ExactTarget Ranked Highest in Market Suitability by Independent Research Study

ESP Ranked in Small to Mid-Size and Large Enterprise Categories

INDIANAPOLIS – (November 7, 2006) – ExactTarget, a developer of on-demand email software solutions with more than 5,500 customers, today announced that it was the only email service provider (ESP) recognized in the Small to Mid-Size and Large-Enterprise—Oriented categories in the JupiterResearch report, E-mail Marketing Buyer’s Guide, 2006, who also was acknowledge for offering “full and collaborative services” in the Service-Oriented ESPs category. ExactTarget was ranked highest in market suitability in the Small to Mid-Size Market and was recognized as “highly valuable and suitable” in the Large-Enterprise–Oriented ESPs segment.

JupiterResearch’s e-mail service provider evaluation details the offerings of 28 vendors and ranks their overall value, suitability, and breadth on the distinct needs of three types of marketers: service-oriented, small-/midsize-business and large-enterprise.

“ExactTarget is somewhat unique: It successfully straddles a number of markets, catering to midsize and large companies at the same time. Its most recent release reinforces its easy-to-use interface by adding an improved template, content management and image resizing tools,” according to the report, authored by analyst David Daniels.

The report also recognizes ExactTarget’s leadership in interfacing with salesforce.com. ExactTarget is “particularly well-suited for salesforce.com users. Its application completely integrates with salesforce.com, including an ExactTarget tab that allows users to control needed functionality from within the application,” noted the study.

“The tight integration with salesforce.com means that actions generated in the CRM database can be acted upon with automatic emails sent from ExactTarget,” said Chris Baggott, chief marketing officer of ExactTarget.

ExactTarget recently was voted the “Best in Show” Appy Award winner at Dreamforce ’06, salesforce.com’s User and Developer Conference. The Appy Awards recognize customers, partners and developers who are driving innovation and customer success on The Business Web through the use of Salesforce on-demand applications. ExactTarget has more than 1,500 integrated customers, the most in the industry.

“ExactTarget’s strength is its flexibility to service customers in all size organizations and all vertical industries. JupiterResearch has done an excellent job of reviewing the ESP market and we’re excited to be a recognized leader in the small to mid-size and large enterprise categories studied in the report,” said Scott Dorsey, president of ExactTarget.

About ExactTarget
ExactTarget is the market leader in on-demand email software solutions for permission-based email marketing. More than 5,500 organizations worldwide, including Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, The Home Depot, Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, Delta Faucet, CareerBuilder.com and Encyclopedia Britannica, rely on ExactTarget email solutions to strengthen their customer relationships and to control email throughout the enterprise. ExactTarget is a recognized technology leader. In 2006, the company was highly ranked in both the Inc. 500 and the Deloitte Fast 500. For the last three years, ExactTarget ranked highest in market suitability by JupiterResearch based on the solution's usability, strong feature set and API. ASPnews, the world's premier source of news and analysis for and about the Application Service Provider (ASP) and Web services industry, ranks ExactTarget as one of world’s 25 leading service providers for the ASP, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Web Services, Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Utility Computing industries. ExactTarget solutions meet the needs of all industry verticals and all size organizations, including SMB, corporate divisions, not-for-profits, large retail/direct marketers, agencies and enterprises. Privately owned and headquartered in Indianapolis, USA, the company has more than 30 offices spanning North America, Europe and Australia. To learn more, go tohttp://www.exacttarget.com.


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Published on: 12:00AM on 8th November 2006