Webcom, Inc. Introduces WebSource CPQ for AppExchange at Dreamforce ‘05

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WebSource CPQ -- now available via AppExchange, salesforce.comÂ?s new on-demand application sharing service -- expands opportunity to order capabilities

Webcom, Inc. and salesforce.com (NYSE:CRM), the global leader in on-demand customer relationship management (CRM), today announced the availability of WebSource CPQ for AppExchange. Built on salesforce.com's Appforce on-demand platform, WebSource CPQ for AppExchange is available immediately for preview in the AppExchange, and will be generally available at the same time as the Salesforce Winter '06 release. Bridging the gap from opportunity to order, WebSource CPQ allows users to configure, price, quote and propose their offerings across multiple sales and distribution channels, anytime, anywhere. WebSource CPQ for AppExchange is one of 70 launch applications that are available through AppExchange, salesforce.com's new on-demand application sharing service.

WebSource CPQ for AppExchange was announced today in San Francisco at Dreamforce '05, salesforce.com's third annual user and developer conference.

With AppExchange, salesforce.com customers now have access to new applications that bring the benefits of salesforce.com to their entire business, letting them manage and share all of their company information on-demand. Using AppExchange, companies can easily add new apps to their existing Salesforce deployments, extending their success and making the full power and creativity of the salesforce.com customer and partner community available with just a click.

"The joint solution of Salesforce and WebSource CPQ will help us to more accurately forecast our revenue and inventory," said Alisa Garcia, Cray director of sales planning. "We are eager to begin using the integrated solution that is built on the Appforce platform, as it will extend the capabilities of salesforce.com allowing us to manage more of our information on demand" added Garcia.

"WebSource CPQ for AppExchange is an example of the types of business critical on-demand applications that will now be available to all our customers with just a few clicks," said Adam Gross, Director of Product Marketing, salesforce.com. "We are pleased that Webcom has chosen to be a part of the world's first online exchange for on-demand applications built on the Appforce platform."

With WebSource CPQ, companies can:

  • Move effortlessly from opportunity to order.
  • Simplify the sales process and configure, price, quote and propose your product/service offerings across all channels, anytime, anywhere.
  • Generate any document on demand without any duplication of effort or data.
  • Drive increased revenues and margins, increased customer satisfaction, reduced costs and improved productivity.

WebSource CPQ addresses the complexities raised by multiple product choices, sales hierarchy, discounting rules, pricing rules and multiple channels, whether your business is selling complicated equipment, software or services. You can automate quoting, revisions, the approval process, as well as leverage guided-selling and self-service applications.

"Integrating WebSource CPQ to Salesforce via the Appforce platform was a natural next step for us in continuing to serve the needs of the Salesforce community," said Chris Lesar, Webcom executive vice president. "Early enthusiasm from customers and prospects convinced us we made the right decision."

AppExchange is the world's first on-demand application sharing service. Launched at Dreamforce '05, AppExchange features dozens of pre-built applications created by salesforce.com customers and partners. AppExchange enables all of these on-demand applications to be easily shared, exchanged and installed with one click into any salesforce.com account. AppExchange can be found at http://www.salesforce.com/appexchange.

Appforce is a complete on-demand platform that includes Appforce Builder, Appforce DB, Appforce API and the Appforce OS for development & deployment of multiple on-demand applications. Appforce provides unprecedented ease of customization and integration for Salesforce deployments, as well as enabling a whole new generation of on-demand applications that go beyond CRM.

About Webcom, Inc.

Webcom, Inc. provides software solutions that simplify the quote-to-order process for the selling of complex products and services. Requiring only a browser, WebSource CPQ allows customers to configure, price, quote and propose their offerings across multiple sales and distribution channels, anytime, anywhere. WebSource CPQ not only handles the traditional bill of material, routing and diagram generation tasks frequently associated with product configurators, but also addresses the guided selling, proposal generation and multi-level channel management tasks associated with sales configurators. The solution helps drive increased revenues and margins, increased customer satisfaction, reduced costs and improved productivity. Companies utilizing Webcom's products and services include Rockwell Automation, Danfoss, Corning Cable Systems, Verity, Grayhill and GE Industrial Systems. Founded in 1997, Webcom is a privately held corporation headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with offices in the USA and Europe. For more information, visit Webcom at http://www.webcominc.com or call 414-273-4442 (toll free 877-508-6323).

About salesforce.com

Salesforce.com is the market and technology leader in on-demand customer relationship management (CRM). The company's Salesforce family of on-demand applications enables customers to manage and share all of their sales, support, marketing and partner information on demand. Appforce, salesforce.com's on-demand platform, allows customers to customize and integrate the Salesforce family to meet their unique business needs, and build whole new powerful applications quickly and easily. Appforce applications are available via AppExchange, salesforce.com's on-demand application sharing service. Customers can also take advantage of salesforce.com's world-class training, support, consulting and best practices offerings.

As of July 31, 2005, salesforce.com manages customer information for approximately 16,900 customers and approximately 308,000 paying subscribers including Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), America Online (AOL), Automatic Data Processing (ADP), Avis/Budget Rent A Car (Cendant Rental Car Group), Dow Jones Newswires, Nokia, Polycom and SunTrust. 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 services 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://www.salesforce.com, or call 1-800-NO-SOFTWARE.

Salesforce.com is a registered trademark of, and Appforce and AppExchange are trademarks of, salesforce.com, Inc., San Francisco, California. Other names used may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Media Contact:

Chris Lesar

Webcom, Inc.

414-298-9229

clesar@webcominc.com

Press Contact:

Jane Hynes

Salesforce.com, Inc.

415-901-5079

jhynes@salesforce.com

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