Salesforce.com is a large international enterprise popular for its leading CRM, but have you heard about Salesforce.org? You can find more about the latter in this second part of our Salesforce.com facts.
Unpopular, but very useful and philantropic Salesforce.org helps Nonprofits and Higher-End educational institutions to obtain CRM and better manage their donations and activities. The products are similar to Salesforce.com offerings, however are built specifically for nonprofit institutions.
Marc Benioff created the 1-1-1 model after a spiritual trip to India and since then rises funds and donates to many organisations and causes. It is based on giving 1% of Salesforce.com equity, 1% of their employee time, and 1% of the product to form the Salesforce.org and help organisations to manage better their customer relationships.The model is adopted by small and big companies, among which Yahoo, Yelp and Glassdoor.
Salesforce.com cares about communities and driven by Marc Benioff and the Salesforce Foundation, the company provided millions of dollars and hours to causes, nonprofits and institutions. Actually, Marc Benioff and his wife Lynne Benioff are known for donating extraordinary sums to UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital. The latest one amounts to $100 million.
According to a research conducted by IDC, “worldwide, Salesforce.com and its ecosystem will enable the creation of 1.9 million jobs within the Salesforce customer base from the use of cloud computing between the end of 2015 and the end of 2020.
During this same time frame, Salesforce.com and its ecosystem will enable the creation of more than 2.8 million indirect jobs, or those jobs created in the supply and distribution chains serving Salesforce customers, as well as from new company employees spending money in the general economy.”
It is a week-long conference focused on cloud technologies and Salesforce through an expo, many sessions, trainings and highly ranked speakers. It gathers thousands of people and companies from all sizes around the globe in San Francisco, USA. But what makes it even more fun is the fact that U2 and more than 27 rock bands played during the conference. More Dreamforce facts here.
Around the globe there are multiple monthly meetings between Salesforce Developers, people who are just using Salesforce.com or are exploring Salesforce.com. We are proud to participate in such one in Sofia since its beginning.
Salesforce.com is spreading wide when it comes to offerings. To-date there are Sales, Service, Marketing, Community, Analytics, App, IoT and Commerce Clouds each built for specific business needs. Mostly, we use the App Cloud with customers and we are glad to work with cloud based solutions, because they are fast, scalable, customizable, secure, and reliable.
There are multiple options for each cloud, depending on the functionalities and the company size, so your company can get the optimal one. Today this business model is popular and used by companies such as Netflix and Spotify.