AVANT, a platform for IT decision-making and the nation’s premier Technology Services Distributor, will reveal significant improvements to Pathfinder 2.0 (P2) next week at the 6th annual Special Forces Summit in Phoenix, Ariz. Updates to P2 include:
- New provider analytics. Enables more informed, data-driven decision-making based on the real and verified experiences of Trusted Advisors (TAs).
- A connected experience. Ensures a faster, more efficient sales cycle by up-leveling engagement levels between AVANT, TAs, and providers.
- Expanded vendor portfolio. Offers a more intuitive and customer-ready experience for the TA.
“Our team is committed to empowering Trusted Advisors by providing them access to exclusive resources and tools, like Pathfinder 2.0, which provides exclusive and essential insights for data-driven client conversations,” said Ian Kieninger, CEO and Co-Founder, AVANT. “This platform showcases the experiences and the strength of the Trusted Advisor community, enabling them to navigate the evolving technology landscape confidently. With access to years of verified transactions in real-time, the Provider Analytics feature is the ultimate ‘sales cheat code’ that makes it possible to win more deals faster with AVANT.”
Game-Changing Provider Analytics
With P2 and the AVANT Analytics engine, TAs can tap into vendor data that cannot be found elsewhere. Years of extensive data accumulation by AVANT and the Trusted Advisor Community have created dependable and authenticated vendor ratings of verified sales across key business sectors, including Cybersecurity, CCaaS/UcaaS, Connectivity, Cloud, and Colocation.
“We are excited to see Pathfinder become a central platform for communication and collaboration between AVANT, our providers, and our Trusted Advisors,” said Jake Schuman, Vice President of Product, AVANT. “The AVANT Provider Analytics engine is a pioneering development that empowers the Trusted Advisor by directly putting the power of vendor performance data into their hands. With dependable and verified sales ratings, this engine has become a game-changer for our Trusted Advisors because we require a validated customer deal or experience.”
P2 provides access only to verified vendor data collected from over 1,500 surveys conducted by AVANT following deal closure and post-sale implementation. Other industry review programs often include non-validated data. Once collected, this data is analyzed by AVANT’s data scientists. With more than two years of vendor data available, AVANT Analytics is the industry’s most reliable source of understanding the TA’s opinions of the vendor experience.