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What is the difference between the Salesforce and Salesforce Platform User License

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What is the difference between the Salesforce and Salesforce Platform User License?

Whenever creating/updating the Salesforce User, there is a picklist field called “User License” with several options.

here are some like:
Salesforce
Salesforce Platform
Chatter External
Chatter Only
Chatter Free

What is the difference between Salesforce and Salesforce Platform User License?

Salesforce licenses are designed for users who require full access to standard CRM and Force.com AppExchange apps. CRM apps are anything that requires access to Standard Objects like below:
Leads
Opportunities
Forecasts
Cases
Solutions

-its available in All Editions.
-Each license provides additional storage for Enterprise, Unlimited, and Performance Edition users.

Salesforce Platform licenses are designed for users who only need access to custom apps, and NOT the standard CRM functionality. Salesforce Platform users DO have access to the “core” Salesforce Standard Objects and functionality, like…

Accounts
Contacts
Reports
Dashboards
Documents
Custom Objects & Tabs
-its available in Enterprise, Unlimited, Performance, and Developer Editions
-Users with this license can only view dashboards if the running user also has the same license.
-Users with a Salesforce Platform user license can access all the custom apps in your organization.
-Each license provides additional storage for Enterprise, Unlimited, and Performance Edition users.

For More details:
https://help.salesforce.com/apex/HTViewHelpDoc?id=users_license_types_available.htm&language=en_US

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