American Seating Selects ShareMethods for Sales Documents On-Demand

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ShareNow for AppExchange Powers On-Demand Access to Sales Documents for American Seating

ShareMethods ( today announced that American Seating has selected and deployed ShareNow for AppExchange. The ShareMethods service was selected because it delivers an improved solution via Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) to securely manage, share, and distribute sales, marketing, and support materials. Content such as sales presentations, proposals, marketing collateral, support information, and partner documents can be easily posted, accessed and managed on a worldwide basis.

"Our sales team needed a way to easily and quickly access key sales documents in one central and secure location; in addition there was a requirement for integration in order to streamline sales workflows. ShareNow for AppExchange offered the best choice to meet these business requirements," said Stephen Hunt, Sales Training Manager, American Seating. "Now that our sales users are trained on ShareNow, they love the software service. ShareNow is a real productivity boost for our organization."

ShareMethods provides powerful capabilities for customers to securely create, manage, and distribute sales, marketing, and support materials. Capabilities include full document version control, review and approval workflows, user roles and permissions, Google-like full text search, customizable sales and marketing taxonomies, linking of documents to CRM data, desktop integration, community ratings and user reviews, and deep integration with Customers can quickly deploy sales, marketing, and support knowledge centers that can be securely shared across an extended network of users inside and outside of a company. ShareMethods provides its hosted service via a SAS 70 Type II data center, offering high levels of reliability, redundancy, and security.

"ShareMethods is honored to welcome American Seating as a new customer" says Eric Hoffert, CEO of ShareMethods. "American Seating has been an industry leader for more than 120 years, serving the Architectural Environments and Transportation markets and offering only the highest quality seating products for many organizations. We are excited to have American Seating join the ShareMethods global user community realizing benefits from the use of our on-demand services."

About American Seating:
For over 120 years American Seating has set the standard for product design, durability and comfort. Our record of past achievements in the markets of Auditorium Seating, Sports Seating, Performing Arts Centers, Office Seating and Systems and Transportation Seating serves as the platform for the design of innovative seating products which continues to be the benchmark of our industry. American Seating, operating since 1886, is headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, employs nearly 500 people, and serves two primary markets: Architectural Environments, including sports and entertainment, education, and government/commercial facilities, and Transportation, including seating for public transit buses and rail. To learn more about American Seating and its products, visit

About ShareMethods:
With ShareMethods, sales and marketing teams can create, manage, and share documents easily and securely, collaborating with extended selling networks to close more business, providing a cost-effective alternative to developing and supporting a sales and marketing intranet or extranet. The "Sales and Marketing Portal in a Box" approach can cost less than one tenth of the price of traditional enterprise software. ShareMethods received an "Excellent" rating for usability from eWeek and scored 9 out of 10 for "Ease of Use, Implementation, and Value" from InfoWorld. The company was recognized together with in the InfoWorld Top 100 for one of the Best IT Projects of 2004 and as one of the CRM WizKids for 2006 by noted CRM analyst Denis Pombriant. ShareMethods provides on-demand services to more than 200 companies on a global basis with users in more than 40 countries. Customers include BusinessWeek (a division of McGraw-Hill Companies), CNET Channel (a division of CNET Networks), HID Corp., JMJ Associates, Evolution Benefits, and others. ShareMethods services include ShareMethods, ShareNow for AppExchange, ShareOffice for AppExchange, and ShareDrive OnDemand, Visit or call 1-877-SHARENOW for more information.


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