Brainshark Named a Leader in First-Ever Aragon Research Tech Spectrum for Sales Communications

"Brainshark Sales Accelerator Recognized for Helping Sales Reps Have Smarter Conversations that Grow Business and for Measuring How Rep Behavior Impacts Deals "

WALTHAM, Mass. — September 2, 2015 — Brainshark, Inc., delivering SaaS-based sales enablement solutions, today announced its position as a Leader in the Aragon Research Tech SpectrumTM for Sales Communications, 2015, published today. This Tech Spectrum – the first ever in the field of sales communications – is a market evaluation tool, including a graphical assessment of the market and its component vendors, from technology research and advisory firm Aragon Research. 

For the report, Aragon rigorously evaluated 14 companies, examining how they help sales teams use and track content to engage more effectively with prospects and customers. Aragon’s study – authored by Jim Lundy, founder, CEO and lead analyst, and David Mario Smith, research director and lead analyst – rated vendors on their products/services and market performance. The report notes: “The race is on to equip sales teams with better tools to engage directly with prospects and customers,” with Leaders defined as “providers who have comprehensive strategies that align with industry direction and market demand, and who effectively perform against that strategic backdrop.”

Described as “one of the firms to beat,” Brainshark provides solutions that have helped companies reduce sales cycles by 2/3, cut rep onboarding time in half and increase win rates by 25 percent. Contributing to Brainshark’s recognition is the Brainshark Sales Accelerator, launched last fall. This award-winning platform provides central resources for sales onboarding, continuous training, prospecting, live presentation delivery, coaching and content development. Analytics provide valuable insights into how deals are won – tying rep knowledge, behavior and content to sales results.

“The Internet, the mobile explosion and social media have irrevocably changed the buying landscape in recent years – making it crucial for sales reps to add more value during every interaction,” said Brainshark CEO Joe Gustafson. “Brainshark empowers reps to have smarter conversations that close more deals faster, and we’re honored to be recognized by Aragon Research as a market leader.”

Lundy said: “As companies face intense competition to win deals and equip their reps for success, we’re seeing explosive growth in the sales communications market. Sales communications solutions such as Brainshark’s can help companies sell and engage more effectively.”

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About Brainshark

Brainshark sales readiness software equips businesses with the training, coaching and content authoring capabilities to achieve sales mastery and outsell the competition. With Brainshark, companies can: prepare sales teams with on-demand training that accelerates onboarding and keeps reps up-to-speed; validate readiness with sales coaching that ensures reps master your message; and empower sales organizations with rich, dynamic content that can be created quickly 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.