Las Vegas, Nevada, October 11th, 2012
At the annual Jive World conference in Las Vegas, NV, Showpad revealed that its technology powers Jive Present, a new sales and training productivity application from Jive Software.
By integrating Showpad’s mobile sales enablement platform with Jive’s award winning social business platform the Ghent (Belgium) based start – up will provide Jive customers with the required technology to dramatically increase sales teams’ productivity using tablets. The announcement of Jive Present today will enable this to become a reality.
Jive Present turns every tablet into an unmatched sales, presentation and training tool. The app uses Jive’s leading social business platform in combination with Showpad’s mobile sales enablement platform to distribute the most accurate and timely information in any format to sales reps and customers anytime and anywhere, online or offline. Additionally, with Jive Present, organizations can monitor consumption of information, compliance to corporate best practices and adherence to education programs.
The way people connect, share, and learn has fundamentally changed with the introduction of tablet computing. The growth of tablets in the enterprise, particularly for marketing and sales professionals, is reflective of this fundamental change. 11% of global employees are using tablets today, and over the next five years, total shipments of tablets to the enterprise will increase at 48% CAGR (1), and 65% of those tablets will be iPads (2). Industry experts suggest that over 96 million tablets will be used in the enterprise in 2016, a large percentage of which will be used to improve sales productivity.
Some key benefits of Jive Present includes the ability to:
Provide video, audio and rich multi-media content to sales and distribution teams - ensuring relevant information is always available anytime, anywhere, online and offline
“Current mobile tools in the market have not kept pace with the needs of today’s mobile workforce. Sales reps, and anyone in the field, need real time information, the ability to customize materials to each customer’s needs and fast access to experts across the organization,” said Tony Zingale, Chairman and CEO of Jive. “It’s become a business imperative that these teams have an easy, intuitive and controlled way to receive information and leverage social tools to interact with the right content and people. With Jive Present, these organizations now have a powerful tool accessible with a click of a button anytime and anywhere. This will unlock massive business value in the enterprise with a focus on revenue increase and a more productive, higher performing sales teams."
“This partnership is a major step for our company and will strengthen our position in the United States,” explains Pieterjan Bouten, co-founder and CEO of Showpad. “We are very excited to offer our solution on the Jive platform and offer a way to improve the efficiency of sales teams across the globe.”
Showpad was founded in 2011 by Pieterjan Bouten, Louis Jonckheere and Peter Minne. Their platform turns every iPad into a powerful sales & presentation tool. The Ghent based start-up can already demonstrate an impressive client list. Globally they have already added several multinationals such as BASF, Cibavision & Heineken to their client base. For more information about Showpad: www.showpad.com