Looks like Salesforce.com’s Force.com Checkout is finally debuting later this month, on September 22.
I don’t have any preview images of it yet, but the hope is that an online billing and ordering system can help the company more cost effectively manage the tons of customers that want to order from an increasingly long selection of a la carte add-on items.
In a note sent out to administrators, we’re told:
“This website will allow you to easily and securely buy new products from salesforce.com and buy additional licenses of salesforce.com products you already own, all with the efficiency of an online transaction. In the future, Force.com Checkout will also permit you to purchase new products and services from a variety of Force.com AppExchange partner vendors. “
How far into the future when the integration with AppExchange partner vendor offerings can also reside in one “shopping cart” is anyone’s bet at this point.