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Digital Transformation, Customer Centricity Take Center Stage At Dreamforce 2019

Dreamforce 2019 kicked off in full force this week, bringing thousands of “Trailblazers” to the heart of San Francisco for four days of learning and networking. The common theme coming out of the morning keynote — as well as other presentations throughout day one — was all about digital transformation and putting the customer at the center of everything you do.

Salesforce Revenue Up By 26.8% For Q1

shutterstock 230933791Salesforce announced a 26.8% increase in year-over-year revenue for the first quarter of fiscal year 2017. The company’s Q1 revenue totaled $1.917 billion, higher than analyst’s estimates. In an earnings call with investors, Salesforce Chairman and CEO Marc Benioff called the results, “the best Q1 we’ve ever seen.”

Salesforce Introduces CRM Platform For Developers, ISVs

Dreamforce logoAt this week’s Dreamforce event, Salesforce introduced Salesforce1, a CRM platform for developers, ISVs, end users, administrators and customers moving to the social, mobile and connected cloud.

The platform will provide marketers with social insights and dashboards within the Salesforce1 Mobile App to deliver one-to-one marketing, according to company officials. In addition, sales reps will have access to the data they need on any device and be able to leverage more than 2,000 apps that are available on the AppExchange.

Salesforce.com And Oracle Agree To Integrate Clouds

salesforceoracleSalesforce.com and Oracle may be rivals when it comes to marketing automation, but they are now partners in the cloud. The two companies signed a nine-year partnership agreement encompassing all three tiers of cloud computing — applications, platform and infrastructure.

Salesforce.com plans to standardize on the Oracle Linux operating system, Exadata engineered systems, the Oracle Database, and Java Middleware Platform. Oracle plans to integrate Salesforce.com with Oracle’s Fusion HCM and Financial Cloud, and provide the core technology to power Salesforce.com's applications and platform. Salesforce.com will also implement Oracle’s Fusion HCM and Financial cloud applications throughout the company.

Salesforce.com Reports Strong Q3 Results, Expects To Hit $4B Revenue In 2014


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reported yesterday that it beat Wall Street expectations for its Q3 2012 earnings, and that it is on track to become the first cloud computing company with a $4 billion revenue run rate.

The CRM vendor reported revenue of $788 million, or 33 cents a share, an increase of 35 percent from Q3 of 2011. The company also reported a net loss of $220 million, or $1.55 a share, mostly due to a one-time tax-related charge. Excluding the charge, the company would have reported earnings of 33 cents a share.

Dreamforce 2012 Roundup: Selling The Social Enterprise


photo3This year's Dreamforce event, held last week in San Francisco, was certainly bigger than ever, with Salesforce claiming around 90,000 attendees. And while Dreamforce is increasingly known for its circus-like atmosphere, superstar keynotes and massive presence in downtown San Francisco, there's also plenty of news and trend-spotting going on.

 Here's a roundup of the product announcements and most interesting trends from Dreamforce 2012, with a focus on items of interest to DGR's audience.

Salesforce.com’s Radian6 Acquisition Fuels Speculation Of Marketing Cloud Expansion


Salesforce.com’s plans to acquire social media monitoring platform Radian6 for $326 million got a positive response from Wall Street. The announcement also had industry insiders immediately speculating about whether Salesforce would continue to expand into the marketing cloud with further acquisitions.

Salesforce pointed out that the acquisition will extend the value of the Sales Cloud, Service Cloud, Chatter and Force.com with social intelligence. “With Radian6, salesforce.com is gaining the technology and market leader in social media monitoring,” said Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO, salesforce.com. “We see this as a huge opportunity. Not only will this acquisition accelerate our growth, it will extend the value of all of our offerings.”

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