Salesforce.com has announced it has completed its acquisition of Jigsaw, the privately held leader in crowd-sourced data services based in San Mateo, Calif. According to the company in this PR Newswire release, in acquiring Jigsaw, salesforce.com makes its strategic entry into the $3 billion cloud-based, business contact data services market.
"Salesforce.com's more than 72,500 customers can now realize new levels of success by leveraging Jigsaw's world-class, real-time business contact data as a part of Cloud 2. Using a unique Wikipedia-style crowd-sourcing model, Jigsaw delivers the world's most complete and accurate business contact data available in the cloud. Jigsaw's tremendous success has been fueled by its vibrant community of more than 1.2 million members. Over the last six years, community members have built and maintained a contact database of more than 21 million business professionals at 3 million companies. Jigsaw currently has more than 800 corporate customers, 70 percent of which are also salesforce.com customers, including CA, EMC and Siemens."