2008

  • 67,900 customers (as of October 31, 2009)
  • 1.1 million subscribers (as of January 31, 2008)
  • 3,300 full-time employees (as of October 31, 2008)
  • $38 million in cash and non-cash giving (as of September 2008) by Salesforce.com Foundation
  • 100,000 Force.com developers
  • 85,000+ custom applications built on the Force.com platform
  • 800+ applications from 460+ partners available on the AppExchange 
  • 300,000+ test drives on the AppExchange
  • 11 million lines of Apex code; 34,000 custom interfaces created with Force.com pages
  • 5,000+ nonprofits in 56 countries using Salesforce CRM on a donated basis
  • $13+ million in grants distributed
  • 90,000+ salesforce.com employee hours donated across the globe
  • Acquired InStranet
  • Announced partnerships with Amazon.com Web Services and Facebook; extended partnership with Google
  • First Dreamforce Europe user conference
  • Ranked #2 fastest-growing technology company behind Google by Forbes
  • Ranked fastest-growing enterprise software company in the world by Barron’s
  • CRN ranks “software as a service” among Top 25 Tech Breakthroughs of All Time
  • Launched Force.com sites
  • Launched Salesforce CRM for Google Apps
  • CRM Magazine Market Leader Awards: Mid-Market CRM Suite, Sales Force Automation, Enterprise, and Small Business CRM Suites
  • SearchCRM Product of the Year Awards: Best Software Automation (Salesforce CRM SFA), Best Online Service (Salesforce CRM Customer Portal)
  • 2008 Codie Awards: Best On-Demand Platform (Force.com), Best Relationship Management Solution (Salesforce CRM), Best SaaS Solution (Salesforce CRM)
  • Forrester Groundswell Award: IdeaExchange
  • eWEEK Channel Insider’s Product of the Year: Best Business Application
  • eWEEK Excellence Award for Business Applications: Salesforce Spring ’08
  • 2008 TMC Labs Innovation Award: Salesforce CRM Call Center and Salesforce CRM Customer Portal
  • Customer Interaction Solutions 2008 IP Contact Center Technology Pioneer Award: Salesforce CRM Call Center and Salesforce CRM Customer Portal
  • Ethisphere magazine: Named one of the world’s most ethical companies for 2008
  • Aberdeen Group: Named salesforce.com one of the Top Ten Most Influential Technology Vendors
  • 2007 American Business Awards, Best New Product/Service (Computer Hardware or Services): Salesforce CRM for Google AdWords
  • CRM Magazine: Named Marc Benioff CEO of the Year

2007

  • 41,000 customers (as of January 31, 2008)
  • 1.1 million subscribers (as of January 31, 2008)
  • 2,600+ full-time employees (as of January 31, 2008)
  • $23 million in cash and non-cash giving by Salesforce.com Foundation
  • 70,000 community volunteer hours donated by salesforce.com employees
  • 2,600 nonprofits using Salesforce CRM on a donated basis 
  • Hit 100-million transactions in 1 day (July 26, 2007)
  • 700+ applications available on the AppExchange 
  • 245,000 test drives and 34,200 installations on the AppExchange
  • Ranked #3 on Forbes Top 25 Fastest Growing Companies 
  • CECP Award: 7th Annual Excellence in Corporate Philanthropy Award 
  • CODIE Award: Best On-Demand Platform and Best CRM (5th consecutive year)
  • InfoWorld: Technology of the Year (Salesforce CRM)
  • Launch Salesforce CRM Group Edition for Google AdWords 
  • Launch Salesforce CRM Content 
  • Ranked as one of the world’s most ethical companies by Ethisphere magazine
  • Won 4 CRM Market Awards, including Best Midmarket Suite CRM, Best Small Business Suite CRM , Best SFA, Influential Leader: Marc Benioff
  • Largest customer deployment with Japan Post Network– 40,000 subscriptions
  • Launch Visualforce
  • Launch Force.com “platform as a service”
  • InfoWorld 100 – Schumacher Group (for implementation of SFA)
  • Launch Salesforce CRM Ideas

2006

  • 29,800 customers and 646,000 subscribers (as of January 31, 2007)
  • 1,800+ full-time employees
  • $17,567,702 in cash and non-cash giving by Salesforce.com Foundation and 18,748 paid community volunteer hours logged by saleforce.com employees
  • 1,000 nonprofits now using company’s on-demand service free of charge; almost 40,000 employee hours donated globally
  • For the first time, 50-million transactions recorded in 1 day (July 31, 2006)
  • Launch AppExchange and development platform
  • More than 400 AppExchange applications created by salesforce.com partners and developers
  • 170,000 test drives on the AppExchange; 16,000 installations initiated
  • Launch Salesforce CRM Partners for channel management
  • Business Ethics magazine: 100 Best Corporate Citizens (#7)
  • InfoWorld: Technology of the Year (Salesforce CRM)
  • BusinessWeek: Top 100 Innovators Award  
  • Business 2.0: Next Net 25: AppExchange 
  • eWEEK: Excellence Award Winner
  • CODIE Award: Best CRM

2005

  • 20,500 customers and 393,000 subscribers (as of January 31, 2006)
  • 1,100+ full-time employees
  • $6,164,866 in cash and non-cash giving by Salesforce.com Foundation and 10,315 paid volunteer hours logged by salesforce.com employees
  • InfoWorld:Technology of the Year
  • Wired Magazine: The Wired 40 (#20)
  • InfoWorld: Top score in InfoWorld CRM Shootout 
  • AMR Research: Innovation Award 
  • CODIE Award: Best CRM and Best Application Management Solution (AppExchange)
  • SOA Web Services Journal: Best Grassroots Use of Web 2.0

2004

  • 13,900 customers and 227,000 subscribers (as of January 31, 2005)
  • 675+ full-time employees
  • $2,845,079 in cash and non-cash giving by Salesforce.com Foundation and 7,740 paid volunteer hours logged by salesforce.com employees
  • InfoWorld: Technology of the Year
  • PC Magazine: Editors’ Choice Award
  • Aberdeen: Top Ten “What Works” Award 
  • Forrester Research: Highest Overall Score, “Forrester Wave: Hosted Sales Force Automation”
  • CODIE Award for Best CRM 

2003

  • 8,700 customers and 127,000 subscribers (as of January 31, 2004)
  • 400+ employees with operations in USA, Australia, Japan, Ireland, UK, France, Spain, and Germany
  • $1,007,842 in cash and non-cash giving by Salesforce.com Foundation and 2,125 paid volunteer hours logged by salesforce.com employees 
  • Editors’ Choice Award, PC Magazine 
  • InfoWorld: Best Hosted Application Award
  • Forbes, Best of the Web
  • Forbes Top 10 Entrepreneurs (CEO)
  • Aberdeen: Top Ten “What Works” Award 
  • Computing Magazine: Enterprise Product of the Year 
  • CRM Excellence Award 
  • CODIE Award for Best CRM 
  • Points of Light Foundation Award for Excellence in Corporate Community Service

2002

  • 5,700 customers and 76,000 subscribers (as of January 31, 2003)
  • Launch Salesforce CRM Enterprise Edition with advanced functionality 
  • Launch wireless capabilities
  • PC Magazine, Editors’ Choice Award
  • Named to Computerworld Premier 100 
  • Influential Leader Award for CEO Marc Benioff
  • Aberdeen: Top Ten “What Works” Award 
  • CODIE Award for Best CRM

2001

  • 3,500 customers and 53,000 subscribers (as of January 31, 2002)
  • Launch first online CRM app encompassing sales force automation, marketing automation, and customer service and support 
  • InfoWorld’s Top 10 Technology of the Year
  • Cited as “Fastest Growing Online CRM Company” by Morgan Stanley 
  • AOL/Time Warner: 15th Annual National Philanthropy Day Awards Ceremony Recognition

2000

  • 1,500 customers and 30,000 subscribers (as of January 31, 2001)
  • Launch first online sales force automation solution aimed at CRM application market 
  • New headquarters: San Francisco’s Landmark Building in downtown San Francisco
  • Colin Powell helps launch Salesforce.com Foundation

1999

  • Founders launch salesforce.com in small San Francisco apartment
  • “The End of Software” revolution begins