Why does SFDC mean Salesforce?

  • I am curious to know why SFDC has come to be associated with Salesforce.

    I answered and then I saw your profile :/ you are messing around arent you ;) :P

    why would I be messing around? just because I used to work for Salesforce and am a customer of Salesforce doesn't mean that I know the reason. Furthermore it's the first time I have heard that DC represents Dot Comc or .com in any acronym. Have you any other examples to enlighten me? It is you who are messing I fear! :-)

    I was also very curious, what a waste of curiosity. SFDC, should really be SF only

    Correct, thats what our perception is now. But maybe the stakeholders has different perception then, in initial days when 'San Francisco > Salesforce':)

  • Amit Bangad

    Amit Bangad Correct answer

    7 years ago

    SFDC stands for Salesforce.com (Sales Force Dot Com)

    The company chose SFDC over the simpler SF to avoid confusing with the common acronym for the company's hometown of San Francisco!

    I can't find a reference at the moment, but I believe they are trying to move away from SFDC, though this is correct as far as the origin goes.

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