SOURCE: Firepond, Inc.

October 15, 2008 09:00 ET

Mirapoint and Firepond Announce Success With CPQ OnDemand

Complex implementation Uses Many Firepond CPQ OnDemand Advanced Features

MANKATO, MN--(Marketwire - October 15, 2008) - Firepond, Inc. (OTCBB: FPND) announced today that Mirapoint, the secure messaging expert, has a fully implemented solution on the Firepond CPQ OnDemand service. Mirapoint has integrated Firepond CPQ OnDemand with Salesforce (from salesforce.com) to allow its salespeople to accurately configure, price and quote Mirapoint products.

Mirapoint, based in Sunnyvale, CA, provides appliance-based secure infrastructure and serves over 115 million mailboxes worldwide. After using another vendor for its configuration and quoting tool for approximately two years, Mirapoint turned to Firepond's true multi-tenant, on-demand application to address their need for an easy-to-use sales interface and flexible and intuitive data maintenance application. Firepond CPQ OnDemand assists thousands of salespeople around the world to manage their complex product and pricing data in local currencies and languages delivering customized, branded and accurate proposals.

The Mirapoint implementation uses many Firepond CPQ OnDemand features including the ability to export data to a custom price book, complex rule-driven pricing and discounting, and approval processes that are triggered by discount thresholds. The exported data can be acquired by another integrated system for use in order entry.

Firepond CPQ OnDemand generates reports that present the proposed products to a customer in a professional and understandable format. The Mirapoint reports were created using Firepond's new OnDemand Proposal Plug-in application which greatly simplifies the task of acquiring data and including it in reports.

"The Firepond application allows us to manage and maintain our own data quickly and easily to keep up with our changing business needs," said Jim Crum, director of information systems for Mirapoint. "Firepond provides a much greater pricing discipline with the Salesforce users allowing us to ultimately process orders much quicker. In addition, the Firepond personnel assisting us with our rollout have been a pleasure to work with."

"Through this complex implementation, we were able to demonstrate the flexibility of Firepond CPQ OnDemand and meet Mirapoint's requirements," said Firepond's president Bradlee Sheafe. "We are delighted to announce this successful implementation, especially given Mirapoint's selection of Firepond over a competitor."

Mirapoint

Founded in 1997, Mirapoint is the market leader in appliance-based solutions for secure message networks in enterprise, service provider, and education organizations, with more than 115 million mailboxes served and secured worldwide. Customers use Mirapoint appliances to build the messaging infrastructure that intelligently serves, secures and manages email. Mirapoint is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, with offices throughout North America, Europe and Asia. For more information on Mirapoint, visit its Web site at www.mirapoint.com.

About Firepond, Inc.

Firepond (OTCBB: FPND) is the leading provider of multi-tenant, on-demand Configure-Price-Quote® software that automates and simplifies product pricing and configuration for companies and helps these enterprises improve order accuracy while reducing their cost of sales. Firepond's sales solutions help companies to optimize their sales processes whether their need is to solve complex product or pricing configuration, create product catalogs or provide an interactive selling system and dramatically improve response time. Firepond solutions provide a rapid ROI through improved order accuracy (100% of submitted orders have accurate specifications and pricing), improved proposal generation time and high user acceptance. For additional information about Firepond, visit www.firepond.com or call 1-866-UCONFIG (826-6344).

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