It’s nice to see one of the key members of the so-called “Sales 2.0 Mafia” (as one of my favorite bloggers Garth Moulton calls it) become part of Salesforce.com. Today it was announced that Salesforce Buys Business Directory Jigsaw For $142 Million In Cash Plus Earn-Out. I’ve been a long-time user of Jigsaw and a big fan of the management team. Congratulations!
It’s going to be interesting to see what this means for the very-crowded Sales Intelligence category on the AppExchange. Although many of these vendors have long had partnerships with Jigsaw, I’m sure they’ll be working on responses to this news today:
- D&B / Hoovers
- Dow Jones
By the way, if you’re a Salesforce.com customer and somehow not familiar with Jigsaw, note that their Prospector application has well over 200 fantastic reviews on the AppExchange. Very impressive indeed!