Customer relationship management systems have caught on big at businesses, but wouldn’t it be great if internal staff, or groups of staff members, could leverage CRM solutions to collaborate also? That’s exactly what two partners – one from the CRM world and one from the enterprise social networking world – are doing.
The SugarCRM solution and BroadVision Inc. Clearvale enterprise social networking solutions have been integrated to enable more business intelligence, according to the companies.
“We are pleased to add Clearvale to SugarCRM’s growing portfolio of cloud solutions. Now it’s easy for all types of SugarCRM users to have a 360-degree view of their customer combined with the embedded power of the latest social functionality for connecting with the whole organization,” said Chuck Coulson, vice president of business development at SugarCRM. “The availability of the Clearvale collaboration platform with our SugarCRM platform helps organizations uncover untapped sources of expertise for improved customer service and reduce the time needed to solve business problems.”
SugarCRM offers an open source customer relationship management platform. More than 1.2 million end users rely on the solution to engage with their customers. Clearvale is a cloud-based solution that connects and enables collaboration among groups across departments such as engineering, marketing, sales and support.
“Enterprise social networks provide a great way of connecting users from different departments inside an organization by enabling them to share information and best practices between themselves more efficiently and effectively,” said Peter Chu, vice president of strategy, products, and marketing at BroadVision. “Our Clearvale collaboration with SugarCRM supports our vision of helping organizations continue to work in their preferred systems of record but with a social layer added on top for people to work together.”