Rainmaker Signs New Client, Infoblox, to Three-Year Agreement for E-commerce Cloud-Based SaaS Solution to Drive Incremental Education Revenue

Mar 15, 2011, 06:30 ET from Rainmaker Systems, Inc.

CAMPBELL, Calif., March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Rainmaker Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: RMKR), a leading global provider of cloud-based B2B selling solutions that drive higher customer acquisition, renewals, subscriptions and education sales for clients and their channel partners, today announced it has signed a three-year agreement for customer education sales with a new client, Infoblox, Inc., a leading developer of network infrastructure control solutions.

Under the program, Infoblox will utilize the Rainmaker Transact e-commerce solution to support all aspects of Infoblox's blended combination of instructor led, virtual and self-paced e-learning customer and partner training programs in North America, EMEA, and Asia-Pacific. Transact delivers a simple, global, online, cloud-based solution for selling and managing products and services specifically into the B2B mid-market.

The Transact e-commerce solution recently launched the addition of the "all you can learn" subscription model, which enables customers to purchase access to as much training as they can gain during the course of a single year. From a revenue perspective, this enhancement enables sales people to systematically add training onto existing orders without the need for knowledge of the course materials. For the end user, this enhancement allows access to all training modules at their own convenience.  Transact also handles automatic certification. End users are emailed certifications within 24-hours of the completion of the required courses.

Rainmaker CEO Michael Silton commented, "The Rainmaker Transact solution is the right fit for companies that manage training for customers and partners as a line of business that need to utilize best practices in a consolidated fashion across multiple countries and continents. We are delighted to engage with Infoblox as a new client and be awarded this three-year agreement to support their customer education initiatives and help them drive the most revenue from the sales of their training programs."

For more information about Transact or other Rainmaker B2B selling solutions, visit http://www.rainmakersystems.com/solutions.

About Rainmaker

Rainmaker Systems, Inc. is a leading global provider of cloud-based B2B selling solutions that drive higher customer acquisition, renewals, subscriptions and education sales for clients and their channel partners.  Rainmaker provides these services on a consistent, global basis supporting multiple currencies and language capabilities. For more information, visit www.rmkr.com or call 800-631-1545.

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