7Summits Delivers New Solutions with Salesforce Communities

July 7, 2014

MILWAUKEE – June 19, 2014 – 7Summits, a pioneer in social business solutions, today announced that it will create new solutions with Salesforce Communities that connect employees, customers and partners in entirely new ways.

“7Summits is excited to team with Salesforce to expand our community-based solutions,” said Rob Murray, Senior Vice President at 7Summits. “Salesforce Communities is a perfect technology platform to help our clients drive measurable business value.”

“Communities transform the way that companies connect customers, partners and employees directly to their business,” said Lisa Hammitt, Vice President, Marketing, Salesforce Communities. “Leveraging the power of the Salesforce1 Platform, 7Summits is empowering customers with the proven social, mobile and connected cloud technologies to accelerate business success.”

As part of the salesforce.com Partner Program, 7Summits will assist customers in successfully building and activating their Salesforce Communities. 7Summits has unparalleled social business experience, which includes a unique blend of advisory and social marketing services, user experience and design skills, and technology expertise. 7Summits added three technical architects from across the country to help lead the way on community implementations: Senior Director, Shoby Abdi; salesforce.com Technical Architect, Shuji Ui; and Technical Architect, Michael Welburn. All three are seasoned Salesforce technical professionals with many years of Salesforce experience and certifications and have shared their expertise at various Salesforce user group events.

“Building Communities requires engaging your target audiences in ways that serve their needs while aligning that engagement to well-defined business outcomes,” Rob Murray went on to say. “We have developed a portfolio of proven use cases and work with our clients to develop strategic roadmaps to ensure they are achieving value from their investment. Our superior creative and social business strategy teams put 7Summits far ahead of the competition.”

Salesforce Communities offer extensive collaboration features to businesses looking to increase client engagement and employee communication with the Salesforce1 Platform. Businesses that already use Salesforce as their system of record can expand their current processes into social business collaboration. The familiar interface and user experience make it easy for businesses to create new social experiences, and 7Summits tailors their approach to optimize the activation and adoption for each client. 7Summits also works with clients who do not currently use Salesforce. Salesforce Communities are a great way to begin developing targeted, mobile enabled solutions on the Salesforce platform.

7Summits’ Salesforce portfolio includes clients like Distribution Market Advantage (DMA), a national foodservice distribution system currently benefiting from a well activated community that directly supports their business. A recent case study details the DMA implementation.
“We have already seen efficiency improvements in our core business processes since working with 7Summits to configure Salesforce Communities,” said Jim Szatkowski, Vice President of Data Management services for DMA. “Our improved collaborative abilities have allowed our partners to respond more quickly to requests for proposals and win more business. 7Summits simplified the implementation process and advised us on strategies and best practices for using the system to meet our business goals.”

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About 7Summits
7Summits is a leading social business solutions provider founded in 2009 to help companies engage customers, partners and employees to grow their business and become more fully networked enterprises. By partnering with premier technology companies like salesforce.com, Jive, Box, and Bunchball, 7Summits creates comprehensive solutions that deliver top line revenue growth and bottom-line productivity improvements. The company is a valued strategic partner of Fortune 500 companies and has received investment funding from both Sverica International and salesforce.com. 7Summits is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with an extended presence in Chicago, New York, Denver and Austin.

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