Salesforce.com Placed in the Leaders Quadrant for Sales Force Automation Magic Quadrant
SAN FRANCISCO - October 17, 2008
Evaluation based on completeness of vision and ability to execute
- 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 positioned in the Leaders quadrant in Gartner's latest
Magic Quadrant for Sales Force Automation . According to Gartner, "Leaders demonstrate
market-defining vision and the ability to execute against that vision through products, services,
demonstrable sale figures and solid new references for multiple geographies and vertical
industries. A characteristic of a leader is that most competitive vendors will tend to measure
their own success against the success of the leading vendors."
"We are honored to be placed in the leaders quadrant. Salesforce.com's unmatched pace of
innovation is setting the standard for both the SaaS and CRM industries," said Marc Benioff,
chairman and CEO at salesforce.com. "In my opinion, this honor is a testament to the success of our
customers and the business value that salesforce.com's SaaS and PaaS solutions deliver."
Since 1999, when salesforce.com pioneered Software-as-a-Service, the company has been
developing and expanding the capabilities of Salesforce CRM, which is designed to provide a
360-degree view of customers to employees anytime in any location. Today, Salesforce SFA is
an integral part of Salesforce CRM, a comprehensive suite of business applications that help
companies improve business processes and increase revenue potential.
In the past year, salesforce.com has delivered three releases, Salesforce Spring '08,
Salesforce Summer '08 and most recently Salesforce Winter '09. Driven by feedback from customers on
salesforce.com's IdeaExchange, more than 150 new features were released for Salesforce CRM
customers, raising the bar for the CRM and SaaS industries.
About the Magic Quadrant
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Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It
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Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders"
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