Cloud9’s forecasting solution … will enable us to move off of time-consuming spreadsheets to a standardized and simplified forecasting process. But even more importantly, it will help our sales managers improve results.

Thomas Eggemeier,

Smart Selling Tools Names Cloud9 Intelligent Forecasting Suite ‘Recommended Tool of the Week’

Online Marketplace Cites Streamlined Administration, Advanced Analysis Functionality as Key To Improved Sales Management Process

Redwood City, Calif., January 09, 2012

News Facts

Cloud9 Analytics, the leader in on-demand sales forecasting and pipeline management solutions, today announced that the Cloud9 Intelligent Forecasting Suite has been named “Recommended Tool of the Week” by Smart Selling Tools, an online marketplace connecting sales professionals with marketing and sales software providers.

Cloud9 Intelligent Forecasting Suite, which includes its flagship product Pipeline Accelerator, was specially selected by the Smart Selling Tools team of industry experts for its ability to help sales organizations minimize risk and deliver revenue by addressing key sales challenged including forecast accuracy, sales performance and pipeline management.

The full recommendation from Smart Selling Tools can be found on its website at:

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“We are committed to providing revenue performance management solutions that assist sales organizations in managing opportunities with more accuracy,” said Jim Burleigh, CEO of Cloud9. “Smart Selling Tools’ recognition of the benefits of the Cloud9 Intelligent Forecasting solution further validates that our approach to sales forecasting provides management solutions that deliver higher win rates, increased adoption of CRM solutions and accelerate revenue.”

“Forecasting is one of the most important business processes in any company. You simply cannot maximize revenues – or profit - without optimizing the forecast process,” said Nancy Nardin, founder of “Cloud9 Intelligent Forecasting makes that possible by supplementing a sales manager’s intuition with real data based on advanced analysis. Using Cloud9, companies can better judge forecast accuracy and understand which deals are at risk so executives can take the right action to mitigate that risk. That’s why we think Cloud9 is such an important tool and why we made it our recommended tool of the week.”

About Cloud9 Analytics

Cloud9 is the global leader in on-demand sales forecasting and pipeline management solutions for Salesforce CRM. The company delivers these revenue performance management applications directly to line–of–business users to dramatically improve the predictability of their sales forecasts, the effectiveness of their one-on-one sales rep coaching, and productivity of their weekly sales meetings. The result is higher win rates, better CRM adoption, and accelerated revenue. Cloud9 solutions deliver value in just 24 hours and require zero installation, zero maintenance, and zero IT support. Cloud9 customers include Covad Communications, EMC2, Siemens, Thermo Fisher Scientific, and Thomson Reuters. The company is headquartered in Redwood City, Calif. For more information, please visit

About Smart Selling Tools

Smart Selling Tools, headquartered in Sacramento, Calif., is an online marketplace connecting Sales professionals with Marketing and Sales Software providers. The site features informative content including buyer guides, whitepapers, checklists, cheat sheets and more to keep buyers informed about the latest software solutions. It also promotes its content and vendor events and publications in a “What & When” weekly digest. For more information, please visit