Funambol Partnership

Funambol and SugarCRM Join Forces for Wireless CRM

A Sync4j SugarCRM connector will mobilize CRM enterprise data.

OSBC, SAN FRANCISCO, April 5th 2005 – Funambol, the mobile open source company, and SugarCRM Inc., the premier open source customer relationship management application provider, jointly announce a combined wireless CRM solution that allow enterprises to mobilize their employees and provide effective customer interactions.

The two companies will develop a connector between Sync4j, the mobile application platform, and Sugar Suite, the leading Customer Relationship Management software built on a pure open source technology stack. The connector will distribute Sugar Suite’s schedule and customer information data to mobile devices, such as SyncML phones, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, Palm and iPod.

The open source connector will be available in mid April on SugarForge.org, the premiere destination for community collaboration on Sugar Suite extensions, modules, language packs and themes. The package will be downloadable from www.sync4j.org.

Thanks to Sync4j, SugarCRM will widen its wireless market reach, which has experienced tremendous growth recently. Thanks to SugarCRM, Funambol will be able to expand the availability of its platform to the fastest growing CRM user base.

“SugarCRM provides the best open source CRM solution that offers exceptional ease-of-use and flexibility, which are a must-have for mission-critical applications. The combination of Sync4j and Sugar Suite is the answer to what our customers are asking for. It is time to mobilize enterprises with the data they need,” says Fabrizio Capobianco, Funambol CEO.

“Sync4j is the world leading open source mobile platform. SugarCRM is excited to join forces with Funambol, expanding our wireless CRM offerings. This combined solution is a new and exciting market for enterprise open source applications," says John Roberts, SugarCRM CEO.

About Funambol
Funambol is the company behind Sync4j, the world leading open source mobile application platform based on SyncML, the Open Mobile Alliance standard for data and device remote synchronization. Sync4j is the standard solution for the development, provisioning and management of all wireless services: data synchronization, remote device management and application provisioning. Funambol provides customers with commercial licensing for Sync4j, support and custom development to fulfill all mobility needs. Funambol is headquartered in Silicon Valley with a development center and a sales office in Italy and can be reached via email at info@funambol.com, or by visiting www.funambol.com and www.sync4j.org.

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 CRM experience spanning marketing, application design and engineering. The company is headquartered in Cupertino, California and can be reached by email at contact@sugarcrm.com, or by visiting www.sugarcrm.com.

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