According to multiple sources, Salesforce, the CRM giant, has apparently acquired Slack in a 427.7 billion super deal. This is a very interesting acquisition because of the times we are living in (COVID-19) -where everyone is working from home and digital team communications had become a crucial role in organizations. Here is some info on both companies according to their about pages.
About Salesforce: “Salesforce unites your marketing, sales, commerce, service, and IT teams from anywhere with Customer 360 — one integrated CRM platform that powers our entire suite of connected apps. With Customer 360, you can focus your employees on what’s important right now: stabilizing your business, reopening, and getting back to delivering exceptional customer experiences” – Salesforce 1
About Slack: “Slack is the collaboration hub that brings the right people, information, and tools together to get work done. From Fortune 100 companies to corner markets, millions of people around the world use Slack to connect their teams, unify their systems, and drive their business forward” – Slack 2
News outlets reporting the story:
- Salesforce buys Slack in a $27.7B megadeal – TechChrunch
- Salesforce acquires Slack for over $27 billion, marking cloud software vendor’s largest deal ever – CNBC
- Salesforce to Acquire Slack for $27.7 Billion – The New York Times
- In Challenge to Microsoft, Salesforce Acquires Slack for $27 Billion – RCP Mag
- Salesforce Confirms Deal to Buy Slack for $27.7 Billion – The Wall Street Journal
- Salesforce acquires Slack for $27.7 billion in its largest acquisition ever: Here’s the plan – ZDnet
- Salesforce acquires Slack for $27.7 billion – VentureBeat
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