Milestone Demonstrates the Scalability of The Business Web and the Promise of On-Demand Computing in the Enterprise
SAN FRANCISCO — August 1, 2006 — Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM), the market and technology leader in on-demand business services, today marked a major milestone in on-demand computing, announcing that on July 31, 2006 the company's industry leading Salesforce service handled more than 50 million transactions in a single day. During July the company handled more than one billion transactions (page views or API calls through Salesforce or AppExchange applications), demonstrating the vitality and scalability of on-demand business applications for all size companies, from small to medium to the largest enterprises.
"The delivery of 50 million transactions in a single day is an important landmark for on-demand computing and The Business Web," said Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO of salesforce.com. "One day we will look back at 50 million as an early statistic of what will have become a virtually software free business environment."
Businesses of all sizes are increasing their adoption of on-demand business services. As of April 30, 2006, salesforce.com had approximately 444,000 paying subscribers. When mapped against the 50 million transactions it demonstrates an average of more than 100 transactions per user, per day, and exemplifies the extensive use and tremendous reliability customers place in both the Salesforce service as well as the third-party on-demand applications available via salesforce.com's AppExchange platform.
Salesforce.com is the only provider of on-demand services to deliver the transparency and openness of publishing real-time and historical performance information at http://trust.salesforce.com. The statistics published on http://trust.salesforce.com give the salesforce.com community unprecedented real-time access to critical service performance characteristics, and demonstrate the high-level of customer confidence and adoption of Salesforce and AppExchange on-demand applications.
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