11th annual awards will be presented on February 24 in Las Vegas
CHICAGO, Feb. 2, 2017 /CNW/ -- SAVO, the market leader in sales enablement, was named a 2X Finalist in the 11th annual Stevie® Awards for Sales & Customer Service, and will ultimately be a Gold, Silver, and/ or Bronze Stevie Award winner in the program.
The awards are presented by the Stevie Awards, which organizes seven of the world's leading business awards shows including the prestigious International Business Awards and the Stevie Awards for Great Employers.
The final results will be announced during a gala banquet on Friday, February 24 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. Finalists from the U.S.A. and several other nations are expected to attend.
More than 2,300 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were evaluated in this year's competition, an increase of 10% over 2016. Finalists were determined by the average scores of 77 professionals' worldwide, acting as preliminary judges. Entries were considered in 61 categories for customer service and contact center achievements, including Contact Center of the Year, Award for Innovation in Customer Service, and Customer Service Department of the Year; 53 categories for sales and business development achievements, ranging from Senior Sales Executive of the Year to Sales Training or Business Development Executive of the Year to Sales Department of the Year; and categories to recognize new products and services and solution providers.
Working closely with key customers, SAVO creates solutions that are helping to bridge the gap between marketing and sales.
From the ability to prescribe sales content based on specific products, sales situations, and competitive needs, to the integration of guided selling and sales processes, SAVO provides the right balance of content management and prescriptive analytics creating the ultimate experience in customer service.
"We have helped take customer care and engagement to new levels in an overwhelmingly digital world. By putting a great customer experience at the heart of SAVO, we're helping to create a platform that is not only enjoyable for sellers; it is a highly effective sales tool too," said Doug Marquis, Executive Vice President, Product Development & Innovation.
Members of seven specialized judging committees will determine the Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award placements from among the Finalists during final judging, to take place January 23 - February 1.
"This year's first-round judges were treated to many inspiring stories of sales, customer service and business development success around the world," said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. "The final judges will have a tough task to determine the Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie placements from among the Finalists. We look forward to announcing the results at the awards gala in Las Vegas next month."
"We are honored to receive this award and even more thrilled to be able to recognize our partners in February," said Doug.
Details about the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service and the list of Finalists in all categories are available at www.StevieAwards.com/Sales.
SAVO is the leader in the sales enablement market having pioneered the sales enablement category since its founding in 1999. The SAVO sales enablement platform powers a broad range of sales enablement capabilities including prescriptive content, guided selling and custom engagement tools, which drive more predictable sales results. Learn about how more than 600,000 sales and marketing professionals leverage SAVO today at www.savogroup.com.
About The Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. 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.
Sponsors and supporters of the 11th annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service include Sales Partnerships, Inc. and ValueSelling Associates, Inc.
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