CRN editorial staff honors Dave Moellenhoff for outstanding leadership in software-as-service, including recent development of sforce platform
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - September 17, 2003 - Salesforce.com®, the world leader in delivering software-as-service today announced that salesforce.com CTO Dave Moellenhoff has been selected as a Top '25 Innovator' by CMP Media's CRN, providing crucial information for shaping the IT channel. Published for the first time this year, CRN's list recognizes the CTOs, developers, and engineers whose work has significantly impacted the channel or promises to do so in the future. Moellenhoff was honored for his work in pioneering the software-as-service model, including the recent development of sforce, the first client/service application platform.
Additional honorees include Adam Bosworth, chief architect and senior VP of Advanced Development, BEA Systems (NASDAQ: BEAS); Sergey Brin, co-founder and president, Technology, Google; Larry Page, co-founder and president, Products, Google; Bert Keely, Tablet PC architect, Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT); Avadis "Avie" Tevanian, chief software technology officer, Apple Computer (NASDAQ: AAPL); Dave Winer, fellow, Berkman Center for the Internet and Society, Harvard Law School; and Irving Wladawsky-Berger, GM, IBM (NYSE: IBM) E-business On-Demand. A full list can be found at http://www.crn.com/sections/special/innovator/.
"Salesforce.com has replaced software with low cost, low risk software-as-service for more than 100,000 subscribers worldwide," said Moellenhoff. "Everything we have achieved - from Web services breakthroughs to profitable operations - is a direct result of our total focus on customer success, and I am honored to be recognized by CMP Media and CRN for these efforts."
Moellenhoff co-founded salesforce.com in the spring of 1999. Moellenhoff was runner up for InfoWorld's CTO of the Year 2002, and has previously has been recognized as a Premier 100 IT Leader by Computerworld magazine, and as both a Top 25 Most Influential CTO and Top 10 Technology Innovator by InfoWorld magazine. In addition to his salesforce.com duties, Moellenhoff also sits on the board of the salesforce.com/foundation, a multi-million dollar philanthropic initiative focused on bridging the digital divide. Most recently, Moellenhoff has led development efforts for sforce and salesforce.com S3.
Sforce is the world's first client/service application platform, and allows enterprises and solution developers to extend salesforce.com and create new on-demand business applications. As the platform on which salesforce.com S3 is built, customers can use sforce to customize, integrate and extend their salesforce.com CRM deployments, as well as build other online business applications. Launched in conjunction with BEA (NASDAQ: BEAS), Borland, Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT), and Sun (NASDAQ: SUNW), sforce lets developers to use the tools they know and love to rapidly build solutions on sforce, with lower cost and complexity than software-only alternatives. In the two months since launch, over 50 solution providers, 100 enterprises and 500 developers are already using sforce to extend salesforce.com and build new applications.
In use by more than 7,400 customers and 100,000 subscribers worldwide, salesforce.com S3 enables the scalable, secure management of sales force automation, campaign management, customer service and support, as well as documents and files. The new salesforce.com Integration Server powered by TIBCO (NASDAQ: TIBX), available to salesforce.com S3 customers, offers integration with almost every corporate system including SAP (NYSE: SAP), Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL), PeopleSoft (NASDAQ: PSFT), and Siebel (NASDAQ: SEBL) applications.