Cloud computing applications branch out well beyond CRM. Salesforce.com customers are building more apps, and building better apps. All with less cost and less hassle, thanks to the Force.com cloud computing platform. Developers everywhere are using Force.com for business application development, creating cloud computing applications like enterprise resource planning (ERP), human resource management (HRM), and supply chain management (SCM). The Force.com cloud computing platform is the fastest way to get from idea to app. It’s about more innovation and less infrastructure. It’s about running your business in the cloud.
The Force.com cloud computing platform is radically changing the way that IT departments and developers think about cloud computing applications and business application development.
Force.com offers an extremely powerful, scalable, and secure cloud computing platform. You can develop, package, and instantaneously deploy applications without any infrastructure.
With the Force.com cloud computing platform, you never need to think about hardware again. The Force.com platform architecture provides an integrated architecture that lets you concentrate on building cloud computing applications, rather than infrastructure. Assemble cloud computing applications with clicks, components and code, and then instantly deploy them to the salesforce.com infrastructure.
Because your company works like no other, salesforce.com makes it easy to modify or extend your cloud computing applications to work the way you do. The Force.com cloud computing platform offers tools for “no compromise customizations,” to make it possible to create both fast and easy customizations, as well as deep customizations to meet just about any need. Based on a philosophy of keeping simple things simple and making complex things both possible and accessible, the Force.com platform provides two paths to customization success.
Regardless of the level of customization you need, you’ll reap all the benefits of the cloud computing platform, including fast, easy, safe, and automatic upgrades for your cloud computing applications—with all your customizations intact.
Application integration tops the list of important IT goals. After decades of acquiring diverse technologies, integration presents not only a difficult and elusive IT challenge, but an opportunity to align your business with strategic goals and gain competitive advantage.
The Force.com cloud computing platform includes a comprehensive family of technologies built on top of the Force.com Web Services API that dramatically reduces the effort associated with integrating cloud computing applications.
Force.com boasts proven integration with any enterprise application or system, including SAP, Oracle, Microsoft, and other third-party solutions. No more broken integrations, intricate technology dependencies, or vendor lock in. For partners, Force.com Connect means they can deploy a single, pre-integrated version of their cloud computing applications for all salesforce.com customers.
From pre-integrated cloud computing applications to custom integration solutions, the Force.com cloud computing platform offers five mix-and-match approaches to meet the organizational, technical, and user needs of each customer.
Business application development has never been easier, thanks to the Force.com cloud computing platform. And because one size most certainly does not fit all, there are several options for creating cloud computing applications, depending on the developer’s experience and preferences.
Business application development on the Force.com cloud computing platform is the best of both worlds: it’s fast without forcing developers to give up the flexibility they need to create enterprise-quality cloud computing applications.
Forward-thinking CEOs are embracing Force.com—and for good reasons. Force.com is:
More than 100,000+ companies trust Force.com, including many industry leaders. They’ve built 220,000+ apps that run in accredited, world-class data centers with backup, failover, disaster-recovery, and an uptime record exceeding 99.9%. (See real-time system performance data at trust.salesforce.com) These industry leaders include:
Force.com is fast because it requires minimal coding. Assemble your apps in building-block fashion using our visual tools and library of components. Streamline development with integrated sandbox environments, and integrate your apps using open APIs. The time you save on development can be spent on solving business problems.
Work more effectively with your colleagues using your own secure social network. Force.com includes an enterprise framework with pre-built components for feeds, profiles, conversations, updates, and file sharing. All components are available through REST APIs that can be easily integrated into any custom app.
Build native mobile apps powered by a secure cloud database, with rock-solid APIs. Or build mobile-optimized browser apps, using our UI framework and HTML5 to support multiple mobile devices with one code base. Either way, Force.com has what you need to securely deliver apps on mobile devices.