Leading firms build practices around world's most customizable CRM
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - April 13, 2004 - Salesforce.com®, the global leader in on-demand customer relationship management (CRM) services, today announced that major new consulting partners have built practices around salesforce.com Spring '04, the world's most customizable CRM. The Bluewolf Group, Extraprise, and Inforte (NASDAQ: INFT) have partnered with salesforce.com to help customers successfully design and implement custom CRM solutions that optimize sales, marketing and support processes. With these salesforce.com consulting partners, enterprises can easily take full advantage of the new customization capabilities in Spring '04, including salesforce.com Studio and sforce 3.0.
"Salesforce.com's customizable on-demand CRM is an extremely powerful offering," said Eric Berridge, principal at the Bluewolf Group, a leading provider of CRM consulting services to companies throughout the United States. "At Bluewolf, we are committed to providing clients with solutions and best practices that increase productivity and lower costs. Salesforce.com delivers on this commitment to our customers time and time again."
"Salesforce.com's customization and extension tools make it easy to design, implement and deploy CRM initiatives that meet the unique needs of a business or industry," said Ken Marshall, chairman and CEO, Extraprise, an international consulting company specializing in CRM. "We look forward to helping companies gain greater value than ever through combining our best practices and rigorous processes with the best in on-demand CRM."
"Implemented correctly, CRM delivers powerful benefits in efficiency and effectiveness of sales, service and marketing, but even more importantly, it strengthens company strategy and helps generate enduring returns," said Mike Passilla, executive vice president, Inforte, a leading customer strategy and solutions consultancy. "Salesforce.com delivers customization capabilities that allow us to implement robust, focused CRM solutions that address the strategic business needs of each client - with simplicity and success, and often without significant programming effort."
Salesforce.com's new consulting partners will help customers quickly implement salesforce.com and successfully adapt it to their specific business needs. These partners will also provide additional, complementary technical and business consulting services for optimizing sales, marketing and support processes.
"The level of customization available through salesforce.com Spring '04 is unsurpassed by any other CRM solution - whether on-demand or client/server," said Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO, salesforce.com. "Large consulting organizations are joining large companies in embracing salesforce.com and the on-demand model as the only path to rapid CRM success."
The fifteenth generation of salesforce.com, Spring '04 breaks new ground in empowering organizations to adapt CRM to precisely fit their specific, unique business and industry needs. With the point-and-click ease of the new salesforce.com Studio, business administrators can create Custom Tabs and completely new modules to extend CRM. The on-demand platform that powers salesforce.com Spring '04 and salesforce.com Studio, sforce 3.0 offers developers complete programmatic control over CRM customization, integration, and extension. For more information on today's product announcements, please see separate releases at www.salesforce.com.
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