Salesforce.com Wins Aberdeen Group's 'What Works' Award

Aberdeen Report Awards One of Its Top Ten Significant CRM Implementations

Of 2000 to Salesforce.com



Apr 11, 2001, 01:00 ET from Salesforce.com

    SAN FRANCISCO, April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Salesforce.com, the worldwide
 market leader in delivering enterprise applications as online services, today
 announced that The Aberdeen Group, a leading market analysis and positioning
 services firm, awarded Salesforce.com's CRM implementation at Siemens Power
 Transmission & Distribution with its "What Works" award. The "What Works"
 award is given to the top ten significant CRM implementations of 2000. Each
 award is backed by a case study on the CRM supplier, the customer and the
 implementation strategy.
     "We are honored to receive such a prestigious award from the Aberdeen
 Group," said John Dillon, CEO of Salesforce.com. "We feel our implementation
 at Siemens is just one of many customer successes. Companies of all sizes can
 be more effective by using our complete, powerful online CRM service."
     The Aberdeen Group's "What Works" award throws out conventional
 vendor-oriented yardsticks such as size, market share or the SIC code of the
 end user customer. Instead, the award focuses on examples of excellence in CRM
 implementation.
     "Salesforce.com provided a compelling story of implementation excellence
 with its easy to use and cost-effective, sales force automation solution,"
 said Denis Pombriant, report editor and a CRM research director at Aberdeen
 Group. "The Siemens implementation is a good example of how Salesforce.com can
 deliver results for companies that need to quickly graduate from primitive
 deal tracking to true sales management."
     Three years old and growing rapidly, Siemens Power Transmission
 & Distribution needed something more than Excel spreadsheets to handle its
 $600 million in sales. They turned to Salesforce.com to manage the CRM
 process.
     "What we're doing with salesforce.com had to be done. There was no way
 around it. From my perspective, salesforce.com is far and away the most
 effective and affordable solution we've come upon. It's certainly saved us
 time and money," said Mike Bauer, northern region vice president of sales and
 marketing.
     Designed for companies of any size, salesforce.com provides powerful
 online customer relationship management applications designed to help
 companies increase productivity, maximize efficiency, remain competitive and
 enhance relationships with their customers. Currently, more than 2,000, out of
 over 25,000 currently registered organizations, are using salesforce.com on a
 global level including Bertlitz, Broadvision and New World Commerce.
     Salesforce.com believes the Internet has "democratized" enterprise
 software. Companies no longer have to tolerate expensive, risky,
 difficult-to-use software that takes months and years to install and offers
 little or no return on investment. The company provides powerful online CRM as
 a subscription web-based service and charges $50 per user per month with the
 first five users as a free trial.
 
     About salesforce.com
     Founded in March 1999, salesforce.com (www.salesforce.com) delivers
 traditional enterprise software as an online service. Designed for companies
 of any size, salesforce.com exploits the power of the Internet to help
 businesses to safely and securely manage, share and leverage their critical
 sales and customer information anytime, anywhere. A network of featured
 distribution partnerships including Yahoo! and IBM, provide salesforce.com as
 an integrated part of their online offerings. Recently, salesforce.com has
 been given some of the industry's top honors including "Company to Watch" the
 Demo 2000 Conference (February 2000), Upside Magazine's "Hot 100" (May 2000),
 and "Investor's Choice" at the Enterprise Outlook Conference (June 2000), PC
 Magazine's "Top 100 Web Sites of 2000," and Information Week's "Top 100 ASPs."
 Salesforce.com is based in San Francisco, CA. For more information about the
 company, visit www.salesforce.com or call 800-NO-SOFTWARE.
 
 

SOURCE Salesforce.com
    SAN FRANCISCO, April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Salesforce.com, the worldwide
 market leader in delivering enterprise applications as online services, today
 announced that The Aberdeen Group, a leading market analysis and positioning
 services firm, awarded Salesforce.com's CRM implementation at Siemens Power
 Transmission & Distribution with its "What Works" award. The "What Works"
 award is given to the top ten significant CRM implementations of 2000. Each
 award is backed by a case study on the CRM supplier, the customer and the
 implementation strategy.
     "We are honored to receive such a prestigious award from the Aberdeen
 Group," said John Dillon, CEO of Salesforce.com. "We feel our implementation
 at Siemens is just one of many customer successes. Companies of all sizes can
 be more effective by using our complete, powerful online CRM service."
     The Aberdeen Group's "What Works" award throws out conventional
 vendor-oriented yardsticks such as size, market share or the SIC code of the
 end user customer. Instead, the award focuses on examples of excellence in CRM
 implementation.
     "Salesforce.com provided a compelling story of implementation excellence
 with its easy to use and cost-effective, sales force automation solution,"
 said Denis Pombriant, report editor and a CRM research director at Aberdeen
 Group. "The Siemens implementation is a good example of how Salesforce.com can
 deliver results for companies that need to quickly graduate from primitive
 deal tracking to true sales management."
     Three years old and growing rapidly, Siemens Power Transmission
 & Distribution needed something more than Excel spreadsheets to handle its
 $600 million in sales. They turned to Salesforce.com to manage the CRM
 process.
     "What we're doing with salesforce.com had to be done. There was no way
 around it. From my perspective, salesforce.com is far and away the most
 effective and affordable solution we've come upon. It's certainly saved us
 time and money," said Mike Bauer, northern region vice president of sales and
 marketing.
     Designed for companies of any size, salesforce.com provides powerful
 online customer relationship management applications designed to help
 companies increase productivity, maximize efficiency, remain competitive and
 enhance relationships with their customers. Currently, more than 2,000, out of
 over 25,000 currently registered organizations, are using salesforce.com on a
 global level including Bertlitz, Broadvision and New World Commerce.
     Salesforce.com believes the Internet has "democratized" enterprise
 software. Companies no longer have to tolerate expensive, risky,
 difficult-to-use software that takes months and years to install and offers
 little or no return on investment. The company provides powerful online CRM as
 a subscription web-based service and charges $50 per user per month with the
 first five users as a free trial.
 
     About salesforce.com
     Founded in March 1999, salesforce.com (www.salesforce.com) delivers
 traditional enterprise software as an online service. Designed for companies
 of any size, salesforce.com exploits the power of the Internet to help
 businesses to safely and securely manage, share and leverage their critical
 sales and customer information anytime, anywhere. A network of featured
 distribution partnerships including Yahoo! and IBM, provide salesforce.com as
 an integrated part of their online offerings. Recently, salesforce.com has
 been given some of the industry's top honors including "Company to Watch" the
 Demo 2000 Conference (February 2000), Upside Magazine's "Hot 100" (May 2000),
 and "Investor's Choice" at the Enterprise Outlook Conference (June 2000), PC
 Magazine's "Top 100 Web Sites of 2000," and Information Week's "Top 100 ASPs."
 Salesforce.com is based in San Francisco, CA. For more information about the
 company, visit www.salesforce.com or call 800-NO-SOFTWARE.
 
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