Shanon Introduces Sm@rtSeminar for Salesforce.com's AppExchange — One-Stop Solution for Seminar Management

Joins the more than 160 on-demand business application listings now available globally via the salesforce.com AppExchange

Sm@rtSeminar one of 20 on-demand application listings now available on salesforce.com's Japanese AppExchange

SAN FRANCISCO — February 1, 2006 — Shanon and salesforce.com [NYSE: CRM], the market and technology leader in on-demand customer relationship management (CRM), today announced Sm@rtSeminar for salesforce.com's Japanese AppExchange. Built on the AppExchange on-demand platform, Sm@rtSeminar for AppExchange is immediately available for evaluation and deployment from http://www.salesforce.com/jp/appexchange, in conjunction with the Salesforce Winter '06 release. The product provides a one-stop solution for seminar management including invitation, application, speakers' schedule management, and all other aspects of seminar operation.

With AppExchange, salesforce.com customers now have access to new applications that bring the benefits of salesforce.com to an entire business, letting them manage and share all of their company information on-demand. Using AppExchange, companies can easily add any number of new on-demand applications to their existing Salesforce deployments, extending their success and making the full power and creativity of the salesforce.com customer, partner and developer community available with just a click.

"We decided to make Sm@rtSeminar available through AppExchange because of customer demand and rapid deployment," said Mr. Koji Maekawa, senior sales manager of Shanon. "The customer data collected by Sm@rtSeminar integrates with Salesforce, which makes it possible to realize SpiralMarketing, a seminar-based marketing method. We plan to integrate our service with the other solutions available on AppExchange in the near future."

With Sm@rtSeminar, users have a single repository of data for managing all seminars via the Internet. More effective sales activities will be achieved by connecting customer information generated from regular seminars with Salesforce in real time.

With more than 160 applications listings now available globally on the AppExchange, Sm@rtSeminar for AppExchange is one of 20 application listings created by salesforce.com, its customers and partners that are now available on salesforce.com's Japanese AppExchange. AppExchange provides unprecedented ease of customization and integration for Salesforce deployments, as well as enabling a whole new generation of on-demand applications that go beyond CRM. AppExchange enables all of these on-demand applications to be easily shared, exchanged and installed with one click into any salesforce.com account. AppExchange can be found at www.salesforce.com/jp/appexchange.

About Shanon

Shanon was founded in August, 2000 by Kenichiro Nakamura, president of Shanon while he was a student of Keio University. The company first offered system development service, extending its business to web service. Shanon has headquarters in Akasaka, Tokyo.

About Shanon

Shanon was founded in August, 2000 by Kenichiro Nakamura, president of Shanon while he was a student of Keio University. The company first offered system development service, extending its business to web service. Shanon has headquarters in Akasaka, Tokyo.