2018 CRM Rising Stars Award

Rising Star awards can go to fresh faces or industry vets, but what unites our six winning vendors are the innovative products, services, and integrations they’ve been hard at work developing over the past year. So if you’re looking for, say, a fully integrated cloud-based bundle of customer engagement software, or an augmented reality app that allows you to create a virtual product display, or mobile wallet passes that can be personalized for each customer, then you’ve come to the right place. 

Cloud computing and bundled suites that result in lower costs have threatened the open-source CRM market, but X2CRM, founded in 2011, is on a mission to sustain it: Following a recent change in leadership and corporate reorganization, the company, based in Santa Cruz, Calif., is ready to spark renewed interest in open source. Today, X2CRM’s solutions have been translated into more than 15 languages and the company has more than 40,000 deployments under its belt.