Salesforce.com Named a Top Ten Most Influential Technology Vendor by Aberdeen Group
SAN FRANCISCO - June 2, 2008
Company joins Cisco, Dell, EMC, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP and Sun Microsystems at the top
of the list of 100 organizations
- Salesforce.com [NYSE: CRM],
the market and technology leader in Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS),
today announced that it has been named among the top ten most influential technology vendors of
2008 by Aberdeen Group. Aberdeen's report, The Annual State of the Market Report, evaluates
and ranks the top 100 organizations that "excelled at providing value to the business community"
based on a survey of 5,000 business decision makers. Positioned at number eight on the list,
salesforce.com joins companies such as Cisco, Dell, EMC, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP and Sun
Microsystems at the top of the list.
"Just a few years ago, our motto, "The End of Software" was a bold prediction; now it's an
apt description of the market," said Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO at salesforce.com. "Being named
amongst this group of industry leaders is further evidence of the SaaS market's fast trajectory of
In addition to ranking the vendors, the Aberdeen report identifies trends in decision-making
and priorities in technology spending. The top criteria listed by respondents for choosing a
technology include "total cost of ownership (43%), product functionality (42%), vendor stability
(24%), market specific knowledge and experience (24%), domain or industry expertise (22%), and
reputation (21%)." Both mid-sized and large organizations ranked enterprise application
investments such as CRM, ERP and SCM, as their biggest priority.
Additional information on the 2008 Aberdeen Report: State of the Market can be found at
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