Cloud9 Analytics Wins Best of SaaS Showplace Award
Software-as-a-Service Pipeline Management Solution Provider Helps Sales Managers Direct Their Sales Teams More Effectively
Wellesley, Mass. - March 1, 2010.THINKstrategies, Inc., the leading strategic consulting company focused on the business implications of the on-demand services market, announced today that Cloud9 Analytics has been named the latest winner of the Best of SaaS Showplace (BoSS) Awards program, which is aimed at promoting the measurable business benefits being delivered by today's Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions.
The BoSS Awards program was announced in January 2009 by THINKstrategies as an initiative aimed at bringing greater attention to SaaS and cloud computing companies that are producing tangible business benefits for specific user organizations. These benefits include increased sales, lower costs, higher customer satisfaction, faster operations and greater profitability.
Cloud9 Analytics is the global leader in on-demand business analytics delivered directly to line-of-business managers. Cloud9 Pipeline Accelerator Suite for salesforce.com, enables sales leaders to more effectively manage their opportunities and teams. The result is a dramatic increase in deal conversion rates, higher CRM adoption, and improved forecast accuracy.
An example of Cloud9 Analytics' measurable business benefits is Covad Communications which wanted to reduce the amount of time quota-carrying sales managers were spending on sales reporting. In order to achieve this objective, Covad needed to standardize on Salesforce.com across its business groups and implement a focused solution selling methodology. Covad deployed Cloud9 Pipeline Accelerator to automate sales reporting. As a result, Covad's sales managers have saved more than 80 hours per month in sales reporting time so they can now spend more time selling and coaching their teams.
It is for these reasons that Cloud9 Analytics has been named a Best of SaaS Showplace Award winner.
"We are extremely pleased to be recognized by THINKstrategies and the SaaS Showplace for the business value of our on-demand performance management solution," said Swayne Hill, President and CEO of Cloud9 Analytics. "Cloud9's solutions are designed to provide immediately and relevant sales pipeline information so that sales managers can make actionable decisions in real time."
"Selling and sales management are particularly tough in today's challenging economic climate," stated Jeffrey M. Kaplan, the founder of the SaaS Showplace and Managing Director of THINKstrategies, the strategic consulting firm which conceived and administers the Showplace."Cloud9 Analytics SaaS-based pipeline management solution provides a powerful tool to make it easier for sales managers to do their jobs and achieve their sales objectives."
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About the Best of SaaS Showplace (BoSS) Awards
The BoSS Award program was launched in 2009 as an ongoing initiative to identify and promote SaaS, and 'cloud computing', companies which are offering on-demand solutions which are generating measurable business benefits for their customers.
BoSS award winners are given special designation on the SaaS Showplace, with a summary of their award-winning solution(s) and customer success story. Award winners are also recognized in the SaaS Showplace newsletter distributed to over 12,000 subscribers, and are able to promote their award designation on their website and in pre-approved company material.
THINKstrategies, Inc. is the only strategic consulting services company formed specifically to address the unprecedented business challenges facing IT managers, solutions providers and investors today as the technology industry shifts from a product-centric to a services orientation.
THINKstrategies' mission is to help our clients re-THINK their corporate strategies, and refocus their limited resources to achieve their business objectives. THINKstrategies helps enterprise decision-makers with their sourcing strategies, IT solutions providers with their marketing strategies, and VCs with their investment strategies.