SugarCRM Introduces Multi-Channel Marketing and Business Analytics Capabilities

Advanced Capabilities for Marketing and Deeper Reporting For All Users

Cupertino, CA (January 30, 2007) - SugarCRM Inc. announced today the immediate release of multi-channel marketing and business analytics capabilities for Sugar Open Source, Sugar Professional and Sugar Enterprise product lines. Driven by customer demand for greater visibility into marketing campaigns and more granular business reporting, these capabilities deliver easy-to-use solutions for understanding the impact of marketing on sales performance and building tighter connections across different lines of business.

Multi-Channel Marketing for Better Customer Communication

SugarCRM Multi-Channel Marketing simplifies and expands SugarCRM's marketing automation solutions. New functionality includes a Campaign Wizard for simplified campaign set-up and execution, Campaign Manager for results tracking across channel, and Automated Lead Capture for integrating web leads into SugarCRM. SugarCRM Multi-Channel Marketing includes functionality for better management of email marketing, online advertising, newsletters, search engine marketing, list rentals, telesales programs, webcasts, and traditional advertising.

New functionality includes:

  • Campaign Wizard simplifies the experience of managing campaigns. The Campaign Wizard walks a marketer through a step-by-step process for setting up marketing campaigns. This expedites the process for marketers to design, develop and execute programs.
  • Campaign Manager with ROI Reports creates tracking URLs for online programs, records impressions and ad program cost information to provide a real-time ROI report based on the opportunity generated and closed by the campaign.
  • Automated Lead Capture lead capture forms to use on web sites that capture leads and automatically associate it to a campaign. The lead form wizard eliminates the need for technical expertise to link form fields to specific campaigns.

SugarCRM Business Analytics for Complex Reporting and Analysis

SugarCRM's Business Analytics expands existing capabilities to generate ad-hoc, multi-module reporting to analyze mission critical business activities spanning marketing, sales and customer support. This allows executives the choice to create their own reports and charts to monitor real-time results in a dashboard.

With SugarCRM Business Analytics, users can create reports, view them in multiple formats (pie, line, bar or multi-tier bar charts), save and bookmark the reports and charts for future reference. Users can also evaluate more complex datasets by associating multiple groups, run reports on any custom field, and link several module fields together. This gives executives the opportunity to see the impact from one area of business upon another - such as marketing campaigns affecting closed-won deals.

New functionality includes:

  • Advanced Data Filtering with "Any" conditions to consolidate information into a single report
  • Report Bookmarks allow users catalog and access useful reports that update in real-time
  • Unlimited Data Joins to create specific reports on any number of modules within Sugar
  • Multiple Grouping to segment data into groups in reports such as viewing Accounts by monthly sales revenue by user

"The new SugarCRM Multi-Channel Marketing and Business Analytics functionality gives us quantifiable campaign insight that allows us to more effectively manage marketing dollars," says Larissa Gschwandtner, Director of Marketing for Selling Power Magazine. "These capabilities are easy to use and effective in presenting relevant, real-time data."

Availability

Multi-Channel Marketing and Business Analytics are now available at www.sugarcrm.com. The multi-channel marketing functionality are included with Sugar Open Source, Sugar Professional and Sugar Enterprise, whereas the Business Analytic capabilities are included in Sugar Professional and Sugar Enterprise only. Access a free 30-day trial of Sugar Professional On-Demand at http://www.sugarcrm.com/crm/ondemand_eval.html.

Flexible Deployment Options to Fit Your Business

Like previous generations of the product, SugarCRM offers flexible deployment options so users are not forced into how their CRM system is managed. Sugar is available in on-site, hosted and appliance-based versions depending on user needs. Users can easily move between deployment options as their CRM needs change.

On-Demand

With Sugar On-Demand, Sugar Professional and Sugar Enterprise can be accessed a hosted application, eliminating in-house software installation and maintenance costs, starting at $39.95 per user monthly.

Appliance

Sugar Professional and Sugar Enterprise are also available in the Sugar Cube, a ready-to-deploy, stand-alone server that has Sugar and all supporting software installed and optimized. It also includes implementation and remote back up support to get up and running quickly.

On-Site

Sugar Professional and Sugar Enterprise On-Site are available for $275 and $449 per user per year respectively. Subscriptions include full access to the source code, 12 months of application updates, installation assistance, trouble ticketing, global weekday email-based technical support (9am-6pm Pacific time), and full production support including patch and fix distributions. Sugar Fast Stack is a SugarCRM certified technology installer that can be purchased for an additional $499.

About SugarCRM

SugarCRM is the world's leading provider of commercial open source customer relationship management (CRM) software for companies of all sizes. Sugar 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.

For more information, call (408) 454-6900 or 1 87 SUGARCRM tollfree in the US, email contact@sugarcrm.com, or visit http://www.sugarcrm.com.

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