ePrize's Sales Contest Builder Now Available on Salesforce.com AppExchange, the World's Most-Popular Marketplace for Business Apps

Digital engagement agency breaks new ground with administration tool allowing sales managers to create online sales contests

Sep 12, 2011, 13:27 ET from ePrize, LLC

PLEASANT RIDGE, Mich., Sept. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ePrize announces the release of "Sales Contest Builder," an app integrated with Salesforce that allows sales managers and administrators to create online sales contests in six easy steps.  

Built using Force.com, salesforce.com's social enterprise platform for employee social apps, Sales Contest Builder is immediately available on the Salesforce AppExchange.

"One of the biggest challenges sales managers face when running sales team contests is keeping top of mind so the sales team stays focused," says Bob Marsh, senior vice president of sales strategy at ePrize. "We've leveraged our expertise in online contests and sales success to make it easy for sales managers to create high impact contests that remove this burden so managers can be in the field with their team."

The Sales Contest Builder app tools allow managers to select the sales behaviors they want to motivate, such as: building a sales pipeline; advancing opportunities through the sales process; following up on sales leads; pitching specified products; contests focused on closing sales; or driving Salesforce adoption.  Sales Contest Builder also features Salesforce Chatter and email to automate the sharing of contest standings with participants.

"A social revolution is under way, creating a massive shift in how businesses collaborate, communicate and share information," said Ron Huddleston, vice president, ISV Alliances, salesforce.com. "Apps like Sales Contest Builder leverage the social capabilities customers expect from the salesforce.com ecosystem."

The contests stay competitive through real-time leader boards, automatic emails and Salesforce Chatter updates, where team members can comment on each other's progress. Additional features launching soon include a prize catalog with automated fulfillment and adding random draw sweepstakes and instant-win awards.

The Sales Contest Builder team debuted the new app at the 2011 Dreamforce conference. Now available on appexchange.salesforce.com, users installing Sales Contest Builder for the first time get a 30-day free trial.

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About ePrize, LLC:

ePrize creates engagement across digital channels. With a focus on motivating specific consumer behavior, campaigns range from online sweepstakes to global points-based loyalty programs, mobile and social media apps and management. Since 1999, ePrize has successfully launched more than 7,000 campaigns in 44 countries for 76 of the top 100 brands including Coca-Cola, General Motors, Microsoft, The Gap, HSN, Miller/Coors, Yahoo!, P&G, and AT&T. Headquartered in Detroit, the company also has offices in New York, Chicago, Atlanta, Los Angeles and Seattle. For more information, visit www.eprize.com.