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Help me understand Siteforce licensing and pricing?

I have not been able to find Siteforce licensing and pricing information. Please point me in the right direction?

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Ryan-GuestRyan-Guest

From the salesforce.com press release:

 

http://www.salesforce.com/company/news-press/press-releases/2011/09/110902.jsp

 

● Siteforce: Siteforce is currently scheduled to be generally available for purchase in October 2011. Free trials should be available then too. Siteforce charges per site and per user. Through the end of 2011, you will be able to get started with one site and three publishers for $10,000 per year. Siteforce will be able to be added to existing saleforce.com installations or it will be available to purchased stand-alone and will include 20 custom objects in Force.com and Chatter.

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Ryan-GuestRyan-Guest

From the salesforce.com press release:

 

http://www.salesforce.com/company/news-press/press-releases/2011/09/110902.jsp

 

● Siteforce: Siteforce is currently scheduled to be generally available for purchase in October 2011. Free trials should be available then too. Siteforce charges per site and per user. Through the end of 2011, you will be able to get started with one site and three publishers for $10,000 per year. Siteforce will be able to be added to existing saleforce.com installations or it will be available to purchased stand-alone and will include 20 custom objects in Force.com and Chatter.

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ArquerosArqueros
Thank you Ryan!
@altius_rup@altius_rup

This is crazy : large entreprises who can pay that amount already have their websites hosted and optimized, and need to justify their skilled web architects and admins : why would they want Siteforce ?

 

On the other hand, SMBs are probably fed up fiddling with cheap-listprice high-TCO solutions, but don't have that money to spend.

 

Please, Mark @ salesforce, go the WebObjects way and divide price by 10 : we need Siteforce with 1-2 publishers at 1000 $ per year.

 

Rup

EasywashEasywash

I totally agree.

 

$10,000 per year is an astronomical amount for a Small Business.

 

$1K - $2K a year would be more managable.

 

Salesforce, I can't see you attracting many small business with your current pricing model.

Scott.MScott.M

You can run OrchestraCMS natively on salesforce for under $2000 a year and at that price you get 25 sites with a salesforce enterprise edition license. It's worth a look and it's getting more mature all the time. Here are some sites running on it

 

http://www.ricoh.com.au/

http://www.denmat.com/

http://www.dentalcorp.com.au/

http://www.stantive.com/

 

Cheers,

Scott

DamziniDamzini

I believe Salesforce are going to get a poor reputation for not supporting SME/SMB businesses, adopting policies and pricing models that hold back businesses from growing.

 

Siteforce model doesn't allow for:

 

  • Low traffic requirements for businesses with only one website
  • Businesses that have many sites each with very low traffic or even temporary (eg. events that use urls like www.acie2012.com)
  • Businesses that are SMB/SMEs and want to grow bigger but there are no suitable pricing models. So, these businesses go off and use another tool for low volume/multiple sites, and then when they do grow bigger it's not feasible to move on to the Siteforce platform.
    (I did this for my CRM as a whole, moving from SF Group at low price > Zoho with almost zero price & better functionality than SF Group > SF Enterprise - I left for 3 years and it took me 8 months to transfer and re-build!) 

It appears that standard CMS  functionality is also missing:

  • No user authentication for your site visitors
  • No forms for populating any objects (including custom)
  • No comprehensive specifications of what is being provided
  • There appear to be few 'widgets' available
  • No clear model of data pricing when you already have a SF account and your data is going to be there and not in a stand-alone data.com account