SugarCRM Selected by AlwaysOn as an AlwaysOn Global 250 Winner

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Recognized for creating technology innovations for the Global Silicon Valley.

CUPERTINO, Calif., July 17, 2012 – SugarCRM, the world’s fastest growing customer relationship management (CRM) company, today announced that it has been chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the AlwaysOn Global 250 winners. Inclusion in the AlwaysOn Global 250 signifies leadership amongst its peers and game-changing approaches and technologies that are likely to disrupt existing markets and entrenched players in the Global Silicon Valley. SugarCRM was specially selected by the AlwaysOn editorial team and industry experts spanning the globe based on a set of five criteria: innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder value, and media buzz.

SugarCRM and the AlwaysOn Global 250 companies will be honored at AlwaysOn’s tenth annual Innovation Summit at the Computer History Museum on July 23th, 2012.

This two-day executive gathering that highlights the significant economic, political, and commercial trends affecting the global technology industries. Innovation Summit’s goal is to identify the most promising entrepreneurial opportunities and investments in the global tech industry.

“This year’s AlwaysOn Global 250 companies have been shaken up by the recent surge in on-demand and mobile innovation. This year’s crop of robust, innovative applications has launched a complex world of interconnected, sophisticated data being used by a voracious consumer and business userbase. Coupled with a massive smartphone and tablet adoption, the opportunities for this year’s winners are unlimited,” says Tony Perkins, founder and editor of AlwaysOn. “The 2012 AO Global 250 winners are driving the technology market into new, uncharted territory, representing the highest-growth opportunities we’ve seen in the private company marketplace in the history of the Global Silicon Valley.”

The AlwaysOn Global 250 winners were selected from among thousands of domestic and international technology companies nominated by investors, bankers, journalists, and industry insiders. The AlwaysOn editorial team conducted a rigorous three-month selection process to finalize the 2012 list.

SugarCRM helps companies increase sales performance and customer satisfaction by connecting employees to customers in more ways than ever. Users have greater control over their data so they can better predict their sales pipeline, sell to more customers and extend the customer lifecycle. The end goal is to enable organizations to boost their bottom lines.

A full list of all the AlwaysOn Global 250 winners can be found on the AlwaysOn website at: http://www.aonetwork.com/AOStory/Announcing-2012-AlwaysOn-Global-250-Top-Private-Companies

“SugarCRM is well-positioned to continue its growth because organizations need affordable CRM solutions that can help them better manage historical conversations with customers,” said Larry Augustin, CEO of SugarCRM. “It gives us a great sense of satisfaction to watch our customers grow their businesses with CRM, and the AlwaysOn Global 250 recognition is a proof point of the positive impact we are making in the global technology industry.”

About SugarCRM

SugarCRM makes CRM simple. As the world's fastest growing customer relationship management (CRM) company, SugarCRM applications have been downloaded more than 11 million times and currently serve over 1,000,000 end users. Over 7,000 organizations 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 and Customer Interaction Solutions.

For more information, call (408) 454-6900 or 1 87 SUGARCRM toll-free in the US, email contact@sugarcrm.com, or visit www.sugarcrm.com. You can also connect with SugarCRM on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

About AlwaysOn

AlwaysOn is the leading business media brand networking the Global Silicon Valley. AlwaysOn helped ignite the social media revolution in early 2003 when it launched the AlwaysOn network. In 2004, it became the first media brand to socially network its online readers and event attendees. AlwaysOn’s preeminent executive event series includes the Silicon Valley Innovation Summit, OnMedia, OnHollywood, IMPACT Venture Summit Mid-Atlantic, Venture Summit East, OnDemand, Venture Summit Silicon Valley, OnMobile, and GoingGreen Silicon Valley. The AlwaysOn network and live event series continue to lead the industry by empowering its readers, event participants, sponsors, and advertisers like no other media brand.

Contact:
Elena Annuzzi
SugarCRM
(408) 792-6952
eannuzzi@sugarcrm.com

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