Ahead of the Curve

Gerent’s monthly podcast series that focuses on the enormous role technology is playing in both the manufacturing sector and the travel and hospitality sector.

Whether it’s CRM and ERP integration, smart factories, the role of AI on the factory floor, or how small travel companies are using technology to hold their own, Ahead of the Curve dives into the substance and surfaces with clear explanations of how technology is impacting both industries.

Each month, we feature different subject matter experts with knowledge and understanding of the needs of manufacturers and travel operators to show why technology is generating tremendous efficiencies.

Episode 7: Manufacturing Cloud – Uniting Sales and Production Planning

Salesforce unveiled Manufacturing Cloud in September 2019. Its aim is to more closely align sales forecasting and production planning to achieve greater efficiency for manufacturers and their supply chains and heighten customer satisfaction. We speak with two Manufacturing Cloud experts and delve into how it works and why it’s solving along standing problem for manufacturers.

Episode 6: DeepQuest: Levelling the Playing Field in the Travel Industry

One product is giving small travel companies more muscle in their industry: DeepQuest, developed by Gerent. DeepQuest is built on the Salesforce platform and offers powerful technology to compete with Expedia and Travelocity. The latest episode of Ahead of the Curve talks with the woman behind DeepQuest and one satisfied customer solving numerous marketing challenges with it.

Episode 5: Slaying the Twin Dragons of Compliance and Quality

The manufacturing sector is subject to hundreds of thousands of rules and restrictions. An Enterprise Quality Management Solution is a manufacturer’s best means to ensure product quality and compliance automatically, using Salesforce technology adapted by ComplianceQuest.

Guests include Paul Sanderson, Manager of Solutions Engineering at ComplianceQuest and Chaitanya Sonarikar, Gerent’s V.P. of Manufacturing Services.

Episode 4: A CEO’s View Of Technology in Manufacturing

Tim Gollin is the former CEO of a global manufacturer with more than 10 thousand employees in five countries. He’s seen how technology can be oversold and the capital investment wasted.

Tim explains why this happens and how to avoid the same mistake. He also shares his experience with a successful Salesforce CRM implementation that transformed his own company

Episode 3: Practical Uses of Technology in Manufacturing

Episode 3 of Ahead of the Curve tackles some of the many pain points and challenges that manufacturers face today, along with some of the technology solutions that Gerent is using to eliminate those pain points. This program features Eric Satterthwaite, Gerent’s V.P. of Sales, someone who spends his days in the trenches with manufacturers and knows their issues, all too well.

Manufacturing, High-Tech

Episode 2: Artificial Intelligence for Manufacturing

In the second episode of Ahead of the Curve, we speak with two experts on AI and how it is being applied within the manufacturing vertical with great success. Plus, where and how to begin the AI journey.

Manufacturing, High-Tech

Episode 1: How CRM Helps Manufacturers Boost Sales

We hear a lot about CRM in manufacturing, today. It’s a powerful software platform that helps to create and cement close relationships with customers – and, ultimately, drive revenue. In the first episode of Ahead of the Curve, we talk to two manufacturing experts from Salesforce and dig into how and why CRM can generate great benefits for this sector.

Manufacturing, High-Tech
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