Salesforce.com wins “Editors’ Choice” from PC Magazine

~PC Magazine finds salesforce.com’s latest release “should cause IT administrators to rethink what to expect from an on-demand platform” ~

Salesforce.com, the market and technology leader in on-demand business services, has announced that Salesforce Unlimited Edition has received “Editors’ Choice” honors from PC Magazine as a top of the line on-demand CRM application and platform. Salesforce Unlimited Edition is salesforce.com's flagship solution for maximising CRM success and extending it across the enterprise on the Force.com platform.

According to PC Magazine, “with the release of salesforce.com Unlimited Edition, its latest platform, the company is clearly hoping to expand its horizons. The idea is that customers will use the service for all kinds of enterprise applications beyond CRM. The goal is ambitious, but the enhancements to the platform's architecture and features should cause IT administrators to rethink what to expect from an on-demand platform.”

The article goes on to discuss new application development on the Force.com platform: “ Salesforce.com has created a strong development environment that lets programmers add more significant customisations and build new applications. [Apex Code] should significantly improve the performance of many applications and also enable new capabilities, such as transactional support, that are critical when building enterprise applications.”

Finally the review summarises, “Overall, what I liked most about Salesforce.com is the way it allows users to adapt the environment to fit their business needs. This is a mature platform.”

The complete article can be found online at http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2704,2227190,00.asp and will be featured in the January 2008 issue of PC Magazine.

“We are honored to receive the Editors’ Choice award from PC Magazine for our industry-leading platform and CRM applications and will continue to innovate and deliver success on demand for our customers,” said Clarence So, CMO, salesforce.com.

The Force.com Platform and Salesforce CRM applications are available to customers at the Unlimited Edition level to give companies the capability to run their entire enterprise on demand. Salesforce Unlimited Edition includes support for an unlimited number of custom-developed or third party applications deployed via the AppExchange, greatly enhanced storage and customisation capabilities, premium support and administration, all the award-winning Salesforce CRM features and capabilities, and the Salesforce Sandbox, which provides a fully replicated production environment of a company's Salesforce deployment for secure development, testing and training purposes.

The multi-tenant Force.com Platform encompasses a complete feature set for the creation of business applications such as an on-demand operating system, the ability to create any database on demand, a workflow engine for managing collaboration between users, the Apex code programming language for building complex logic, the Force.com Web Services API for programmatic access, mash-ups, and integration with other applications and data, and now Visualforce for a framework to build any user interface.

To find out more, please visit: http://www.salesforce.com/products/editions-pricing/unlimited-edition/

Salesforce.com previously received “Editors’ Choice” awards from PC Magazine in 2002, 2003 and 2004.

The company has received numerous recent awards and honours, including Forbes 25 Tech Newcomers, the Excellence in Corporate Philanthropy Award from the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy (CECP), the Business 2.i Leadership Award, the VARBusiness 60 Top Channel Executives, two ISM Top 15 CRM Software Awards, Wired Magazine's Wired 40, two CODiE Awards from the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), including best on-demand platform, the 2007 BPT Partners Steppin' Out Award, Ethisphere Magazine's list of top ethical companies, the Stevie Award for Best New Product or Service - Computer Hardware or Service, and the 2007 CRM Magazine Market Award and Service Elite Award.

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