is Best? Compare Amazon Prime & Netflix
Category: Comparisons

Wondering Which Video Streaming Service Is Best? Compare Amazon Prime & Netflix

If you want top quality entertainment at an affordable price, two of the best bets in the market are Amazon Prime Instant Video and Netflix. We look at the pros and cons of both video streaming services to help you decide the most suitable one for your taste. Read on for a detailed comparison of […]
Need A Better Cloud Storage Than Dropbox? Here’s 7 Alternatives Including Copy and SpiderOak
Category: Alternatives

Need A Better Cloud Storage Than Dropbox? Here’s 7 Alternatives Including Copy and SpiderOak

Cloud storage has become an essential element in doing business today. Among the numerous benefits of cloud storage is that you do not need to purchase or set up external hard drives for added storage space for your data. Also, you do not need to worry about upgrading your storage system as most cloud storage […]
Planning To Buy A Gaming Console? Compare Xbox One and PS4
Category: Comparisons

Planning To Buy A Gaming Console? Compare Xbox One and PS4

Sony’s PS4 and Microsoft’s Xbox One have been around for almost a year, and have been upgraded during that period with new features and software updates. The PS4 is regularly sold out, while Microsoft has improved its console with a range of hardware bundles. Sony has sold about eight million systems, while Microsoft has shipped […]
Unsure About Zendesk? Consider Top Alternatives Such As Freshdesk and Uservoice
Category: Alternatives

Unsure About Zendesk? Consider Top Alternatives Such As Freshdesk and Uservoice

Zendesk sits at the top of the help desk software industry, providing clients with topnotch customer help services, ticketing and self service support features, as well as integrations with other business management platforms including content management systems, customer relationship platforms, and other web-based business tools. Included in the list of Zendesk’s clients are huge corporations […]
We Compare iPhone 5S and iPhone 6: Is It Worth Upgrading?
Category: Comparisons

We Compare iPhone 5S and iPhone 6: Is It Worth Upgrading?

If you own an iPhone 5S, you may be wondering whether it’s time to upgrade to the new iPhone 6. In this article, we compare the two generations of Apple smartphones to help you decide whether to upgrade or not. Design The 2014 iPhone 6 is 6.8mm thick, while the iPhone 5S is 7.6mm thick. […]
10 NFL Rookie Football Players Who Entered The League With Most Expensive Contracts
Category: Financial News

10 NFL Rookie Football Players Who Entered The League With Most Expensive Contracts

Professional athletes are among the highest paid workers in the world. In the United States, NFL players, particularly the superstars, have the most lucrative contracts among athletes who play for a living. A professional American football player usually earns multi-million dollar paychecks after he has proven his worth in the league, usually by exhibiting consistent […]
10 Most Expensive Flowers In The World: Orchids, Roses & Priceless Plants
Category: Financial News

10 Most Expensive Flowers In The World: Orchids, Roses & Priceless Plants

Flowers are the most preferred gifts for special occasions like a wedding, Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day. In fact, the phrase, “Say it with flowers” has become popular for this reason. Flowers are beautiful and easy on the purse. However, in this article we look at some of the rarest and most expensive flowers around […]
Comparison Of iPhone 6 Innovative Features: Which Apple Smartphone Model Had The Most Improvements?
Category: Comparisons

Comparison Of iPhone 6 Innovative Features: Which Apple Smartphone Model Had The Most Improvements?

In the summer of 2007, Mike Lazardis, co-founder of BlackBerry, got an iPhone to check what’s inside. He pried it open and was shocked on what he saw: BlackBerry wasn’t competing with a phone, he thought, it was competing against a Mac. Lazardis was recalling that moment in an interview with The Globe and Mail, […]
Sales Lead Management Software Free Packages: Can They Be A Good Solution?
Category: Questions & Answers

Sales Lead Management Software Free Packages: Can They Be A Good Solution?

Glenn is the proprietor of an online apparel retailing enterprise and wishes to upgrade his infrastructure to boost his small business. He wishes to try out a free sales lead management software tool first before he invests money in this type of product. Glenn seeks our advice on this topic. “Hi, I have been reading […]
Sales Process Automation: Comparison Of Top Benefits It Can Have For Your Enterprise
Category: Questions & Answers

Sales Process Automation: Comparison Of Top Benefits It Can Have For Your Enterprise

Steve operates an online retail enterprise and is thinking about implementing sales process automation. However, he is unsure how to go about it and wonders about the benefits for his small business. Here’s his query: “Hi, I have been reading articles and sales process automation reviews to check if it can boost my sales. But […]
Which Sales Automation System Functions & Benefits Are Important For Your Company?
Category: Questions & Answers

Which Sales Automation System Functions & Benefits Are Important For Your Company?

Dave runs an online retail small business and wishes to upgrade his enterprise’s systems and software. He is looking to invest in a top rate sales automation system to boost his revenue. Dave wants to find out all he can about the functions and benefits of this software package. “Hello, I have been reading reviews […]
Sales Performance Management Software
Category: Questions & Answers

Sales Performance Management Software

Henry runs an online sports goods store and wishes to use the latest software to boost his small business. To improve sales and profit, he is thinking about buying a suitable sales performance management software product for his small enterprise. Henry needs advice on what features to look for in this product. Here’s his query: […]
Is a Sales Rep Software Something Your Business Should Consider?
Category: Questions & Answers

Is a Sales Rep Software Something Your Business Should Consider?

Kathryn heads a large pharmaceutical enterprise based in Philadelphia. Business has been good all these years, according to Kathryn, and in fact, they have been getting more and more of the best sales representatives to help them with their sales and continue their company’s top-notch growth. This year, they are thinking of expanding their operations […]
Need Sales Pipeline Software Help? Here Are Some Tips To Get You Started
Category: Questions & Answers

Need Sales Pipeline Software Help? Here Are Some Tips To Get You Started

John is the manager of a house construction company based in Hawaii. For a small business, John’s company is considered among the best in his area, providing good services complemented with a top-notch sales staff that are easy to conduct business with. For the next year, John is planning in getting a sales pipeline software […]
Best POS Software For Small Business: Popular Features You Should Look In A Vendor
Category: Questions & Answers

Best POS Software For Small Business: Popular Features You Should Look In A Vendor

Sandy runs a wedding boutique and also has an online store for bridal requirements. She’s now looking to buy POS software to organize every aspect of her small business – from sales to inventory. She’s thinking if the software will do wonders to her enterprise in terms of increasing revenues. And so she asked us […]
Effective Sales Automation Software Use: 3 Tips On How To Maximize Its Potential
Category: Questions & Answers

Effective Sales Automation Software Use: 3 Tips On How To Maximize Its Potential

Norah has recently installed a new sales automation software and has probably religiously followed everything she read in reviews on sales automation systems on how to use the said software. Norah, a small business owner who sells handcrafted jewelry items, feels that her sales automation system still has more to bring to the table but […]
Choosing Learning Management System Software With The Help From Our Experts
Category: Learning Management Software

Choosing Learning Management System Software With The Help From Our Experts

What do you need to look out for when choosing a learning management system software? That is the question raised by Hannah, a master baker who runs a small but flourishing bakeshop in Carson City, Nevada and is teaching baking lessons in a community college. Hannah is looking to implement an online method of providing […]
SaaS Learning Management System: 3 Things That Make It A Cost Effective Solution
Category: Learning Management Software

SaaS Learning Management System: 3 Things That Make It A Cost Effective Solution

Shane, a freelance photographer who also teaches professional photography in a community college in the San Francisco Bay Area, plans to offer paid online photography courses to students and enthusiasts who could not attend his classes. He has been gathering information on SaaS learning management systems and has been reading comparison articles on LMS platforms […]
Why Hosted Learning Management System Can Hugely Benefit Your Company
Category: Learning Management Software

Why Hosted Learning Management System Can Hugely Benefit Your Company

Kevin, a financial advisor based in Chicago, is planning to set up an online classroom where he can provide his clients with e-books and courses on financial planning and investments. Kevin already has a website set up and plans to use a learning management system for his small business. However, he is torn between getting […]
Top 3 Free Learning Management Systems That Are Your Best Bet
Category: Learning Management Software

Top 3 Free Learning Management Systems That Are Your Best Bet

They say that the best things in life are free. While the old adage may apply to a lot of things in life, some stuff do carry a price tag. Luckily for Ben, an upcoming independent interior designer who plans to sell home interior designing courses online, there are things that do not require shelling […]
Top LMS Training Software Selection Prepared By Our Experts
Category: Learning Management Software

Top LMS Training Software Selection Prepared By Our Experts

Andy has recently made plans to launch another branch of his small car rental service in another city in Utah. His main office is located in Salt Lake City and the planned new location for its branch is in Canyon Rim. Andy will oversee the preparations as well as the process but plans to use […]
Hosted Learning Management System And Popular Benefits Of Such Tool For Your Enterprise
Category: Learning Management Software

Hosted Learning Management System And Popular Benefits Of Such Tool For Your Enterprise

Janelle is the marketing director of a hotel chain and is looking to get the approval of their Board of Directors for the adoption of a learning management system within the organization. She believes that it will accelerate the knowledge and skills of her co-workers on the fast-paced developments happening within their industry. She asked […]