BOSTON, Dec. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- dimdim (http://www.dimdim.com), the
world's leading open source web meeting company, today announced that it
will be a Premium Provider on SugarExchange, the SugarCRM Marketplace.
SugarCRM, the world's leading provider of commercial open source customer
relationship management (CRM) software has been integrated with dimdim's
open source web meeting software, giving companies of all sizes an
integrated collaboration and CRM system that is the most fully-functioned,
cost-efficient, and customizable solution available anywhere. Purely via
word-of-mouth, dimdim's open source version has been downloaded more than
120,000 times. In addition, more than 13,000 users have accessed dimdim's
free hosted service since it launched its private beta at DEMO in September
"dimdim was born from our goal to democratize rich media giving anyone
the opportunity to use audio, video, desktop sharing, and virtual worlds to
exchange information in a way not currently possible," said DD Ganguly, CEO
and co-founder of dimdim. "Our partnership brings us closer to that goal,
combining the best open source web meeting service and CRM solutions into
an open platform, and making it widely available."
dimdim has created the world's first browser-based web meeting software
that allows anybody to share their desktop, show slides, as well as talk,
listen, chat, and broadcast via webcam. Integration with dimdim's
ground-breaking software allows SugarCRM users, developers and partners to
include advanced browser-based collaboration features so that they can
easily and instantly interact with large or small groups across multiple
geographies, without having to download and maintain software. The unique
combination with SugarCRM's commercial open source CRM software enables
corporations, educational institutions, government organizations,
non-profits and SMBs to build and maintain more profitable relationships
with their customers, suppliers, and employees alike.
"We are delighted to be collaborating with dimdim to provide our
customers with the best open source solution for web meetings. dimdim is
ahead of the market with its pricing model and also in its ability for
users to easily create and customize web meetings, with no software to
download for attendees. This certainly will help customer-facing businesses
build and maintain more profitable relationships," said John Roberts, CEO
dimdim uses Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud, giving dimdim users the
same sophisticated and scaleable infrastructure used by Amazon.com. dimdim
is certified by SugarCRM's SugarExchange Certification Program. Its members
must meet a clearly defined set of requirements at the presentation, system
and network level. Areas covered during the certification testing process
include, but are not limited to, authentication and identity management,
data access and API controls, update mechanisms and error and exception
handling. For a complete list of testing criteria please visit
As a certified SugarCRM Provider, users are assured that dimdim's
software meets the company's stringent quality criteria and are ready to
deploy across its complete product offerings, including Sugar Professional
and Sugar Enterprise. Certification denotes the trustworthiness of the
application, as well as the application provider.
dimdim is the world's free, open source, web meeting company. dimdim is
backed by the original investors in Skype, Hotmail, and MySQL. dimdim's
global investors include: Nexus India Capital, Index Ventures and Draper
Richards. dimdim is based in Boston, Mass., with offices in Canada and
India. dimdim can be found online at http://www.dimdim.com .
Contact for dimdim
Dominic Johnson, Consort Partners
Tel: +1 415 306 2996
SugarCRM is the world's leading provider of commercial open source
customer relationship management (CRM) software for companies of all sizes.
SugarCRM easily adapts to any business environment by offering a more
flexible, cost-effective alternative than proprietary applications.
SugarCRM's open source architecture allows companies to more easily
customize and integrate customer-facing business processes in order to
build and maintain more profitable relationships. SugarCRM offers several
deployment options, including on-demand, on-premise and appliance-based
solutions to suit customers' security, integration and configuration needs.
For more information, call 408-454-6900 or 1-87-SUGARCRM toll-free in the
US, e-mail email@example.com, or visit http://www.sugarcrm.com .
Contact for SugarCRM
Chris Harrick, SugarCRM
Tel: +1 408 454 6947