Announces a Year of Enterprise Cloud Computing Milestones

Surpasses 1.5 million net paying subscribers

SAN FRANCISCO - February 25, 2009 - [NYSE: CRM], the enterprise cloud computing company, today announced a series of new milestones in enterprise cloud computing reached in its past fiscal year. Most notably, the company announced it has reached 55,400 customers and surpassed 1.5 million net paying subscribers, demonstrating the growing demand for its cloud computing services. The announcement comes as reported its financial results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year 2009 (see separate press release at
"This past year marks a watershed for and enterprise cloud computing," said Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO of "Not only have we extended our leadership with Salesforce CRM, but our customers have discovered how to leverage the power of our cloud computing model in a multiplicity of ways - to build applications, websites, and interact with their customers and communities."
Enterprise Cloud Computing Milestones has achieved several major milestones that speak to the adoption of enterprise cloud computing:
Technology innovation
  • More than 12 billion transactions in the fourth quarter alone
  • 100,000 custom applications built on
  • 166 native applications available via the AppExchange
  • 124,000 developers
  • 452,000 custom database tables created
  • Launched Sites, which has already led to the launch of 1500 sites, 130 million hits and 15 million total page views
  • Launched the Service Cloud, enabling customer service organizations to join and manage customer service conversations in the cloud
  • Released Spring 09, the 28th generation release of Salesforce CRM
  • Announced partnerships with Web Services and Facebook; extended partnership with Google

Company momentum and industry validation
  • Reached $1 billion in revenue, the first enterprise cloud computing company to reach this milestone
  • Ranked the #3 fastest-growing technology company behind Google by Forbes
  • Won a Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Award for  
  • Named to Fortune's list of the 100 Best Places to Work
  • Held its largest Dreamforce user conference ever with more than 10,000 attendees, and its first Dreamforce Europe Foundation implementation of the 1/1/1 Model
  • 1% Time: More than 125,000 employee hours have been donated in service
  • 1% Product: More than 5200 nonprofits in 60 countries are utilizing donated and discounted licenses of Salesforce CRM
  • 1% Equity: More than $13 million in grants distributed to organizations around the world such as, Room to Read, Transfair, U-Turn Homeless Ministry and World Toilet Organization


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