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CustomTech brings the sweet taste of SugarCRM to Australia

  • 09 March, 2005 12:23

<p></p><center><b>Custom Technology is distributing SugarCRM, the premier Customer
Relationship Management (CRM) solution on Linux.</b></center>
<p>SYDNEY, Australia -- 9 March 2005 -- Custom Technology today
announced
a distribution partnership with SugarCRM Inc. to bring SugarCRM to the
Australian &amp; New Zealand market.</p>
<p>"Open Source is now extending beyond the core operating system and
networking", said Gordon Hubbard,
Managing Director, Custom Technology. "SugarCRM is an example of a
business application that leverages a Commercial Open Source
development model, and the result is a customer relationship management
application that competes with
proprietary and expensive applications from established CRM software
and hosting providers."</p>
<p>SugarCRM represents a new generation of commercial grade CRM
applications built for and optimized to run on a pure Linux, Apache,
MySQL and PHP (LAMP) open source software platform. Made available
under an open source software license, SugarCRM was developed
leveraging the combined ideas and contributed code of CRM developers
worldwide.<br/></p>
<p>"SugarCRM
is proud to have CustomTech as a partner." says Cameron Jackson,
Director of Alliances at SugarCRM. "CustomTech has been a pioneer
in the delivery of business-class commercial open source applications
in Australia and we look forward to working with them to expand
support for SugarCRM end users and resellers in Australia".</p>
<p></p><p style="font-weight: bold;">Sugar Professional</p>
<p>Sugar Professional is an enterprise class, production level CRM
application for managing mission-critical interactions related to
sales, marketing, services and support. <br/>
<br/>
Sugar Professional is a visible source CRM application that is a
superset of Sugar Open Source. Comparing the two, Sugar Professional
provides enhanced application functionality with optimized performance
and is supported by the SugarCRM staff. When you buy Sugar Professional
you get the software, ongoing support and upgrades for one year. Sugar
Professional is the best solution for companies that need assurance
that
their business-critical application is working flawlessly on a
long-term basis. Additional features that give larger organizations a
definite business advantage include: end-user access and data security
management, quotes module, reports, and advanced wireless device
compatibility.<br/></p>
<p></p><p style="font-weight: bold;">Sugar Open Source</p>
<p>Sugar Open Source is an enterprise class CRM application for
managing mission-critical interactions related to sales, marketing,
services and support. Sugar Open Source is the perfect solution for
companies that desire an effective core CRM solution that offers no
professional support, or would like to evaluate Sugar Suite before
acquiring Sugar Professional.<br/></p>
<p><b>Availability</b></p>
<p>The Sugar Open Source Edition 2.51 is available under an open source
software license at <a href="http://www.SourceForge.net">http://www.SourceForge.net</a>.
Sugar Professional Edition 2.51 is available under commercial license
from <a href="http://www.CustomTech.com.au">http://www.CustomTech.com.au</a>
for an annual fee of A$344.30 (incl GST) per user per year with
discounts for volume and includes 12 months of Sugar Professional
patches and upgrades, installation and maintenance support, and access
to the premium knowledge base support and developer forums. Sugar
Professional is also available as a hosted version, Sugar On-Demand.
Sugar On-Demand eliminates in-house software installation and
maintenance.<br/></p>
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<b>About Custom Technology Australia</b>
<p>Custom Technology Australia Pty Ltd provides value added product
distribution,
technical support, integration and development services for <i>Open
Systems</i>
including Linux and UNIX. Our vision is to deliver <i>Open Systems</i>
that provide real competitive advantage to our business partners.
Custom
Technology is the SugarCRM distributor for ANZ, Scalix distributor, the
Samsung SDS Certified
Distributor for Samsung Contact, SmoothWall Security Centre, an IBM
Business Partner and a Sun iForce
Partner. Visit Custom Technology at <a href="http://www.customtech.com.au">http://www.customtech.com.au</a></p>
<p><b>About SugarCRM</b></p>
<p>SugarCRM provides commercial open source customer relationship
management applications for companies of all sizes worldwide. SugarCRM
was founded in 2004 by three Silicon Valley CRM professionals with over
twenty years of experience spanning marketing, application design and
engineering. The company is headquartered in Cupertino, California and
can be reached by visiting <a href="http://www.sugarcrm.com">http://www.sugarcrm.com</a>.</p>
<p><b>Press Contact</b></p>
<p>Gordon Hubbard
<br/>
Managing Director
<br/>
gordon@customtech.com.au
<br/>
Tel: 02 9659 9590
<br/>
Fax: 02 9659 9510</p>
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