SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- ClearSlide, the leading platform for Sales, Marketing and Customer Success, has made the shortlist for the 2015-2016 Cloud Awards Program in four categories: Best SaaS (U.S.), Most Innovative Use of Big Data in the Cloud, Best Mobile Cloud Solution, and Cloud CRM Solution of the Year. These recognitions underscore ClearSlide's commitment to transforming the business of selling.
With awards for excellence and innovation in cloud computing, the Cloud Computing Awards Program accepts entries from across the globe, including the U.S., Canada, Australia, and EMEA. Entries are accepted from organizations of any size and include start-ups and government bodies. The program is now in its fifth year and includes over 20 categories. In 2015-16, categories include Best Software as a Service, Data Innovation of the Year, "Best in Mobile" Cloud Solution and Most Promising StartUp.
"Given the impressive competition, it is an honor for ClearSlide to be recognized in four categories during this year's prestigious Cloud Awards," said ClearSlide CEO Dustin Grosse. "Our entire team has worked tirelessly to innovate and deliver the best products for our thousands of customers around the world. This type of recognition inspires us to do even more."
Inclusion on the shortlist in four, diverse categories emphasizes the quality and breadth of ClearSlide's solutions. The Best SaaS category highlights the best web-based services that solve a universal problem. The Most Innovative Use of Big Data in the Cloud award will go to candidates that demonstrate a solution that has solved structured or unstructured big data problems using cloud-based technologies. The award for Best in Mobile Cloud Solution honors powerful cloud solutions that are compatible with smartphone and tablet devices. The award for Cloud CRM Solution of the Year will go to a company that demonstrates a reliable solution for the management of marketing, sales and customer care.
Cloud Awards organizer Larry Johnson said: "In our fifth year of recognizing the best of the best – not just the monoliths within the space, but all of the cloud organizations which offer real innovation and value to their users – we are still delighted to find new names pushing hard, and established names responding by pushing the envelope still harder.
"What's even more exciting is that we're still seeing more applicants in 2015 from much farther afield than the USA – Europe, Canada, the UK, Australia, Asia. It's an exciting time – as one of the oldest and best-established recognition platforms for innovation and excellence in the cloud, this is the place to be. We have a tireless quest to throw light on best-of-breed cloud performers. Watch this space to see who our judges have selected as the winners, but know that every organization on the shortlist is worthy of your time."
Over 300 organizations entered, with entries coming from across the globe, covering the Americas, Australia, Europe and the Middle East.
The full 2015-2016 shortlist is at: http://www.cloud-awards.com/previous-winners/2015-shortlist/. Final winners will be announced on Thursday 28 January 2016.
The Cloud Awards (http://www.cloud-awards.com/) will return with a new program in 2016 to continue its recognition of excellence in cloud computing.
About the Cloud Awards
The Cloud Awards is an international program which has been recognizing and honoring industry leaders, innovators and organizational transformation in cloud computing since 2011. The awards are open to large, small, established and start-up organizations from across the entire globe, with an aim to find and celebrate the pioneers who will shape the future of the Cloud as we move into 2016 and beyond. Categories include the Software as a Service award, Most Promising Start-Up, and "Best in Mobile" Cloud Solution. Finalists were selected by a judging panel of international industry experts. For more information about the Cloud Awards please visit http://www.cloud-awards.com/.
ClearSlide is the Platform for Sales, Marketing and Customer Success that powers valuable, genuine business conversations and enables organizations to achieve better business outcomes. ClearSlide improves customer communications (phone, email, face-to-face) by providing real-time visibility and analytics for sales and marketing leaders. As a result, customers achieve higher seller productivity, increased sales management effectiveness, and stronger customer-facing messaging. Founded in 2009 and headquartered in San Francisco, ClearSlide serves thousands of customers, including Comcast, LinkedIn, Rackspace, SurveyMonkey, Thomson Reuters, and more.
The ClearSlide platform gives sales and marketing leaders ability to interact with insight by seeing the real-time activity of their teams and deep analytics about the types of content that ultimately is most impactful with customers. For sales professionals, ClearSlide allows for easy communication with customers and prospects, whether online or in-person, using ClearSlide's web-based and mobile applications. Please visit https://www.ClearSlide.com/ for more information.