Editor's Note: Pricing and packaging has changed since 2013, please visit our pricing page here for more accurate details. 

We are excited to announce new pricing for our Force.com application development platform. Now new customers who want to build custom apps have two options to meet their needs: Force.com Enterprise Application and Force.com Light Application.

Aligned to Business Needs

With these new options, customers can choose the app functionality that's right for their business needs— either Light Application or Enterprise Application functionality — and the number of users that need access to the app.

Force.com Light Application provides all the functionality a company needs to deploy a custom mobile and social app on Force.com. Force.com Enterprise Application includes all Light Application functionality, plus enhanced sharing and access controls, advanced APIs for integration with 3rd party and back-office systems, and real-time data feeds. Any app built on either Force.com option comes standard with the trust and scale of the Salesforce Platform and includes drag & drop development, workflow, reports and dashboards, and a relational cloud database.

Check out this comparison guide to learn more about each option,

Existing Customers have a Choice

We’re making these changes based on feedback from customers who asked us for more flexibility and pricing options tailored to the way they build and use apps on Force.com. Existing Force.com customers can choose either of the new options or continue with their existing pricing.