Salesforce.com Positioned as a Leader in the Magic Quadrant for Sales Force Automation
Evaluation based on completeness of vision and ability to execute
SAN FRANCISCO (August 25, 2010) – Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM), the enterprise cloud computing (http://www.salesforce.com/cloudcomputing/) company, today announced it has been recognized by Gartner as a Leader in the Magic Quadrant for Sales Force Automation (July 2010). According to Gartner, “Leaders demonstrate a market-defining vision of how technology can help the top sales executives achieve business objectives. Leaders have the ability to execute against that vision through products, services and demonstrated solid business results in the form of revenue and earnings. Leaders have significant successful customer deployments in North America, EMEA and Asia/Pacific in a wide variety of vertical industries with multiple proof points above 500 users.”
Recent momentum for Salesforce CRM:
- This recognition follows Salesforce CRM’s placement as a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: CRM Suites for Mid-Sized Organizations, Q2 2010 (June 16, 2010), The Forrester Wave™: CRM Suites for Large Organizations, Q2 2010 (June 16, 2010) and The Forrester Wave™: CRM Suites Customer Service Solutions, Q3 2010 (July, 2010).
- The recognition also follows Salesforce CRM’s leadership in the recently announced 2010 CRM Market Awards, where salesforce.com swept the CRM Suite categories for the second straight year, winning the Enterprise Suite CRM, Midmarket Suite CRM and Small-Business Suite CRM Awards.
- Adding to the honors at the 2010 CRM Market Awards, salesforce.com garnered the Sales Force Automation Market Award for the fourth year in a row and salesforce.com chairman and CEO Marc Benioff was named an “Influential Leader” in 2010 for the fifth time in the awards’ history.
Comments on the News:
- “We believe salesforce.com’s Magic Quadrant position reflects our continued leadership in the industry,” said Alex Dayon, EVP of CRM, salesforce.com. “And as we continue to innovate, delivering additional functionality like Chatter to customers at no additional cost, we are driving even higher levels of customer success with the Sales Cloud.”
- The Gartner Sales Force Automation Magic Quadrant report is available at https://www.salesforce.com/form/pdf/sfa_magiicquadrant_gartner.jsp?d=70130000000FLYR
- To see an overview of Salesforce CRM, visit: http://www.youtube.com/salesforce#p/c/C93C2947B87CD0F1/0/_r1H7OK8lzY
- More information on Sales Cloud 2 is available at http://www.salesforce.com/crm/sales-force-automation/
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About the Magic Quadrant
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Salesforce.com is the enterprise cloud computing company. Based on salesforce.com’s real-time, multitenant architecture, the company’s platform and CRM applications (http://www.salesforce.com/crm) have revolutionized the way companies collaborate and communicate with their customers, including:
- The Sales Cloud, for sales force automation and contact management
- The Service Cloud, for customer service and support solutions
- Chatter, for social collaboration
- The Force.com platform, for custom application development
- The AppExchange, the world’s leading marketplace for enterprise cloud computing applications
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