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.
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
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.
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.,
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