THINKstrategies and RepFolio Team to Expand Software-as-a-Service and Cloud Computing Sales Channels
Wellesley, MA - November 3, 2009 - THINKstrategies, Inc., the leading consultancy focused on the business implications of today's on-demand services, announced today that it has entered into a partnership with RepFolio to help Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and Cloud Computing providers expand their sales channels so they can better position themselves in today's rapidly changing marketplace.
RepFolio has launched a web-based platform which can transform the way B2B companies build and manage external sales forces with minimal upfront investment and zero overhead.
RepFolio's platform provides powerful online tools for both sales reps and businesses:
Sales reps can browse and apply to businesses whose solutions fit their skills, and build and manage an "ecosystem" of services that can be cross-marketed to target customers. They can also generate detailed sales and activity reports, and track their commissions through the RepFolio platform.
Businesses can receive applications and review profiles of prospective sales reps, track performance by service, on-board new customers, and issue and monitor commission payments via the RepFolio platform.
Bloggers/web publishers can also browse and apply to businesses whose solutions fit their target audience, and run cost-per-action campaigns on their websites from SaaS companies they connect with in the network.
RepFolio publicly launched its services in September and has already enlisted Coupa.com, Intand.com and SurePayroll.com to its sales network, as well as over 100 independent sales professionals.
"THINKstrategies is teaming with RepFolio because of our strong belief that successful SaaS and cloud computing companies must cost-effectively expand their channels to market to build a sustainable business long-term," according to Jeffrey M. Kaplan, Managing Director of THINKstrategies and Founder of the SaaS Showplace. "RepFolio's web-based platform and services can accelerate the sales deployment process, and improve SaaS and cloud computing companies' sales productivity."
"We are very pleased to be recognized by THINKstrategies as an important new resource for the SaaS and cloud computing industry," said Chris Nichols, RepFolio's CTO and Co-Founder. "THINKstrategies and its SaaS Showplace have been at the vanguard of the SaaS and cloud computing movement, and we are looking forward to partnering with them to help companies in this industry expand their sales operations to capitalize on this exciting market opportunity."
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RepFolio, a technology company transforming the way B2B companies build and manage external sales forces. The company's marketplace platform powers a new breed of selling that brings an unprecedented level of affordability, transparency and simplicity to the lead acquisition business. Based in Bellevue, WA, RepFolio was founded in 2009 and is self-funded. Click here to sign up or get more information.
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About THINKstrategies, Inc.
THINKstrategies, Inc. is the only strategic consulting services company formed specifically to address the unprecedented business challenges facing IT managers, solutions providers and investors today as the technology industry shifts toward a services orientation.
THINKstrategies' mission is to help our clients re-THINK their corporate strategies, and refocus their limited resources to achieve their business objectives. THINKstrategies helps enterprise decision-makers with their sourcing strategies, IT solutions providers with their marketing strategies, and VCs with their investment strategies.
In addition to the Software-as-a-Service Showplace, THINKstrategies is also the founder of the Managed Services Showplace, a vendor-independent, online directory and information resource center of managed service solutions.
For more information regarding THINKstrategies' unique consulting services, visit www.thinkstrategies.com, or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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THINKstrategies, SaaS Showplace and Managed Services Showplace are registered trademarks of THINKstrategies, Inc.