SOURCE: Cast Iron

November 18, 2008 08:00 ET

Cast Iron Systems Expedites Software-as-a-Service Integration of Microsoft Dynamics Solutions With Enterprise Applications

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - November 18, 2008) - Cast Iron Systems, the #1 SaaS integration company, today announced its public participation in the Microsoft ecosystem. Cast Iron is providing the simplicity, flexibility, and speed customers need to effectively connect Microsoft Dynamics ERP and CRM solutions with other enterprise applications. Cast Iron is providing a proven solution for Microsoft Dynamics customers needing enterprise integration. Using a 'configuration, not coding' approach, the Cast Iron Integration Solution expedites the adoption and productive use of on-demand Microsoft Dynamics business solutions.

"Cast Iron is an outstanding addition to the Microsoft Dynamics partner community," said Robert Deshaies, vice president, U.S. Partner Group, Microsoft Corp. "Cast Iron's experience with Software-plus-Services integration provides customers with more choice when it comes to their deployment model, allowing customers to do what's best for their business."

Many companies hesitate to transition to a SaaS solution when confronted with the complexity of real-time integration with existing systems that contain business-critical information. Cast Iron lowers the costs and risks associated with SaaS integration by delivering an integration solution that has been proven and refined over many years and thousands of customer integrations. The Cast Iron Integration Solution provides unmatched flexibility -- it is available either as an integration service in the Cast Iron Cloud for complete outsourcing, or as an on-premise integration appliance, depending on the evolving integration needs of the customer.

"We are pleased to announce that we have joined the Microsoft Dynamics ISV partner community," said Ken Comée, CEO of Cast Iron Systems. "We are providing Microsoft Dynamics customers with all of the advantages of the Powered By Cast Iron program, including flexible product choices, our proven service methodologies, and customized sales and marketing plans. We look forward to strengthening the relationship to rapidly deliver the benefits of Software-as-a-Service integration -- namely, greater productivity and success -- to Microsoft Dynamics customers."

Grizzard Communications Group, an industry leader in integrated, direct response marketing and fundraising, recently faced the challenge of integrating its Microsoft Dynamics GP solution with existing SaaS-based and on-premise enterprise applications. According to Mark Litherland, director of IT Architecture & Integration at Grizzard, "Working with Cast Iron, we were able to rapidly develop and test our Microsoft Dynamics Integration, completing the initial test within 20 days and applying new iterations as needed within hours of identifying needed changes. By automating sales order processing across our CRM and ERP systems, we've rapidly improved operating efficiencies with our direct mail and print vendors, which has a positive effect on our bottom line."

About Cast Iron Systems

Founded in 2001, Cast Iron Systems is The #1 SaaS Integration Company™. With thousands of customer integrations across all industries and around the world, including Allianz, British American Tobacco (BAT), Amerisource Bergen, Emerson, IBA Molecular, Krueger International, Peet's Coffee & Tea, PGP Corporation, salesforce.com, The Sports Authority, and Tesla Motors, among many others, companies are benefiting from the simplicity, speed, and flexibility of the Cast Iron integration solution to integrating SaaS with the enterprise in just days. Backed by Sequoia Capital, Norwest Venture Partners, and Lehman Brothers, Cast Iron is privately held and led by experienced technology executives from Informatica, Oracle, PeopleSoft, Siebel, Vitria, and webMethods. For more information about Cast Iron, please visit www.castiron.com.

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