Skillsoft Introduces Sales Advantage - A Flexible, Engaging Competency Based Learning Solution

Delivers Targeted Blended Learning Content for Improving Sales Effectiveness at all Levels

NASHUA, N.H.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Skillsoft today announced the availability of Skillsoft Sales Advantage, a new technology-enabled learning solution that teaches sales professionals the latest strategies and techniques for engaging customers and closing sales. The solution consists of targeted learning tracks that offer real-world, practical insight from top sales and business leaders, focusing on key selling skills and best practices. Users can leverage a variety of learning formats including videos, book summaries, practice tools, case studies, on-the-job resources and assessments to fit any learning style. Skillsoft is a pioneer in the field of technology-delivered learning with a long history of innovation and delivering solutions for its customers worldwide, ranging from global enterprises, government, and education to mid-sized and small businesses. Skillsoft Sales Advantage is designed to meet the need for shorter, more flexible learning alternatives for busy sales professionals. Leveraging the popular design of the Skillsoft Leadership Advantage and Skillsoft Professional Advantage series, Skillsoft Sales Advantage features two-hour learning tracks that are organized in easily accessible 3-5 minute segments, allowing busy sales professionals the opportunity to fit training into their schedules. Learning tracks cover topics including organizing your sales approach, prospecting, conducting discovery meetings, negotiating, closing and more. Multiple modes of expert instruction are offered including text, video and interactive practice activities, which are designed to keep learning quick, easy and engaging. "In today's super competitive sales environment, organizations need their sales teams to be consistently operating at their peak levels. Effective selling strategies must be honed and practiced regularly to stay ahead of the competition," said Russ Howard, director, product marketing, Skillsoft. "Salespeople in particular are under constant pressure to deliver and are always looking for tools and information that will give them a competitive advantage. They also feel strapped for time, so they want knowledge they can apply on the job immediately. Skillsoft Sales Advantage is highly focused on topics that are relevant to the sales professional's daily activities and can positively impact their sales performance, tying directly to business goals and revenue generation." Skillsoft Sales Advantage provides a variety of learning tracks to help busy professionals better understand the key competencies needed for development. The program can be easily customized to align learning tracks with an organization's own sales models and practices. The On The Go area brings together all the learning assets within a particular track in one spot where learners can download content to use on mobile devices. Social collaboration features reinforce relevant content and drive learner engagement through interaction. Skillsoft Sales Advantage is the fourth offering in the Skillsoft Advantage series, joining Leadership Advantage, Government Leadership Advantage and Professional Advantage. The series can be deployed via the Skillport® LMS, another LMS via the Sales Advantage portal or as a standalone component. To learn more about Skillsoft Sales Advantage, please visit About Skillsoft Skillsoft is a pioneer in the field of learning with a long history of innovation. Skillsoft provides cloud based learning solutions for its customers worldwide, ranging from global enterprises, government, and education to mid-sized and small businesses. Skillsoft's customer support teams draw on a wealth of in-house experience and a comprehensive learning e-library to develop off-the-shelf and custom learning programs tailored to cost-effectively meet customer needs. Skillsoft's courses, books and videos have been developed by industry leading learning experts to ensure that they maximize business skills, performance, and talent development. Skillsoft currently serves over 5,000 customers and more than 13,000,000 learners around the world. Skillsoft is on the web at Skillsoft courseware content described herein is for information purposes only and is subject to change without notice. Skillsoft has no obligation or commitment to develop or deliver any future release, upgrade, feature, enhancement or function described in this press release except as specifically set forth in a written agreement. Skillsoft, the Skillsoft logo, Skillport, Search & Learn, SkillChoice, Books24x7, ITPro, BusinessPro, OfficeEssentials, GovEssentials, EngineeringPro, FinancePro, AnalystPerspectives, ExecSummaries, ExecBlueprints, Express Guide, Dialogue, Quickskill and inGenius are trademarks or registered trademarks of Skillsoft Ireland Limited in the United States and certain other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Contacts Caroline Pennartz Lois Paul and Partners 617-986-5750