Mark Smith's Analyst Perspectives

Plumbing the Salesforce Clouds is Your Business

Posted by Mark Smith on Sep 25, 2012 11:26:54 AM

Salesforce is a global software-as-a-service (SaaS) company to be reckoned with. The swarming crowds at its Dreamforce event last week were estimated to exceed 90,000. The company is rapidly growing an ecosystem that includes Sales, Service and Marketing Clouds; Force.com for building applications; and Data.com for storing data in the cloud centrally for use across Salesforce products. It is also focusing on social computing, as I outlined at the beginning of the event. Hundreds of Salesforce partners complement and in some cases compete with the company with a large range of applications and tools available on the Salesforce AppExchange.

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Topics: Big Data, Business Analytics, Business Performance Management (BPM), CIO, Cloud Computing, Customer Performance Management (CPM), Data, Data Governance, Data Integration, data integrity, database.com, Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC), Informatica, Information Builders, Information Management, IT Performance Management (ITPM), Master Data Management, Operational Performance Management (OPM), Sales Performance Management (SPM), Salesforce.com, SnapLogic, Social Media, Zyme Solutions, Business Intelligence, Kapow

Get the Most from Dreamforce for Your Sales Force

Posted by Mark Smith on Aug 30, 2011 12:31:04 PM

Salesforce.com’s 2011 Dreamforce conference is under way. If you’re in sales and you use the company’s application, here’s how to gain the most value from your time at the conference. 

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Topics: Business Analytics, Business Collaboration, Business Mobility, Business Performance Management (BPM), Callidus Software, Camelon Software, CFO, ChannelInsight, Cloud Computing, CMO, CRM, Customer Performance Management (CPM), Financial Performance Management (FPM), Marketing, Marketo, Merced Systems, Operational Performance Management (OPM), Qvidian, Revenue Performance, Sales, Sales Force Automation, Sales Operations, Sales Performance Management, Sales Performance Management (SPM), Salesforce.com, SFA, Social Media, Varicent, Vendavo, Workforce Performance Management (WPM), Xactly, Zilliant, Zyme Solutions, Cloud9 Analytics