CRM
is not
enough

It’s time we're honest with ourselves – we can't solve the problems of tomorrow with the tools of the past.

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A DECLARATION
BY THE REPRESENTATIVES OF THE
PLATFORM OF INDEPENDENTS

We, as independent software companies, have built our products with the belief that a business should never be locked into a suite, never forced to have a one-size-fits-all technology approach, and its data should never be siloed.

As the representatives of the Platform of Independents, we have come together to formalize these ideals. Our software comes in all forms, but we are united by a set of underlying principles.

Together, we pledge to build:

  • A world of choice, where businesses are free to build a technology stack with the tools that they need, not just the one their CRM suite has chosen for them.
  • A world of flexibility, where data can be used across every department to exceed customer expectations, not just in sales and marketing.
  • A world of opportunity, where every business can have the technology and ability to be customer-first.
Chris Kirschke, CEO

Clubzz
Darja Gutnick, Co-founder

Bunch.ai, Inc.
Casey Hill, Growth Manager

Bonjoro
Kareem Mayan, Co-founder

Savio
Valentin Huang, Co-founder and CEO

Harvestr
Richard Liu, Co-founder

Yought
Animesh Kejriwal, Founder

TimePay
Julie Wallock, CMO

Charge Running
John Peterson, CEO

The Nudge
Maxime Germain, CEO

Jour
Justin McGill, COO / Partner

Gist
Abhinav Mathur, Co-founder and CTO

Vacation Fund
John da Maia, Co-founder and CEO

Zecoda
Sharath Prabhal, Cofounder and CTO

Roost
Laura Bengescu, CTO

Pathfinder Software
Ryan Severns, Co-founder & COO

StackHawk
Andrew Naber, Head of Marketing

Keeper Tax
Mark Stephan, VP of Product

ProductHired
Mark Stephan, CPO

Kredya
Adamson dela Cruz, Founder and CTO

IOT NINJA
Joshia Seam, CTO

HyperValence
Anurag Goel, CEO

Render
Marius Ursache, Co-founder & CEO

Metabeta
Rakefet Yacoby-From, CMO

Mayple
Ed Cravo, Co-founder - Dir. of Marketing

Groundbreaker
Toby Sola, Co-founder & Jedi

Brightmind
Grace Park, CEO

Nuleep
Sahin Boydas, CEO

Remote Team
Frederic Melanson, Founder & CEO

Bliinx
Udit Jain, CTO

Snackpass
Brett Bernstein, Founder / CEO

Gatsby
Warren de Villiers, Chief Operations Officer

HOLD
James Dressing, CEO

Klik Media
Helaine m Knapp, Founder & CEO

CITYROW
Philip Thomas, Founder and CEO

Moonlight
Sameer Ahmed Khan, CEO / Cofounder

Social Champ, Inc
Francesco Cetraro, CEO

GigsGuide
Will Henderson, Co-founder

Knowa
Sam Soares, Head of Digital Marketing

Cyber Smart Ltd
Maria Semykoz, Co-founder

What's In My Jar
Kamil Rejent, CEO

Survicate
Olga Bakulina, CMO

Kanbanchi
Toby Oliver, CEO

App Foundry (trading as codeless labs)
Daniel Hogan, CFO & COO

Ember
Gerald Crescione, Chief Marketing Officer

CloudSkiff
Rohit Razdan, CEO

Synaptic
Timur Chernenko, COO

Gurucan
Nitan Jain, CEO

Vaizle Inc.
Annika Helendi, CMO & Co-founder

ContentFly
Sanket Kasar, Software Developer

TimePay
Peter Davis, Founder and CEO

Ampjar
Chinmay Surpur, Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer

FreeFlows LLC
Rama Rajanna, Co-founder and CTO

CureSkin
Navneet Kaur, Founder & CEO

Yours
Ryan Yard, Owner

ryracing, LLC
Anthony Sexton, CEO

ActivitySource
Kenneth Loh, Co-founder

POP Store Pte. Ltd.
Eyal Menin, Director Product

Videolinq
Paul Galatis, CEO

Names & Faces
Maximilian Kwok, Founder / CEO

JobFit
Arjun Komath, CEO & Founder

Techulus, LLC
Mark Ulrich, CEO

Every.org
Mladen Gajic, Co-founder & CEO

PlasticScore
Eugene Park, CEO

Honeydue
Bertram Truong, Co-founder & CTO

Secoura
Sorin Alupoaie, CTO

CX Moments
Daniel Wiener, Co-founder, CEO

Autobound, Inc.
Tori Stitt, Digital & Growth Marketer

Halp
Alex Booker, Marketing director

CometChat
Troy Goode, Founder

Courier
alessandro bruzzi, CEO

UALA
Kunal Bhatia, Co-founder & Design Lead

SlidesUp
Ahmet Soybelli, Co-founder

Millimetric.ai
Jacob Mulligan, Analytics Lead

Firefly Health
Chip Terry, CEO

Oyster Tracker
John Crain, CEO

SuperRare
Marie Schneegans, CEO and cofounder

Workwell
Marc Howard, Cofounder

BizPayO
Paul Kwesi Damalie, CEO

Appruve
Kobi Bensimon, Founder & CEO

Showdigs
Jeffrey Gluck, Co-founder

Paycove
Dan Makarov, CEO

Bird Eats Bug
Cody Collier, Co-founder

LiveRecover
Gilad Rom, Founder

Huan
Albert Tai, CEO

Hypercare
Leon Klepfish, Founder

Callingly
Spencer Bonthoux, COO

DropCommerce
Masha Sharma, Cofounder & CTO

RealAtom
ahmad elhawli, Founder

Sportsfinda
Anish Basu, CTO

Pinwheel
Devin Zander, CEO

Skup
John Chao, Co-founder and CEO

Tresl, Inc.
Lindsey Allard, Co-founder & CEO

PlaybookUX
Patrick Samy, CEO

Span
Meelan, CEO

Reachdesk
Phil Sprawls, Founder and CEO

Hansel
Derric Gilling, CEO

Moesif
Anant Garg, Founder

CometChat
Dave Rogenmoser, Co-founder & CEO

Proof
Rahul Chaturvedi, Co-founder & CEO

Clora
Patrick Searle, CEO

GetCraft
Ruben Harris, CEO

Career Karma, Inc.
Jonathan Barouch, Founder & CEO

Local Measure
Andrés Snitcofsky, Co-founder & CEO

Cliengo
Ankarino Lara, Founder & CEO

Thismoment
Uri Haramati, Co-founder & CEO

Torii
Rohit Gadia, Founder & CEO

CapitalVia Global Research Limited
Brandon Kindred, Founder

Qanairy
Gillian O'Brien, Co-founder & CEO

Cherry
Shamir Karkal, Co-founder & CEO

Sila Inc
Aafreen Kauser, Chief Operating Officer

MYFUNDBOX
Lamine Zarrad, Co-founder & CEO

Joust
Brian Johnson, Co-founder & CEO

CarBlip
Brian Johnson, Co-founder & CEO

CarBlip
Andrej Paule, Co-founder & CEO

Sable
Khaled Soliman, CEO

Coview
Sam Davis, Founder

Amplified
Jiake Liu, Co-founder & CEO

Outer
Hari Ganapathy, Co-founder

Pickyourtrail
Felix Tan, Co-founder

Anywhr
Sergei Ciachir, CEO

Open Packaging Network AG
Robbert Bos, Co-founder & CEO

Family Five
Daniel West, Founder & CEO

Panalyt
Alexander Torrenegra, Founder & CEO

Torre
Collin Wallace, Co-founder & CEO

Eatgeek
Will Egan, Chief Strategy Officer

Ausmed
Matt Barnett, CEO

Bonjoro
Heitor Estrela, CEO

NOALVO
Christophe Potron, Co-founder & CEO

Odopass
Jim Groves, Founder & CEO

Rubberdesk
Michael Manley, Co-founder

Hypley
Darrin Murriner, Co-founder & CEO

Cloverleaf
Tyler McIntyre, Founder

Bank Novo
Mark Hamm, Co-founder & CEO

ProofPort
Stefan Lazarevic, Co-founder & CEO

Infinity
Ernesto Cohnen, Co-founder & CEO

Triporate
Nabih El Aroussi, Co-founder & CEO

Moove Technologies
Chris O'Halloran, Founder & CEO

Takeoffs, Inc.
Matt Smolin, Co-founder & CEO

Headliner
Neil Wainwright, Founder

UpHabit
Matthew Leibowitz, CEO

Stake
Ivan Zhou, CEO & Co-founder

Mayhem
Eric Scheibling, Co-founder

Feals
Alex Iwanchuk, Co-founder

Feals
Drew Todd, Co-founder

Feals
Lindsay McLean, Co-founder & CEO

HomeLister
Nitzan Shaer, Co-founder & CEO

WEVO
Lars Grønnegaard, CEO & Co-founder

Dreamdata.io
Keagan Henson, CEO

BriteBee
Jing Jie Huang, Co-founder & CEO

Novocall
Mark Hurley, CEO & Founder

Jasper
Matthias Halimi, Co-founder & CEO

house of gigs
David Riudor, Co-founder & CEO

Goin
Eric Silverman, Founder & CEO

FeaturePeek
Dan Burcaw, Co-founder & CEO

Nami ML
Melanie Fellay, CEO & Co-founder

Spekit
David Hsu, Founder & CEO

Retool
Chris Turlica, Co-founder

MaintainX
Ivan Soto-Wright, Co-founder & CEO

MoonPay
Dan Swan, Co-founder & CEO

RealAR
Eddy Widerker, Director of Data Product Innovations

Sizely
Ivan Garcia, Co-founder

Cravy
Daniel Barankin, CEO

6ix
Flemming Bengtsen, Founder & CEO

Nimbla
Mark Lee, Co-founder & CEO

Enroll Hero
Chris Eastwood, Co-founder

Penfold
Jaakko Piipponen, Co-founder & CEO

Flightpath Finance
Zak Grove, Co-founder & CEO

Zoro Card
Brandon Escalante, Co-founder & CEO

Sendspark
Alvaro Echeverria, Founder & CEO

Facturedo
Suruchi Gupta, Founder & CEO

Wificoin
Michael Fitzgerald, Co-founder

Interplay Platform Limited
Jordan Husney, Co-founder

Parabol
Saurabh Ratna, Founder

Planhop
Andriy Bas, Co-founder & CEO

Plai
Elin Tayyar, CEO

Fed
Tom McGillyCuddy, Co-founder

tickr ltd
Mollie Kehoe, Co-founder

BrandVerge
Lynn Browne, Co-founder

BrandVerge
Vikrum Nijjar, Co-founder & CEO

Gold Fig Labs
Will Verrill, Co-founder

Stitched
Elinor Pitt, Co-founder

Stitched
Rohan Pavuluri, CEO & Co-founder

Upsolve
Gary Le Sueur, Co-founder

SCR TRACKER LTD
Gray Dorsett, Director of Product Development

ARI
Pedro Salum, CEO

LoopKey
Jack Forbes, Co-founder & CEO

Faros
Navish Jain, Founder & CEO

Cirtru

Join a guest from Forrester and the Platform of Independents for a webinar

Learn more about a world beyond CRM suites and how your company can build the customer data technology stack that matches the reality of today's multi-channel, digital era.

Brandon Purcell

Guest:

Brandon Purcell,

Principal Analyst at Forrester

Forrester

Commentary from the Platform of Independents

  • “Businesses need to have a best-in-class, integrated technology stack, and they need the ability to easily automate data between applications. This is the secret sauce to being customer-first, which is why companies need the deep insights of customer data and the power of automation to scale.”

    Rich Waldron, CEO & Co-founder, Tray.io

  • “Deeply understanding customers isn't just about who or what, but also where. Radar is building flexible, privacy-first location data infrastructure to power the next generation of contextual digital experiences.”

    Nick Patrick, CEO, Radar

  • “The purest source of customer data comes from the actions people take while using your software. That, combined with the offerings of so many fellow independents, gives the most complete picture of a customer’s journey, with or without CRM as the system of record."

    Todd Olson, CEO & Founder, Pendo

  • “Our interactions with customers are creating more data than ever before - and we need to push beyond just recording the data, to putting it into action. There’s an incredible opportunity to create a better customer experience and deeper connection with your customers, but you have to be able to get to those actionable insights.”

    Manny Medina, CEO, Outreach

  • “In today’s world, customer’s needs are always changing. What works one day may not work the next. Gone are the days of generic customer engagement; today, growing businesses need flexible data that can analyze ever-changing KPIs”

    Amir Movafaghi, CEO, Mixpanel

  • “Companies deserve the freedom to deliver consistent and relevant messages to their customers across all of their touchpoints. It’s no longer a nice-to-have—customers expect it”

    Justin Zhu, CEO and Co-founder, Iterable

  • "Customers today expect personalized, frictionless experiences -- but the unfortunate reality is that most companies aren’t delivering. This isn’t a people problem; it’s a technology problem, and it’s solved by moving beyond CRM to a world where companies can use the best technology available to them, on every channel."

    David Cancel, Founder & CEO, Drift

  • “Understanding how users interact with your business is the first step towards personalizing experiences at scale. It’s time to move to a world beyond suites and vendor lock-in, where companies can use the tools that they need to achieve their goals.”

    Spenser Skates, CEO & Founder, Amplitude

  • “Today’s consumers demand consistent, personalized, in-the-moment experiences across touchpoints. Removing CRM silos is critical to grow brand advocates and champions.”

    Brett Caine, CEO, Airship

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