On-Demand Leader, Salesforce.com, Ranks Seventh in Wired Magazine's Wired 40

Company recognized as "the pioneering purveyor of Web-based business apps"

Demonstrating that on-demand business services are the dominating trend in the marketplace, neither Oracle nor SAP made the list

SAN FRANCISCO - April 11, 2007 - Salesforce.com [NYSE: CRM], the market and technology leader in on-demand business services, today announced that it has been included in Wired Magazine's Wired 40, ranking among the top ten companies described as "masters of innovation and technology" and "global thinkers that dominate their industry and point the way to the future."  Salesforce.com, which last year was listed at number 15, was ranked number seven and recognized as "the pioneering purveyor of Web-based business apps" and for introducing "a new kind of flexibility" to enterprise applications.

"Having salesforce.com named to the top ten of the prestigious Wired 40 proves that on-demand is where the industry is moving," said Marc Benioff, Chairman and CEO of salesforce.com. "Our achievements have been built on the Circle of Success. Leveraging the power of our market-leading CRM applications, Apex platform and AppExchange marketplace, salesforce.com is driving on-demand success not only for customers, but for partners and developers as well."

Salesforce.com joins an impressive list of other companies in the prestigious top ten positions of the Wired 40 list, which includes Google, Apple, Samsung, Nintendo and Cisco.  Steamrolling over its competition, Oracle and SAP no longer maintain their place on the list. In addition, Microsoft has continued its decline, and now ranks number 40. 

The Wired 40 list is compiled by the editors of Wired magazine. The full Wired 40 list can be found at http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/15.04/wired40_list.html. 

This honor comes on the heels of a number of important announcements from salesforce.com. Most recently, salesforce.com announced the release of Salesforce Spring '07, its 22nd generation release, and the introduction of AppSpace, a new product which enables companies to engage with customers using Salesforce and AppExchange applications inside a secure, branded online environment. Finally, last month marked the introduction of Salesforce Wealth Management Edition, the next generation financial advisor desktop built for The Business Web.

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.