Searching for widespread adoption and application flexibility, Harris Interactive chooses salesforce.com for 200-user international deployment
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - November 4, 2003 - Salesforce.com®, the world leader in delivering software-as-service, today announced that Harris Interactive, a worldwide market research and consulting firm, is standardizing over 200 US and UK sales and research professionals on salesforce.com. Harris Interactive has begun transitioning to a complete sales and marketing function within the organization, encompassing marketing campaign management, sales activity, proposal generation and tracking, and bookings, as well as providing a seamless "off ramp" for closed deals into the finance department.
"In order to be a world class organization, you need to have a world class sales force supported by a world class sales management system," said Ron Knight, chief of staff and group president at Harris Interactive. "We have found salesforce.com to be an intuitive application and fairly simple to roll out on a global basis."
"Salesforce.com is the leader in the software-as-service market. No other Web-based solution can compete in terms of functionality, usability, price, and options for customization and integration," said Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO of salesforce.com. "Our commitment to innovation and to customer success go hand in hand - and we continue to show momentum in both areas with more than 8,000 companies turning from other solutions to salesforce.com for optimal benefit."
With more than 8,000 customers and 110,000 subscribers worldwide, salesforce.com is the world's most successful application utility and the first profitable software-as-service provider. Salesforce.com allows the scalable, secure management of sales force automation, campaign management, customer service and support, as well as documents and files. The new salesforce.com Integration Server powered by TIBCO (NASDAQ: TIBX), available to salesforce.com customers, offers integration with almost every corporate system including SAP (NYSE: SAP), Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) and PeopleSoft (NASDAQ: PSFT) applications.