09 Dec 2016 / CRM is a large international enterprise with a relatively brief history. However, since it was launched in February, 1999 it accumulated interesting facts and stories in the world of IT which we will share with you in two parts.

The company, founded by Marc Benioff, Parker Harris, Dave Moellenhoff, and Frank Dominguez, started as a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offering a sales automation tool. Nowadays, is focused on delivering a full Customer Relationship Management solution, built from multiple tools, designed for small business, large enteprises and nonprofits.

Here are 8 facts:


1. is the world’s number 1 CRM platform


Gartner points as the CRM market leader among strong competition from SAP, Oracle and Microsoft. The company holds the largest stake in the market which validates our second fact:


2. is the 2nd most innovative company in 2016

Forbes awarded for being the most innovative company in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. For 2015 and 2016 is ranked 2nd, after Tesla. Considering the newest addition to offering - the Artificial Intelligence called Einstein - we should expect more awards to come.


3. created the “App Store”


Your are probably familiar with Apple App Store. As a matter of fact copyrighted the name and launched the first worldwide store, in 2005, 3 years before Apple. However, changed the name to AppExchange and decided to give the copyright for App Store to Apple. AppExchange is the business application store for with free and paid solutions.


4. has more than 20,000 employees and $6.67 billion in revenue


The company started 17 years ago, however managed to scale up quickly and become a leader in its market. Considering all the existing partners of, which we are, the community worldwide is huge!


5. There are 2.3 billion transactions averaged by business per day


Well, what can we say - supports many customers, as of 2016 there are more than 150,000!


6. is the fastest growing company to reach $5 billion revenue


Marc Benioff, CEO, commented “Salesforce reached $5 billion in annual revenue faster than any other enterprise software company and now it’s our goal to be the fastest to reach $10 billion”. Considering the year-on-year jump in revenue, definetely is on the right track.


7. has acquired 43 companies


Many of the building blocks of and its Clouds are actually softwares developed by other companies. Later on those were bought by in order to build a resilient offering to customers. To date, some of the most expensive purchases reach $2.8 billion. One of the latest examples is acquiring MetaMind which “helps power the world's smartest CRM by embedding state-of-the-art deep learning technology into the Salesforce Platform”, namely Einstein.


8. The 326m Salesforce Tower holds the title name of the ‘tiny’ tower based in San Francisco. It measures 326 meters in height spread across 61 floors.


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