We’re honored to announce that the Blackboard Professional Education team was recently awarded the 2012 Institute for Excellence in Sales & Business Development (IES&BD) Award for Sales & Business Development Training! IES&BD serves to develop excellence in sales and business development across industries, and is generally considered a preeminent group that recognizes excellence in organizational sales and business operations.

For this reason, we are not only honored to have received the award itself, but are also proud of the many ways our solutions drive results in the corporate and sales industries. This is our second IES&BD Excellence Award, following on our 2011 Excellence in Customer Partnering Award. Customer partnering is a form of collaboration that combines Blackboard solutions with the customer’s specific needs to deliver the optimum results in development, integration, and ultimately, outcomes.  As a customer-focused and results-driven organization, we were thrilled to have been recognized for our achievements in this area! This year, our Sales & Business Development Training Award highlights the Blackboard Learn for Sales solution, which brings cloud-based learning directly to the Salesforce CRM platform.  This integration of sales training and the CRM allows sales teams to better align training with business goals and account needs, which makes training more relevant and impactful than ever before. “We are honored to receive the IES&BD award for Excellence in Sales & Business Development Training for our cloud-based learning management system built directly into the sales CRM,” said Paul Terry, general manager of Blackboard Professional Education (ProEd). “This award affirms our commitment to providing our clients with learning tools that have an immediate, positive impact on their business’ bottom line.” Interested in learning more about Blackboard’s solutions for sales and business development? Be sure to visit our Blackboard Corporations and Blackboard Lean for Sales pages to see the ways you can leverage Blackboard for your organization! About IES&BD The Institute for Excellence in Sales & Business Development is a center of actionable best practices, insights, proprietary data, tools, thought leadership and recognition. It was created to develop excellence in sales and business development professionals and to help organizations maximize their efforts. The IES&BD holds monthly workshops for sales professionals. Visit http://www.i4esbd.com for more information on membership.

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