GBS Wins ISM 2013 Top 15 CRM Software Award

May 31, 2013 – Woodstock, GA - GBS Enterprises Inc. (GBSX), a global software and services company specializing in application modernization and mobility announced that its CRM solution, GBS CRM (formerly Salesplace and Relavis) , has been named to the ISM Top 15 CRM Software Award for 2013.  This is the 9th time that GBS CRM has been named to the Top 15 Award list for small and medium business. 

The annual Top 15 CRM Software Awards are based on rigorous testing of CRM solutions from around the world that are sold in the North American marketplace. New trends for 2013 are identified from vendor surveys and intensive testing at the ISM Software Lab. Each CRM program is rated according to 208 selection criteria, including 99 business functions, 48 technical features, 34 implementation capabilities, 10 real time criteria and 17 user-support features. With no ownership in or by a vendor, ISM's software analysis is 100 percent unbiased

“GBS is to be commended for being recognized by ISM as a Top 15 CRM vendor for the 9th time,” said Barton Goldenberg, President of ISM.

“The winners of the 2013 Top 15 are the influencers in the CRM community as they make significant advancements in both functionality and connectivity for sales and marketing professionals; offer better decision making tools for executives; and provide more intimate connectivity with today’s Digital Clients,” Goldenberg added.  Goldenberg also noted that mobile, Social CRM, Cloud Computing and SaaS continue to be popular software features with Big Data Business Intelligence tools and gamification applications among the new trends ISM sees in CRM software.

“We are honored to be recognized as a leader in enabling sales and marketing organizations deliver better customer experiences. GBS CRM continues to raise the bar for the CRM community with significant advancements in Mobile Access and real-time Dashboards”, says Gary MacDonald, CEO of GBS.  “These are must-haves for sales and marketing professionals whose roles are defined by constant mobility and dynamic needs.”

About GBS (GROUP Business Software)

GBS Enterprises Inc. (GBSX) is the world’s leading provider of expertise and solutions for the IBM Notes and Domino platform. GBS enables organizations with investments in Notes and Domino infrastructure to effectively respond to the rapidly evolving needs of their business users, while lowering costs and increasing returns on these investments. GBS helps customers understand and evaluate their cur-rent infrastructure and application environments, formulate strategic technology and operational goals, and implement solutions that meet current and future business needs.


GBS has over 5,000 customers with over 4 million users of its products and services.  GBS resources are available at over 15 offices across North America, Europe and Asia.  For more information, please visit


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