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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.

The Skills Connection Customer Satisfaction Rating

A Product Marketing Manager at a small business computer software company would be very likely to recommend The Skills Connection for this reason:

I have worked with TSC on two engagements, one on briefing best practices (including vendor briefing preparation) and one on a Magic Quadrant (first-time participation). We overachieved really in both cases, especially for the MQ. However, it was not only the results, also the overall collaboration was great. They quickly understood our situation and coached us giving great input and were very flexible. It has always been fun to work with TSC, too!

The Skills Connection Customer Testimonial

Significantly better Gartner Magic Quadrant (MQ) position and momentum moves deals our way in a significant manner.

Sales/Director/Business Development, Small Business Computer Software Company

The Skills Connection Customer Review

5/5 Stars

How our organization uses The Skills Connection:

Aggressively improving our MQ position in a very crowded space.

Would you recommend The Skills Connection?

Yes – the proof is in the pudding – amazing results, time and again.

The Skills Connection Customer Satisfaction Rating

A Sales/Director/Business Development at a small business computer software company would be very likely to recommend The Skills Connection for this reason:

Outstanding insight into the target (Gartner), invaluable advice, great guidance, strong outcome.

The Skills Connection Customer Testimonial

We have moved from the bottom of “Niche Player” in the Gartner MQ to a leader with one of the very best scores in completeness of vision – exactly where we wanted to be.

We have a much better understanding of collecting evidence and data on our business performance now. The business intelligence we have built during our engagement with The Skills Connection is now used in all parts of the enterprise.

Strategy Director, Small Business Computer Software Company

The Skills Connection Customer Review

5/5 Stars

How our organization uses The Skills Connection:

The Skills Connection has become an integral part of our analyst relations as well as an influencer on both business intelligence and marketing.

Would you recommend The Skills Connection?

With their help we have achieved results we would never have believed possible in such a short timeframe. We have also experienced a number of positive side effects that still influence our business.

The Skills Connection Customer Satisfaction Rating

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

With help from The Skills Connection, our company has gone from the worst period of Gartner reviews since our founding to a prominent position as a leader in our market among competitors more than 10 times our size. We can now boast the greatest progress of any vendor in the Magic Quadrant.

The Skills Connection Customer Satisfaction Rating

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

Great insights. They are experts on the Magic Quadrant process.

The Skills Connection Customer Satisfaction Rating

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

For their thorough knowledge, expertise, and ease to work with.




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