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TechValidate Research on The Skills Connection

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94% of Our Clients Rate Us At Least 4 out of 5

How would you rate The Skills Connection?

50%
24%
20%

Why Companies Value Working with The Skills Connection

Please indicate the degree to which you agree with each of the following statements. The Skills Connection is ….

S Strongly Agree S Agree S Disagree

Collaborative
Knowledgeable
Service-oriented
Value for money
Best practice focused

Adding Value For Our Clients

Please indicate the degree to which you agree with each of the following statements. The Skills Connection ….

S Strongly Agree S Agree S Disagree

Met our internal schedules and deadlines
Ensured we met schedules and deadlines for the analysts
Acted as an extension of staff
Enabled us to focus on what was needed and avoid wasting time on anything else

97% of Our Clients Say We Focus their Analyst Engagement and Prevent Wasting Time

When asked if The Skills Connection enabled them to focus on what was needed and avoid wasting time on anything else, customers said:

Strongly Agree: 52%
Agree: 45%
Disagree: 3%

92% of Clients See Us as Truly Being an Extension of Staff

When asked if The Skills Connection acted as an extension of staff, customers said:

Strongly Agree: 44%
Agree: 48%
Disagree: 8%

Ensuring Our Clients Hit the Challenging Analyst Deadlines

When asked if The Skills Connection ensured they met schedules and deadlines for the analysts, customers said:

Strongly Agree: 61%
Agree: 38%
Disagree: 2%

Meeting Our Clients Deadlines

When asked if The Skills Connection met their internal schedules and deadlines, customers said:

Strongly Agree: 74%
Agree: 24%
Disagree: 2%

The Value Provided by The Skills Connection

Please indicate which of the following statements reflect how your company has benefited from working with The Skills Connection.

Helped us to positively shift our position in the MQ/Wave/Marketscape
69%
Enabled us to get better results than when we had engaged with analysts
65%
Gave our internal team the tools and skills to effectively engage with analysts
63%
Gave us the ability to effectively communicate the unique value of our products/services
58%

Working with The Skills Connection Team

Please indicate your company’s experience with The Skills Connection.

Gave us confidence when communicating the unique value of our solution to analysts
61%
Gave us the ability to create a strong evidence-based case to analysts covering our product/service
94%
Gave us the skills needed to communicate with analysts in the future
65%
Gave us unique insights about our solution that were instrumental in winning over analysts
34%

How Companies Use The Skills Connection

Check all of the following statements that describe how you use The Skills Connection.

Give us the necessary expertise to effectively engage analysts
61%
Show us how to gather the right information for analysts
63%
Show us how to effectively communicate our story to analysts
94%
Help us improve our position in an MQ/Wave/Marketscape
87%
Help us enter an assessment such as an MQ/Wave/Marketscape for the first time
15%
Focus just on what was needed, and avoid wasting time on anything else
42%
Create an internal learning environment so that our team can be more effective in the future
31%
Provide the tools and best practices needed to build a strong case for analysts
52%
Create compelling evidence-based cases for analysts
71%

Why Companies Engage The Skills Connection

Which of the following statements describe what prompted you to engage with The Skills Connection?

We did not have the in-house expertise to effectively engage with analysts
50%
We wanted to learn how to effectively differentiate ourselves from our competitors when talking with analysts
63%
We wanted to change our position in the MQ/Wave/Marketscape to generate new business
82%
We were concerned that coverage of our product/services by analysts would negatively impact our business
16%



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