Software & Information Industry Honors Salesforce.com 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

Force.com wins Best Web Services Solution, and Salesforce CRM Ideas receives Best Collaboration Solution

SAN FRANCISCO - May 13, 2009 - Salesforce.com [NYSE: CRM], the enterprise cloud computing company, today announced that the Software & Information Industry (SIIA) has bestowed five of its prestigious CODiE Awards to salesforce.com'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." Force.com 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 salesforce.com. "We're excited to be named by the SIIA judges as best in class for our Salesforce CRM, Force.com 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 salesforce.com staff for the commitment, ingenuity and dedication that help make salesforce.com the success that it is today."

Salesforce.com's CODiE awards follow a series of distinctions that salesforce.com 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 SearchCRM.com'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 http://www.siia.net/codies/2009/winners.asp.

About the Force.com Platform and AppExchange
Force.com is the only proven enterprise platform for building and running business applications in the cloud.  The Force.com platform powers the Salesforce CRM applications, more than 800 ISV partner applications like those from CODA and Fujitsu, and more than 85,000 custom applications used by salesforce.com's 51,800 customers such as Japan Post, Kaiser Permanente, KONE and Sprint Nextel.

Force.com is the fastest platform for building and deploying complex business applications.  Unlike a stack of disparate client/server hardware and software products, Force.com unifies the development and deployment model from the database to the device, allowing developers to easily assemble applications with clicks, components and code, and then instantly deploy them on salesforce.com's trusted global infrastructure.  Customers and partners are using Force.com to build all kinds of business applications from supply chain management to compliance tracking, brand management, accounts receivable, claims processing applications and much more.

Applications built on the Force.com platform can be easily distributed to the entire cloud computing community through the Force.com AppExchange marketplace at http://www.salesforce.com/appexchange/.

About salesforce.com

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