Forbes Hails Salesforce.com’s AppExchange as a “Top Ten Disrupter” of 2006

World’s first on-demand application directory called “iTunes of business software” and included among the year’s greatest innovations, powerhouses and change-drivers

SAN FRANCISCO - February 14, 2007 - Salesforce.com [NYSE: CRM], the market and technology leader in on-demand business services, today announced that Forbes magazine has included the AppExchange directory in its list of "Top Ten Disrupters of 2006," hailing it as a "revolutionary model for software distribution."  With more than 500 applications available on the world's first on-demand application directory, customers are using the AppExchange as an eBay-style marketplace to browse and find on-demand applications.  More than 7,500 customers in 57 countries have installed over 20,000 applications via the AppExchange over the past year.  Based on this tremendous success, Forbes ranked the salesforce.com AppExchange number five on its list of Disrupters, which includes innovations, powerhouses and change-drivers such as YouTube, Nintendo's Wii, super-sized philanthropy such as Warren Buffet's $37 billion donation to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth.

"As we predicted, the AppExchange is forever changing how companies acquire and implement business applications," said Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO, salesforce.com. "To be included in Forbes list of 'Top Ten Disrupters' is a credit not only to the AppExchange, but also to the explosive momentum of The Business Web and software as a service in general.  We at salesforce.com are proud to drive this revolution forward and enable our customers to easily access, evaluate and implement solutions that fit their specific business needs."

To date, more than 250 salesforce.com partners have made more than 500 applications built using the Apex on-demand platform available on the AppExchange.  The AppExchange has also delivered 185,000 test drives since its introduction in September 2005.

To develop its "Top Ten Disrupters" list, Forbes.com editors and writers nominated "the people, trends and products that had a major impact last year."  The final list was decided by a panel of esteemed judges, including Paul Danos, dean of Dartmouth's Tuck School of Business; Tom Stemberg, founder of Staples and a venture partner at Highland Capital; Clayton Christensen, a Forbes.com columnist, professor at Harvard Business School, author of The Innovator's Dilemma and founder of the consulting firm Innosight; Scott Anthony, a managing director at Innosight and co-author, with Christensen, of Seeing What's Next; and Arlyn Tobias Gajilan, the Leadership editor at Forbes.com.

To view the complete list of Disrupters, visit: http://www.forbes.com/2007/01/22/leadership-disrupter-youtube-lead-innovation-cx_hc_0122lede.html.

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.

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.