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July 11, 2013 | Tom Ballard

Cirruspath making good progress with new capabilities

Cirruspath-teknoWe recently caught-up with Jason Hubbard, Vice President of Marketing for Cirruspath Inc., a company that has been the subject of several articles on

The slightly more than one-year old start-up, which has a major office in Maryville and another on the West Coast, is focused on allowing Gmail users to enjoy the power of Salesforce, the world’s most popular Customer Relationship Management software, without leaving their inbox.

Its major offering is a tool called Cirrus Insight. The product is billed on the Salesforce AppExchange as “an app that integrates Salesforce and Gmail. Immediately see everything about your Salesforce Leads and Contacts right in Gmail. It’s the power of your Salesforce CRM built right into your Gmail inbox.”

Cirruspath was co-founded by Brandon Bruce, formerly with Maryville College, and his college classmate, Ryan Huff. Bruce is Chief Operating Officer, while Huff serves as Chief Executive Officer. Hubbard joined the firm in September 2012.

When we chatted recently with Hubbard, the new father said he had taken a breather from the road – Bruce was filling in – but exciting progress was occurring at Cirruspath.

“The biggest development for us recently is the launch of Google Calendar Sync,” he said. The new app allows those who use Google Calendar for invitations to effortlessly sync those events, even relating them to attendee records in Salesforce. The sync is bi-directional.

“Seamless integration between Salesforce and Gmail is the hallmark of Cirrus Path,” Hubbard said, adding that the Calendar Sync gives “users the ability to seamlessly sync events with Google Calendar.”

The major update to Cirrus Insight was released without any additional cost to the firm’s customers.

“It’s the only solution in the market that provides this level of integration,” Hubbard said, noting that Cirrus Insight is already the most popular Gmail plug-in for viewing and managing Salesforce leads and contacts in the inbox.

Cirruspath is also in the final stages of beta testing a new user interface that should be available in the next 30 days.

Hubbard said the new app will become the “front end user interface for Salesforce clients who use Cirrus Insight.” It will allow editing of Salesforce records directly from the app without separately accessing Salesforce.

The pending update of Cirrus Insight will “knockout 40 percent of what our users have requested,” Hubbard said. “It will provide all sorts of flexibility.”

Describing it as “one of the cool things,” Hubbard said the company closed a deal last month with a 1,000-seat client in Europe and is chasing a growing number of large enterprise customers.

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