Magic Software Joins the Salesforce.com Foundation’s “Power of Us” Partner Program

  • Or Yehuda, Israel
  • August 25, 2009

Magic Software Enterprises Ltd. (NASDAQ: MGIC), a provider of application platforms and business and process integration solutions and the Salesforce.com Foundation, the global leader in integrating charity and business, today announced Magic Software’s participation in the Salesforce.com Foundation’s “Power of Us” Partner Program. The objective of the ambitious and ground breaking corporate patronage program is to provide Salesforce.com partners with a simple and scalable model to make high impact contributions to their communities through a donation of time, equity, and products to nonprofits who need their expertise.

As part of the partnership, Magic Software’s UK subsidiary is offering licenses of its iBOLT business integration tool basic package free of charge, or at 80% discount, to Salesforce.com Foundation customers in the UK and Eire. Training and professional services will also be available at a reduced rate. Full details of the offer are available at http://tinyurl.com/nqtfgw.

The Salesforce.com Foundation is the global leader in integrating philanthropy and business through its 1/1/1 philanthropy model, which supports nonprofit organizations in numerous ways, including providing donated and discounted Salesforce CRM licenses as part of its 1% Product Donation Program. Today there are more than 5,500 organizations in 60 countries using Salesforce CRM to increase the effectiveness of pursuing their social missions. Salesforce.com Foundation customers in the UK will be entitled to Magic Software’s iBOLT for Salesforce.com free of charge. Standard, Professional and Enterprise licenses will be available at 80% discount, as will a number of additional components and adaptors. 

“The Salesforce Foundation is a fundamental part of our organization and we rely upon our Power of Us partners to help provide valuable technology to our Foundation customers,” said Isabel Kelly, Salesforce.com Foundation Global Director. “We are delighted to welcome Magic Software as a Power of Us partner and welcome the donation of iBOLT 1st tier licenses and discounted license offerings, which we know will be put to good use by our Foundation members.”

David Akka, Managing Director, Magic Software Enterprises, UK, Nordics and Eire, comments: “Magic Software hopes to help young, disadvantaged people gain IT skills and qualifications through its work with both Landmark Training and the Salesforce.com Foundation Biz Academy. Landmark provides free training programmes and work opportunities for 14-24 year olds. Magic Software hopes to provide iBOLT training as part of Landmark’s Salesforce.com Administrator course. We are delighted to join the Salesforce.com Foundation as we believe that charitable organizations, like all businesses, can benefit from IT application integration.”

For more information about Magic Software and its work with the Salesforce.com Foundation, visit http://www.magicsoftware.com or contact 01344 667000.

About the Salesforce.com Foundation’s “Power of Us” Program

The Power of Us partner program is designed to increase the impact of the Salesforce.com Foundation on the global nonprofit community by increasing the number of companies committed to a similar model of corporate social responsibility. The Salesforce.com Foundation mentors companies to successfully incorporate Salesforce.com’s 1/1/1 integrated corporate philanthropy model – 1% time, equity, or product – so that they too can “do well, while doing good.”


About the Salesforce.com Foundation

The Salesforce.com Foundation is the global leader in integrating philanthropy and business through its 1/1/1 integrated philanthropy Model http://www.sharethemodel.org. The 1/1/1 Model harnesses the power of Salesforce.com’s people and technology through 1% Time, 1% Equity and 1% Product to increase the effectiveness of nonprofits in pursuing their social missions. Since the Foundation’s inception in 1999, employees have given more than 125,000 hours of their time; more than 5,200 nonprofits in 60 countries are using donated and discounted Salesforce CRM licenses as part of the Foundation’s 1% Product Donation Programhttp://www.salesforcefoundation.org/product; and numerous organizations are benefiting from technology-related grants. For more information on the Salesforce.com Foundation, please visit http://www.salesforcefoundation.org

About Magic Software

Magic Software Enterprises Ltd. (NASDAQ: MGIC) is a global provider of multiple-mode application platform solutions – including Full Client, Rich Internet Applications (RIA), mobile or Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) modes – and business and process integrationsolutions. Magic Software has offices in 10 countries and a presence in over 50, as well as a global network of ISVs, system integrators, value-added distributors and resellers, and consulting and OEM partners. The company’s award-winning code-free solutions give partners and customers the power to leverage existing IT resources, enhance business agility and focus on core business priorities.  Magic Software’s technological approach, product roadmap and corporate strategy are recognized by leading industry analysts. Magic Software has partnerships with global IT leaders including SAP AG, salesforce.com, IBM and Oracle. For more information about Magic Software and its products and services, visit www.magicsoftware.com, and for more about our industry related news, business issues and trends, read the Magic Software Blog.

Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters discussed in this news release include forward-looking statements that may involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual results may vary significantly based upon a number of factors including, but not limited to, risks in product and technology development, market acceptance of new products and continuing product conditions, both here and abroad, release and sales of new products by strategic resellers and customers, and other risk factors detailed in the Company’s most recent annual report and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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USA
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Metis Communications
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Arita Mattsoff
Magic Software
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Email: arita@magicsoftware.com