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"Comments" are now "Details" in competitions!

Posted by Anders Hassis on 5/3/16 4:02 PM

We have added a custom field called "Details" by default when creating a competition. This is where your users can type in additional administrative information relating to the activity they are logging. You can find these entries, and more, inside the "Logs" tab once inside the competition.

By removing the old "Comments" field when logging an activity, we've made the chat feed more engaging, social and relevant. Post as many photos as you want and never lose them in the ocean of activity logs again. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

New Feature: View your Sparta competition schedule in your Outlook calendar or Google Calendar

Posted by Anders Hassis on 4/18/16 11:50 AM

Whether we like it or not, we all live in and live by our calendars. That’s why today we’re making it even easier to keep track of your team’s Sparta usage within your calendar. From today, you can now see all of your Sparta competitions within your calendar view, so you can see what is ongoing and more importantly, what’s coming up around the corner.


Product Update: Are Your Expectations Setting You Up for Disappointment?

Posted by Anders Hassis on 2/25/16 8:00 AM

“People who write down their goals have a 40% chance of achieving them”

Running successful competitions is all about driving focus on a specific outcome or action that you believe will improve your performance. However, many sales teams fail to align their competitions with their desired outcome, which often leads to poor results, due to misalignment of expectations.

For example, if you want to increase booked meetings, measuring and rewarding closed deals won’t help you get closer to that goal.

I’m excited to announce that we’ve added functionality to Sparta to solve this problem.

New Feature: Improved TV Mode in Sparta

Posted by Anders Hassis on 2/22/16 8:00 AM

I am super excited to announce that we’ve released a brand new version of Sparta TV.

We all know how important it is to create a sense of progress and transparency in your team. We also know that creating an “omnipresent” feeling with your sales campaigns and competitions is critical to driving high levels of engagement.

New Feature: Tournaments in Sparta

Posted by Anders Hassis on 2/15/16 8:00 AM


New Feature: Sparta launches goal setting support for sales teams to supercharge performance within sales campaigns and competitions

Posted by Anders Hassis on 1/4/16 7:28 AM

“Individuals are 42% more likely to achieve their goals by writing them down, and there’s a 78% increase in achievement when sharing weekly progress with a friend, according to research by the Dominican University of California.

In addition, companies that have their employees revise or review their goals on a monthly basis are 50% more likely to score in the top quartile of business performance, according to Deloitte”.

Well planned goals motivate your sales staff. Poorly planned goals demotivate, lead to bad sales behaviours and can even lead to employee churn. Simply put, setting the right goals for your salespeople is critical.

Today we’re excited to announce that we’ve added support for working towards sales goals and in particular, collaborating as a team to achieve those goals, within Sparta competitions and campaigns.

Sign up for the Sparta Beta program

Posted by Anders Hassis on 11/25/15 9:00 AM

Help make the next releases of Sparta our best yet. As a member of the Sparta Beta Program, you can take part in shaping Sparta software by test-driving pre-release versions and letting us know what you think. You'll get early access to new features and have a chance to be involved in shaping the future of sales performance management. 

New Feature: "Star a competition" to collect all your favorites in one place

Posted by Anders Hassis on 11/23/15 9:00 AM

Today, we are happy to announce functionality for users to mark competitions as favorites for easy access. As we've started to work with bigger customers, we've found that some customers may have up to 20 active competitions within an organisation running at any one time. This new "star" feature makes it easy to access the competitions and campaigns that are most relevant to you. 

New Feature: Custom fields for gathering more data in your competitions

Posted by Anders Hassis on 11/19/15 9:00 AM

One of our most requested features is the ability to gather additional data from sales people when they are using Sparta to log their activities, such as order numbers, customer id's or even a contract. We heard the call and are happy to announce that we just launched our custom fields functionality! 

How to bulk-add users to your organisation by uploading a CSV file

Posted by Anders Hassis on 11/12/15 9:30 AM

To support our growing number of larger organisations, we have added a solution for organisations to create many users on their own without the help from the Sparta support.

What is Sparta?

Sparta is an end-to-end sales performance solution that helps you coach, train and drive your team into higher performance.

Create sales competitions, set collabarative team targets and inspire your team to crush their goals! 

Click here to request a demo today.

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