Salesforce.com Continues to Lead the Industry in Innovation Winning a Stevie Award for Salesforce for Google AdWords

Salesforce for Google AdWords recognized as the Best New Product or Service - Computer Hardware or Service

SAN FRANCISCO - August 2, 2007 - Salesforce.com [NYSE: CRM], the market and technology leader in on-demand business services, today announced it has received the Stevie Award for Best New Product or Service - Computer Hardware or Service in The 2007 American Business Awards with Salesforce for Google AdWords. Salesforce for Google AdWords was launched in August of 2006 and is one of the cornerstones of Salesforce Marketing, enabling customers to effectively measure and evaluate their sales and marketing activities.

In winning the Stevie, salesforce.com beat out other leading companies like Hewlett Packard. Stevie Awards were presented in over 40 categories including Best Overall Company, Best Executive, and Best Corporate Social Responsibility Program.  More than 2,000 entries from companies of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted for consideration in the 4th annual ABAs.  

"Salesforce for Google AdWords combines the power of Salesforce CRM applications with Google AdWords so that salesforce.com customers can effectively run their sales and marketing operations. For the Stevie Awards to recognize Salesforce for Google AdWords as the Best New Product is further testament to the power of this product and salesforce.com," said George Hu, CMO at salesforce.com.

Hailed as "the business world's own Oscars" (New York Post , April 27, 2005), The American Business Awards are the only national, all-encompassing awards program honoring great performances in business. Members of the Awards' Board of Distinguished Judges & Advisors and their staffs selected Stevie winners from among the Finalists.   Finalists were chosen by business professionals nationwide during preliminary judging in April and May.

Recently, salesforce.com and Google announced a strategic global alliance to help millions of businesses leverage the Internet to achieve success and released Salesforce Group Edition featuring Google AdWords. Combining the power of Salesforce on-demand CRM applications with the Google AdWords™ platform, Salesforce Group Edition featuring Google AdWords helps customers achieve integrated sales and marketing success. For more information, please visit http://www.salesforce.com/google.

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