Company Recognized for Outstanding Performance in Hardware Sales and Recognition Programs
TEMPE, Ariz., Dec 19, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Direct Alliance
Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of TeleTech Holdings, Inc.
(Nasdaq: TTEC) and the leading provider of direct sales business process
outsourcing, today announced that it has been recognized for outstanding sales
achievements at the 2006 Selling Power Sales Excellence Awards.
Direct Alliance won coveted Stevie(R) awards for best Hardware Sales
Organization of the Year and Sales Recognition Program of the Year. Stevie
winners in all categories were announced during The Selling Power Sales
Excellence Awards banquet on December 4 at the Westin Casuarina Hotel in Las
Vegas. The distinguished international panel of judges and advisors featured
executives from companies including Sony Electronics, Microsoft, and Canon
U.S.A. More than 600 international companies of all sizes and industries
submitted entries for consideration in 53 categories honoring sales
professionals, teams, and organizations.
In addition to receiving the awards, Direct Alliance will be honored in
the March 2007 edition of Selling Power magazine and will be entered in next
year's American Business Awards.
"We congratulate all of the Stevie winners and finalists in the first
annual Selling Power Sales Excellence Awards for their historic
accomplishments," said Gerhard Gschwandtner, founder and publisher of Selling
Power. "As these awards grow in entries and visibility over the years, these
companies will be able to look back with pride and say that they were the
first-ever winners of these coveted awards."
"We are honored that Direct Alliance Corporation won two prestigious
Stevie awards," said James Kebert, president of Direct Alliance Corporation.
"We extend our gratitude to all our employees who make Direct Alliance
ABOUT DIRECT ALLIANCE CORPORATION
Direct Alliance creates custom business process outsourcing solutions for
clients who sell their products either directly or through channel sales
partners. Utilizing its proprietary technology, infrastructure and processes,
Direct Alliance manages analytics, direct marketing, sales, financial
services, and account management for its clients. These services enable
manufacturers of brand-name products to sell directly to customers and support
existing indirect sales channels in a cost-effective and timely manner.
Founded in 1993, Direct Alliance employs more than 600 people in its Tempe,
Arizona, headquarters. Direct Alliance is a wholly owned subsidiary of
TeleTech Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: TTEC), a leading global business process
outsourcing (BPO) provider. For additional information about Direct Alliance
Corporation, visit www.directalliance.com.
TeleTech is a leading global business process outsourcing (BPO) company
that provides a full range of front-to-back office outsourced solutions
including e-commerce, professional sales, customer management, transaction-
based processing, and database marketing services. TeleTech's comprehensive
solutions include fully managed, OnDemand services including infrastructure,
software, and business intelligence. TeleTech's ability to deliver innovative
solutions globally over a centralized and standardized delivery platform
ensures a high quality, consistent customer experience enabling clients to
increase revenue, improve profitability, and develop stronger customer
relationships around the world. TeleTech is a valued partner for clients that
include Global 1000 businesses and governments. Nearly 65 percent of
TeleTech's revenue is generated internationally with services offered from
nearly every continent on the globe. For additional information, visit
ABOUT THE STEVIE AWARDS
Hailed as "the business world's own Oscars" by the New York Post
(April 27, 2005), Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American
Business Awards, The International Business Awards, The Stevie Awards for
Women in Business, and the Selling Power Sales Excellence Awards. Honoring
companies of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies
recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more
about The Stevie Awards at www.stevieawards.com.
ABOUT SELLING POWER
Selling Power is the world's leading sales management magazine with more
than 145,000 subscribers in 67 countries. Learn more at www.sellingpower.com.
Sponsors of the 2006 Selling Power Sales Excellence Awards include Selling
Power Magazine, Careerbuilder.com, Factiva, Fusion Sales Partners, HR Chally,
Both of TeleTech Holdings, Inc.