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Sd|University to Hold MPS Sales Workshops at KATUN US Headquarters August 7-9

7 Jun, 2012


Bryn Mawr, PA - June 5, 2012 - Sd|University, the advanced training division of Strategy Development, is conducting their award-winning MPS training at the Katun Headquarters in Bloomington, MN. The SD MPS Sales Workshop will take place on August 7-8, followed by the SD MPS Advanced Sales Workshop on August 9, 2012.

“We are excited to be partnering again with Katun to hold our award-winning classes,” stated Tom Callinan, principal of Strategy Development. “We’ve helped scores of businesses and hundreds of sales professionals enter the MPS space and we look forward to another great class at Katun.”
If you are an sd|University member company, this is one of the portfolio of educational experiences your sales and management team should attend. If you are not enrolled in the tuition program, you can still attend Strategy Development’s award-winning education by enrolling for the individual classes. This award-winning training—receiving the highest accolades over the last six years—is available at the lowest individual class investment in the industry.

The two-day class, SD MPS Sales Workshop, will be led by Callinan and will cover the MPS sales process for both small, fewer than 25 devices, and mid-sized, 50 – 250 devices, companies. Your sales team will learn the proper contact level and value proposition based on company size; how to get an appointment at the correct level; how to identify the areas of pain associated with the print environment based on company size; how to conduct an effective and efficient assessment to support the business case for a change; how to price a transaction, both outsourced and equipment led; and finally, how to present a winning proposal. For more details please visit www.strategydevelopment.com/mpsfundamentals.

The one-day SD MPS Advanced Sales class, also led by Callinan, will focus solely on the quarterly business review (QBR), a process Strategy Development introduced to the MPS community. With proper execution of the QBR you will consistently gain share of wallet within your customers' accounts. For a full class description, please visit www.strategydevelopment.com/mpsadvanced.

"Today, MPS is sold into most companies with more than 10 devices and many of those prospects have had some form of MPS presented to them,” stated Callinan. “So, it is important to be able to differentiate your offering and provide a compelling reason for a prospect to engage your company for an assessment."

The MPS Sales Workshop will arm your sales professionals with the tools they need to be successful in MPS and be successful at taking customers from your competitors. Once you start to grow your portfolio of mid-sized MPS customers, the MPS Advanced Sales class will demonstrate specifically how to continue to gain share of wallet within your customers' accounts.

“Great seminar, well worth the time and investment…..this program by Strategy Development provides a great overview and actual case studies that offer the tools needed to be successful in managed print services,” said Dan Hink, EverBank.

Katun will also be hosting sd|University’s Service Management University on August 28-29. Katun customers who attend the Service Management University will receive a $300 account credit towards future purchases (only one credit per company).
All sd|University classes can also be held at your location for larger groups. For more information on sd|University and how the tuition program works and how it stacks up against the competition please visit us at www.sd-university.com. Remember, you can still register for individual classes as well.

For more information or to register for the SD MPS classes, please visit the website or contact Tom Callinan at callinan@strategydevelopment.com or at 610-527-3317.

Strategy Development is a management consulting firm for the technology and outsourcing space specializing in Managed Print Services, business planning, sales effectiveness, advanced sales training, and operational and service improvement. Additional information about Strategy Development is available on the web at www.strategydevelopment.com.




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