Yenra : Software : Recruiting Software : Sorting, tracking, and matching senior-level vacancies with executive clients

Salesforce.com, the world leader in delivering software-as-service, today announced Canal Street Talent, the nation's largest talent agency for senior executives, has used sforce to extend salesforce.com S3 to gain capabilities unique to the recruiting market. Using sforce, the salesforce.com client/service application platform included with salesforce.com S3 at no additional charge, Canal Street Talent rapidly created a Web-accessible database to track executive job opportunities by location, function, level, and compensation. The company then integrated this database with executive client information tracked in salesforce.com S3, allowing for the rapid match of clients and opportunities. The Web services-based development process was completed in less than three weeks, delivering greater functionality and flexibility than the leading recruitment-specific vertical software solutions.

"It was specifically due to sforce that we chose salesforce.com," said Jeffrey Hyman, chief talent agent and founder of Canal Street Talent. "The opportunity to use sforce made our decision easy. We were up and running -- including gathering requirements, customizing the application, developing the sforce extension, and testing and training -- in 21 days. We have been extremely pleased with the features, pricing and implementation speed. The recruiting-specific software we evaluated can't hold a candle to the combination of the sforce platform and salesforce.com S3."

Established in 2002 as the nation's first talent agency representing senior executives, Canal Street Talent began evaluating customer relationship management (CRM) solutions to replace a homegrown solution. Drawn to salesforce.com's software-as-service model for price and speed advantages, Canal Street Talent embraced its ability to meet its industry-specific business process requirements using sforce's customization and extension capabilities. Using the services of a third-party customization firm, Canal Street Talent was able to complete the entire implementation, from specification to deployment, within three weeks. Canal Street Talent can now access, track, and manage real-time client and placement information at anytime, from anywhere over the Internet, and it credits the ease of use of the integrated system with driving productivity and competitive advantage.

"With the sforce platform, firms such as Canal Street Talent can easily extend salesforce.com to support end-to-end vertical business processes with a fraction of the time and resources involved in software integration and development projects," said Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO of salesforce.com. "The result is a strong hosted solution in markets such as recruiting, where nothing as comprehensive is available, that delivers significant advantages over vertical software."

Sforce is the world's first client/service application platform, and allows enterprises and solution developers to extend salesforce.com and create new on-demand business applications. As the platform on which salesforce.com S3 is built, customers can use sforce to customize, integrate and extend their salesforce.com CRM deployments, as well as build other online business applications.

Salesforce.com delivers software-as-service. It offers the award-winning salesforce.com family of on-demand solutions for integrated sales force automation, campaign management, customer service and support, and document and file management to help companies meet the complex challenges of global customer communication.