Salesforce.com said it logged more API transactions than page views last quarter, the first time this has happened. That could be part of a transition to attract more high-end customers, said analyst Liz Herbert, of Cambridge, Mass.-based Forrester Research Inc.
And more is on the way. Salesforce.com plans to release a tool to integrate with the Oracle 11i database in early 2007, as well as a feature that will allow it to proactively communicate with other applications.
All this is part of a movement to shift the difficulties involved in integrating various applications from the customer to its partners, said Ariel Kelman, senior director of platform product marketing at Salesforce.com.
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