The Blue Book Building and Construction Network Introduces Project Centric CRM

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Project Pipeline to aid commercial construction professionals in managing sales opportunities

Jefferson Valley, NY - The Blue Book Network recently announced the official launch of Project Pipeline, a web-based system designed to make it easier for contractors, suppliers and manufacturers to manage their project opportunities and ultimately, secure more work.

Built on the Sugar platform and licensed by Sugar CRM, a leading cross industry provider of CRM (customer relationship management) systems, Project Pipeline is the first ever CRM system developed specifically to meet the specific needs of the construction industry, which centers around projects and the critical information required to manage them. In addition to housing and updating details on prospective companies, Project Pipeline enables users to maintain and easily access details on the projects they are interested in or are currently bidding on.

Project Pipeline was built to help industry professionals automate and streamline each essential phase of the sales process including lead, opportunity, proposal and contact management. Additionally, Project Pipeline is the only CRM system that provides users with exclusive access to vital business intelligence on thousands of companies featured in The Blue Book Network’s database. This includes current, complete and accurate information to facilitate the user’s qualification process for the companies required for their projects.

“Recognizing the need for a sales automation system that caters to the unique requirements of our industry, we chose SugarCRM, and developed this targeted solution off of their innovative platform. We are proud to have had the opportunity to work with SugarCRM and to capitalize on their proven track record to deliver Project Pipeline to the industry,” explained Rich Johnson, President of The Blue Book Network.

“The Blue Book Network’s selection of SugarCRM is a huge testament to the value of Sugar’s highly extensible and innovative platform,” said Clint Oram, co-founder and CTO of SugarCRM. “Combining the extensive market expertise of The Blue Book Network with the flexibility of Sugar has resulted in the creation of powerful sales automation tools that address the unique requirements of the construction industry.”

For more information on Project Pipeline, please refer to the Project Pipeline whitepaper, contact us or visit

About The Blue Book Network

For over 100 years, The Blue Book Building & Construction Network, now an employee owned enterprise, has published information on the construction industry that helps companies and contractors share information about people, products and projects. The company maintains a nationwide industry search engine and publishes 28 regional directories annually. In addition, the Network provides a complete suite of marketing, workflow and education resources for the industry.

About SugarCRM

SugarCRM enables businesses to create extraordinary customer relationships with the most innovative and affordable customer relationship management (CRM) solution on the market. By placing the individual at the center of its solution, SugarCRM is putting the “i” in CRM and empowering people at all levels of an organization to better understand and engage with customers. Based in Silicon Valley, SugarCRM is backed by Goldman Sachs, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, NEA, and Walden International. More than 1.4M individuals in 120 countries rely on SugarCRM. To learn more visit or follow @SugarCRM.

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