32 Facts About Salesforce


Salesforce, Inc is an American cloud-based software company headquartered in San Francisco, California.

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Salesforce's continued growth makes it into the first cloud computing company to reach US$1billion in annual revenue by fiscal year 2009, and the world's largest enterprise software firm by 2022.

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Today, Salesforce is one of the largest technology companies in the world, and as of September 19, 2022, is the 61st largest company in the world by market cap with a value of nearly $153 billion USD.

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Salesforce ranked 136th on the most recent edition of the Fortune 500, making US$26.

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Since 2020, Salesforce has been a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

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Salesforce gained notability during this period for its tagline "the end of software", in which it hired actors to hold up signs with its tagline outside a Siebel Systems conference.

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Salesforce's revenue continued to increase from 2000 to 2003, with 2003's revenue skyrocketing from $5.

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Also in 2003, Salesforce held its first annual Dreamforce conference in San Francisco.

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In 2006, Salesforce launched IdeaExchange, a platform that allows customers to connect with company product managers.

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In October 2014, Salesforce announced the development of its Customer Success Platform.

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In September 2016, Salesforce announced the launch of Einstein, an artificial intelligence platform that supports several of Salesforce's cloud services.

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In 2019, Salesforce joined the Dow Jones Industrial Average, replacing energy giant and Standard Oil-descendant ExxonMobil.

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Across 2020 and 2021, Salesforce saw some notable leadership changes, In February 2020, co-chief executive officer Keith Block stepped down from his position in the company.

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Salesforce announced a partnership with Meta Platforms in September 2022.

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Salesforce's products include several customer relationship management technologies, including: Sales Cloud, Service Cloud, Marketing Cloud, and Commerce Cloud and Platform.

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Salesforce has international offices in Hong Kong, Israel, and Sydney.

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Salesforce ranked 240 on the 2019 Fortune 500 list of the largest United States companies by revenue.

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Salesforce migrated to Dell servers with Advanced Micro Devices processors running Linux from Sun Fire E25K servers with SPARC processors running Solaris in 2008.

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In 2012, Salesforce announced plans to build a data center in the UK to handle European citizens' personal data.

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In 2016, Salesforce announced that it will use Amazon Web Services hosting for countries with restrictive data residency requirements and where no Salesforce data centers are operating.

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In 2006, Salesforce acquired Sendia, a mobile web service firm, for $15 million and Kieden, an online advertising company.

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In 2010, Salesforce acquired multiple companies, including Jigsaw, a cloud-based data service provider, for $142 million, Heroku, a Ruby application platform-as-a-service, for $212 million, and Activa Live Chat, a live chat software provider.

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In 2011, Salesforce acquired Dimdim, a web conferencing platform, for $31 million, Radian6, a social media tracking company, for $340 million, and Rypple, a performance management software company.

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In 2012, Salesforce acquired Buddy Media, a social media marketer, for $689 million, and GoInstant, a browser collaboration startup, for $70 million.

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In 2015, Salesforce acquired multiple companies for undisclosed sums, including Toopher, a mobile authentication company, Tempo, an AI calendar app, and MinHash, an AI platform.

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In 2018, Salesforce acquired several companies, including MuleSoft, a cloud service company, for $6.

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From 2019 to 2021 saw Salesforce make two of its largest acquisitions, with Salesforce completing its acquisition Tableau, a data visualization and analytics software company, for $15.

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Salesforce made smaller acquisitions throughout 2019, 2020, and 2021, which included ClickSoftware for $1.

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In July 2021, Salesforce Japan faced a discrimination lawsuit from a former employee, according to Japanese legal media, at a time when the firm has been publicly challenged about its commitment to equality.

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Salesforce's alleged that her attempts to resolve the problem were met with pressure from HR and job coach.

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These investments became Salesforce Ventures, headed by John Somorjai In September 2014, SFV set up Salesforce1 Fund, aimed at start-ups creating applications primarily for mobile phones.

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In December 2018, Salesforce Ventures announced the launch of the Japan Trailblazer Fund, focused on Japanese startups.

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