Jigsaw Named 'Cool Vendor' by Leading Analyst Firm

Vendors selected for the 'Cool Vendor report' chosen for being innovative, impactful and intriguing

Jun 09, 2010, 16:01 ET from Jigsaw

SAN MATEO, Calif., June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Jigsaw, the leader in crowd-sourced data services, has been included in the list of "Cool Vendors" in the "Cool Vendors in CRM Sales, 2010, Michael Dunne, et. al., 30 March, 2010" report by Gartner, Inc. Jigsaw was one of three companies profiled in the Gartner Report which looked at innovative developments around prospecting, social CRM software and sales content management for sales executives, sales managers, and sales and marketing operations directors seeking to streamline nonselling sales tasks, while increasing sales and marketing effectiveness.

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"Jigsaw was founded on the belief that there's a smarter way to manage B-to-B data in the cloud because most companies don't possess the core competencies or have the dedicated resources to procure and maintain their own data," said Jim Fowler, co-founder, Jigsaw. "We're honored that leading industry analysts at Gartner have recognized us, which we believe is for our expertise in automated data cleansing and lead generation."

Jigsaw provides the world's first cloud-based, automated system for acquiring and maintaining sales prospect records for CRM and marketing automation systems. The service is the first of its kind and leverages the power of Jigsaw's global business community of 1.2 million individuals and businesses that contribute B-to-B data to its world's largest database of 22 million B-to-B contacts and 3 million company profiles. In May of 2010, Jigsaw was acquired by salesforce.com.  

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About Gartner's Cool Vendors Selection Process

Gartner's listing does not constitute an exhaustive list of vendors in any given technology area, but rather is designed to highlight interesting, new and innovative vendors, products and services. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness of a particular purpose.

Gartner defines a cool vendor as a company that offers technologies or solutions that are: Innovative, enable users to do things they couldn't do before; Impactful, have, or will have, business impact (not just technology for the sake of technology); Intriguing, have caught Gartner's interest or curiosity in approximately the past six months.

About Jigsaw

Jigsaw (http://www.jigsaw.com) is a leading provider of business information and data services that uniquely leverages user-generated content contributed by its global business-to-business community of 1.2 million members. Jigsaw gives individuals and companies access to business contact information for 22 million business professionals and profiles of 3 million companies. In addition to delivering low-cost and easy access to high-value business information for sales, marketing, recruiting and customer service, Jigsaw provides a variety of cloud-based data acquisition and management services. Founded in 2004, Jigsaw is located in San Mateo, Calif. and is a salesforce.com company.