For second consecutive year, Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) honors salesforce.com for outstanding product achievement
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - May 8, 2003 - Salesforce.com®, the technology and market leader in on-demand customer relationship management (CRM), today announced that its innovative CRM solution has been named by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) as the winner of the 2003 Codie Award for Best Customer Relationship Management Solution, as well as the Award for Best Software Service. This is the second consecutive year that salesforce.com has received the prestigious honor for its on-demand CRM service. The winners were announced at the 18th annual awards ceremony Tuesday, May 6, 2003 at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, CA, and are featured in the May issue of Upgrade Magazine, the official magazine of SIIA.
The Codie Awards showcase the finest products and services in the software and information industry. Salesforce.com was honored for its outstanding product achievement with two of 40 Codie Awards, chosen from over 700 products and 325 companies by judges consisting of industry trade press, mainstream technology writers, industry experts and SIIA members. The Codie Awards provide the only peer recognition program in the software and information industry, a unique venue where companies compete for the praise of their competitors.
Ken Wasch, president of SIIA, said, "SIIA congratulates salesforce.com on their two 2003 Codie Awards. The recognition the company received from judges confirms the importance of the service they provide to our industry."
"We are honored to be recognized by SIIA for creating the world's most successful Internet application utility," said Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO of salesforce.com. "Winning the 2003 Codie Awards for Best Customer Relationship Management Solution and Best Software Service is a testament to the dedication of our development team. This distinction reinforces our commitment to providing our 6,400 customers around the globe with a superior product that they can count on for immediate results and CRM success without software headaches."
A recent survey found that 42 percent of all enterprise CRM software licenses purchased are never deployed (Gartner Group, March 2003). In contrast, salesforce.com's utility model delivers robust CRM technology on a pay-as-you-go basis for immediate success. The world's most successful application utility, salesforce.com currently has over 6,400 customers and 87,000 users worldwide, including global leaders such as AOL, Le Meridien and Quantum.