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Autonomic Resources Announces Availability of SugarCRM and Jaspersoft in GSA's Apps.gov Store

Availability clears the way for federal agencies to quickly and easily implement leading open source solutions and provides a path to backend code

(PresseBox) (Cary, N.C., ) Autonomic Resources,an IT and service integration firm serving the U.S. federal government, announced today the availability of two leading open source solutions, SugarCRM and Jaspersoft, under the General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule. As a GSA contract holder for these and other solutions, Autonomic meets prequalified technical and pricing requirements, making the procurement process fast, flexible, and costeffective for federal government agencies. Additionally, SugarCRM and Jaspersoft are now available on Apps.gov, a service provided by GSA as a source for Cloud computing applications.

SugarCRM is the world's leading open source customer relationship management (CRM) software. More than half a million users have implemented SugarCRM to execute marketing programs, grow sales, retain customers and create custom business applications. Jaspersoft's open source business intelligence (BI) suite is the world's most widely used BI software and was recently named by Gartner as the highest growth vendor worldwide in the BI software market from 2008 to 2009.

SugarCRM and Jaspersoft have a proven track record in helping government and businesses solve relationship management and BI challenges. JasperReports for SugarCRM is one of the most popular independent projects on SugarForge, SugarCRM's Developer web site, with over 225,000 downloads.

John Keese, president of Autonomic Resources, said, "Both platforms will run either as Cloud applications or within the customer's existing IT environment. This flexibility provides government agencies more control over software deployment and performance compared to solutions that can only be deployed in a hosted environment or on site. Both SugarCRM and Jaspersoft understand that the federal market has the need for platforms to support both models. A customer can easily implement and become productive in the Cloud model knowing that their investment can be fully ported to the private environment."

"There is strong demand from federal agencies for flexible, integrated CRM and business intelligence solutions," said Jeff Campbell, SugarCRM's vice president of worldwide sales. "We look forward to working with Autonomic Resources as they accelerate the adoption of leading open source solutions such as SugarCRM and Jaspersoft in the public sector."

Open source technologies continue to gain wider acceptance under the current federal administration's initiative to modernize IT by encouraging government agencies to use commercially available technology. As more federal agencies strive to reduce IT costs and speed implementation, the availability of open source solutions such as SugarCRM and Jaspersoft under the GSA and Apps.gov formats provides agencies with simplified acquisition processes to implement technologies and meet mission objectives rapidly.

"Working with Autonomic has given us the opportunity to further extend the reach of Jaspersoft's endtoend open source business intelligence solution into the government sector," said Jose Morales VP of business development at Jaspersoft. "Together we are providing federal agencies the powerful technologies they desire, at a fraction of the cost of proprietary solutions."

Autonomic Resources, SugarCRM and Jaspersoft will host a summer series of webinars in June and July on Commercial Open Source Technologies geared toward the federal, state and local markets. Watch for more information and open registration at http://autonomicresources.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6&Itemid=9

About Jaspersoft

Jaspersoft's open source business intelligence is the world's most widely used BI software, with more than 11 million product downloads worldwide and more than 12,000 commercial customers in 100 countries. Jaspersoft provides a webbased, open and modular approach to the evolving business intelligence needs of the enterprise providing a first in class multitenant BI environment while providing a common platform for onpremise, virtualized, SaaS and Cloud deployments. Jaspersoft's products span the continuum of core BI requirements, including reporting, analysis, dashboards and mashups, data analysis, and data integration. Its BI software is updated constantly by a development community of more than 140,000 registered members working on more than 350 projects. For more information visit: www.jaspersoft.com and www.jasperforge.org.

About Autonomic

Resources Autonomic Resources (www.autonomicresources.com) is an information technology and service integration firm that works with the U.S. federal government. Core capabilities include the implementation of strategic technologies related to long term IT services as well as strategic services like data center automation, cloud computing, open source adoption, IA, NextGen networking, BI and software development services. Headquartered in Cary, N.C., Autonomic is a certified 8(a) SDB - Search GSA Schedule #GS-35F-0587R on http://www.gsaadvantage.gov.

About SugarCRM Deutschland GmbH

SugarCRM is the world's leading provider of open source customer relationship management (CRM) software. Over 6,000 customers and more than half a million users rely on SugarCRM to execute marketing programs, grow sales, retain customers and create custom business applications. Leading publications such as CRM Magazine, InfoWorld and eWeek praise SugarCRM for its easeofuse, flexibility and open design. SugarCRM runs both onpremise and on the leading cloud computing platforms, including Amazon EC2, Microsoft Azure, Sugar On-Demand and Private Clouds, offering customers unparalleled choice and control of their data and deployments.For more information http://www.sugarcrm.com.

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