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November 19, 2013 09:00 ET

Appirio Expands Capabilities to Deliver on Workplace 2020 and Better Serve Nonprofit Organizations

New and Extended Partnerships Complement Appirio's Existing Service Offerings in CRM, Human Resources and Finance

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 19, 2013) - DREAMFORCE 2013 -- To stay ahead in today's fast paced business environment, both enterprises and nonprofits must continuously find new ways to innovate and become more efficient. Appirio, a global cloud consultancy, today announced new partnerships with Concur (NASDAQ: CNQR) and an expanded alliance with Cornerstone OnDemand (NASDAQ: CSOD). Appirio is also extending its expertise in solutions from HireVue and roundCorner. Each of these cloud-based solutions are helping organizations reinvent and improve processes across finance, HR, sales and marketing. 

"Employees, customers and constituents are engaging with companies in very different ways today than they did only a few years ago, but the technology many organizations use to serve these people is still stuck in the past," said Jason Averbook, chief business innovation officer at Appirio. "By expanding our capabilities in these new areas, we can offer an even broader set of tools and solutions to help our customers prepare for Workplace 2020, the workplace of the future."

Delivering on Workplace 2020

Hundreds of customers have worked with Appirio to improve or completely reinvent their systems and processes to prepare for a workforce that is becoming increasingly mobile, social and global.

Appirio is expanding its existing strategic relationship with Cornerstone OnDemand, becoming a preferred strategy and implementation consultant for its Cornerstone for Salesforce solution. Natively built on the Salesforce Platform, the application provides real-time learning and training capabilities directly within the CRM application to drive new levels of efficiency and productivity. As a result, organizations can encourage knowledge sharing and collaboration across global teams and gain data insights into training effectiveness.

Appirio has also signed a new partnership with Concur, which provides cloud-based integrated travel and expense management solutions for companies of all sizes and to more than 20 million users globally. As part of this new partnership, Appirio is creating a practice to provide implementation and integration services for Concur's solutions.

Appirio also announced strategy and change management services focused on helping customers use emerging technologies to reimagine their recruiting and talent management processes. As part of this offering, Appirio can deliver insight and expertise around solution providers like HireVue, which provides a talent interaction platform utilizing video and mobile capabilities to let recruits and employees tell their story and demonstrate their talents in a more interactive and collaborative way.

Better Serving Nonprofit Organizations

Appirio is an implementation provider for Salesforce.com Foundation nonprofit customers, and is helping organizations such as ACT, JDRF, Jewish National Fund and the Sierra Club use the power of cloud platforms to improve operations and rethink the way they interact with their external constituents.

ACT recently partnered with Appirio to transform their interactions with students and move from primarily a college testing exam administrator to an education and career coach. The result is the ACT Profile, the first free social college and career planning community.

"We wanted to create an online community for students that could help them explore their options and provide ways to connect with experts and peers to make better decisions," said John Corrigan, VP of customer experience at ACT. "Appirio's expertise in technology and how to optimize the user experience made a huge difference in the success of this initiative."

To expand its ability to serve large, complex nonprofits, Appirio is also building out expertise around roundCorner, which provides fundraising, donor management and constituent relationship management solutions, built natively on the Salesforce.com platform. By providing strategy, implementation and integration expertise for solutions like roundCorner's roundCause, Appirio can help improve the fundraising efforts of organizations. 

To learn more about Appirio's growing partner ecosystem, please visit: http://www.appirio.com/partners

About Appirio
Appirio is a global cloud consultancy that provides on-demand access to the world's top technical talent. Appirio's business and technology expertise, proven methodology, and its 600,000 member TopCoder and CloudSpokes crowdsourcing communities, enable customers to be more agile and see results in weeks or months, not years. Founded in 2006, Appirio is a trusted partner to more than 700 organizations around the world including Apria, Coca-Cola, eBay, Facebook, Japan Post Network, L'Oreal, NetApp, The Four Seasons and Virgin America.

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