PeopleSoft, Inc. announced PeopleSoft Enterprise Sales for BlackBerry, a new wireless Sales Force Automation (SFA) solution optimized for managing time-sensitive and mission-critical sales tasks. PeopleSoft Enterprise Sales for BlackBerry works in conjunction with the BlackBerry wireless platform developed by Research In Motion.
"With the growing popularity of wireless email and wireless email platforms, users continue to ask for application connectivity to increase their productivity," said Jack Gold, vice president at META Group, a leading provider of IT research, advisory services, and strategic consulting. "Integrating application extensions with familiar tools such as email and already installed devices like BlackBerry is a great way to get SFA data into the hands of mobile sales professionals. Solutions that deliver this functionality out-of-the-box provide an easy choice for enterprises, lowering overall deployment costs while significantly accelerating the end user's learning curve."
PeopleSoft Enterprise Sales for BlackBerry advances the field of wireless SFA solutions with the following features:
The solution provides an 'Always-on' access to data. With many wireless SFA solutions, users rely on a web browser to view and update data. PeopleSoft's new solution ensures continuous access to data -- even outside of wireless coverage areas -- by embedding PeopleSoft Enterprise CRM 8.9 Sales on the BlackBerry handheld with a local data store. The Java-based application is pushed wirelessly to the BlackBerry device for easy installation and deployment. Wireless "trickle sync," a data synchronization method based on the BlackBerry push and always-on architecture, ensures data accuracy by detecting when a wireless connection is available and automatically refreshing data. As a result, users can access and update data at any time without synchronizing data on their own.