Salesforce and Tableau software become one
|Richard Harris in Enterprise Tuesday, June 11, 2019|
Salesforce announced it will buy Tableau Software for $15.7 billion to help build better sales forecasts on the leadership level and provide better sales foresight on the managerial level
Salesforce has said it will buy Tableau Software for $15.7 billion in an all-stock deal, making it the largest acquisition in the history of the company. This is more than double the $6.5 billion the San Francisco-based cloud giant paid for MuleSoft last year.
Salesforce will use the acquisition to double down on business intelligence through powerful new data visualizations. The deal is expected to escalate competition between Salesforce and Microsoft, which competes with Tableau through its Power BI data visualization technology.
Byron Matthews, President and CEO of Miller Heiman Group, sales consulting firm – Expert in sales performance strategies who can explain the demand for more sophisticated data visualizations within modern sales orgs. The level of intelligence Salesforce can provide in concert with Tableau can help build better sales forecasts on the leadership level and provide better sales foresight on the managerial level.
Mike Vogt, Executive Director of Data, Analytics and Machine Learning at SPR, tech services consulting firm – Expert in data and analytics who can speak on the value of the union between Salesforce and Tableau with focus on how orgs can use CRM data to drive better decision-making across the enterprise. He can explain how this development can help advance the adoption of ML technologies in organizations worldwide.
Dustin Grosse, Chief Marketing Officer of Nintex, the market leader in end-to-end process management and workflow automation – Seattle tech industry leader can speak to how the acquisition will impact the Salesforce Ecosystem in the months ahead. This will be a huge adjustment for the Seattle community as Salesforce expands its presence in the PNW.
On Twitter Tableau posted: "Today is a big day at Tableau! We are joining the @Salesforce family and together we’re going to dramatically accelerate our mission to help people see and understand data. Our #DataFam just got a lot bigger!"