Introduces New Collaborative Selling App, the First in a Series of CloudWorks-Powered Jive Apps
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – March 31, 2011 (Gartner Customer 360 Summit) – Appirio, a cloud solution provider, today announced a series of CloudWorks-powered Jive apps that will integrate critical business information from Salesforce CRM with the collaboration capabilities of Jive Social Business Software for collaborative sales and customer service. The first of these apps improves sales productivity by enabling collaborative selling, where sales teams can work together with employees from across the entire company to more easily close sales opportunities. Appirio’s collaborative sales app is currently available to Jive 5 beta customers and will be available to the broader Jive community in the Jive Apps Market once Jive 5 is generally available.
“Jive 5 and the Jive Apps Market are designed to bring unprecedented innovation and value to the Social Business Software user through the introduction of consumer and business applications for the enterprise,” said Chris Morace, SVP of business development at Jive Software. “Our customers want to use Jive to collaborate using information from all of their business applications. That is why we’re excited that Appirio’s series of Jive Apps will bring Salesforce and Jive’s Social Business Software together for the first time.”
“Appirio’s CloudWorks provides underlying broker technology that brings cloud platforms together, giving customers a way to decrease information silos and multiply the value of their existing investments,” said Glenn Weinstein, CTO of Appirio. “CloudWorks already brings together Google Apps and Salesforce CRM, and we’re excited to now have an offering for Jive customers as well.”
Built on the Jive 5 Apps Framework and using the capabilities of both the Salesforce and Jive platforms, the collaborative sales app will deliver relevant CRM data directly inside a salesperson’s Jive homepage. This offers sales teams an easy way to share details about opportunities they’re pursuing with others in a company, such as engineers, project managers, marketing and operations. By tapping into the wisdom of crowds, sales people can better engage with customers and prospects, tailor deals and close business faster. Click here to see a demo of the app.
The collaborative selling app is the first in a series of CloudWorks-powered Jive Apps. As part of Appirio’s partnership with Jive Software, additional applications that will be offered include apps for customer service, marketing, account management and partner management. Appirio will also provide consulting services to integrate Jive and Salesforce to meet enterprise customers’ unique business requirements.
Appirio (www.appirio.com) is a cloud solution provider that offers technology and professional services to help enterprises accelerate their adoption of public cloud applications and platforms. Appirio’s innovation and expertise has been recognized by BusinessWeek as one of America’s Most Promising Startups and by AlwaysOn as 2010 On-Demand Company of the Year. Appirio has helped more than 200 leading enterprises implement, build and manage mission critical cloud solutions using salesforce.com, Google, Workday and Amazon. We are proud to serve a wide range of customers such as Avago, the City of Los Angeles, Diversey, Dunkin Brands, Flextronics, Japan Post Network, Ltd., IMS Health, Motorola, Qualcomm, RehabCare, Safety Kleen, Starbucks and VMware. Founded in 2006, Appirio has offices in the U.S. and Japan, and is backed by Sequoia Capital and GGV Capital.