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Salesforce.com has a developed a new tool for companies to help them develop and publish Web pages and landing pages specifically for marketing campaigns. The tool, called "Siteforce," is built on the Force.com platform. It focuses specifically on new technologies that legacy content management systems do not tend to support, such as iPads or mobile or social marketing initiatives, said Anshu Sharma, Salesforce.com's VP of platform product management.
Siteforce is not the first or best to market a cloud-based CMS. But they are the first to charge the price of a Macbook Air to run an online business. Their software suite is no better than open source solutions like Joomla, Typepad, or Wordpress, and their cloud-based hosting service is 100 (hundred) times the price of other hosted solutions like Squarespace. So you need CRM connectivity? Salesforce users can already add web forms on basically any HTML page, and other platforms will allow you to store your own data for pennies on the dollar relative to this new Saleforce service. Am I missing something? Oh yeah, design services and extra add-ons aren't included! Need to allow a few extra contributors to add content to the site? That's more, too. Being a Saleforce fan of yesteryear, I wanted to move everything to a single platform. This Siteforce makes me want to abandon Salesforce altogether. Personally, this is a $20/month service at best.