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Salesforce.com Agreement to Acquire Jigsaw

Salesforce.com have announced they have entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Jigsaw.

Jigsaw is a downloadable database of contact and company information, delivered in the cloud. Jigsaw also offers tools for researching companies and user generated company research wiki pages.

In the press release, Salesforce.com pledge that Jigsaw will remain open to all CRM systems, but that their customers will benefit from an integrated Jigsaw experience, including an automated process for data cleansing. Furthermore, when Salesforce Chatter becomes generally available, Salesforce.com predict that users will receive real-time feeds when Jigsaw data changes or requires cleansing.

The deal is expected to close in Q2FY11.

Jessica Thornsby

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