CounterIntuitive Software, Inc. Named a Microsoft Business Solutions Partner

ATLANTA, Sept. 16, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- CounterIntuitive Software, Inc. announced today that it has been named a Microsoft(r) Business Solutions ISV partner. CounterIntuitive will provide solutions that complement Microsoft Customer Relationship Management applications developed by Microsoft Business Solutions, a leading provider of business applications designed to help small and mid-market businesses become more connected to customers, employees, partners and suppliers.

For over nine years CounterIntuitive has enhanced its customers' ability to manage, analyze and take action on their sales pipeline and forecast. RainMaker(tm) is the latest solution from CounterIntuitive that is based on Microsoft's .NET architecture and is tightly integrated with MSCRM.

"The combination of Microsoft's industry-leading CRM solution and RainMaker's(tm) advanced forecasting capabilities offer an unique solution for customers searching for improvements in sales effectiveness. We are excited about the relationship and the impact MSCRM will have in the marketplace," said Tim FitzGerald, vice president of sales and marketing for CounterIntuitive Software.

RainMaker(tm) provides three critical solutions for a sales organization: first, an innovative approach to sales forecasting that replaces subjectivity with objective, metric-based forecasts; second, it provides the framework for a customized sales process based on how your Rainmakers sell that incorporates existing sales methodologies; and third, RainMaker(tm) has the ability to analyze all aspects of the sales process, which might include reasons for winning and losing, time between sales phases, and time to closure based on the step in the sales process - it turns information into intelligence.

"We are pleased to have CounterIntuitive Software join the ranks of Microsoft Business Solutions ISV partners," said Don Nelson, general manager of channel development for Microsoft Business Solutions. "CounterIntuitive's extensive experience in pipeline and forecast management will provide our joint customers with increased functionality to maximize the return on their investment."

Founded in 1994, CounterIntuitive provides proven concepts, products and strategies tailored to your unique selling environment to create a scalable model of sales success. The model allows you to replicate your best sales producers' behaviors, simultaneously increasing sales win rates with reduction of the Cost of Sales. It is designed to grow with the needs of your organization, and increase in effectiveness over time. For more information on CounterIntuitive Software, please visit our website at or email us at

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