Named By Business 2.0 as a Next Net 25 Company for AppExchange

An honoree in Next Net 25's "Under the Hood" category, AppExchange is recognized as one of the leading web-based platforms on which other software and businesses can be built

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — March 22, 2006 — [NYSE: CRM], the technology and market leader in on-demand customer relationship management (CRM), today announced that has been named by Business 2.0 as a Next Net 25 company. Recognized in the "Under the Hood" category,'s AppExchange was named as a leading Web-based platform on which other software and businesses can be built. AppExchange is the on-demand platform that communities of users are plugging in to today for the infrastructure needed to take full advantage of The Business Web. joins new web 2.0 companies like Writely, Zimbra, and Bloglines as well as established players such as Yahoo!, Google, Skype and Microsoft in being honored by Business 2.0.

Business 2.0, a premier publication which explores the new ways smart companies — and the people who lead them — are using strategy, technology, and innovation to succeed, wrote in its March 2006 issue, "The Next Net 25 identifies companies whose approaches help illuminate where the Web is headed and where the opportunities lie. The Next Net creates endless possibilities for entrepreneurs and established players alike to take advantage of the Web's new power." The article can be found at

"We believe the AppExchange is the platform for The Business Web, and we are pleased that a visionary publication like Business 2.0 recognizes the contribution we are making to the future of on-demand. By leveraging the creativity and expertise of our partners and customers, the AppExchange offers a portfolio of innovative and useful on-demand applications to suit every business need," said Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO. "We are honored to be recognized by Business 2.0 and hope to continue to revolutionize the way business manage and share information on demand." is the world's most widely used on-demand CRM product and a leader in on-demand applications. In the last few months, has been honored with the following accolades: InfoWorld CRM Technology of the Year for the third consecutive year, TMC Labs 2005 Innovation Award, HBSA 2005 Entrepreneurial Company of the Year, CRM Magazine's 2005 Market Leader Award for Enterprise, Midmarket and Small Business Suite CRM, SIIA's 2005 Codie Awards for Best Customer Relationship Management Solution and Best Application Management Solution, ISM's 2005 Top 15 CRM,'s 2005 Best Sales Force Automation Solution and the Windows IT Pro Readers' Choice Award for CRM Software.

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