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Dell Cloud Business Applications Make It Easy for Growing Businesses to Improve Performance

Small and medium businesses (SMBs) can now take full advantage of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) to drive outstanding business performance using Dell Cloud Business Applications - a family of integrated SaaS applications with cross-application cloud analytics supported by end-to-end Dell services.

Key benefits include easy and affordable integration with existing software; integrated best-of-breed cloud applications selected, tested and backed by Dell; and real-time online analytics and reporting across multiple business functions, Dell Cloud Business Applications can solve the top pain points cited by customers contemplating a move to the cloud. The total solution includes:

  • Access to Leading SaaS Applications – With an initial CRM offering from Dell and salesforce.com available today, Dell will provide additional SaaS applications for marketing, accounting and other functions next year. Dell takes the guesswork out of choosing the best SaaS applications for SMBs by carefully selecting those that meet the functionality, security and scalability they require.
  • Integration with Existing Software - Using Dell Boomi, the industry’s No.1 integration cloud, Dell integrates cloud applications with customers' existing on-premise or cloud software so they can seamlessly make the journey to the cloud without sacrificing previous software investments and disrupting existing business processes.
  • Real-time Business Visibility and Analytics – Dell will provide one unified window into business performance across multiple functions via robust, intuitive cross-application dashboards and reports delivered as a cloud service. These dashboards place sophisticated data analytics once only available to large enterprises within reach of growing businesses, giving them better visibility into performance. For example, both CEOs and CFOs can use these reports to get real-time updates on how sales forecasting trends are aligning with the company’s financial plan.
  • Comprehensive Services – Dell’s implementation services help customers easily design, develop and deploy the cloud applications that work best for their business. With everything needed to get up and running quickly, implementation packages are available in Basic, Professional and Premier Editions to address a variety of customer needs.

Dell Cloud Business Applications will be delivered through a Dell-branded cloud service complete with business grade single sign-on and security.

Dell expands strategic partnership with salesforce.com

Dell is expanding its partnership with salesforce.com to deliver an integrated CRM solution by connecting the Salesforce Sales Cloud to a variety of back office applications including financial software such as Intuit QuickBooks and Microsoft Dynamics GP. The offering is designed to make sales and accounting more productive by automating the cash to collections process, reducing manual data re-entry and freeing up employees to focus on business goals rather than data replication. The new, end-to-end offering will include cross-application reporting, giving CXOs better visibility into their business.

Partner Ecosystem

Dell Cloud Business Applications will be supported by a network of experienced SaaS systems integrators and consultants who deliver a variety of value-added services to the solution and expand Dell’s successful PartnerDirect program. For a full view of Dell’s SaaS partner network or to become a registered or certified SaaS partner, visit www.dellcloudapplications.com.

Pricing and availability

Dell’s Cloud integrated CRM solution is available today in the U.S. Package pricing including saleforce.com and Dell Boomi integration starts at $565 per month. Pricing for Dell implementation services packages start at $5,000. Dell’s Cloud Integrated Analytics service will be available in the first half of 2012.

 

Published Tuesday, August 30, 2011 10:11 PM by David Marshall
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