We always keep improving Showpad to make you even more successful. Here you can find a list of upcoming features in Showpad that will make you as marketers dance with joy and you as reps rock your sales conversations.
Note: You can see what has been released on our What's New page.
Improved administrative capabilities
With a series of improved administrative capabilities, we’re adding additional flexibility to our platform, allowing you to save time managing content and users at scale. First, by introducing bulk editing of assets, you can manage large content repositories with ease. Make changes to any asset property - including release and expiry dates - in bulk. Second, Showpad’s improved user management functions give administrators an overview of all user groups and adding advanced filtering and sorting options. This allows you to get an instant overview of the amount and type of licenses used, what users still need to start using Showpad, what Divisions and Experiences a user group is assigned to amongst many other options. Lastly, with the ability to toggle features (My Files and Asset Comments) by user group, you can now control who has access to which of these functions. You can use this to control access for resellers, or to gradually roll out these features to your team.
Control content grouping with Page Locking
By introducing Page Locking as an asset property, we allow administrators to group proprietary and regulated information together. This means that when sellers try and share a locked page/slide or add it to a collection, the page will be accompanied by the other pages/slides it has been grouped together with. This lets you to keep control over how sellers are mixing and matching content, and possibly avoid fines when incomplete information is being shared.
Better understand content performance
Slide-level analytics expands our content analytics offering by letting you get granular information on your content stored in Showpad. With the feature, you can easily drill down into any slide or page in a document, or group certain slides together for reporting. This allows you to get data on what sellers prefer to use internally, or what captures your prospects’ interest – page by page or per topic or section within a document.
CRM logging of Shared Spaces activity
In addition to improvements to optimize your experience using Shared Spaces, we’re introducing two updates to the feature. First, we’re allowing both users and other participants of a Shared Space to manage their email notification settings. This will help them get notified on what matters most to them, for a better sales experience. Second, customers that have one of our CRM integrations will be able to track content shared in Shared Spaces in their CRM of choice – giving a complete overview of all shares made through Showpad in Salesforce.
Receive insights with new Admin Email Digest
Showpad’s Admin Email Digest proactively gives you insights into content usage and platform adoption. On a weekly basis, admins get an email with a recap of what the most popular search terms were the past week, which content is about to expire if you’ve set any expiration dates, and what content is popular amongst your team. These actionable insights help you to determine what content you’ll need to make next, to make better strategic decisions as a result.
Create visually appealing content with Pages
Showpad enables marketers to easily create visually-appealing, on-brand Pages that organize content around a specific topic or persona so sales may have more contextually relevant conversations with buyers.
Using a drag and drop interface, marketers can easily build a responsive Page by mixing and matching various content blocks to incorporate photos, product descriptions and relevant assets as well as link to Experiences and other Pages. Starting from one of many templates or a blank canvas, Showpad administrators can create Pages with a modern, visually-appealing design aesthetic that supports your overall content marketing strategy and deliver a consistent buyer experience on all platforms.
Support for embedded media in Powerpoint
With support for embedded media in PowerPoint, videos and GIFs embedded in PPTX
and PPSX files will now play from Showpad on any device. As an admin, you can go
ahead and manage and distribute rich PowerPoint presentations to users like any other piece of content. Once distributed, users can find, present, and share these assets with ease.
Deliver a more personalized message with Sharing Improvements
We’re revamping Showpad’s sharing experience for both users sharing content and recipients of the shared content – making it consistent with any world-class email system. Not only are we adding a rich text editor to the sharing experience, but users will also be able to add their personal email signature and a profile page to any email sent through Showpad. Once sent, prospects will receive shared content embedded in the email as hyperlinks for a seamless buyer experience.
New and improved integrations for SAP C4C and Microsoft Dynamics 365
We’re happy to expand our offering of CRM integrations by adding SAP C4C and Microsoft Dynamics 365 to the list. With these integrations, you will be able to automatically log all sharing activities to the right Opportunity or Account – giving you a holistic view of all sales interactions with Leads or Contacts. Run reports on what content is being shared by sales to prioritize your content creation efforts accordingly. Additionally, when your CRM is linked to Showpad, users can log in to our platform using their CRM credentials for a seamless experience.
Enhanced Salesforce integration
With the upcoming improvements to Showpad’s Salesforce integration, you will be able to map Showpad Shares to custom objects – which you can define in the Online Platform – in Salesforce. This allows you to combine your existing Salesforce workflow with Showpad’s sharing insights.
Track insights with new sales engagement integrations
By integrating with Outreach, Salesloft, and Marketo, users will now be able to quickly find and share content through their preferred sales engagement tool. Once shared, each individual interaction from recipients with shared content will be tracked – allowing you to perfectly time and tailor your follow up, and gauge your recipient’s level of interest. On top of this, customers of Outreach, Salesloft and Marketo will also be able to create email templates for sales with Showpad content. This allows users to quickly find and share the right messaging and content with recipients, while tracking all insights.
Get notified on actions that matter most in Shared Spaces
In addition to improvements that will optimize your experience using Shared Spaces, we’re introducing two updates to the feature. First, we’re allowing both users and other participants of a Shared Space to manage their email notification settings. This will help them get notified on what matters most to them, for a better sales experience. Second, customers that have one of our CRM integrations will be able to track content shared in Shared Spaces in their CRM of choice – giving a complete overview of all shares made through Showpad in Salesforce.
With Showpad for MS Dynamics, you can significantly increase visibility about which content you shared with your customers or prospects and how they interact with it, all within one or more MS Dynamics environments. Already supports 2013 - 6.0, 2013 - 6.1, 2015, 2016 - 8.0, 2016 - 8.1.
Stream videos quickly and with better quality on the web app
Sales reps can stream videos (vs our previous “download and play” approach), resulting in a quicker start when playing a video. Video streaming adapts to the quality of the internet connection delivering a format adapted to the bandwidth, resulting in less buffering time when playing the video. A video playback experience similar to that of Netflix, reps will have the best possible video quality for their device, streamed as quickly as possible.
New and improved capabilities with the Sharepoint integration
Showpad's integration with SharePoint has gained some improved features for content synchronization. You will be able to use the connector's improved monitoring capabilities to proactively follow-up on the sync activity from Sharepoint Online to Showpad. You can provide an email address in the connector configuration settings that is notified when there are syncing issues. You can also take advantage of the connector's detailed sync activity history.
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