Salesforce.com Placed in the Visionaries Quadrant of Enterprise Application Server Magic Quadrant 2Q08
SAN FRANCISCO -June 3, 2008
Force.com Platform-as-a-Service provides the necessary tools and services for business
application creation and delivery - without the cost and complexity of software infrastructure
- Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM),
the market and technology leader in Software-as-a-Service and Platform-as-a-Service, today
announced that it has been positioned in the Visionaries Quadrant by Gartner, Inc. in the 'Magic
Quadrant for Enterprise Application Servers, 2Q08' by Y. Natis, et al, April 24, 2008.
"We believe the Force.com Platform being named to the Visionaries Quadrant by Gartner in its
Enterprise Application Server Magic Quadrant signals the industry's inevitable shift to SaaS and
PaaS for application creation and delivery," said Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO of salesforce.com.
"Salesforce.com is honored to be named to the quadrant and we will continue to be dedicated to
industry leadership, technology innovation and customer success on demand."
"We have been able to build Apttus into a profitable company in a less than a year's time by
choosing the Force.com Platform," said Kirk Krappe, CEO of Apttus, a provider of on-demand contract
and proposal management solutions. "The efficiencies created by developing on the Force.com
Platform significantly improved our time to market, and allowed us to focus on building an
innovative contract and proposal management application, instead of managing and maintaining
Force.com PaaS Moves Application Development and Delivery into the
The Force.com Platform-as-a-Service gives ISVs and corporate IT departments a comprehensive
set of tools and application services to build any business application and run it in the cloud on
the salesforce.com infrastructure. Force.com is being used to build everything from departmental
applications - like project management and approval tracking - to large scale, business critical
applications processing thousands of transactions per second - like financials and contract
Force.com provides the ability to define the data, business logic, security policies and user
interface of an application. Applications also get built-in reporting/analytics, support for
multiple languages, multiple currencies and can be integrated with on premise applications like
SAP, Oracle Financials, or Web 2.0 services like Google Apps. Applications running on Force.com
leverage the same proven platform that powers the salesforce.com CRM applications, which support
tens of thousands of customers and more than a million users. High availability and disaster
recovery services are built into the core of the platform and are automatically inherited by any
application running on it.
To get started with a Force.com free trial account, visit http://force.com/.
Salesforce.com placed in the visionaries quadrant of Gartner Enterprise Application Server
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