Brainshark’s AI-Powered Sales Coaching and Practice Engine Wins in Best in Biz Awards

Brainshark Machine Analysis Honored as an ‘Enterprise Product of the Year: Sales Software’ for Driving Perpetual Sales Readiness

WALTHAM, Mass. November 28, 2018 Brainshark, Inc., delivering SaaS-based sales enablement and readiness solutions, today announced it is a winner in Best in Biz Awards, the only independent business awards program judged each year by editors and reporters from top-tier North American publications. Brainshark Machine Analysis – an artificial intelligence (AI)-powered engine for improving sales coaching and practice – was honored in the “Enterprise Product of the Year: Sales Software” category for accelerating sales readiness.

This year’s awards program received nearly 700 entries from public and private companies of all sizes across the United States and Canada. Independent judging panels – with journalists from The Associated Press, Barron’s, Forbes, Inc., The New York Times, Wired and more – evaluated the submissions.

This latest accolade adds to the recogition Machine Analysis has already received as a groundbreaking sales enablement solution. Introduced just six months ago, Machine Analysis has also been honored with a gold Stevie® Award in The International Business Awards® and as a “New Product of the Year” in The 2018 Golden Bridge Awards®.

Machine Analysis builds off Brainshark’s acclaimed sales coaching and practice solution – which makes it easy for organizations to send their reps video-based assignments (e.g., “Please provide a two-minute video of how you’d pitch this new product”) for practice and evaluation. Processing the videos, Machine Analysis provides an additional layer of feedback – generating an overall score and rapid, automated insights about reps’ ability to stay on-message, emotions and personality traits exuded, use of filler words and more. The AI-based engine provides objective input on intangible qualities that influence buyers’ perceptions, while augmenting comments from managers and peers, and identifying reps who may need the most guidance.

“Practice and assessments play a critical role in fostering an always-ready sales force and keeping reps continuously on-point and on-message – even across large or dispersed organizations,” said Brendan Cournoyer, vice president of marketing, Brainshark. “This honor from Best in Biz Awards – along with feedback from our own customers – highlights the power of Machine Analysis at further supporting perpetual sales readiness. The technology enables both reps and managers to perform better in their roles and primes sales teams to make the most of every buyer interaction.”

For more information about Machine Analysis, including a two-minute video overview and feedback from independent reviewers, please see https://www.brainshark.com/solutions/machine-analysis.

About Brainshark

Brainshark sales readiness software equips businesses with the training, coaching and content needed to prepare salespeople when, where and how they work. With Brainshark, companies can: enable sales teams with on-demand training that accelerates onboarding and keeps reps up-to-speed; validate readiness with sales coaching and practice that ensures reps master your message; and empower sales organizations with rich, dynamic content that can be created quickly, updated easily, and accessed anywhere. Thousands of companies – including more than half of the Fortune 100 – rely on Brainshark to identify and close performance gaps, and get better results from their sales enablement initiatives. Learn more at www.brainshark.com.