Salesforce.com (NYSE:CRM) is one of the leaders in the cloud-based enterprise software market, where it competes with the likes of Oracle (NASDAQ:ORCL), SAP (NYSE:SAP), and Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT). It recently announced an alliance with Deloitte, one of the largest consulting firms in the world, to provide multinational companies with “software, mobile and open cloud computing technologies for the social enterprise.” 
Deloitte deal to help Salesforce.com gain cloud computing market share
Given Deloitte’s huge customer base that mostly comprises large enterprises, this move could help boost Salesforce.com’s standing in the cloud-based enterprise software market. Salesforce.com is already a leader in cloud-based customer relationship management (CRM) and continues to launch several new cloud-based products and services.
“Companies in general, but specifically our clients are looking to work more effectively and more efficiently. The inherent benefits and possibilities via cloud computing and salesforce.com can represent a solution catalyst. It’s an exciting time to be at the frontier of this domain with a pioneer like salesforce.com,” said Bill Allison, Principal, Deloitte Consulting.
Cloud-based software including its flagship CRM offering accounts for more than 90% of Salesforce.com’s $121 Trefis price estimate, which stands nearly 5% below its market price.Notes: