Salesforce.com AppExchange Partners Create a Bridge between Legacy SAP Systems and The Business Web

Above All, Bluewolf, Bridgewerx, Cast Iron Systems, Integration Technologies and Pervasive Software deliver SAP integration solutions for salesforce.com customers

SAN FRANCISCO — May 16, 2006 — salesforce.com (NYSE:CRM) the market and technology leader in on-demand customer relationship management (CRM), today announced the availability of new AppExchange partner solutions that provide integration between salesforce.com's suite of on-demand CRM solutions and SAP's ERP applications. Above All Software, Bluewolf, Bridgewerx, Cast Iron Systems, Integration Technologies and Pervasive Software have all developed SAP-Salesforce integration solutions now available on the AppExchange. With these solutions, companies now have a path to allow their legacy SAP environments to participate in the innovation and success available through The Business Web.

AppExchange, salesforce.com's on-demand platform, allows customers and partners to build powerful new applications quickly and easily, customize and integrate the Salesforce suite to meet their unique business needs, and distribute and sell on-demand applications at http://www.appexchange.com. Developed on the AppExchange on-demand platform, the partner solutions announced today allow companies to build a bridge between their client-server SAP environments and the new generation of Internet-based systems at the core of an increasing number of companies' IT strategies.

With more than 40 percent of all salesforce.com transactions now occurring through the AppExchange Web services API, salesforce.com is a leader in the area of Service Oriented Architectures, giving enterprises a proven way to use this new approach to connect applications in their organizations. By allowing key customer, sales and order data to be integrated with and made visible in salesforce.com's SFA and Service and Support applications, companies can extend the value of the data in their SAP systems without having to extend their investment in the legacy systems that currently manage it.

Customers can find a range of powerful solutions on the AppExchange that can be quickly and easily deployed into their Salesforce implementations to integrate their on-demand CRM solutions with SAP applications. For more information, please visit http://www.salesforce.com/sap.

Six partners announcing Salesforce — SAP integration solutions for the AppExchange include:

  • Above All Software
    SAP Order Management for AppExchange from Above All provides companies with automated integration with SAP orders to speed the sales process, create new revenue opportunities and reduce errors. With this new AppExchange solution, salesforce.com customers can now deploy Above All's popular integration solution to enable their sales groups to interact in real-time with SAP to create, update and view sales order information, all within Salesforce. Enterprises can rapidly deploy integrated solutions in just weeks without resorting to unnecessary data movement.
  • Bluewolf
    Bluewolf Enterprise Salesforce Integration (ESI) provides seamless integration to SAP applications running on Oracle, SQL Server, or DB2. ESI allows Salesforce administrators to quickly deploy complex SAP integrations within the comfort of a Salesforce tab.
  • Bridgewerx
    The Bridgewerx On Demand Integrator provides real time integration between Salesforce and other enterprise systems, such as SAP, synchronizing Account, Opportunity, and other key information with no coding or expensive middleware.
  • Cast Iron Systems
    The Cast Iron Integration Appliance uses a "No Software" approach to connect salesforce.com with other enterprise applications. Cast Iron completes integration projects in just days and for 80 percent less cost than software-based alternatives.
  • Integration Technologies
    The InterWeave Integration Platform for salesforce.com's AppExchange from Integration Technologies inc. creates a bi-directional, real-time bridge between data in Salesforce and your SAP applications. And, with the delivery of our new Interactive Development Environment for fast integration development, customers can gain unlimited integration capability with timeframe savings of up to 85 percent. InterWeave provides rapid integration and synchronization for a wide variety of internal and external applications to Salesforce.
  • Pervasive Software
    Pervasive Business Integrator from Pervasive Software (NASDAQ: PVSW) delivers rapid and flexible integration between salesforce.com, SAP and more than 150 data and application formats. Hundreds of customers have successfully integrated salesforce.com with their existing legacy and operational systems. Pervasive's ready-to-configure salesforce.com solutions speed implementation time while reducing the risk, complexity and high maintenance costs of custom-coded solutions.
"As a longtime SAP professional, I have been pleasantly surprised at how easy it has been to link these two products together," said Bill Schlemm, IT Systems Project Manager, Littelfuse. "Salesforce knows how important other systems are to our overall success."

"Customers need the capability to seamlessly integrate world-class on-demand CRM with legacy ERP applications," said Cindy Warner, senior vice president, Global Integration Services, salesforce.com. "Together with our partners we are creating an integration ecosystem that provides our customers with flexible implementation options and ultimately on-demand success across their enterprise. This extends a bridge between legacy SAP applications and The Business Web."

More than 200 applications created by salesforce.com, its customers and partners are now available on the salesforce.com AppExchange, the world's first on-demand application platform. AppExchange provides unprecedented ease of customization and integration for Salesforce deployments, as well as enabling a whole new generation of on-demand applications that go beyond CRM. AppExchange enables all of these on-demand applications to be easily shared, exchanged and installed with one click into any salesforce.com account. AppExchange can be found at http://www.salesforce.com/appexchange.

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