MindTouch and Levementum Announce Joint Solution Defining Collaborative CRM

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Leading Open Source Collaborative Solution Now Available with the Leading Open Source CRM Solution, SugarCRM, and Delivered by the Leading Open Source Systems Integrator, Levementum

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The art of sales is a collaborative process involving sales, sales operations, the customer and often third parties, with as much as 75 percent of sales process cycle time spent on collaborative activities

MindTouch, the industry’s leading open source alternative to Microsoft SharePoint, today announced its partnership with Levementum, the industry leading open source systems integration firm, enabling sales collaboration solutions that redefine collaborative CRM, through MindTouch’s availability as an integration with SugarCRM. MindTouch announces this collaboration during the week of SugarCon 2010 in San Francisco, where Aaron Fulkerson, MindTouch CEO, will be speaking on Tuesday, April 13, 11:45-12:30 in a session entitled, ''Collaborative CRM Is the Center of the Enterprise 2.0 Universe.''

This new integration with SugarCRM and delivered by Levementum, allows teams to create -- automatically and directly from the SugarCRM opportunity -- new sales opportunity collaboration pages; create configurable templates for sales opportunities; develop standardized materials for key sales deliverables such as contracts and memorandums; and maintain the height of version control. The integration further provides automatic access to internal team members, partners, and customers. As such, SugarCRM, MindTouch and Levementum are allowing sales teams easier paths to sealing deals, better forecasting of business growth, and an improved view into the opportunities that will most benefit their overall business.

"MindTouch has the smartest available collaboration platform for integration with SugarCRM -- where the customer’s needs and requirements can be collected, stored and translated into specifications defining the sale and where all key players can be brought together around the negotiation leading to sale,” said Geoffrey Mobisson, Managing Director of Technology and Partnerships. "There’s also no replacement for the standardization of contractual documents that comes with use of a system as robust as MindTouch."

“The art of sales is a collaborative process involving sales, sales operations, the customer and often third parties, with as much as 75 percent of sales process cycle time spent on collaborative activities,” said Aaron Fulkerson, CEO, MindTouch. “We make that a more smooth and predictable process with the SugarCRM integration, providing standardization of sales deliverables where such benefit has been largely lacking. Levementum has been invaluable in bringing this new offering to fruition.”

MindTouch is the industry’s leading provider of enterprise collaboration solutions in a market that continues to grow rapidly as more companies are operating under "lite" IT budgets for the foreseeable future. Enterprise spending on Web 2.0 technologies is predicted by Forrester to grow strongly over the next five years, reaching $4.6 billion globally by 2013.

About Levementum
About Levementum: Levementum is a leading professional services firm focused on delivering world-class implementations of Open Source Enterprise Software, including CRM, ERP and e*Commerce solutions. Levementum's Open Source Practice shows companies how to leverage open source information technology and innovate. As an implementation partner and system integrator of SugarCRM, Mindtouch, Magento, Compiere and Pentaho, Levementum has led dozens of change management and technology implementations over the company's lifetime, and its "PILLAR" implementation methodology enables rapid deployment and helps customers maximize the value of their investment through process consulting, project leadership, adoption and training programs, application development, integration and business intelligence.

For further information about our services, please visit our website: http://www.levementum.com or contact us directly at +1 (480) 320-2520.

About MindTouch
MindTouch set out to solve the problem of collaboration by making it possible for non-programmers to connect enterprise systems, databases and web-services in the context of an easy to use collaborative environment. The purpose of MindTouch is to provide wiki-like ease of collaboration between humans and machines; thereby enabling less-technology savvy people to automate reports and systems and create dashboards. For more information, please visit http://www.mindtouch.com .

About SugarCRM
SugarCRM is the world's leading provider of open source customer relationship management (CRM) software. Over 6,000 customers and more than half a million users rely on SugarCRM to execute marketing programs, grow sales, retain customers and create custom business applications. Leading publications such as CRM Magazine, InfoWorld and eWeek praise SugarCRM for its ease-of-use, flexibility and open design. SugarCRM runs on the leading cloud computing platforms, including Amazon EC2, Microsoft Azure, Sugar On-Demand and Private Clouds, offering customers unparalleled choice and control of their data and deployments.

For more information, call (408) 454-6900 or 1 87 SUGARCRM toll-free in the US, email contact(at)sugarcrm(dot)com, or visit http://www.sugarcrm.com .


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