Salesforce.com Dreamforce Conference -- ShareMethods recently announced that Beceem Communications has selected its on-demand service ShareNow for AppExchange for a global deployment. Users are accessing the solution in the US, India, China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and elsewhere. The ShareMethods tool was selected because it delivers an improved solution via Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) to securely manage, share, and distribute sales, marketing, and support materials. Content such as sales presentations, proposals, marketing collateral, support information, and partner documents can be easily posted, accessed and managed on a worldwide basis. The announcement was made today at Dreamforce '07, salesforce.com's User and Developer Conference.
"We needed advanced document management and collaboration capabilities to connect internal teams and business partners around the world. Integration with salesforce.com and its Self Service Portal were also critical. ShareNow for AppExchange offered the best choice to meet these business requirements for a global user base," said Michael Pinnock, Director of Technical Account Management at Beceem Communications. "ShareNow for AppExchange brings our documents and best practices together into a centralized access hub for sales, support, and product materials with a solution that is easy to use, quick to deploy, and cost-effective. The service is a powerful tool for us to share key content with our OEM and ODM customers around the world."
"Beceem's deployment of ShareNow for AppExchange builds upon a foundation of joint customer success," said George Hu, Chief Marketing Officer at salesforce.com. "In addition, the Beceem deployment demonstrates outstanding value for customers - content can be managed for internal teams in ShareNow and Salesforce, with external distribution of documents integrated via salesforce.com's Customer Portal. The AppExchange provides hundreds of different on-demand applications today that customers can deploy quickly and easily to extend the power of Salesforce. ShareMethods continues to deliver customer success through its popular ShareNow for AppExchange and the recent launch of ShareOffice for AppExchange."
ShareMethods provides powerful capabilities for customers to securely create, manage, and distribute sales, marketing, and support materials. Capabilities include full document version control, review and approval workflows, user roles and permissions, Google-like full text search, customizable sales and marketing taxonomies, linking of documents to CRM data, desktop integration, community ratings and user reviews, and deep integration with salesforce.com. Customers can quickly deploy sales, marketing, and support knowledge centers that can be securely shared across an extended network of users inside and outside of a company. ShareMethods provides its hosted service via a SAS 70 Type II data center, offering high levels of reliability, redundancy, and security.
"ShareMethods is honored to welcome Beceem Communications as a new customer deployed on a global scale" says Eric Hoffert, CEO of ShareMethods. "Beceem Communications is an industry leader in the wireless broadband market. We are excited to see ShareMethods bringing benefits to the Beceem Communications distributed team and their key business partners. Beceem Communications joins the ShareMethods global user community realizing benefits from the use of our on-demand services. The selection of ShareMethods by Beceem follows recent momentum for our new product announcements - ShareOffice for AppExchange and ShareDrive OnDemand."
About Beceem Communications
Beceem Communications Inc. is the leading supplier of chipsets for Mobile WiMAX. The company's solutions enable a wide variety of terminal applications that are at the center of the Mobile WiMAX terminal ecosystem. For more information, visit www.beceem.com.
Force.com Platform and the AppExchange
Force.com is the on-demand platform for the next generation of business applications. Force.com reinvents traditional customization and integration and enables the creation of a whole new generation of on-demand applications that go beyond client/server computing. Force.com allows applications to be easily shared, exchanged and installed with a few simple clicks via salesforce.com's AppExchange marketplace, enabling all the innovation that Force.com 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 www.salesforce.com/appexchange.
With ShareMethods, sales and marketing teams can create, manage, and share documents easily and securely, collaborating with extended selling networks to close more business, providing a cost-effective alternative to developing and supporting a sales and marketing intranet or extranet. The "Sales and Marketing Portal in a Box" approach can cost less than one tenth of the price of traditional enterprise software. ShareMethods received an "Excellent" rating for usability from eWeek and scored 9 out of 10 for "Ease of Use, Implementation, and Value" from InfoWorld. The company was recognized together with salesforce.com in the InfoWorld Top 100 for one of the Best IT Projects of 2004 and as one of the CRM WizKids for 2006 by noted CRM analyst Denis Pombriant.
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