SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Showpad, the leading Sales Enablement Platform, today announced the three finalists in each of the five categories that make up the 2015 Showpad Sales and Marketing (SAM) Excellence Awards. The award program recognizes the most successful, transformative and innovative uses of Showpad's Sales Enablement Platform. These finalists demonstrated a measurable business impact, with supporting metrics in the following five categories:
- ROI and Business Impact
- Taking Sales Enablement to the Next Level
- Indirect Sales Channel Enablement
- Guided and Interactive Selling
- Exceptional Graphic Design
The judging panel is made up of respected independent experts from across Europe. They are: Jonathan Farrington, CEO at Top Sales World; Garrett Dalton, Global Head Digital Business at bioMérieux; Paul Batten, Global Sales Enablement Manager at Xerox and Pascal Persyn, CEO at Perpetos Group.
The judging panel was impressed with the high number and quality of the award entry submissions; which were open for entry via the website for Showpad's annual customer event, Showtime 15. Showtime is due to take place in Ghent, Belgium, on October 8th.
"The ability to innovate, grow market share or gain competitive advantage is exemplified in these finalists," said Paul Batten, Global Sales Enablement Manager at Xerox. "Each demonstrated the ability to fundamentally change how they do business by positioning their internal sales and marketing teams, or channel partners for mutual success."
The three finalists in each category are:
- Synthomer, ScanSource and Wyndham in the category "ROI and Business Impact"
- QuadTech, Optiv and Clear Channel in the category "Taking Sales Enablement to the Next Level"
- Eloy Water, ScanSource and Optiv in the category "Indirect Sales Channel Enablement"
- Atlas Copco, Optiv and Hickup with Intel, in the category for "Guided and Interactive Selling"
- The Dow Chemical Company, QuadTech, and Elscolab in the category for "Exceptional Graphic Design"
The winning entry in each category will be announced on 8 October 2015 at Showtime 2015. All winners will receive a trophy for sales and marketing excellence and be honored in the SAM Awards ceremony.
"We are very impressed with the entries for the inaugural sales and marketing excellence," said Louis Jonckheere, co-founder and co-CEO at Showpad. "Each nominee has shown excellence in utilizing our Showpad technology to create significant business value in the field of sales enablement."
Showpad's leading sales enablement platform delivers contextual content to sales teams or channel partners on any device so they can sell anytime and anywhere. Powerful reporting helps enterprise businesses understand content usage and productivity to align sales and marketing efforts toward revenue goals while reducing content struggle. Founded in Belgium, with U.S. headquarters in San Francisco, Showpad empowers marketing and sales teams at more than 750 top companies around the world, including Johnson & Johnson, Fujifilm, Heineken, BASF, Bridgestone, Intel and Audi, to optimize customer opportunities and increase sales. For more information, visit www.showpad.com.