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Salesforce Has Agreed to Acquire Tableau for the Share Equivalent Price of $15.7 Billion
Salesforce wants to deliver a customer experience, which leverages its already strong position as the source of massive amounts of customer data. The ability to access and understand customer data will now be ever more intuitive and user friendly. Bringing AI-powered analytics to the Salesforce platform could be a game changer for the CRM giant.
This is an interesting play for the CRM giant. Are we seeing Salesforce move into the data platform game? If so, it could now be a one-stop shop for small to medium organizations.
The problem that this causes for the industry is that convincing the business that putting in a best practice data warehouse or data lake has always been a challenge. It is always about playing the “Pay a little now or a lot later game.” This move pushes that to much later. We foresee conversations in the future around pushing out the BI strategy and going with “Salesforce for everything” in the short term.
This also enables Tableau to grow through the side effect of Salesforce being chosen as the CRM platform and being bundled with Tableau.
Watch this space to see how the license models for this evolve!
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Board International Solution Marketplace Gets SOC Compliance: Prêt-à-Porter Solutions and Assured Security in the Cloud
Board International follows the trend of delivering solutions by opening a solution marketplace while strengthening customer trust by getting SOC-2 and SOC-3 certifications.
The impact of COVID-19, as it became a global pandemic in Q1 of 2020, has affected user sentiment toward software during a growing period of fear, uncertainty, and doubt. To analyze the impact, SoftwareReviews compared Satisfaction (willingness to recommend to a peer), ability to deliver Business Value (fair cost to value), and Likeliness to Renew prior to March 10 and post March 10.
ThoughtSpot demonstrates a new approach for enabling customers to build analytics solutions: facilitate integration with other vendors rather than trying to build/sell its own components (e.g. database, data acquisition).
Tableau and AWS Expand Strategic Relationship to Bring Analytics in the Cloud Closer to Their Customers
Leading analytics player Tableau recently announced its new initiative – Modern Cloud Analytics (MCA) – which sees it partnering with Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS) to make cloud-based analytics more achievable for their customers.
C3.ai, a leading enterprise AI software provider, announced in October 2019 the launch of Smart Institutions, an AI-powered, holistic energy-as-a-service software solution for universities, municipalities, corporate campuses, and hospitals.
Microsoft has invested $1 billion in OpenAI, which by the way is no longer “open.” Founded in 2015 by Elon Musk and Sam Altman, OpenAI recently restructured into a for-profit OpenAI LP so that it could commercialize its AI technologies and attract necessary funding. (Musk left the company a year prior.)
AI Continues to Fuel ERP Vendors’ Arms Race – Don’t Disregard This When Considering Your Next ERP Project
Artificial intelligence continues to fuel the arms race among ERP vendors. Last week Oracle announced that it has extended the AI (machine learning, to be more precise) capabilities within ERP Cloud and Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Cloud products.
Tableau 2019.1 includes a great new feature, which enables users to type “standard” English to query your data. It leverages a specific sub discipline of AI called Natural Language Processing.
It seems that we have become very skilled at generating information but less proficient at managing it. The desire or need to gather as much information as possible must be met with the ability to ask the right questions. Getting to the bigger picture faster should not only help with decision making for IT managers but also alleviate some of the stress associated with employees receiving so much information.