WALTHAM, Mass. — October 18, 2011 — Brainshark, Inc., the leader in online and mobile video presentations, today announced SlideShark – the one and only application for reliably and professionally showing PowerPoints on the iPad. This new, easy-to-use app, available for free in Apple’s App Store, eliminates the headaches associated with importing and viewing PowerPoints on the iPad – enabling users to maximize the business potential of their devices.
As iPad sales surge – increasing 183 percent year-over-year during Apple’s fiscal third quarter – more and more companies are deploying them to support sales, marketing, training and other field operations. PowerPoint remains integral to these processes, with more than 30 million presentations created daily, according to Microsoft estimates. But iPad users have faced roadblocks leveraging their devices for business – including the inability to properly play PowerPoints. Existing conversion techniques often render animations inactive, while distorting fonts, images and more.
Now, with Brainshark’s free SlideShark app, users can:
“As more and more companies make tablet investments, it’s important they do so strategically – with a game plan for how they’ll use the devices,” said Scott Nelson, managing vice president, Gartner Research. “It often comes as an unpleasant surprise – particularly for salespeople and others in the field – that there’s not a simple way to convert some collateral material that they rely on. Addressing this market need will help companies maximize their technology investments and enable business professionals to be even more agile and effective when presenting on-the-go.”
Brainshark’s SlideShark solution works through three simple steps:
“The iPad is supporting business mobility like never before,” said Brainshark CEO Joe Gustafson. “At the same time, and as the mobile workforce continues to grow, the need to present PowerPoints on the iPad is becoming more critical. We’re pleased to offer the SlideShark app to resolve this issue – allowing mobile sales, marketing and training professionals to present their business content both reliably and effectively, and helping companies maximize productivity.”
For more information and to download Brainshark’s SlideShark app for the iPad, please visit www.slideshark.com.
About Brainshark, Inc.
Brainshark sales enablement solutions accelerate revenue through faster training, increased demand and more successful sales conversations. Brainshark simplifies the creation and delivery of content to ensure that key audiences – regardless of location – are always up-to-date with on-demand access to video communications on any computer or mobile device. Sales enablement functionality, including tight integration with salesforce.com, enables reps to win more deals through better training, improved demand generation and live presentation delivery. Detailed analytics help identify the best opportunities and highest-value content, while providing insights that improve managers’ coaching efforts. Thousands of companies – including half of the Fortune 100 – and millions of individuals rely on Brainshark to increase the impact and reduce the cost of their sales, marketing, and training communications. Learn more at www.brainshark.com.