SOURCE: Steelwedge Software, Inc.

September 18, 2007 08:05 ET

Steelwedge Software Sales Planning and Performance Management Now Available on Salesforce.com's AppExchange

Salesforce.com Customers Can Now Deploy a Comprehensive Sales Forecasting and S&OP Solution to Improve Sales Planning and Performance Management Within Salesforce

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - September 18, 2007) - Salesforce.com Dreamforce Conference -- Steelwedge Software today announced the release of its OnDemand sales and operations planning solution for salesforce.com's AppExchange. The Steelwedge Sales Planning and Performance Management Suite (SPPM) extends the AppExhange CRM functionality to provide comprehensive sales forecasting and sales and operations planning (S&OP) solutions for manufacturers of complex products. Built on the Force.com platform, the Steelwedge sales and operations planning solution is immediately available as an integrated client application with AppExchange at http://www.salesforce.com/appexchange. The announcement was made today at Dreamforce '07, salesforce.com's User and Developer Conference.

As a certified AppExhange partner, Steelwedge is part of the new high tech and manufacturing vertical category on the AppExchange presented at Dreamforce '07 in the Industry Solutions Pavilion. The Steelwedge solution helps companies to create, validate and synchronize revenue plans, align them with business and financial targets to improve sales and operations planning, for better executive visibility and control over enterprise performance.

"Steelwedge is the best overall solution to meet our needs for collaborative sales forecasting and seamless integration with Salesforce.com," said Spansion Director of Business Operations Pete Pichette. "Their rapid, on-demand, unique package of features and benefits includes a single plan of record that facilitates planning and management, Enterprise Enabled Excel™ that drives internal and external collaboration and proactive, in-box based, exception-driven feedback and accountability."

"Working with salesforce.com in high tech and manufacturing is a perfect fit for us," said Steelwedge CEO Glen Margolis, "as the leader in this vertical since 2001 helping companies like Spansion, EDS, Nvidia, Honeywell, Qlogic, Tellabs, Juniper Networks and Harley-Davidson improve their operational and financial performance through 'Best Practices' for collaborative sales forecasting, S&OP and performance management."

"Salesforce.com customers can use the AppExhange to find and deploy on-demand applications that cater to the needs of their specific vertical markets," said George Hu, Chief Marketing Officer at salesforce.com. "Steelwedge brings significant experience to our high tech and manufacturing customers. Their collaborative sales forecasting solution can extend Salesforce CRM to provide operations planning solutions to meet the needs of this market."

Force.com Platform and the AppExchange

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

ABOUT STEELWEDGE

Steelwedge Software, Inc. links Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) processes to existing systems through familiar desktop applications including email and Excel. Steelwedge helps companies improve the effectiveness of their Collaborative Planning, Forecasting, and Performance Management activities. Steelwedge customers include Harley-Davidson, Hewlett-Packard, Honeywell International, Juniper Networks, Monster Cable, Nvidia, Spansion, Tellabs, Enterasys Networks and Teledyne. For more information, please visit www.steelwedge.com.

Steelwedge and all Steelwedge product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of Steelwedge Software, Inc. All other company and product names are trademarks of their respective holders.

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