Announces Service Partner Program

Certified CRM Consultants to Maximize Value of Online Solution

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — July 2, 2001 —, the global market leader in online customer relationship management (CRM), today announced its Service Partner Program. Designed to help customers quickly achieve maximum return on their CRM investment, the program matches customers to qualified consultants with deep experience in CRM implementations. Service Partners provide business processes reengineering, implementation services and ongoing support to help customers rapidly profit from their CRM initiatives.

Customers experience a vastly improved deployment timeline and success rate than with traditional client-server applications. "Through working with a Service Partner, we were able to get almost 100 employees up and running on in about ten days," said Kellie Wilson, project manager at Dow Jones Newswire. "They helped us with all of our data importing and migration so that we could make a smooth transition to and start using the service immediately." Service Partners, located strategically throughout North America, have undergone a training and certification process. Each is required to complete ongoing training to stay current with enterprise technology and best practices.

"Our Service Partner Program integrates technology and expert services to meet the complex CRM needs of our mid-market and enterprise customers," said vice president of business development, Carl Schachter. "The result is that companies, who have been repeatedly burned by lengthy enterprise software implementations or low adoption rates and usage, now quickly realize the promised value on their CRM investment." provides online customer relationship management applications that offer customers a highly effective, low-risk software alternative with a rapid time to value. As the first complete CRM service to be offered online, helps companies enhance long-term relationships with their customers to increase revenues and support profitability.

For more information on and its Certified Service Partner program, please call 1-800-NO-SOFTWARE or go to

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