's Salesforce Summer '05 Named Best in its Category in "Products of the Year" Awards

Salesforce Summer '05 earns Gold Award, the highest honors in 'sales force automation for enterprises' category for its flexible deployment, performance, ease of use and integration

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — February 7, 2006 — [NYSE: CRM], the technology and market leader in on-demand customer relationship management (CRM), today announced that Salesforce Summer '05 has been awarded the "Gold Award" in the 'sales force automation for enterprises' category by TechTarget's 2005 "Products of the Year" awards.

Salesforce Summer '05 was chosen from among more than 75 new products submitted for consideration to editors in 12 categories. The awards were judged by a team of users, industry experts, analysts and consultants in conjunction with the editors of Judges selected the Products of the Year among CRM products introduced, upgraded and shipped between September 30, 2004 and October 1, 2005.

"Enterprise companies are fast learning that a sales force automation (SFA) application only works if the sales force is using it and using it properly," said editors. "With that in mind, Salesforce's flexible deployment, performance and ease of use and integration earned it top honors in the enterprise SFA category this year."

Salesforce Summer '05 builds on the industry's leading on-demand sales force automation product with comprehensive and customizable sales methodologies, enhanced forecasting capabilities, and marketing analytics and mass address updates.

"We are honored that recognized our technology, as well as our commitment to meeting and exceeding enterprise needs," said Chairman and CEO Marc Benioff. "The unmatched capabilities, customizability, and usability of Salesforce Summer '05 make it the ideal enterprise SFA solution." is the world's most widely used on-demand CRM product and a leader in on-demand applications. In the last few months, has been honored with the following accolades: InfoWorld CRM Technology of the Year for the third consecutive year, TMC Labs 2005 Innovation Award, HBSA 2005 Entrepreneurial Company of the Year, CRM Magazine's 2005 Market Leader Award for Enterprise, Midmarket and Small Business Suite CRM, SIIA's 2005 Codie Awards for Best Customer Relationship Management Solution and Best Application Management Solution, ISM's 2005 Top 15 CRM,'s 2005 Best Sales Force Automation Solution and the Windows IT Pro Readers' Choice Award for CRM Software.

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