SOURCE: AppExtremes, Inc.

August 14, 2007 08:00 ET

AppExtremes, Inc. Updates Conga Merge™ With Merge-to-Excel and Email Integration, Announces Certification for salesforce.com's AppExchange

Automates Elaborate Document and Spreadsheet Production, Streamlines Routine Mail Merge

BROOMFIELD, CO--(Marketwire - August 14, 2007) - AppExtremes, Inc. today announced AppExchange certification of Conga Merge, a solution that simplifies the production of content-rich documents and spreadsheets for printing or immediate distribution via email.

"Conga Merge lets our customers automate the generation of complex documents far beyond the reach of typical merge solutions," said AppExtremes CTO Michael Markham. "By leveraging multiple Salesforce reports, it can assemble data sets they can't otherwise access, enabling template-based production of documents and spreadsheets now created manually."

An integrated merge-to-email option eliminates the usual save-to-disk, attach-to-email steps, with parameters that pre-define email templates and set recipient fields, enabling point-and-shoot production and distribution of complex quotes and proposals, executive briefs and account profiles.

"Our sales process is driven by a complex Excel-based proposal with data our sales representatives had to manually enter," said Paul Filice, IT Vice President for Promo People in Oakville, Ontario. "Conga Merge cut the preparation time from fifteen minutes to a few seconds, and eliminated transposition errors. We're a new Salesforce customer, but the product was very easy to deploy and configure for this requirement."

The ability to leverage existing Salesforce administrator skills was a key objective in the design of the product, which requires minimal effort to configure for end users. The new capabilities build on the widespread adoption of Conga Merge for complex mass merge applications with master-detail relationships, such as summaries of open invoices, or pending orders.

"Thousands of customers of all sizes are using the AppExchange to quickly and easily extend their Salesforce deployments," said George Hu, Chief Marketing Officer, salesforce.com. "AppExchange certification for Conga Merge gives customers confidence that it meets a rigorous set of qualitative and quantitative performance tests. Conga Merge provides customers new features such as merging from multiple objects and merge-to-Excel, which are precisely the kind of innovative capabilities the AppExchange was created to nurture."

Advanced features include activity logging and follow-up tasks, including the ability to store the text of merged output, and the ability to use templates on local drives as well as those stored in the Salesforce mail merge repository.

AppExtremes offers simple guidance for report setup, and a View Data feature to allow close inspection of the field names and data retrieved for merging, reducing the time required to build templates. Enhancements to Salesforce reporting just delivered in the Summer '07 release will expand substantially the scope of data available for merging.

AppExtremes, Inc.

AppExtremes, Inc. develops on-demand software solutions for sales, customer service and product support operations. The company's technology complements salesforce.com with specialized productivity tools for publishing and other information-sharing applications. The AppExtremes Conga product line will be joined in August by Conga Courier, a solution that enables scheduled delivery of Salesforce reports via email.

For more information contact AppExtremes.com at (303) 465-1616 or visit us on the Web at http://www.AppExtremes.com.

Salesforce Platform and the AppExchange

Salesforce Platform is the on-demand platform for the next generation of business applications. Salesforce Platform reinvents traditional customization and integration and enables the creation of a whole new generation of on-demand applications that go beyond client/server computing. The Salesforce Platform allows applications to be easily shared, exchanged and installed with a few simple clicks via salesforce.com's AppExchange directory, enabling all the innovation that the Salesforce Platform unleashes to benefit the entire on-demand community.

The AppExchange economy continues to expand as thousands of salesforce.com customers have installed thousands of on-demand business applications available on the AppExchange, found at http://www.salesforce.com/appexchange.

© 2007 AppExtremes Incorporated. All rights reserved. Conga Merge is a trademark of AppExtremes Incorporated. Salesforce.com is a registered trademark of salesforce.com, and AppExchange, is a trademark of salesforce.com, Inc., San Francisco, California. Other names used may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Contact Information

  • Press/Analyst Contact:
    Mark Whiteside
    AppExtremes, Inc.
    303-465-1616
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