ThomasNet Runs Entire Recruiting Website on Sites

ThomasNet uses cloud computing from to minimize development time, facilitate ease of use, and to leverage existing investment in Salesforce CRM .

SAN FRANCISCO - July 13, 2009 - [NYSE: CRM], the enterprise cloud computing company, today announced that ThomasNet is using Sites to run its online recruiting efforts.

“ Sites enabled us to create a rich, fully customized recruiting application that integrates with our Salesforce CRM deployment, all in a matter of weeks,” said Brian Makas, manager of business intelligence at ThomasNet. Sites is a new capability of the platform that allows companies to build and run public-facing Web sites and applications. Sites provides companies the fastest way to build and run Web sites and applications in real-time without requiring any software or hardware infrastructure.

“ Sites provides ThomasNet with an ideal way to publish and promote job opportunities, collect resumes, and track candidates. As the recruiting manager enters new jobs into Salesforce CRM they are automatically displayed on our Web site at And, when someone applies for a job on our Web site, that information is automatically collected in Salesforce CRM. It’s the ability to connect content available in Salesforce CRM to the Web and vice versa that made using Sites an obvious decision,” added Makas. Since deploying the site, ThomasNet has already seen an increase of over 500 percent in the number of qualified resumes received.

“Since 2006, when we first deployed Salesforce CRM, we have continually looked for ways to further leverage the technology because of the productivity it enables without the need for significant development time or resources. These factors are the catalyst in our investment preferences for cloud computing,” said Janet Tarzia, executive director of marketing at ThomasNet.

A video of ThomasNet discussing their recruiting application and Sites is available here.

More information, including a video on Sites, is available here.

ThomasNet is one of the 59,300 companies of all sizes, industries and geographies that comprised the customer base as of April 30, 2009. Revenue and subscribers will be recognized as the service is delivered.

About ThomasNet
ThomasNet ( is the leading online destination connecting industrial sellers and buyers worldwide. Buyers from Fortune 500 companies, the government, the military and more depend on ThomasNet to search for and purchase the products and services they need. ThomasNet provides access to over 607,000 industrial companies, indexed by 70,000 product and service categories.Industrial manufacturers and service companies are successfully using ThomasNet to grow their businesses online, discover new markets, and develop new customers.Drawing from the company’s experience in the industrial market and ongoing research on buyers’ and sellers’ needs, ThomasNet has helped thousands of clients create websites that incorporate online catalogs, CAD drawings, and e-commerce capabilities.

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