Software & Information Industry Honors with Five CODiE Awards

Salesforce CRM named Best Relationship Management Solution for eighth consecutive year, as well as Best Business Software Solution and Best Software-as-a-Service Solution wins Best Web Services Solution, and Salesforce CRM Ideas receives Best Collaboration Solution

SAN FRANCISCO - May 13, 2009 - [NYSE: CRM], the enterprise cloud computing company, today announced that the Software & Information Industry (SIIA) has bestowed five of its prestigious CODiE Awards to's applications and platform. Salesforce CRM received honors as "Best Business Software Solution," and "Best Software as a Service Solution," and - for the eighth consecutive year - "Best Relationship Management Solution." was deemed the "Best Web Services Solution" and Salesforce CRM Ideas was named "Best Collaboration Solution." 

"Cloud computing is completely changing how companies conduct business, making it faster and easier to adapt operations to constantly changing business demands," said Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO at "We're excited to be named by the SIIA judges as best in class for our Salesforce CRM, and Salesforce CRM Ideas, which enable companies to fully enjoy the benefits of cloud computing and become more agile, more effective and more competitive."

"These accolades are a testament to our ever-pioneering spirit and focus on customer success," Benioff continued. "I thank the SIIA judges and commend our staff for the commitment, ingenuity and dedication that help make the success that it is today."'s CODiE awards follow a series of distinctions that and its solutions have been recognized for this year, including being named to the Ethisphere Institute's 2009 list of the "World's Most Ethical Companies;" being positioned in the Leaders quadrant of Gartner's CRM Customer Service Contact Centers Magic Quadrant; being named to Fortune's 2009 "100 Best Companies to Work for" list; being rated among the top three IT vendors for Customer Satisfaction in 2008 by VendorRate; winning's 2008 "Products of the Year" award, and being named as one of the most influential companies for smart enterprises as part of the 10th Annual Intelligent Enterprise 2009 Editors' Choice Awards.

More details regarding the SIAA CODiE Awards can be found on the Software & Information Association Web site at

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