Company nets nominations for "Best CRM Solution" for the sixth year; first time nominations for "Best On-demand Platform," "Best Mobile Solution" and "Best Corporate Blog"
SAN FRANCISCO — January 24, 2007 — Salesforce.com [NYSE: CRM], the market and technology leader in on-demand business services, today announced that the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) has recognized the company as a finalist for four 2007 CODiE Awards. Salesforce.com received nominations for: Salesforce, for "Best CRM Solution"; Apex (formerly AppExchange), for "Best On-demand Platform"; Apex (formerly AppExchange) Mobile, for "Best Mobile Solution"; and IdeaExchange, for "Best Corporate Blog." This is the sixth consecutive year that salesforce.com has been nominated for Best CRM Solution; the company won the award in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006.
Established in 1986, the CODiE Awards are the longest-running awards program in the software and information industry, and acknowledge the most innovative products and services. SIIA, which presents the awards, is the principal trade association for the software and digital content industry. Over 1,200 product nominations were submitted for CODiE Awards in 72 categories.
"We're proud to be recognized by the CODiE judges for the sixth straight year as one of the best CRM solutions," said Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO of salesforce.com. "Over the last year, our Apex platform completely transformed how companies approach building applications and integrating systems; and we began to engage with our community in a whole new way through IdeaExchange. Being recognized for these efforts with four CODiE Award nominations is a testament to our industry leadership and the success of on-demand."
The CODiE Awards nominations were judged by software and information industry trade journalists, national technology writers and analysts, and education technology specialists. The final round of judging will be conducted by members of SIIA, making this the only peer-review awards program in the industry.
In just a year, over 250 partners have made more than 500 applications available on the world's first on-demand application directory. Equally important, customers are using the as an eBay-style marketplace to browse and find on-demand applications: more than 7,500 customers have installed over 20,000 applications in 57 countries over the past year. The AppExchange has also delivered 185,000 test drives since September 12, 2005.
Apex and the AppExchange
Apex is the on-demand platform for the next generation of business applications. Apex reinvents traditional customization and integration and enables 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.
More than 500 applications 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 on-demand platform is generally available today. The Apex programming language is available today for developer preview, and is currently scheduled to be available in beta to salesforce.com customers later in 2007.
Salesforce, the Customer Success Platform and world's #1 CRM, empowers companies to connect with their customers in a whole new way. For more information about Salesforce (NYSE: CRM), visit: www.salesforce.com.
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