Receives Intelligent Enterprise 2009 Editors' Choice Award for Fourth Consecutive Year, Named to Intelligent Enterprise Dozen

Company recognized for exceptional vision, innovation and leadership

SAN FRANCISCO - February 27, 2009 - [NYSE: CRM], the enterprise cloud computing company, today announced that it has received a 2009 Editors' Choice Award from Intelligent Enterprise.  This is the fourth consecutive year has received the award, which recognizes companies for exceptional vision, technology innovation and customer leadership in attaining strategic objectives.  The company was also named to the "Intelligent Enterprise Dozen," described as the "the most influential companies for intelligent enterprises in 2009."

" is honored to be recognized once again by the panel of Intelligent Enterprise editors and judges for delivering the benefits of cloud computing to our customers," said Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO of "As we mark our tenth anniversary, we are focused on raising the bar for business solutions that are easy to deploy and manage, cost effective and that offer a fast return on customers' investments."

"Smart enterprises will have to make the most of technology to outmaneuver the competition and navigate the shoals of fast-changing and challenging economic conditions," said Doug Henschen, editor-in-chief, Intelligent Enterprise. "We present our 10th Annual Intelligent Enterprise Editors' Choice Awards to guide our readers toward innovative and influential vendors, whether large or small, that have been leading the way toward easier and more comprehensive use of information, deeper and timelier insight, and more flexible and efficient applications and business processes."

In naming its Award recipients, Intelligent Enterprise states: "Clearly the standard setter in the world of software as a service (SaaS), continues to refine its core offering, providing points of integration to sync information back into the enterprise and a user interface that non-technical types love."

Intelligent Enterprise also recognizes for its ground-breaking Platform: "The company also has innovated with its "platform as a service," making it simpler for customers and partners to deliver all kinds of enterprise apps. In short, will continue to define how SaaS and the larger cloud computing market evolve."

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