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Wind Energy Direct Weathers Any Storm with Salesforce.com

Limerick based electricity provider boosts its customer service with Salesforce CRM

Thursday, 26th February, 2009: Salesforce.com, the enterprise cloud computing company, today announced that Wind Energy Direct, an Irish company that installs wind turbines on industrial sites in Ireland and the UK, has boosted its service to customers with Salesforce CRM. Energy Direct finances, owns, operates and maintains the turbines.

Wind Energy Direct is one of the 54,400 companies of all sizes, industries and geographies that comprised the salesforce.com customer base. Revenue and subscribers will be recognised as the service is delivered. “We are in a very niche market,” said Breda Kiely, Marketing Executive, Wind Energy Direct. “Our average customer sales cycle is around two years. We wanted a sales management tool which would manage the wealth of information each sale generated. Retention of customer data is vital so all sales opportunities are captured and followed up. Salesforce.com offered a feature-rich solution that could be implemented quickly and very cost effectively.”

“The beauty of Salesforce CRM is its flexibility and ease of use. We don’t need IT consultants to customise it to our specific requirements. If we need to make a change or tweak the system we do it ourselves. If we require any assistance, Salesforce.com support and online help has always resolved any issues,” continued Kiely.

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Media Contact: Mary O’Brien Simpson Financial & Technology PR 01-2605300

About Wind Energy Direct

Founded in 2006 and based in Limerick, Wind Energy Direct focuses on the Irish and UK markets. It sells the electricity produced to customers at a significant discount to their retail rate. This enables its customers to benefit from purchasing green energy at a significant discount to available market prices with no capital outlay. In addition, it allows customers to break the link with energy price inflation.

About salesforce.com

Salesforce.com is the enterprise cloud computing company. The company's portfolio of SaaS applications, including its award-winning CRM, available at http://www.salesforce.com/products/, has revolutionised the ways that customers manage and share business information over the Internet. The company's Force.com PaaS enables customers, developers and partners to build powerful on-demand applications that deliver the benefits of multi-tenancy across the enterprise. Applications built on the Force.com platform, available at http://www.force.com/, can be easily shared, exchanged and installed with a few simple clicks via salesforce.com's Force.com AppExchange marketplace available at http://www.salesforce.com/appexchange/.

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