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Salesforce creates new unit, will offer industry-specific products

Salesforce's (CRM) Industries Business Unit will (with the help of partners) deliver industry-specific cloud software solutions for six verticals: Financial services/insurance, healthcare/life sciences, retail/consumer products, telecom/media, public sector, and automotive/manufacturing.

Salesforce's PR is heavy on buzzwords and light on details, though the company does note it plans to leverage its mobile-friendly Salesforce1 app development platform. Thus far, Salesforce has generally left the development of industry-specific apps to partners such as Veeva.

Workday (WDAY) co-CEO Aneel Bhusri recently called industry-specific apps the least developed of what he considers the five key enterprise cloud software segments. "Those are still up for grabs."

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  • C.N
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    it's rumored that deceased Norman Schwarzkopf will be a member of the CRM director team.
    2 Apr 2014, 06:44 PM Reply Like
  • Doyle3000
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    Thanks for saying "heavy on buzzwords and light on details" as that is their m.o. on earnings calls as well.


    Not that I know of any fraud going on, but if there's ever a company that is acting like Enron it is this company and this CEO. The similarities are striking.
    2 Apr 2014, 06:46 PM Reply Like
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