SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- ClearSlide, the Sales Engagement Platform leader, today announced it was ranked Leader in Aragon Research's new 2016 Aragon Research Globe™ for Sales Engagement Platforms: Sales is the Spearhead for Digital Transformation. The report outlines how sales efforts are being won by teams leveraging highly-integrated Sales Engagement Platforms (SEPs), rather than disconnected point solutions, to serve customers in our increasingly digital, always-on world.
In this groundbreaking report on SEPs, Aragon Research evaluated over 100 providers, then narrowed down and ranked the top 20 providers based on product capabilities, market strategy, global reach, and breadth of technology roadmap. This report describes why SEPs are a must-have capability for every modern sales, marketing and service team – and outlines seven critical digital selling capabilities including platform ease-of-use, mobile-centricity, high-impact content sharing, delivering insights on next step engagement actions, and seamless integrations with CRM systems.
"We're delighted by the rigor of Aragon Research's analysis and for being recognized as SEP leader," said Dustin Grosse, CEO, ClearSlide. "Our platform was developed with thousands of companies that validate Aragon Research Globe Report's conclusions. We focus on creating amazing sales experiences by integrating content, communications and actionable customer insights. ClearSlide is committed to delivering the most complete system of engagement to make every customer interaction successful."
Aragon Research estimates that the market for Sales Engagement Platforms will grow from $780 million today to $5 billion by 2021. Aragon finds that organizations using SEPs, like ClearSlide, drive faster sales cycles with reps digitally equipped to respond to signals of interest from prospects. Leaders in the SEP category have, as Aragon Research explains, "comprehensive strategies that align with industry direction, market demand, and effectively perform against those strategies."
"As sales and marketing teams focus on becoming increasingly digital to meet buyers' expectations, Sales Engagement Platforms are quickly becoming must-have systems of engagement," said Jim Lundy, CEO and Lead Analyst, Aragon Research. "ClearSlide was one the first to offer a complete Sales Engagement Platform – and with their ION Release, we see them continuing to lead and innovate."
ClearSlide's new ION Release is the most significant company update since the company's founding over seven years ago. It provides a complete next-generation sales system for managing opportunities, teams, and individual reps based on real-time customer engagement data. It includes new Engagement Quadrant dashboards to quickly identify deals at risk, coach opportunities across sales stages, and offers actionable "next-step" insights to improve forecasting and business results.
ClearSlide ION also offers Reps a new "For You" content experience with recommended sales and marketing content tailored for every customer interaction – from prospect to close. ION's re-imagined "My ClearSlide" experience puts content, communications, and analytics at sales teams' fingertips in a more personalized and intuitive way, making it easy to access all aspects of this powerful new platform.
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ClearSlide offers the most complete and open Sales Engagement Platform that integrates content, communications and actionable insights to improve business results. Customers achieve higher seller productivity, increased sales management effectiveness, and stronger content ROI. Founded in 2009 and headquartered in San Francisco, ClearSlide serves thousands of customers, including Comcast, Expedia, LinkedIn, Medtronic, Rackspace, The Economist, Thomson Reuters, VSP and more.
Powered by its next-generation ION Release, ClearSlide is the system of engagement for sales, marketing and services teams that makes every customer interaction successful. For managers and leaders, ClearSlide provides engagement dashboards to improve deal visibility, coaching, and stronger forecasting. For content users and creators, ClearSlide makes it easy to recommend content tailored by sales stage, with next-step interaction suggestions. For reps, ClearSlide intuitively delivers content, communications, and analytics in a single platform experience. Visit www.clearslide.com for more information, or follow the company on Twitter @ClearSlide.
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