~ Force.com Sites creates smarter sites and Web applications by inheriting Force.com capabilities including analytics, workflow and approvals, programmable logic, and more ~
Salesforce.com, the enterprise cloud computing company, has announced the availability of Force.com Sites, a revolutionary new capability that expands the world’s leading cloud platform to deliver real-time Web sites and Web applications.
With the addition of Force.com Sites, companies can now use Force.com to build and run applications for their internal business processes as well as public-facing Web sites - entirely on salesforce.com's real-time cloud computing platform.
The availability of Force.com Sites dramatically expands Force.com’s role in enterprise cloud computing by providing companies the fastest way to build and run Web sites and applications in real-time without requiring any software or hardware infrastructure.
Force.com Sites - Run Your Web Site on Salesforce.com's Cloud
Web sites built with Force.com Sites benefit from the proven security, reliability and scalability of salesforce.com’s real-time platform. Building your Web site using Force.com Sites requires only a few steps to get up and running:
Results from the Force.com Sites Customer Preview Program: 85 companies, including American Red Cross, Crocs, Dell, FICO, Juniper Networks, NJ TRANSIT, Seagate, Starbucks, and more participated in the Force.com Sites customer preview programme, which began in February 2009. The customer preview included sites built for e-commerce, recruitment, distribution and inventory management, ticketing and scheduling, Facebook apps, social networking, community sites and much more. Web sites created in the customer preview delivered more than 38 million page views, 350 million site hits and served more than 5 terabytes of data. View a gallery of sites created in the preview program at http://www.force.com/sites. Force.com - Salesforce.com’s Enterprise Cloud Computing Platform: Force.com is salesforce.com's enterprise cloud computing platform. Force.com provides everything companies need to quickly build and deliver business applications in the cloud, including the database, unlimited real-time customisation, powerful analytics, real-time workflow and approvals, programmable cloud logic, integration, real-time mobile deployment, programmable user interface and now Web site capabilities. Already, customers and partners have built more than 110,000 business applications on Force.com, from supply chain management to compliance tracking, brand management, accounts receivable, claims processing, time-off applications and much more. With Force.com Sites, companies can now create entirely new kinds of public-facing applications that run entirely on Force.com.
Force.com Sites Add-on Pricing
Force.com Sites is now included with all Force.com Editions:
Force.com Enterprise Edition includes up to 500,000 monthly page views Force.com Unlimited Edition includes up to 1,000,000 monthly page views
Additional monthly page views are available for $1,000/month for up to 1,000,000 additional monthly page views (regardless of Edition).
Comments on the News: “Force.com Sites dramatically expands Force.com’s leadership in cloud computing for the enterprise. With Force.com Sites, customers can now run any Web site in our cloud. We expect the community to unleash entirely new kinds of applications and innovations that realise our vision of 'The End of Software,’” said Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO, salesforce.com.
"We were up and running in a matter of days and now, three months later, a third of our Group Trips are booked online," said Tim Wierzbicki, Manager, NJ TRANSIT.
NJ TRANSIT’s Group Trip Request site: http://njtransit.force.com/grouptrips
“We built and manage our Web site on Force.com Sites - at a fraction of the cost," said Shirley Gaynor, Associate Director, Future Leaders.
Future Leaders recruiting site: http://www.future-leaders.org.uk/
"With Force.com Sites, we’ll be able to extend Dell IdeaStorm to social networking sites like Facebook, so we can reach entirely new communities," said Vida Killian, Manager, Dell IdeaStorm.
Dell IdeaStorm: http://www.ideastorm.com/
Additional Resources: Blog post with more details on Force.com Sites Video explaining how to get started building and running sites today Showcase gallery of Web sites built by customers with Force.com Sites
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