StrikeIron Introduces Web Services via Salesforce.com's AppExchange
Web Services allow AppExchange partners to enhance applications with real-time, on-demand information and extended functionality
More than 150 on-demand business applications now available for test drive and deployment via the Salesforce.com AppExchange
San Francisco, Calif. and Research Triangle Park, NC – January 17, 2006 – StrikeIron® Inc., the worldwide leader of Web services commercialization through the StrikeIron Web Services Marketplace™, and salesforce.com (NYSE:CRM), the market and technology leader in on-demand customer relationship management (CRM), today announced that StrikeIron will be offering its subscription based Web services to salesforce.com customers via the salesforce.com AppExchange. Salesforce.com customers can now add live business demographics, data verification and cleansing capabilities and a long list of additional functionality simply by adding Web services from the StrikeIron Web Services Marketplace. These Web services are immediately available for test drive and deployment at www.appexchange.com, in conjunction with the Salesforce Winter '06 release.
"AppExchange offers an excellent platform for salesforce.com customers to expand upon the existing CRM capabilities they already have in place. It provides an extensive library of on-demand solutions that can build upon the success they already are enjoying. We are excited to contribute some great additions to the library," said Bob Brauer, president and CEO of StrikeIron. "The combination of StrikeIron Marketplace Web services and AppExchange applications not only saves customers time and money and expands the application of customer data, but also allows them to focus on giving their customers the most accurate, effective, and comprehensive solutions available today in the on-demand world."
With AppExchange, salesforce.com customers now have access to new applications that bring the benefits of salesforce.com to an entire business, letting them manage and share all of their company information on-demand. Using AppExchange, companies can easily add any number of new on-demand applications to their existing Salesforce deployments, extending their success and making the full power and creativity of the salesforce.com customer, partner and developer community available with just a click.
"One of the keys to our success is the ability to offer a wide range of applications and solutions that deliver the greatest value to our clients," said Adam Gross, director, product marketing, salesforce.com. "Combining StrikeIron's Web services for quick construction of rich client user interfaces with AppExchange enable us to focus on delivering extremely flexible solutions that exceed our clients' goals."
The integration enables a salesforce.com customer to easily integrate and use StrikeIron's Marketplace Web services without having to leave their salesforce.com account. This on-demand access to real-time data will greatly enhance the customer's CRM capabilities within salesforce.com for greater productivity and real-time decision making. The StrikeIron Web services that are now available through AppExchange include a real-time connection to instant telephone number lookups with 24-hour data accuracy, address verification and enhancement via USPS, live sales and use tax rates for calculating sales tax on-demand, live business demographics from a myriad of data sources, the ability to send an SMS message worldwide, and online verification of email addresses.
StrikeIron Web services for AppExchange are some of more than 150 applications created by salesforce.com, its customers and partners that are now available on the salesforce.com AppExchange, the world's first on-demand application platform. AppExchange provides unprecedented ease of customization and integration for Salesforce deployments, as well as enabling a whole new generation of on-demand applications that go beyond CRM. Launched today, AppExchange enables all of these on-demand applications to be easily shared, exchanged and installed with one click into any salesforce.com account. AppExchange can be found at www.salesforce.com/appexchange.
Based in Research Triangle Park, NC, StrikeIron®, Inc. is the leader in Web services commercialization with its breakthrough StrikeIron Web Services Business Network™ (WSBizNet™). WSBizNet includes the premier StrikeIron Web Services Marketplace™ as the central ecommerce location for anyone to easily buy and sell Web services. The StrikeIron Web Services Marketplace provides the most reliable and trusted commercial Web services available in the market across the broadest spectrum of business needs. The Aurora Funds, Inc. and NC IDEA provided funding for StrikeIron after recognizing the significant opportunity presented by Web services and this unique management team.
For more information, visit www.strikeiron.com.
StrikeIron, Web Services Business Network, WSBizNet, StrikeIron Web Services Marketplace, StrikeIron Marketplace Powered, and Web Services Marketplace, are trademarks of StrikeIron, Inc. All other brands or product names are the property of their respective holders.
Salesforce.com is the market and technology leader in on-demand customer relationship management (CRM). The company's Salesforce suite of on-demand applications enables customers to manage and share all of their sales, support, marketing and partner information on-demand. AppExchange, salesforce.com's on-demand platform, allows customers and partners to build powerful new applications quickly and easily, customize and integrate the Salesforce suite to meet their unique business needs, and distribute and sell on-demand apps at www.appexchange.com. Customers can also take advantage of Successforce, salesforce.com's world-class training, support, consulting and best practices offerings.
As of October 31, 2005, salesforce.com manages customer information for approximately 18,700 customers and approximately 351,000 paying subscribers including Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), America Online (AOL), Automatic Data Processing (ADP), Avis/Budget Rent A Car (Cendant Rental Car Group), Dow Jones Newswires, Nokia, Polycom and SunTrust. Any unreleased services or features referenced in this or other press releases or public statements are not currently available and may not be delivered on time or at all. Customers who purchase salesforce.com applications should make their purchase decisions based upon features that are currently available. Salesforce.com has headquarters in San Francisco, with offices in Europe and Asia, and trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "CRM".
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