The best software applications for sales engineers on a fantastic map (June 2021)

Welcome to the secret kingdom of Sales Engineering. We give you an unbiased view on the world of Sales Engineering on a beautiful Lord of the Rings styled map. Do you find your application, community or service for Sales Engineers missing? Then read through the FAQ or directly hit our form.
The map will be updated monthly. Current map version: 1.4 (June 2021)

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Community Island Inhabitants

About itAppeal:
Supporting women in Tech Support network for women in IT.

A place to learn and grow; sharing experiences, resources, and materials. Covering Presales, Sales, Product, Consulting, and Services – all roles which come with a unique set of workplace challenges for women!

We’re natural empaths with in-built communication skills and high emotional intelligence, the perfect mix for building relationships and succeeding in sales. So feel free to post job openings, training sessions, or mentoring support in the group, and let’s attract more female talent to this industry. https://www.linkedin.com/groups/12518806/

About SENY:
Grow. Network. Prosper.

SENY is the premier community for sales engineers, solutions engineers, solution consultants and any aspiring pre-sales engineers in New York City area. SENY was formed in 2018 as a Meetup group to connect individuals with similar professional backgrounds and provide them with a platform to learn from each other, network with their current and future colleagues and form a close-knit community that thrives on collaboration and mentorship.
salesengineersny.com

About PreSales Collective:
The largest global community of PreSales professionals

Our mission is to elevate the role of PreSales in organizations worldwide. We aim to provide PreSales professionals with the resources, knowledge, network, and mentorship to develop long, impactful careers.
presalescollective.com

About NAASE:
North American Association of Sales Engineers (NAASE)

The first official trade association for Sales Engineers/Technical Sales Consultants to connect with industry like-minded SE’s across North America. NAASE is a group of professional and dedicated sales engineers/ technical sales representatives/ solution consultants from a wide range of industries. We help run the technical engine of the broader economy.
https://sales-engineering.org/


Valley of productivity Inhabitants

About Prelio:
Prelio turns presales practitioners and leaders into strategic business partners.

Prelio is a Presales Management and Productivity System designed specifically for Sales Engineers and their teams to be organized, understand their impact, and identify critical needs of their product. Presales practitioners use Prelio to be more efficient and Managers use Prelio to understand what their team is working on and the challenges they face.
https://preliotech.com

About MightSE:
Enhancing Sales Engineer’s super powers

MightySE is a Salesforce AppExchange application and focused on equipping and enhancing the Sales Engineering role. This is specifically focused on the Sales Engineer’s productivity, book of business, and Demo management. This information is then aggregated to help the SE manager better understand what the team is doing and help manage capacity.
Additionally, MightSE provides powerful data to tell the story of the impact and value of the Sales Engineer.
https://mightyse.com


Pearl Market of Social Media Inhabitants

About Sales Excellence Podcast:
The Sales Excellence Podcast is all about successful software B2B sales and presales.

Our career paths have taken us through various companies and roles in (pre)sales over the last 10 years. We believe in a strategic, value-added, and customer-centric approach to sales. With our knowledge and experience, we want to help you to new inspiration and more success in your daily (pre)sales life.
https://sales-excellence-podcast.de/

About We the Sales Engineers:
The first consistent website and podcast dedicated to Sales Engineers

We The Sales Engineers is the first consistent website and podcast dedicated to Sales Engineers and Presales Professional. It was founded by Ramzi Marjaba who could not find any resources for SEs, so this resource for Sales Engineers by Sales Engineers was started in 2018.
https://wethesalesengineers.com

About Two Presales in a Pod:
The PreSales podcast hosted by Don Carmichael and Adam Freeman

Two PreSales in a Pod – PreSales podcast hosted by Don Carmichael and Adam Freeman to discuss the burning issues facing the PreSales world in a relaxed and conversational style. The world can get pretty serious, so join us for a casual chat on all things PreSales. Listen to the podcast on your preferred platform with episodes posted regularly.
https://www.linkedin.com/company/2-presales-in-a-pod/

About The Sales Engineer guy:
Presales & sales advisory, coaching, training and improvement

We’re collecting user feedback on PreSales tools and how well they help us run, manage and improve PreSales work, both individually and at the team level. This feedback will be consolidated at an anonymous aggregate level into research that will be made available for free on the https://www.salesengineerguy.com/ site. Please let me know if you have questions about it (salesengineerguy@gmail.com).
https://www.salesengineerguy.com/p/presales-tool-survey.html

About The Modern SC:
The Modern SC is a blog about modern methods of Solutions Consulting

The Modern SC is a blog about modern methods of Solutions Consulting and Enablement for Solutions Consultants, Presales, and Sales Engineers alike. Regular articles cover topics including demo video automation, calculating ROI, demo tips and tricks, and more. You can subscribe to a monthly email to get the latest articles straight to your inbox too.
https://themodernsc.com/


High Peaks of RfP Inhabitants

About Avnio:
Avnio is the only Salesforce native solution for both RFP Automation & PreSales Operations.

Avnio AI-fuelled solutions empower your Sales and PreSales Teams to ‘Accelerate to Closed Won’. https://www.avnio.com/


Automation Jungle

About consensus:
Consensus is intelligent demo automation software that helps you scale Presales.

Using Consensus, your sales engineering team builds a library of reusable interactive video demos that Sales sends out on-demand. Consensus automatically personalizes the experience and tracks engagement, bringing prospects to live demos better educated and ready to talk specifics. This reduces unqualified demos to near zero and can double your SE team’s productivity.
https://app.goconsensus.com/play/34fbdbfc


Wide Fields of Demo Inhabitants

About EMMa3D:
EMMa3D: re-imagining complexity in 3D maps.

EMMa3D is a unique 3D visualization tool that changes the way people think about and manages complexity. EMMa is a self-serve, 3-dimensional meta map that creates a real-time model of every element, both physical and virtual and making sense of 3D space including things that are abstract.
https://emma3d.com

About DemoMonkey:
Demo Monkey – Custom Demo Every Demo.

DemoMonkey allows you to turn your software demo into a fully tailored demo for your prospect in minutes: You simply provide text & visual replacements for your application’s UI and DemoMonkey turns your generic demo into a personalized experience for your audience.
https://www.demomonkey.net/

About demostory.io:
The demostory browser is built for live demos

The demostory browser is built for live demos, it makes demo set-up easier, the flow smoother, and ultimately helps you do what you do best:
Give great demos! Build demos, tell stories!
https://demostory.io

About Vidyard:
The fast (and free) way to record and share custom demo videos using your webcam and screen share.

Vidyard is a video recording and sharing solution that enables Sales Engineers to easily record custom demo videos using screen sharing and their webcam. Customized demos can be quickly recorded for specific accounts, or pre-recorded demos can be recorded and made available to the rest of the sales team to share with customers at any time. Vidyard also makes it easy to send these videos to prospects via email and to track who watched and how long they engage.
Quickly record one-off demos for key accounts or build up a shared library of pre-recorded demos. Easily send demo videos via email and track who watches and how long they engage. Save time, join fewer calls, and let your videos do the work.
Enjoy Vidyard free, forever!
https://www.vidyard.com

About Demodesk:
The #1 customer meeting platform with real-time sales enablement.

We empower every rep to become a top performer – by guiding sellers in real-time, automating non-selling tasks, engaging customers in the meeting, and analyzing insights at scale.

Demodesk automatically loads the perfect playbook into every customer meeting – guiding reps with the right slides or web apps to present, talk tracks, and battle cards on the spot. Sales teams can automate non-selling tasks from scheduling, meeting preparation, CRM documentation to follow-up. Our breakthrough screen-sharing technology makes meetings truly engaging and lets customers interact with the software during the meeting.

Leading SaaS companies are using Demodesk to cut down ramp time, increase quota attainment, lift sales productivity, and accelerate growth.


Plugin Plane Inhabitants

The easiest, fastest, and most affordable way to create interactive walkthroughs and guided demos
+ The Snackwyze chrome extension records your screen and automatically creates interactive product experiences in seconds. Snackwyze is most effective during pre and post demo customer communication.
+ Get started for FREE at https://snackwyze.com


Innovation Summit Inhabitants

Navattic helps SaaS sales engineering and marketing teams create shareable product demos. With our no-code platform, teams can build, send and track product demos. The Team: As former sales engineers at Oracle, we saw the importance of sharing great product demos when selling B2B software. Prospects are increasingly demanding to get hands-on with products before buying, yet sales and marketing teams lack adequate engineering resources to share the product on their own.  Neil, Chris & Randy co-founded Navattic to solve this challenge.

About Walnut:
Codeless demo platform

With Walnut, sales and marketing teams can create customizable, unbreakable, and insightful product demos without coding a single line. Sales teams can easily scale their demos: all they have to do is to create one custom product demo for each prospect’s use case and duplicate it. Marketing teams can embed an interactive demo on the marketing materials and understand how visitors/subscribers use their product in real life. With Walnut’s analytics, the company gets visibility over the demo usage and can optimize the teams’ focus to improve the prospect sales experience. From discovery to post-sales, Walnut’s codeless platform covers all the aspects of the sales process, making it more consistent, efficient, and focused.
https://walnut.io/


PoC Forrest Inhabitants

About Homerun:
Run Your Best POCs Unlock hidden insights from your POCs to boost sales, improve product, and optimize presales activities.

POC Management: From start to finish, run more effective and efficient POCs that win deals
POC Visibility: Know the status of every POC and the workload of every team member
POC Best Practices: Follow built-in best practices and standardize POCs so that every POC is your best POC
POC Insights: Learn what is working and what is not and continuously improve your POCs to boost sales
https://www.homerunpoc.com/

About Success:
Success is a Sales Success Platform, purpose built for Sales Engineering teams.

Success makes it easy to track, manage and reports on presales customer engagements. These customer engagements could be product demos, Proof of Concepts (POC), Proof of Values (POV) or Pilots. Success provides easy to use platform that not only makes the process transparent, but also provides structure for using sales engineering best practices and making POCs/POVs successful.
https://success.app


Mighty Mountains of Sales Enablement Inhabitants

About Seismic:
Stories compel action.

Is your story getting to the right buyer? Seismic helps align go-to-market teams while empowering them to deliver engaging buyer experiences that drive growth.
So drive employee experience EX to get customer experience CX!!
Seismic’s platform coordinates your people and technology to efficiently deliver personalized, relevant content, helping your sellers move faster and win bigger.

⚡️ The world’s most powerful Storytelling Platform™ The most comprehensive solution on the market, Seismic delivers industry-leading tools to orchestrate engaging buying experiences, at scale.

👍️ Customer experience optimized for success From user-centric product design to deep support resources, Seismic’s platform solution is designed from the ground up to help clients get results fast.

👉️ Market leadership recognized industry-wide Seismic’s sales enablement solution leads the category across major analyst reports like Aragon, Gartner, and Forrester, with over 85 awards and inclusion in the Forbes Cloud 100.

Seismic’s sales enablement solutions are centered around providing your salespeople with the right resources, processes, and technology needed to sell effectively and increase revenue.
90% of marketers don’t know how to measure the ROI of content or the influence on deals from sales.
Imagine the potential your sellers will have with a centralized hub for everything they need to engage their buyers – from content to competitive intel, product news, and more!

Discover how Seismic’s leading sales enablement solution empowers your sales and marketing organization to exceed buyer expectations across their journey.
https://seismic.com/


Island of Guides Inhabitants

About Sales Hero GmbH:
Your journey from the demo-dolly to the rockstar of the sales team.

We from Sales Hero GmbH are convinced that Sales Engineers are the execution engine for differentiation. They are the ones leading with a vision, sticking in the client’s mind like chewing gum.

We teach and coach Sales Engineers how to differentiate in the Sales Cycle not by a killer demo but by being themselves.
Creativity, boldness, and the unexpected are far better client experiences than an entirely filled RfP or lengthy demo.

The lead trainer and founder of Sales Hero GmbH Patrick Pissang has a sharp focus on creative methodologies for approaching opportunities, discovery, qualification, and mindset. Basically, our methodologies show Sales Engineering teams how to lead with the unexpected, so that they stick in the client’s mind.

Sales Engineering Managers and VP Sales bring “Sales Hero” in when their Sales Engineering team …
🥊 needs a motivational push or inspiration on how to approach opportunities
🥋 mastered every demo training but is still not seeing the expected results
🏹 wants to focus on improving discovery skills
🎭 is facing massive competition and needs to effectively differentiate themselves
🧘‍♂️ decides to transform into a team of well rounded trusted advisors
🥇 needs a Sales Enablement practice with Sales Engineering content

We provide training to B2B Sales Engineering teams and on-demand content for Sales Engineering Enablement. Topics cover Qualification, Discovery, Preparation, Value Proof, and Mindset – transforming SE’s from demo dollies to rockstars of the Sales team.

About Winning Skills:
When Complex Technology Solutions Meet Complex Buying Environments, We’re Here to Help.

We’re Winning Skills, the experts in Technology PreSales, Sales Consulting and Sales Engineering. Don Carmichael, the Founder and Chief PreSales Guru has 30 years of Technology PreSales and PreSales Enablement experience built at companies like SAP and Oracle. Winning Skills are trusted by Deloitte, Sage, Adobe, Freshworks, Conga, Snow, and many, many more.


Don is a prolific publisher of top tips, posts, webinars, and podcasts on a vast range of PreSales topics and is a recognized thought leader defining the future of the PreSales role. We run PreSales courses, workshops, seminars, kick-offs, coaching, organizational consulting, onboarding, and offer online content. Talk to us about how you can maximize your customer moments, increase your win rates, reduce your cost of sale and increase your revenue per demo.
Visit Winning Skills.

About Presales Mastery:
Presales Mastery helps B2B software companies deliver better demos to win more business.

Our personalized demo delivery and execution coaching improves deal progression and win rates, increases average deal size, frees up sales leadership time to focus on opportunity management and other priorities, provides better insight into rep performance both individually and across the team, and improves cross-team learning.
Visit Presales Mastery.

About Pathfinder Consulting:
We love PreSales.

Depending on the lifecycle stage of your company, your Solutions Engineering organization has different objectives:
• Start-ups need to build it.
• Scale-ups needs to professionalize it.
• Enterprises need to innovate (sometimes even reinvent) it.

Only if taken care of the right way, your SE organization will drive the evolution of your company as a whole:
1. form it to a serious player in the market,
2. professionalize it to scale sustainably,
3. innovate to stay sharp and relevant long-term.

SE organizations are accompanied by us throughout all of their lifecycle stages. Across all dimensions:
1. Strategic: we advise your SE XVP. GTM, Operating Model, Engagement Model, Governance. Hit your targets.
2. Tactical: we consult your SE Center of Enablement. Process Framework, Methodologies, Learning Journeys, SE Tool Automation. Keep your SEs happy.
3. Operational: we train your SEs craft: Discovery, Demo, Sales. Art: Creativity, Storytelling, Strategy.

Stay on top of your game.
We work in the SE field.
We are strategists.
We know how to implement ideas.
We love presales.
www.pathcon.tech

About Great Demo:
Great Demo!

Great Demo! is the fully validated methodology for preparing and delivering crisp, compelling and surprisingly successful software demonstrations. We offer a range of Workshops, Seminars, and Coaching for presales, sales, and customer success teams of all sizes who support sales, renewals and expansion of broad-based offerings and verticals from accounting to zymurgy. Facilitators span the globe, providing training in a variety of languages and time zones. Great Demo! is an evergreen methodology evolving to embrace new technologies, fresh strategies, and changing go-to-market sales and presales motions.
https://GreatDemo.com

About Mastering Technical Sales:
There Is More To Presales Life Than Doing A Demo

Based upon the #1 best-selling Sales Engineering book, we’ve built a full curriculum of SE Professional Skills classes. We cover every aspect of the SE role from up-front Business Value Discovery, through all that demo stuff, to Executive Presence and Trusted Advisor. We also wrap all that content with video reinforcement and role-specific SE Leadership workshops. The content is available in English, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, and Mandarin. Contact us now to make your customer interactions more memorable, interesting, and compelling. www.masteringtechnicalsales.com


Ancient Sea of Knowledge

About Chris White:
Chris White’s Six Habits Training – Empowering Technical Sales Teams to Create IRRESISTIBLE Sales Experiences

Chris White is Building the Next Generation of Highly Effective Sales Engineers. His Amazon Best-Seller, “The Six Habits of Highly Effective Sales Engineers” launched DemoDoctor Online Training and is the foundation of the TechSales Advisors Comprehensive Team Training Workshops. The Six Habits Curriculum covers the fundamental skills necessary to transition into and succeed in the role of technical presales. Developing a high trust Partnership with sales. Mastering the art and science of Discovery. Learning to Prepare with efficiency and effectiveness. Customer-facing Demo delivery skills. Storytelling. Getting the Win. Find out why companies like Salesforce and SAP have integrated the Six Habits into their onboarding programs.
http://www.demodoctor.com