Brainshark Wins Gold Stevie® Award in 2015 Stevie Awards For Sales & Customer Service

"Fueled By Success of the Brainshark Sales Accelerator – Brainshark Receives Highest Honor in the ‘Sales or Customer Service Solutions Technology Partner of the Year’ Category "

Brainshark, Inc., delivering content-driven sales enablement solutions that close more deals, today announced it has won a Gold-level Stevie® Award in the 9th annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service, receiving the highest honor in the “Sales or Customer Service Solutions Technology Partner of the Year” category. Brainshark’s nomination was fueled by the success of the Brainshark Sales Accelerator – a comprehensive sales enablement platform integrated with Salesforce that provides high-impact, centrally accessible solutions for sales onboarding and continuous training, prospecting, coaching and engagement.

The Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service are the world’s top sales awards, business development awards, contact center awards and customer service awards. The Stevie Awards organizes several of the world’s leading business awards shows including the prestigious American Business AwardsSM  and International Business AwardsSM. More than 1,900 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were evaluated in this year’s competition, an increase of 27% over 2014.

“Entries to the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service awards have more than doubled over the past three years,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. “The widespread support of this program illustrates the importance of the functions it recognizes to business success. This year’s Stevie Award winners are the highest rated in the history of the awards, and we congratulate all of the winners on their commitment to excellence and innovation.”

Launched just five months ago, the Brainshark Sales Accelerator, which is integrated with Salesforce and built natively into the CRM, allows reps to access the right content at the right time on desktops, laptops or mobile devices – whether it’s before, during or after a meeting in order to have better conversations with prospects and customers. It also makes conversations and other activities measurable, enabling managers to track their team’s preparedness to sell, identify best practices, improve forecast accuracy and coach reps based on their individual needs. By using Brainshark’s solutions, customers have reported results including: sales cycles reduced by 2/3, rep onboarding time cut in half, rep productivity improved by 20%, increased win-rates by 25% and an increase in sales per rep by 15%.

“It’s never been a more challenging time to be in sales because buyers are more informed than ever and buying cycles are increasingly complex – causing mounting pressure on salespeople to add more value to all of their interactions with prospects and customers,” said Brainshark President Greg Flynn. “The Brainshark Sales Accelerator removes these obstacles by helping salespeople have smarter, more measurable conversations to win more deals in less time. We’re honored to be recognized by the Stevie Awards program, and we look forward to continuing to help our customers increase the effectiveness of their sales teams and to drive more revenue.”

Details about the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service and the list of Stevie winners in all categories are available at www.StevieAwards.com/sales.

About The Stevie Awards

The Stevie Awards are conferred in six programs: The American Business Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service and the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at http://www.StevieAwards.com and follow the Stevie Awards on Twitter @TheStevieAwards.

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.