Bull's Eye Awards: Cloud Computing Program of the Year

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    Chris Gonsalves

    | Posted 2009-12-22



The relationship between Salesforce.com and its partners is one of true symbiosis. Over the past 10 years, thousands of partners have built successful businesses around Salesforce.com's technologies and distribution channels. Coincidentally, partners have played a critical role in making Salesforce's CRM applications and its Force.com platform market leaders.

Partners work with Salesforce.com mainly through the San Francisco vendor's ISV Partner Program and Consulting Partner Program. Both deliver an impressive array of programs, tools and resources to help partners succeed.

By eliminating the headache of building and maintaining IT infrastructure, Salesforce.com lets partners quickly deliver cloud-based CRM and custom application solutions that transform the way their customers run their business. And with the Force.com platform, consulting partners can extend beyond traditional CRM functionality with custom apps that support all areas of a customer’s business: HR, accounting, compliance management, for example.

In the ISV Partner Program, more than 500 ISVs are building their cloud businesses using Salesforce's Force.com platform and taking their SaaS and cloud applications to market through a variety of distribution and marketing channels. All Salesforce.com ISV partners receive technical and marketing support. All ISV Partner Program participants start at the Registered level and advance by demonstrating successful adoption of their solutions by customers.

Meanwhile, more than 1,000 innovative consulting firms are working through the Salesforce.com Consulting Partner Program to help businesses of all sizes implement and build cloud applications.

In each segment of the partner program, in addition to providing partners with technical enablement, Salesforce.com offers educational resources, including a role-based curriculum, and a unique cloud computing certification program.

For that, Salesforce.com earns the Channel Insider Champion Bull’s Eye Award for Cloud Computing Program of the Year.

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