|SAN FRANCISCO — January 16, 2007 — OKERE, a management and technology consulting firm for on-demand business applications, and salesforce.com (NYSE:CRM), the market and technology leader in on-demand business services, today announced that OKERE's solution for Capital Markets is now available on salesforce.com's AppExchange. Built on the Apex on-demand platform OKERE Capital Markets is immediately available for test drive at http://www.salesforce.com/appexchange. Capital Markets is the fifth OKERE solutions for financial services available on the AppExchange.|
|OKERE is one of the leading salesforce.com partners for financial services and has worked with the world's top financial services firms, including Deutschebank, ABN-AMRO and TD Ameritrade, to deploy global salesforce.com applications. Leveraging this financial services experience and CRM expertise, OKERE developed solutions to help financial services companies maximize their Salesforce investments.|
|The OKERE Capital Markets solution is designed for businesses which market to, trade with and service financial services companies. This application provides call logging, list management and client review for a 360-degree view of clients to support consistent, superior service. Capital Markets for AppExchange enables salespeople, management and client strategists to share important client relationships across product and regional boundaries, transforming compartmentalized relationships into comprehensive ones.|
|"Since its inception OKERE has served financial services companies looking to reap the benefits of software-as-a-service. With Apex, we've captured this experience into packaged solutions that deliver immediate business value," said John Orrock, president and CEO of OKERE. "Now, with OKERE's solutions available on the AppExchange, salesforce.com financial services customers have fast and easy access to unique, high-value applications already customized to their specific business needs."|
|"OKERE has proven its rich industry expertise with our financial services customers, and now has developed industry-specific solutions using Apex to solve the business challenges these organizations face every day," said Matt Holleran, vice president, AppExchange partners, salesforce.com. "By leveraging OKERE solutions on the AppExchange, financial services companies can significantly jump-start their businesses."|
|OKERE also offers solutions for Retail Wealth Management, Wholesale Banking and Insurance, Investment Banking and Commercial Banking via AppExchange Verticals at http://salesforce.com/appexchange.|
Apex and the AppExchange
Apex is the on-demand platform for the next generation of business applications. Apex reinvents traditional customization and integration and enables a whole new generation of on-demand applications that go beyond CRM. All Apex components and applications can be easily shared, exchanged and installed with a few simple clicks via salesforce.com's AppExchange directory, enabling all the innovation that Apex unleashes to benefit the entire on-demand community.
|OKERE Capital Markets for AppExchange is one of more than 500 applications that are now available on salesforce.com's AppExchange, the world's first on-demand application directory, found at http://www.salesforce.com/appexchange.|
|The Apex on-demand platform is generally available today. The Apex programming language is available today for developer preview, and is currently scheduled to be available in beta to salesforce.com customers later in 2007.|
|OKERE is a management and technology consulting firm that focuses on software-as-a-service. With extensive experience in CRM, data management, integration and user enablement, OKERE's innovative approach enables clients to maximize the value of their technology investment for faster return and greater long-term benefits. OKERE delivers comprehensive, industry-specific solutions for leading companies such as Merrill Lynch, Symbol Technologies and TD Ameritrade. OKERE is a privately-held company, headquartered in New York with additional offices in Europe and Asia. For more information, call 1.888.44.OKERE (in the U.S.) or visit www.okere.com.|
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