Vancouver, BC, April 16, 2003
Global pharmaceutical company uses Pivotal MarketFirst to automatically create personalized and relevant customer communications
— Pivotal Corporation (Nasdaq: PVTL; TSE: PVT), the leading provider of customer relationship management (CRM) software for mid-sized enterprises, today announced that Pharmacia Corporation has expanded its Pivotal MarketFirst deployment. Pharmacia is using Pivotal MarketFirst to create automated and interactive educational programs for prescription and non-prescription products.
Pharmacia Corporation is a top-tier global pharmaceutical company whose innovative products save lives and enhance health and wellness. Pharmacia’s 43,000 people work together with many diverse stakeholders to bring these benefits to people around the world, and to create new health solutions for the future. On July 15, 2002, Pharmacia and Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) announced the signing of a definitive agreement providing for Pfizer to acquire Pharmacia in a stock-for-stock transaction.
“Pharmacia is using Pivotal MarketFirst for automated multi-wave, event-driven communications based on customer lifecycle events and specific product preferences,” said Anurag Khemka, vice president and general manager of marketing products, Pivotal. “By creating highly personalized and relevant communications based on customers’ profiles, Pharmacia has improved customer relationships, stimulated new customer spending, and reduced churn. The success at Pharmacia demonstrates how our customers have enhanced customer value by increasing the efficiencies and effectiveness of communications.”
Pivotal MarketFirst is a comprehensive product for end-to-end management of marketing campaigns and processes. It reduces both the cost and time to create smart multi-wave personalized campaigns and significantly increases the ability to deliver better leads to the right sales resources at the right time.
Pivotal Corporation is the only CRM company that is 100 percent purpose-built to serve the demanding requirements of mid-sized enterprises – a powerful, highly flexible application platform, a complete set of CRM applications, and low-cost, results-producing implementation services. Pivotal delivers software and services that produce meaningful increases in revenues, margins and customer loyalty for companies and business units in the revenue range of $100 million to $3 billion. More than 1,500 companies around the world use Pivotal including: CIBC, Centex Homes, HarperCollins Publishers, Hitachi Telecom Inc., Premera Blue Cross, Royal Bank of Canada, Southern Company, and Vivendi.
Pivotal's complete CRM software suite includes a powerful application platform and capabilities in marketing, sales, service, contact centers, partner management and interactive selling. For more information, visit www.pivotal.com.
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