Mindjet Releases MindManager(R) for salesforce.com
New sforce Certified Solution Provides Interactive, Visual Dashboard for CRM
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. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20040721/SFW003 ) 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 Mindjet 415-925-3120 x134 firstname.lastname@example.org
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