One of the top questions Gartner receives from clients evaluating salesforce.com is, why are salesforce.com services so expensive versus the competition? With the recent introduction of salesforce.com’s Performance Edition (see “Salesforce.com Announces New Comprehensive CRM Edition”), customers who would have purchased Unlimited Edition (no longer available) are paying 25% to 35% higher prices than they [...]
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by Robert Desisto | February 21, 2014 | 1 Comment
by Robert Desisto | September 20, 2013 | Comments Off
Gartner has released the 2013 vendor rating for salesforce.com. All 2012 ratings have been updated and new catagories have been added including Marketing Cloud, Communities, and work.com. The vendor rating was developed by a team of 12 Gartner analysts representing multiple application and service areas. It is a good read for both existing salesforce.com customers and salesforce.com prospects.
by Robert Desisto | September 17, 2013 | Comments Off
On 12 August 2013, Salesforce.com announced its first major pricing and packaging overhaul in eight years by eliminating Unlimited Edition from its portfolio and launching the new Performance Edition to appeal to broad CRM projects. The new Performance Edition will combine Service and Sales cloud and continue to provide free access to Force.com for Performance [...]
by Robert Desisto | August 22, 2013 | Comments Off
During the earlier part of the summer I was enjoying a vacation in Hawaii. I took a peak a my iPhone and I saw a flurry of email about the partnership Oracle annouced with salesforce.com. Knowing both vendors very well my first impression and ultimate conclusion was the annoucement was more about hype then any [...]
by Robert Desisto | May 10, 2013 | Comments Off
An org in the salesforce.com vernacular is a logical instance of data and metadata for a set of users. Selecting single org, multi org or a combination remains a key decision that will improve the effectiveness of salesforce.com projects for which business application managers are responsible. In a research note I recently published, How to [...]
by Robert Desisto | August 13, 2012 | Comments Off
Although it wasn’t publicized on its website, salesforce.com enables its customers to purchase its Sales Cloud Professional solution, with add-on Enterprise Edition features at no additional cost. Just wrote a detailed research note, Save Money With Salesforce.com’s Professional and a la Carte Enterprise Features, that helps clients evaluate whether this option makes sense for them.
by Robert Desisto | July 19, 2012 | Comments Off
The 2012 Sales Force Automation Magic Quadrant is officially published. We had one new leader emerge, one vendor drop from inclusion and a new product added that was not included in the 2011 Magic Quadrant. The magic quadrant evaluation process had the usual vendor claims, “Why is Vendor “A” have a better position than we [...]
by Robert Desisto | October 7, 2011 | Comments Off
Salesforce.com reinforced its strategy for social and mobile technologies with a number of announcements at Dreamforce 2011. The social enterprise is its latest marketing theme, introduced at Dreamforce 2011 to elevate awareness of the salesforce.com’s current cloud offerings, such as Chatter. This research note http://www.gartner.com/resId=1815914 analyzes the mobile, social and platform elements of salesforce.com’s announcements [...]
by Robert Desisto | September 16, 2011 | Comments Off
It was assumed that the CRM SaaS market would be a zero sum game. Success of Microsoft would come at the expense of market share leader salesforce.com. However, there is evidence to the contrary. Two specific market events directly go against the prevailing wisdom that Microsoft’s gain would be Salesforce.com’s loss, or vice versa. Salesforce.com [...]
by Robert Desisto | September 8, 2011 | Comments Off
Spurned on by recent press hype, I have been inundated with calls from clients about a supposedly new concept called SaaS Enterprise License Agreements. Despite claims made by some vendors this is not a new concept, even for vendors who are making claims that it is new have been offering it for years. Sometimes vendors [...]