Not only can presenters quickly identify decision-makers, they can make a personal connection with customers and prospects like never before.
NEW YORK, NY (PRWEB) March 19, 2012
Silicon Alley start-up SalesCrunch today announced that its next generation, browser-based meeting and presentation platform is now integrated with LinkedIn, the world's largest professional network on the Internet with 150 million members worldwide. Meeting hosts and participants can now view and establish LinkedIn connections straight from SalesCrunch’s online meeting room.
Once authenticated, SalesCrunch displays information pulled from LinkedIn including meeting participants’ profile images, professional and academic experience, geographic location, shared connections and other people the user may know. Presenters and participants are invited to establish new connections before, during and after a meeting with the click of a button.
Sean Black, founder and CEO of SalesCrunch, is thrilled with the innovative use of LinkedIn’s API. “Enabling meeting participants to view LinkedIn profiles brings online meetings one step closer to face-to-face. Not only can presenters quickly identify decision-makers, they can make a personal connection with customers and prospects like never before.”
With many organizations continuing to slash travel budgets, online meetings have become an increasingly attractive solution for salespeople hosting frequent meetings. The growing trend of business occurring virtually presents SalesCrunch with the unique opportunity to measure and optimize the entire sales and presentation process.
“Business is all about relationships,” says Black, “but it’s hard to connect with someone on a personal level through a computer. Our LinkedIn integration brings meetings to life by showing who is in the meeting, what role they play at their company and how they might influence your deal.”
Bringing “social” to the online meeting space is the latest of several next-generation features offered by SalesCrunch, the organization that “applies science to the art of selling.” Real-time monitoring of user engagement, seamless integration with CRM applications such as Salesforce, and tracking which customers open and read follow-up decks are just a few of the tools SalesCrunch offers sales executives who are interested in gaining insight into why their most successful salespeople are successful and how to replicate such success across an organization.
For additional information, including screenshots, please visit http://www.salescrunch.com/linkedin.
Backed by Accel Partners, First Round Capital, Nextview Ventures and AOL Ventures, SalesCrunch is a next-generation meeting platform focused on applying science to the art of selling. The company offers a software-free, social, and scalable solution that helps track and measure customer interactions and sentiment across a company, makes selling transparent and empowers organizations to meet the demands of a new generation of buyers to power profits. For more information, visit http://www.salescrunch.com.