Blackboard has been selected as a finalist in the 2012 Institute for Excellence in Sales & Business Development (IES&BD) annual awards! These awards are meant to highlight how top organizations execute strategies that lead to revenue growth and overall business success. We are proud of our nomination in the Excellence in Sales Training category, especially the recognition of our Blackboard Learn for Sales solution.
Launched last August, Blackboard Learn™ for Sales is a cloud-based learning management solution that embeds social learning directly into the Salesforce CRM platform. This allows sales managers and corporate trainers to enroll in and complete required training courses and tailor training programs across their enterprise. Learn for Sales ensures that professional development resources are all easily available within the familiar Salesforce environment, thereby addressing evolving business priorities and measuring successes against team performances and defined business goals. Simply put, educated and informed employees are more likely to be successful and meet and exceed their sales targets. Training delivered by Blackboard Learn for Sales improves employee knowledge, influences positive behaviors, and drives new sales. Since Blackboard Learn for Sales is the only training solution that is integrated within Salesforce, it allows sales teams to best access the training and development tools they need – when and where they need them. The IES&BD award ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 17, and winners in four categories will be announced at the event. Stay tuned for the final results by following us on Twitter at @BlackboardProEd!
The IES&BD provides education, recognition, research, insights, and strategies for enabling Sales & Business Development leadership, development, and excellence. The keystone program of the IES&BD is the annual IES&BD Awards, which recognizes achievement in corporate and organization sales initiatives, such as training, team building, sales/marketing integration, and customer relationship development. To learn more about the Institute for Excellence in Sales & Business Development, visit their website here.