Online Customer Relationship Management Service Recognized as Solid Technology and Business Innovator
SAN FRANCISCO, CA — June 14, 2001 — Salesforce.com, the worldwide market leader in online customer relationship management (CRM), today announced it has been named one of FORTUNE magazine's "Cool Companies of 2001." This annual honor designates technology companies that effectively combine the hottest new ideas with solid management, fiscal health and an unlimited possibility for growth. The magazine's list and accompanying feature on salesforce.com appear in the June 25 issue of FORTUNE and can be viewed online at www.fortune.com.
"At salesforce.com, we pioneered the idea of building and delivering enterprise applications as online services," said John Dillon, president and CEO of salesforce.com. "We're honored to be recognized by a prestigious business publication like FORTUNE for driving momentum away from risky enterprise software installations towards powerful online CRM services."
The editors at FORTUNE singled out salesforce.com for selling "some of the hottest software around: customer relationship management," that allows sales, customer support and marketing staff to collaborate between teams and effectively communicate with customers. "What makes the process remarkable," continued the FORTUNE feature, "is that it's done entirely over the Web."
This honor comes two months after the release of salesforce.com's integrated online CRM service, and within weeks of a five-star product rating from the industry-leading PC Magazine.
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