Press release from Business Wire
Dell Helps MakeMusic Improve Active Sales Forecasting and Business Agility with Salesforce CRM Solution
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
ROUND ROCK, Texas (Business Wire) -- Dell Cloud Business Applications today announced that music technology leader MakeMusic, Inc. has selected Dell to deliver a cloud solution with Salesforce Sales Cloud. MakeMusic's solution improves active sales forecasting and enables the ability to easily track sales leads, allowing for the integration of marketing and business development activities.
Minnesota-based MakeMusic is a world leader in music technology. Their products include Finale®, the industry standard in music notation software, Garritan™, the world's leading provider of virtual software instruments, and SmartMusic®, revolutionary software that is transforming the way music is taught, learned and performed.
To make their software available throughout the world, MakeMusic sells its products both directly and through a group of independent resellers. This complex sales model, including multiple purchase methods and frequencies, led MakeMusic to select Dell Cloud Business Applications to implement a Salesforce CRM solution that allows the company to more easily produce an active sales forecast that can be viewed in real-time by sales reps and executives. The solution offers a way to easily track sales leads through sales process and to integrate marketing and business development activities throughout the organization.
“To remain an industry leader, it's critical for MakeMusic to continuously invest in product innovation and ways that we can better serve our customers,” said Doug Eicher, vice president of sales, MakeMusic. “Working with Dell Cloud Business Applications for our Salesforce solution allowed us to get up and running quickly with the ability to understand and use the software upon implementation.”
“Delivering software applications that give mid-market companies the business agility and insights needed to succeed in today's increasingly competitive business climate is key to Dell's strategy,” said Paulette Altmaier, vice president and general manager, Dell Cloud Business Applications. “Dell Cloud Business Applications offers MakeMusic the ability to rapidly deploy best in class software and improve business performance.”
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