Salesforce Briefs: The week in review (on track for $10B rev., Einstein AI & SF Tower in Indy)
This week’s in Salesforce Briefs, the big news was Salesforce’s quarterly results, which highlight Salesforce is very much on track to hit their $10B (USD) revenue target for this financial year! Also in this week’s wrap, have you wondered how Marc Benioff uses Salesforce Einstein AI within his own company? We get a glimpse of some possible future AI tech that powers Salesforce’s own sales forecasting. And finally, there has been a lot of noise recently about Salesforce Towers here there and everywhere. With the new Salesforce Tower opening for business in Indianapolis, with an interesting article from Marc Benioff about why Salesforce is expanding there.
Salesforce’s continues towards $10B revenue
$10B is a lot of cash… Salesforce announced its first quarter results this week, which confirm Salesforce continues its faced paced march towards the $10B revenue target for this financial year.
With Marc Benioff stating that Salesforce’s revenue growth, gives it “the fastest growth of any top [five] enterprise software company.”
Very impressive numbers indeed! To take a look at the results in more details, head on over at TechCrunch.
How Marc Benioff uses Einstein
Over at BusinessInsider, there is a fascinating article on how Benioff uses Salesforce Einstein internally to shape. There is a product called ‘Einstein Guidance’, And it has been developed by Salesforce for internal use (at least initially), helping the sales team manage their forecast meetings. File this under, ‘I can’t wait to see this one’.
Einstein is a CRM highlight
AI and specifically Salesforce’s plans to integrate Einstein as part of the overall platform, also made news as part of an over wrap up on why Salesforce’s share price hit an all time high. Firstly, I didn’t realise that the stock ticker for Salesforce was ‘CRM’ on NYSE (clever marketing!). But there is a breakdown on the future of AI and how it will be used to leverage future growth for Salesforce. There is also an analysis of why there is so much focus on all things AI & Einstein and how the offering compares to other players in the marketplace.
Prepare your CRM for the future of AI
And keeping with the AI theme, I found a very interesting article about what you can do to start preparing your CRM for the future of AI today. It doesn’t specifically relate to Salesforce, but it helps you to start thinking about how you can prepare for this new world when it finally arrives.
CRM Buyer’s article can be found here.
Salesforce in Indianapolis
In recent weeks there has been a lot of talk about Salesforce Tower in San Francisco. But did you know Salesforce has made a lot of investment in Indianapolis, with another ‘Salesforce Tower’ being unveiled there? Why are they expanding outside of San Francisco? And why Indianapolis?
There was an article from Marc Benioff himself on why Salesforce is investing in Indianapolis and explains the vision.