Salesforce.com Named to SD Times 100 List of Industry Influencers

Company recognized for its impact on the software development landscape

SAN FRANCISCO - June 29, 2007 - Salesforce.com [NYSE: CRM], the market and technology leader in on-demand business services, today announced it has been named to the 2007 SD Times 100 list of technology influencers. The list of Influencers consists of companies that the SD Times has identified as having the greatest impact on the software development landscape.
In addition to salesforce.com, other companies named as Influencers by the SD Times include the Eclipse Foundation, Google, and IBM.

"In the last year we have witnessed some amazing milestones for the software development industry - not only the delivery of Salesforce Platform, the industry's first platform for building and running on-demand applications, but also the introduction of Apex, the industry's first on-demand programming language," said Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO, salesforce.com. "By delivering a multi-tenant platform and programming language, salesforce.com is enabling the on-demand community and eco-system to lead the way for the next level of innovation. Every developer can use these tools today to start building the future on demand."

"The winners of this year's SD Times 100 awards have demonstrated their leadership in shaping the software development industry," said David Rubinstein, Editor-in-Chief of SD Times. "We took into account each nominee's products and services, its reputation among development managers, and the new ideas it brought out. These select individuals and organizations are the ones we've identified as helping to move the art of development forward."

Salesforce.com's citation in the SD Times 100 read: "Disruptive technology as a mission statement. With Salesforce.com in the water, no fish is safe from having its lunch eaten out from under its nose."

Salesforce.com has received numerous recent awards and honors, including Forbes Top Ten Disrupters 2006, where the AppExchange was ranked number five, Forbes 25 Tech Newcomers, the Excellence in Corporate Philanthropy Award from the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy (CECP), the Business 2.i Leadership Award, the VARBusiness 60 Top Channel Executives, two ISM Top 15 CRM Software Awards, Wired Magazine's Wired 40, two CODiE Awards from the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), including best on-demand platform, the 2007 BPT Partners Steppin' Out Award, Ethisphere Magazine's list of top ethical companies, and the CRM Magazine Service Elite Awards.  

Salesforce Platform and the AppExchange

Salesforce Platform is the on-demand platform for the next generation of business applications. Salesforce Platform reinvents traditional customization and integration and enables the creation of a whole new generation of on-demand applications that go beyond client/server computing.  The Salesforce Platform allows applications to be easily shared, exchanged and installed with a few simple clicks via salesforce.com's AppExchange directory, enabling all the innovation that the Salesforce Platform unleashes to benefit the entire on-demand community.
 
The AppExchange economy continues to expand as thousands of salesforce.com customers have installed thousands of on-demand business applications available on the AppExchange, found at http://www.salesforce.com/appexchange.

Salesforce Platform and the AppExchange

Salesforce Platform is the on-demand platform for the next generation of business applications. Salesforce Platform reinvents traditional customization and integration and enables the creation of a whole new generation of on-demand applications that go beyond client/server computing.  The Salesforce Platform allows applications to be easily shared, exchanged and installed with a few simple clicks via salesforce.com's AppExchange directory, enabling all the innovation that the Salesforce Platform unleashes to benefit the entire on-demand community.
 
The AppExchange economy continues to expand as thousands of salesforce.com customers have installed thousands of on-demand business applications available on the AppExchange, found at http://www.salesforce.com/appexchange.