Salesforce.com selected as enterprise standard for lower upfront costs, rapid time to value and ease of user adoption
Force.com provides comprehensive platform for custom application development
SAN FRANCISCO - June 9, 2009 - Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM), the enterprise cloud computing company, today announced that Advent Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADVS), a leading provider of software and services for the global investment management industry, has deployed Salesforce CRM and the Force.com platform throughout the company. Hundreds of Advent's sales, marketing, professional services, customer support, IT, finance, and executive management employees are using salesforce.com globally.
"We were able to deploy the cloud computing platform and applications from salesforce.com throughout our enterprise more quickly and at less cost than on-premise alternatives," said Belinda Rodman, Chief Information Officer, Advent Software. "Additionally, with Salesforce CRM and Force.com we have proven cloud computing solutions that delivered rapid time to value and have been widely adopted by our employees."
Advent uses Salesforce CRM as a central data repository to help sales and customer service better understand customers. Its high adoption rate among users ensures that customer data is consistent and reliable. Fast access to key business metrics and increased visibility across the entire company drive better business oversight and decision-making. Advent also benefits from custom forecasts and dashboards that provide real time views of key opportunity and deal metrics, and make it easy to compare historical data.
In addition to Salesforce CRM, Advent is developing project management and other custom applications on the Force.com platform. Force.com provides a real-time cloud computing infrastructure for Advent, ensuring that its customizations to Salesforce CRM and Force.com are delivered immediately worldwide. Advent's IT team leverages multiple Force.com sandbox environments for developing and testing new customizations and applications before deploying them. Additionally, salesforce.com's cloud computing model delivers a continuous pace of new features and functionality without requiring Advent to manually perform the upgrades.
"We needed something to support our business architecture and processes going forward," said Rodman. "We've been able to achieve an enterprise standard with the Force.com platform that we can build our business around."
Advent Software is one of the 59,300 companies of all sizes, industries and geographies that comprised the salesforce.com customer base as of April 30, 2009. Revenue and subscribers will be recognized as the service is delivered.
Advent Software, Inc., a global firm, has provided trusted solutions to the world's financial professionals since 1983. Today firms in 60 countries rely on Advent technology to run their mission-critical operations. Advent's quality software, data, services and tools enable financial professionals to improve service and communication to their clients, allowing them to grow their business while controlling costs. Advent is the only financial services software company to be awarded the Service Capability and Performance certification for being a world-class support and services organization. For more information on Advent products visit http://www.advent.com/about/resources/demos/pr.
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