PeopleLinx Announces Social Selling App on Salesforce AppExchange, the World's Leading Enterprise Apps Marketplace

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PeopleLinx Customers Can Now Integrate Social Selling Directly into Salesforce

Social Selling Tool for the Enterprise
PeopleLinx allows us to embed social networking in our standard selling process. - Jim Brodo, SVP Marketing at Richardson

PeopleLinx today announced it has launched its award-winning social selling platform on Salesforce AppExchange, empowering businesses to connect with customers, partners and employees in a whole new way. PeopleLinx for Salesforce makes it easy for sales professionals to use LinkedIn, Twitter, and other social networks to cultivate relationships and close business. Sales leaders can gain visibility into the social activity of their teams, and can measure real ROI by correlating social activity with sales outcomes captured in Salesforce.

Built on the Salesforce1 Platform, the social, mobile and cloud customer platform built to transform sales, service and marketing, PeopleLinx is currently available on the AppExchange at http://bit.ly/Social-Selling-App.

“Social selling is hot, but salespeople don’t know how to do it, and sales leaders can’t tell if it’s working,” said PeopleLinx CEO Kevin O’Nell. “PeopleLinx for Salesforce solves both problems by giving personalized guidance to sales professionals and showing ROI to sales leaders.”

PeopleLinx for Salesforce helps sales professionals take the right actions with LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Google, based on CRM data. It automatically prompts them to follow their accounts and connect to prospects at appropriate stages in the sales process. Completed social actions are captured in the Salesforce activity history, enabling sales leaders to analyze the contribution of social networks to specific deals won and revenue generated.

The PeopleLinx app is built on the Salesforce1 Platform and is Salesforce1 Mobile App ready, which makes it easier than ever for sales professionals to leverage social networks from mobile. “We’re helping sales professionals nurture their social networks wherever they are—in meetings, after customer visits, in the airport, wherever. It’s about continuous access and ease of use.”

“PeopleLinx allows us to embed social networking in our standard selling process,” said Jim Brodo, SVP of marketing at Richardson Sales Training and Effectiveness Solutions. “By integrating directly into Salesforce, PeopleLinx helps our sales team consistently take the right social actions based on their pipeline, from within the same CRM tool they’re already using.”

“Companies are looking to transform the way they connect with customers, partners and employees to thrive in today’s connected world,” said Ron Huddleston, senior vice president, global AppExchange and partner programs, Salesforce. “By leveraging the power of the Salesforce1 Platform, PeopleLinx provides customers with the proven social, mobile and connected cloud technologies to accelerate business success.”

The new application comes in response to overwhelming demand from PeopleLinx’s Fortune 500 customers in financial services, high-tech and professional services. “Sales teams don’t want another tool and another login,” O’Nell said. “With Salesforce integration, we’ve solved that for customers. Social is now a seamless part of CRM.”

About Salesforce AppExchange
Salesforce AppExchange is the world’s leading enterprise apps marketplace that empowers companies to sell, service, market and engage for the Internet of Customers. With more than 2,600 partner apps and more than 2.8 million customer installs, it is the most comprehensive source of social, mobile and connected cloud apps for business.

About PeopleLinx
PeopleLinx makes social selling easy. Founded by early LinkedIn employees, PeopleLinx guides sales professionals to build relationships, attract qualified leads, and drive upsells using online social networks. Our technology maps to your sales process, integrates with CRM, and measures results. A Gartner Cool Vendor, PeopleLinx’s customers include Fortune 500 leaders in financial services, high-tech, and professional services. To embed social in your team’s sales process, visit http://www.PeopleLinx.com.

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●    Become a fan of Salesforce on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/salesforce
●    Follow Salesforce on Twitter: https://twitter.com/salesforce
●    Follow PeopleLinx on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/peoplelinx
●    Follow PeopleLinx on Twitter: https://twitter.com/peoplelinx

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