The Blue Book Building and Construction Network Launches Project-Centric CRM Built on SugarCRM OEM Platform

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Project Pipeline product leverages innovative Sugar platform to aid commercial construction professionals in managing sales opportunities

CUPERTINO, Calif. – November 19, 2013 – SugarCRM, the company that enables businesses to create extraordinary customer relationships with the most innovative and affordable CRM solution in the market, today announced that The Blue Book Network has launched a web-based system built on Sugar’s OEM platform. The system is designed to make it easier for contractors, suppliers and manufacturers to manage their project opportunities and, ultimately, secure more work.

Project Pipeline is a CRM system built specifically to meet the 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 of the projects they are interested in or are currently bidding on. The Blue Book Network is a member of the SugarCRM OEM Partner Program, which provides innovative licensing, in addition to extensive development and customization capabilities, for application vendors worldwide to develop on the Sugar platform. The program allows industry leaders like The Blue Book Network to more quickly and efficiently bring highly customized, industry-focused CRM solutions to their respective markets.

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 each 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, a leader in CRM software, 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.

For more information on Project Pipeline please refer to the Project Pipeline whitepaper, or visit their website at www.projectpipelincom.

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.

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.

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