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... proven marketing methodologies with intensive testing and a commitment to measuring marketing impact. The company's products and services focus on social media marketing, Web site optimization, searc...
Friday, 22 May 2009

...s, not their software," said Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO at salesforce.com. "Salesforce.com is the only company that can instantly and reliably provide the latest innovations to all of our customer...
Wednesday, 13 May 2009

The venerable management consulting firm, McKinsey & Company, released a thought-provoking analysis yesterday on cloud computing economics. The piece has generated a fair bit of attention because it's
Sunday, 12 April 2009

...ter and full fiscal year on Feb. 25, noting the $290 million represented record quarterly revenues for the company. Subscription and support revenues were $266 million, an increase of 35 percent over ...
Wednesday, 25 February 2009

...in some way. Salesforce has recently expanded its partnership base far beyond Google. Last month at the company's Dreamforce conference, Salesforce announced partnerships with Facebook and Amazon. ...
Friday, 12 December 2008

...onal software executives view their customers? Ordinarily, we'd ignore the musings of an executive whose company has destroyed massive shareholder value over the last 7 years - Lawson shares have lo...
Thursday, 11 September 2008

...out for about $45 - $100 per user/per month on a subscription basis, Pivotal 6.0 starts at $1500 a user, a company spokesperson says. The SaaS option is in the works for Pivotal, with a target date of...
Tuesday, 29 July 2008

...erprises, to build software as a service (SaaS) applications. Those applications are made available on the company's AppExchange. "Google and salesforce.com share a common vision for making the cl...
Friday, 27 June 2008

... that Salesforce Summer ’08 is live to all 43,600 salesforce.com customers. This solution represents the company’s 26th release in nine years and delivers the power of cloud computing to the enter...
Monday, 16 June 2008

...nd to transfer users' e-mail boxes from an older e-mail system to Gmail. Singh also noted that biotech company Genentech made a splash early in 2008 when it announced that it was deploying Google ...
Friday, 18 April 2008

...es customers the power to run multiple applications within the same Salesforce instance, allowing all of a company's Salesforce applications to share a common security model, data model, and user inte...
Thursday, 27 September 2007

...esforce.com credit for this one: IdeaExchange is one incredibly great idea (pun intended), and every smart company either will or soon should do the same. I've been meaning to blog about this since...
Saturday, 17 February 2007

...y for salesforce.com to do anything that makes anyone question its desirability as a business partner. The company could only expect to get away with the tactic you envision exactly once -- and we're ...
Wednesday, 31 January 2007

... about Salesforce.com not always putting it's interests ahead of its customers. Whereas a customer using a company's code illegally might result in an opportunity lost cost, the overall cost to the co...
Sunday, 28 January 2007

...m warning the targeted client/user? This is what has just happened with the SWIFT inter-bank messaging company which is Belgian, but handed over confidential customer data (banking transactions!) ...
Tuesday, 10 October 2006

...e. Before I close, let me point out that I founded and then ran for over a decade an Inc 500-recognized company that sold components for Visual Basic and later to .NET developers. I understand prog...
Monday, 09 October 2006

...ld need this area for this type of migration, however I think the price of that is ridiculous. What other company charges you for a test environment? As for downloading and testing applications let...
Friday, 18 August 2006

...parison doesn't always fly. In many small business cases, the Sys Admin is the business owner! And for the company that seasonally employs 10 sales reps but usually only needs one, the cost of those e...
Friday, 02 June 2006

....  Delete a user, lower your invoice (or get a credit.)  Imagine if your local electric power company was allowed to charge each of it's customers a flat rate equal to the rate for the pe...
Friday, 02 June 2006

...'s consider who cannot use SalesForce.com because of their self-centered and short-sighted contracts: Any company with sales that vary significantly by season.  Imagine if 75% of your sales occ...
Wednesday, 31 May 2006

...ually bypass them. For example, assume you want to update the address for ten (10) Contacts at the same company. Currently it is a very labor intensive projects.  It would be a lot easier if y...
Friday, 03 February 2006

... SalesForce.com intensely frustrating.  And I don't (always) mean the software, I typically mean the company policies towards it users. So I created this blog to have a place vent about SalesF...
Monday, 30 January 2006

... me. What's it worth after 2 years? ha! Net net, we've had great success with sf.com and as a small company, I feel its the only way to go. My piece of mind is worth more than the maybe, $1k ex...
Friday, 03 April 2009

...ms, when we tried to migrate from them it was a nightmare. Eventually we left them and managed to locate a company called www.WiredContact.co.uk we now pay less than half of what we were paying and ha...
Thursday, 28 August 2008

...from my mistakes. I have had been with Salesforce for about a year with a decent amount of licenses for my company. Least to say the support was not their, talking to a private consultant was to say t...
Friday, 07 September 2007

...re would see no limit. But Salesforce.com's customer-hostile culture will be their downfall when another company that is more customer-focused and has the resources aggressively targets Salesforce.c...
Tuesday, 24 April 2007

We thought we were the only ones with this feeling. Our company has the Enterprise edition as a result of feeling like the only way to get what we needed was to upgrade. Now we are at another impass
Tuesday, 24 April 2007

...s procedure, which should be a standard in any industry. But then just now we realized they did charge our company credit card without authorization, and they charged it for twice the amount we author...
Friday, 20 April 2007

...o much for Customer Relationship Management). Then we then started receiving threatening e-mails that our company was going to be reported to credit bureaus which could severely impact our future cre...
Sunday, 18 March 2007

John: You sound like you work for a F1000 company that doesn't have to worry so much about the cost of Professional. Professional edition is NOT inexpensive compared to most other solutions for small
Wednesday, 14 February 2007

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