What Is Force.com?
What is the difference between Force.com and Salesforce?
Force.com is a platform as a service (PaaS) framework for developing apps using Salesforce’s proprietary technology stack. Force.com won’t give you out-of-the-box functionality; you will have to create your own modules, including apps, tabs, custom objects, and workflow rules. When you buy Salesforce’s licenses for SaaS products, you get a standard product that can be customized using Force.com. However, to do this, you also need to buy a license for Force.com.
Salesforce is a cloud-based software company that boasts multiple software as a service (SaaS) products such as Sales Cloud, Service Cloud, and Commerce Cloud. These products are ready for use out-of-the-box. In other words, a potential user could go to www.salesforce.com, buy Sales Cloud, and start logging leads and opportunities, running reports, etc., right away. Many of Salesforce’s products are market leaders in their category according to Gartner’s Magic Quadrant research reports.