Start Magazine Names one of "The Hottest Companies of 2005"

Leading manufacturing technology magazine for C-level executives praises for innovative on-demand applications and highly satisfied customer base

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — August 30, 2005 — (NYSE: CRM), the technology and market leader in on-demand customer relationship management (CRM), today announced that Start Magazine, a leading manufacturing technology magazine for C-level executives, has named as one of "The Hottest Companies of 2005." The award, presented in the July/August 2005 issue, is based on a survey of the leading movers and shakers across the entire global technology landscape.

"The companies selected for Start's Hottest Companies of the Year showed remarkable innovation in a challenging environment. I commend them for helping manufacturers compete in the global marketplace and make the most out of all of their available resources," said Peggy Smedley, editorial director of Start Magazine. "We are excited to award and the other winners with one of the industry's highest honors and believe they represent the best of the best in manufacturing technology."

"We are delighted to be included in Start Magazine's assessment of the boldest and brightest in today's high technology marketplace," said Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO, "'s innovative, industry leading on-demand CRM solutions are designed to empower organizations across every industry to deliver world-class customer and employee experiences, and achieve the highest levels of sales and service efficiency possible."

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