PwC US Awarded for Innovation in Sales at Dreamforce 2013 PwC recognized for its outstanding contribution toward customer success in second annual Salesforce.com Partner Innovation Awards

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SALESFORCE.COM DREAMFORCE -- PwC US today announced it has been named the recipient of the Salesforce.com Partner Innovation Award for Sales by salesforce.com. In receiving this award, PwC was recognized for its work with USG Corporation, one of the world's leading building materials manufacturers, in leveraging social and mobile cloud technologies from salesforce.com to accelerate its customer company transformation. PwC was presented with the award at salesforce.com's annual Dreamforce, the world's largest vendor-led technology gathering, held at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco.

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"We're extremely honored to receive the Salesforce.com Partner Innovation Award for Sales this year," said Cornel Nolte, Advisory principal and PwC's global salesforce.com alliance leader. "The award is a great testament to the hard work and success that our team and their clients at USG Corporation have delivered over the past year."

As the market for commercial and residential real estate development began to improve, USG Corporation recognized an opportunity to accelerate lead generation and increase its market share. USG looked to PwC to help develop a sales transformation strategy and deliver a next-generation CRM solution built on the latest cloud technologies from salesforce.com with robust mobile capabilities.

"USG is investing strategically in our sales operations to strengthen our customer relationships and Salesforce is a key enabler," said Creighton Warren, USG Corporation's Chief Information Officer. "Partnership is an often overused and sometimes clichéd term. However, the true meaning of partnership was evident during our Salesforce implementation effort at USG. PwC worked closely with USG sales leadership, IT and our experienced sales professionals to conceptualize, design and deliver an impactful solution. Their skills in business transformation, systems integration, and change management led to a highly adopted solution that we are leveraging every day. USG looks forward to more mutual successes with PwC and salesforce.com as we build upon a strong foundation and continue to exceed our customers' expectations."

The Partner Innovation Awards is an annual awards program honoring salesforce.com's consulting alliance ecosystem for the contributions they have made in helping customers leverage social and mobile cloud technologies to accelerate customer company transformation.

"We are proud to honor the achievements of the Salesforce Cloud Alliance Partner ecosystem and congratulate PwC on its Salesforce.com Partner Innovation Award," said Dan Streetman, senior vice president, Alliances, salesforce.com. "Salesforce.com alliances continue to play an important role in enabling businesses to accelerate their customer company transformation and create deeper connections with their customers with social and mobile cloud technologies."

Recipients of the salesforce.com Partner Innovation Award were acknowledged in one of seven categories based on outstanding customer implementation work, including: Innovation in Sales, Innovation in Service, Innovation in Marketing, Innovation in Platform, Innovation in Industry Solutions, Innovation in Mobile Solutions, and Customer Company Innovation.

For more information, visit: www.pwc.com/salesforce.

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