Salesforce Numbers looking great!

What is important in the numbers is the overall upwards trend and growth curve.      Support from customers for “software as a service” is certainly there in a big way. The details come from a company press release dated August 16 and are for the period ended July 31, 2006. Some accounting gibberish has been edited out so this excerpt is not complete and is only to illustrate the big picture.

That is web based services (especially for CRM) are here to stay.

Revenue: Total revenue was $118 million, an increase of 64% on a year-over-year basis and an increase of 13% on a quarter-to-quarter basis. Subscription and support revenues were $106.7 million, an increase of 63% on a year-over-year basis and an increase of 13% on a quarter-toquarter basis. Professional services and other revenues were $11.5 million, an increase of 82% on a year-over-year basis and an increase of 13% on a quarter-to-quarter basis. 

Customers and Paying Subscribers: Net paying subscribers rose approximately 57,000 during Q2 to exit the quarter at approximately 501,000 total subscribers. This ending total represents an increase of 63% from Q2 of the prior year, and an increase of 13% from the prior quarter. Customers rose approximately 2,100 during the quarter and totaled approximately 24,800, an increase of 47% from Q2 of the prior year, and an increase of 9% from the prior quarter.
 
Full Year FY07: The company today is raising its revenue outlook for its fiscal year 2007, and now expects full year revenue of approximately $488 million to approximately $493