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Salesforce Episode One

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Once upon a time on the lone planet earth, one of the top three planets in the galaxy, while digging into the archives of web, I found the first implementation of Salesforce.com. This page was designed by 3 developers and was architected by Marc Benioff himself. After trying to promote online, internet base CRM solution to oracle, when no one supported him, Marc Benioff went on to start a company himself. Taking a small startup fund from his former boss of Oracle, he opened Salesforce.com in 1999.

You can see the Stay informed and Join our Pilot program links below which formed the little community of Salesforce.com which grew massively on forums and ideaExchange now.




The day Salesforce.com was launched only one online newspaper carried an article for it,


“The 6-month-old startup, funded by Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, among others, will aim the service at companies with 10 to 200 salespeople. It will offer features found in traditional sales-force automation tools, including account management, contact management, opportunity management, forecasting, and reports. But unlike traditional packages, the service requires no implementation or maintenance by the customer.”

The link to the complete informationweek article on Web archive,

http://web.archive.org/web/20000302220511/www.informationweek.com/story/IWK19991206S0002

This Salesforce looks like a stone age considering the current one isn’t it?

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