Mindjet Releases MindManager(R) for salesforce.com

New sforce Certified Solution Provides Interactive, Visual Dashboard for CRM


Jul 21, 2004, 01:00 ET from Mindjet

    NEW YORK, July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Mindjet and salesforce.com (NYSE:   CRM),
 the market share leader of enterprise application services that allow
 organizations to easily share customer information on demand, today announced
 the availability of MindManager(R) for salesforce.com. Mindjet's solution
 enables sales professionals to dynamically create a visual dashboard for any
 given sales opportunity or account using information saved within their
 salesforce.com database. MindManager for salesforce.com tightly integrates
 with salesforce.com via the sforce on demand platform, and is available
 immediately to all salesforce.com customers.
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     MindManager for salesforce.com was announced today in New York at a global
 event celebrating salesforce.com's latest Summer '04 release, which delivers
 100 new features instantly and seamlessly to all 10,700 salesforce.com
 customers and 161,000 subscribers worldwide.
     Since sforce was launched just over one year ago, salesforce.com has
 created an ecosystem that is significantly changing the way on-demand
 applications are built, just as salesforce.com changed how they are delivered.
 Today, Mindjet joins an sforce community of 3,000 developers, 750 enterprises
 and more than 100 ISVs who are using sforce to customize, integrate and extend
 salesforce.com to create custom CRM solutions.
     "MindManager for Salesforce.com allows us to present salesforce.com
 information in a manner that is both visually stimulating and readily
 digestible," said Simon Hill, SMS Management & Technology. "This ensures that
 our sales people can see the big picture for any project they are working on,
 as well as the intricate detail."
     Sforce partners expand customer choice by creating a wide range of new
 customer-centric solutions, including mobile applications, hosted vertical
 applications, voice automation, and specific device support. All solutions are
 built using open standards on the sforce on demand platform, one of the most
 widely used and broadly supported enterprise Web services.
     Mindjet's solution allows customer and opportunity information to be
 viewed in a single interactive dashboard rather than in multiple static CRM
 data screens. Presenting a single big picture view of their CRM information
 allows users to quickly identify sales barriers and progress the sale.
     "MindManager for salesforce.com's use of information visualization coupled
 with saleforce.com's sforce on demand platform provides an easy-to-deploy,
 visual CRM solution that transforms the sales management process," said Chris
 Holmes, vice president, Mindjet Business Solutions.
     The sforce on demand platform allows solution developers to customize,
 integrate, and extend salesforce.com to create sophisticated custom CRM
 solutions. In contrast to traditional packaged software, sforce allows
 developers to use the tools they already know and love from IBM, BEA, Borland,
 and Microsoft to build CRM integrations and applications with record speed and
 success. Leveraging standards and technologies from the Service Oriented
 Architectures (SOA), sforce continues to demonstrate how the on demand
 platforms are a central part of the new enterprise IT strategies. Free access
 to the sforce community, as well as more information on the sforce Developer
 Program, is available at http://sforce.com.
     About Mindjet
     Mindjet (www.mindjet.com) software products improve business productivity
 by combining the power of information visualization with the benefits of team
 collaboration to increase the return on people, information and business
 process management.
     MindManager, the critically acclaimed information visualization
 application with more than 500,000 licenses sold worldwide, helps business
 professionals from the majority of Fortune 500 companies plan, organize and
 manage business processes, projects and information based activities.
     Mindjet is a privately held software company with headquarters in
 California and operations throughout the world.
     About salesforce.com
     Salesforce.com is the market and  technology leader in customer
 relationship management (CRM) on demand. Through  its award-winning
 Salesforce.com family of products, the company provides a  comprehensive suite
 of customer relationship management (CRM) services to help  enterprises of all
 sizes and industries and geographies meet the complex  challenge of managing
 customer information. Salesforce.com also offers sforce,  the salesforce.com
 client/service platform, to allow customers and independent  software vendors
 to customize and integrate salesforce.com, as well as build  their own on
 demand enterprise applications. As of June 30, 2004 salesforce.com  manages
 the customer information for 10,700 customers and 161,000 paying  subscribers
 including Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), SunGard, Dow Jones, America  Online
 (AOL), Avis/Budget Rent A Car (Cendant Rental Car Group), Polycom and
 SunTrust Bank. Salesforce.com is headquartered in San  Francisco, with offices
 in Europe and Asia, and trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the
 ticker symbol ''CRM''. For more information please visit www.salesforce.com or
 call 1-800 NO-SOFTWARE.
     NOTE:  Salesforce.com is a registered trademark of salesforce.com, inc.,
 San Francisco, California. Other names used may be trademarks of their
 respective owners.
     Media Contact:
      Hobart Swan
      415-925-3120 x134

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