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ClearSlide Again Named Leader in Aragon Research Globe™ Report
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, November 7, 2017 ‐‐ ClearSlide, the Sales Engagement Platform leader, today announced it was again ranked Leader in the Aragon Research Globe™ report for Sales Engagement Platforms, 2017: The Digital Work Hub for Sales. The report outlines how sales are being won by teams leveraging highly-integrated and intelligent Sales Engagement Platforms (SEPs), rather than disconnected point solutions, to serve customers in our increasingly challenging, always-on world.
In this definitive report on SEPs, Aragon Research evaluated over 100 providers, then narrowed down and ranked the top 17 providers based on product capabilities, market strategy, global reach, and ability to execute. This report describes how SEPs have become Digital Work Hubs for Sales with must-have functionality that creates great customer experiences for modern sales, marketing and services teams. This report outlines key requirements for success with SEPs including ease-of-use, mobile-centricity, high-impact content sharing and advanced analytics, delivering insights on next-step engagement actions, seamless integrations with CRM, and open APIs that connect SEPs to other business systems.
“We’re delighted by the rigor of Aragon Research’s analysis and for being recognized for the second consecutive year as SEP leader,” said Dustin Grosse, CEO, ClearSlide. “Our platform was developed with thousands of companies that validate the Aragon Research Globe Report’s important conclusions that SEPs represent the best way to improve productivity and engagement for Sales organizations. By integrating content, communications, and actionable customer insights, ClearSlide delivers the most complete system of engagement with insights to make every customer interaction more successful.”
Aragon Research estimates that the market for Sales Engagement Platforms (SEPs) will grow from $800 million today to $5 billion by 2021. Aragon finds that organizations using SEPs, like ClearSlide, excel at customer engagement and leveraging the best content to drive faster sales cycles with reps digitally equipped to respond to signals of interest from prospects. SEPs also streamline and condense the digital tools needed in the sales process – they are the new Digital Sales Suite for Sales Professionals, akin to what Aragon Research describes as “Office for Sales.”
“Single-point enablement tools and CRM systems do not naturally help sellers identify and anticipate buyer needs,” said Jim Lundy, CEO and Lead Analyst, Aragon Research. “Sales Engagement Platforms that include guided content and selling capabilities help sales teams hyper-personalize content based on customer engagement. ClearSlide continues to lead and innovate with its Vega Release, and was one of the first to offer a complete Sales Engagement Platform.”
ClearSlide just announced Vega, a major upgrade to its engagement and enablement services. Vega’s functionality makes sellers’ online interactions with customers more personal and intelligent to move forward their sales efforts. It also equips sellers with CRM-based content recommendations to quickly personalize customer content to better engage contacts. Vega gives sales leaders and enablement teams a way to better govern their sales processes, and offers marketers new dashboards to measure content performance with trends by sales stage, team, customer, and deal outcome – with real-time insight into how customers respond throughout the buyer journey.
ClearSlide’s Vega release provides users an even more intuitive, next-generation meeting experience with CRM-based content recommendations, speaker notes, real-time attendee engagement insights, interactive messaging and more – all auto-logged to the CRM system. Vega also includes new 3D Buyer Engagement capabilities for content links sent to customers with dynamic conversations around all content shared. Content ROI dashboards in Vega highlight which content is most valuable to an organization, what content is being used with customers, and how it is actually working.
ClearSlide is the Sales Engagement Platform leader. We make it easy for sales and marketing teams to find the best content, effectively communicate it whether in-person, on the phone or through email, and get insights into exactly how customers engage. At the end of the day, we help sales and marketing teams make every interaction count and create truly amazing customer experiences. ClearSlide customers achieve higher seller productivity, increased sales management effectiveness, and stronger content ROI. Founded in 2009 and headquartered in San Francisco, ClearSlide serves over 2,000 companies with nearly 1 billion minutes of engagement from customers like Autodesk, Comcast, Expedia, Medtronic, Novartis, The Economist, Paychex, Thomson Reuters, Verizon, and more.
Powered by the Vega Release, ClearSlide is the system of engagement for sales, marketing & services teams that makes every customer interaction more 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 organize and recommend content tailored by sales stage, with next-step interaction suggestions. For reps, ClearSlide intuitively delivers content, communications, and real-time analytics in a single, unified Sales Engagement Platform experience. VVisit www.clearslide.com for more information, or follow the company on Twitter @ClearSlide.
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