BMC Software and Announce Addition of Salesforce Chatter 2 to

Leading IT Service Management Solution, Now Available on AppExchange 2, Offers Unprecedented Collaboration Efficiencies to IT Help Desk Analysts

SAN FRANCISCO & SAN JOSE, Calif. (September 22, 2010) – BMC Software (NASDAQ:BMC) and (NYSE:CRM), the enterprise cloud computing company, today announced the addition of salesforce Chatter 2, the world’s first enterprise cloud collaboration app and platform, to BMC ServiceDesk on, a Cloud 2 application. Built using, the enterprise cloud computing platform, BMC ServiceDesk on is immediately available for test drive and deployment on AppExchange 2 here.

Salesforce Chatter, which is available as a part of BMC’s second release of its cloud-based IT Service Management application, BMC ServiceDesk on, allows IT help desk analysts to follow other analysts, incidents, broadcasts, and FAQs through a familiar, Facebook-like social networking tool complete with profiles, feeds and groups. Chatter enables these help desk analysts to collaborate on resolutions, share information and files, archive conversations in the knowledge management system and ultimately solve incidents more quickly.

“Salesforce Chatter represents the next phase in cloud computing where mobile and social networking tools are employed to empower enterprises to new levels of productivity through collaboration,” said Kendall Collins, chief marketing officer at “Adding Chatter to BMC ServiceDesk on enables collaboration and mobility across the IT department, resulting in higher productivity.”

Launched this past spring, BMC ServiceDesk on combines’s industry leading cloud computing platform with BMC’s leadership in service support. Since its inception, over a thousand companies have signed up for the free trial or demo of the cloud computing solution, which will help them increase the value of IT operations and improve customer service without significant investments.

“The addition of Chatter to BMC ServiceDesk on will help streamline communication and collaboration among our IT department,” said Eduardo Don Jr., CEO of Lumen21, an IT consulting firm in Santa Ana, Calif. “Further, the adoption of Cloud 2 capabilities positions my company to be more effective and responsive and can translate to us being more competitive overall.”

“The advent of collaboration solutions is one of the most important trends in technology today and is changing not only the efficiency, but also the culture of business,” said Paul Avenant, BMC’s senior vice president of products and support for Enterprise Service Management. “Chatter embraces this future and enables an unprecedented level of collaboration in our offering.”

The new release of BMC ServiceDesk on also includes mobility options that allow end user clients to log requests via iPhone or BlackBerry in addition to the self service portal, phone or e-mail. On the back end, help desk analysts are now able to update incidents directly from their mobile device as well. Additionally, branding functionality that allows customers to customize the color scheme and logos of the self service portal to increase familiarity and adoption among end user clients is now available. at Oracle OpenWorld 2010

Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO of, will speak about the success of Chatter at Oracle OpenWorld 2010 in San Francisco. Benioff’s session will take place at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, next to Moscone North, on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010 at 10:00 am PT. will be located in booth number 3817 in Moscone West. To hear the Benioff’s speech live, please visit:

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