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March SaaSness: Finals Preview

A preview of the Championship Round in the 2016 March SaaSness Tournament.

Meet the companies competing in the March SaaSness Final Round.

On March 16th, we kicked off the 2nd annual March SaaSness Tourney.  64 SaaS companies entered our NCAA Tournament style bracket, where winners are decided by popular vote. Only 2 companies have survived and advanced to Round 6.

Now that it’s come down to winner-takes-all, let's break down the 2016 March SaaSness Championship matchup!

March SaaSness 2016: Finals Preview

Here's a look at the updated 2016 Tournament Bracket heading into the Championship Round. 

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March SaaSness 2016

After 5 rounds, 3 weeks, 100,000+ votes and 62 fallen competitors, it's come down to these 2 companies.

The winner will receive an NCAA Tournament-sized Championship Banner as well as a Blueboard experiential reward to deliver to their tournament MVP.

Championship Round

12) Influitive vs. 5) Zoom

Influitive: Another new entrant to this year's tournament, Influitive also doubles as the sole representative from America's neighbor to the north. Moreover, they bring an exceptionally unique platform to the table that allows companies to activate their customers and transform them into referrals, warm leads and word-of-mouth inbounds. And as any SaaS marketing director will tell you, 1,000 blog posts will never equal the value you can get from 100 actively evangelical customer advocates. To their credit, Influitive has used March SaaSness to put on an impressive advocacy showcase, riding their supporters to three epic upsets in this year's tournament - consecutive come-from-behind victories against Atlassian and Box and a TKO of Evernote. Even daunting Elite 8 and Final Four adversaries Salesforce and InsideSales.com were no match for Influitive's legions of advocates. They face Zoom in an epic Finals matchup set for Tuesday, April 5th.

Founded: 2010. HQ: Toronto. Conference: Marketing Automation.

Influitive March SaaSness 

Zoom: A last-minute addition to this year's field, Zoom campaigned its way in and got the Selection Committee to take notice of a very exciting resume. At the forefront of video conferencing, Zoom seems poised to blaze a new trail in how companies communicate while making the world an even smaller place to do business (good news for companies like Ambition). Lots of sizzle, lots of preliminary hype -- we wondered if Zoom could back up the hype. A series of staggering blowouts has given us our answer, as Zoom ran through Algolia, Zendesk and Lever in Rounds 1-4 like a wheat thresher through a farmer's field (their Elite 8 massacre of Basecamp, in particular, set the new standard for tourney dominance). Stripe put them to the test in the Final Four, but Zoom prevailed once again and now meets Influitive in an epic Finals matchup on Tuesday.

Founded: 2011. HQ: San Jose. Conference: Communications.

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What’s Next?

The 2016 March SaaSness Tournament Championship Round kicks off on Tuesday at 12am EST. Follow Qualtrics and Ambition on Twitter for live score updates, analysis and final results for each matchup. For more information, visit Tourney Central at ambition.com/saasness/.

About Ambition: Sales Performance & Accountability Software 

Ambition is a sales management platform that syncs business teams, data sources, and performance metrics on one system.

Modern sales leaders use Ambition to enhance sales performance insights and run supercharged sales reports, scorecards, contests, and TVs via drag-and-drop interface.  

Ambition is endorsed by Harvard Business Review and AA-ISP (the Global Inside Sales Organization). Hear more from business leaders who use Ambition in their organization.

Watch Testimonials:

  1. FiveStars: Adam Wall. Sr. Manager of Sales Operations . 
  2. Filemaker: Brad Freitag. Vice-President of Worldwide Sales.
  3. Outreach: Mark Kosoglow. Vice-President of Sales.
  4. Cell Marque: Lauren Hopson. Director of Sales & Marketing.
  5. Access America Transport: Ted Alling. Chief Executive Officer.

Watch Product Walkthroughs:

  1. ChowNow. Led by Vice-President of Sales, Drew Woodcock.
  2. Outreach. Led by Sales Development Manager, Alex Lynn.
  3. AMX Logistics. Led by Executive Vice-President ,Jared Moore.

Read Case Studies:

  1. Clayton HomesHBR finds triple-digit growth in 3 sales efficiency metrics. 
  2. Coyote Logistics: Monthly revenue per broker grew $525 in 6 months.
  3. Peek: Monthly sales activity volume grew 142% in 6 months.
  4. Vorsight: Monthly sales conversations grew 300% in 6 months.

Contact us to learn how Ambition can impact your sales organization today.

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