At the Oracle OpenWorld conference last week there was a lively rivalry between Larry Ellison and Marc Benioff on using Oracle CRM versus Salesforce.com.
Lauren Carlson of Software Advice.com is doing a survey to see what people think about the following proposition: Does Oracle need to buy Salesforce.com to own on-demand CRM?
Take the survey:
I think the answer is yes, but I can't quite imagine Marc Benioff deciding to go back to work for his former boss. I also thought that we had already decided that CRM was the prime application for SaaS.
Salesforcecom has more than an on-demand application; they have a platform for other ISVs to build applications which will integrate with Salesforce. It is this dense ecosystem that helps make Salesforce such a popular choice.