Sub-$100 Sales Automation Software Now Ready For Remote And Mobile Sales Teams

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Desktop Sales Manager Version 6 establishes breakthrough affordability and connectivity for sales teams.

"Desktop Sales Manager has been the sales automation choice of thousands of fiercely individualist sales professionals” states Glyn Meek, partner at Software on Sailboats. “With Version 6 we’ve grown from helping gifted soloists to helping the whole choir. This is amazing technology at an amazing price.”

Serving Two Masters

Sales management looks to sales automation to provide very current and vital information for business decisions. It is difficult and counter productive to get remote and mobile sales professionals to stop selling long enough to find a hotspot or Internet connection to update sales information. Harried and hurried sales professionals understandably demand speed, ease of use, and anytime-anywhere availability from sales automation software.

Embedding Microsoft’s .NET technology in Desktop Sales Manager Version 6 satisfied both needs - a local application running on a personal computer satisfies the sales professional’s need for fast response, ease of use, and always-ready availability. Microsoft’s .NET technology also provides the underlying store-and-forward technology required to share sales information through a central database once a mobile sales rep finally slows down long enough to connect to the Internet.

Sales Data Center - Making It Affordable

Providing the backend for client-server sales automation applications has often proven difficult and expensive. It often involves buying servers and software, establishing virtual private networks, and the staff or consultants to set it up and keep it running. Together these costs can make this a difficult decision for a small-to-medium sized business or sales team.

Software On Sailboats hosts and operates a shared Internet database - the Sales Data Center for Desktop Sales Manager users. There is no software to buy, consultants to call, or software to set up. Desktop Sales Manager stores and retrieves sales pipelines from the Sales Data Center, and access costs less than $0.20 per day – 10% of the cost of a web-based on-demand CRM application.

Free Upgrades and Trial Available

Desktop Sales Manager Version 6 is now available online for free trial and purchase and through the Software On Sailboats website There is no charge to upgrade from Version 5 to Version 6.

About Software on Sailboats

Founded in 2001, Software On Sailboats is one of the top providers of business software to the value priced marketplace for both PC and Pocket PC platforms. Besides his involvement as a partner in Software On Sailboats, founding partner Rod Kimmel helps companies increase revenues. He provides eCommerce and CRM consulting expertise to a wide variety of enterprises based upon 30+ years of experience in sales, marketing and management with companies like Motorola, Sun Microsystems, and Lucent. He founded and operated a successful systems integration company, and he has been guest lecturer at the University of Texas, and has been published in various books, trade publications, and on-line.

Glyn Meek, partner, has over 33 years experience in the high tech industry, with positions of executive management in worldwide companies. With 2 postgraduate degrees in computer science, and a host of high-tech software development projects, Mr. Meek's technical achievements include: operating system design and development, AI product for disease diagnosis in US acute care hospitals, a spreadsheet-like product nominated as best PC product of the year in 1987, and consultant to the European Space Agency on computer/satellite communications. At the business level, among others: Strategy Consultant for Andersen Consulting, CIO of Dell Computer Corporation, VP of services for Tivoli (later acquired by IBM for $768 million), COO Collective Technologies ($60 million consulting organization), CEO of TriActive, a venture funded startup, extensive international business experience.


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