6/25/2003 - Salesforce.com, the world leader in delivering software-as-service, and iAnywhere Solutions, Inc., a subsidiary of Sybase, Inc. (NYSE: SY), announced that iAnywhere Solutions’ AvantGo Mobile SalesTM immediately supports the new salesforce.com S3 without the need for any new software upgrades, providing customers seamless and immediate access to the new salesforce.com S3 enhancements. A .NET Web service, AvantGo Mobile Sales for salesforce.com S3 enables on-the-go sales professionals to access their key salesforce.com S3 accounts, contacts, opportunities, tasks and calendars on handheld Pocket PC or Palm® devices, either wirelessly (including both public wireless and Wi-Fi connections) or by syncing periodically throughout the day.
iAnywhere Solutions also joins 6,700 other salesforce.com customers and 93,000 salesforce.com users in 110 countries who will immediately deploy salesforce.com S3, avoiding the substantial cost, resource, and time investments associated with upgrading legacy client/server customer relationship management (CRM) software.
"Salesforce.com S3, our most exciting release to date, will help our customers better realize the benefits of on-demand CRM," said salesforce.com chairman and CEO Marc Benioff. "In partnership with iAnywhere Solutions, we offer customers mobile access to key salesforce.com data -- driving increased efficiency and productivity – so that they are prepared no matter where sales opportunities may happen."
"iAnywhere Solutions and salesforce.com together deliver always available sales force automation, which enables our customers to track their sales activities more accurately and fully than ever before," said Terry Stepien, president of iAnywhere Solutions. "We are extremely pleased to partner with salesforce.com for the S3 launch to enable companies to achieve competitive advantage with this innovative sales platform."
AvantGo Mobile Sales for salesforce.com S3 provides salesforce.com customers with instant information access at the point of customer interaction. With it, sales professionals can rapidly access customer information on handheld PDAs using a sync or wireless connection, just as they would on a laptop computer. Like salesforce.com, AvantGo Mobile Sales for salesforce.com is a Web service that requires no server installation and minimal user training.
Salesforce.com S3 is the strongest, smartest, and simplest way yet to manage customer relationships – without software. Salesforce.com S3 allows the scalable, secure management of sales force automation, campaign management, customer service and support, as well as documents and files. Salesforce.com S3 is built on sforce, the new client/service application system, allowing it to be easily customized by tools from BEA (NASDAQ: BEAS), Borland (NASDAQ: BORL), Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT), and Sun (NASDAQ: SUNW). The new salesforce.com Integration Server powered by TIBCO (NASDAQ: TIBX), available to salesforce.com S3 customers, offers integration with almost every corporate system including SAP (NYSE: SAP), Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL), PeopleSoft (NASDAQ: PSFT), and Siebel (NASDAQ: SEBL) applications. The culmination of more than four years of development, $100 million in research and infrastructure investment, and the addition of over 100 new features, salesforce.com S3 will be deployed immediately by 6,700 salesforce.com customers to 93,000 salesforce.com users in 110 countries in 10 languages instantaneously, without the substantial cost, resource, and time investment associated with new releases of conventional enterprise software.
For more salesforce.com S3 product details, see related release and visit http://www.salesforce.com.
Salesforce.com is the world's leader in delivering software-as-service. It offers the award-winning salesforce.com family of on-demand solutions for integrated sales force automation, campaign management, customer service and support, and document and file management to help companies meet the complex challenges of global customer communication. It has also introduced sforce, a new service that will change how applications are built as significantly as salesforce.com changed how applications are delivered. Sforce allows business application developers to use the tools that developers already love, combined with Web services provided by sforce, to rapidly build and deploy applications at a substantially lower cost than ever before. Salesforce.com has received considerable recognition in the industry, including Editors' Choice and two Five-Star ratings from PC Magazine, two Deploy Awards from InfoWorld, Red Herring 100, Upside Hot 100, Investor's Choice Award from Enterprise Outlook, Editors' Choice from TMCLabs, Top 10 CRM Implementation from Aberdeen Group and InfoWorld's 2001 CRM Technology of the Year. The company has more than 6,700 customers in 110 countries running its services in 10 languages. Founded in 1999, salesforce.com is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in Europe and Asia.
About iAnywhere Solutions, Inc.
iAnywhere Solutions, Inc. empowers businesses with always-available access to enterprise information. More than 10,000 customers worldwide, including 78 of the Fortune 100, rely on iAnywhere SolutionsTM industry leading mobile, embedded and workgroup databases, mobile middleware and m-Business solutions. In addition, eight million registered users leverage My AvantGo, the company's mobile Internet service. iAnywhere Solutions is a subsidiary of Sybase, Inc. (NYSE: SY). Visit www.ianywhere.com for more information.
Salesforce.com and The End of Software are registered trademarks of salesforce.com, Inc., San Francisco, California. iAnywhere, iAnywhere Solutions, AvantGo, AvantGo Mobile Sales, and MyAvantGo are trademarks of iAnywhere Solutions, Inc.
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