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Building CRM with Force

Does Force allow to build a fully functional CRM system that would be similar to what SalesCloud offers? You would need at least Enterprise Edition of SalesCloud to have the Webservices API needed for integration with external applications, but any edition of Force already offers that, and it is way cheaper than the SalesCloud. 


I'm not sure that would pass muster on the AppExchange.  Also, that sounds easy to do but it probably isn't -- certain functions like Forecasting would probably be rather difficult to build.


The general funtionality of SalesCloud could be built from scratch on  The reason is cheaper is because the support for the product would be provided by you and not Salesforce.  So yes, you save money but you get no support.


Take a look at the company that Salesforce keeps promoting in marketing:


That's a full CRM developed on


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