Salesforce.com Receives eWeek Excellence Award for Best Business Application
SAN FRANCISCO - August 27, 2008
Salesforce Spring '08 "continues to be the leading model for the industry"
- Salesforce.com [NYSE:
CRM], the market and technology leader in Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service
(PaaS), today announced that eWEEK, a Ziff Davis Enterprise publication and one of the industry's
leading enterprise IT magazines, has named salesforce.com a winner in eWEEK's Eight Annual
Excellence Awards program. eWeek judged companies and their products based on innovation,
cost-effectiveness and potential for helping companies develop a competitive advantage, among other
criteria. Salesforce Spring '08 won as best Business Application and was noted for continuing
"to be the leading model for the industry."
"eWeek's recognition of Salesforce Spring '08 as the best Business Application is further
testament to our ongoing leadership and continuous innovation," said Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO
at salesforce.com. "We're proud to receive the eWeek Excellence Award and to be honored for
delivering real value in time and cost-savings to our customers."
"Salesforce.com is one of the companies setting the pace in the merger of robust business
applications, the creation of a developer network and the ability to make cloud computing a true
business partner rather than a fancy marketing term," said eWeek editor Debra Donston. "The
company continues to address the biggest impediments to developing business applications-time,
maintenance and upgrade cycles-by offering a service-based model. After a thorough review of
the products submitted in this category, our judges voted Salesforce Spring '08 the best Business
The eWEEK Excellence Awards are designed to ease the technology decision process by pointing
IT buyers to the most promising new enterprise products and technologies. The program
provides enterprise professionals with a comprehensive benchmark for assessing a wide range of
technology products and services. More details can be found at www.eweek.com.
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