By Business Wire, February 27, 2013, 08:00:00 AM EDT
Salesforce.com recognizes top AppExchange partner solutions based on
SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
a leading provider of business gamification solutions, today announced
it has been named recipient of the Salesforce AppExchange Customer
Choice Awards for Sales Dashboards and Reports, as selected by
salesforce.com customers. In receiving this award, Hoopla joined a
number of top companies recognized for their ability to take customer
success to new levels. Built using the Salesforce Platform, Hoopla
Scoreboard is immediately available to test drive and deploy via the
AppExchange, the world's leading business apps marketplace, at http://www.salesforce.com/appexchange/.
Hoopla received its award for Hoopla
Scoreboard, which helps sharpen employee performance through
friendly competition, recognition, and game mechanics. Scoreboard makes
it easy for sales managers to create stats, goals, actions,
leaderboards, and competitions, and can broadcast individual and team
success. It integrates seamlessly into Salesforce and ranks users on
multiple metrics in real time. Scoreboard draws on employees'
competitive instincts to help motivate sales teams to perform at their
"Companies of all sizes turn to the AppExchange as the world's leading
business apps marketplace to extend the benefits of the cloud throughout
their organizations," said Ron Huddleston, Senior Vice President ISV and
Channel, salesforce.com. "Hoopla Scoreboard taps into the power of
social and mobile cloud technologies to transform the way companies
connect with customers, partners, and employees. We congratulate Hoopla
on being selected by customers as a leader in dashboards and reports and
applaud their ongoing commitment to delivering customer success."
"This award is the icing on the cake for 2012," said Mike Smalls, CEO
and Founder of Hoopla. "Over the past year we've grown our business and
enhanced Hoopla Scoreboard's capabilities in order to meet increasing
demand from customers, who want the measurable performance gains that
business gamification can deliver. This award punctuates our success at
motivating sales and service teams to achieve specific business goals
through game mechanics, and helping our customers grow revenue and
increase customer satisfaction."
In 2012, Hoopla introduced Hoopla TV, which makes it possible to publish
Hoopla's real-time updates in sports-style leaderboards on TV screens
and wall displays, as well as on any web browser. The displays can
include custom backgrounds and multimedia animations that launch when a
key team milestone is reached.
Hoopla customer ConnectAndSell, a cloud-based sales automation solution
that delivers conversations on demand, is using Hoopla's business
gamification solution to motivate and reward its inside sales team for
hitting performance goals. "Our Hoopla TV is the center of attention for
our sales team," said Stu Schmidt, Chief Revenue Officer at
ConnectAndSell. "Hoopla is more than just a motivational tool; it helps
us drive behavior that directly impacts our ‘vital few' metrics. We are
already experiencing real, measurable results."
The Sales Dashboards and Reports category is one of 13 separate
categories recognized by Salesforce AppExchange customers. The
AppExchange Customer Choice Awards recognize AppExchange partners who
have had excellent user reviews in a specific calendar year. They are
awarded based on user-contributed reviews and do not reflect the
opinions of salesforce.com, its employees, or partners.
Hoopla provides business gamification solutions that help enterprise
organizations achieve measurable business results. Using Hoopla, sales,
service, and other customer-facing organizations are building
high-performance cultures that deliver dramatic gains in revenue and
customer satisfaction. Hoopla is available on the Salesforce AppExchange.
Learn more at www.hoopla.net,
on Facebook at facebook.com/hooplasoftware,
and on Twitter at @hooplasoftware.
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