Salesforce.com names Best Apps of 2008, based on customer reviews
Chicago, IL and Frankfurt, Germany - February 24, 2009 - BigMachines, Inc., the leading provider of on-demand configuration and proposal software, announced today that it was named among the "Best Apps of 2008" by customers on the Force.com AppExchange from salesforce.com. BigMachines's on-demand software earned this recognition by receiving the most 4 and 5 star customer reviews over the last year. BigMachines has the most joint customers of any configuration and proposal solution on the AppExchange. Joint customers include leading companies such as NTT America, Enterasys, Carestream Health, and Teradyne.
The Force.com AppExchange is a Web marketplace for cloud computing applications that integrate with salesforce.com. The AppExchange lets users find, sample, and select from hundreds of applications that run on salesforce.com's Force.com platform. BigMachines was ranked as the "Best Quoting Tool" with more positive customer reviews than over 150 other applications that offer quoting capabilities.
According to an AppExchange review submitted by Jessica Hoover, Certified Scrum Master at Rally Software, "Our company set forth to find a quote tool that could handle our complex pricing model, integrate with Salesforce.com CRM and could be handed off to an internal resource for continued maintenance. BigMachines responded quickly to my inquiry and they said they could do all of the things we were asking for... The results have been remarkable. We had sales team members working in the tool after 5 weeks of development and we continue to build the tool to meet our needs. Our user adoption is 100%. Our project team agrees that BigMachines has matched our enthusiasm and dedication and they have exceeded our expectations from the first meeting." Ms. Hoover added, "Our biggest measure of success is that our management team, our finance department and our sales team are happy with the tool."
"Thousands of customers are using the AppExchange to extend cloud computing throughout their businesses," said Kendall Collins, Chief Marketing Officer, salesforce.com. "BigMachines' relentless focus on customer success has resulted in customers naming it one of the Best Apps of 2008 on the AppExchange."
"BigMachines has many customers that use Salesforce CRM, and the two solutions integrate easily and seamlessly," said Godard Abel, CEO and co-founder of BigMachines. "Salesforce.com is a valuable partner and we're thrilled to receive this recognition as Best App, from all the customers who have expressed their delight with using our software-as-a-service solution. We look forward to helping more customers sell more and sell faster."
About BigMachines, Inc. and BigMachines AG
BigMachines is the global leader in on-demand sales configuration, quoting and proposal software, helping companies sell more and sell faster. BigMachines solutions empower sales across customers' channels by streamlining their sales processes from opportunity to order. Using BigMachines software, sales teams and channels can quickly configure products, generate quotes and proposals, manage complex pricing, generate legal contracts, and manage orders. BigMachines offers extensive reporting capabilities and easily integrates to leading CRM and ERP systems, including those from Salesforce.com, Oracle, and SAP. BigMachines' rapidly growing customer base includes global leaders such as Kodak's GCG, Siemens, Ingersoll Rand, and NTT Communications, as well as innovative growth companies such as ShoreTel and Voltaire Ltd. For more information, visit www.bigmachines.com.
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