|[September 18, 2012]
The TAS Group Launches Dealmaker 8 at Dreamforce 2012 on Salesforce.com's AppExchange, the World's Most Popular Cloud Marketplace for Social Apps for Business
SAN FRANCISCO --(Business Wire)--
The TAS Group, the world leader in intelligent sales performance
automation, today announced it has launched Dealmaker 8 on
salesforce.com's AppExchange, the world's most popular cloud marketplace
for social apps for business. Dealmaker Smart Opportunity Manager is one
of the first automated sales methodology apps built natively on the
Salesforce Platform and provides Dealmaker customers with exceptional
reliability, scalability and tight integration with Salesforce. This
enables sales professionals to take advantage of the intelligence and
predictive analytics in Dealmaker software, as well as the proven TAS
Sales Methodology, integrated with data from Salesforce. The
announcement was made today at salesforce.com's Dreamforce 2012 in San
Francisco. The TAS Group will be in booth 1508 in the Dreamforce Expo.
Built on the Salesforce Platform, the world's leading cloud platform for
social and mobile business apps, Dealmaker Smart Opportunity Manager is
immediately available for test drive and deployment on the AppExchange
at http://appexchange.salesforce.com/listingDetail listingId=a0N300000016bYvEAI
Comments on the News
"Dealmaker delivers unique value from more than 20 years of deep TAS
sales methodology expertise, accelerated and consumable through
intelligent software applications," said Donal Daly, Founder and CEO
of The TAS Group. "With the release of Dealmaker 8, we are not only
delivering intelligent sales effectiveness in the cloud and on mobile
devices, but also delivering it directly on the Salesforce Platform,
extending the benefits of the leading cloud platform for social and
mobile business apps to customers."
"Companies around the globe are transforming the way they connect with
customers, partners and employees through social and mobile cloud
solutions," said Mike Rosenbaum, senior vice president AppExchange and
Force.com operations, salesforce.com. "Partners such as The TAS Group,
are leveraging the power of the Salesforce Platform to provide
customers with the right tools to accelerate their success in the
"In my experience, just having a good sales methodology is not enough
- it must be reinforced in an environment where the methodology is an
inherent part of how Sales conducts business on a daily basis," said
Connie Davis, technical program manager, GHX. "The TAS Group has
fundamentally changed the conversation about sales effectiveness
through their unique combination of embedded sales methodology
expertise and intelligent software integrated with Salesforce. The
automated smart opportunity and account management capabilities in
Dealmaker add real value to our Salesforce deployment and has made a
positive impact on our sales processes." Davis will be featured in a
session at Dreamforce 2012: "Finding the Best Fit: Which Sales
Methodology is Right for Your Organization " on September 19, at
3:00-4:00 p.m. in the San Francisco Marriott Marquis, Yerba Buena,
Dealmaker 8 Key Features
Sales teams can easily collaborate to share tribal knowledge and stay
informed of opportunity status:
Dealmaker facilitates collaboration around deal coaching, deal review
and deal strategy planning. Sales reps and managers can collaborate on
strengths and weaknesses in opportunity plans to make deal reviews and
deal coaching sessions more productive.
Full Salesforce Chatter integration throughout Dealmaker eables sales
reps to share information in the context of an opportunity plan. The
embedded intelligence in Dealmaker uses Chatter to automatically
advise team members and management of significant changes in the
health of each sales opportunity.
The visual Collaboration Map in Dealmaker enables sales reps and their
customers to work together on problem definition and solution
The Political Map graphically provides the ability to see
relationships within an account, and click to open a Salesforce
contact record. This provides quick access to social information about
each person including their LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube (News - Alert)
links, as well as their Klout score.
Dealmaker is designed for today's mobile sales force:
Dealmaker is optimized for Apple (News - Alert) iPad and all tablets. The app
auto-senses when it is on a mobile device and adjusts to replace mouse
events with multi-touch swipe, pinch, zoom, and so on.
The eLearning components are optimized for mobile devices and do not
require Adobe (News - Alert) Flash. Documents are produced in ePub and MOBI formats
to natively display in iBooks on iPad, Amazon Kindle, and many
smartphones that support these formats.
Dealmaker's included video content is designed for iPad or similar
devices, as well as for streaming.
Open architecture ensures compatibility and provides extended value:
As a 100% native Force.com application, Dealmaker quickly accesses
data in Salesforce Sales Cloud and can integrate with other
third-party applications and social networks. For example, users can
build enhanced dashboards and reports using the combined reporting and
dashboard capabilities of Dealmaker and Salesforce.
Embedded Intelligence helps sales professionals sell smarter:
The patented sales coaching engine in Dealmaker combines context, data
and knowledge with an intelligent rules engine to deliver real-time
automated deal coaching advice.
Embedded learning algorithms make Dealmaker smarter over time.
Answers to critical sales questions are suggested based on information
entered by the sales person.
Dreamforce 2012 is the industry's largest cloud computing and enterprise
technology event, welcoming more than 70,000 registered attendees to
experience the power of the social revolution. With more than 750
sessions and 350 cloud companies in the expo, attendees can participate
in interactive sessions, hands-on training with cutting-edge technology,
thousands of live demos and unparalleled networking. In addition,
Dreamforce welcomes special guests Sir Richard Branson, Founder of
Virgin Group; Jeff Immelt, CEO of General Electric; Gen. Colin Powell,
former Secretary of State; Tony Robbins, Entrepreneur, Author & Peak
Performance Strategist; and The Red Hot Chili Peppers. Dreamforce 2012
offers attendees everything they need to connect with customers,
partners and employees in entirely new ways, under one roof.
About the Salesforce Platform and the AppExchange
The Salesforce Platform is the world's most trusted and comprehensive
cloud platform for building social and mobile cloud apps. It powers
Salesforce CRM, more than 2.3 million custom apps built by customers and
more than 1,600 apps developed by partners in its ecosystem. Social apps
for business built on the Salesforce Platform can be easily distributed
and marketed through salesforce.com's AppExchange.
Salesforce, Dreamforce, AppExchange and others are trademarks of
About The TAS Group
The TAS Group helps sales professionals sell smarter and manage better
using Dealmaker intelligent software and proven sales methodology.
Dealmaker sales performance automation software drives revenue growth
for businesses worldwide, including market leaders such as Xerox,
International Turnkey Systems (News - Alert) and Alcatel Lucent.
Dealmaker delivers real-time opportunity and account management,
intelligent deal coaching, accurate sales forecasts, smart playbooks,
self-paced learning, and predictive analytics, resulting in measurable
sales growth. According to the Aberdeen Group, customers of The TAS
Group realize 21 percent greater attainment of sales quotas.
Dealmaker is easily integrated with business systems including
Salesforce CRM. The TAS Group is based in Seattle with offices in
Atlanta, Dublin and Reading UK.
For additional information visit http://www.thetasgroup.com.
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