April 14, 2008 : New Appirio Products Build on Salesforce for Google Apps to Help Customers Run their Business in the Cloud
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. – April 14, 2008 –Appirio (www.appirio.com) today announced four new Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offerings that bring together Google Apps™ and Salesforce CRM. The four Appirio offerings enable Salesforce and Google users to easily synchronize calendars, collaborate on marketing campaigns, find and embed documents, and create and share customized CRM dashboards.
"Google and salesforce.com are bringing together the world's leading platforms to empower organizations of all sizes to run their office in the cloud," said Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO of salesforce.com. "With their new products and services, Appirio is leading the way in making customers successful using Google and Salesforce together."
"Organizations of all sizes face a common challenge of helping their users communicate and share information more effectively," said Dave Girouard, Google vice president and general manager of Enterprise. "Appirio's solutions use the power of Google and Salesforce to help solve this problem for customers today."
Appirio CEO Chris Barbin added, "As the first software and services company with a partnership with both Google Enterprise and salesforce.com, we have seen the impact each company has had on the market for on-demand in the enterprise. Now, by incorporating Google's collaboration and business productivity applications into salesforce.com's Force.com Platform and CRM applications, we believe that a new class of solutions will emerge that unite personal productivity and business systems."
New Appirio Products and Services Extend Salesforce for Google Apps
Organizations using Salesforce for Google Apps have access to four Appirio products that combine the customer, sales and marketing information in Salesforce with the power of Google's collaboration tools. These Appirio products are available today as a part of the Salesforce for Google Apps launch, including:
Appirio Search for Google Docs™ – Find and add any Google Doc to any Salesforce object as you work
Appirio Sync for Google Calendar™ – Sync Salesforce and Google Calendars, combining your business schedule and your customer activities into one easy-to-share online calendar
Appirio Campaign Timeline for Google Calendar™ – Publish Salesforce campaign data to a Google Calendar, improving visibility and coordination of marketing campaigns
Appirio CRM Dashboard for Google Start Page™ – Put Salesforce data directly to onto a Google Start Page, Google Doc, or Google Site
Each of these products uses Force.com and Google's open APIs to run entirely "in the cloud" without any Appirio servers. The products are available through the salesforce.com AppExchange, the Google Solutions Marketplace, and the Appirio website.
Appirio also is expanding its Google Apps and Salesforce offerings with a new set of end-to-end services. Appirio's Google Apps consulting practice helps enterprises successfully adopt Google Apps and realize quicker return on their investments. For more information on these services, as well as recent successful customer implementations, please see the accompanying press release.
Appirio (www.appirio.com) delivers products and services that help medium and large enterprises accelerate their adoption of on-demand solutions. As a Services 2.0 pioneer, Appirio has a proven track record of designing and implementing complex and mission-critical systems using Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions such as salesforce.com and Google Enterprise. Areas of expertise include CIO and business strategy, customer service and support, Force.com development and Google Apps deployment and integration.
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