June 20, 2013 : San Francisco – June 18, 2013 – Appirio, a global cloud services provider, today announced it has been identified as a strong performer among Salesforce implementation services options worldwide by Forrester Research, Inc., an independent technology research firm.
In the June 2013 report, "The Forrester Wave™: Salesforce.com Implementation Services, Q2 2013," Forrester evaluated and ranked the top 10 most significant Salesforce implementation partners globally. They evaluated the firms against 45 criteria, which were grouped according to current offering, strategy and market presence.
Appirio leads the specialist firms in the evaluation and received the highest current offering scores of those vendors in the strong performers category.
"Appirio has highly specialized, cloud-focused services professionals with a laser focus on time-to-value and driving innovation," writes Forrester principal analyst Liz Herbert in the report. Earlier, the report states that "companies are (still) flocking to SaaS solutions, looking to gain speed and agility, flexibility, and innovation to drive their businesses forward."
The report also gave Appirio the top score for its prebuilt IP and accelerators and credits CloudSpokes, Appirio's "industry-first crowdsourcing model that links into more than 70,000 experts around the world."
"At Appirio, we pride ourselves on helping customers embrace cloud technology that drives their business forward," said Chris Barbin, CEO and co-founder, Appirio. "More large enterprises are turning to cloud solutions to become more agile and we are honored to have been recognized in Forrester's Wave as a strong performer among worldwide Salesforce implementation service providers."
To download a complimentary copy of, "The Forrester Wave™: Salesforce.com Implementation Services, Q2 2013," please visit wave.appirio.com.
About AppirioAppirio is a global services provider who uses crowdsourcing and cloud, social and mobile technology to help enterprises reimagine their business and become more agile. Appirio brings together technology expertise with a deep understanding of the way people work, and the nearly limitless skills of a crowdsourcing community of 75,000 developers, to help enterprises transform relationships with their customers, partners and workforce. Appirio has worked with more than 500 enterprises, including organizations like Facebook, Intuit, Japan Post Network, L'Oreal, McGraw-Hill, NetApp, The Four Seasons, and Virgin America. The company is backed by Sequoia Capital, GGV Capital and General Atlantic.