Salesforce.com Announces 2nd Annual Appy Award Winners at Dreamforce
SAN FRANCISCO - salesforce.com Dreamforce Conference - September
Appy Awards honor salesforce.com customers, developers and partners who are leading the
Software-as-a-Service and Platform-as-a-Service revolution
- Salesforce.com [NYSE: CRM], the technology and market leader in
on-demand business services today announced the winners of the 2nd Annual Appy Awards at a special
award ceremony held at Dreamforce '07, the salesforce.com User and Developer Conference. Appy Award
winners represent the salesforce.com customers, partners and developers who've taken salesforce.com
and the on-demand industry to new levels of development, customization and application excellence.
The 16 Appy Award categories recognize achievements in innovation leveraging both
Software-as-a-Service and Platform-as-a-Service.
"The driving force behind salesforce.com's success has always been the innovation developed
by our community. The Appy Awards honor this contribution and represent the best of our 35,300
customers, 50,000 developers and thousands of partners," said salesforce.com chairman and CEO Marc
On September 18, Benioff and salesforce.com President Jim Steele presented awards to each
winner in the 16 separate categories to a capacity crowd at San Francisco's Moscone Center.
The 16 categories are: Dreamforce Best in Show, Best Force.com Native App by Customer and
Partner, Breakthrough App of the Year, Best Apex Developer, Outstanding Customer Innovation Award,
Best Non-Profit Deployment Award, Best Industry Deployment, Best Global Enterprise Deployment, Best
Force.com Integration, Best AppExchange Adopter, Chief Innovation Officer Award, Salesforce Sales
Excellence Award, Salesforce PRM Excellence Award, Salesforce Customer Service Excellence Award and
Salesforce Marketing Excellence Award. Winners were chosen by an internal panel of experts based on
a combination of usage metrics, technology innovation and business success related to their use of
Salesforce applications and the Force.com platform. In addition, over 50 AppExchange partners were
nominated for the Dreamforce Best in Show award and the winner was voted on by the attendees of
Dreamforce and users of Salesforce IdeaExchange.
Dreamforce Best in Show: VerticalResponse
Best Force.com Native App - Customer: Electronic Arts for Recruiting Application
Best Force.com Native App - Partner: Apttus Contract & Proposal Management
Breakthrough App of the Year: Model Metrics for Accelerate4Pharma
Best Apex Developer: Glenn Wilson, CRMfusion
Outstanding Customer Innovation Award: Dell for IdeaStorm
Best Non-Profit Deployment Award: Family Service Agency of San Francisco
Best Industry Deployment: TD AMERITRADE
Best Global Enterprise Deployment: Informa plc
Best Force.com Integration: KONE
Best AppExchange Adopter: SIRVA
Chief Innovation Officer Award: Doug Menefee, The Schumacher Group
Salesforce Sales Excellence Award: Sybase
Salesforce PRM Excellence Award: GFI Software
Salesforce Customer Service Excellence Award: QUALCOMM
Salesforce Marketing Excellence Award: SunGard
Force.com Platform and the AppExchange
Force.com reinvents the traditional development, deployment and distribution of any business
application with Platform-as-a-Service. Developers, customers and partners can use Force.com to
easily create a new generation of on-demand applications and deploy them worldwide as a
service. Force.com allows applications to be easily shared, exchanged and installed with a
few simple clicks via salesforce.com's AppExchange marketplace, enabling all the innovation that
Force.com unleashes to be easily distributed to the entire on-demand community.
The AppExchange economy continues to expand, with thousands of customers installing thousands
of applications via the AppExchange. Customers of all sizes can quickly and easily extend
Salesforce with additional on-demand business applications available on the AppExchange, found at
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