Bigtincan Acquires Zunos to Create Industry’s Most Comprehensive Sales Enablement Platform
Acquisition to bring new micro-learning, coaching, rapid authoring and learner engagement to Bigtincan’s Sales Enablement platform together with household name customers and market leading IP.
BOSTON, MA — June 18, 2018 — Bigtincan, the leader in mobile, AI-powered sales enablement automation, today announced the acquisition of training and enablement platform Zunos, to launch the industry’s most comprehensive Enablement Platform for sales, service and partner/channel teams.
In the digital era, workforce training and development is critical for businesses looking to strengthen employee retention and ultimately drive ROI. Bigtincan’s sales enablement platform, combined with Zunos’ mobile-first, learning and onboarding, is ideally positioned to deliver a gorgeous learning experience. Together Bigtincan’s Hub and Zunos’ micro-learning platform will arm sales teams and partner organizations with the skills and knowledge needed to drive effectiveness and performance in an increasingly competitive economy.
“Bigtincan is excited to welcome the Zunos team to our family,” said David Keane, Co-founder and CEO of Bigtincan. “The unique technology and market presence of Zunos adds to Bigtincan’s vision of empowering sales and service professional to be more successful and productive every day. Leveraging Zunos’ unique approach to partner enablement, this acquisition also furthers our market reach to include the traditionally extended – and often neglected – network of our customers.”
In addition to Zunos’ learning capabilities, this acquisition also adds household name customers American Airlines, Sony PlayStation and Telstra to Bigtincan’s global customer base. Additionally, Zunos brings its market leading IP, new channel partners and world-class talent to the combined business.
“Zunos’ technology improves the performance of individuals by taking learning and skills development to the next level, truly engaging people with a unique learning experience,” said Stefan Teulon, CEO of Zunos. “In pairing our expertise with Bigtincan’s innovative, AI approach, expansive go-to-market team and global presence, we are excited to shape the future of learning and sales enablement for a growing global market.”
As part of the integration, Bigtincan will leverage Zunos’ expertise to shape its comprehensive learning platform in the Bigtincan Hub, focusing on micro-learning strategies to ensure retention, gamification to boost engagement and partner enablement to ensure holistic dissemination of content and knowledge across partner teams and organizations.
According to a recent report from SiriusDecisions, sales learning and coaching helps sales enablement create, deliver and manage opportunities critical to the success of the sales teams. The report goes on to discuss how sales learning and coaching delivers a number of important benefits, including faster time to competence, as well as providing individuals with confidence and improved learning retention.
The acquisition terms include an upfront payment and ongoing incentives based on Zunos revenue growth. Full terms of the acquisition are available on the Bigtincan Investor site – http://investor.bigtincan.com/ or on the Australian Stock Exchange website (http://asx.com.au).
To learn more about Bigtincan and Bigtincan Hub, visit www.bigtincan.com.
Bigtincan (ASX:BTH) helps sales and service teams increase win rates and customer satisfaction. The company’s mobile, AI-powered sales enablement automation platform features the industry’s premier user experience that empowers reps to more effectively engage with customers and prospects and encourages team-wide adoption. Leading brands including AT&T, ThermoFisher, Merck, ANZ Bank and others rely on Bigtincan to enhance sales productivity at every customer interaction. With global sales and marketing headquartered in Boston, Bigtincan also has offices across EMEA, Australia and Asia. To discover more about how your organization can benefit from the Bigtincan Hub platform, please visit www.bigtincan.com or follow @bigtincan on Twitter.
Zunos has worked closely with the largest companies in the world over the last five years to solve the problem of sales training engagement. The company’s mobile, micro-learning and gamification platform allows companies to create engaging learning experiences that drive learning results. Leading brands including American Airlines, Sony PlayStation, and ProsperWorks rely on Zunos to ensure their employees and partners are performing at their best. Zunos has global sales and marketing headquartered in San Francisco and product development in Sydney. To find out how your organization can benefit from engaging learning experiences, please visit www.zunos.com.
PAN Communications for Bigtincan
Emily Featherston, 617-502-4300