USA.NET, the global eMessaging service provider, and CanyonBridge, a leading vendor of premium Web-based enterprise messaging delivery solutions, today announced an alliance by which USA.NET will offer CanyonBridge's cbConnect and cbForce products as hosted services, forging a new era in integrated on-demand Web solutions. cbConnect is CanyonBridge's flagship product for premium Web-based access to Microsoft(R) Exchange. cbForce, announced today by CanyonBridge, offers a seamless integration between salesforce.com (NYSE:CRM) and Microsoft Exchange.
Organizations using the hosted cbConnect solution can leverage the flexibility, scalability and reliability of USA.NET's outsourced e-mail infrastructure and CanyonBridge's rich Web-based user interface. The hosted cbForce solution will add integration with salesforce.com's industry-leading CRM product to the feature set delivered with cbConnect. USA.NET will offer cbConnect and cbForce to both its current hosted Microsoft Exchange customer base and to prospective Microsoft Exchange customers.
"USA.NET is committed to enhancing the performance and productivity of hosted Microsoft Exchange users," said David Ramon, president and CEO, USA.NET. "The addition of cbConnect and cbForce to our product portfolio provides our current and future customers with a compelling integrated solution that can profoundly improve the efficiency of their sales and services personnel. We believe that this hosted offering marks a milestone for organizations that historically have considered such a solution too complex or expensive to deploy."
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"USA.NET is the largest Microsoft Exchange hosting provider, and we are extremely happy to participate in an alliance with such an important market leader," said Win Burke, president and CEO, CanyonBridge Inc. "With cbConnect and cbForce offered as hosted services, hosted Microsoft Exchange users will now have unprecedentedly rich Web access to their e-mail, and salesforce.com users will have access to all of their CRM, e-mail and calendaring information in a single, rich graphical user interface in a fully hosted environment, with absolutely no installation required on their desktop or local server. And, with no Microsoft Outlook plug-in required, there is never a need to synchronize databases. Everything's there in front of them in a single, powerful GUI."
"cbForce provides significant value to our large and growing user community," said Michael Kreaden, director, sforce ecosystem. "With USA.NET providing cbForce as a service, customers won't have to install and maintain software on their desktop or servers to get the benefits of integrating salesforce.com's world-class CRM services with Exchange's e-mail, calendaring and meeting scheduling services."
cbConnect currently is available from CanyonBridge. cbForce is presently in beta test, with production release scheduled for Q1 2005. USA.NET will offer cbConnect and cbForce as value-added services for their customers in Q1 2005.
USA.NET, the global eMessaging service provider, is the largest exclusively focused hosted eMessaging provider in North America, with over 5,000 customers of all sizes and complexities. USA.NET is the only hosting provider who is SAS 70-Type II certified, Microsoft Gold Certified, and a member of the Microsoft Technology Adoption Program. USA.NET eMessaging solutions are modular and infinitely scalable to ensure customers can grow their business without having to invest additional resources, time or capital into their mission-critical messaging infrastructure. More information can be found at www.usa.net .
CanyonBridge Inc., a privately held company operating from Orem, Utah, develops rich, highly interactive thin client Web access solutions for Microsoft Exchange and other messaging and calendaring systems. cbConnect, the company's premiere product, provides premium Web-based access for all versions of Microsoft Exchange. cbForce integrates salesforce.com with Microsoft Exchange, with unified calendaring and patent-pending Smart Email. cbIntegrate, CanyonBridge's powerful Web services integration platform, provides the capability to easily integrate enterprise application data into its rich Web-based messaging offerings. More information can be found at www.canyonbridge.com .