Salesforce.com's Service Cloud Receives 2009 CRM Excellence Award from Customer Interaction Solutions Magazine

The Service Cloud is recognized as a leader in helping companies retain customers

SAN FRANCISCO - June 4, 2009 - Salesforce.com [NYSE: CRM], the enterprise cloud computing company, today announced that Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC)'s Customer Interaction Solutions® magazine (www.cismag.com) has named the Service Cloud as a recipient of a 2009 CRM Excellence Award.

Built on the Force.com platform, the Service Cloud transforms customer service through the power of cloud computing, and brings together industry leading cloud computing platforms like Google, Facebook, and Twitter to capture every conversation and leverage every community expert in the cloud. By capturing these conversations, the Service Cloud empowers companies to deliver the expertise of the community to customers, agents and partners regardless of location or device - ensuring that the quality of customer service is consistent across every channel.

"The 2009 CRM Excellence Award from Customer Interaction Solutions is further testament to the Service Cloud's ability to help companies tap into the power of cloud computing and reap the rewards of stronger customer relationships," said Alex Dayon, senior vice president, customer service & support product line of salesforce.com.

Based on hard data, the CRM Excellence Award relies on facts and numbers demonstrating the improvements that the winner's product has made in a client's business. The Tenth Annual CRM Excellence Award winners were chosen on the basis of their product or service's ability to help extend and expand the customer relationship to become all encompassing, covering the entire enterprise and the entire lifetime of the customer.

"Salesforce.com has demonstrated to the editors of Customer Interaction Solutions that their products and services have substantially improved the processes of their clients' businesses by streamlining and facilitating the flow of information needed for companies to retain their most precious asset...their customers," said Nadji Tehrani, founder and chairman of TMC, publishers of Customer Interaction Solutions.

The 2009 CRM Excellence Award winners can be found in the May and June 2009 issues of Customer Interaction Solutions magazine.

About Customer Interaction Solutions
Since 1982, Customer Interaction Solutions (CIS) magazine has been the voice of the call/contact center, CRM and teleservices industries. CIS magazine has helped the industry germinate, grow, mature and prosper, and has served as the leading publication in helping these industries that have had such a positive impact on the world economy to continue to thrive. Through a combination of outstanding and cutting-edge original editorial, industry voices, in-depth lab reviews and the recognition of the innovative leaders in management and technology through our highly valued awards, Customer Interaction Solutions strives to continue to be the publication that holds the quality bar high for the industry. Please visit www.cismag.com.

About TMC
Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) is a global integrated media company helping our clients build communities in print, in person and online.  TMC publishes Customer Interaction Solutions, INTERNET TELEPHONY, Unified Communications, and NGN Magazine.  TMCnet, TMC's Web site, is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. TMCnet is read by two to three million unique visitors each month worldwide, according to Webtrends.  Ranked 3,034 by Quantcast, TMCnet is in the top .03% most visited Web sites in the US. In addition, TMC produces ITEXPO, 4GWE Conference, Digium|Asterisk World and Communications Developer Conference.
TMC also recently launched new industry-specific Web sites: IT.TMCnet.com, Cable.TMCnet.com, Robotics.TMCnet.com, Satellite.TMCnet.com, Green.TMCnet.com. 
For more information about TMC, visit www.tmcnet.com.

About salesforce.com

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