SugarCRM Is InfoWorld BOSSIE Awards Top Choice For CRM

Best of Open Source Software Awards Affirms Open Source Software’s Position In the Mainstream Enterprise Software Market

CUPERTINO, Calif.—October 1, 2007 — SugarCRM, Inc., the world’s leading provider of commercial open source customer relationship management (CRM) software, today announced that InfoWorld magazine has named Sugar Community Edition to its Best of Open Source Applications list for Customer Relationship Management. The BOSSIES recognize the best open source software for business, from small offices to large enterprises.

“SugarCRM is honored to be a recognized by InfoWorld as the leading open source CRM solution out there today with this Bossie Award,” said John Roberts, CEO and co-founder of SugarCRM. “The Bossies attests to our belief that when a community of users drive product design and development within an open and transparent framework, that’s innovation.”

Open source software has established itself as a cornerstone of modern business computing, and the open source community is a significant driver of innovation in software today. SugarCRM has been at the forefront of this innovation, and recently announced its newest major release, Sugar 5.0, in September. Sugar 5.0 introduces exciting new functionality, including capabilities that allow users to build custom modules, a new AJAX e-mail client and a state-of-the-art ‘Multi-Instance On-Demand’ architecture.

“Open Source Software has moved into the mainstream,” said Steve Fox, editor-in-chief at InfoWorld. “InfoWorld's inaugural BOSSIE Award winners represent mature, flexible and reliable solutions that increasingly define the segment.”

About SugarCRM

SugarCRM is the world’s leading provider of commercial open source customer relationship management (CRM) software for companies of all sizes. SugarCRM easily adapts to any business environment by offering a more flexible, cost-effective alternative than proprietary applications. SugarCRM’s open source architecture allows companies to more easily customize and integrate customer-facing business processes in order to build and maintain more profitable relationships. SugarCRM offers several deployment options, including on-demand, on-premise and appliance-based solutions to suit customers’ security, integration and configuration needs.

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Media Contacts:

Tara Spalding, SugarCRM

Jesse Casman, Page One PR for SugarCRM

Kaila Bongiovanni, Marketing Director, InfoWorld Media Group