Sugar 6 and Box.net Power Collaboration in the Cloud
Combined Services Allow Businesses to Share, Manage and Collaborate on Content Within CRM Solution
Palo Alto and Cupertino, Calif. - July 14 - SugarCRM, the leading provider of open source customer relationship management (CRM) software, and Box.net, the leading cloud content management provider, today announced the general availability of Box.net's content management and collaboration solution from within Sugar 6, the world's most intuitive, flexible and open CRM system.
"Box.net for Sugar 6 empowers businesses of all sizes to access, collaborate and share content within the same system they use to manage customer relationships," says Karen Appleton, vice president of business development at Box.net. "Thanks to this integration, users can now extend collaboration beyond the walls of the system, using Box.net to engage partners and customers in sales and support processes without requiring additional seat licenses."
Leveraging the open cloud, users of this seamless integration can now instantly access and share documents, multi-media files and other relevant content from Box.net when logged in to Sugar 6 via the innovative new Shortcut Bar. They'll also have the ability to create and access shared workspaces within SugarCRM to collaborate with key contacts, as well as contractors and customers outside of their SugarCRM deployment.
"Seamless yet powerful integrations such as Box.net deliver on the basic premise of Sugar 6: CRM made simple," says Clint Oram, SugarCRM co-founder and vice president of products. "Now, users of Sugar 6 can easily leverage relevant content right inside their CRM system-driving productivity and improved processes inside the organization."
To learn more about the power of Box.net for Sugar 6, take part in a free webinar being held on July 28 entitled "Focus on Deals, Not Dealing With Documents," sponsored by Box.net and SugarCRM. Register for this informative session here.
Founded in 2005, Box.net provides Cloud Content Management for over 4 million users and companies ranging from small businesses to the Fortune 500. Box.net's dynamic, flexible content management and collaboration solution empowers users to access and share content online, and gives IT professionals unprecedented visibility into how content moves within their organizations and beyond. Content on Box.net can be shared internally and externally, accessed through iPad, iPhone and BlackBerry applications, and extended to OpenBox partner applications such as Google Apps and SAP StreamWork. Headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif., Box.net is a privately held company and is backed by venture capital firms Draper Fisher Jurvetson, ScaleVP and U.S. Venture Partners.
SugarCRM makes CRM Simple. As the world's leading provider of open source customer relationship management (CRM) software, SugarCRM applications have been downloaded more than seven million times and currently serve over 600,000 end users in 80 languages. Over 6,000 customers have chosen SugarCRM's On-Site and Cloud Computing services over proprietary alternatives. SugarCRM has been recognized for its customer success and product innovation by CRM Magazine, InfoWorld, Customer Interaction Solutions and Intelligent Enterprise.
Britt Gottlieb, Schwartz Communications for SugarCRM
Ashley Mayer, Communications Manager at Box.net
Deepika Bharadwa, Schwartz Communications UK for SugarCRM
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