Cerado Offers Rescue Kit for Microsoft CRM Users

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Cerado, a provider of sales force information services, today announced a free migration program for the beleaguered users of Microsoft CRM. Users migrating to Cerado's Sales Force Information Service from Microsoft CRM will be granted a free 30-day trial of Cerado's highly customizable, easy-to-use CRM solution. Microsoft has stated on their website that "Microsoft CRM version 1.0 does not operate on Windows XP with Service Pack 2 installed" and that "running any Microsoft CRM client on Windows XP SP2 is not supported." ( http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=870635 )

Cerado, a provider of sales force information services, today announced a free migration program for the beleaguered users of Microsoft CRM. Users migrating to Cerado's Sales Force Information Service from Microsoft CRM will be granted a free 30-day trial of Cerado's highly customizable, easy-to-use CRM solution.

Microsoft has stated on their website that "Microsoft CRM version 1.0 does not operate on Windows XP with Service Pack 2 installed" and that "running any Microsoft CRM client on Windows XP SP2 is not supported." (http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=870635)

The eighty megabyte Windows XP Service Pack 2 is currently scheduled to release to manufacturing on Friday, August 13th, 2004.

About Cerado's Sales Force Information Service

Cerado’s Sales Force Information Service is a hosted service that gives sales reps access to the tools and information they need to sell more successfully. The Cerado Sales Force Information Service can be used to give reps online access to:

  • An online Library for accessing sales presentations, frequently asked questions, sales collateral, sales letter templates, and more
  • Timely, detailed competitive information
  • Both detailed and summary win-loss analysis
  • An easy-to-use, full-featured, contact manager
  • Pipeline management and forecasting
  • Robust reporting capabilities
  • Marketing campaign management and tracking
  • Integrated web-based lead generation capabilities
  • Offline synchronization
  • The ability to easily import account information that is currently stored in other software or ASP-based sales force automation systems

As markets, competitors, and customers evolve, having "always on" access to competitive intelligence, win-loss analysis, account, and opportunity information becomes the difference between making a quarter or missing it. The Cerado Sales Force Information Service delivers the information and tools that reps need to close more business, more effectively. More information is available at http://www.cerado.com/solutions03.asp

Other Services Available From Cerado

In addition to Cerado's technology solutions, Cerado helps sales teams close more business via world-class services in the areas of Competitive Intelligence and Win/Loss Analysis.

In the area of Competitive Intelligence, Cerado delivers timely, relevant information on competitors, including competitive pricing, products, management bios, key customers, alliances, strengths and weaknesses, and other targeted information. Both the direct sales force and the sales teams of channel partners can use information from the Cerado service to tailor their offerings to their prospects. Having this information enables the sales teams to identify the current weaknesses of their competition, and allows them to present their solutions in the most compelling manner possible, while taking into account current competitive conditions. More information is available at http://www.cerado.com/solutions02.asp

In the area of Win/Loss Analysis, Cerado analyzes information and provides tangible recommendations based on direct interactions with customers and prospects. This service allows organizations to tailor their activities based on real customer feedback, and provide a direct link not only to customers, but also to prospects that may have chosen a competitor in a recent sales cycle. More information is available at http://www.cerado.com/solutions01.asp

About Cerado, Inc.

The vision of Cerado, Inc. is very simple: to be the leading provider of services that enable a sales force to be more successful. Cerado accomplishes this by using advanced technology to provide useful, non-intrusive services to executives and sales professionals that enable them to communicate more effectively, compete more effectively, and close business more effectively. Cerado works with organizations across a number of highly competitive industries such as high tech, finance, and professional services. Cerado is privately held, and is based just south of San Francisco, California.

On the web at: http://www.cerado.com.

Cerado™ is a trademark of Cerado, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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