Company to hold webcast at Noon PST today
SAN FRANCISCO — December 12, 2006 — Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM), the market and technology leader in on-demand business services, today announced an increase in its revenue outlook for its full fiscal year 2008. The company now expects revenue to be in the range of $710 million to $720 million for its fiscal year ending January 31, 2008. On November 15, 2006, salesforce.com said that it expected FY08 revenue to be between $700 million and $710 million.
"The continued momentum of our AppExchange ecosystem is creating expanded business opportunities for salesforce.com," said CEO, Marc Benioff. "In connection with the announcement of our AppStore strategy today which we will roll out in phases over the next 12 months, we are raising our revenue expectations for fiscal year 2008."
Marc Benioff will be hosting a lunch meeting today at 12:00PM (PST) /3:00PM (EST) to discuss the AppStore strategy. Attendance at the event is by invitation only. A live audio and slide webcast will be available on salesforce.com's Investor Relations website at www.salesforce.com/investor.
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