Salesforce.com Demonstrates Cloud Computing Solutions at IBM Lotusphere 2009
LOTUSPHERE, ORLANDO, Fla. - January 19, 2009
Technology integration showcases how customers can bring together Salesforce CRM with IBM
Salesforce.com [NYSE: CRM], the enterprise cloud computing company, today announced that it will
show new technology that links salesforce.com's and IBM's flagship SaaS offerings to help customers
take full advantage of cloud computing. At IBM's Lotusphere event, salesforce.com will showcase how
customers can bring together Salesforce CRM with LotusLive and Lotus Notes, to harness the power
and innovation of cloud computing within their enterprises and across their customers.
Salesforce.com has also entered into an agreement with IBM to work together to further enable
technology interoperability and joint customer success for businesses that use solutions from both
"The cloud computing model offers customers a low-cost, low-risk way to manage their IT
infrastructure," said Polly Sumner, President, Platform, Alliances and Services, salesforce.com.
"Bringing together Salesforce CRM and LotusLive can help customers further leverage cloud computing
to streamline their communication and collaboration processes."
"With LotusLive, we are applying 20 years of experience in collaboration to the cloud,
helping businesses work smarter," said Sean Poulley, vice president of online collaboration
services, IBM Lotus. "We believe the combination of LotusLive, Lotus Notes and Salesforce CRM will
dramatically simplify and improve the way businesses interact with their customers."
Salesforce.com will show how customers can directly extend the customer and opportunity
management work done in the Salesforce CRM application with the web conferencing and task
management capabilities of LotusLive. With this integration, sales and other customer facing
processes can extend beyond a single company to help connect and manage the activities of teams
working across multiple organizations. In addition, through integration between Salesforce
CRM and IBM's Lotus Notes, customers will enjoy integration between the contact and calendar
information between the two applications.
Salesforce, the Customer Success Platform and world's #1 CRM, empowers companies to connect with their customers in a whole new way. For more information about Salesforce (NYSE: CRM), visit: www.salesforce.com.
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