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Jakub Gruchot

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Global Change Manager at Merck Group
Wroclaw, Lower Silesian District, Poland
Member since 27th of April, 2016
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CIM holder. Results oriented person focused on marketing, management and consulting. Well networked, experienced in marketing communications [ATL, BTL, new media], marketing and brand strategy. Looking for new contacts and development in marketing area. Especially in topic of creating and embodying marketing strategies. Fluent in English (C1 certified), Polish (native), elementary Russian.

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Merck Group

Pharmaceuticals
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Current position

Global Change Manager
Since October 2018

1Password Reviews
Password manager for businesses and families
Adobe Illustrator CC Reviews
Industry-standard vector graphics editor
Allin1Social Reviews
Social Media Management & Reporting Platform
Asana Reviews
Project and work management for teams of all sizes.
Basecamp Reviews
Flexible project management & team communication tool
Blue Jeans Reviews
Cloud-based video conferencing
Brand24 Reviews
Track & engage online conversations relevant to your brand.
draw.io Reviews
Open platform for creating & sharing diagrams
Dropbox Reviews
File syncing, storage & sharing platform
Evernote Reviews
Create, capture & access everyday notes on mobile devices
Facebook Reviews
Online social media & social networking service
Gmail Reviews
Free email and inbox management app, from Google's G Suite
Google Calendar Reviews
Web-based time management & calendar application
Google Docs Reviews
Online document creation and editing
Google Drive Reviews
Cloud storage and backup for files, photos, docs, and more
Google Maps Reviews
Desktop and mobile GPS mapping service
HubSpot Marketing Reviews
All in one inbound marketing platform
JIRA Software Reviews
Project & Issue Tracking Software - See why we're #1!
LinkedIn Reviews
Get the most from your professional network
LiveChat Reviews
Premium Customer Service Software for Live Chat & Help Desk
Mailchimp Reviews
Email and advertising marketing automation platform
Pipedrive Reviews
CRM built by salespeople, for salespeople
ProjectManager.com Reviews
Award-Winning Project Management Software
SALESmanago Reviews
The #1 All-in-one Marketing Automation Platform for SMB
SAP Concur Reviews
Travel, expenses and invoices—automated and in control
SAP HANA Cloud Platform Reviews
Cloud-based application development and runtime environment
SharePoint Reviews
Collaboration & content management platform
Shopify Reviews
Everything you need to sell anywhere. Trusted by 160k stores
Simplenote Reviews
Cloud-based note-taking application
Slack Reviews
A single place for team communication and workflows
Sprout Social Reviews
Social Media Management Software for Business
TeamViewer Reviews
Remote support, remote access & online meetings software
Time Tracker Reviews
Track time for payroll, billing and productivity.
Trello Reviews
Visual collaboration tool for shared project perspectives
Twitter Reviews
A real-time, cross-network, social media messaging service
WeTransfer Reviews
Online file-transfer platform
Wordpress Reviews
Website creation and publishing platform
No apps.
Adobe SiteCatalyst Reviews
Adobe SiteCatalyst (anonymous review)
Real-time, high-performance analytics and reporting.

Too big to be smooth  starstarstarstarstar_border  2019-01-04

 Pros

You can do everything in Adobe ecosystem for marketing - from content management, through some degree of automation, e-mail campaigns, CRM etc. It is similar solution to Salesforce with all the pros and cons of it.

 Cons

Regarding the cons - it is pricey, not only in use (monthly), but also the implementation and - especially - the integration part. And if you need to customize it, it is even more pricey. Absolutely not suitable for smaller businesses.

Rating breakdown

starstarstarstar_borderstar_border  Value for money
starstarstarstar_borderstar_border  Ease of use
starstarstarstarstar  Features

Time used

Free Trial

Frequency of use

Daily

Likelihood to recommend

5/10

Allin1Social Reviews
Allin1Social (anonymous review)
Social Media Management & Reporting Platform

Advanced analytics and reporting, basic SM management  starstarstarstar_borderstar_border  2019-01-04

 Pros

The level of monitoring and reporting tools is very high. It is helpful when working on benchmarking competition. I also enjoyed the social media management tools however they do not stand out from competiton (as Hootsuite etc.).

 Cons

The monitoring in the tool is convenient but other tools do the same and have more functionalities in this small topic. Same with other functions - if you need all in one, this might be the best options, but if you need to dig deeper - it might be worth considering using separate tools.

Rating breakdown

starstarstarstarstar_border  Ease of use
starstarstarstarstar_border  Features

Time used

Free Trial

Frequency of use

Daily

Likelihood to recommend

5/10

Salesforce Sales Cloud Reviews
Salesforce Sales Cloud (anonymous review)
Cloud-based CRM & Sales Automation

Powerful but sometimes too powerful  starstarstarstarstar_border  2019-01-04

 Pros

This tool is packed with functionalities and possibilities. You can integrate with anything, track so many statistics and create dashboards that it is easy to get lost in the tool. So on the possibilities site - it is great.

 Cons

However, it is very difficult to integrate it as Salesforce developers are pricey and most of the on-demand solutions require a lot of work. Implementation was costly and the pricing is as in enterprise solutions - you can feel it in your budget unless you are a bank.

Rating breakdown

starstarstarstar_borderstar_border  Value for money
starstarstarstar_borderstar_border  Ease of use
starstarstarstarstar  Features

Time used

Less than 6 months

Frequency of use

Daily

Likelihood to recommend

4/10

Pipedrive Reviews
Pipedrive (anonymous review)
CRM built by salespeople, for salespeople

Conversion funnel will make your sales trackable  starstarstarstarstar  2019-01-04

 Pros

Conversion funnel shown visually - with all the data needed to track what is going right and where we are losing customers. This is the key feature for Pipedrive in my view. Secondly - as we were using some other software tools, we valued the integration - there is a variety (over 100 I believe) of tools that are integrated with Pipedrive.

 Cons

Apart from having to learn how to use it efficiently (and onboarding works well), I have noticed no bigger drawbacks in this tool.

Rating breakdown

starstarstarstarstar_border  Ease of use
starstarstarstarstar  Features

Time used

Free Trial

Frequency of use

Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10

ProjectManager.com Reviews
ProjectManager.com (anonymous review)
Award-Winning Project Management Software

Great tool but looks like in 1990s  starstarstarstarstar_border  2019-01-04

 Pros

This is an all-in-one package for project management. It is in line with most of the methodologies (at least with waterfall ones) and supports managing the projects easily. All the needed functionalities are on place.

 Cons

The design and layouts look like from the past of like from MS Project. It is a cons as we need to expirt most of the reports for other stakeholders and this is just not right for showing to other people. They expect higher quality of "image" - more flat design etc.

Rating breakdown

starstarstarstarstar_border  Ease of use
starstarstarstarstar  Features

Time used

Free Trial

Frequency of use

Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10

Simplenote Reviews
Simplenote (anonymous review)
Cloud-based note-taking application

The name says it all - it is simple and helps you structure notes  starstarstarstarstar  2019-01-04

 Pros

The value for money is wonderful as the app is free. I enjoyed the simplicity of it - I do not need sophisticated tools packed with functionalities I do not use. In Simplenote I have everything that is needed, everywhere - from desktop to mobile.

 Cons

It took me some time to get used to the concept of Simplenote as in the past all I needed was an e-mail account and notes in phone, but after some days struggling with new solution I managed to do it and I have to admit it is really smooth.

Rating breakdown

starstarstarstarstar  Value for money
starstarstarstarstar  Ease of use
starstarstarstarstar  Features

Time used

1-2 years

Frequency of use

Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10

HubSpot Marketing Reviews
HubSpot Marketing (anonymous review)
All in one inbound marketing platform

The ultimate marketing automation and CRM tool  starstarstarstarstar  2019-01-04

 Pros

The process of onboarding a customer is wonderful - I tried it as we tested the tool and they were really supportive. We managed to quite easily test some of the features. The design is very user-friendly, I enjoyed the UX they have.

 Cons

It is quite pricey in comparison to some other marketing automation tools (as SalesManago etc.) - I am not sure if the number of features is higher or not as we did not have chance to use all of them. There is just too many for a medium business.

Rating breakdown

starstarstarstarstar_border  Ease of use
starstarstarstarstar  Features

Time used

Free Trial

Frequency of use

Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10

Prezi Reviews
Prezi (anonymous review)
Online presentation tool

Growing competition for boring presentations in PPT  starstarstarstarstar_border  2019-01-04

 Pros

When you first see a presentation made in Prezi, it is very effective. It looks beautiful and can be done in a plenty of variants. You are not limited to standard slide by slide presentation. For marketing purposes or some training activities, workshops etc. - it works great. It is also very easy in use - no need for long trainings, you can learn on the way.

 Cons

It is easy to loose the point of presentation due to too many effects - it is always tempting to do things out of the box, but it is not always the right choice. That's why people should think more when using the tool - the tool itself is great and should be used just for specific presentations, or the effects should be limited sometimes.

Rating breakdown

starstarstarstarstar  Ease of use
starstarstarstarstar_border  Features

Time used

2+ years

Frequency of use

Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10

PrestaShop Reviews
PrestaShop (anonymous review)
Free Ecommerce Software

I was able to set it up myself - with no IT knowledge  starstarstarstarstar_border  2019-01-04

 Pros

Great functionality and simple to use design. It is possible to set it up with no special IT skills, just some general experience with tools like Wordpress etc. There is a variety of add-ons and widgets which make it highly flexible. You can find anything you need either for free or for cheap money. No need for expensive developers for tailored solutions.

 Cons

The templates are pricey when comparing to other tools. There is a lot of work when adding new products - some of the fields are required while they should not be. For example for online products it is quite complex to set it up as my needs were much simpler than what was required. And I could not change the settings easily to require less information from customer etc.

Rating breakdown

starstarstarstarstar_border  Ease of use
starstarstarstarstar  Features

Time used

Free Trial

Frequency of use

Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10

Google Calendar Reviews
Google Calendar (anonymous review)
Web-based time management & calendar application

Great, but the integration between calendars sometimes is tricky  starstarstarstar_borderstar_border  2019-01-04

 Pros

It has all the functions that you would expect from a calendar. And some more - reminders via text message (which is wonderful for some events), push notifications on mobile and desktop, recurring events etc.

 Cons

I am using both Google Cal, iCal and Oulook calendar. The cross-ontegration between those 3 doesn not always work properly - some data tends to be missing and sometimes I get too many notifications at the same time. I know that it is all possible for editing and setting it up right, but there is never enough time to manage it properly. That's why I feel like it could be more user friendly and help me manage it so I don't get 4 same push messages at the same time.

Rating breakdown

starstarstarstarstar_border  Ease of use
starstarstarstarstar_border  Features

Time used

2+ years

Frequency of use

Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10

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