Salesforce.com Wins "Editors' Choice" from PC Magazine
SAN FRANCISCO - December 11, 2007
PC Magazine finds salesforce.com's latest release "should cause IT administrators to rethink
what to expect from an on-demand platform"
"Editor's Choice" distinction recognizes salesforce.com's industry leadership and customer
success delivered thru the Software-as-a-Service and Platform-as-a-Service model
- Salesforce.com [NYSE:
CRM], the market and technology leader in on-demand business services, today announced that
Salesforce Unlimited Edition has received "Editors' Choice" honors from PC Magazine as a top of the
line on-demand CRM application and platform. Salesforce Unlimited Edition is salesforce.com's
flagship solution for maximizing CRM success and extending it across the enterprise on the
According to PC Magazine, "With the release of salesforce.com Unlimited Edition, its latest
platform, the company is clearly hoping to expand its horizons. The idea is that customers will use
the service for all kinds of enterprise applications beyond CRM. The goal is ambitious, but the
enhancements to the platform's architecture and features should cause IT administrators to rethink
what to expect from an on-demand platform."
The article goes on to discuss new application development on the Force.com platform:
"Salesforce.com has created a strong development environment that lets programmers add more
significant customizations and build new applications. [Apex Code] should significantly improve the
performance of many applications and also enable new capabilities, such as transactional support,
that are critical when building enterprise applications."
Finally the review summarizes, "Overall, what I liked most about Salesforce.com is the way it
allows users to adapt the environment to fit their business needs. This is a mature platform."
The complete article can be found online at
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2704,2227190,00.asp and will be featured in the January 2008 issue
of PC Magazine.
"We are honored to receive the Editors' Choice award from PC Magazine for our
industry-leading platform and CRM applications and will continue to innovate and deliver success on
demand for our customers," said Clarence So, CMO, salesforce.com.
The Force.com Platform and Salesforce CRM applications are available to customers at the
Unlimited Edition level to give companies the capability to run their entire enterprise on demand.
Salesforce Unlimited Edition includes support for an unlimited number of custom-developed or third
party applications deployed via the AppExchange, greatly enhanced storage and customization
capabilities, premium support and administration, all the award-winning Salesforce
CRM features and capabilities
, and the
Salesforce Sandbox, which provides a fully replicated production environment of a company's
Salesforce deployment for secure development, testing and training purposes.
The multi-tenant Force.com Platform encompasses a complete feature set for the creation of
business applications such as an on-demand operating system, the ability to create any database on
demand, a workflow engine for managing collaboration between users, the Apex code programming
language for building complex logic, the Force.com Web Services API for programmatic access,
mash-ups, and integration with other applications and data, and now Visualforce for a framework to
build any user interface.
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Salesforce.com previously received "Editors' Choice" awards from PC Magazine in 2002, 2003
The company has received numerous recent awards and honors, including Forbes 25 Tech
Newcomers, the Excellence in Corporate Philanthropy Award from the Committee Encouraging Corporate
Philanthropy (CECP), the Business 2.i Leadership Award, the VARBusiness 60 Top Channel Executives,
two ISM Top 15 CRM Software Awards, Wired Magazine's Wired 40, two CODiE Awards from the Software
& Information Industry Association (SIIA), including best on-demand platform, the 2007 BPT
Partners Steppin' Out Award, Ethisphere Magazine's list of top ethical companies, the Stevie Award
for Best New Product or Service - Computer Hardware or Service, and the 2007 CRM Magazine Market
Award and Service Elite Award.
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