Cloud computing applications branch out well beyond CRM. Salesforce.com customers are building more apps, and building better apps. All with less cost and less hassle, thanks to the Force.com cloud computing platform. Developers everywhere are using Force.com for business application development, creating cloud computing applications like enterprise resource planning (ERP), human resource management (HRM), and supply chain management (SCM). The Force.com cloud computing platform is the fastest way to get from idea to app. It’s about more innovation and less infrastructure. It’s about running your business in the cloud.
The Force.com cloud computing platform is radically changing the way that IT departments and developers think about cloud computing applications and business application development.
Force.com offers an extremely powerful, scalable, and secure cloud computing platform. You can develop, package, and instantaneously deploy applications without any infrastructure.
With the Force.com cloud computing platform, you never need to think about hardware again. The Force.com platform architecture provides an integrated architecture that lets you concentrate on building cloud computing applications, rather than infrastructure. Assemble cloud computing applications with clicks, components and code, and then instantly deploy them to the salesforce.com infrastructure.
Because your company works like no other, salesforce.com makes it easy to modify or extend your cloud computing applications to work the way you do. The Force.com cloud computing platform offers tools for “no compromise customizations,” to make it possible to create both fast and easy customizations, as well as deep customizations to meet just about any need. Based on a philosophy of keeping simple things simple and making complex things both possible and accessible, the Force.com platform provides two paths to customization success.
Regardless of the level of customization you need, you’ll reap all the benefits of the cloud computing platform, including fast, easy, safe, and automatic upgrades for your cloud computing applications—with all your customizations intact.
Application integration tops the list of important IT goals. After decades of acquiring diverse technologies, integration presents not only a difficult and elusive IT challenge, but an opportunity to align your business with strategic goals and gain competitive advantage.
The Force.com cloud computing platform includes a comprehensive family of technologies built on top of the Force.com Web Services API that dramatically reduces the effort associated with integrating cloud computing applications.
Force.com boasts proven integration with any enterprise application or system, including SAP, Oracle, Microsoft, and other third-party solutions. No more broken integrations, intricate technology dependencies, or vendor lock in. For partners, Force.com Connect means they can deploy a single, pre-integrated version of their cloud computing applications for all salesforce.com customers.
From pre-integrated cloud computing applications to custom integration solutions, the Force.com cloud computing platform offers five mix-and-match approaches to meet the organizational, technical, and user needs of each customer.
Business application development has never been easier, thanks to the Force.com cloud computing platform. And because one size most certainly does not fit all, there are several options for creating cloud computing applications, depending on the developer’s experience and preferences.
Business application development on the Force.com cloud computing platform is the best of both worlds: it’s fast without forcing developers to give up the flexibility they need to create enterprise-quality cloud computing applications.
Scale with ease. Instantly build, test, and deploy on our shared infrastructure. Get automatic upgrades for your apps. Experience the most secure, reliable, and trusted enterprise cloud app platform. Focus on your apps, not infrastructure maintenance.
Set up and visualize your database in minutes with our easy Schema Builder: drag-and-drop tools, auto-generated user interfaces, pre-built components, and pre-designed templates. Simply create objects and drag them onto your pages to interact with your data. With the Salesforce1 Platform’s cloud database, you can build rich forms and data schemas without complex code.
Designed API first, the Salesforce1 Platform lets you build more innovative apps, faster. Data level APIs allow for integration with 3rd party and back-office systems, like Oracle and SAP. Build with APIs for UI templates, customer data, system meta-data, and more, to deliver connected apps.
Built API first, you get everything you need to quickly deliver mobile-ready, custom apps faster. And with clicks or code, developers and business analysts alike can quickly build engaging mobile apps so you can connect customers, employees, partners, and products anywhere, anytime, on any device.
Add social feeds to every app to engage customers and connect employees. With social collaboration at the heart of the Salesforce1 Platform, not only are your users social, but so is every record, every case, every opportunity, every page, and every app.
Visually automate virtually any business process — from approving a discount, to routing a service call, to generating a quote, to onboarding a new hire, and more. Add business logic to applications, write database triggers, and program controllers in the user interface. Visual Workflow lets you add advanced business logic to all your apps.
Create amazing apps that delight customers, everywhere. Bring any language to the Salesforce world. Designed from the ground up for developer productivity, Heroku lets you connect to your Salesforce data, faster and more easily.
Let your developers hit the ground running, and code in any language. Make changes in your IDE and deploy them instantly. Scale with ease, get full control, infinite capacity, and independent scaling for each component of your app. Create pixel-perfect Web and mobile user interfaces.
Built-in role-based access lets you control where apps are deployed, and which data each user can access at the object, field, or record level. You can also create custom rules across roles and profiles so you can share data when you want, with the user you want.
Instantly deploy across the globe without worrying about hardware, installation, or maintenance. Built-in support for 14 languages and most worldwide currencies ensures your data is always accessible and relevant, wherever you need it. Salesforce.com has data centers located around the world for optimum performance.