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July 09, 2009

Open Source CRM and Sales Quoting Go Hand in Hand

By Stefania Viscusi, Assignment Desk Editor

Open source CRM solutions provider SugarCRM (News - Alert) has announced a new partnership with Aspire Technologies that will make the company’s new QuoteWerks sales quoting software available through SugarExchange. In addition, the offering is now integrated with SugarCRM and offers companies accurate sales quoting that addresses customer-specific needs.

The new integration with SugarCRM versions 5.1 and 5.2 including Community, Express, Professional, and Enterprise editions, are part of Aspire Technologies’ latest Build 47 release of updates for the software.
“Sales quoting and CRM go hand in hand," said Keith Carrington, vice president of sales and marketing for Aspire Technologies, Inc. "Companies want to have a seamless, accurate, and efficient sales quoting process which makes use of vital customer and sales opportunity data that typically reside in disparate CRM, Accounting, and quoting systems. This integration makes it possible to achieve both quoting automation and a competitive advantage affordably and with minimal effort."

Now, QuoteWerks users can search the SugarCRM database for a Contact or Account to use in a quote, automatically save sales opportunities for contacts in SugarCRM and insert data fields from SugarCRM directly into the QuoteWerks print layout.
This integration removes the need for users to retype customer information and provides reports for better insight into the sales pipeline.
Both companies have said they anticipate strong demand for their new their products from various markets and industries.
"The market for on-demand CRM applications such as SugarCRM is expected to grow by an estimated CAGR of 17.4 percent between now and 2013," said Carrington. "Given the quality and stability of our product and its integration with SugarCRM coupled with the leadership role we hold in the marketplace, QuoteWerks is ideally positioned to serve the growing needs of small, medium, and large enterprise organizations."
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Stefania Viscusi is an assignment editor for TMCnet, covering VoIP, CRM, call center and wireless technologies. To read more of Stefania’s articles, please visit her columnist page.

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