Salesforce Positioned in Leaders Quadrant in the Gartner 2016 Magic Quadrant for Horizontal Portals

For the Second Year in a Row, Salesforce has been positioned by Gartner in the Leaders Quadrant for its Community Cloud and Salesforce Chatter Solutions


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SAN FRANCISCO—October 31, 2016—Salesforce [NYSE: CRM], the Customer Success Platform and world's #1 CRM company, today announced that Gartner, Inc. has positioned Salesforce as a Leader in its 2016 Magic Quadrant for Horizontal Portals. Placement was given for its Community Cloud solution, which enables customers, partners and employees to access business processes and data.


“Providing a fast and personalized experience for customers is crucial to the success of any company,” said Mike Micucci, GM and SVP, Salesforce Community Cloud. “Community Cloud is dedicated to delivering the experiences necessary to exceed customer expectations and build deeper, more valuable relationships.”

“Gartner defines “portal” as, a personalized point of access to relevant information, business processes and other people. Portals address various audiences, including employees, customers, partners and citizens, and support a wide range of vertical markets and business activities. As a product, a horizontal portal is a software application or service used to create and manage portals for a wide range of purposes.”


Salesforce Community Cloud enables companies of all sizes to integrate business data and processes with their communities, creating a seamless customer, partner and employee experience. Built on the Salesforce Customer Success Platform, Community Cloud is part of Salesforce CRM, and easily connects to third-party systems and data sources, so companies can access the tools and information they need to be successful. With Community Cloud, companies have experienced a 45% increase in customer satisfaction and a 48% increase in faster case time resolution.


Additional Information
The October 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Horizontal Portals is available here: http://salesforce.com/gartnerhorizontalportals2016
Learn more about Salesforce Community Cloud here: http://www.salesforce.com/communities/overview/
Learn how to get started with Salesforce Community Cloud here: http://trailhead.salesforce.com/community_cloud_basics


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Salesforce, the Customer Success Platform and world's #1 CRM company, empowers companies to connect with their customers in a whole new way. For more information about Salesforce (NYSE: CRM), visit: http://www.salesforce.com.


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About Salesforce

Salesforce, the Customer Success Platform and world's #1 CRM, empowers companies to connect with their customers in a whole new way. For more information about Salesforce (NYSE: CRM), visit: www.salesforce.com.

Any unreleased services or features referenced in this or other press releases or public statements are not currently available and may not be delivered on time or at all. Customers who purchase Salesforce applications should make their purchase decisions based upon features that are currently available. Salesforce has headquarters in San Francisco, with offices in Europe and Asia, and trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “CRM.” For more information please visit http://www.salesforce.com, or call 1-800-NO-SOFTWARE.