The global leader in CRM, Salesforce, has officially closed its acquisition of Slack Technologies, an enterprise communications platform, in a deal valued at $27.7 billion on July 21, 2021.
This is Salesforce’s largest-ever acquisition, and a combination of Salesforce and Slack, a customer 360 platform, allows Salesforce the digital power to vastly grow the operating system and network so that users can work anywhere in the world, and be even better connected!
Marc Benioff, Chair and CEO of Salesforce, said: “Together we’ll define the future of enterprise software, creating the digital HQ that enables every organization to deliver customer and employee success from anywhere.”
Stewart Butterfield, Co-founder, and CEO of Slack called the deal a “once-in-a-generation opportunity to rethink and reshape how and where we work.”
With the pandemic-driven remote work boom, if companies don’t have a solid digital way to connect with their employees, customers, and partners, there’s little chance of surviving and even more importantly – evolving. Now, with Slack under its wing, Salesforce has become more powerful as a platform, and together, they could play a big part in powering the future of work.
- A Slack and Salesforce combination will provide a single platform for connecting employees, customers, and partners with each other and the apps they use every day, all within their existing workflows.
- As part of Salesforce, Slack will continue its mission to make work-life simpler, more pleasant, and more productive.
- With the Acquisition completed, companies can sell, service, market, conduct commerce, and more from anywhere.
The dynamic duo Salesforce and Slack, are already making a huge difference, Salesforce noted in its recent announcement.
If you would like to find out more about how your business can benefit from this powerful combined partnership, or you have any questions about either technologies then get in touch today.