Dozens of Partners Announce On-Demand Solutions for the AppExchange at first annual Appforce Conference 8,600 customer installations of the more than 250 applications now available on the AppExchange in its first 120 days
SAN FRANCISCO - salesforce.com Appforce Conference — May 24, 2006 — Salesforce.com, Inc. [NYSE: CRM], the market and technology leader in on-demand business services, announced that in its first 120 days, the AppExchange has been an overwhelming success, with more than 8,600 customer installations of the more than 250 applications now available on the AppExchange. AppExchange has delivered 122,000 test drives since September 12, 2005. More than forty AppExchange partners are making additional announcements today to introduce new applications for the AppExchange or to demonstrate customer adoption of their own AppExchange applications. The announcements are being made here today at Appforce, salesforce.com's first annual AppExchange partner, user and developer conference.
"Momentum and adoption of the AppExchange continues to build as more and more companies realize the power of on-demand computing and The Business Web," said Marc Benioff. "Today, we are seeing new companies launching that are built completely on-demand, nimble ISVs rapidly accelerating their existing businesses and mature partners evolving their strategies to incorporate on-demand computing all via the AppExchange."
Appforce - First Annual AppExchange Partner, Developer and User Conference In addition to salesforce.com CEO and chairman Marc Benioff, executives from Google, Informatica, and RIM are keynoting at the salesforce.com Appforce conference today. Also featured on stage during the event will be Tony Perkins, founder and editor of Always-On. During his Appforce keynote, Mr. Perkins will host an AppExchange Partner Preview that showcases demonstrations of seven of the newest AppExchange partners: Gryphon Networks, Infopia, JotSpot, Kieden, Scribe Software, Xactly, and Zimbra.
AppExchange OEM Edition
Salesforce.com today also announced the availability of the new AppExchange OEM Edition, enabling salesforce.com partners to extend the power, creativity and success of on-demand computing into new markets completely separate from CRM. The industry's first on-demand OEM offering, AppExchange OEM Edition is an on-demand platform which partners can use to develop and deliver powerful new on-demand applications to reach and serve new customers and new markets worldwide. Dreamfactory, MyLoanBiz, Rally Software and Remend are the first four AppExchange OEM Edition partners, and all today have announced new applications built on the AppExchange on-demand platform.
The salesforce.com AppExchange now offers more than 250 on-demand business application listings created by salesforce.com, its customers, developers and partners. Together with on-demand solutions on the AppExchange, salesforce.com's newest generation of products gives customers the ability to easily manage and share all of their business information on demand.
AppExchange partners making announcements today include: AboveAll Software, Alinean, Angel.com, Axentis, Before the Call, Big Machines, Convoq, Centive, CertifiedMail, ClientHouse, D2Aligned, Dreamfactory, EnterpriseCRM, HarvestGold, Hoovers, Intacct, InvisibleCRM, iRows, Market2Lead, MyLoanBiz, nSite, OpenAir, Projity, Pyxis, QuickArrow, Rally Software, Remend, SamePage, ShareMethods, Spanning Software, Sxip, Talisma, VerticalResponse and others.
The AppExchange On-Demand Revolution
As the world's leading on-demand application sharing service, AppExchange provides a complete environment that enables developers and partners anywhere in the world to develop, publish, market, and distribute their products to a global audience and instantly engage with salesforce.com's 22,700 customers and 444,000 subscribers. Applications built for the AppExchange are run entirely on demand, eliminating the need for developers or partners to create and manage their own data center or infrastructure. Partners benefit from salesforce.com's world-class security, scalability and reliability for their solution through a salesforce.com-delivered service.
Applications on the AppExchange not only dramatically extend salesforce.com's on-demand CRM application portfolio but also include diverse new areas such as finance, electronic signatures, document management, project management, credit and collections, mobile workforce management, data cleansing, professional services management, human resources and many, many others. There is no charge for trying applications or using the AppExchange. Applications from partners will typically require a fee; those authored by salesforce.com are currently offered free of charge.
For more information on today's partner announcements, please visit http://www.appexchange.com.
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