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Cloud9 Analytics Expands Business Intelligence Leadership Into United Kingdom And Europe
Partnership With Revenue Insights Will Help Salesforce.com Customers Create More Effective Sales Teams

by Maroushka Kanywani, Editor, Dashboard InsightMonday, December 8, 2008

SAN MATEO, Calif.--December 8, 2008 --Cloud9 Analytics, the leading provider of on-demand business intelligence (BI) applications, today announced its expansion into the United Kingdom and Europe through a strategic partnership with Revenue Insights, the UK-headquartered specialist in B2B sales performance. Through a combination of technology and consulting, Cloud9 and Revenue Insights will help salesforce.com customers in the region improve forecast accuracy, optimize sales resources and accelerate revenue generation.

The announcement comes on the heels of Cloud9’s recent expansion into Asia Pacific, and represents the next step in creating a global network of Cloud9 solution providers. Today’s challenging economic climate forces companies to make the most of their sales efforts, and Cloud9’s new global presence means more customers will be able to take advantage of job-specific sales analytics to thrive in the downturn. Cloud9 empowers sales teams by unlocking access to the hidden asset of otherwise unsaved sales data. With Cloud9, executives can base decisions on historical trend insight and focus precious time and resources where they’ll have the biggest impact on revenue.

“Accurate sales forecasts are necessary to ensure effective resource allocation – you need the right people working on the right opportunities,” said Bob Apollo, director and co-founder of Revenue Insights. “We have been searching for two years for the right technology to fill this gap with meaningful data about the pipeline – where it’s been, what’s changed, and where it’s going. Cloud9 Analytics has put an end to our search, and our partnership with them forms the foundation of our ability to diagnose and execute on opportunities for improvement in our customers’ sales processes.”

“We anticipated the demand for actionable insights on sales pipeline data and built our business so we could scale to meet this need globally,” said Swayne Hill, CEO of Cloud9 Analytics. “Because we provide solutions, not tools, to meet job-specific challenges and we’re delivering these solutions as Internet services, we’re in a unique position to add value anywhere in the world. We’re thrilled to have Revenue Insights as a strategic ally that can provide our customers with the one-two punch of pipeline management applications and sales effectiveness training.”

Cloud9’s applications deliver value in less than 24 hours and require no IT support, giving executives, sales leaders and sales operations professionals a direct line to the information they need to avoid revenue surprises and quickly respond to changing conditions in their sales pipeline. Supported by Cloud9’s embedded best practices, Revenue Insights’ added expertise will enable customers to optimize selling performance and maximize revenue potential.

“Companies worldwide are embracing cloud computing to drive innovation and productivity in their enterprises,” said Woodson Martin, vice president, EMEA marketing, salesforce.com. “Cloud9 Analytics has been a great partner on the Force.com AppExchange and their newly-established presence in the UK and EMEA will help customers apply insights from their Salesforce CRM data to positively impact their businesses.”

About Cloud9 Analytics

Cloud9 Analytics delivers easy-to-use business intelligence applications directly to sales, marketing, and support organizations as a service over the Internet. The Cloud9 Pipeline Management Suite reduces revenue risk, increases team productivity and provides shared visibility for collaboration at every level of the sales organization. The Cloud9 Reporting Suite simplifies report creation and distribution, ensuring that business-critical information gets to the right users at the right time. Powered by the industry’s first truly on-demand analytics platform, Cloud9’s applications deliver value in just 24 hours and require zero installation, zero maintenance and zero IT support. Cloud9 Analytics’ customers include market leaders such as Ryder, Data Domain, Coremetrics and GENBAND. The company is headquartered in San Mateo, California. For more information, please visit www.cloud9analytics.com.

About Revenue Insights

Revenue Insights equips B2B companies across the UK and Europe to systematically discover, diagnose and deal with the issues that are constraining their sales success. Revenue Insights combines innovative thinking, powerful diagnostic tools and industry best practice to help clients proactively manage pipelines, accelerate buying cycles and increase forecast accuracy. The founders of Revenue Insights have worked for and with organisations from start-ups to industry leaders including HP, PWC, British Telecom, Sybase, Sterling Commerce, Dexterra, eGain, Aspective and many others to build scalable businesses and reliable revenue streams.

For more information, please visit www.revenue-insights.com.

Greenough Communications
Susan Wise, 650-646-3268 x11

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