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Salesforce.com's Salesforce Summer '05 Named Best in Its Category in SearchCRM.com 'Products of the Year' Awards

Salesforce Summer '05 Earns Gold Award, the Highest Honors in 'Sales Force Automation for Enterprises' Category for Its Flexible

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Salesforce.com , 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 SearchCRM.com 2005 "Products of the Year" awards.

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Salesforce Summer '05 was chosen from among more than 75 new products submitted for consideration to SearchCRM.com editors in 12 categories. The awards were judged by a team of users, industry experts, analysts and consultants in conjunction with the editors of SearchCRM.com. 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 SearchCRM.com 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 SearchCRM.com recognized our technology, as well as our commitment to meeting and exceeding enterprise needs," said salesforce.com Chairman and CEO Marc Benioff. "The unmatched capabilities, customizability, and usability of Salesforce Summer '05 make it the ideal enterprise SFA solution."

Salesforce.com is the world's most widely used on-demand CRM product and a leader in on-demand applications. In the last few months, salesforce.com 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, CRMGuru.com's 2005 Best Sales Force Automation Solution and the Windows IT Pro Readers' Choice Award for CRM Software.

About SearchCRM.com

SearchCRM.com is the Web's most relevant and extensive guide dedicated to Customer Relationship Management (CRM) practitioners and decision makers. CRM is a business process that requires a special combination of customer-centric strategy and technical know-how. Visit SearchCRM.com for original daily news, expert tips, discussion forums, Webcasts and customized research that will help you develop, design and implement CRM initiatives. More information can be found at http://www.searchcrm.com/.

About salesforce.com

Salesforce.com is the market and technology leader in on-demand customer relationship management (CRM). The company's Salesforce suite of on-demand applications enables customers to manage and share all of their sales, support, marketing and partner information on-demand. AppExchange, salesforce.com's on-demand platform, allows customers and partners to build powerful new applications quickly and easily, customize and integrate the Salesforce suite to meet their unique business needs, and distribute and sell on-demand apps at http://www.appexchange.com/ . Customers can also take advantage of Successforce, salesforce.com's world-class training, support, consulting and best practices offerings.

As of October 31, 2005, salesforce.com manages customer information for approximately 18,700 customers and approximately 351,000 paying subscribers including Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), America Online (AOL), Automatic Data Processing (ADP), Avis/Budget Rent A Car (Cendant Rental Car Group), Dow Jones Newswires, Nokia, Polycom and SunTrust. Any unreleased services or features referenced in this or other press releases or public statements are not currently available and may not be delivered on time or at all. Customers who purchase salesforce.com applications should make their purchase decisions based upon features that are currently available. Salesforce.com has headquarters in San Francisco, with offices in Europe and Asia, and trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "CRM". For more information please visit http://www.salesforce.com/ , or call 1-800-NO-SOFTWARE.

NOTE: Salesforce.com is a registered trademark of, and AppExchange, and Successforce are trademarks of salesforce.com, Inc., San Francisco, California. Other names used may be trademarks of their respective owners.


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