Customers such as Chevy Chase Bank, IFG Mortgage Broker Solutions, Stages Learning Materials, SunTrust Bank and Zimmer Switzerland quickly and easily integrate Salesforce into their IT environments with Pervasive
SAN FRANCISCO and AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 8 -- Pervasive Software (NASDAQ:PVSW), a global value leader in embeddable data management and integration software, and salesforce.com (NYSE:CRM), the market and technology leader in on-demand business services, today announced that hundreds of customers have used Pervasive for easy, proven and effective integration of Salesforce into their IT environments. Customers of all sizes, such as BSI Product Services, Chevy Chase Bank, IFG Mortgage Broker Solutions, Investors in People, LightWedge LLC, Pointserve Inc., Stages Learning Materials, SunTrust Bank, Zimmer Switzerland, and hundreds more are successfully integrating Salesforce with a staggering array of applications and technologies, from simple business mash-ups to complex bi-directional integrations that span multiple business processes, applications and endpoints in real-time. To address the needs of customers of all sizes, Pervasive has three listings on the AppExchange: Pervasive DataSynch: QuickBooks Edition, Pervasive Data Integrator, and Salesforce integration for SAP, all of which can be found at salesforce.com/appexchange.
Zimmer uses Pervasive Data Integrator for integrating Salesforce with their SAP ERP system to deliver a clear overview of invoices, the ability to generate reports and view dashboards of sales by region and business unit. Seamless integration of Salesforce with their SAP ERP back end system gives Zimmer's sales teams a 360 degree view of the customer on an on-demand platform known for high user adoption and a lower cost of ownership.
"We needed multiple levels of integration from the SAP data to Salesforce including a full transfer of more than 18,700 Zimmer products and 74,000 invoices related to some 950 accounts, which must then be updated on a regular basis," said Oliver Sieber, project manager at Zimmer. "Pervasive's flexible and scalable integration infrastructure allows us to leverage our existing legacy implementation and reap the benefits of Salesforce. With Pervasive and Salesforce, we now have the capability to update our system daily and ensure our sales force has the tools they need to complete sales transactions."
Stages Learning Materials faced the ever-present build vs. buy decision for their integration project. Caught between a decision to build a time- consuming integration themselves and 10 months spent researching integration vendors, the company turned to Pervasive DataSynch, an automated integration solution that was already available via the AppExchange. Stages Learning Materials sought quick integration between Salesforce and QuickBooks to reduce duplicate data entry and improve efficiency. In addition, they desired a solution that would update transaction history and current account status bi- directionally so sales staff would have complete, current client information at hand when interacting with customers.
"The ability to easily and quickly integrate Quickbooks to Salesforce with Pervasive DataSynch provides significant business advantages for us," noted Angela Nelson, founder and owner of Stages Learning Materials. "Because Pervasive was on the AppExchange we had confidence that integration with Salesforce would be quickly and easily accomplished. With a 360-degree view of our customers, we can introduce them more effectively to products that will meet their needs and enhance the overall customer experience."
Pervasive Data Integrator comes with a variety of configuration packages based on specific customer requirements. Pervasive integration capabilities include loads, updates, extractions, insertions and replication between Salesforce and files or databases such as Oracle, SQL Server, Sybase, DB2 and MySQL. In addition, Pervasive handles more complex, end-to-end application integration including real-time, bi-directional data exchange with SAP, Oracle applications, EDI, HIPAA, SWIFT, Websphere MQ, JMS and more. Pervasive Data Integrator is ideal for integrating Salesforce to ERP systems, from large- company Salesforce to SAP integration needs to small-business Salesforce to Quickbooks integration -- and everything in between. Pervasive can also connect to legacy data to leverage salesforce.com's on-demand platform with information from back-end ERP and other business-critical operational systems.
"We've been in the integration business for more than 20 years and two things remain constant -- integration always extends the value of software applications, and there will always be a wide variety of integration scenarios. From the complex to the unique, Pervasive handles them all," said Mike Hoskins, CTO and general manager of Integration Products of Pervasive Software. "In addition, we offer a 'buy once, use many' solution at an affordable price point that SaaS users find extremely attractive. Companies depend on our broad connectivity and easy, GUI-based mapping as the right combination not only for initial deployments but, in the face of inevitable change between systems, for ongoing maintenance as well."
"Bringing Salesforce into your IT environment with integration tools from Pervasive Software delivers proven success," said Cindy Warner, SVP global technology services, salesforce.com. "Hundreds of customers worldwide are finding it's easier to integrate on-demand applications from Salesforce than those of on-premise software companies. The AppExchange economy continues to grow with successful integration partners like Pervasive. There are now more than three dozen integration solutions available on the AppExchange to address the unique integration needs of our customer base."
Salesforce Platform and the AppExchange
Salesforce Platform is the on-demand platform for the next generation of business applications. Salesforce Platform reinvents traditional customization and integration and enables the creation of a whole new generation of on- demand applications that go beyond client/server computing. The Salesforce Platform allows applications to be easily shared, exchanged and installed with a few simple clicks via salesforce.com's AppExchange directory, enabling all the innovation that the Salesforce Platform unleashes to benefit the entire on-demand community.
The AppExchange economy continues to expand as thousands of salesforce.com customers, have installed thousands of on-demand business applications available on the AppExchange, found at salesforce.com/appexchange.
Salesforce.com is the market and technology leader in on-demand business services. The company's Salesforce suite of on-demand CRM applications allows customers to manage and share all of their sales, support, marketing and partner information on-demand. The Salesforce Platform, the world's first on- demand platform, enables customers, developers and partners to build powerful new on-demand applications that extend beyond CRM to deliver the benefits of multi-tenancy and The Business Web across the enterprise. The Salesforce Platform allows applications to be easily shared, exchanged and installed with a few simple clicks via salesforce.com's AppExchange directory, available at salesforce.com/appexchange. Customers can also take advantage of Successforce, salesforce.com's world-class training, support, consulting and best practices offerings.
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About Pervasive Integration
Pervasive's embeddable integration software takes the agony out of moving and sharing data within and between organizations. It allows users to quickly and easily share information between multiple databases, applications, or hosted business systems. The capability is lightweight and fits into virtually any environment while adapting quickly to change. Combining robust technology and more than 20 years of data integration expertise, Pervasive delivers a multi-purpose integration platform that allows customers to re-use the same software for diverse integration scenarios. With more than 150 data and application connectors within a single product, Pervasive helps customers achieve accelerated ROI. In addition, Pervasive's technology and business model supports low-cost adoption by non-programmers for small data volumes all the way to complex, high-volume multi-processor implementations that handle millions of transactions. For more information, visit http://www.pervasive.com/solutions/.
About Pervasive Software
Pervasive Software (NASDAQ:PVSW) provides embeddable data management and integration software to help companies grow and extend the value of their data investments. For more than two decades, Pervasive products have delivered value with a compelling combination of performance, flexibility, reliability and low total cost of ownership. Today, Pervasive is leading its chosen markets by defining and accelerating the inevitable transition from high cost to high value. Pervasive's hallmark is the size, diversity and loyalty of its customer base, partners and channels: tens of thousands of customers in virtually every industry, in more than 150 countries, rely on Pervasive to manage, integrate, analyze and secure their critical data. For additional information, go to http://www.pervasive.com/.
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