~Salesforce.com selected as enterprise standard for lower upfront costs, rapid time to value and ease of user adoption~
Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM), the enterprise cloud computing company, has announced that Advent Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADVS), a leading provider of software and services for the global investment management industry, has deployed Salesforce CRM and the Force.com platform throughout the company. Hundreds of Advent’s sales, marketing, professional services, customer support, IT, finance, and executive management employees are using salesforce.com globally. “We were able to deploy the cloud computing platform and applications from salesforce.com throughout our enterprise more quickly and at less cost than on-premise alternatives,” said Belinda Rodman, Chief Information Officer, Advent Software. “Additionally, with Salesforce CRM and Force.com we have proven cloud computing solutions that delivered rapid time to value and have been widely adopted by our employees.” Advent uses Salesforce CRM as a central data repository to help sales and customer service better understand customers. Its high adoption rate among users ensures that customer data is consistent and reliable. Fast access to key business metrics and increased visibility across the entire company drive better business oversight and decision-making. Advent also benefits from custom forecasts and dashboards that provide real time views of key opportunity and deal metrics, and make it easy to compare historical data. In addition to Salesforce CRM, Advent is developing project management and other custom applications on the Force.com platform. Force.com provides a real-time cloud computing infrastructure for Advent, ensuring that its customisations to Salesforce CRM and Force.com are delivered immediately worldwide. Advent’s IT team leverages multiple Force.com sandbox environments for developing and testing new customisations and applications before deploying them. Additionally, salesforce.com’s cloud computing model delivers a continuous pace of new features and functionality without requiring Advent to manually perform the upgrades. “We needed something to support our business architecture and processes going forward,” said Rodman. “We’ve been able to achieve an enterprise standard with the Force.com platform that we can build our business around.” Advent Software is one of the 59,300 companies of all sizes, industries and geographies that comprised the salesforce.com customer base as of April 30, 2009. Revenue and subscribers will be recognised as the service is delivered.
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