Genzyme has announced that their European field representatives can now access Saleslogix from their BlackBerry (News
) handhelds. Genzyme officials said Vaultus Mobile Technologies worked on implementing the project.
With the Vaultus product in place, Genzyme field representatives, working from a BlackBerry, can access client reports, calendar items and contact information.
Genzyme officials say workers across all industries are moving away from their laptops and turning instead to their more capable mobile devices, which include BlackBerries and smartphones. So, "when it came to selecting a company to mobilize our CRM system, Vaultus was an easy choice," said Seppo Beumers, application manager at Genzyme.
With the CRM system, Genzyme representatives can capture visit report notes immediately after each meeting. Genzyme also has support for the many languages that are spoken in Europe, as Vaultus provided localized versions of the product in French, Italian, English and German.
The Vaultus product also gives Genzyme reps account management features, contact management tools and visit reporting abilities.
Last year, Certicom Corp. announced that Vaultus Mobile Technologies licensed Certicom's Elliptic Curve Cryptography technology to ensure the Vaultus Mobile Application Platform's security for mobile users.
This contract was an expansion of an existing agreement between the two companies that dates back to 2000, when Vaultus licensed Certicom's ECC technology to provide security for its Mobile Sales/Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and other mobile products for BlackBerry and Windows CE devices.
With the agreement, Vaultus extended its ECC license with Certicom to include Vaultus applications on BlackBerry, Symbian (News
) and Windows Mobile operating systems.
By implementing Certicom's Security Builder Crypto in VMAP, Vaultus is offering secure access to their enterprise applications, data and processes via BlackBerry, Symbian or Windows Mobile devices. Security Builder is a cryptography product optimized for small code size and includes a range of current and legacy algorithms for resource-constrained mobile devices.
Arvind Goyal, Chief Technology Officer at Vaultus, said his company has worked with Certicom over the years "because their comprehensive cryptographic suite allows us to select the features we need for our latest mobile applications."
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