SugarCRM Extends Mobile CRM Leadership with New Android, BlackBerry and iPad Products, as well as Offline Sync Support
Support for leading platforms and new HTML5 charting engine complements existing mobile offerings.
SUGARCON, SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – April 6, 2011 – SugarCRM, the world’s fastest-growing customer relationship management (CRM) company, today announced new capabilities that extend the mobile CRM leadership position of Sugar 6 – CRM Made Simple. The new mobile additions include support for the Android and BlackBerry® platforms, native iPad support, offline synchronization capabilities and a new HTML5-based charting engine. These new features were announced here today at SugarCon, the company’s annual customer, partner and developer event.
“Today’s CRM user lives in an ‘always-on’ world, and we strive to meet the needs of today’s connected worker,” said Clint Oram, co-founder and CTO of SugarCRM. “Support for leading mobile platforms like Android and BlackBerry simply gives our customer the choice and control over their CRM deployments that they have come to expect from SugarCRM.”
The new Sugar Mobile applications for the Android and BlackBerry platforms include the same robust mobile CRM features available in the Sugar Mobile for iPhone application. This includes access to core Sugar Modules, as well as customization capabilities to build streamlined, purpose-built mobile applications for field agents and other members of the modern mobile workforce.
The new native Sugar for iPad application leverages the larger screen and unique user experience of the iPad to create a powerful mobile tool for sales, marketing and support professionals. Like the Sugar Mobile applications, Sugar for iPad is fully customizable from the Sugar Mobile Studio.
SugarCRM is also introducing new offline synchronization capabilities, allowing Sugar Mobile for iPhone, iPad and BlackBerry smartphone users to access critical CRM data without an internet connection. Offline access to data improves user productivity and system adoption, and allows users to complete business tasks while in areas without stable web connectivity, such as in airplanes or remote geographies.
In addition, the latest edition of Sugar 6 also includes a new charting engine, built on HTML5. This enables the rich dashboards and visual reporting features of Sugar 6 to be more easily and fully accessible via mobile interfaces, including iPhones and iPads.
Sugar mobile for Android, BlackBerry smartphones and iPad, as well as new offline sync capabilities will be made generally available this spring. For more information about Sugar 6, or to access a free trial, visit: http://www.sugarcrm.com/freetrial
SugarCRM makes CRM Simple. As the world's fastest growing customer relationship management (CRM) company, SugarCRM applications have been downloaded more than seven million times and currently serve over 700,000 end users in 80 languages. Over 7,000 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 Solutionsand Intelligent Enterprise.
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