More than 300 Customers Drive Sales and Marketing Success in the Cloud with Salesforce.com and Eloqua

Brightcove, Infoblox, Proofpoint, Taleo and more rely on the power of Eloqua and Salesforce CRM to improve their business processes and drive revenue

VIENNA, VA and SAN FRANCISCO - June 8, 2009 - Eloqua, the category-defining marketing automation leader and provider of best practices expertise for marketers worldwide, and salesforce.com [NYSE: CRM], the enterprise cloud computing company, today announced they have reached more than 300 joint customers. Industry leading companies such as Brightcove, Infoblox, Proofpoint and Taleo rely on the power of Eloqua's marketing automation solutions and Salesforce CRM to improve their business processes and drive revenue via the cloud computing model.

"Thanks to Eloqua and salesforce.com, our sales and marketing infrastructure easily supports our enterprise-wide initiatives, yet is still be flexible enough to adjust to meet the changing needs of our business," said Nicolas Draca, director of marketing, Infoblox, a leading provider of highly reliable and manageable platforms for core network services. "The combination of Eloqua and Salesforce CRM delivers the perfect mix of capabilities; and their long and impressive track record provides us with the comfort of knowing we're working with industry leaders."

With the joint Eloqua and Salesforce CRM solution, Infoblox is able to track all lead generation activity, including email opens and click-thrus, website visits, click-stream and form submissions. All of this data is viewable by sales representatives in the activity field from within Salesforce CRM, providing Infoblox's sales team with greater insight into prospect activity and interest, and allow marketing to track the revenue impact of its programs through 'first contact to close' integrated reporting and analytics.

Eloqua's award-winning Eloqua Conversion Suite, which is available in Lite, Express, Team and Enterprise versions, is the marketing automation platform of choice for leading marketers around the world. Designed to meet the needs of a wide range of businesses, from small companies to global enterprises. Eloqua automates, executes, and measures key marketing and lead management processes and delivers unparalleled flexibility, functionality, and results, along every step of the sales funnel - from lead generation to close.

"Businesses are increasingly looking for ways to improve their business process and integrate mission critical applications," said Joe Payne, CEO, Eloqua. "Salesforce.com has been Eloqua's most strategic partner since our inception. We are proud of the success we have achieved to date and look forward to teaming with salesforce.com to deliver customer success with sales and marketing in the cloud in the days, months and years to come."

Salesforce.com's Salesforce CRM is the world's most complete and popular cloud computing sales application on the market today. Using Salesforce CRM, sales professionals are driving more deals, generating more leads, and helping sales reps increase productivity. Salesforce CRM is delivered via the cloud computing model, enabling customers to get started quickly, with no software or hardware to install. Eloqua Conversion Suite can be used to extend the marketing capabilities within Salesforce CRM.

"Today's milestone is a direct result of the customer successes that have been achieved with the industry leading combination of Eloqua and Salesforce CRM," said Steve Lucas, senior vice president, Force.com and Alliances for Salesforce.com. "With Eloqua and salesforce.com, leading companies are able to increase their sales and marketing insight and effectiveness in order to stay ahead of the competition."

Customers can learn more by clicking on Eloqua's listing on the Force.com AppExchange at http://www.salesforce.com/appexchange.

 

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