Three Solid Reasons Why NexJ Systems Should Win This Battle

When we heard about a virtual Battle of the Bands featuring CRM vendors, our CEO put down his guitar and walked into the boardroom with a serious look on his face. That’s right. Paul O’Donnell plays guitar. And he has historical ties to Liverpool.

Now would be a good time for our rival bands to stop uploading their music videos and go back to their day jobs.

We have to admit choosing what songs to cover was difficult. We seemed to have more bass players than we needed, and our vocalists were all classically trained in the local karaoke bars. In the end, we settled on our chosen tracks as they demonstrate technical prowess, versatility and depth, and the willingness to take on a challenge.

The Music

Here Comes The Sun – The Beatles

“Little darling, it’s been a long cold lonely winter. Little darling, it feels like years since it’s been here…” The Beatles mysteriously understood what working from home during a pandemic would be like four decades before the rest of us caught on.  We couldn’t think of a more appropriate lyric as we look to a brighter future.

Take On Me – A-Ha

We chose A-Ha’s Take On Me because we still can’t figure out how they made that cool video back when their competitors had nothing but bad mullets and even more bizarre taste in fashion. We wanted to try and capture a bit of the song’s energy, which never seems to get old, and also because the lyric “Today’s another day to find you…shying away” captures what we all feel when we’re invited to another Zoom meeting.

Everlong – The Foo Fighters

Our final song was Everlong by the Foo Fighters because one of our band members loves the guitar parts and big drop-D chords and if we don’t indulge him occasionally, he has the proverbial “prima donna musician meltdown”.  It’s a good song to welcome 2021 with though: “And I wonder, when I sing along with you, if everything could ever be this real forever, if anything could ever be this good again…”

Meet the Band

Ed Shaw

VP, Technology in Product Management

Matthew Eaton

VP, Technology in Customer Success

Owen Pond

VP, Software Development in Application Product Development,

Paul O’Donnell


Michael Lupescu

Multi-Media Developer

We didn’t just come to play; we came to win this thing. To find out more about how we intend to incorporate our many talents into building the next generation of vertical CRM and intelligent digital assistants, please visit We have no competitors, except for the band 1023 Megabytes. And they haven’t had a gig yet.

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