June 05, 2007 : Appirio Customers Benefit From Integrations between Google and Salesforce.com Services, Expect More From New Alliance
SAN FRANCISCO–(June 5)–Appirio, the first partner to be certified as both a salesforce.com consulting and AppExchange partner, and a member of the Google Enterprise Professional™ Program, today announced additional products and service initiatives based upon the broader alliance between the two companies.
Appirio has helped several customers use Google AdWords™, Google Apps™, and Google APIs with salesforce.com's Web services API, on-demand platform and CRM applications to create unique mashups, gadgets and integrations that drive business value. In addition, Appirio has published several Google Gadgets for Salesforce, including Sales Sleuth™, Opportunity Knocks™, and Case Watcher™, on the salesforce.com AppExchange (http://www.salesforce.com/appexchange) and the Google Gadget Gallery.
"Google and salesforce.com share a common vision of a Business Web that brings the benefits of on-demand to businesses of all sizes," said salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff. "By embracing the open nature of the Internet, we are allowing an entire industry to innovate using our collective platforms. Appirio has been one of our most innovative partners in creating solutions that utilize both the salesforce.com and Google platforms to drive customer value."
Appirio CEO Chris Barbin says the new alliance will have a broad market impact. "On-demand applications from Google and salesforce.com are unleashing the power of the Internet for business users. Just as the Internet changed our daily lives as consumers, on-demand software will eventually disrupt or redefine every business application category. The Google – salesforce.com alliance will accelerate this shift. Appirio will build upon our existing expertise and thought leadership by creating more combined solutions that harness Google and salesforce.com services and technology. We look forward to releasing additional solutions that extend the reach of the new Salesforce Group Edition featuring Google AdWords."
Several Appirio customers use salesforce.com and Google together today. "We use Appirio's Google Gadgets and Salesforce for Google AdWords to improve our ability to reach customers and small suppliers for our spend management services," said Sukhi Singh, COO of OpsTechnology. "More touch points between salesforce.com and Google will be exciting. I foresee Salesforce Group Edition featuring Google AdWords becoming a standard for small companies in our target industries."
For more information about Appirio's Google Gadgets for salesforce.com, along with services for Google and salesforce.com customers, please visit www.appirio.com/google.
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