Salesforce.com Receives 2005 Readers' Choice Award for "Best CRM" from Windows IT Pro

SAN FRANCISCO — September 7, 2005 — Salesforce.com [NYSE: CRM], the technology and market leader in on-demand customer relationship management (CRM), today announced it has been named the winner in the "Best CRM" category of the 2005 Windows IT Pro Readers' Choice Awards. Kim Paulsen, group publisher of Penton Media's Windows IT Pro Group, announced the winners of the fourth-annual contest today.

"The Windows IT Pro Readers' Choice Awards are highly coveted in the IT industry because our readers, who are the buyers and users of these products, are the ones who choose the winners," said Paulsen. "These awards are the ultimate acclamation an IT company can earn from its peers in the IT community."

Readers were asked to vote on their product preferences in 12 broad technology categories. More than 1,700 readers chose the best among more than 750 products and services.

"Windows IT Pro readers are the most knowledgeable people in the market with regard to the best values in technology products and services," added Paulsen. "We've done extensive research among our readers, and know that they are the ones who make the buying decisions on behalf of their organizations." Paulsen continued, "The Windows IT Pro Readers' Choice Awards give IT professionals the opportunity to voice their opinions and give the leading technology companies the recognition they deserve."

"Salesforce.com's applications have always been designed to meet and exceed the expectations of our compelling community of success," said Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO of salesforce.com. "We're very pleased that Windows IT Pro readers reflected that commitment in this year's Readers' Choice Awards."

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The Windows IT Pro Group, the largest independent Windows IT community in the world, includes content the from flagship print publication Windows IT Pro, three monthly paid subscription print newsletters, 12 direct-request email newsletters and a web site resource for more than two million IT professionals each month. First published in 1995, Windows IT Pro is the editorial leader in its field and has a paid subscription base of 105,000 readers. Windows IT Pro was named to BtoB Magazine's 2005 Media Power 50 list, winning recognition for its Windows IT Pro UPDATE email newsletter. The magazine is published in 13 languages and has an international reach in 160 countries.

The franchise also includes SQL Server Magazine, with 30,000 paid subscribers, more than 210,000 web site visitors monthly and two email newsletters sent to more than 130,000 opt-in subscribers. The American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) named SQL Server Magazine "Magazine of the Year" in the less-than-80,000 circulation category in 2002. The two publications generate nine million page impressions monthly, host 2.5 million unique visitors to their web sites monthly, and have more than one million readers with opt-in subscriptions to their email newsletters. The Windows IT Pro Group is the world's leading producer of custom Roadshows, paid conferences and paid workshops for Windows and SQL Server IT professionals.

About the Windows IT Pro Group

The Windows IT Pro Group, the largest independent Windows IT community in the world, includes content the from flagship print publication Windows IT Pro, three monthly paid subscription print newsletters, 12 direct-request email newsletters and a web site resource for more than two million IT professionals each month. First published in 1995, Windows IT Pro is the editorial leader in its field and has a paid subscription base of 105,000 readers. Windows IT Pro was named to BtoB Magazine's 2005 Media Power 50 list, winning recognition for its Windows IT Pro UPDATE email newsletter. The magazine is published in 13 languages and has an international reach in 160 countries.

The franchise also includes SQL Server Magazine, with 30,000 paid subscribers, more than 210,000 web site visitors monthly and two email newsletters sent to more than 130,000 opt-in subscribers. The American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) named SQL Server Magazine "Magazine of the Year" in the less-than-80,000 circulation category in 2002. The two publications generate nine million page impressions monthly, host 2.5 million unique visitors to their web sites monthly, and have more than one million readers with opt-in subscriptions to their email newsletters. The Windows IT Pro Group is the world's leading producer of custom Roadshows, paid conferences and paid workshops for Windows and SQL Server IT professionals.