SugarCRM emerges as Overall Winner of the AlwaysOn OnDemand Top 100 for Leadership in Cloud Computing
CUPERTINO, Calif. — SugarCRM, the world’s fastest growing customer relationship management (CRM) company, today announced that it has been chosen by AlwaysOn as the overall OnDemand Top 100 winner. Inclusion in the OnDemand 100 signifies leadership amongst its peers and game-changing approaches and technologies that are likely to disrupt existing markets and entrenched players. SugarCRM was specially selected by the AlwaysOn editorial team and industry experts spanning the globe based on a set of five criteria: innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder value and media buzz.
SugarCRM will be showcasing why it was selected as the overall winner of the Top 100 at its annual SugarCon customer, partner and developer event in San Francisco at the Palace Hotel April 4-6, 2011.
“As the digital information created by businesses continues to explode at astronomical rates, the need to store, manage, socialize and share this information is becoming extremely challenging,” says Tony Perkins, founder and editor of AlwaysOn. “By providing innovative technologies that help enterprises better compete in this new era of information complexity and move their data out into the cloud, the OnDemand 100 represent some of the highest-growth opportunities in the private company marketplace.”
The OnDemand 100 winners were selected from among hundreds of other technology companies nominated by investors, bankers, journalists and industry insiders. The AlwaysOn editorial team conducted a rigorous three-month selection process to finalize the 2011 list.
SugarCRM’s powerful, open and cost-effective solutions have changed the CRM market. Now, more businesses than ever before can access enterprise-class software to build a differentiated experience for their customers and stand out in the market. In addition, businesses are given the freedom to choose with SugarCRM – in terms of how they purchase, deploy and manage their CRM system. Unlike other on-demand CRM tools, with SugarCRM, the customer is in control.
A full list of all the OnDemand Top 100 winners can be found on the AlwaysOn website at: http://www.aonetwork.com/AOStory/Announcing-2011-OnDemand-100-Top-Private-Companies
“It is an honor to be recognized as a leader in our space by AlwaysOn,” said Larry Augustin, CEO of SugarCRM. “We have worked hard to make the world’s most flexible, intuitive and open solutions for businesses of all sizes, and the incredible alignment of market demand with our vision is evident with this prestigious award.”
SugarCRM makes CRM Simple. As the world’s fastest growing customer relationship management (CRM) company, SugarCRM applications have been downloaded more than nine million times and currently serve over 800,000 end users in 80 languages. Over 7,000 customers have chosen SugarCRM’s On-Site and Cloud Computing services over proprietary alternatives. SugarCRM has been recognized for its customer success and product innovation by CRM Magazine, InfoWorld, Customer Interaction Solutions and Intelligent Enterprise.
AlwaysOn is the leading business media brand networking the Global Silicon Valley. AlwaysOn helped ignite the social media revolution in early 2003 when it launched the AlwaysOn network. In 2004, it became the first media brand to socially network its online readers and event attendees. AlwaysOn’s preeminent executive event series includes the Summit at Stanford, OnMedia, OnHollywood, Venture Summit Mid-Atlantic, OnDemand, Venture Summit Silicon Valley, Venture Summit East, GoingGreen Silicon Valley, and GoingGreen East. The AlwaysOn network and live event series continue to lead the industry by empowering its readers, event participants, sponsors, and advertisers like no other media brand.