SigmaTrak Delivers Partner Visibility for Salesforce.com's AppExchange

Salesforce.com Customers, Subscribers and Partners Can Now Deploy Solution for Managing Partner Sales and Inventory Data Directly within Their Salesforce Implementation

Austin, Texas, and San Francisco, Calif. — February 28, 2006 — SigmaTrak, Inc., a leading provider of appliance-based B2B collaboration solutions, and salesforce.com (NYSE:CRM), the market and technology leader in on-demand customer relationship management (CRM), today announced the availability of Partner Visibility for salesforce.com's AppExchange. Salesforce.com customers can now deploy Partner Visibility within their Salesforce implementation to deliver daily sales, inventory, and claim information sent directly from partners' business systems via the SigmaTrak data integration service. Built on the AppExchange on-demand platform, Partner Visibility for AppExchange is immediately available for test drive and deployment at http://www.salesforce.com/appexchange.

The SigmaTrak Partner Visibility solution allows channel partners to quickly and cost-effectively share sales, inventory, and claims data electronically with manufacturers via the salesforce.com on-demand platform. By providing daily visibility to channel data, SigmaTrak Partner Visibility for AppExchange enables channel managers to better anticipate demand, optimize channel programs and incentives, and react quickly to changing market conditions. Using the innovative SigmaTrak messaging appliance, channel partners simply print their daily sales and inventory reports and the appliance formats and sends the information securely and privately to the manufacturer's Salesforce account. The SigmaTrak appliance automatically links all channel data to the respective partner account in the manufacturer's Salesforce implementation.

With AppExchange, salesforce.com customers now have access to new applications that bring the benefits of salesforce.com to an entire business, letting them manage and share all of their company information on-demand. Using AppExchange, companies can easily add new on-demand applications to their existing Salesforce deployments, extending their success and making the full power and creativity of the salesforce.com customer, partner and developer community available with just a click.

"The SigmaTrak Partner Visibility application on AppExchange provides an industry leading solution for analyzing channel sales and inventory on a daily basis," said Paul Palmer, CEO, SigmaTrak. "By helping get critical channel partner data daily to salesforce.com's on-demand business platform in an efficient and affordable manner, together we make it possible for salesforce.com customers and subscribers to receive auditable and actionable data to improve channel operations, leading to better information, lower costs, and more efficient business processes."

"Partner Visibility is a powerful example of the kind of innovative solutions to real world problems that are now available on demand via the AppExchange," said Adam Gross, vice president, developer marketing, salesforce.com. "Sigmatrak's application complements and extends Salesforce's partner capabilities and strategically ties together partner sales and inventory data with Salesforce account information, all with simplicity of pre-built, out of the box integration."

SigmaTrak's Partner Visibility solution enables manufacturers and other salesforce.com customers to:

  • Know what is happening in their sales channels daily, though automated compliance with channel reporting requirements, for all of their distributors, resellers and OEM partners.
  • View all sales made, inventory in stock and claims automatically received daily from each of their partners' business systems, fully auditable and linked to their respective partner account information within Salesforce.
  • With "one-click," verify performance of each rebate or special pricing claim received with actual sales and inventory data received daily from the partner.
  • Analyze sales and inventory data by partner, partner location, product, and end customer via configurable reports and dashboards.
Partner Visibility for AppExchange is one of more than 160 applications created by salesforce.com, its customers and partners that 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.

 

About SigmaTrak

SigmaTrak is the leading provider of appliance-based B2B collaboration solutions. Through its appliance-based approach, SigmaTrak automates B2B information exchange, while reducing deployment times and lowering implementation and maintenance costs. Today, companies in 18 countries on 5 continents are using SigmaTrak to cost-effectively streamline B2B collaboration and better manage trading relationships. All implementations were done via a rapid implementation (days or weeks, not months) and with no on-site consulting help required. SigmaTrak is headquartered in Round Rock, Texas.

About SigmaTrak

SigmaTrak is the leading provider of appliance-based B2B collaboration solutions. Through its appliance-based approach, SigmaTrak automates B2B information exchange, while reducing deployment times and lowering implementation and maintenance costs. Today, companies in 18 countries on 5 continents are using SigmaTrak to cost-effectively streamline B2B collaboration and better manage trading relationships. All implementations were done via a rapid implementation (days or weeks, not months) and with no on-site consulting help required. SigmaTrak is headquartered in Round Rock, Texas.