We've gotten quite a few questions asking how March SaaSness will work. Here's a breakdown of the matchup format and schedule.
Before we begin, let's take another look at that big, beautiful field of 64 SaaS companies competing in this year's tournament.
How Winners are Determined
The winner of each matchup will be determined by popular vote. Voting will be open to the general public from 9 am-9 pm EST on each day matchups are held.
On each day of competition, Ambition will release a Google Form via social media that looks like the following, with a list of all the teams competing that day and the option to select one team or the other in every matchup.
Voters can vote on as many matchups as they choose, but they may only vote for each matchup once. As voting closes each day, we will announce the winner of the day's matchups.
The left side of the bracket will have its 1st round matchups on Thursday, March 19, and its 2nd round matchups on Monday, March 23rd.
The right side of the bracket will have its 1st round matchups on Friday, March 20, and its 2nd round matchups on Sunday, March 24th.
Once we enter the Sweet 16, the left side of the bracket will have its Sweet 16 matchups on Thursday, March 26th, and its Elite 8 matchups on Monday, March 30th.
The right side of the bracket will have its Sweet 16 matchups on Friday, March 27th, and its Elite 8 matchups on Tuesday, March 31st.
Final Four matchups will take place on Thursday, April 2nd, and the Championship matchup will be Friday, April 3rd.
Why are we Doing This?
We're a SaaS company whose software lets employees compete with one another, based on performance. We're also huge March Madness fans who love the passion and pageantry that the tournament offers. For an ultimate example, see below:
There are tons of exceptional, innovative SaaS companies innovating changing the landscape of modern business. We wanted to give the general public a chance to select its favorites in the most compelling way possible.
The NCAA Tournament always is full of surprises. Cinderellas, Bracket Busters, buzzer beaters -- they're always a part of the glory of March Madness. And we get the feeling that this year's March SaaSness tournament will have no shortage of any.
Where to Find Voting Forms and Bracket Updates
You'll be able to access voting forms via our Twitter, LinkedIn page, and Facebook page.
We will update the bracket after each round and publish the results here on our blog.
Tomorrow, we'll break down the entire field and provide matchup-by-matchup analysis of each company. We'll leave you with more Gus Johnson (greatest college basketball announcer ever) and classic March Madness highlights.
In the meantime, we hope you continue to spread the word about March SaaSness and get your company's fanbase ready to vote on Thursday, when the matchups will begin and we launch our quest to find the SaaS Champion of 2015.
Run March Madness for Sales on Ambition
Ambition is a sales management platform that syncs every department, data source, and performance metric in your organization on one system.
Companies use Ambition to codify and manage sales metrics and personnel. Ambition's drag-and-drop interface lets non-technical sales leaders create custom sales contests, scorecards, reports, and TVs to drive results.
Ambition is endorsed by Harvard Business Review, AA-ISP (the Global Inside Sales Organization), and USA Today as a proven solution for sales teams looking to run hyper-engaging sales competitions that accelerate revenue. Contact us and build your March Madness themed sales contest.
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