SOURCE: ClearSlide

ClearSlide

November 14, 2013 09:00 ET

ClearSlide Announces New ClearSlide Insights Effort to Boost Sales Leader Effectiveness

Gives Sales Managers an Inside Look Into Sales Team Activity to More Easily Keep a Pulse on Performance Metrics

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 14, 2013) - ClearSlide, provider of the leading sales engagement platform, today announced an important step forward in helping sales leaders more effectively run their businesses and manage their teams with the launch of the ClearSlide Insights effort, which will offer customizable proactive alerts and insights behind key sales productivity drivers.

The ClearSlide platform auto-logs sales team activity, delivering analytics to sales leaders to provide visibility into the activities that drive deal closure and ultimately, salesperson performance. ClearSlide Insights will allow sales leaders to subscribe to personalized updates on their team's activities. These new reports will help sales leaders keep a pulse on their business and their team, while saving them time by allowing them to set up system-generated alerts and freeing leaders and sales operations professionals from sifting through data to determine leading indicators of performance. 

The first reports to be released will center on which sales people generate the most engagement, which pieces of content generate the most engagement, and which prospects are most engaged with customer content. Sales leaders can then use the data that is sent to them in this easy to digest format to connect their team's activity to real results, and coach their teams to success based on the insight they gain through their ClearSlide Insights reports.

A recent study by Forrester Consulting revealed that 54% of sales leaders are either somewhat confident or not at all confident that they have accurate visibility into the activities of their sales force and the correlation of sales activity into sales outcomes. Only 35% of these sales decision makers benefit from activity logs that are automatically generated, and instead rely on either self-reported data from their sales team or verbal, one on one reviews with their sales people.

ClearSlide Insights will bridge the gap between sales leaders and their reps by providing quick, digestible alerts into in-depth reporting that is auto-logged, taking the guesswork out of analyzing true performance and allowing leaders to gain a clear look into the effectiveness of their team and the content being used to pitch prospects. ClearSlide is looking to continue to stay ahead of industry trends in sales data analysis and predictability; the company has an aggressive plan to expand its analytics capabilities in 2014, including large hiring investments internally.

"As industry analysis reveals a gap in self-reported data and actual sales activity, ClearSlide is hiring some of the best engineers and data scientists to develop features that give sales leaders true insight into their team's activities," said Al Lieb, ClearSlide CEO and Co-Founder. "As we look ahead to the future of sales engagement, we're confident that ClearSlide Insights will give sales leaders the information necessary to coach their teams to greater success and increased revenue."

ClearSlide Insights will launch on January 15, 2014. For more information or to see a demo, stop by ClearSlide's booth at Dreamforce in the Cloud Expo -- booth #1923, Moscone North.

About ClearSlide
ClearSlide is the leading sales engagement platform that empowers sales teams to engage customers and close more business. ClearSlide improves customer-facing interactions (web, email, face-to-face) by providing real-time visibility and analytics for both sellers and sales leaders. As a result, customers achieve higher seller productivity, increased sales management effectiveness, and stronger customer-facing messaging. Founded in 2009 and headquartered in San Francisco, ClearSlide serves thousands of customers, including Rackspace, Thompson Reuters, LinkedIn, AOL and Lexis Nexis. For more information, visit www.clearslide.com.

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