UpShot Named One of the Most Successful Companies in the Global ASP Industry

Industry Expert Honors UpShot for Its Innovative Web Service Model, Proven

Revenue Stream and Expanding Customer Base



Apr 03, 2001, 01:00 ET from UpShot Corporation

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- UpShot Corporation(R), the
 leading Web-based Sales Force Automation (SFA) company, has been named one of
 the "20 Most Successful Companies in the ASP Industry," by ASPNews.com.
 Today's announcement at the COMDEX ASP Summit, honors UpShot for its
 innovative approach to the Web service model, proven revenue streams, size of
 its active customer base and recognition as a leader by others in the
 industry.
     "After detailed analysis of the industry, I have identified the companies
 that have shown themselves to be the strongest, most dynamic and successful
 players in the ASP market. UpShot Corporation has demonstrated a clear
 leadership position in the ASP industry with proven revenue streams, a strong
 and expanding customer base and an innovative approach to the Web services
 model," said Phil Wainewright, founder and consulting analyst at ASPNews.com.
 "As such, it claims its place in this list of the top 20 ASPs in the world
 today."
     UpShot Corporation offers a rapidly deployable best-of-breed SFA solution
 that improves sales productivity, enhances visibility into the sales pipeline
 and gives salespeople access to information from anywhere, anytime.  In
 addition to being the first company to offer a Web-based sales force
 automation system, UpShot was also the first to support wireless devices and
 offer "road warriors" using Web-enabled cell phones or PDAs "real-time"
 two-way access to the latest information about customers and potential deals.
 The company was also the first to offer an Express View interface to equip
 users with speedier access when connecting over slower modems encountered on
 the road.
     "Hard work and dedication to customer needs really do pay off," said Keith
 Raffel, founder and chairman of UpShot. "We have become the recognized
 Web-based SFA leader by offering sales teams the tools they need to be more
 efficient, successful and productive in these dicey times.  And it is paying
 off handsomely -- UpShot continues to grow 20 percent per month."
 
     About ASPNews.com
     ASPNews.com is the world's premier source of news and analysis for and
 about the ASP industry.  Established in October 1998, it has earned a global
 reputation among vendors, providers and their customers for the breadth and
 insight of its content.  As well as its online properties, ASPnews.com is the
 home of premium content titles such as the ASP News Review industry executive
 newsletter and a series of acclaimed special reports on ASP business and
 technology trends.  In January 2000, the business became part of Internet.com
 Corp (Nasdaq:   INTM), headquartered in Darien, CT, a leading provider of global
 real-time news and information resources for Internet industry and information
 technology professionals, Web developers and Internet users.
 
     About Upshot
     UpShot Corporation provides an online service that helps fast-growing
 companies make sales quotas and avoid lost opportunities.  A hosted,
 enterprise-level SFA system, UpShot.com harnesses the power of the Internet to
 provide thousands of sales teams with the information they need to manage and
 close sales -- anywhere, any time.  UpShot was the first company to offer
 Web-based sales management, to support wireless devices, to guarantee service
 levels and to synchronize with desktop and handheld devices.  Privately held,
 UpShot is based in Mountain View, CA. For further information, please visit
 www.upshot.com or call 888-700-8774.
 
     Press Contacts:     Paul Gross                J. P. Carr
                         UpShot Corporation        Sterling Hager, Inc.
                         650-623-2251              415-591-8400
                         paulg@upshot.com          jp@sterlinghager.com
 
 

SOURCE UpShot Corporation
    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- UpShot Corporation(R), the
 leading Web-based Sales Force Automation (SFA) company, has been named one of
 the "20 Most Successful Companies in the ASP Industry," by ASPNews.com.
 Today's announcement at the COMDEX ASP Summit, honors UpShot for its
 innovative approach to the Web service model, proven revenue streams, size of
 its active customer base and recognition as a leader by others in the
 industry.
     "After detailed analysis of the industry, I have identified the companies
 that have shown themselves to be the strongest, most dynamic and successful
 players in the ASP market. UpShot Corporation has demonstrated a clear
 leadership position in the ASP industry with proven revenue streams, a strong
 and expanding customer base and an innovative approach to the Web services
 model," said Phil Wainewright, founder and consulting analyst at ASPNews.com.
 "As such, it claims its place in this list of the top 20 ASPs in the world
 today."
     UpShot Corporation offers a rapidly deployable best-of-breed SFA solution
 that improves sales productivity, enhances visibility into the sales pipeline
 and gives salespeople access to information from anywhere, anytime.  In
 addition to being the first company to offer a Web-based sales force
 automation system, UpShot was also the first to support wireless devices and
 offer "road warriors" using Web-enabled cell phones or PDAs "real-time"
 two-way access to the latest information about customers and potential deals.
 The company was also the first to offer an Express View interface to equip
 users with speedier access when connecting over slower modems encountered on
 the road.
     "Hard work and dedication to customer needs really do pay off," said Keith
 Raffel, founder and chairman of UpShot. "We have become the recognized
 Web-based SFA leader by offering sales teams the tools they need to be more
 efficient, successful and productive in these dicey times.  And it is paying
 off handsomely -- UpShot continues to grow 20 percent per month."
 
     About ASPNews.com
     ASPNews.com is the world's premier source of news and analysis for and
 about the ASP industry.  Established in October 1998, it has earned a global
 reputation among vendors, providers and their customers for the breadth and
 insight of its content.  As well as its online properties, ASPnews.com is the
 home of premium content titles such as the ASP News Review industry executive
 newsletter and a series of acclaimed special reports on ASP business and
 technology trends.  In January 2000, the business became part of Internet.com
 Corp (Nasdaq:   INTM), headquartered in Darien, CT, a leading provider of global
 real-time news and information resources for Internet industry and information
 technology professionals, Web developers and Internet users.
 
     About Upshot
     UpShot Corporation provides an online service that helps fast-growing
 companies make sales quotas and avoid lost opportunities.  A hosted,
 enterprise-level SFA system, UpShot.com harnesses the power of the Internet to
 provide thousands of sales teams with the information they need to manage and
 close sales -- anywhere, any time.  UpShot was the first company to offer
 Web-based sales management, to support wireless devices, to guarantee service
 levels and to synchronize with desktop and handheld devices.  Privately held,
 UpShot is based in Mountain View, CA. For further information, please visit
 www.upshot.com or call 888-700-8774.
 
     Press Contacts:     Paul Gross                J. P. Carr
                         UpShot Corporation        Sterling Hager, Inc.
                         650-623-2251              415-591-8400
                         paulg@upshot.com          jp@sterlinghager.com
 
 SOURCE  UpShot Corporation