Salesforce.com Pushes On-Demand Model with Winter ’05

Salesforce.com today announced the expansion of its on-demand service with Winter ’05. The product line includes Salesforce.com Winter ’05, Supportforce.com Winter ’05, sforce 5.0 and the new on-demand customization toolkit, Customforce.com.

Winter ’05 will provide the applications, customization toolkit and integration platform to enable companies to run their entire infrastructure using an on-demand strategy, the company said in a statement.

On-Demand

Moving beyond CRM, Salesforce will now allow companies to build on-demand applications for finance, IT and human resources.

“With Winter ’05, we are able to provide our engineering and product development organizations the same type of on-demand benefits our sales and support organizations currently enjoy,” David Brooks, director of CRM at Magma Design Automation, said in a statement released by Salesforce.com.

Magma has used Salesforce.com for almost two years.

“Our entire product lifecycle, from bug tracking and release management to software delivery, now runs as an on-demand application built with Customforce.com,” Brooks said.

User Conference

Announced at Salesforce.com’s second annual user and developer conference, Winter ’05 will be available to all 12,000 customers and 185,000 paying subscribers worldwide on November 15, 2004.

Salesforce.com’s unique on-demand model immediately delivers all the benefits of Winter ’05 to the entire salesforce.com customer base, at no extra cost, while preserving the integrity of existing customization and integration for every customer, the company said in a statement.

Winter ’05 is available in Personal, Team, Professional and Enterprise Editions.

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