Chatter.com is Live
Chatter.com makes private social networks available to every company around the world
Starting today, any employee can sign their company up for free at Chatter.com
Chatter.com will be featured in salesforce.com's first broadcast advertising spots on February 6, 2011
LONDON, Jan. 31, 2011 -- Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM), the enterprise cloud computing (http://www.salesforce.com/cloudcomputing/) company, today announced the public availability of Chatter.com, enabling every company to create a free, private social network. With Chatter.com, any company can easily collaborate and increase employee productivity. To get started, any employee can simply register their company e-mail address at Chatter.com.
Leveraging the social features popularised by Facebook and Twitter - such as profiles, status updates and real-time feeds - Chatter lets employees "follow" documents, people and groups. The result is a new level of productivity that breaks down department and organisational barriers.
Chatter.com – Company Collaboration Made Easy
Chatter.com makes it easy for users to connect and collaborate with their colleagues. Employees can leverage Chatter.com to:
Connect with experts
Collaborate with remote employees
Easily share large files
Prepare for sales presentations
Manage team projects
Discuss confidential topics
Share important info with coworkers
Solve customer issues
Brainstorm marketing ideas
Chatter Delivers Incredible Productivity Gains to Employees and Companies
In a recent customer satisfaction survey of more than 6,000 global salesforce.com customers, executives reported that Chatter is making their employees more productive - with 28 percent fewer meetings and 32 percent less e-mail. In addition, nearly 50 percent of the users surveyed said they could find information faster than ever before.
Chatter's breakthrough technology has allowed salesforce.com to expand beyond sales organisations, and bring a new wave of collaboration to employees across the enterprise. Companies including Dell and Reed Exhibitions have already rolled out Chatter enterprise-wide.
Chatter.com Television Advertising to Appear February 6, 2011
Chatter.com will be featured in salesforce.com's first ever broadcast advertisements that will debut on Sunday February 6, 2011. The spots were directed and produced by will.i.am in collaboration with saleforce.com's in-house marketing team using Chatter.com to create the two television advertisements in record time.
Comments on the News
"Now with Chatter.com, any company can do impossible things as a team," said Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO, salesforce.com.
"During the production of the two commercial spots, we were collaborating on documents, scripts, artwork, downloading, uploading - all securely in the cloud using Chatter. Any task can be solved when you have a team working cohesively," said will.i.am, Director & Executive Producer, Dipdive Inc. and director of the Chatter.com television commercials.
"Over the years, an endless onslaught of e-mails and meetings has built a barrier to creativity and productivity. That's why Chatter.com is so exciting: it drives employees to share knowledge and expertise, close more deals and solve customer problems," said Denis Pombriant, Beagle Research.
"We are always looking for tools to increase employee productivity and collaboration within our company. Chatter.com is an entirely new technology that we cannot wait to get our hands on. By connecting our employees across departments, Chatter.com will help us close more deals, serve our customers better and increase productivity throughout the entire business," said Lars Fjeldsoe-Nielsen, VP Growth and Operations at Trumpet Technologies. "I cannot wait to see what we will accomplish in the weeks to come."
Chatter Pricing and Availability
Chatter.com is now generally available at no charge to anyone with a company email address.
Salesforce Chatter is now generally available and included for free with all paying user licenses of Salesforce CRM and Force.com.
Chatter Plus user licenses are available for customers using Professional Edition, Enterprise Edition or Unlimited Edition for $15 per user, per month.
Chatter Free is now generally available to all employees of paying salesforce.com customers at no charge.
Customers who purchase salesforce.com technologies should make their purchase decisions based upon features that are currently available.
To sign-up for Chatter.com, please visit http://www.chatter.com
Like Chatter at http://www.facebook.com/chatter
Follow @salesforce on Twitter and join the conversation with #Chatter
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