Base CaseBy Baselinemag | Posted 2007-01-07 Email Print
Re-Thinking HR: What Every CIO Needs to Know About Tomorrow's Workforce
A year ago, the hosted customer relationship management software provider wanted to expand its services. First, it had to bring its own technology infrastructure up to speed.
U.S. Headquarters: 1 Market St., Suite 300, San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: (415) 901-7000
Business: Provides on-demand customer relationship management (CRM) products, starting at $995 a year for five users, and also enables sharing of business applications.
Chief Technology Officer: Parker Harris, executive vice president.
Financials in 2005: Revenue of $309.86 million for the fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2006.
Challenge: Move to more robust database systems while maintaining accepted level of service for CRM on-demand customers.
- Achieve 99.999% availability and reliability, up from 99% in 2005 and early 2006.
- Provide processing capability to handle upward of 60 million application programming interfaces and page-view transactions daily.
- Boost annual revenue to $710 million for fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2007, an increase of 129% over the prior year.