Global retailer now running accounting and HR applications in the cloud for more than 45,000 subscribers at all retail outlets
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 6 - Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM), the enterprise cloud computing company, announced that Fast Retailing Co., Ltd. has deployed the Force.com enterprise cloud computing platform as the company's IT platform for its accounting and HR systems. Fast Retailing has deployed these applications on Force.com in 2,258 Uniqlo and other brand franchise stores, in nine countries and regions for more than 45,000 subscribers.
Fast Retailing's company objective is to build its structure, organization, and policies to achieve the company's "G1 Project" - "Group One," "Global One," "All Managers" -- as outlined in the "Fast Retailing Way." Fast Retailing selected Force.com to support the "G1 Project" for its proven track record among global companies, flexibility, and the ease with which the platform can scale to support its vision for the future. Fast Retailing plans to further embrace the Cloud by incorporating use of various mobile devices, such as PDAs, in the future.
"The innovation and scalability of salesforce.com's cloud services complements with Fast Retailing's 'G1 Project' vision," says Makoto Toyoda, company executive, Fast Retailing Group. "As a system to support the strategies of our midterm management objectives, we will utilize Force.com even more in the future."
Fast Retailing is one of the approximately 82,400 companies of all sizes, industries and geographies that comprised the salesforce.com customer base as of July 31, 2010. Revenue and subscribers are recognized as the service is delivered.
Salesforce.com is the enterprise cloud computing company. Based on salesforce.com's real-time, multitenant architecture, the company's platform and CRM applications (http://www.salesforce.com/crm) have revolutionized the way companies collaborate and communicate with their customers, including:
o The Sales Cloud, for sales force automation and contact management
o The Service Cloud, for customer service and support solutions
o Chatter, for social collaboration
o The Force.com platform, for custom application development
o The AppExchange, the world's leading marketplace for enterprise cloud computing applications
Salesforce.com offers the fastest path to customer success with cloud computing. As of July 31, 2010, salesforce.com manages customer information for approximately 82,400 customers including Allianz Commercial, Dell, Japan Post, Kaiser Permanente, KONE, and SunTrust Banks.
Gordon Evans of salesforce.com,
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