Facilitek Services Selects Landslide’s Sales P3 System as its Corporate Sales System

Landslide Technologies, Inc. (www.landslide.com), provider of the industry’s first Sales Production System, recently announced that Facilitek Services, experts in IT Consulting and IT project staffing services, has selected Landslide’s Sales P3 (LSP3) System as its corporate sales force automation system.

A subsidiary of the Willis Group, Facilitek’s team has over 50 years experience providing IT staffing services in United States. The company’s BtoB sales team will use Landslide’s Sales P3 System to define a sales process to ensure consistent sales execution, remove data entry burden from salespeople and reduce ramp-up time for new hires.

Jack Smith, President of Facilitek, saw tremendous value in the capabilities of the product. “Landslide’s Sales P3 System is what we were looking for to make the Facilitek sales team more effective. It allows us to identify a company wide sales process that all reps can follow to help close more deals and increase revenue,” said Smith. “The fact that Landslide’s Sales Production System is a hosted offering is also very attractive to us because we did not have to increase our IT resources or incur additional costs to use the system,” he added.

“Facilitek’s selection of Landslide’s Sales P3 System reflects their commitment to their sales team,” said Razi Imam, CEO, Landslide Technologies. “Instead of traditional, data-entry heavy CRM solutions, they chose an offering that is designed from the ground up to support salespeople in closing more deals. We are confident that they will see quick, measurable results from this choice.”

Technology News Roundup

Techburgher has been slacking the past few weeks, straying from its usual Friday technology news roundup. Never fear, we’ve got a few savory headlines for your end-of-the-week enjoyment. Take a few extra napkins. These are juicy:

Carnegie Learning cognitive scientists and research assistants took top honors at EDM ’09, the Second International Conference on Education Data Mining in Cordoba, Spain, earlier this month. Based upon analysis of data gathered from the company’s Cognitive Tutor® mathematics software the paper, “Reducing the Knowledge Tracing Space”, demonstrated one way to more efficiently model student learning of cognitive skills.
GatesmanMarmionDrake, Inc., one of Pittsburgh’s premier marketing and communications agencies, promoted senior staffer Shannon Baker to director of the agency’s public relations practice today.
Baker is an experienced and award-winning PR professional whose expertise in media relations has garnered valuable relationships with top national media where she has a proven track record of successfully placing clients with news outlets like Fox News Channel, Good Morning America, CNBC, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and The Washington Post.
Confluence/USBFS Complete 1st XBRL filing
Confluence, the global investment management industry’s leading provider of automated data management solutions and U.S. Bancorp Fund Services, LLC (USBFS) completed their first successful Schedule of Investments filing as part of the SEC’s XBRL Voluntary Filing Program today.
“In order to meet our clients’ expectations for industry-leading technology, we partnered with Confluence to enhance its Unity™ Holdings product by adding the ability to create XBRL filings for Schedules of Investments,” said Eric Falkeis, Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President Technology, USBFS. “With the heightened focus in the industry on mitigation of risk, we are committed to providing our clients with innovative tools to report data with a high level of integrity and accuracy.”
Landslide Technologies, Inc. (www.landslide.com) announced that Metro Fire, provider of comprehensive fire protection equipment, has selected Landslide’s Sales P3 (LSP3) System as its corporate sales system.
An experienced provider of fire and safety equipment, Metro Fire has grown as a result of its focus on providing high quality products and prompt service. The need to standardize successful and proven selling practices became important as the size of the sales team grew. The Landslide Sales P3 System’s ability to provide salespeople step by step best-practice process for closing deals not only provided the standardization Metro Fire was looking for, it also provided far greater visibility into the pipeline than traditional CRM solutions.

Carnegie Learning Nabs Top Honors

Carnegie Learning cognitive scientists and research assistants took top honors at EDM ’09, the Second International Conference on Education Data Mining in Cordoba, Spain, earlier this month. Based upon analysis of data gathered from the company’s Cognitive Tutor® mathematics software the paper, “Reducing the Knowledge Tracing Space”, demonstrated one way to more efficiently model student learning of cognitive skills.

Gatesman Promotes Shannon Baker

GatesmanMarmionDrake, Inc., one of Pittsburgh’s premier marketing and communications agencies, promoted senior staffer Shannon Baker to director of the agency’s public relations practice today. Baker is an experienced and award-winning PR professional whose expertise in media relations has garnered valuable relationships with top national media where she has a proven track record of successfully placing clients with news outlets like Fox News Channel, Good Morning America, CNBC, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and The Washington Post.

Confluence/USBFS Complete 1st XBRL filing

Confluence, the global investment management industry’s leading provider of automated data management solutions and U.S. Bancorp Fund Services, LLC (USBFS) completed their first successful Schedule of Investments filing as part of the SEC’s XBRL Voluntary Filing Program.  ”In order to meet our clients’ expectations for industry-leading technology, we partnered with Confluence to enhance its Unity™ Holdings product by adding the ability to create XBRL filings for Schedules of Investments,” said Eric Falkeis, Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President Technology, USBFS. “With the heightened focus in the industry on mitigation of risk, we are committed to providing our clients with innovative tools to report data with a high level of integrity and accuracy.”

Landslide Makes Another Key Sale

Landslide Technologies, Inc. announced that Metro Fire, provider of comprehensive fire protection equipment, has selected Landslide’s Sales P3 (LSP3) System as its corporate sales system. An experienced provider of fire and safety equipment, Metro Fire has grown as a result of its focus on providing high quality products and prompt service. The need to standardize successful and proven selling practices became important as the size of the sales team grew. The Landslide Sales P3 System’s ability to provide salespeople step by step best-practice process for closing deals not only provided the standardization Metro Fire was looking for, it also provided far greater visibility into the pipeline than traditional CRM solutions.

Local Technology News Round Up

It’s been a couple of weeks since the old Techburgher has published its usual end-of-the-week technology news round up. Feels good to get back in the swing of things. Check out these exciting headlines from local tech companies that are making new sales, hiring folks and innovating surfboards…

Five Star Makes Key Hire

Five Star Development, Inc. announced that Beth Johnson has joined its Performance Solutions Group as a Senior Instructional Designer. Beth will act as a customer advocate and design, script and contribute to the development of custom courses of instruction for interactive multimedia and eLearning formats. She will be responsible for taking a lead role on client projects and working closely with project teams to develop creative and technical approaches.

OrthoSynetics Selects Landslide’s Sales P3 System as its Corporate Sales System

Landslide Technologies, provider of the industry’s first Sales Production System, today announced that OrthoSynetics, an orthodontic and dental practice services firm that provides practices with non-clinical business and administrative assistance, has selected Landslide’s Sales P3 (LSP3) System as its corporate sales system. OrthoSynetics’ suite of business services to healthcare professionals relieves them of the day-to-day burdens of operating a practice. Their array of services improves practice efficiency, increase revenues, and enhance the practice’s effectiveness in serving patients.

NetServe365 is on a Hiring Spree

NetServe365 has increased staff by more than 200 percent since the last quarter of 2008, with more hires to follow. For the past year, NetServe365, a Pittsburgh-based technology management company, built an innovative business model to offer a scalable range of technology management services (including data, phone and security) to businesses of any size—from a small office of five to an enterprise-level corporation. The company recently launched its services regionally with plans to expand nationally. Despite a struggling economy, as NetServe365 rapidly grows, the company anticipates recruiting top talent in the Pittsburgh area for such client-facing positions as field engineer to sales positions to help desk support.
New hires to date include:

  • Bill Stevens, President
  • Jim Collins, Director of Sales
  • Jonathan Colby, Executive VP, CTO
  • Tracey Mitchell, HR Manager
  • Joel Reed, Director of Development
  • Anthony Pietromonaco, Outside Sales Team
  • Brian Pasquini, Project Team / Infrastructure Team
  • Shannen Tkatch, Director of Client Services
  • Frank Davis, Inside Sales
  • Michael Martino, Outside Sales Team
  • James Steiger, Outside Sales Team
  • Jordan Spindler, Inside Sales
  • Jonathan Matlock, Inside Sales
  • Jaymes Judd, NOC Engineer
  • Joe Toscano, NOC Engineer
  • John Carse, NOC Engineer
  • Melissa Finley, NOC Engineer
  • Tricia Rauch, Account Support and Training
  • Scott Pettrock, Help Desk Staff

Bayer MaterialScience’s Baytubes® Carbon Nanotubes Revolutionize to the Next Wave of Customizable Surfboards

Entropy Surfboards, a division of Entropy Sports, Amroy Europe (Amroy) Ltd., and Bayer MaterialScience (BMS) LLC have teamed up to deliver a new line of custom-made surfboards that incorporate carbon nanotubes from BMS.

Entropy Surfboards believes that epoxy systems are the future of and a key ingredient in making a more durable and lively surfboard. For that reason, the company is using Hybtonite®, an advanced epoxy system from Amroy that incorporates Baytubes® carbon nanotubes from BMS, resulting in composite structures that are tougher and more durable than standard epoxy systems. The surfboards combine performance and durability with the traditional feel of a custom-shaped board.

Landslide Technologies Keeps Making Headlines

It’s turning out to be a busy spring for Landslide Technologies. Economy be damned! The press releases have been flying like no one’s business and it looks like some pretty cool stuff is happening, including the Sales P3 System being available on salesforce.com and Altarama Information Systems selecting P3 as its sales system of choice.

Landslide Technologies is now available on the Force.com AppExchange from  salesforce.com. Salesforce.com users can now quickly and easily add Landslide’s Sales P3 System to their Salesforce CRM deployment to add sales processes and produce a high-octane sales production system.

Landslide’s Sales P3 System is a cloud computing offering that combines sales process software, sales performance tools and personal sales assistants to provide salespeople a complete environment for increasing sales. From providing the ability to embed proven sales processes in the day to day lives of sales reps, to providing the right job aids at the right time and personal assistants to offload data entry work, the Landslide Sales P3 System is a best-in-class offering purpose-built for the sales organization.

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Altarama Information Systems, a provider of information management systems and strategic consulting for libraries,  selected Landslide’s Sales P3  System as its corporate sales system.

Altarama Information Systems specializes in the provision of products and services that supplement all types of library management systems (especially products that assist reference librarians), and to act as a consultant independent of any library management system supplier.

Altarama prides itself on the exceptional quality of service and expertise it provides its customers. In the past, the company had used traditional CRM offerings that were primarily reporting tools. The management team was impressed with Landslide’s focus on helping the sales teams consistently adopt proven best practices while serving customers and prospects. The LSP3 System’s ability to define proven selling processes, the buyer management portal and the personal sales assistants, matched squarely with Altarama’s goal of building a process-centric sales organization with world class sales practices, greater visibility into its pipeline and accurate forecasting.

Pittsburgh Tech News You Can Use

It’s Friday. It’s raining. But it’s Friday, and at the Techburgher, it means one thing: Tech News Roundup. Here’s some super-positive news from member companies of the Pitsburgh Technology Council.

Questeq Finalizes New Service Agreements

Questeq  announced new service agreements with the Moon Area School District (MASD) and the eiNetwork, including its customers – the public libraries of Allegheny County. MASD and eiNetwork have recently specified Questeq as their IT service and technology management provider.

These new accounts enable Questeq to recruit and employ six new, top-level talent employees. For example, MASD’s Director of Technology, Chris Hatty, is the newest addition to the Questeq team. Working on-site at the MASD schools, Hatty has over 15 years of technology experience working for Fortune 100 companies and IT start-ups.

4CTechnologies Adds GIS Services

 4CTechnologies has added GIS services to their growing suite of professional service offerings. Consistent with the four “C’s”- the foundation on which this company was built, 4CTechnologies has branded this new GIS team as an integral supportive division called 4CGeoWorks.

GIS stands for Geographic Information Systems — a well-respected and widely accepted technology that is used to view and analyze data from a geographic perspective. 4CGeoWorks utilizes maps and information management tools to show relationships, patterns and trends to help companies make smart decisions about the growth or downsizing of their business – critical information that could help direct key decisions such as store closings, expansion opportunities and customer service.

Belo Corp. Selects Landslide’s Sales P3 System as its Corporate Sales System

Landslide Technologies, Inc. , provider of industry’s first Sales Production System,  announced that Belo Corp. (NYSE: BLC), one of the nation’s largest pure-play, publicly-traded television companies, has selected Landslide’s Sales P3 (LSP3) System as its corporate sales system.  This agreement enables the sales organizations in each of Belo’s 20 television stations to use the LSP3 System to execute their sales strategies and support sales operations.

With Landslide’s Sales P3 System, Belo’s sales teams can increase the time they spend with clients, eliminate the burden of data entry and ensure that the best process is in place for consistently driving results through the sales pipeline.