SOURCE: Concursive Corporation

August 18, 2008 08:13 ET

Concursive Provides Free CRM Solution for Millions of Small and Medium Businesses

ConcourseSuite 5.0 Is Now Available at No Cost for One Year for up to 100 Users per Business

NORFOLK, VA--(Marketwire - August 18, 2008) - Concursive Corporation, a leading developer of open source Customer Relationship Management (CRM), content management and business social networking technologies, is providing its on-demand ConcourseSuite 5.0 customer relationship management (CRM) software free of charge for up to 100 users for a period of one year.

This groundbreaking offer arms businesses with a full-featured Front Office Solution available to a meaningful number of users. Unlike traditional trial offers that are limited to short time periods or a small number of users, businesses can immediately begin to utilize ConcourseSuite 5.0 to better organize and optimize their day-to-day operations. With a high 100-user limit, this offer provides free business tools sufficient for every employee in nine out of ten businesses in the U.S.

To take advantage of the offer, businesses can sign up at http://www.concursive.com/free100.

"ConcourseSuite 5.0 lets us manage the entire sales cycle -- from lead capture and contact management to pipeline tracking and quoting," said Dave Cook, Director at Amalgatek. "It's easy-to-use, can be customized to fit our business and allows us to both make the most of our leads and to grow current customers."

A Software as a Service (SaaS) on-demand offering, ConcourseSuite 5.0 requires no setup -- business users simply subscribe and then log-in to begin using the system. There's nothing to install and no IT skills are required. The software is user-friendly and designed such that business, sales and marketing managers can customize the application and add functionality as required to meet specific requirements or adjust to changing needs.

Susan Milhoan, president of Retail Alliance, said, "Concursive's move of offering freely available enterprise-class software tools is a major boost for smaller and medium businesses and it levels the playing field with larger enterprises."

ConcourseSuite combines customer relationship management (CRM), online presence management, marketing, team collaboration and customer service within a single easy-to-use platform. A full range of tools within the suite allows small-to-medium sized businesses to track prospects and sales activity, generate new leads, manage the sales process and service existing customers.

"Opening up the availability of this intuitive tool that we have designed for everyday business use is a natural extension of our business model," said Michael Harvey, EVP for Concursive. "At Concursive we understand the processes required for businesses to get and grow their customer base, and giving businesses with up to 100 users free access to ConcourseSuite allows a broader range of companies to understand how technology can help to streamline, organize, and drive prospect and customer activities -- the lifeblood of every business."

After twelve months, businesses using ConcourseSuite 5.0 under this offer will be given the opportunity to continue the service at low promotional rates -- on the order of half of the rates of competing on-demand CRM offerings.

Starting in November of last year, businesses were already able to sign up for a free 5-user account for ConcourseSuite 5.0. To date, nearly 1500 firms have started using ConcourseSuite 5.0 under that previous offer, and Concursive predicts the response to the new 100-user offer will be even greater.

About Concursive Corporation

Concursive's mission is to help businesses get and grow customers. Concursive's software brings Social Networking and CRM together into a seamless platform, allowing organizations to be superlative in the methods by which they interact with customers and other stakeholders. The company's products can be deployed on-premise or "in the cloud." Concursive's products are used today by Fortune 500 companies in large configurations and by thousands of smaller enterprises. Concursive is a founding member of the Open Solutions Alliance and a member of the Red Hat Exchange (RHX). Concursive is an Intel Capital Portfolio Company. For more information, visit www.concursive.com

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