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Quick Takes: Salesforce.com goes after the little guys

Salesforce.com goes after small companies; Onyx pushes deeper into Asia; Baan wins a major electronics manufacturing deal; Coremetrics updates Marketforce.

Salesforce.com launches small market package

Online CRM provider Salesforce.com, San Francisco, introduced a version of its outsourced service package aimed at smaller customers. Dubbed Team Edition, the package will enable companies with between one and five users to better manage and share critical customer information, Salesforce.com said. Pricing for Team Edition is $1,995 for up to five users for one year, but Salesforce.com is offering an introductory price of $995 until Dec. 31.

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Onyx expands Asia presence

Bellevue, Wash.-based Onyx Software Corp. reported it has formed a partnership with Asia Bell Company Ltd., in which Asia Bell will distribute Onyx software in Thailand. The firm said the partnership will help it reinforce its position in the growing Asia-Pacific region. Under the terms of the agreement, Asia Bell will resell Onyx Enterprise CRM, as well as provide maintenance and product support to customers in Thailand.

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Baan wins Flextronics deal

Enterprise software maker Baan, The Netherlands, reported that electronics manufacturing services company Flextronics International Ltd. implemented its iBaan OpenWorld integration framework solution set. Flextronics said it is using the Baan software to reduce the labor-intensive task of writing interfaces to support multi-system data transfer from two weeks to one day for testing and mapping. Flextronics said it has also started to build iBaan OpenWorld into its ERP Service XML-based application that uses Web server technology to transfer customer-requested data in real-time between the company's core ERP system and those of the systems used by its customers.

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Coremetrics updates Marketforce offering

Burlingame, Calif.-based marketing analytics expert Coremetrics Inc. has enhanced its Marketforce package. The company said its latest iteration of the product offers the first tool for analysis of the gross profitability of individual products sold through the online channel. Using the new application, Coremetrics claims executives can report on gross margin for e-business by integrating product cost information with final purchase price to determine profitability by customer, product category, or marketing and discount promotion across any specified time period.

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