, a leading provider of business information and data services that uniquely leverages user-generated content (UGC) contributed by its global business to business (B-to-B) community of 700,000, and SkyData Systems
, a provider of the first social-centric business mobile application announced the launch of the first iPhone application that provides individuals with instant access to Jigsaw's B-to-B contact information along with corresponding Web-based social data. Now Jigsaw's directory of 2 million company contacts and 11 million business contact records - including accurate email, address, title and direct dial - are accessible alongside a contact's online information such as social network profiles, news, maps and nearby hotels and restaurants. With this application, users have mobile access to integrated contact information to better inform business outreach.
"Communicating with customers while in the field demands immediate, informed and intelligent responses - the SkyData and Jigsaw iPhone application makes this possible," said Jim Fowler, co-founder and CEO, Jigsaw. "Business contact information is dynamic and professionals need tools that keep up. Jigsaw's UGC model accounts for real-time updates and now with SkyData's mobile accessibility, on-demand business leads are literally put into the hands of B-to-B professionals."
"The borders of the office are no longer encompassed by four walls or individual cubicles," said Kevin Nix, CEO and co-founder of SkyData Systems. "Whether planning for a strategic introduction or looking for a business lunch meeting suggestion, the mobile workforce needs the convenience of relevant, Web-based data wherever they may be working. In collaboration with Jigsaw we are providing professionals with a valuable mash-up of services delivered with context and ease-of-access."
The SkyData for Jigsaw application is currently available for download at Apple's iTunes AppStore
. SkyData for Jigsaw is part of a multi-version application launch. Future versions will enable individuals to purchase and submit contact information using Jigsaw's unique community-contributed model directly from their iPhone.
Jigsaw and SkyData demonstrated its integrated application for mobile access to community-contributed company contact information to an audience of CRM, marketing and sales professionals at SugarCRM's SugarCON February 2-4, 2009 in San Francisco.
Jigsaw is a leading provider of business information and data services that uniquely leverages UGC contributed by its global membership. Today, the Jigsaw community and more than 600 enterprises use the Jigsaw directory to access information for 11 million business contacts and 2 million companies. Jigsaw delivers low-cost and easy access to high-value business information that can be used to identify key decision makers and people for purposes such as sales, marketing, recruiting and customer service. Founded in 2004, Jigsaw is located in San Mateo, Calif. and is funded by Austin Ventures, El Dorado Ventures, and Norwest Venture Partners.
SkyData is committed to making business and personal data as essential to the mobile smartphone experience as email and communication is today. Our mission is to deliver the first social-centric mobile business application - all your personal and business contacts, companies, and information, intelligently integrated with the social information about the people you do business with, accessible in one easy to use mobile application. The company prides itself on innovation and collaboration with its customers and business partners.