Corra Technology Announces SugarCRM Partnership

Corra Technology Extends its CRM Practice With New Commercial Open Source CRM Software Solution



Parsippany, NJ – January 31, 2005 - Corra Technology, Inc., (CTI), a global software services and IT consulting organization, today announced an alliance agreement with SugarCRM, Inc, the premier commercial open source customer relationship management application provider. CTI will resell all Sugar CRM commercial solutions and will provide implementation and customization services, as well as full maintenance and support for commercial and open source products.

Sugar Suite delivers the core sales force automation functionality that has become standard over the past 15 years in CRM solutions. Sugar Professional provides an enterprise class, production level CRM application for mission-critical business management. Sugar Professional is a superset of Sugar Open Source that offers more features, data security and enhancements. The solution is built on a Linux, Apache, MySQL , and PHP (LAMP) architecture, which runs in several environments, including Linux, Mac, Microsoft, Unix and others. The LAMP stack makes the application flexible, scalable and adaptable.

“Traditional CRM applications’ failure to reach expected ROI has been partially caused by low employee adoption rates. We feel Sugar Professional solves this problem by accommodating cross departmental agendas. Not only does upper management welcome the availability of the source code, which allows them to more closely mirror proprietary business process, but front line sales and sales managers feel the tool is intuitive and speeds routine daily activities. Also, IT groups embrace the architecture and open source code, which make the solution easy to maintain and support,” says Ron Bongo, CEO and president at CTI. “Keeping consistent with our primary objective to offer high value technology solutions while simultaneously lowering clients’ total cost of ownership, we will continue to pursue strategic relationships with best-of-breed open source solution providers like SugarCRM.”

“SugarCRM is proud to have Corra Technology as a partner.” says Cameron Jackson, Director of Alliances at SugarCRM. “It is important to us to have quality partners with depth to help clients maximize the benefits our products can deliver. Corra’s strong service model and understanding of the LAMP stack will offer our customers effective installations of the Sugar Suite.”

CTI’s global service delivery model combined with open source technology is a powerful combination to help middle market companies realize higher ROI. By providing customization, development services and supporting implementations offshore, CTI provides its clients with a combination of high value deliverables at low cost.

About Corra Technology, Inc.
CTI is a global software services and IT consulting firm headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey. Using its service optimization model by combining offshore development with U.S. based consulting; CTI can reduce clients' IT total cost of ownership. CTI's services include custom development, software integration, implementation and customization, product testing, maintenance and support. For more information, please visit www.corratech.com.

About SugarCRM:
SugarCRM provides commercial open source customer relationship management applications for companies of all sizes worldwide. SugarCRM was founded in 2004 by three Silicon Valley CRM professionals with over twenty years of experience spanning marketing, application design and engineering. The company is headquartered in Cupertino, California and can be reached by visiting www.sugarcrm.com.

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