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.
Brainshark sales enablement solutions help organizations harness the power of content to achieve faster training, better coaching and more successful sales conversations. Using Brainshark to simplify content creation and delivery, companies can ensure salespeople are always up-to-date with the information and resources they need – anytime, anywhere and from any device. Tight integration with Salesforce empowers reps with fast, easy access to the right content and training for every selling situation. Brainshark’s detailed analytics also help companies tie content directly to revenue and identify the best sales opportunities, while enabling managers to pinpoint best practices to improve coaching effectiveness. Thousands of companies – including half of the Fortune 100 – rely on Brainshark to improve sales productivity and increase the impact of their sales, marketing and training communications. Learn more at www.brainshark.com.