SAN FRANCISCO, November 19, 2009 – BMC Software (NASDAQ: BMC) and salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM), the enterprise cloud computing company, today announced a strategic alliance to deliver BMC’s industry-leading IT management solutions on the Force.com platform. The initial joint offering addresses the overwhelming customer demand for critical service desk function and processes delivered via the cloud.
Standing together on stage at Dreamforce 2009, salesforce.com Chairman and CEO Marc Benioff and BMC chairman and chief executive Bob Beauchamp discussed the new cloud-based service desk offering, designed for customers looking for strong IT-business integration and rapid time-to-value. Leveraging BMC’s industry-leading expertise, the core functionality of BMC Service Desk Express, and the trusted and scalable Force.com platform, BMC Service Desk Express on Force.com will deliver cloud-enabled service desk, self-service and inventory management capabilities.
“BMC’s new alliance with salesforce.com will make it easier than ever for customers to simplify and automate their IT and achieve a quick return on their investment,” said Beauchamp. “A strong, simplified and standardized service desk is critical to improving efficiency, increasing service levels and reducing costs.”
“The alliance between salesforce.com and BMC will accelerate IT management success with cloud computing,” said Benioff. “Customers can now leverage enterprise-class IT management completely in the cloud with Force.com and BMC Software.”
Business runs on IT. IT runs on BMC Software.
Business thrives when IT runs smarter, faster and stronger. That’s why the most demanding IT organizations in the world rely on BMC Software across both distributed and mainframe environments. Recognized as the leader in Business Service Management, BMC offers a comprehensive approach and unified platform that helps IT organizations cut cost, reduce risk and drive business profit. For the four fiscal quarters ended September 30, 2009, BMC revenue was approximately $1.88 billion. Visit www.bmc.com for more information.
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