LexisNexis® Smart Meeting Product Wins 2013 Gold and Silver Stevie® Awards
Recognition for meeting prep tool underscores commitment to providing innovative solutions for sales and business professionals
February 26, 2013 — NEW YORK – LexisNexis® Legal & Professional, a leading global provider of content and technology solutions, today announced that the LexisNexis® Smart Meeting product has won the 2013 Gold Stevie® Award for Sales & Customer Service in the Relationship Management Solution - New category and also the 2013 Silver Stevie Award for Sales & Customer Service in the Business Intelligence Solution - New category.
The Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service are the world’s top sales, contact center and customer service awards. The Stevie Awards organizes several of the world’s leading business awards shows including the prestigious American Business Awards℠ and International Business Awards℠. More than 1,100 entries in 30 categories from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted to this year’s competition. The awards were presented to honorees during a gala banquet on February 25 at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas.
LexisNexis Smart Meeting, for which a patent is pending, is an innovative meeting preparation tool that integrates with Microsoft® Outlook® Calendar to push timely news and company updates to sales and business professionals right before meetings with customers, prospects and partners so that users of the tool can drive more sales and close more deals. LexisNexis Smart Meeting delivers breaking news and comprehensive company background information – including company news, executive moves, M&A activity, corporate financial results, and product and competitive developments – via email that can be accessed by iPhone®, iPad®, BlackBerry®, Android™, MacBook®, PCs and other devices.
“Winning the Gold and Silver Stevie Awards is a great honor. These awards validate that LexisNexis Smart Meeting is a valued tool for sales and business professionals,” said Tom Ogburn, vice president and managing director for LexisNexis Business Insight Solutions. “We’ve seen tremendous response from customers using LexisNexis Smart Meeting to prepare more efficiently and effectively for meetings. In fact, our own use of the product internally has directly resulted in better sales performance.”
“From our perspective, this was the most successful Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service yet,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. “Not just because of the increase in the number and variety of entries, but in the extraordinary quality of the entries. Judges have told me how impressed they were with the success stories they reviewed this year. All of this year’s Stevie Award winners are truly deserving.”
Details about the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service and the list of Stevie winners in all categories are available at www.StevieAwards.com/sales.
About LexisNexis Legal & Professional
LexisNexis® Legal & Professional is a leading global provider of content and technology solutions that enable professionals in legal, corporate, tax, government, academic and non-profit organizations to make informed decisions and achieve better business outcomes. As a digital pioneer, the company was the first to bring legal and business information online with its Lexis® and Nexis® services. Today, LexisNexis Legal & Professional harnesses leading-edge technology and world-class content, to help professionals work in faster, easier and more effective ways. Through close collaboration with its customers, the company ensures organizations can leverage its solutions to reduce risk, improve productivity, increase profitability and grow their business. Part of Reed Elsevier, LexisNexis Legal & Professional serves customers in more than 100 countries with 10,000 employees worldwide.
About The Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about The Stevie Awards at www.StevieAwards.com.
Sponsors and supporters of the 7th annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service include the BusinessTalkRadio Network and ValueSelling Associates.