Announces Strategic Partnership with Deutsche Telekom and Invests for Growth in Germany Announces Strategic Partnership with Deutsche Telekom and
                        Invests for Growth in Germany

Deutsche Telekom and form strategic alliance in DACH --
announce corporate customer unit T-Systems is provider for new German Data
Centre and the primary reseller for's leading cloud services expands German headquarters in Munich, opens Berlin office sponsors Bundesverband Deutsche Start-Ups to foster Innovation
in new German companies, joining Facebook, Google and Lufthansa Systems

Bayer Vital, Commerzbank, Coca Cola Erfrischungsgetränke and Software AG are
connecting with customers in a whole new way with Salesforce, joining top DACH
companies including airberlin, BMW and Endress&Hauser

PR Newswire

MUNICH, July 3, 2014

MUNICH, July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- (NYSE:CRM), the world's #1
CRM platform, today announced strategic investments in Germany; Deutsche
Telekom's customer unit T-Systems has been named the provider for's German data centre and the company's strategic partner
throughout the DACH region, forming's first strategic alliance
in DACH. In addition, will expand its Munich headquarters and
has opened its Berlin office. also announced it will sponsor
Bundesverband Deutsche Start-Ups to foster innovation in new German companies,
joining Facebook, Google and Lufthansa Systems. Innovative German companies
Bayer Vital, Commerzbank, Coca Cola Erfrischungsgetränke and Software AG are
now connecting with customers in a whole new way with Salesforce, joining
leading German companies such as airberlin, BMW and Endress&Hauser.

Comments on the News

  o" sees tremendous opportunity for German customers to
    succeed in the cloud, and is making local investments that will accelerate
    customer success," said Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO,
    "Today we want to thank our German customers for helping make us one of
    the top 10 largest software companies in the world -- is
    the first cloud company to achieve this status."
  o"German companies are growing and succeeding with," said
    Miguel Milano, president, EMEA, "Today's announcements
    underscore's focus on delighting our German customer base
    and our ecosystem of partners and developers."
  o"Companies that want to benefit from the opportunities of the digital age
    have to master an ever broader technological spectrum – and Deutsche
    Telekom's corporate customers unit and are now working
    together to support them on that," said Tim Höttges, Chairman of the Board
    of Management, Deutsche Telekom. "Together with, we are
    expanding our range of simple and cost-effective cloud services,
    particularly for small and medium-sized enterprises, which form such a
    strong part of our economy in this country."
  o"Salesforce1 World Tour Munich is one of the biggest IT events in Germany
    this year and I am excited to join Marc onstage at the keynote," said
    Karl-Heinz Streibich, CEO, Software AG. "Software AG is completely
    transforming our relationships with customers, employees and partners with
    the latest in social, mobile and connected cloud technologies from and Software AG."

Deutsche Telekom and Now Strategic Partners in DACH has selected Deutsche Telekom's corporate customer unit
T-Systems as the provider for the previously announced data centre in Germany,
which will be powered 100 percent by renewable energy sources. This new data
centre,'s first in Germany, is expected to support the
company's cloud computing services across its growing customer base in the
region. The company plans to open three new data centres in Europe, including
data centres in the UK and France.'s first European data centre
is expected to open in the UK in 2014 while data centres in Germany and France
are expected to open in 2015.

In addition, the two companies today announced that T-Systems will also become
the primary reseller for's leading cloud services in the DACH
region. Expands German Presence
As part of its investment in Germany, the company today announced it plans to
significantly expand its German headquarters in Munich. The company also
announced it has opened a new office in Berlin to complement its current
German offices in Munich, Frankfurt and Dusseldorf. also
announced plans to add more than 500 new jobs across Europe, including in
Germany, during its fiscal year 2015.

Bundesverband Deutsche Start-Ups and to Foster Innovation in
German Start-Ups introduced a new partnership with Bundesverband Deutsche
Start-Ups to help new businesses grow and advance in Germany. Bundesverband
Deutsche Start-Ups is the voice of the start-up community in Germany,
representing interests of German start-ups in politics, and supporting startup
networking across Germany, with more than 200 members. joins
companies such as Facebook, Google and Lufthansa Systems as a sustaining
member. As part of the new agreement, the company plans to provide direct
mentoring and Salesforce product training to help the next generation of
German businesses grow and thrive.

Customer Growth Explodes in Germany and DACH Region
Leading companies including Bayer Vital, Coca Cola Erfrischungsgetränke,
Commerzbank, and Software AG have selected to drive innovation
and connect with their customers in a whole new way. They join top companies
including airberlin, BMW and Endress&Hauser as customers.

Commerzbank is using the Salesforce Marketing Cloud to run its social media
activities for private customers. Coca Cola Erfrischungsgetränke is using
Salesforce wall-to-wall to expand their customer relationships and to maximise
SAP data from their ERP systems to better manage those relationships.

Salesforce1 World Tour Munich: Germany's Largest Cloud Computing Event
The Salesforce1 World Tour Munich is Germany's largest cloud computing event.
The event will bring Salesforce experts, partners and customers together to
demonstrate how companies of all sizes and industries are leveraging the power
of Salesforce1, the world's most trusted cloud platform, to connect with their
customers in a whole new way. With keynotes from executives
that showcase cutting-edge technology, specialized breakout sessions, live
demos and inspiring customer stories, attendees will learn how to transform
how they sell, service, market and engage for the Internet of Customers.

Additional Information

  oRegistration for the event is available at
  oFollow @SalesforceDE on Twitter and join the conversation at
  oWatch the event live at is the world's largest provider of customer relationship
management (CRM) software. For more information about (NYSE:

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