Salesforce.com Honored on SD Times 100 for Thought Leadership and Innovation in Web Application Development

Force.com changing how companies develop, deploy and manage enterprise applications

SAN FRANCISCO - July 9, 2008 - Salesforce.com [NYSE: CRM], the market and technology leader in Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), today announced it has been named to the 2008 SD Times 100 in the Web Development category.  The 6th annual SD Times 100 list, which was published in the June 1, 2008 issue of BZ Media's SD Times, recognizes companies that most broadly "set the agenda" for software development managers, developers, and the industry through leadership and innovation during the past calendar year. The complete SD Times 100 list can be found at: http://www.sdtimes.com/content/article.aspx?ArticleID=32287
 
"The SD Times 100 is a list of the most innovative organizations that are driving significant change and positive advancement in the art of development," said Alan Zeichick, editorial director at SD Times.  "In determining the winners, we carefully considered each company's offerings and reputation, and looked for those that truly set the industry agenda.  We believe these companies are the best of the best."

"We created the Force.com platform with the agenda of changing the development landscape.  Instead of struggling with cumbersome and unwieldy software deployments, our customers can design and build applications suited specifically for their business," said Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO at salesforce.com.  "Being recognized on the SD Times 100 is further testament that the game has changed.  Companies want to - and can - control their own enterprise applications."

Force.com has dramatically changed how companies develop, deploy and manage enterprise applications.  The platform, combined with easily customizable Salesforce applications and the ability to add functionality through AppExchange, provides unmatched flexibility for companies looking to create cost-effective and powerful applications that meet their specific business needs.

Force.com Platform and the AppExchange
Force.com reinvents the traditional development, deployment and distribution of any business application with platform-as-a-service. Developers, customers and partners can use Force.com to easily create a new generation of on-demand applications and deploy them worldwide as a service.  Force.com allows applications to be easily shared, exchanged and installed with a few simple clicks via salesforce.com's AppExchange marketplace, enabling all the innovation that Force.com unleashes to be easily distributed to the entire on-demand community.

The AppExchange economy continues to expand, with thousands of customers installing thousands of applications via the AppExchange.  Customers of all sizes can quickly and easily extend Salesforce with additional on-demand business applications available on the AppExchange, found at http://www.salesforce.com/appexchange.

About Salesforce.com

Salesforce.com is the world’s largest provider of customer relationship management (CRM) software. For more information about salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM), visit: www.salesforce.com/ap/.

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