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CRM Manager Announces 350 Percent Growth for 2007

April 04, 2008

CRM manager, a provider of implementation and consulting services for clients of Salesforce.com, has announced revenue for 2007 increased by over 350 percent over its 2006 sales.



Company officials report signing agreements with more than 50 new clients in 2007, and hiring Sam Malandra as its executive vice president of sales and marketing to "help further penetrate the enterprise market."

The "continued acceptance and adoption of salesforce.com as the CRM product of choice" was singled out as a major contributor to the company's success, said Andy Atkins, founder and managing partner for CRM manager. "As salesforce.com has grown, we have also seen our growth follow the same pattern."

Atkins said the firm has acquired more than 25 new customers so far in 2008.

"CRM manager has made significant investments in its people as well as expanding its expertise in salesforce.com's applications and platform offerings through additional training and certifications," said Bobby Napiltonia, senior vice president, worldwide channels and alliances, Salesforce.com.

In 2008, CRM manager plans to continue to focus on enterprise applications as well as develop vertical solutions in the technology, manufacturing, business services, pharmaceuticals and non-profit markets, company officials say.

Malandra has extensive experience in the CRM marketplace serving as vice president, Business Development at US Internetworking's Siebel business unit.

In early March Salesforce.com was named to Forbes' "Fastest Growing Tech Companies" list. With annualized sales growth of 85 percent over the last five years, the vendor ranked second only to Google on the list of technology innovators.

"We are at the forefront of a sea-change taking place in the technology industry today as businesses of all sizes, in virtually every industry, all over the globe, are adopting Software-as-a-Service and now Platform-as-a-Service," said Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO of Salesforce.com.

Selection criteria for Forbes' "25 Fastest Growing Tech Companies" included a minimum of $25 million in sales over the last four quarters; 10 percent annual sales gains over the five previous years; profitability over the past 12 months; and 10 percent estimated annual profit growth for the next three to five years.

David Sims is a contributing editor for ContactCenterSolutions. To see more of his articles, please visit his columnist page.



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