Alternative's Third Year at Dreamforce Its Most Successful Yet

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Nov. 4, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Alternative Technology Solutions, the leading ERP and CRM solution and service provider that brings the best of the cloud to manufacturers, today announced it completed its third and most successful Dreamforce presence.

"As always, Dreamforce was larger than life and it was great to be part of an event designed to motivate and inspire customers to do great things with their businesses," said Vivian Keena, Alternative CEO. Salesforce's annual user conference, which boasted over 140,000 registered attendees for 2014's event, was its largest to date.

In the Manufacturing Industry Showcase within Dreamforce, Alternative highlighted its manufacturing background, Salesforce expertise, and solutions built specifically for manufacturers. "Last year at Dreamforce, we launched our iQ Configure, Price, Quote application for manufacturers and distributors looking to seamlessly create configured and custom quotes in Salesforce," said Keena. "With several major releases under our belt since then, Dreamforce14 provided a great opportunity to show how iQ continues to set the pace for CPQ applications for manufacturers."

At its third annual Manufacturing Mixer, Alternative's social and networking event exclusively for manufacturers and distributors attending Dreamforce, attendees were able to network and learn about how they could further optimize their use of the Salesforce platform. Alternative's Salesforce experts were on hand to answer questions and demonstrate solutions to common problems including meeting complex quoting needs, integrating Salesforce to other systems including ERP and e-commerce, and implementing the latest Salesforce technology such as the Salesforce1 Community Cloud.

"With so many Dreamforce attendees, it can be difficult to know where to find others in your industry or profession," said Jean Busl from ViON Corporation. "Alternative's Manufacturing Mixer was the perfect location to connect with other manufacturers attending the show to hear how they're using Salesforce."

"The attendance at Dreamforce is a great example of how a move to the cloud is being embraced across all industries," said Keena. In fact, MintJurtas reports that SaaS-based applications will account for nearly half of manufacturing software installed in less than 10 years. "Every year, we're excited to see more and more manufacturing companies moving to the cloud and Alternative will continue to support these companies through our team of experts, strategic partnerships, and purpose-built point solutions that make the cloud fit for manufacturing."

As a follow up from Dreamforce, the company is hosting a webinar on Wednesday, November 5 sharing practical tips and tweaks to make Salesforce an even better solution for manufacturers. Registration information is available online.

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About Alternative Technology Solutions

Alternative Technology Solutions, Inc. brings the best of the cloud to manufacturers and distributors through solutions and services that help companies work smarter and faster. Headquartered in Aliso Viejo, CA, the company also has offices in Boston, Chicago, Indianapolis, and Monterrey, Mexico. Alternative is a two-time Inc. fastest-growing company, was highlighted on CIO Review's annual list of Most Promising Manufacturing Tech Solution Providers, and was a Silver Stevie Award Honoree.

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