Software-as-a-Service Solution Provides Automated System for Acquiring and Managing Sales Prospect Records
Wellesley, Mass. - March 29, 2010.THINKstrategies, Inc., the leading strategic consulting company focused on the business implications of the on-demand services market, announced today that Jigsaw 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.
Jigsaw is a leading provider of business information and data services that leverages user-generated content contributed by a global business-to-business community of over one million members to give users access to contact information for 21 million business people and profiles of 3 million companies. Jigsaw provides data-as-a-service (DaaS) through a variety of low-cost and easy to access data acquisition and management services for sales, marketing, recruiting and customer service purposes.
An example of Jigsaw's measurable business benefits is the experience of Overtone, a provider of integrated customer listening systems that deliver real-time customer intelligence to major consumer brand companies. Overtone's sales team had been using prospect data from various sources and recognized that their productivity was hindered by inefficient data collection, dead records, and incomplete information. After implementing Jigsaw's Data Fusion service, Overtone was able to identify that 30 percent of the records it had been using for various sales and marketing campaigns were essentially dead files and approximately 50 percent of the files were incomplete. Jigsaw Data Fusion provided the necessary information to enable Overtone to fill the missing data fields and double its database from 15,000 to 30,000 contacts, giving Overtone's sales team better leads.
"We are extremely pleased to be recognized by THINKstrategies and the SaaS Showplace for the business value of Jigsaw Data Fusion," said Jim Fowler, CEO of Jigsaw. "At Jigsaw, we are committed to providing sales and marketing teams with the most cutting edge tools for facilitating business transactions and generating high-quality leads."
"Producing strong sales results in a tough economy depends on quality customer information," 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."Jigsaw has built Jigsaw Data Fusion, a data as a service solution that provides companies with valuable information to improve their sales effectiveness."
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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.