02/20/2014 (press release: AA-ISP) // Minneapolis, MN, United States // Dawn Pope
The AA-ISP (American Association of Inside Sales Professionals) announced today that Velocify, the market leader in cloud-based intelligent sales automation solutions, has become an annual sponsor of the association. As part of its sponsorship of the AA-ISP, Velocify will participate as both a presenter and exhibitor at the annual Leadership Summit and the association’s regional conferences. In addition, they will provide support for various nation-wide chapter meetings and other educational forums such as the AA-ISP webinar series and research projects.
“Our association is very excited to have Velocify involved with the community and we believe this is an important step in achieving AA-ISP’s mission of helping inside sales reach new levels of professionalism, recognition, and performance,” said Larry Reeves, AA-ISP Chief Operating Officer. “Recent studies indicate that corporate America is growing their year-over-year inside sales positions by as much as 15 percent, while field sales are flat or decreasing. This growth will require sales professionals across industries to develop new skills and use more efficient technologies to be a successful. Velocify is one of the organizations that will achieve this goal and help advance the industry.”
Velocify is a market leading provider of cloud-based, sales automation solutions for inside sales professionals. Their innovative software automatically prioritizes high quality leads and helps sales representatives respond to them quickly and persistently, saving time and money. Its newest product for Salesforce won the 2014 BIG Innovation award earlier this month, and in 2013 Velocify was recognized for growth and innovation by numerous prominent award programs including the Stevie Awards, Inc. Magazine, the Los Angeles Business Journal, and Deloitte.
“Having Velocify as an active participant is a great addition for us and the community,” said Bob Perkins, AA-ISP’s Founder & CEO. “The association and our members have consistently had high quality interactions with Velocify and they are an ideal supporter of our association’s mission.”
“AA-ISP has done an incredible job in creating a community discussion and an educational forum around one of the fastest growing professions in the nation,” said Nick Hedges, president and CEO at Velocify. “AA-ISP and Velocify share a common mission; we are both driven to help inside sales teams succeed.”
AA-ISP’s mission of educating inside sales leaders about the changing landscape, and the new set of best practices that are emerging in response aligns well with Velocify’s mission. Velocify is more than just a technology vendor; the company has a deep-seated passion for helping sales organizations maximize their potential. This is evidenced by the founding of a research department in 2008 focused on sales best practices, which has produced more than 30 papers, and has formed the foundation of countless articles, webinars that serve the sales profession.
“We are excited to take our relationship to the next level and look forward to playing a critical role in moving the inside sales profession forward,” Hedges added.
About the AA-ISP
The AA-ISP is an international association dedicated exclusively to advancing the profession of Inside Sales. The association engages in research studies, organizational benchmarking and leadership round tables to better understand and analyze the trends, challenges, and key components of the growth and development of the Inside Sales industry. Our mission is to help inside sales representatives and leaders to leverage our information and resources through published content, local community chapters, national conferences, career development, and an Inside Sales Accreditation program.
For more information on AA-ISP please visit www.aa-isp.org or follow the company on Twitter @AA_ISP.
Velocify is a market-leading provider of cloud-based intelligent sales software, designed for high-velocity sales environments. Velocify helps sales teams keep pace with the speed of opportunity and improve conversion rates by driving rapid lead response, increased selling discipline, improved productivity, and actionable selling insights. The company has helped more than 1,500 companies across a variety of industries improve customer acquisition practices and sales performance. Velocify was recently recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in North America by Deloitte and a Best Place to Work by the Los Angeles Business Journal.
For more information on Velocify please visit www.velocify.com or follow the company on Twitter @Velocify.
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