Brainshark for Work.com Wins Gold Stevie® Award in 2014 International Business Awards

"Sales Productivity Solution Receives Highest Honor for Improving Corporate Learning and Onboarding, and Driving Greater Sales Results "

WALTHAM, Mass. — September 10, 2014 — Brainshark, Inc., the leader in cloud-based business presentations, today announced that Brainshark for Work.com has won a Gold-level Stevie® Award in the 11th Annual International Business Awards (IBAs). Brainshark for Work.com – which integrates Brainshark’s leading sales enablement technology with Salesforce Work.com, helping companies to improve sales performance – earned the highest honor in the “Best New Product of the Year: Corporate Learning/Workforce Development Solution” category.

The International Business Awards are the world’s premier business awards program. All individuals and organizations worldwide – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small – are eligible to submit nominations. The 2014 IBAs received entries from more than 60 nations and territories. More than 3,500 nominations from organizations in virtually every industry were submitted.

“We’re honored to be recognized by the international business community, as this award speaks to the importance companies place on accelerating sales productivity, along with the effectiveness of our solution,” said Brainshark CEO Joe Gustafson. “Brainshark for Work.com makes it easier for sales reps to learn faster and better, engage prospects more effectively, and know which deals are more likely to close – all within Salesforce. We’ve helped customers worldwide achieve great results, including easier onboarding, smarter rep follow-up, shorter sales cycles and more deals closed.”

Brainshark integrates with Work.com, salesforce.com’s sales performance management solution, through the Salesforce Chatter profile. From a single, customized screen, reps can:

  • See what they need to learn, and take assigned courses and curriculums
  • Create high-impact video presentations for more effective prospecting and training
  • Monitor content views in real-time to measure impact and prioritize follow-up
  • Stay informed with easy access to the latest corporate communications
  • Create and find “talking business cards” that highlight subject-matter expertise

Launched in March, Brainshark for Work.com is available on the Salesforce AppExchange at http://bit.ly/bsk-sfdc-appexchange.

Stevie Award winners were selected by more than 250 executives worldwide who participated in the judging process from May through early August.

“We congratulate all of the Stevie winners in this year’s IBAs,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. “The quality of entries we receive improves every year. This year’s judges were rewarded with the opportunity to review more than 3,500 stories of business achievement and innovation from around the world. We look forward to celebrating the winners’ achievements in Paris on Oct. 10.”

Details about the International Business Awards and Stevie Award winners are available at www.StevieAwards.com/IBA. For more information about Brainshark for Work.com, please see http://bit.ly/bsk-workdotcom.

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About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in six programs: The International Business Awards, The American Business Awards, the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service.  The sixth program, the German Stevie Awards, opens for entries on 18 August.  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 www.StevieAwards.com.

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.