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BTS Launches New Sales Index, a Predictive Monthly Metric for Business Leaders, and Releases October Index Numbers


BTS, a leading global strategy implementation firm, is pleased to
announce the launch of the BTS
Sales Index
. The BTS Sales Index provides a simple and
easy-to-understand predictive monthly metric that gives enterprise
leaders the right vantage point by which to view their critical business

Line of business and sales leaders tasked with making strategic
decisions don't have a good measure of confidence when deciding to ramp
up production or invest in customer relationships. Quarterly GDP numbers
and the S&P 500 paint two different pictures of economic performance,
the former too slow to incorporate new data and the latter too likely to
overreact to investor sentiment.

The BTS Sales Index represents the aggregate total revenue of the 1,000
largest publicly traded companies in the US in one simple to understand
number. Every month, the total revenue reported by these companies is
run through BTS' custom-built indexing tool. The index uses the total
revenue of the BTS 1,000 companies at the end of the second quarter of
2013 as its baseline because the economy showed signs of stable
recovery. Unemployment was back to normal rates, housing prices remained
steady, and stock prices were back to record levels.

On the first Thursday of every month, BTS will publish the previous
month's Sales Index as well as context to understand that month's
performance. This includes things like industry specific trends and job
rates that impact revenue.

October Update to BTS Sales Index

The BTS Sales Index increased 1.1 points (1.1%) in the month of October,
up to 101.5. The 1,000 companies of the BTS Sales Index reported
aggregate revenue up $3.157 trillion from $3.124 trillion in September.

The BTS Sales Index is still not back to its pre-hurricane level, but is
trending up. Retail sales and industrial production are accelerating and
expected to continue. Consumer durable goods orders are rising from the
previous month (and year-over-year), creating a significant positive
impact on the Manufacturing sector.

To check out the BTS Sales Index October update, click here.

About BTS

BTS is a global professional services firm headquartered in Stockholm,
Sweden, with some 500 professionals in 33 offices located on six
continents. We focus on the people side of strategy, working with
leaders at all levels to help them make better decisions, convert those
decisions to actions and deliver results. At our core, we believe people
learn best by doing. For 30 years, we've been designing fun, powerful
experiences that have a profound and lasting impact on people and their
careers. We inspire new ways of thinking, build critical capabilities
and unleash business success. It's strategy made personal.

We serve a wide range of client needs, including:

- Assessment centers for talent selection and development

- Strategy alignment and execution

- Business acumen, leadership and sales training programs

- On-the-job business simulations and application tools.

We partner with nearly 450 organizations, including over 30 of the
world's 100 largest global corporations. Our major clients are some of
the most respected names in business: Microsoft, SAP, Chevron,
Coca-Cola, Volvo Group, Citigroup, Salesforce, and Tencent.

BTS is a public company listed on the Nasdaq Stockholm and trades under
the symbol BTS B.

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