MEDIA ALERT: Peter Ostrow and Jim Burleigh to Discuss “Intelligent” Techniques to Improve Sales Forecasting in Upcoming Cloud9 Webinar

Cloud9, the leader in on-demand sales forecasting and pipeline management solutions, today announced that CEO Jim Burleigh and Peter Ostrow, vice president and research group director of industry research firm Aberdeen, will discuss best practices in sales forecasting and outline how to implement Cloud9’s latest technology solution to bridge the knowledge gap between CRM and business intelligence tools in an upcoming webinar.

The webinar, “Truly ‘Intelligent’ Sales Forecasting – Really?” will help listeners understand how to clearly see and identify changes, reduce forecast risk and improve top-line sales results, highlighting best practices gleaned from research into more than 200 companies. Burleigh and Ostrow will also help listeners understand how to implement impactful technology solutions with an overview of Cloud9's new intelligent sales forecasting technology.

Registrants of this webinar will learn:

  • Techniques to increase forecast accuracy up to 20 percent
  • Strategies for eliminating barriers to effective sales forecasting
  • Key best practices and examples and their related impact on results
  • How sales forecasting has evolved and significant new technology on the horizon in 2012

Additional Details


Jim Burleigh, chief executive officer, Cloud9
Peter Ostrow, vice president and research group director, Aberdeen Research


“Truly ‘Intelligent’ Sales Forecasting – Really?”


Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012 at 10 a.m. PST / 1 p.m. EST


About Cloud9

Cloud9 is the world’s leader in on-demand sales forecasting and pipeline management solutions. The company’s solutions allow users to actively manage sales performance with intelligence – going beyond traditional CRM applications. Cloud9 allows users to dramatically improve the predictability of their sales forecasts, gives them visibility into exceptions and changes, and allows them to identify risks and opportunities. The result is more accurate forecasts, higher win rates, and accelerated revenue. Cloud9 solutions deliver value in just 24 hours and require zero installation, maintenance, or support from IT. Cloud9 customers include Avaya, BMC Software (NASDAQ: BMC), Computer Associates (NASDAQ: CA), EMC2 (NASDAQ: EMC), Siemens (NASDAQ: SI), Splunk, Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE: SWK), Thermo Fisher Scientific (NYSE: TMO), and Thomson Reuters (NYSE: TRI). The company is headquartered in Redwood City, Calif. For more information, please visit

About Aberdeen

Aberdeen provides fact-based research and market intelligence that delivers demonstrable results. Having queried more than 30,000 companies in the past two years, Aberdeen is positioned to educate users to action: driving market awareness, creating demand, enabling sales, and delivering meaningful return-on-investment analysis. As the trusted advisor to the global technology markets, corporations turn to Aberdeen for insights that drive decisions.

As a Harte-Hanks Company, Aberdeen plays a key role of putting content in context for the global direct and targeted marketing company. Aberdeen's analytical and independent view of the "customer optimization" process of Harte-Hanks (Information - Opportunity - Insight - Engagement - Interaction) extends the client value and accentuates the strategic role Harte-Hanks brings to the market. For additional information, visit Aberdeen or call (617) 854-5200, or to learn more about Harte-Hanks, call (800) 456-9748.


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