Siemens OpenScape Now Available on Salesforce.com's AppExchange to Support Real-Time Communications for Financial Services

Specialized solution for financial services market enables salesforce.com customers to increase productivity, improve team collaboration and increase client satisfaction

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and BOCA RATON, Fla. — January 8, 2007 — Salesforce.com [NYSE: CRM], the market and technology leader in on-demand business services, and Siemens Communications [NYSE: SI] today announced the availability of Siemens OpenScape in the financial services category of salesforce.com's AppExchange, the world's first on-demand application directory. The integrated solution provides presence-enhanced calling, video and Web conferencing, and collaboration solutions for salesforce.com customers. With OpenScape and Salesforce, customers can benefit from improved cross and up-selling, increased client satisfaction and significantly improved collaboration. Together, salesforce.com and Siemens are redefining Open Communications with an integrated approach to meet customer demand for real-time communications. Built using the Apex on-demand platform, OpenScape is now available for test drive and deployment at http://www.salesforce.com/appexchange.

Siemens has worked with salesforce.com to create a customized version of its OpenScape solution for the financial services market that is designed specifically to address the communication needs of today's financial advisor. The solution integrates fully with Salesforce to provide presence-based services, such as click-to-dial calling, conferencing, document-sharing and messaging features directly within Salesforce embedded in the CRM workflow.

"Siemens provides Open Communications software that breaks down the silos that currently exist between people, processes, applications and communications. By integrating the capability to communicate in real time across all mediums directly from primary business applications, we are enabling the infusion of context-sensitive communications directly into the business process," said Matt Blumenthal, Global Business Development, Siemens Communications, Inc. "Salesforce is a great application for us to provide this unique capability and AppExchange is a terrific environment in which to showcase its value."

Based on the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), OpenScape is a software utility that promotes communications between decision-makers to facilitate business processes. OpenScape can be set up to determine availability of another party, and then establish communications using a preferred method, such as e-mail, instant message, cell phone, or other means of IP communications. It also can set up virtual workgroups and create instant conferences. OpenScape is designed to establish communications from within any applications environment.

"Companies of all sizes can now go to the AppExchange to deploy on-demand financial services applications for wealth management, capital markets, retail banking, hedge funds and more," said Tien Tzuo, chief strategy officer, salesforce.com. "By adding Siemens' OpenScape to their Salesforce implementations, financial services customers can seamlessly manage their communications as easily as they manage their sales contacts."

Apex and the AppExchange
Apex, the world's first on-demand platform, provides unprecedented ease of customization and integration enabling a whole new generation of on-demand applications that go beyond CRM. All Apex components and applications can be easily shared, exchanged and installed with a few simple clicks via salesforce.com's AppExchange directory, enabling all the innovation that Apex unleashes to benefit the entire on-demand community.

Siemens' OpenScape is one of more than 430 applications that are now available on salesforce.com's AppExchange, the world's first on-demand application directory, found at http://www.salesforce.com/appexchange.

The Apex platform, formerly known as the AppExchange platform, is available today. As previously announced, the next release of the Apex platform is currently scheduled to be available in conjunction with the release of Winter '07, and the Apex programming language is currently scheduled to be available during the first half of 2007.

About Siemens

Siemens AG (NYSE:SI) is one of the largest global electronics and engineering companies with reported worldwide sales of $96 billion in fiscal 2005. Founded nearly 160 years ago, the company is a leader in the areas Medical, Power, Automation and Control, Transportation, Information and Communications, Lighting, Building Technologies, Water Technologies and Services and Home Appliances. With its U.S. corporate headquarters in New York City, Siemens in the USA has sales of $18.8 billion and employs approximately 70,000 people throughout all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Eleven of Siemens' worldwide businesses are based in the United States. With its global headquarters in Munich, Siemens AG and its subsidiaries employ 460,000 people in 190 countries. For more information on Siemens in the United States: www.usa.siemens.com

About Siemens Communications, Inc.
Siemens Communications, Inc. is one of the world's leading vendors of Open Communications solutions for enterprises of all sizes, enabling business processes to be more productive, faster and more secure — with any device, network or information technology infrastructure. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Siemens AG with 17,000 employees globally and headquarters in Boca Raton, Fla. For more information, visit www.usa.siemens.com/communications

Note: Siemens, Siemens OpenScape are registered trademarks of Siemens AG or its subsidiaries and affiliates. All other company, brand, product and service names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. Salesforce.com is a registered trademark of salesforce.com, and Apex, AppExchange, The Business Web and Successforce are trademarks of salesforce.com, Inc., San Francisco, California. All other company, brand, product and service names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

About Siemens

Siemens AG (NYSE:SI) is one of the largest global electronics and engineering companies with reported worldwide sales of $96 billion in fiscal 2005. Founded nearly 160 years ago, the company is a leader in the areas Medical, Power, Automation and Control, Transportation, Information and Communications, Lighting, Building Technologies, Water Technologies and Services and Home Appliances. With its U.S. corporate headquarters in New York City, Siemens in the USA has sales of $18.8 billion and employs approximately 70,000 people throughout all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Eleven of Siemens' worldwide businesses are based in the United States. With its global headquarters in Munich, Siemens AG and its subsidiaries employ 460,000 people in 190 countries. For more information on Siemens in the United States: www.usa.siemens.com

About Siemens Communications, Inc.
Siemens Communications, Inc. is one of the world's leading vendors of Open Communications solutions for enterprises of all sizes, enabling business processes to be more productive, faster and more secure — with any device, network or information technology infrastructure. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Siemens AG with 17,000 employees globally and headquarters in Boca Raton, Fla. For more information, visit www.usa.siemens.com/communications

Note: Siemens, Siemens OpenScape are registered trademarks of Siemens AG or its subsidiaries and affiliates. All other company, brand, product and service names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. Salesforce.com is a registered trademark of salesforce.com, and Apex, AppExchange, The Business Web and Successforce are trademarks of salesforce.com, Inc., San Francisco, California. All other company, brand, product and service names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.