Custom application development on Force.com is 4-5 times faster and half the cost of on-premise
More than 15,000 companies have signed up for Force.com Free Edition in just a few months
Force.com delivers significant time to value, cost savings and quality improvements for CIOs and IT departments
Leading ISVs, including CA, BMC, and more, working with salesforce.com to deliver apps in the cloud on Force.com
SAN FRANCISCO – Salesforce.com Dreamforce Conference – November 19, 2009 – Salesforce.com [NYSE: CRM], the enterprise cloud computing company, today announced that CIOs and IT departments at organizations worldwide have built and deployed more than 135,000 custom applications on the Force.com enterprise cloud computing platform, an indication of its widespread adoption and acceptance for running business applications. Companies of all sizes, including 20/20 Companies, Japan Post, Nimbus Partners, The Schumacher Group, and more are generating significant results with custom application development on Force.com.
Custom Application Development on Force.com
More and more companies are moving application development projects to the cloud to realize the benefits of lower cost, lower risk and reduced complexity. As cloud computing use accelerates, Force.com is seeing dramatic adoption:
Force.com Free Edition - Free Cloud Computing For Everyone
To help drive the adoption of custom application development in the cloud, salesforce.com has made cloud computing free for everyone. Force.com Free Edition delivers everything companies need to get started building their first app in the cloud and deploy it to up to 100 users. Companies that want to expand their usage to more than one app, more than 100 users, or more than one Web site can then upgrade to a commercial subscription to Force.com. Force.com Free Edition includes:
Already, more than 15,000 companies have started using Force.com Free Edition, including IntelliCloud Technologies, a consulting firm that focuses uniquely on the integration of Google Apps and salesforce.com in all size businesses.
"Force.com Free Edition allows me to help my clients to build prototypes rapidly at low cost," said Hugo Bouchard, CEO, of IntelliCloud. "It’s a lot more productive for me to let companies like Google and salesforce.com manage the servers and infrastructure so I can focus on things like developing relevant applications and providing better advice for my clients. One recent example that we have done in collaboration with RSB Disc is an auction site for Le Festival international de la chanson de Granby at http://encan.ficg.qc.ca/."
Sign up for Force.com Free Edition at http://www.force.com.
Application Development on Force.com is 4-5 Times Faster and ½ the Cost
Industry analyst reports confirm the benefits of developing custom applications on Force.com. IDC, a leading provider of global IT research and advice, developed a new white paper, sponsored by salesforce.com, that found on average, companies were able to build application 4-5 times faster at ½ the cost of traditional on-premise .NET development. Other findings include:
Leading ISVs Choosing Force.com to Deliver their Apps in the Cloud
Hundreds of leading ISVs have already made their applications available on salesforce.com’s AppExchange. New announcements from CA, BMC, and dozens of others at Dreamforce demonstrate that some of the largest and most influential software companies are working with salesforce.com to bring their applications to the cloud on Force.com.
By providing the fastest platform for building and deploying complex business applications and the ability to instantly deploy them on salesforce.com’s trusted global infrastructure, Force.com is the cloud platform of choice for ISVs. Currently there are more than 1,000 applications and service listings on AppExchange that can be easily distributed to the entire cloud computing community through the AppExchange marketplace at http://www.salesforce.com/appexchange/.
New Force.com Features – Custom Cloud 2
Force.com – Custom Cloud 2 – is salesforce.com's enterprise cloud computing platform (http://www.salesforce.com/platform/cloud-platform/). Force.com provides everything companies need to quickly build and deliver business applications in the cloud, including the database, unlimited real-time customization, powerful analytics, real-time workflow and approvals, programmable cloud logic, integration, real-time mobile deployment, programmable user interface and Web site capabilities.
Dozens of new features available in Custom Cloud 2 extend the capabilities of the Force.com platform for customers building and running applications in the cloud:
More information on the new features in the Custom Cloud 2, including video tutorials, is available here: http://www.salesforce.com/community/winter10/
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Several ROI and TCO case studies, including the IDC white paper, are available at: www.salesforce.com/platform/tco.
Video tutorials on how to get started developing on Force.com are available on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/user/salesforce#g/c/401F0EF5959CD197
To sign up, for Force.com Free Edition please visit http://www.force.com/. Force.com Edition pricing begins at $25/user/month.
1. IDC White Paper, sponsored by Salesforce.com, “Force.com Cloud Platform Drives Huge Time to Market and Cost Savings,” Doc # 219965, September 2009
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