11 Oct 2004: Sourceforge awards POTM to SugarCRM

SourceForge.net Names SugarCRM Project of the Month for October

Leading Open Source Developers' Site Recognizes SugarCRM's Open Source Project for its Beautifully Designed User Interface and Platform Based on Apache, PHP and MySQL

CUPERTINO, CA - October 11, 2004- SugarCRM Inc., developer of the world's fastest growing open source customer relationship management application (CRM) today announced that SourceForge.net, the world's largest open source development web site, has highlighted Sugar Sales, SugarCRM's open source CRM application as its Project of the Month for October.

"We would like to thank our SourceForge.net open source community for their great ideas and hard work. We believe that by leveraging the combined intelligence of CRM developers across the globe, we have built a more revolutionary CRM application than what is offered by most proprietary software or hosting companies' today." says John Roberts, CEO of SugarCRM. Sugar Sales was conceived, designed, built and tested on the Internet in real-time. In less than five months SugarCRM has had over 45,000 downloads of its software and over 900,000 visitors to its open source project on SourceForge.net and sugarcrm.com websites.

Sugar Sales represents a new generation of CRM applications built for and optimized to run on a pure Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP (LAMP) open source software platform. Made available under an open source software license, Sugar Sales is rapidly becoming the leading alternative from expensive, proprietary, and closed source CRM applications from salesforce.com, Siebel, Microsoft CRM and others.

Read the full SourceForge.net project of the month interview with the SugarCRM founders at https://sourceforge.net/potm/potm-2004-10.php. For more information on SugarCRM or Sugar Sales, visit the corporate Web site at www.sugarcrm.com or call Tara Smith at +1(408) 873-9872.

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 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 visit the website www.sugarcrm.com.