SugarCRM Selected as an AlwaysOn Global 250 Winner

SugarCRM Recognized for Creating Technology Innovations for the Global Silicon Valley

CUPERTINO, Calif. (August 09, 2010) – SugarCRM, the world’s leading provider of open source customer relationship management (CRM) software, today announced that it has been chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the AlwaysOn Global 250 winners. Inclusion in the AlwaysOn Global 250 signifies leadership amongst its peers and game-changing approaches and technologies that are likely to disrupt existing markets and entrenched players in the Global Silicon Valley. SugarCRM was specially selected by the AlwaysOn editorial team and industry experts spanning the globe based on a set of five criteria: innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder value, and media buzz.

SugarCRM and the AlwaysOn Global 250 companies were honored at AlwaysOn’s eighth annual Summit at Stanford on July 27, 2010, at the Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA. The two-and-a-half-day executive gathering highlighted the significant economic, political and commercial trends affecting the global technology industries. Summit at Stanford’s goal is to identify the most promising entrepreneurial opportunities and investments in the global tech industry.

“After examining the companies that are on the AO Global 250 list, it’s obvious that innovation is not only alive and well in the Global Silicon Valley, it’s accelerating in economic power and scope,” said Tony Perkins, founder and editor of AlwaysOn. “The companies certainly represent some of the highest-growth opportunities in the private company marketplace.”

The AlwaysOn Global 250 winners were selected from among thousands of domestic and international technology companies nominated by investors, bankers, journalists and industry insiders. The AlwaysOn editorial team conducted a rigorous three-month selection process to finalize the 2010 list.

SugarCRM’s open source model enables businesses around the world to avoid the disadvantages associated with proprietary software by allowing customers full access to the software’s source code and giving businesses complete flexibility via unlimited customization and integration capabilities. SugarCRM’s deployment value proposition is inclusive of several options, including vendor-hosted SaaS supplied by SugarCRM and cloud-based delivery options powered by the Sugar Open Cloud ecosystem.

A full list of all the AlwaysOn Global 250 winners can be found on the AlwaysOn website at:

“We are excited to be recognized by AlwaysOn affiliates and its editorial team as an AlwaysOn Global 250 winner,” said Larry Augustin, chief executive officer of SugarCRM. “This award underscores SugarCRM’s commitment to providing the most open, feature-rich yet affordable, CRM solutions on the market.”

About SugarCRM

SugarCRM makes CRM Simple. As the world’s leading provider of open source customer relationship management (CRM) software, SugarCRM applications have been downloaded more than seven million times and currently serve over 600,000 end users in 80 languages. Over 6,000 customers have chosen SugarCRM’s On-Site and Cloud Computing services over proprietary alternatives. SugarCRM has been recognized for its customer success and product innovation by CRM Magazine, InfoWorld, Customer Interaction Solutions and Intelligent Enterprise.

For more information, call (408) 454-6900 or 1 87 SUGARCRM toll-free in the US, email, or visit

About AlwaysOn

AlwaysOn is the leading business media brand networking the Global Silicon Valley. AlwaysOn helped ignite the social media revolution in early 2003 when it launched the AlwaysOn network. In 2004, it became the first media brand to socially network its online readers and event attendees. AlwaysOn’s preeminent executive event series includes the Summit at Stanford, OnMedia, OnHollywood, Venture Summit Mid-Atlantic, OnDemand, Venture Summit Silicon Valley, Venture Summit East, GoingGreen Silicon Valley, and GoingGreen East. The AlwaysOn network and live event series continue to lead the industry by empowering its readers, event participants, sponsors, and advertisers like no other media brand.

Schwartz Communications for SugarCRM
Britt Gottlieb, 415-512-0770
Schwartz Communications UK for SugarCRM
Deepika Bharadwa, +44 (0)20 8973 2630

Source: SugarCRM