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Salesforce Celebrates 15 Years of Innovation [Infographic]


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From its humble beginnings in a San Francisco apartment until today, the past 15 years of has been paved with milestones of growth, innovation and customer success. To celebrate, we took a look back in time and created an infographic to showcase some of the major milestones along the way. We're humbled by the support of our customers, partners and employees -- and can't wait for the next 15.

Join the celebration by sharing your own story, memory, or moment with the hashtag #salesforce15 and visit The past 15 years have been truly amazing and we look foward to the future as we shape it together!

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Salesforce Celebrates 15 Years of Innovation [Infographic]

  1. 1. Celebrating #salesforce15 The vision that started it all Success. Not Software.® declares the end of software. An entirely new way to work is born. 1999 2000 “Predicting the future is simple. The future is what we imagine.” Marc Benioff CEO, Say hello to Sales Cloud. The Foundation launches the 1:1:1 model of integrated philanthropy, leveraging our technology, people, and resources to improve communities around the world. 2001 InfoWorld’s Top 10 Technology of the Year. 3,500 The number of Salesforce customers reaches 3,500. In 5 years, it will be 10,000. “Our sales teams sell even better with Salesforce.” 2003 has a global presence with offices in Australia, France, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Spain, and the UK. 1st Dave Schwehm VP of Community Solutions, Time Warner Cable 1,300+ More than 1,300 customers and partners come together for the first Dreamforce. 2004 2005 goes public. welcomes its 500th employee. 50,000,000 For the first time, 50 million transactions are recorded in one day on the Salesforce platform. The world goes social 2006 100 26,000 AppExchange Partners. 29,000+ Successful Customers. AppExchange Installs. “Salesforce is helping us become a customercentric company.” Jeroen Tas Chief Executive Officer, Informatics Solutions and Services, Philips Healthcare Employees log 70,000 volunteer hours. 2007 Largest customer deployment to date with Japan Post. IdeaExchange (today’s Success Community) launches, inviting customers to contribute new feature ideas for future releases. 2008 Ranked by Forbes as one of the fastest growing technology companies in the world. “Salesforce helps us align to meet our customer needs.” Toru Takahashi President, Japan Post Named as one of the world’s most ethical companies by Ethisphere magazine. Mobile takes off 10,000 Registered attendees. 51,000+ Successful Customers. named to Fortune's '100 Best Companies to Work For' list. 2009 $14,000,000+ “Salesforce is a critical part of our community outreach. We work together to help the public.” John Crary CIO, American Red Cross $14 million in grants given away by the Foundation. Summer ’09 is the 29th major product release in 10 years. First application built on for the iPhone launches. Service Cloud launches. Employees log over 125,000 volunteer hours. 2010 “Salesforce gives us the ability to listen to our customer, to respond to our customer in the most appropriate way.” Christina Scott CIO, Financial Times Chatter, the enterprise social network, launches. Employees, partners, and customers connect like never before. 400,000,000 By 2010, 400 million transactions are recorded on the Salesforce platform every day. 2011 Toyota Friend is created, connecting cars and Toyota owners with Chatter. 92,000 More than 92,000 register to attend Dreamforce, nearly doubling in just one year. “Salesforce helps us build deeper connections between our customers and their cars.” Akio Toyoda President, Toyota Motor Corporation 2012 100,000+ Successful Customers. Marketing Cloud launches. Everything is connected 7,000+ The number of employees reaches 7,000. 2013 acquires ExactTarget 143,000 Dreamforce named as world’s largest software conference with over 143,000 registered to attend. “We’re a modern furniture company. And our systems should also be modern. Salesforce is perfect for that.” John McPhee COO, Design Within Reach The Salesforce1 Customer Platform launches, accelerating mobile app development for connected companies. 21,000+ 21,000 non-profit and higher education customers use Salesforce. 2014 Employees log more than 580,000 hours of volunteer service. 580,000+ 13,000+ Over 13,000 employees work for worldwide. Ranked #7 on Fortune's 'Best Companies to Work For' list 2,000+ 2,000,000 AppExchange Partners. “Salesforce keeps track of everything for us.” Brian Spaly CEO, Trunk Club AppExchange Installs. 1,032,000 The Salesforce customer community grows to 1 milion members. 50,000 50,000 Salesforce experts earn professional Certification. 1,500,000 Registered Salesforce developers. 1,700,000,000 1.7 billion transactions happen in a single day on the Salesforce platform. THANK YOU to our customers, partners, and employees for 15 amazing years. #salesforce15