Brainshark Authorizes En Pointe Technologies to Sell SlideShark Team Edition to Customers Nationwide
WALTHAM, Mass., and LOS ANGELES — July 30, 2013 — Brainshark, Inc., the leading sales enablement platform provider, today announced a strategic partnership with En Pointe Technologies, a leading solution provider of IT products and services. En Pointe is now one of a select group of channel partners authorized to offer SlideShark Team Edition – the award-winning, business-class version of Brainshark’s SlideShark app – to companies nationwide. This partnership extends SlideShark’s reach and channel relationships, and helps En Pointe’s customers maximize the value of their iPad investments – with the ability to now have PowerPoint presentations render properly on those devices.
Used in more than 140 countries, SlideShark is the industry standard for showing PowerPoint presentations on the iPad and iPhone. The app allows iOS users to view and present PowerPoints the way they are meant to be seen – with fonts, animations, graphics, hyperlinks and videos intact. With SlideShark Team Edition, users can securely distribute and manage their presentations in the cloud, and take advantage of advanced analytics to track viewing activity. Mobile professionals can also broadcast their presentations live over the Web and view reports on who attended their broadcast.
En Pointe, an Apple Authorized Reseller, was selected by Brainshark due in part to its ability to help customers with large-scale iPad deployments and management of Apple products throughout their lifecycle. In addition, as one of the largest Microsoft Systems Integrator Large Account Resellers (SI-LARs), En Pointe has the distinction to not only sell volume licensing, but also offer authorized implementation services for the entire Microsoft suite, including PowerPoint. Now, with access to SlideShark, En Pointe customers have the unique ability to view and present PowerPoints properly and reliably, using the iPad or iPhone. A cloud-based app, SlideShark is a natural extension of En Pointe’s portfolio, as En Pointe is a leader in cloud solutions – having made significant investments in the latest technology and service offerings.
“SlideShark Team Edition is a natural fit for our customer base,” said Bob Bogle, senior vice president, sales at En Pointe. “As tablet sales continue to climb, there is increased demand in the enterprise space to use the iPad to give presentations with Microsoft PowerPoint, the No. 1 used business presentation tool. SlideShark bridges this gap for our customers, and we anticipate growing demand for this app.”
Bob Bristol, vice president of channel sales at Brainshark, said: “We’re pleased to work with an outstanding solution provider like En Pointe. En Pointe’s deep expertise in cloud technologies – as well as in Apple and Microsoft products – makes the company an ideal partner in extending SlideShark’s benefits to even more users. We look forward to working with En Pointe to help companies maximize productivity among their mobile workers.”
About En Pointe Technologies
En Pointe Technologies is a national IT solutions provider that serves commercial accounts, government agencies, and educational institutions, with information technology hardware, software licensing support, and IT solutions. Celebrating over 20 years in business, En Pointe is well represented in leading markets throughout the United States. En Pointe has the experience and the technology to help organizations simplify the management of their information technology infrastructure. For more information, visit www.enpointe.com or follow En Pointe online at @EnPointeTech or www.linkedin.com/company/en-pointe-technologies.
Brainshark’s data-driven sales readiness platform provides the tools to prepare client-facing teams with the knowledge and skills they need to perform at the highest level. With best-of-breed solutions for training and coaching, as well as cutting-edge insights into sales performance, customers can ensure their sales reps are always ready to make the most of any selling situation. 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 ensure reps master key messages; empower teams with dynamic content that can be created quickly, updated easily and accessed anywhere; and use powerful scorecards to visualize sales performance trends and make real connections from improved readiness to increased revenue. Thousands of customers – including more than half of the Fortune 100 – rely on Brainshark to close performance gaps and get better results from their sales enablement initiatives. Learn more at www.brainshark.com.