Run your applications in the cloud
“Cloud computing” is a new model that dramatically changes how people build and run business applications. It eliminates the costs and complexity of buying, configuring, and managing the hardware and software needed to build and deploy applications. Instead, these applications are delivered as a service over the Internet (the “cloud”). Salesforce.com’s CRM applications leverage this model and have been deployed to more than 87,200 companies since 1999.
Force.com is an integrated set of tools and application services ISVs and corporate IT departments can use to build any business application and run it on the same infrastructure that delivers the Salesforce CRM applications. More than 100,000 business applications already run on the Force.com platform.
Force.com offers a faster, more cost-effective model for application development and delivery:
- No software or hardware – With just an Internet connection, Force.com provides access to a powerful enterprise application platform, eliminating the need to buy, install, configure, and manage hardware and software.
- Pay-as-you-go pricing – With Force.com, the platform and the applications that run on it are delivered over the Internet as a service and made available via subscription.
- Fast results – By leveraging the Force.com platform, organizations can stop spending just to keep the lights on and start creating new applications that provide real business value.