Conversica Named a "Cool Vendor" by Gartner

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FOSTER CITY, Calif., April 20, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Conversica, the leading provider of artificial intelligence-based lead engagement software for marketing and sales, today announced it has been included in the list of "Cool Vendors" in the Cool Vendors in CRM Sales, 2016i report by Gartner, Inc.   

The Cool Vendors in CRM Sales report by Gartner analysts Tad Travis and Ilona Hansen "examines vendors of sales enablement applications that make it easier for salespeople to sell, and easier for them to maximize their knowledge about processes and products." They note in the report that "improving sales execution with prospecting, lead qualification and training is emerging as a key driver for sales teams."

Conversica's virtual sales assistants use AI to engage leads through natural, two-way email conversations.  They automatically contact, engage, nurture, qualify and follow up with every single lead, until each lead either coverts to an opportunity or opts out. The AI capabilities allow these sales assistants to interpret intention and sentiment in the email replies and will ask for key information like the best time to call and the phone number at which the lead would like to be contacted.  All this information is then provided to the appropriate salesperson, who can spend their time closing deals rather than chasing leads.

"Being named a 'Cool Vendor' by Gartner is a real honor," said Alex Terry, CEO of Conversica. "Our virtual sales assistants are enabling sales teams at companies across many industries, including automotive, technology, education, financial services and healthcare, to increase their engagement with leads, create more opportunities and, most importantly, close more deals. This recognition furthers our strong belief that every cool salesperson needs a cool assistant to dramatically boost their productivity."

Read about the Cool Vendors in CRM for Sales on Tad Travis' blog here.

Access the full report by analysts Tad Travis and Ilona Hansen here (for Gartner clients).

Learn more about Conversica's use of AI for Sales and Marketing here.

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iGartner "Cool Vendors in CRM Sales, 2016" by Tad Travis and Ilona Hansen,

About Conversica:

Conversica is the leading provider of lead engagement software for marketing and sales organizations. Driven by artificial intelligence technology, Conversica's automated sales assistant automatically contacts, engages, nurtures, qualifies and follows up with leads via natural, two-way email conversations until the lead converts into an opportunity or opts out. The sales assistant interprets the lead's intention and sentiment in email replies and extracts key information, such as phone numbers and the best time to call, then expertly hands off the lead to the appropriate salesperson to close the deal. As a result, Conversica customers find their next customers more quickly and efficiently, with no leads left behind.

Used by more than 12,000 sales representatives worldwide, Conversica maximizes sales opportunities by optimizing sales team productivity and has helped create more than $8 billion in revenue. Conversica is a portfolio company of Kennet Partners and Toba Capital, and is headquartered in Foster City, California.

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