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Salesforce.com Named World's Most Innovative Company by Forbes Magazine For a Record Fourth Consecutive Year

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Salesforce.com [NYSE: CRM], the world's #1 CRM platform, today announced it has been named by Forbes Magazine as the World's Most Innovative Company. This is the fourth consecutive year that salesforce.com has received this recognition. This comes on the heels of the company being chosen by FORTUNE as the World's Most Admired Software Company for the second year in a row and being ranked 7th on FORTUNE'S 100 Best Companies to Work For list. Salesforce.com is the fastest growing top ten software company and the world's #1 CRM platform.    

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  • "It's phenomenal to be recognized by Forbes for a record fourth year in a row as the World's Most Innovative Company," said Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO, salesforce.com. "It's a tribute to the salesforce.com team around the world and our constant focus on delivering customer success."

Salesforce.com and the Internet of Customers
Fifteen years ago, salesforce.com disrupted the enterprise software world with new models for technology, business and corporate philanthropy. And today, salesforce.com is the global leader in CRM, credited with pioneering enterprise cloud computing and inspiring a new philanthropic model for all to follow.

Salesforce.com continues to redefine how companies connect with customers in this new era of customer engagement. By 2020, according to Cisco, there will be 50 billion connected things – and behind every thing, every device and every app is a customer. When companies connect everything together in this Internet of Customers, they can create 1:1 experiences with customers across every channel.

Salesforce.com's dedicated employees, partners and customers have helped the company's industry-leading customer platform become the world's leading enterprise cloud ecosystem. Industries and companies of all sizes can connect to their customers in a whole new way using the latest innovations in mobile, social and cloud technology to sell, service, market and succeed like never before.

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About salesforce.com
Salesforce.com is the world's largest provider of customer relationship management (CRM) software. For more information about salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM), visit: www.salesforce.com.

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://salesforce.com, or call 1-800-NO-SOFTWARE.

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