All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Salesforce’

Software Revenue Rose 4.8% Last Year

The PC market is in a funk, with PC manufacturers scrambling to find a way to make desktop and notebook PCs relevant within the new reality of mobile tablets and smartphones. That doesn’t mean, however, that the software companies providing the applications for the PC market are headed the same way. As businesses and consumers push forward with their already-capable …

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Colin Powell Is Now On The Salesforce Board Of Directors

Salesforce announced on Friday that it has appointed retired four-star general (and former National Security Advisor, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Secretary of State) Colin Powell to its Board of Directors. His position actually went into effect on Thursday, and increases the size of the Board to 11 members. “We are honored and delighted that General Powell …

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Salesforce To Buy ExactTarget For $2.5 Billion

Salesforce announced on Tuesday that it has entered an agreement in which it will acquire ExactTarget for about $2.5 billion. Salesforce will commence a tender offer for all outstanding shares of ExactTarget at $33.75 per share, in cash. Salesforce says the acquisition will further its CRM platform goals and help it create a “world-class” marketing platform across email, social, mobile …

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Salesforce Acquires Content Integration Solutions Company EntropySoft

Salesforce has acquired EntropySoft, a French content integration solutions company. VentureBeat says Salesforce confirmed the deal (the value of which is unknown), but that it will not be making a formal announcement. The EntropySoft home page is displaying the following image, but not much else: From the looks of things, any products EntropySoft offered are not going to continue to …

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Facebook Launches Strategic PMDs Program

At Salesforce’s Dreamforce conference, Facebook announced a new designation for “top marketing developers,” called Strategic Preferred Marketing Developer. “The designation is reserved for a small group of PMDs that are driving outstanding results in the Facebook marketing developer ecosystem and is earned through a rigorous selection process that considers each company‚Äôs impact and commitment,” Facebook says. “Strategic PMDs will receive …

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Salesforce Unveils A Bunch Of New Social And Cloud Offerings

Salesforce kicked off its annual Dreamforce event with a bunch of announcements. “Today’s leading companies recognize that business is social,” said CEO Marc Benioff. “With new innovations across our six product lines, companies can transform the way they sell, service, market, collaborate, work and innovate in order to connect more deeply with customers.” For one, Saleforce unveiled the new Salesforce …

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Salesforce Is Rumored To Be Paying Big Bucks For Another Company [Updated]

Update: It’s no longer a rumor. GoInstant made the announcement. According to AllThingsD, the price was $76 million. Saleforce is getting ready to buy GoInstant for over $70 million, according to the Wall Street Journal, who cites “people familiar with the matter”. Neither company has officially confirmed the rumor. GoInstant offers a co-browsing product, which lets two or more people …

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Salesforce to Acquire Buddy Media

Enterprise cloud computing company Salesforce is set to acquire Buddy Media, the makers fo social enterprise software. The purchase would augment Salesforce’s enterprise offerings with a ready-made solution for social media brand management. The news was first reported by All Things D, which cites unnamed sources as saying the two companies have agreed to terms of the sale, though the …

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Salesforce Updates Chatter With Real-time Messaging

Salesforce, an enterprise cloud computing company, announced today that it will be updating Chatter, its social networking app and platform, with real-time instant-messaging capabilities and screensharing. The announcement came on the Salesforce Company Blog, where Peter Coffee, vice president and head of platform research at Salesforce, touted Chatter as “game-changing.” He stated that Chatter Messenger and Chatter Screensharing allow users …

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Salesforce acquires Collaborative Text Editor Stypi

We’ve learned today that Stypi will be acquired by Salesforce.com, an enterprise cloud computing company. Their goal is helping businesses communicate and collaborate with customers in a safe and easy way. Stypi is a company that can help Salesforce add to their already rich portfolio of enterprise communications solutions. Stypi specializes in online collaboration in source code editing, website copy, …

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Adobe EchoSign Updates Salesforce Integration

Adobe’s electronic signature and enterprise content management system EchoSign has today released an update to its integration with global enterprise software platform Salesforce, entitled Adobe EchoSign for Salesforce version 12. Adobe acquired EchoSign last July, in a bid to add an e-signature platform to its document exchange services, integrating the software with existing Adobe products SendNow, FormsCentral and CreatePDF. The …

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Salesforce Earnings: Company Beats Estimates

Salesforce released its earnings report for fiscal Q4 and full-year 2011, beating most estimates. Quarterly revenue was $632 Million, up 38% YoY. Full-year revenue was $2.27 Billion, up 37% YoY. “Salesforce.com’s 38% revenue growth in the fourth quarter was a spectacular finish to our fiscal year, a year in which we delivered 37% revenue growth and added nearly 2,500 employees, …

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