Salesforce.com Placed in the Visionaries Quadrant of Enterprise Application Server Magic Quadrant 2Q08

Force.com Platform-as-a-Service provides the necessary tools and services for business application creation and delivery - without the cost and complexity of software infrastructure

SAN FRANCISCO -June 3, 2008- Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM), the market and technology leader in Software-as-a-Service and Platform-as-a-Service, today announced that it has been positioned in the Visionaries Quadrant by Gartner, Inc. in the 'Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Application Servers, 2Q08' by Y. Natis, et al, April 24, 2008.
 
"We believe the Force.com Platform being named to the Visionaries Quadrant by Gartner in its Enterprise Application Server Magic Quadrant signals the industry's inevitable shift to SaaS and PaaS for application creation and delivery," said Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO of salesforce.com. "Salesforce.com is honored to be named to the quadrant and we will continue to be dedicated to industry leadership, technology innovation and customer success on demand."
 
"We have been able to build Apttus into a profitable company in a less than a year's time by choosing the Force.com Platform," said Kirk Krappe, CEO of Apttus, a provider of on-demand contract and proposal management solutions. "The efficiencies created by developing on the Force.com Platform significantly improved our time to market, and allowed us to focus on building an innovative contract and proposal management application, instead of managing and maintaining software infrastructure."

Force.com PaaS Moves Application Development and Delivery into the Cloud
The Force.com Platform-as-a-Service gives ISVs and corporate IT departments a comprehensive set of tools and application services to build any business application and run it in the cloud on the salesforce.com infrastructure. Force.com is being used to build everything from departmental applications - like project management and approval tracking - to large scale, business critical applications processing thousands of transactions per second - like financials and contract management.

Force.com provides the ability to define the data, business logic, security policies and user interface of an application.  Applications also get built-in reporting/analytics, support for multiple languages, multiple currencies and can be integrated with on premise applications like SAP, Oracle Financials, or Web 2.0 services like Google Apps. Applications running on Force.com leverage the same proven platform that powers the salesforce.com CRM applications, which support tens of thousands of customers and more than a million users. High availability and disaster recovery services are built into the core of the platform and are automatically inherited by any application running on it.

To get started with a Force.com free trial account, visit http://force.com/.

Salesforce.com placed in the visionaries quadrant of Gartner Enterprise Application Server Magic Quadrant 2Q08. Register now to access this Gartner research: https://www.salesforce.com/form/pdf/gartner_eas_magicq.jsp

About the Magic Quadrant
The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2008 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

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.

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