SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- ClearSlide, the Sales Engagement Platform leader, today announced it has once again earned top honors at the 2016 BIG Awards for Business, taking home its second consecutive Company of the Year award, along with Case Study of the Year, and a Finalist nod for ClearSlide Mail in the Product of the Year category.
The annual BIG Awards for Business, sponsored by the Business Intelligence Group, is the original open-source awards program, honoring the superior performance of organizations, executives and products leading their respective industries since the program's launch in 2012.
"ClearSlide epitomizes the kind of innovation the BIG Awards were created to honor: practical, effective products and companies that are driving the market in their respective industries," said Russ Fordyce, managing director, Business Intelligence Group. "By delivering the comprehensive, easy-to-use platform sellers need, ClearSlide is transforming sales engagement into an immediate, real-time process to speed the sales cycle and revenue growth."
"From the beginning, it's been our mission to create amazing sales experiences by delivering actionable insights from every customer interaction that improve sale, marketing, and customer success results," said ClearSlide CEO Dustin Grosse. "It's an honor to be recognized by BIG's esteemed panel of judges from around the world."
Once again recognized as Company of the Year in the Business Services category, ClearSlide is the market leader in the fast-growing Sales Engagement Platform (SEP) space, which Aragon Research forecasts to be a $5 billion industry by 2021. Powering sales with the most comprehensive customer interaction data, ClearSlide is the Sales Engagement Platform system of record for enterprise, mid-market, and small businesses like Comcast, The Economist, Twilio, and the NBA's Sacramento Kings.
The Kings' success was recognized in the BIG Awards as a Case Study of the Year, demonstrating the power of ClearSlide's platform to help sales teams close more deals, faster. In fact, the Sacramento Kings sales team is closing deals three-times faster using ClearSlide in part by reducing the time reps spend generating proposals by 90% and ensuring content is at their fingertips for all communications.
The Kings' Director of Sales, Justin Petkus, also credited ClearSlide with helping him close a major six-figure sale in only 30 minutes. "We were able to walk him through our entire premium proposal. We were also able to send over the contractual agreement and walk him through each of the steps," Petkus said. "And, we were able to close the deal on the spot."
ClearSlide's comprehensive platform includes ClearSlide Mail - a Finalist for 2016 Product of the Year – which enables sales and marketing professionals to connect with customers anytime, anywhere on any iOS or Android smartphone. The only solution of its kind compatible with any email protocol, ClearSlide Mail helps sales pros create and send personalized emails, respond immediately to customer requests and track every interaction with real-time engagement alerts and analytics.
ClearSlide will give live demos of it's new ION Release at Booth #2025 in Moscone Center, South Hall during Dreamforce, October 4-7. The company is also offering a networking lunch co-sponsored with the AA-ISP, the leading professional organization for Inside Sales professionals. For more information about how to connect with ClearSlide at Dreamforce 2016, visit www.clearslide.com/dreamforce2016.
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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