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SalesLogix
Sage SalesLogix CRM software offers a complete view of customer interactions across departments—providing information and insights for better planning, managing, and forecasting.
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2014 Infor acquired Saleslogix CRM


Infor, an enterprise business software company, is buying one of the CRM market pioneers, Saleslogix that offers on-premises, mobile and cloud CRM solutions. Saleslogix was developed by British company Sage and last year sold to American vendor Swiftpage together with popular contact manager Act!. Now Swiftpage is selling the CRM solution again, while Act! is not part of the deal. Swiftpage put Act! in the Amazon cloud, but didn’t really capitalize on the Saleslogix, which was always left behind the market leaders Salesforce.com and Microsoft Dynamics. From the other hand - Infor, that provides  cloud business management suite has a missing link of cloud CRM. It has a Salesforce CRM integration tool, but not all of their customers want to use Salesforce. So, this acquisition will fill the gap.



2009 SalesLogix "skips" SaaS

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SalesLogix - is one of the most popular CRM systems. And Sage (Saleslogix developer) always used to follow CRM market trends to keep its product competitive. In 2007 they unveiled SalesLogix web version (on ASP.NET) that optimized the software performance and provided suitable web access. And now when the "cloud fashion" came, Sage announces cloud SalesLogix edition that will be available in early 2010. In general, its not a revolutionary step: it will be the same old single-tenant SalesLogix, installed on Amazon EC2. Each customer will use an individual copy of the software. But the most interesting is how Sage introduced this new service.

Joe Bergera, Sage CRM exec, says: "It's not SaaS, it's the next generation of CRM software. First generation SaaS systems restricted the ability to customize and didn't provide users full control over their data. Now, in the Cloud computing era, companies can rent cloud CRM for a monthly fee and manage it like the traditional software. They don't need to worry about regular updates that may cause unwanted changes - now they can install updates when they need them..."

But it seems, that Sage now protects this rent model only because they can't create a multi-tenant SaaS offering. Long ago in 2005 they wanted to bit Salesforce with their Sagecrm.com (SalesLogix little sister) that also uses the single-tenant cloud scheme. But it haven't succeed  in competition with Salesforce's SaaS CRM.

Besides, a year ago Sage tried to launch SaaS version of its accounting suite - Sage Live. But this project was denied because of unsolved security problems.