Shanon Introduces Sm@rtSeminar for Salesforce.com's AppExchange
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Press release date: February 1, 2006
One-stop solution for seminar management
Joins the more than 160 on-demand business application listings now available globally via the salesforce.com AppExchange
Sm@rtSeminar one of 20 on-demand application listings now available on salesforce.com's Japanese AppExchange
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 1 / -- Shanon and salesforce.com (NYSE:CRM), the market and technology leader in on-demand customer relationship management (CRM), today announced Sm@rtSeminar for salesforce.com's Japanese AppExchange. Built on the AppExchange on-demand platform, Sm@rtSeminar for AppExchange is immediately available for evaluation and deployment from http://www.salesforce.com/jp/appexchange, in conjunction with the Salesforce Winter '06 release. The product provides a one-stop solution for seminar management including invitation, application, speakers' schedule management, and all other aspects of seminar operation.
With AppExchange, salesforce.com customers now have access to new applications that bring the benefits of salesforce.com to an entire business, letting them manage and share all of their company information on-demand. Using AppExchange, companies can easily add any number of new on-demand applications to their existing Salesforce deployments, extending their success and making the full power and creativity of the salesforce.com customer, partner and developer community available with just a click.
"We decided to make Sm@rtSeminar available through AppExchange because of customer demand and rapid deployment," said Mr. Koji Maekawa, senior sales manager of Shanon. "The customer data collected by Sm@rtSeminar integrates with Salesforce, which makes it possible to realize SpiralMarketing, a seminar-based marketing method. We plan to integrate our service with the other solutions available on AppExchange in the near future."
With Sm@rtSeminar, users have a single repository of data for managing all seminars via the Internet. More effective sales activities will be achieved by connecting customer information generated from regular seminars with Salesforce in real time.
With more than 160 applications listings now available globally on the AppExchange, Sm@rtSeminar for AppExchange is one of 20 application listings created by salesforce.com, its customers and partners that are now available on salesforce.com's Japanese AppExchange. AppExchange provides unprecedented ease of customization and integration for Salesforce deployments, as well as enabling a whole new generation of on-demand applications that go beyond CRM. AppExchange enables all of these on-demand applications to be easily shared, exchanged and installed with one click into any salesforce.com account. AppExchange can be found at www.salesforce.com/jp/appexchange.
Shanon was founded in August, 2000 by Kenichiro Nakamura, president of Shanon while he was a student of Keio University. The company first offered system development service, extending its business to web service. Shanon has headquarters in Akasaka, Tokyo.
Salesforce.com is the market and technology leader in on-demand customer relationship management (CRM). The company's Salesforce suite of on-demand applications enables customers to manage and share all of their sales, support, marketing and partner information on-demand. AppExchange, salesforce.com's on-demand platform, allows customers and partners to build powerful new applications quickly and easily, customize and integrate the Salesforce suite to meet their unique business needs, and distribute and sell on-demand apps at appexchange.com. Customers can also take advantage of Successforce, salesforce.com's world-class training, support, consulting and best practices offerings.
As of October 31, 2005, salesforce.com manages customer information for approximately 18,700 customers and approximately 351,000 paying subscribers including Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), America Online (AOL), Automatic Data Processing (ADP), Avis/Budget Rent A Car (Cendant Rental Car Group), Dow Jones Newswires, Nokia, Polycom and SunTrust. Any unreleased services or features referenced in this or other press releases or public statements are not currently available and may not be delivered on time or at all. Customers who purchase salesforce.com applications should make their purchase decisions based upon features that are currently available. Salesforce.com has headquarters in San Francisco, with offices in Europe and Asia, and trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "CRM". For more information please visit http://www.salesforce.com/, or call 1-800-NO-SOFTWARE.
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