Standard For Success Named a Finalist in 2017 Stevie® Awards for Customer Service Success
Indianapolis, IN – January 24, 2016 — Standard For Success has been named a Finalist in the 11th annual Stevie® Awards for Sales & Customer Service in the Customer Service Success category.
The awards are presented by the Stevie Awards, which organizes seven of the world’s leading business awards shows including the prestigious International Business Awards and the Stevie Awards for Great Employers.
The final results will be announced during a gala banquet on Friday, February 24 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. Finalists from the U.S.A. and several other nations are expected to attend.
Standard For Success’ nomination, which was reviewed by independent judges, was one of over 2,300 nominations from organizations of all sizes and industries.
Finalists were determined by the average scores of 77 professionals worldwide, acting as preliminary judges. Entries were considered in 61 categories for customer service and contact center achievements, including Contact Center of the Year, Award for Innovation in Customer Service, and Customer Service Department of the Year; 53 categories for sales and business development achievements, ranging from Senior Sales Executive of the Year to Sales Training or Business Development Executive of the Year to Sales Department of the Year; and categories to recognize new products and services and solution providers.
“This year’s first-round judges were treated to many inspiring stories of sales, customer service and business development success around the world,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. “The final judges will have a tough task to determine the Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie placements from among the Finalists. We look forward to announcing the results at the awards gala in Las Vegas next month.”
“It is an honor to be selected as a finalist in the Customer Service Success category,” says Todd Whitlock, CEO of Standard For Success. “The Stevie Awards represents the best of sales and customer service. Our selection is reflective of SFS’s dedication to customer satisfaction and listening to the needs of the end-users to deliver a product that gives educators the needed information to grow professionally.”
Standard For Success is a leader in the education technology category, seeing 16% year over year growth and 99% retention in a highly competitive space. It’s no surprise when the business lives up to their promise of superior customer service with impressive support response times: during the workweek, the average response time is 24 minutes; during the weekend, the average is 45 minutes.
The teacher evaluation software provider currently serves 957 schools and 151 districts in 11 different states across the nation. In Indiana alone, SFS serves 126 school districts—accounting for 4 of the 6 largest school districts in the state, including Indianapolis Public Schools, Hamilton Southeastern, South Bend and Carmel Clay.
Details about the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service and the list of Finalists in all categories are available at www.StevieAwards.com/Sales.
About Standard For Success
Built for and by educators, Standard For Success helps schools build effective teacher evaluation programs from the ground up, resulting in more engaged teachers and students. As educators, we genuinely care about the results schools and teachers experience from implementing our software in their evaluation process. For us, teacher evaluation isn’t just about improving teachers; it’s about equipping students with the maximum potential to learn. | standardforsuccess.com
About The Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at http://www.StevieAwards.com.
Sponsors of the 11th annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service include Sales Partnerships, Inc. and ValueSelling Associates, Inc.
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