TechValidate Research on The Skills Connection

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The Skills Connection Customer Review

5/5 Stars

How our organization uses The Skills Connection:

We engaged TSC to help us with our Gartner Magic Quadrant (MQ) submission.

Would you recommend The Skills Connection?

Yes, we would because they are able to synthesize the MQ submission process into an actionable process, creating internal alignment with our various stakeholders who otherwise would have had difficulty executing efficiently.

The Skills Connection Customer Testimonial

It has enabled us to align our future product development, marketing, and sales with Gartner’s Magic Quadrant focus for the future.

Analyst/Influencer Relations, Small Business Computer Software Company

The Skills Connection Customer Satisfaction Rating

An Analyst/Influencer Relations at a small business computer software company would be very likely to recommend The Skills Connection for this reason:

The Skills Connection has offered us comprehensive end-to-end services with intellectual rigor, spot-on advice, and contribution – easily becoming an extension of our team.

The Skills Connection Customer Testimonial

With The Skills Connection’s help, we’ve been creeping our way up the Magic Quadrant, and along the way, we’ve been developing great relationships with the Gartner analysts.

CEO, Small Business Professional Services Company

The Skills Connection Customer Review

5/5 Stars

How our organization uses The Skills Connection:

Coach and adviser on how to engage Gartner analysts and navigate the MQ process.

Would you recommend The Skills Connection?

Yes (and I do!)

The Skills Connection Customer Satisfaction Rating

A CEO at a small business professional services company would be very likely to recommend The Skills Connection for this reason:

The Skills Connection have really been instrumental in helping us navigate the Magic Quadrant process, and more broadly, effectively engage the Gartner analysts covering our space. They provided insights that I doubt we would have discovered on our own and given us candidate feedback that’s helped us improve our ratings (and essentially our product).

The Skills Connection Customer Review

5/5 Stars

How our organization uses The Skills Connection:

We use TSC to review our AR programs, and also our value proposition reviews.

Would you recommend The Skills Connection?

I strongly recommend TSC for software vendors, especially in an emerging category because they can make a big impact. But also for mature categories, highly experiences former Gartner analysts provide a better understanding of how our target analysts may be thinking, which may help you improve your company positioning significantly.

The Skills Connection Customer Satisfaction Rating

A Product Management at a medium enterprise computer software company would be very likely to recommend The Skills Connection for this reason:

They have been outstanding in the quality of advice provided for our analyst-related programs.

The Skills Connection Customer Satisfaction Rating

A Strategy Director at a medium enterprise computer software company would be very likely to recommend The Skills Connection for this reason:

The level of advice is appropriate to our needs and TSC accommodates any changes we need.

The Skills Connection Customer Testimonial

Our score in the Magic Quadrant materially improved as we went from the Challenger’s Quadrant to the Leaders Quadrant. That is what we hired them to do and they were successful.

CEO, Medium Enterprise Computer Services Company

The Skills Connection Customer Review

5/5 Stars

How our organization uses The Skills Connection:

We used The Skills Connection to assist us in the preparation of our responses to the Magic Quadrant.

Would you recommend The Skills Connection?

We would recommend The Skills Connection without hesitation. It was great value for the money. Our score improved over the prior year and we attribute much of that improvement directly to their efforts. They can think like the analysts which is invaluable in terms for assuring that responses hit the mark. and they were very flexible with their time and willing to work around our schedules which we greatly appreciated. We will use them again.

The Skills Connection Customer Satisfaction Rating

A CEO at a medium enterprise computer services company would be very likely to recommend The Skills Connection for this reason:

The Skills Connection did a truly outstanding job. I would recommend them without any hesitation at all.

The Skills Connection Customer Review

5/5 Stars

Would you recommend The Skills Connection?

I would recommend them to anyone, except the competition!

The Skills Connection Customer Satisfaction Rating

A CMO at a medium enterprise telecommunications equipment company would be very likely to recommend The Skills Connection for this reason:

Working with The Skills Connection is so easy. They are responsive, smart, and know exactly what needs to get done. They have never let me down and have consistently gone above and beyond expectations. Having The Skills Connection on our side is what separates us from the competition.

The Skills Connection Customer Testimonial

Winning Waves and MQs isn’t always possible. But when you do time and time again, you hear from sales quite a bit that there is considerable value.

Analyst/Influencer Relations, Large Enterprise Metals & Mining Company

The Skills Connection Customer Review

5/5 Stars

How our organization uses The Skills Connection:

The Skills Connection becomes an integral part of your team.

Would you recommend The Skills Connection?

We absolutely would recommend the Skills Connection to just about anyone except our competitors.

The Skills Connection Customer Satisfaction Rating

An Analyst/Influencer Relations at a large enterprise metals & mining company would be very likely to recommend The Skills Connection for this reason:

We’ve never done a Magic Quadrant without The Skills Connection and we’ve never lost an MQ. I’m sure we won’t always be the farthest up and to the right; but we feel as though The Skills Connection is always a key member of our team. They helped us put our best foot forward.

The Skills Connection Customer Review

5/5 Stars

How our organization uses The Skills Connection:

The Skills Connection has put together a plan, which they helped us execute, to deliver effective information to Gartner which has improved our positioning in our Magic Quadrant

Would you recommend The Skills Connection?

Yes, they are very knowledgeable and have provided great results.

The Skills Connection Customer Satisfaction Rating

A Product Management at a large enterprise energy & utilities company would be very likely to recommend The Skills Connection for this reason:

The Skills Connection has taken our interactions with Gartner up several levels from where we were a few years ago.

The Skills Connection Customer Testimonial

By leveraging their in-depth understanding of the analysts process and perspective combined with patient investment in understanding our business aspirations and challenges.

Sales/Director/Business Development, Large Enterprise Energy & Utilities Company

The Skills Connection Customer Review

5/5 Stars

Would you recommend The Skills Connection?

We would recommend The Skills Connection. There is clear evidence of their impact in improving our engagement with key industry analysts.

The Skills Connection Customer Review

5/5 Stars

How our organization uses The Skills Connection:

To help guide our efforts and provide strategic oversight as we go through the Gartner MQ process

Would you recommend The Skills Connection?

Yes! Ann Lapkin was an extension of our team and instrumental in ensuring we put our best foot forward during each phase of the Gartner MQ.

The Skills Connection Customer Satisfaction Rating

A Product Marketing at a Medium Enterprise Computer Software Company would be very likely to recommend The Skills Connection for this reason:

We all know that having a great product alone will not necessarily get you a spot in the Leader’s Quadrant of the Gartner Magic Quadrant (MQ). You have to execute at a high-level on the 3 phases of the MQ: customer references, questionnaire, and demo.

The Skills Connection guided our team and enabled us to successfully execute on a strategic process for each phase of the MQ with the result being a leadership position for the 2nd year in a row.

I could not imagine going through this process without The Skills Connection team.

The Skills Connection Customer Satisfaction Rating

A Strategy Director at a Large Enterprise Energy & Utilities Company would be very likely to recommend The Skills Connection for this reason:

Very competent, honest and knowledgeable.

The Skills Connection Customer Testimonial

We saw a big improvement in our standing in the Gartner Magic Quadrant versus our standing in a similar evaluation from Forrester one year ago. It’s very evident to us that the counsel we received helped us present ourselves in a much stronger way with Gartner than we did with Forrester.

Corporate Communications/PR, Small Business Computer Services Company

The Skills Connection Customer Review

5/5 Stars

How our organization uses The Skills Connection:

We engaged with The Skills Connection to assist us in a Gartner Magic Quadrant evaluation.

Would you recommend The Skills Connection?

Yes, absolutely. The team brings a lot of expertise as it relates to Gartner and helps guide vendors on how to best package their story and provide enough evidence to make it compelling for the analysts.

The Skills Connection Customer Satisfaction Rating

A Corporate Communications/PR at a small business computer services company would be very likely to recommend The Skills Connection for this reason:

This is the second time I have worked with The Skills Connection, and once again I was very impressed with the quality of the advice and the thoroughness of the work. I am positive we would not have fared as well as we did in the Gartner Magic Quadrant without their assistance. They were a tremendous partner throughout the project and always offered very helpful advice. I would absolutely work with them again in the future.

The Skills Connection Customer Testimonial

The money we spent with The Skills Connection proved to be a great investment. We greatly benefited not only from their Magic Quadrant (MQ) process expertise, but also from their skills in delivering all the required information in a concise and catchy way. The final MQ result was fantastic and we would like to thank The Skills Connection for their great support.

Product Marketing, Small Business Computer Software Company

The Skills Connection Customer Testimonial

We entered a new Magic Quadrant directly in the Leaders quadrant. We also learned what you need to do to drive a great campaign out of this.

Product Marketing, Small Business Computer Software Company

The Skills Connection Customer Review

5/5 Stars

How our organization uses The Skills Connection:

Support in MQ pitch.

Would you recommend The Skills Connection?

Definitely.




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