Named a Finalist in Four SIIA Codie Award Categories, for Demonstrating Continued Corporate and Product Excellence

Company nominated in Excellence in Giving and Corporate Achievement award categories
State-of-the-art on-demand CRM solution nominated for Best Software Service and third consecutive Best CRM award, after winning in 2002 and 2003

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - January 8, 2004 -, the world leader in delivering on-demand applications, today announced that its industry-leading on-demand CRM solution has been named by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) as a finalist for the 2004 Codie Awards for Best Customer Relationship Management Solution and Best Software Service. This is the third consecutive year that has been a finalist for the Best CRM Award, having won in 2002 and 2003. The company is also a nominee for this year's Excellence in Giving (through the and Corporate Achievement Awards.

The Codie Awards showcase the finest companies, products and services in the software and information industry. was honored for its outstanding product and corporate achievement by being nominated for four of 46 Codie Awards, chosen from over 800 products and 600 companies by judges consisting of industry trade press, mainstream technology writers, industry experts and SIIA members. The Codie Awards provide the only peer recognition program in the software and information industry, a unique venue where companies compete for the praise of their competitors.

"In light of the intense competition this year, to be named a Codie Awards finalist is a tremendous honor and an important achievement," said Ken Wasch, SIIA President. "The SIIA is proud to recognize as a true leader in its field."

"Being named a finalist for the SIIA Codie Awards for Best Software Service and Best CRM Solution for the third consecutive year is a direct result of our unwavering dedication to the success of our 8,400 customers and 120,000 subscribers," said Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO, "The 14th generation of, Winter '04, delivers the stability, maturity, and state-of-the-art features and functionality that are the hallmarks of market-leading CRM, as evidenced by these two nominations."

"It is an additional honor to have the company's and the Foundation's efforts recognized in the Corporate Achievement and Excellence in Giving categories. These distinctions reinforce our commitment to the software-as-service model, which is changing the way the software industry delivers applications; and to the 1% model of integrating business and philanthropy, which is changing the way companies serve the communities in which they operate," said Benioff.

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