Hoopla, a leading provider of business gamification solutions, today announced it has been named recipient of the Salesforce AppExchange Customer Choice Awards for Sales Dashboards and Reports, as selected by salesforce.com customers. In receiving this award, Hoopla joined a number of top companies recognized for their ability to take customer success to new levels. Built using the Salesforce Platform, Hoopla Scoreboard is immediately available to test drive and deploy via the AppExchange, the world's leading business apps marketplace, at http://www.salesforce.com/appexchange/. Hoopla received its award for Hoopla Scoreboard, which helps sharpen employee performance through friendly competition, recognition, and game mechanics. Scoreboard makes it easy for sales managers to create stats, goals, actions, leaderboards, and competitions, and can broadcast individual and team success. It integrates seamlessly into Salesforce and ranks users on multiple metrics in real time. Scoreboard draws on employees’ competitive instincts to help motivate sales teams to perform at their peak. “Companies of all sizes turn to the AppExchange as the world’s leading business apps marketplace to extend the benefits of the cloud throughout their organizations,” said Ron Huddleston, Senior Vice President ISV and Channel, salesforce.com. “Hoopla Scoreboard taps into the power of social and mobile cloud technologies to transform the way companies connect with customers, partners, and employees. We congratulate Hoopla on being selected by customers as a leader in dashboards and reports and applaud their ongoing commitment to delivering customer success.” “This award is the icing on the cake for 2012,” said Mike Smalls, CEO and Founder of Hoopla. “Over the past year we’ve grown our business and enhanced Hoopla Scoreboard’s capabilities in order to meet increasing demand from customers, who want the measurable performance gains that business gamification can deliver. This award punctuates our success at motivating sales and service teams to achieve specific business goals through game mechanics, and helping our customers grow revenue and increase customer satisfaction.”
In 2012, Hoopla introduced Hoopla TV, which makes it possible to publish Hoopla’s real-time updates in sports-style leaderboards on TV screens and wall displays, as well as on any web browser. The displays can include custom backgrounds and multimedia animations that launch when a key team milestone is reached.Hoopla customer ConnectAndSell, a cloud-based sales automation solution that delivers conversations on demand, is using Hoopla’s business gamification solution to motivate and reward its inside sales team for hitting performance goals. “Our Hoopla TV is the center of attention for our sales team," said Stu Schmidt, Chief Revenue Officer at ConnectAndSell. "Hoopla is more than just a motivational tool; it helps us drive behavior that directly impacts our ‘vital few’ metrics. We are already experiencing real, measurable results.” The Sales Dashboards and Reports category is one of 13 separate categories recognized by Salesforce AppExchange customers. The AppExchange Customer Choice Awards recognize AppExchange partners who have had excellent user reviews in a specific calendar year. They are awarded based on user-contributed reviews and do not reflect the opinions of salesforce.com, its employees, or partners. About Hoopla Hoopla provides business gamification solutions that help enterprise organizations achieve measurable business results. Using Hoopla, sales, service, and other customer-facing organizations are building high-performance cultures that deliver dramatic gains in revenue and customer satisfaction. Hoopla is available on the Salesforce AppExchange. Learn more at www.hoopla.net, on Facebook at facebook.com/hooplasoftware, and on Twitter at @hooplasoftware. About the Salesforce Platform and the AppExchange The Salesforce Platform is the world’s most trusted and comprehensive cloud platform for building social and mobile cloud apps. It powers Salesforce CRM, more than 2.3 million custom apps built by customers and more than 1,700 apps developed by partners in its ecosystem. Social apps for business built on the Salesforce Platform can be easily distributed and marketed through salesforce.com’s AppExchange. Salesforce, AppExchange and others are trademarks of salesforce.com, inc.