Salesforce.com Honored with Intelligent Enterprise 2008 Editors' Choice Award and Named to the Intelligent Enterprise Dozen for Technology and Customer Leadership
SAN FRANCISCO - February 7, 2008
Intelligent Enterprise selected salesforce.com as the Editor's Choice Award for the third year
in a row for establishing the Software-as-a-Service industry
- Salesforce.com [NYSE:
CRM], the market and technology leader in Software-as-a-Service and Platform-as-a-Service, today
announced that it has received a 2008 Editors' Choice Award and was named to the "Intelligent
Enterprise Dozen," by CMP's Intelligent Enterprise. In naming its Award recipients, Intelligent
Enterprise described salesforce.com as "the David in an IT industry full of Goliaths," and went on
to say the company had "given rise to the SaaS market almost single-handedly, whacking SAP and
Oracle with a few rocks in the process." The publication also remarked that salesforce.com
"is showing the IT world what SaaS can and should be, and the entire industry has taken notice."
"We're excited to be recognized by the distinguished Intelligent Enterprise editors for the
third consecutive year for our contributions to bringing the benefits of Software-as-a-Service to
our customers," said Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO of salesforce.com. "Being named to the
'Intelligent Enterprise Dozen' solidifies salesforce.com's position as the industry leader and the
importance of Platform-as-a-Service in the coming year."
"When choosing the 'Intelligent Enterprise Dozen' we look beyond sheer size and technology
breadth to consider vendors that are leading the market in terms of innovation and market
influence," said Doug Henschen, editor-in-chief, Intelligent Enterprise. "We congratulate
salesforce.com for its achievements and its tremendous market impact."
This marks the third year in a row salesforce.com has been awarded the Editor's Choice Award,
which recognizes companies for exceptional vision, technology innovation and customer leadership in
attaining strategic objectives. Companies selected for the "Intelligent Enterprise Dozen" are
described as the "companies that will matter most to the Intelligent Enterprise community in the
For more information or to view the complete list of Intelligent Enterprise Dozen companies,
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