SharePoint Solutions Creates Software to Integrate Microsoft SharePoint with Salesforce.com

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SharePoint Solutions, a national leader in Microsoft SharePoint products and technologies training, consulting and add-on software, announced today it has created a product that integrates two of the most successful software innovations of the post-dotcom era: Microsoft SharePoint and salesforce.com. The product is available as extensions to the SharePoint Data Zoom Web Part, a free tool that allows SharePoint users to easily build dynamic, data-driven content on any page.

From the customer's perspective, Microsoft's SharePoint is the best portal and team collaboration software available, and salesforce.com makes the best Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Sales Force Automation software

SharePoint Solutions, a national leader in Microsoft SharePoint products and technologies training, consulting and add-on software, announced today it has created a product that integrates two of the most successful software innovations of the post-dotcom era: Microsoft SharePoint and salesforce.com.

The product is available as extensions to the SharePoint Data Zoom Web Part, a free tool that allows SharePoint users to easily build dynamic, data-driven content on any page. Data from SharePoint Sites, SharePoint Lists and virtually any other source can be aggregated and formatted with ease.

"SharePoint and salesforce.com are the two biggest business software successes of the past five years," said Jeff Cate, president of SharePoint Solutions. "Both have grown to be billion-dollar businesses, and we think there are many, many enterprises in the world that use both because each is best-of-breed in its respective application."

According to Cate, Microsoft represents the traditional software company in which users purchase licenses for software that is installed on computers. Salesforce.com represents the new breed of software companies that provides software via the Internet on a subscription basis, which is known as the Software as a Service (SaaS) model.

"From the customer's perspective, Microsoft's SharePoint is the best portal and team collaboration software available, and salesforce.com makes the best Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Sales Force Automation software," Cate said. "However, until now, there hasn't been an easy way to integrate them."

Armed with the SharePoint Data Zoom Web Part and the extensions for salesforce.com sales objects, users will be able to pull into SharePoint all salesforce.com data from leads, opportunities, contacts, accounts and users.

They also will be able to design sophisticated reporting and inquiry solutions that will increase CRM data visibility to those who can access an enterprise's portal, but don't have a salesforce.com account.

The SharePoint Data Zoom extensions for salesforce.com cost $4,995 per web front-end server. For more information or to order the salesforce.com extension, visit: http://sharepointsolutions.com/SharePoint-Add-ons/Products/Pages/Data-Zoom-Extension-for-Salesforce-Sales.aspx.

Based in Nashville, Tenn., SharePoint Solutions has been a nationwide leader in expert-led public classes on SharePoint products and technologies. The company's software division professionally develops high-quality commercial add-ons for SharePoint, including the award-winning Extranet Collaboration Manager for SharePoint 2007. For more information about SharePoint Solutions, visit http://sharepointsolutions.com.

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