Saturday, April 28, 2012

Demandforce Acquired By Intuit

When we started Demandforce in 2003, our mission was to help small businesses thrive in an increasingly connected economy.  We knew that if we could empower small business owners with the kinds of tools that big corporations used for online marketing and communications, we could help them grow, compete and succeed in a complex and changing world. Today we serve more than 35,000 business users across 15 distinct industry segments.  Auto shops, salons, chiropractors, vets, optometrists, and dentists all use Demandforce to communicate with customers, build and leverage a great online reputation, and engage in network marketing—all with a level of automation and effectiveness our customers have come to trust.  To date, Demandforce has generated more that $1 Billion dollars in incremental revenue for our client base.  That’s $1 Billion used to hire staff, buy equipment, beautify offices, or drop to the bottom line.  We’re proud of this contribution to small business growth, and we feel we have an obligation to keep expanding so more businesses can experience the benefits of Demandforce. That’s why we are very proud to announce that today we have agreed to be acquired by the best name in small business software: Intuit, Inc.  This transaction will allow us to achieve our goal of reaching all small businesses while continuing to provide our customers with more innovation, more connection, and more success. Demandforce will continue to be run by the same management team that built the company, and we are committed to pursuing our mission, preserving our culture of innovation, and delivering overwhelming value to our customers each and every day. We thank the customers, partners and friends who have supported Demandforce along the way, and pledge to keep working tirelessly to grow small businesses for the benefit of all of us.  The future is bright, and we couldn’t be more excited to embark on the phase of our journey together.  Rick Berry President, Demandforce

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