Honored with Intelligent Enterprise 2008 Editors' Choice Award and Named to the Intelligent Enterprise Dozen for Technology and Customer Leadership

Intelligent Enterprise selected as the Editor's Choice Award for the third year in a row for establishing the Software-as-a-Service industry

SAN FRANCISCO - February 7, 2008 - [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 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 "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  "Being named to the 'Intelligent Enterprise Dozen' solidifies'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 for its achievements and its tremendous market impact."

This marks the third year in a row 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 coming year."

For more information or to view the complete list of Intelligent Enterprise Dozen companies, visit

About Intelligent Enterprise
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