March 16 by Zack Alspaugh
As we countdown the days to Accelerate 2016, the Quote-to-Cash event of the year, that will take place at Pier 48 in San Francisco on April 12-14, we will be highlighting different aspects of the event every week in a series we call The Road to Accelerate. Each week we will cover various topics ranging from how to prepare for the conference, what to expect, and more. Last week, we touched on the basics of the conference and what to expect from each session track. This week, for the second installment, we touch on the crazy numbers that help put this year’s conference into perspective.
Accelerate 2016, THE preeminent Quote-to-Cash Event of the Year is right around the corner. Here are 10 awesome stats and figures that will put into perspective some of the awesomeness that will take place April 12-14.
44,000 Total jokes Jay Leno told during his 22 year tenure as host of the Late Night Show. Mr. Leno will be the special guest speaker at this year’s Accelerate.
Number of Jokes by Jay Leno
Total 3-Pointers by Curry & Warriors
845 (and counting) total 3-point shots Steph Curry and the reigning NBA Champion Golden State Warriors have made on the record-breaking 2016 season. Speaking of three, Warriors In-Arena MC and TV Personality, Franco Finn will be returning to host his third straight Apttus Accelerate.
70 different historic numbered piers have stood along the San Francisco waterfront known as the Embarcadero, that stretches the 7 ½ mile gap between Hyde Street Pier and India Basin Pier. Pier 48, right next door to the San Francisco Giant’s AT&T Park is where we will host Apttus Accelerate.
Numbered Piers Have Been on the Embarcadero
Seconds in the 80's Classic, Tainted Love
161 second run time in the 80’s hit classic Tainted Love, by Soft Cell. If you love 80’s hits, then you’ll love our Accelerate cover band Tainted Love who will be bringing down the house, or pier, at this year’s event.
34 different Salesforce partners will be contributing to the excitement, knowledge-sharing and experience at Apttus Accelerate. Click Here to learn more about our valued sponsors.
Salesforce Partners Will Be at Accelerate
Minutes of Valuable Session Content
1,000+ minutes of valuable session material being delivered by a host of industry experts, executives, authors, and Apttus customers across 5 persona based tracks. Check out our session agenda to find your perfect schedule.
54,000 estimated handshakes between the 3,000 attendees over the course of 3 days and many networking opportunities. Accelerate brings together Sales, Sales Ops/Administrators, Executives and back-office visionaries from Finance, IT and Legal to share best practices and innovations that will help your whole company run business faster and smarter on the Salesforce platform. Just to put that number into perspective, U.K. study estimates the average person shakes 15,000 hands over the course of a lifetime.
Estimated Handshakes Between Attendees
Larger Deal Size by Companies with Quote-to-Cash
105 percent larger deal size experienced by companies who have made the leap to Quote-to-Cash strategies and solutions. Download the State of Quote-to-Cash 2016: The Year of Digital Business to learn more about the Quote-to-Cash advantage.
73 percent of enterprises have adopted Sofware-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications, which means up to 80% of your annual revenue will come from existing customers. A focus on customer is a must in 2016.Throughout the conference, we will be discussing strategies to improve customer loyalty.