SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Gryphon, the leading provider of cloud-based consumer contact preference solutions, today announced that its PrivacyAdvisor integration for Salesforce.com has been named a Semi-finalist in the Salesforce.com AppQuest 2010 competition. Selected from an initial pool of over 120 entries, Gryphon's solution sits with some of the most advanced Salesforce.com partner applications. The top 5 finalists and winner will be announced this week at Dreamforce 2010.
AppQuest entries were evaluated on the following criteria:
- Innovative use, implementation, and integration of Force.com technologies
- Strong visual design and user-centric execution
- Early customer success with the application
- Likelihood of long-term corporate success
- Entrepreneurial and/or team competencies
Available on AppExchange, Gryphon's PrivacyAdvisor certifies federal and state compliance with contact privacy laws across multiple channels (phone, fax, email, sms and mail) and displays the result directly within Salesforce.com in real-time. PrivacyAdvisor automatically applies legal exemptions to Do-Not-Contact (DNC) restrictions, allowing companies and individuals to expand their lead pool while avoiding costly DNC violations.
"We are very excited to be included as a Semi-finalist in AppQuest and recognized by Salesforce.com," said Scott Hambuchen, president of Gryphon. "This selection reinforces our company's commitment to innovation in contact compliance within the cloud environment. Our integration with Salesforce.com guarantees our mutual customers 100 percent compliance with all contact regulations without changing the way they use Salesforce.com. We take all of the complexity out of customer contact preferences and distill it into a simple graphical indicator."
Companies like Comcast Spectacor -- which market to consumers via Salesforce.com -- can now tap directly into the industry's most robust contact compliance platform. "Today's marketing privacy regulations are becoming so complex that it's virtually impossible for companies to stay compliant at a reasonable cost," said Jill Jablonski, CRM administrator of Comcast-Spectacor. "We need to stay compliant with our marketing efforts, and Gryphon allows us to do that with PrivacyAdvisor."
Gryphon is the leading provider of on-demand contact governance solutions, combining compliance, preference and productivity know-how to help leading companies eliminate risk and increase opportunity. By ensuring the cross-organizational observance of customer preferences, while preventing the overzealous suppression of valuable lists, Gryphon unlocks each client's marketable universe using confidence-building technology solutions that drive revenue. And by securely managing data and certifying contacts in real-time across all communication channels, Gryphon guarantees 100% compliance with Do-Not-Contact federal and state regulatory rules. Established in 1999 and headquartered in Norwood, Massachusetts, Gryphon counts the world's top brokerage firms and financial services experts among a host of satisfied clients.
About the Force.com Platform and AppExchange
Force.com is the only proven enterprise platform for building and running business applications in the cloud. The Force.com platform powers the Salesforce CRM applications with more than 800 ISV partner applications, and more than 120,000 custom applications used by Salesforce.com's 63,200 customers such as Japan Post, Kaiser Permanente, KONE and Sprint Nextel. Applications built on the Force.com platform can be easily distributed to the entire cloud computing community through the Salesforce.com AppExchange marketplace at http://salesforce.com/appexchange.
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