sales-i claims spot in Deloitte UK Fast 50

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sales-i has earned 28th place in the Deloitte UK Fast 50. Launched just five years ago and based in Solihull, the business intelligence SaaS solution has rapidly gained market share in the UK and across the pond in America.

Paul Black, CEO and co-founder of sales-i comments, “Since Kevin McGirl and I founded the business in 2008 we have been overwhelmed by how well our technology has been received; adoption has been rapid both in the UK and in the USA. We feel a sense of pride every time someone tells us that sales-i has improved their business.”

Positions in the Deloitte UK Fast 50 are granted to entrepreneurial businesses that exhibit fast growth driven by innovative technologies. sales-i has grown by an impressive 916% since 2008 and continues to demonstrate a sustained growth.

“The Deloitte Technology Fast 50 gives great profile to technology companies and is internationally recognised as being one of the most important business awards in the sector," says David Halstead, Lead Partner, Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50 and Technology Fast 500 EMEA Programmes.

In addition to joining the top 50 fastest growing technology companies, sales-i has also been ranked in 9th position in the software sector and 4th in the regional awards for the Midlands.

“Making the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 is a testament to a company’s commitment to technology,” said Vijay Thakrar, Technology Partner for the Midlands. “With its 916% growth rate over five years, sales-i has proven that its leadership has the vision and determination to grow in competitive conditions.”

All businesses that qualify for the Deloitte UK Fast 50 are automatically entered into the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA and are pitted against their counterparts in ten other regions.

A truly intelligent business solution, sales-i delivers on-demand services for frontline sales people. Users gain detailed insight into the buying activity of existing and prospective customers, assisting them in cross-selling and up-selling. It additionally alerts teams to new and upcoming selling opportunities, helping increase the chance of a sales conversion by streamlining the selling process.

Paul continues: "It’s been a whirlwind five years and we are chuffed that all of our hard work has paid off and is being recognised in such a prestigious way. The sky is the limit for sales-i; there will always be new markets to tap into and regions in which to expand. In the coming months we have a couple of really exciting announcements to make and we predict these will propel business growth at an even faster rate.”

Both experienced software entrepreneurs, Paul and Kevin established sales-i after identifying its market potential. Since founding the business, Kevin has managed the product roadmap and deployment strategy while Paul has taken responsibility for creating and implementing sales and marketing strategy. Prior to their latest venture, Paul established a computing initiative business, growing it to a multi-million pound company in 18 months, while Kevin was an early pioneer of the SaaS business model.

Founded in 2008, sales-i is a Software-as-a-Service sales development solution. Integrating business, sales and customer intelligence, it has been designed to simplify the collection and analysis of business data, while cutting both time and cost. Through sales-i, sales professionals can clearly identify and target high-quality sales opportunities. Equipped with customer buying behavior alerts, they can make insightful, personalised and fast business decisions, realizing repeat sales, reduced customer attrition and maximised profit margins as a result.

sales-i is now used by thousands of global organisations to maximise their sales intelligence. Easily accessible over an internet connection, sales-i is the only truly mobile business intelligence solution on the market.

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