Promethean, Model Metrics and Salesforce.com Team to Deploy Interactive Website with Force.com Sites

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With a single cloud computing platform, Promethean accesses integrated website and portal, order capture and configuration, and customer relationship management.

Promethean is a cutting edge technology company providing world class, interactive learning technologies to classrooms across the globe. With such high standards, they needed to pick a technology platform and partners that matched these values

Model Metrics, a leading cloud computing technology company and salesforce.com NYSE: CRM, the enterprise cloud computing company, today announced that Promethean, a global leader and innovator in interactive learning solutions, has deployed a new interactive, online experience for its customers and partners. Developed by Model Metrics, the new Web site utilizes the new Force.com Sites capability of salesforce.com's Force.com cloud computing platform to enable a unique Web experience for visitors to Promethean's Web properties.

The new solution, developed in only two months on the Force.com platform, leverages Force.com Sites and Adobe Flex to provide a compelling user experience for both customers and partners. Promethean's new Web site enables the company to easily control homepage promotions, while managing product pricing presented on its Web site from its Salesforce CRM application. For customers and distribution partners, the new solution allows customers to dynamically configure an order, save it to their profile, and find a channel partner for purchase.

"With Force.com Sites and Model Metrics, we created a single system to manage our internal product, customer, and partner information, present that information in a compelling way on our Web site, and automate order capture and distribution," said Darren Murray, Global IT Director of Promethean. "This would not have been possible without the technical expertise of Model Metrics and the scalable, flexible cloud platform from salesforce.com."

Force.com Sites, a new capability of the Force.com platform, allows Promethean to run its Web site in salesforce.com's cloud. Force.com Sites gives the company the power to publish information from applications built on Force.com to its prospects, customers, and partners through its Web site, enabling one system to manage its customer and channel relationships. By running its Web site on Force.com Sites, Promethean can focus on creating, producing, and selling its world class ActivClassroom suite of interactive learning technology solutions, rather than managing and maintaining IT infrastructure.

"Promethean is a cutting edge technology company providing world class, interactive learning technologies to classrooms across the globe. With such high standards, they needed to pick a technology platform and partners that matched these values," said Adam Caplan, CEO of Model Metrics. "We believe this partnership between salesforce.com, Model Metrics, and Promethean will become a key differentiator for the company in the future."

Promethean is one of the 59,300 companies of all sizes, industries and geographies that comprised the salesforce.com customer base as of April 30, 2009. Revenue and subscribers will be recognized as the service is delivered.

About Promethean:
Promethean is a global leader in interactive classroom solutions that empowers teachers to engage, educate, assess and motivate learners. Developed by and for educators, its award-winning products help teachers to prepare digital lessons quickly and with greater ease. The technology enables them to create, customise and integrate text, web, video and audio content, so they can more easily capture students' attention and accommodate different learning styles.

Relevant to all levels of education, the ActivClassroom is an innovative and integrated suite of solutions that encompass ActivBoard interactive whiteboards, ActivInspire interactive software and ActiVote and ActivExpression Learner Response Systems that permit instantaneous assessment of pupils' comprehension of lessons.

Beyond the classroom, Promethean's integrated learning system also provides comprehensive training and support. Promethean Planet (http://www.PrometheanPlanet.com) is the largest online teacher forum for premium interactive content. Nearly 400,000 educators from around the world can access downloadable flipcharts, engage in conversations on the ActivEducator blog and share best practice to make lessons more fun and engaging.

For more information, please visit http://www.PrometheanWorld.com.

About Salesforce.com:
Salesforce.com is the enterprise cloud computing company. The company's portfolio of Salesforce CRM applications, available at http://www.salesforce.com/products/ , has revolutionized the ways that companies collaborate and communicate with their customers across sales, marketing and service. The company's Force.com platform (http://www.salesforce.com/platform/ ) enables customers, partners and developers to quickly build powerful business applications to run every part of the enterprise in the cloud. Based on salesforce.com's real-time, multi-tenant architecture, Salesforce CRM and Force.com offer the fastest path to customer success with cloud computing.

As of April 30, 2009, salesforce.com manages customer information for approximately 59,300 customers including Allianz Commercial, Dell, Dow Jones Newswires, Japan Post, Kaiser Permanente, KONE, and SunTrust Banks. Any unreleased services or features referenced in this or other press releases or public statements are not currently available and may not be delivered on time or at all. Customers who purchase salesforce.com applications should make their purchase decisions based upon features that are currently available. Salesforce.com has headquarters in San Francisco, with offices in Europe and Asia, and trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "CRM". For more information please visit http://www.salesforce.com , or call 1-800-NO-SOFTWARE.

Copyright (c) 2009 salesforce.com, inc. All rights reserved. Salesforce and the "no software" logo are registered trademarks of salesforce.com, inc., and salesforce.com owns other registered and unregistered trademarks. Other names used herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

About Model Metrics:
Model Metrics delivers applications and services at the cutting edge of the fast growing Cloud Computing industry. Since its founding in 2003, Model Metrics has become one of salesforce.com's most diversified and respected partners. Headquartered in Chicago with offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Detroit, Minneapolis and Dallas, Model Metrics' customer base spans all industries and includes enterprises such as Abbott, Allstate, Aon, Cars.com, CME Group, Honeywell, InfoUSA, MasterCard, Medtronic and Orbitz.

With a focus on mobile and contact center technology, CRM and eCommerce, business process and change management innovation, and custom development, Model Metrics has completed hundreds of engagements in both mid-sized and Fortune 1000 companies. Its world-class application development skills using Force.com, Amazon Web Services, Google, Adobe Flex and AIR, and the Apple iPhone enable the creation of custom applications featuring multimedia-rich user experiences. To learn more, visit http://www.modelmetrics.com or call 877.542.2885.

Contacts:
David Dahlberg
CMO, Model Metrics
312-994-8040

Ellen DePodesta
Public Relations, Model Metrics
773-868-1008

Tracey McLaine
Head of Global PR, Promethean
+44 (0) 1254 290752

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