is the First Software-as-a-Service Company Placed on the S&P 500 Index will join Apple, Google and on the most widely watched index of large-cap US stocks

SAN FRANCISCO - September 15, 2008 - [NYSE: CRM], the market and technology leader in Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), today announced that Standard & Poor's has selected as the first Software-as-a-Service company to be placed on its S&P 500 index.

"The decision to add to the S&P 500 is a clear sign that the cloud computing has arrived," said Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO at "Every day, more than 47,000 customers rely on to help run their businesses.  Now that incredible record of success in cloud computing has a new home-- the S&P 500."

More than 47,700 customers and 1,100,000 subscribers globally are now standardizing on Salesforce CRM and the Platform-as-a-Service to run their businesses.

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