SOURCE: Aktana


July 31, 2012 13:41 ET

Aktana, Inc. Named to JMP Securities "Hot 100: The Best Privately Held Software Companies" for the Second Year Running

Aktana (Formerly Known as IncentAlign) Bridges the Gap Between Marketing and Field Sales With a Revolutionary SaaS Application That Leverages the Intelligence of the Entire Organization in Every Sales Call

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 31, 2012) - Aktana, Inc., the leader in actionable analytics for sales force effectiveness, announced today that it has been named once again to the JMP Securities "Hot 100: The Best Privately Held Software Companies" list. JMP Securities is a San Francisco based, full-service investment bank that provides equity research, institutional brokerage, and investment banking services to public and private growth companies and their investors. The report profiles the 100 best leading private companies in the software industry as identified by the JMP Securities Software research team.

"We are thrilled to be named JMP Hot 100 again," said David Ehrlich, Aktana's CEO. "We have had an amazing year, helping our clients meaningfully improve field performance in ways not thought possible before. Our solutions provide the long-missing answer to companies -- and whole industries, such as pharmaceutical, financial services, telecom, and others -- that benefit from better alignment between Marketing and Field Sales." 

Aktana has invested thousands of hours with Sales Reps, working with them to design a solution that translates the complexity of analytics and broad strategies into simple, smart suggestions that fit the workflow and individual selling styles of the rep. Further, the Aktana system learns -- the more it's used, the smarter and better it gets. "Our design is decidedly 'Sales Rep Centric,'" said Derek Choy, Aktana Co-Founder and VP of Products. "Reps like the tool and use it enthusiastically because Aktana offers prioritized suggestions that are simple, compelling and just feel right. Our application systematizes what the best Reps would do, if they had the time and resources to analyze the same data just as thoroughly."

About Aktana:
Aktana is the leader in actionable analytics for sales force effectiveness, leveraging the resources and intelligence of the entire organization in every sales call. Delivered to Reps via the cloud on an iPad or Android tablet, Aktana uses big data and predictive analytics to translate broad strategies into effective sales behaviors and to evolve direction instantly. The company's solutions help sales reps and sell smarter with the right materials, right messages, and instant feedback on what works and what could work better. Selected 2 years in a row as a JMP Securities Hot 100 Company (Top 100 Privately Held Software Companies), Aktana is headquartered in San Francisco, Calif. and is funded by Starfish Ventures, Charles River Ventures, and notable private investors. For more information visit